A bank robber made a unique getaway from the Saskatoon crime scene this morning, he used a BMX bike.
At about 9:30 a.m. a man walked into the CIBC Bank on the 300 block of Confederation Drive. His face was covered by a white cloth.
He showed the teller a knife and demanded money.
"According to witnesses at the scene, it was a small knife, I believe it was a folding knife, and it had a skull on it," said Alyson Edwards, public affairs officer for the Saskatoon Police Service.
A date has been set for an appeal in the sexual exploitation case of Bonnie McLachlan.
The Crown Prosecutors office in Regina confirmed that the session will take place on June 19 at the Court of Appeal, and that they will argue the presiding judge in the case erred by instructing the jury to disregard relevant evidence.
McLachlan is the former Prince Albert teacher who was found not guilty in November of having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student in 1993 and 1994.
Alcohol is believed to have contributed to a crash that killed a 28-year-old Whitewood woman and sent three others to hospital in Broadview.
The accident happened on the main grid road to the Ochapowace Indian Reserve near Broadview. The woman was declared dead at the scene.
Police are getting greater insight into what caused the crash.
"The members investigating this are continuing to investigate circumstances, however they do believe that alcohol was a factor in the rollover," said Sgt. Paul Dawson.
An 18-year-old woman was driving.
The Saskatoon Police Service is getting some help in the language department through a partnership with Immigration Canada that trains interpreters to help with investigations.
Forty interpreters have been trained in Saskatoon since the program started last fall, and it will continue training 20 interpreters twice a year for as long as possible.
"We're just trying to pay attention to the common languages that we're using right now," said Cst. Matthew Maloney with the police service's cultural resource unit.
Regina police have located a missing 79-year-old man after he was last seen walking away from a senior’s residence south of the city Tuesday afternoon.
Al Sterzer was found Tuesday evening.
Police is searching for a missing 71-year-old man after he was last seen leaving City Hospital early Tuesday morning.
Hugh Kack is a resident of the hospital and is believed to have left at 6:20 a.m., said police.
There is concern Kack's medical condition may leave him confused and disoriented. In the past, he’s been known to visit a residence in the 3200 block of Milton Street, said police.
It's one of the sure-fire
signs of spring in Saskatoon and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the
Saskatoon Police Service's bike unit.
They patrol from about April to November, and log an average of 50 kilometers per day, according to Sgt. Patrick Barbar.
"They're excellent at making in-roads with the community. We're accessible, we're not in cars, we're rolling at lower speeds," he said.
However, that doesn't stop police from chasing cars atop the seat of a bike.
A Saskatoon man received a fine of more than $400 after speeding through the city Monday night.
The 20 year old was stopped for speeding by the Saskatoon police, who tagged him travelling at 111 kilometers per hour in a 60 zone.
He was near the intersection of Attridge Drive and Circle Drive, when he was caught and issued the $404 ticket under the Traffic Safety Act.
This is the second big ticket in as many months - a man was ticketed more than $500 after being stopped in mid April.
A man originally from Prince Albert is facing several charges in Alberta relating to child pornography.
30-year-old William James Stewart was arrested last Thursday in Edmonton, following a three month police investigation.
Stewart's charges include three counts of conspiracy to commit sexual assault, three counts of conspiracy to commit sexual interference, making child pornography and possession of child pornography.
He will remain in custody and will appear in court in Edmonton later this month.
Edited by News Talk Radio staff
A traffic stop turned into a massive marijuana bust near swift Current last Friday.
RCMP pulled over a semi-truck on Highway 1 outside of Swift Current. When the log books didn't check out with regulations, RCMP searched the truck.
The officers found 40 kilograms of marijuana packed into five large garbage bags in the back of the truck that was heading to Ontario from B.C. The value of the drugs is estimated at $180,000.