Media Release - Weekend Update April 21, 2022

Media Release - Weekend Update April 21, 2022

Media Release – Weekend Update April 21, 2022

Prince Albert Police officers responded to 269 calls for service over the long weekend and made 35 arrests.

File 2022-13750 – Mischief

Police arrested a 20-year-old man after residents in the area around Oliver Way reported suspicious activity early Wednesday morning. Residents called police just after 3:30 a.m. to report a man attempting to breaking in to a vehicle. Police arrested the suspect at the scene and he is charged with mischief and breach of court order. [Information 991193989]

File 2022-13745 – Mischief

Police arrested a 35-year-old Prince Albert man and he is facing charges of mischief and possession of break in tools following a report of someone breaking into mailboxes early Wednesday morning. Police responded to a report of suspicious activity around 1:30 a.m. in the 600 Block of 5th Avenue East. The suspect was arrested at the scene.  [Information 991193991]

File 2022-13606 – Assist

At approximately 6 p.m. on Monday evening, police were called to the 1200 Block of River Street West for a report of a youth who had fallen into the river. An 11-year-old boy was able to get out of the water and onto the embankment before police arrived, but he was unable to get back up to the sidewalk. Patrol officers worked to navigate the slippery, wet conditions to reach the boy and were aided by additional officers, who helped lift the boy to safety. One officer received minor injuries during this rescue.

Police would like to remind residents to keep their distance from the riverbank at all times as the warming weather can lead to dangerous and slippery conditions.

File 2022-13561 – Weapons Complaint

Police were dispatched to a weapons complaint near 22nd Street and 6th Avenue West Monday morning just after 8 a.m. Officers located a knife and took a 22-year-old Prince Albert woman into custody at the scene.

Denise Brooke Merasty is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. [Information 991193833]

File 2022-13474 – Possession of a Dangerous Weapon

A 30-year-old Prince Albert woman was arrested following an incident in the 2200 Block of 2nd Avenue West. Police were called to the area around 2 p.m. on Sunday for a report of a woman threatening people with a machete and took one person into custody.

Maxine Charles is charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon [Information 991193735]

File 2022-13395 – Aggravated Assault

Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 200 Block of 15th Street West around 10 p.m. Saturday. The suspect then fled the area. Officers located him in the 300 Block of 15th Street West and he was taken into custody following a short foot chase. Frank Ballantyne of Prince Albert, age 23, is charged with robbery, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon in relation this incident. [Information 991193717]

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