SASKATOON — Saskatoon Police Service says a combined effort by patrol officers and its air support unit has led to the arrest of three people who now face firearm and drug-related charges.
SPS reports that on March 30 at approximately 1:15 a.m., the SPS received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of Avenue J North. The ASU was able to locate the vehicle a short time later parked in a backyard. Patrol officers located and attempted to stop the vehicle as it left the area and headed northbound on Avenue J North. Officers then observed the vehicle accelerate away, only to crash into a raised median and wooden fence posts at the intersection of 29th Street West and Avenue J North. The vehicle continued to flee after the collision.
The ASU continued to track the vehicle to the 1000 block of Idylwyld Drive North, where three people attempted to flee from the vehicle, but were arrested soon after. Further investigation led to a sawed-off rifle being located in the vehicle, along with a homemade zip gun and modified airsoft pistol that were found on a 22-year-old man. A 30-year-old man was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
The 22-year-old man faces 19 firearm-related charges.
The 30-year-old man faces five firearm-related charges, possession of methamphetamine and obstruction (providing a false name).
A 33-year-old woman faces five firearm-related charges.