Suspects lead police on chase through field, bush, ending in slough

Three people fled from police and took officers on a pursuit that resulted in their vehicle being slowed down with a tire deflation device, only for the suspects to continue driving on its rims until it stopped in a grassy field and the suspects fleeing on foot down a heavily-brushed hill toward a slough.

Two loaded semi-automatic firearms had been thrown from the moving truck as it fled from police. Officers located and seized them. Saskatchewan RCMP

Officers chased after the three suspects. One suspect went in the slough, and he was arrested as he stood in knee-deep water. A second suspect was found hiding in some brush. Saskatchewan RCMP Police Dog Services arrived at the scene and police dog Rogue located the third suspect, who had tried to disguise himself by covering himself with leaves, branches and dirt.

The incident started when Saskatchewan RCMP’s Prince Albert Detachment, Prince Albert Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Team (WEST) and Prince Albert Crime Reduction Team (CRT) were conducting patrols on Sturgeon Lake First Nation on June 11 to locate a wanted male. An officer observed a truck known to be associated with the male, activated their emergency lights and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle didn’t stop, so officers set up a tire deflation device in its path. The truck drove over it. Its two front tires were deflated, but the truck didn’t stop for police.

The suspects were driving a truck that had been reported as stolen during a robbery in Prince Albert on June 6.

During the vehicle pursuit, the suspects had thrown out two loaded semi-automatic firearms had been thrown. Police found and seized them.

Kalen Felix, 19, from Sturgeon Lake First Nation is charged with driving while prohibited, flight from a peace officer, dangerous driving, resist/obstruct a peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a weapon contrary to an order, and two counts each of careless use of a firearm, possession of a firearm in a vehicle, and possession of a firearm knowing he was unauthorized.

Felix was also arrested on a warrant from Prince Albert RCMP for charges including aggravated assault and robbery with a firearm in relation to a May 21, 2024, incident in the community of Little Red River.

Keyano Ahenakew, 26, from Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation is charged with careless use of a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime, failing to comply with probation order, possession of weapon contrary to order, careless use of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in a vehicle.

Ahenakew was also arrested on a warrant from Ahtahkakoop RCMP for breaching a probation order.

Etienne Felix, 30, from Sturgeon Lake First Nation is charged with careless use of a firearm, failing to comply with a probation order, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and two counts each of careless use of a firearm and possession of a firearm knowing its possession was unauthorized.

All three appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court on June 13.

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