Assaults, pursuits, and threats keep RCMP busy

By Roger White
February 20, 2018 - 10:00am

It was a busy weekend in Battlefords for the local RCMP detachment, who responded to more than 165 calls including a high-speed chase and an assault.

High-speed chase results in arrest

A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with numerous offences following a high speed chase in the early hours of Friday morning. While conducting a regular patrol in Battleford, officers spotted a vehicle drifting slightly in its lane. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but said the driver accelerated and a high speed pursuit ensued. Police called off the pursuit for safety reasons, but where able to locate the vehicle when the driver failed to navigate a sharp right turn and crashed into parked vehicles in a driveway. The male driver fled on foot, but the suspect was located with assistance from a K9 unit.

The North Battleford man was found to have narcotics and a concealed knife on his person, RCMP said.  The suspect was charged with five criminal offences including resisting arrest, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Teen charged for assaulting grandmother

RCMP arrested a 17-year-old male youth Friday night after he allegedly assaulted his grandmother at a residence in North Battleford. Police said the youth failed to comply with direction and then assaulted the arresting officer. He was charged with assaulting both his grandmother and the peace officer.

Man threatens woman with bat

On Saturday morning RCMP received a call reporting a 44-year-old man threatening a woman with a baseball bat at a residence in the 1500 block of 105th St. in North Battleford. The suspect was gone when officers arrived at the scene, but RCMP said the individual was known to them and criminal charges are pending.

Young man turns himself in after chase

An 18-year-old man from North Battleford turned himself in Saturday night after allegedly fleeing from police in a stolen pickup truck. Police said they initiated a traffic stop during the case, but the man failed to stop.  Due to public safety a high-speed chase was not ordered, though the suspect's vehicle was later located after it was involved in a collision.

The young man faces four charges, including operating a vehicle while being pursued, driving while disqualified and possession of property obtained by crime.


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