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Police ticket Sask. speeders, distracted drivers in August

Saskatchewan people continue to drive while using cell phones and police are catching them.

In August, 228 people were ticketed for using a cell phone while driving, 21 of whom were caught in a two-day period in Estevan.
 
Police in Saskatchewan were focusing on cell phone use in August, though that didn't mean they weren't looking out for other infractions. Ninety-one tickets were issued for driving without due care and attention, 206 people were ticketed for seatbelt violations, and 93 people were given tickets for impaired driving.
 

Judge rules against mistrial in Saskatoon murder case

A judge rejected a defence motion for a mistrial in the case of Douglas Hales.

Justice Gerald Allbright delivered his decision Monday afternoon in Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench. 

Defence lawyer Bob Hrycan spent Monday morning arguing for Hales' previous month-long trial for the murder of Daleen Bosse to be thrown out and followed with fresh proceedings. 

Moose Jaw man killed while walking on Highway 39

A man from Moose Jaw was killed Sunday night while walking in the middle of Highway 39.

Traffic was heavy on that stretch of road near Weyburn as people headed home from the Roughriders game. Around 8:30 p.m. RCMP members saw a man walking in the middle of the southbound lane, about 5 kilometers north of Weyburn. They switched on their lights just before a man was hit by a white car. According to a media release, both officers heard a loud bang.
 
EMS were called to the scene but David Colvin, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene.
 

Pepper spray, a taser and a police dog used to catch suspect

Regina police tasered and pepper sprayed a suspect Friday evening but they still had to track him down with a police dog.
 
During a traffic stop on the 1100 block of Robinson street, a 26-year-old driver was found to be in breach of a court order. The man ran from his car and was chased by a police officer who was able to catch up to the suspect.
 
Police say the suspect got into a struggle with the officer and tried to grab her taser. The suspect was tasered and pepper sprayed but continued to run from police.
 

Armed robbery in Saskatoon

Saskatoon police are looking for a suspect after an armed robbery early Sunday morning.

Just before 3 a.m., a man entered a business on Warman Road and Assinboine Drive. He took out a knife and what appeared to be bear spray from his back-pack and demanded cash and cigarettes.

The man fled the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male with a slim build. He was wearing glasses and a black hoodie with a red pattern on the front.

Police make multiple visits to Saskatoon hip-hop concert

Bear mace and flying fists brought Saskatoon police to 2nd Avenue outside the O'Brian's Events Centre on two separate occasions Friday night.

This was during a performance from American hip-hop artist Tech N9ne.

At 11:30 p.m., police say a man walked up to a group of people standing outside the building and let loose with bear mace.

Several people were treated on scene by MD Ambulance. Police are still looking for the suspect, who ran from the scene.

Police search for suspect in 8th Street pharmacy robbery

Saskatoon police are searching for a man who made off with pharmaceuticals following a robbery Friday morning.

Police were called to the pharmacy in the 1500 block of 8th Street  East around 11:25 a.m. after a man walked into the store and demanded pharmaceuticals before fleeing on foot.

No weapon was shown during the robbery.

The male is described as six feet tall, wearing a hard hat and jeans and carrying a black duffel bag.

RCMP report recovering trove of goods stolen in Sask.

Charges are pending against a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman after police report they discovered a trove of stolen property.

It started Thursday night with reports to the Saskatoon RCMP of a suspicious vehicle.

Officers checking into the complaints discovered the pair in a truck that had been reported stolen.

From there, investigators went to a property in the town of Meecham where police report they found electronics, vehicles and a large amount of other stolen items.

Guns taken from Fort-Qu'Appelle area homes

A number of guns are missing in a rural area northeast of Regina after a trio of break-ins in the last week.

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP received complaints of three separate home break-ins in the Lipton area. In each case, the theives gained entry through the front door. As well, a number of guns were taken from each home; police haven't said how many.

Regina collision reconstructionist: investigations take time

After it took Regina police nearly five months to complete its investigation into a deadly crash on Lewvan and Saskatchewan Drive, some people might be asking why it took so long.

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