36-year-old Regina man charged following report of stolen vehicle

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Regina Police Service arrested and charged a 36-year-old man following a report of a stolen vehicle on the 4400 block of Rae Street. File / Global News

The Regina police charged a 36-year-old Regina man following a report of a stolen vehicle.

Police stated that Thursday at about 10:10 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen in the 4400 block of Rae Street. Police said the driver had stepped away from his running vehicle and a man entered the unlocked vehicle and drove away.

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“That night police located the vehicle and observed it being driven erratically by the lone male occupant, however the vehicle evaded police,” Regina police said.

On Friday at about 1:35 a.m., police found the vehicle abandoned in the area of Broadway Avenue and Broad Street. “A canine track was executed and led to a 36-year-old male, who was confirmed to be the male observed during the aforementioned offences,” police said.

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Garth Joseph Stonechild was arrested. Police said they determined he was prohibited from driving. He was subsequently charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, dangerous driving, and driving while prohibited.

Police said that Stonechild is to make his first appearance in Provincial Court on Friday at 2 p.m.

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