Teenage boy facing a dozen charges following Sunday incident

A 15-year-old boy has been handed numerous charges involving a stolen vehicle and firearms following an incident Sunday near noon in Regina.

The boy, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was seen driving a black SUV where he nearly struck a child.

Police responded to a call where the young man was driving erratically in the vehicle. Once officers scanned the plates, they confirmed the vehicle had been taken from east Regina.

Upon the arrival of police, the driver took off from the 1800 block of Albert Street and was later found in a collision at the 2700 block of 12th Avenue. Attempting to flee from police, he was eventually arrested and taken into custody.

Police found the 15-year-old male was intoxicated while driving the stolen SUV and recovered a loaded sawed-off firearm and ammunition from the vehicle.

Regina Police Service said the charges from Sunday’s incident include:

  • Careless Use of a Firearm (storage) [86(1) CC];
  • Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace [88 CC];
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm [92(1) CC];
  • Possession of a Loaded or Restricted Firearm [95(1) CC];
  • Impaired Operation of a Conveyance [320.14(1)(a) CC];
  • Exceed .08 Blood Alcohol Concentration [320.14(1)(b) CC];
  • Operate Conveyance Dangerous to Public [320.13(1) CC;
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 [355(b) CC];
  • Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime [96(1) CC];
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition [117.01(1) CC];
  • Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition [117.01(1) CC]; and
  • Breach Conditions [137 YCJA].

He made his first court appearance on these charges in Youth Court at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.

 

 

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