RCMP charge Whitewood man after driving into front yard, uttering threats

Saskatchewan RCMP have charged a 26-year-old man from Whitewood with a number of charges after an incident in a rural area outside of Regina on Thursday morning.

At around 6:20 a.m., White Butte RCMP were called to a report of an armed man in a vehicle east of Regina and north of Inland Drive. The first officers on scene found a man in a vehicle that was stuck in a front yard.

When police made contact with the individual, they noticed he was in possession of a handgun and asked the driver to drop his weapon and exit the vehicle. The man attempted to flee police, however his vehicle was stuck after colliding with a tree.

A containment perimeter was created with officers and units from White Butte, Moose Jaw, Lumsden, Southey and the Regina Police canine unit until more resources arrived.

Once the Saskatchewan RCMP Emergency Response Team attended the scene, members were able to safely take 26-year-old Cain Lindahl into custody without further incident or injuries.

Police found Lindahl was in possession of approximately seven grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine and over $600 in cash. A vehicle search also resulted in the discovery of a handgun without a magazine or ammunition, a scale and what they believe is a separate gram of methamphetamine.

Members also determined that both the vehicle and the license plate were stolen.

Lindahl makes his first court appearance this afternoon in provincial court on 11 charges including impaired driving by drug, possession of stolen property and possession of a restricted firearm.

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