NORTH BATTLEFORD – A North Battleford man who was wanted on warrants in Saskatchewan and Alberta is seeking bail.
Reagan Racette, 38, was arrested after Maidstone RCMP responded to a break and enter in the R. M. of Wilton south of Lloydminster July 5.
According to police, a black car left the property and was last seen headed into Lloydminster. Another suspect was reported to be driving a side-by-side utility vehicle, which was found damaged and abandoned in a swamp in the R. M. of Wilton, and the suspect was on foot.
RCMP officers from Maidstone, Sask., Kitscoty and Vermillion, Alta., detachments secured the immediate area. The Lloydminster Rescue Squad was called in, as well as Cold Lake, Alta., RCMP Police Dog Services to locate the suspect. Three hours later Racette was arrested.
Racette was charged with break and enter, flight from police, and possession of stolen property.
Maidstone RCMP say that at the time of his arrest, Racette was wanted on outstanding warrants out of Cut Knife, Sask., and Kitscoty, Alta., RCMP detachments for separate investigations of break and enter, theft, and trespassing.
Police say the side-by-side utility trailer was reported stolen out of Vermillion, Alta.
Racette had a show cause hearing scheduled for July 21 and his hearing has now been adjourned to Aug. 4. Show cause hearings are held to determine if the accused will be granted bail after the Crown opposes the accused’s release. Details of what is said during bail hearings can’t be published.