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VIDEO: Saskatoon police seek suspect in daylight jewellery heist

Saskatoon police have a suspect in the case of a weekend robbery at a local jewellery store.

Four men went into Birks on Third Avenue South around 11 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 1. They used crowbars to break open displays, then made off with jewellery and watches.

Police confirmed in a media release Friday afternoon that they believe the same suspects are connected to a car that was set on fire shortly after the robbery.

More information in case of missing Saskatoon man

The Saskatoon Police Service say a pair of reports they received Sunday may be related to the disappearance of Myles MacIntosh.

The 28 year old went missing around midnight that day while on a pub crawl.  Spokesperson for the police service, Alyson Edwards said they got calls about a fight on a pub crawl bus around 12:05 a.m., at the intersection of Lorne Avenue and Eighth Street and about a man falling into the river at 12:30 a.m.

Edwards said officers found blood near the riverbank during a search on Sunday. Samples have been sent for testing.

RCMP save child from driver speeding near emergency vehicle

Higher fines may not be sending the message to drivers to slow down. RCMP hope a near-miss might.

On Wednesday police had pulled over a vehicle suspected of dangerous driving. A mother in the vehicle had put down her small son for just a second when he ran out into the path of a truck that had not slowed to 60 km/h.

"One of the members jumped out, grabbed the child off the highway, and pulled him back into safety," says Cpl. Michael Benjamin with North West Regional Traffic Services.

Investigation looks at guards in wake of P.A. inmate’s suicide

The November death of a murder suspect in custody at the Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre has led to the investigation of at least two of the facility’s employees, paNOW has learned.

John Bob Glen Custer, 19, of Pelican Narrows, died in remand on Nov. 23, 2013. Officials consider the death to be a suicide.

30 year old arrested after four month undercover operation

Following a four month undercover investigation, police arrested and charged a 30-year-old man Wednesday.

Shortly after 12:00 p.m., on Wednesday Feb. 5, police executed a search warrant at a business in the 1600 block of Idylwyld Drive North in which officers recovered a significant amount of cell phones that are believed to be stolen.

A 30-year-old male faces charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

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Police break up trafficking operation

Two men are in police custody after a routine traffic stop led to two search warrants. 

Moosomin man dies after his van hit by train

It happened right on Main Street.

A 79-year-old man from Moosomin was heading south in a Ford Windstar when, according to RCMP, his vehicle was hit by a train on the front passenger side around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Alfred W. Skulmoski died in the incident. He was the only person in the van at the time.

The accident tied up emergency crews, including CP employees, through the evening.

RCMP have notified Skulmoski’s family and asked that anyone travelling through Moosomin avoid the area.

2 men charged with murder in Moosomin FN death

Two young men are now charged with the murder of 24-year-old Bryan Blackstar.

19-year-old Taryn Cote of the Saulteaux First Nation and 18-year-old Troy Swiftwolfe from the Moosomin First Nation have appeared in court in North Battleford charged with second degree murder. They've been remanded until March 5th.

The two were arrested after RCMP responded to a reported assault on the Moosomin First Nation, near Cochin, early Sunday morning. Blackstar died at the scene.

North Portal border crossing by the numbers

Canadian Border Services is tallying up numbers for 2013, and a whole lot of people came to Saskatchewan.

Possible link between missing man, Sunday's river search

Saskatoon Police are looking into a possible link between the disappearance of a man from a Saskatoon night club, and the search for a man in the South Saskatchewan River.

Gregory MacIntosh was last seen leaving a club on Idylwyld Drive at around midnight on Sunday. A short time later police received a call about someone falling into the river. It's believed the incidents may be connected.
 

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