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Man wanted in Toronto area arrested at Canora motel

The man, suspected of launching fireworks at three Toronto-area police divisions, was arrested at a Canora motel after some resistance.
A 50-year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant by Toronto-area police was arrested in Canora.

CANORA — A 50-year-old man suspected of launching fireworks at three Toronto-area police divisions was arrested at a Canora motel after some resistance.

According to a release from the Peel Regional Police, the fireworks were launched on March 12. They believed the suspect was driving a 2017 black Ford Explorer with a push bar on the front and a Saskatchewan license plate.

On March 16, the man allegedly contacted three Peel Regional Police divisions and uttered threats.

The man was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for three counts of mischief, one count of flight from police, and three counts of uttering threats. Peel Regional Police Service requested assistance from the Saskatchewan Enforcement Response Team.

On March 17, at around 12:30 p.m., the Yorkton Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team saw a vehicle parked at a Canora motel with its licence plate removed, Saskatchewan RCMP said.

Police said investigators saw the 50-year-old man and he was told he was under arrest. He did not comply with investigators and locked himself in a motel room. After further investigative efforts and a brief foot chase, the man was arrested.

The Yorkton Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team, with assistance from the Canora RCMP and Yorkton RCMP Forensic Identification Services, executed a search warrant on the motel room and vehicle, Saskatchewan RCMP said. Officers located the missing licence plate along with 28 assorted Saskatchewan and Ontario licence plates, all confirmed to belong to the man.

The man will be returned to Peel Regional Police Service to appear in court in Ontario.

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