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Regina police warn public of sex offender at high risk to reoffend

The Regina Police Service (RPS) is once again alerting the public of a man living in the city who is considered to be at a high risk to reoffend.

William Bill Tedjuk has a history of committing violent sexual offences against women and girls. He is living in Regina's Heritage neighbourhood under supervision. He's lived in the area since at least March 2012 when RPS first informed the public about his history.

Woman dies in rollover south of Yorkton

Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in a rollover south of Yorkton that left a young woman dead.

RCMP were first called to a home on York Road Lake at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a suspicious person. Officers found an 18-year-old woman there who told them she had been in a vehicle that rolled.

RCMP seek suspect in Fort Qu'Appelle-area sexual assault

RCMP have a warrant out for a man charged with forcible confinement and sexual assault.

The Fort Qu'Appelle detachment was called early Monday morning to a home on the Standing Buffalo First Nation where a woman had reportedly been assaulted. The suspect fled from the scene.

Police look for weapon, suspect after woman shot dead

Saskatoon police are investigating after a woman was found dead outside a building at the corner of Idylwyld Drive and 25th Street West early Tuesday morning.

Police responded to a call of gunshots in the area just after midnight. A yellow tarp covered the woman's body outside a three-storey apartment building Tuesday morning. Across the street sits the Holiday Inn Express where some rooms overlook the crime scene.

Councillors recommend CSOs stay until end of 2015

Pending city council approval, Saskatoon’s community support program will continue to the end of 2015.

Originally set to finish at the end of July this year, the community support program (CSP) has been pushing the city to extend its pilot project term to the end of 2017. However, councillors felt that length was too long for a pilot project and have asked for some minor policy tweaks and more information on the success and shortfalls of the program.

Six hour standoff near Blackstrap ends with a man in handcuffs

An armed standoff in the Blackstrap area ended without a struggle Monday evening.

It started when Saskatoon and Hanley RCMP responded to a 911 call in the RM of Lost River at around 11 a.m. The area is about 28 kms northeast of Hanley.

The call said that a 27 year old was distraught and wielding a rifle on a family property.

Emergency response, containment, police dog, and crisis negotiation teams all surrounded the area, setting up a perimeter, and tried to convince the man to surrender, according to an RCMP release.

Regina police seek suspect after sexual assault

Regina police are looking for the man behind an alleged sexual assault that took place in downtown Regina on the weekend.

The Regina Police Service was called just before 1 a.m. Sunday to Victoria Avenue and McIntyre Street. That's where officers found a 21-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted.

According to the police's investigation so far, the woman was walking east on Victoria Avenue when she walked passed a man going the other direction. She then heard footsteps behind her. She was grabbed and forced on the ground where she was sexually assaulted.

Regina man facing charges in 15 break-ins

A Regina man is facing a long list of charges for a series of break-ins that happened over the span of five and a half weeks.

Brian Calvin Makelki was arrested just before 1 a.m. Saturday after being spotted by police officers inside a business on the 4000 block of Albert Street he had unlawfully entered. The 56 year old matched the description of a suspect believed to be responsible for 15 other break and enters starting on April 17.

Woman charged with stabbing man in Regina

A 39-year-old woman is facing assault charges after allegedly stabbing a man in Regina Sunday night.

Police were called to Albert Street near Second Avenue just after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday night where a 44-year-old man was stabbed multiple times. He was taken to hospital but police say he is expected to recover.

The woman will appear in Provincial Court on Monday morning.

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Accident leaves vehicle in excavated pit

Saskatoon Police said that alcohol and speed are considered to be contributing factors to a single vehicle accident in a construction zone.

It happened just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday night on the 1100 block of Spadina Crescent West when a vehicle heading northbound, near the Water Treatment Plant, lost control.

Police said the vehicle disregarded the traffic control devices surrounding the construction zone, left the road, and ended up in an excavated pit.

The accident also caused a rupture in a large water main.

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