Media Release - Weekend Update April 20, 2020

Media Release - Weekend Update April 20, 2020

Media Release – Weekend Update April 20, 2020

Prince Albert Police members responded to 312 calls for service over the weekend. Police also completed 73 neighbourhood patrols between Friday evening and Monday morning.

File 2020-12782 – CED Deployment

On Sunday morning around 4 a.m., police on routine patrol encountered a woman walking in the roadway near Second Avenue and 24th Street West. The woman appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis and posed a risk to herself and the public as she was armed with edged weapons.

Police attempted to disarm her through communication without success and eventually had to discharge a Conductive Energy Device to safely take her into custody. She was treated for minor injuries and has been connected to follow-up supports through the Police and Crisis Team (PACT).

File 2020-12643 – Dangerous Driving/ Possession of Methamphetamine

Police Service Dog (PSD) Kal located a 46-year-old male hiding inside a garbage bin in the 400 Block of 25th Street West after he tried to evade police early Saturday morning. Police on routine patrol attempted to stop a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

The man’s vehicle was located a short time later.

Upon further investigation, police also located a small amount of methamphetamine. The man is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for police, and possession of a controlled substance in relation to this incident. [Information 991126690]


File 2020-12499 – Pointing a Firearm

Police are investigating an incident in the 300 Block of 32nd Street West early Friday morning in which a building was damaged by a gunshot. Police were dispatched to the area just after 4 a.m. Upon further investigation, police also located ammunition, various knives, and a sawed-off firearm in connection with this incident.

Police continue to investigate.



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