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14 charges laid after Warman RCMP investigation

Warman RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Range Road 3061 on June 29. Investigation determined the vehicle had been reported stolen from Leask, SK on June 28, 2022. File / Global News

Around 7 a.m. on June 29, Warman RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle on a range road.

After an investigation, officers found a stolen vehicle from Leask, Sask. When RCMP attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver did not stop, rammed a police vehicle and continued driving.

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The police officer inside the vehicle received minor injuries and the police vehicle was heavily damaged. Officers located the stolen vehicle approximately 10 minutes later on Highway #12 and arrested the driver. A firearm was located and seized during the driver’s arrest.

Mitchell Pechawis, a 32-year-old of Mistawasis First Nation has been charged with:

  • 1 count, assault with weapon,
  • 1 count, assault police officer with weapon,
  • 1 count, occupy a motor vehicle in which he knew there was a firearm,
  • 1 count, flight from police officer,
  • 1 count, dangerous operation of a conveyance,
  • 1 count, mischief over $5,000,
  • 3 counts, fail to comply with release order condition,
  • 1 count, possess firearm without a licence,
  • 1 count, possess firearm with tampered serial number,
  • 1 count, possess weapon contrary to order,
  • 1 count, failure to stop at the scene of an accident,
  • 1 count, possession

Pechawis will appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Tuesday, July 5.

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