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Regina police trying to stop "epidemic" of broken windows

The Regina Police Service (RPS) is looking into more than 30 incidents where windows were smashed out of homes or vehicles by passing vandals.

"It's of epidemic proportions," said Staff Sergeant Paul Tate. "It's careless. Somebody will end up getting seriously hurt."

Tate said RPS first started getting reports of smashed-out windows in early March, with the most recent attacks occuring over the weekend. Most commonly, ball bearings and glass marbles have been used in sling shots, fired at people's homes or vehicle windows.

UPDATE: Richard Daniel Wolfe wanted after weekend assault

RCMP members across the country are looking for the same man after an assault in Fort Qu'Appelle this weekend.

In a news release issued Monday, the Mounties revealed that officers were called to a home in Fort Qu'Appelle early Sunday morning about a sexual assault.

After an investigation the RCMP is looking to lay charges against Richard Daniel Wolfe, 38, for sexual assault, and assault with a weapon. But he's nowhere to be found, so a Canada-wide warrant has been laid on the grounds that he breached his statutory release.

Rollover near Lloydminster kills lone driver

An early morning rollover has killed the driver of a pick-up truck near Lloydminster.

RCMP was on the scene on Township Road 490 and said the Ford pick-up had been travelling at high speeds when it hit an approach. The vehicle rolled several times, ejecting the driver from the vehicle. The driver died on scene.

RCMP was still investigating Sunday afternoon. They said speed and alcohol appear to have played a role in the crash.


Police car chase lands two teens in cuffs

Two teenage boys were arrested Sunday afternoon after a joy ride in a stolen car.

A police officer spotted the SUV around 12:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of 7th Street East after it was reported stolen.

A brief persuit ensued until the Air Support Unit took over and tracked the SUV.

When the boys abandoned the car near the 1300 block of Adelaide Street and tried to flee, police managed to track them down with the help of Tactical Flight Officers and K-9 members.

UPDATE: Assault outside hotel leaves man in critical condition

A 34 year old man is now in stable condition after an aggravated assault outide a Saskatoon hotel.

Police say the assault happened in the Best Western parking lot on Idylwyld Drive North early Sunday morning.

The man was taken to hospital in critical condition, and is currently being treated with undisclosed injuries.

Police taped surrounded a section of the parking lot beside the liquor store. Inside the crime scene a lone black baseball cap lay on the pavement.

Highway 39 crash sees woman airlifted to hospital

One woman is in hospital after her four-door yellow Pontiac collided with a semi on Friday.

According to RCMP, the crash occurred just north of Yellowgrass—20 minutes northwest of Weyburn—on Highway 39 just after 6 a.m.

The driver of the semi was uninjured, but the woman in the car had to be airlifted to a hospital in Regina. RCMP did not offer any information on her condition.

Saskatoon Police investigate hit and run

Saskatoon Police are investigating after a hit and run early Sunday morning.

At around 5 a.m. police received a call that a pickup truck had hit three parked vehicles on the 1400 block of 29th Street West between McMillian Avenue and Avenue P North.

The truck finally stopped on a residential lawn after ramming a parked car into a tree..

Saskatoon rockabilly fashion designer goes to Vegas

A Saskatoon fashion designer's latest collection is set to hit the Sin City runway this month.

Melissa Squire's rockabilly fashion collection will take centre stage on April 18th at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender.

“My line generally is pin up rockabilly clothing so it’s a lot of cutesy dresses with polka dots, leopard print and bows,” she said.

Her Vegas Vixen collection includes several skirts and a wedding dressed inspired by the 'marriage-capital-of-the-world'.

UPDATE: RCMP have located missing Osler man

RCMP have found Daniel Ruskin, an Osler man missing since April 3.

RCMP said that members from Vermillion, Alberta located Ruskin outside of their community. His family has been notified.

Ruskin was last heard from by his wife on April 3 around 9:30 p.m. but he did not come home from where he worked in Hague.

He was last believed to be in the Martensville area.

PA Police use Taser following alleged domestic assault

Prince Albert police used a Taser for the first time on Friday since they started carrying the stun devices in January.

Police used the device on a 29 year old man who was being combative during his arrest in the 1500-block of 15th Street West around 9 p.m.

A news release said the officers tried to arrest the man, but could not gain control of him after several tries.

An officer used a Taser to prevent injury to the man and themselves.

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