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Male facing 18 charges in Estevan related to thefts, mischief

The male had entered a yard in the 1100-block of First Street and tried to remove a barbecue.
Estevan Police Service Car

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Police Service has announced numerous charges against a person in connection with recent thefts in the community.

According to a news release issued Monday afternoon, police were dispatched to a complaint of a male who had entered a yard in the 1100-block of First Street and tried to take a barbecue from the residence. He was located a short time later and identified as an individual wanted in relation to multiple thefts, frauds and mischief incidents.

The EPS said officers attempted to arrest the suspect, at which time he fled the scene, resulting in the deployment of police service dog Max. The male received minor injuries to his lower body as a result being apprehended by the canine. He received medical treatment before being lodged in cells, and he will appear in court on April 23.

Joseph Bananish-Therrien, age 38, is facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:

  • Six counts of theft under $5,000;
  • Two counts of fraud under $5,000;
  • Single counts of possession of property obtained by crime, resisting arrest and mischief to property under $5,000; and
  • Seven counts of fail to comply with a probation order.

Also on Monday, officers responded to a report of a semi-tractor unit blocking traffic on the 400-block of Fourth Street. With the help of a good Samaritan, the driver was able to move the semi unit off of Fourth Street and make repairs.