Youths allegedly involved in Denholm firearms theft to seek bail Monday

By Angela Brown
February 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

Two youths who were allegedly involved in stealing firearms from a home in Denholm and failing to stop for police will be back in court Monday seeking bail.

The male youths in custody appeared in North Battleford provincial court Friday facing a number of charges stemming from the incident early Thursday morning. Crown prosecutor Lu Zhao was opposed to their release, so the youths were remanded until to Monday at 9:30 a.m. when they will be back in court seeking their release on bail.

The Battlefords RCMP reported they received a complaint of a break-and-enter in progress at a residence in Denholm at about 5:20 a.m., Thursday. Police were advised the suspects fled the residence with several guns, including numerous high-calibre hunting rifles.

Officers located the suspects' vehicle traveling westbound from Denholm at high speed, and followed it through North Battleford. The vehicle failed to stop for police at the north end of the city. The suspects were arrested after police managed to stop the vehicle, after attempting to slow it down on Highway 4 by moving ahead of it and reducing speed. The suspect's vehicle rear-ended the RCMP vehicle and came to a stop.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police seized several high-calibre rifles from the vehicle, matching the description of those stolen from the Denholm residence.

The young suspects, whose names cannot be published due to their ages, are presumed innocent at this stage.


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