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Serial vandals destroying combines east of Southey

Farmers in the Southey have likely been a bit nervous about combining with a serial vandal causing serious damage to their machinery.

RCMP said four farmers in the area north of the Qu'appelle Valley in the RM's of North Qu'appelle and Lipton have had cultivator shovel’s placed in their swaths.

“During harvest, the farmer would come along and was actually picking up these cultivator shovels in their combines causing severe damage,” said RCMP Corporal Tim Sartisan.

Regina bus driver gets pepper sprayed following altercation

Police are still searching for a man who used pepper spray on a bus driver in Regina Saturday.

The police said they were called to the intersection of Arcola and College Avenue at about 8:30 a.m.

“It appeared that there was a bit of a verbal altercation between a passenger on the bus and a bus driver. And ultimately, the passenger sprayed the bus driver with what is believed to be pepper spray and feld the scene,” said staff sergeant Evan Bray.

Three men charged after marijuana, ecstasy found in car

Three men are facing drug charges after police found marijuana and ecstasy in the car they were driving on Friday.

RCMP pulled the car over for speeding along Highway 1, five kilometers west of Indian Head around 4:00 p.m.

Police "conducted an investigation" and found 42 grams of marijuana and 385 grams of ecstasy.

RCMP charged the men in connection to the possession of the controlled substances.

All three are in custody and will make their first court appearance in Indian Head Provincial Court on Tuesday Oct. 15th.

Man, 18, faces criminal charges in relation to U of R sprinkler damage

An 18-year-old man from Brooks, Alberta is being kicked out of his apartment and slapped with criminal charges.

Thamal Hemakumara has been charged with mischief over $5,000 and will be appearing in court on Nov. 14.

Police have been investigating what caused a sprinkler to go off at the south residence on the University of Regina in late September, causing water to flood the bottom six floors of the building.

Homemade pipe bomb explosion sends man to hospital

A 20-year-old Saskatoon man suffered serious injuries after a pipe bomb explosion Friday night.

Just after 8:30 p.m., the man suffered severe injuries to his hand after the pipe bomb that he was attempting to build accidentally detonated.

Another 20-year-old man was near the blast but was not injured as badly.

The Saskatoon Police Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU), SPS Patrol officers, Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services, and MD Ambulance were called to the scene on Wentworth Crescent.

White Butte RCMP search for stolen firearms

White Butte RCMP are on the lookout for 10 firearms that were stolen from a home in Grand Coulee Friday morning.

Police said 15 hunting rifles and shotguns along with ammunition were taken from an attached garage between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.

So far police have recovered five of the missing guns. One firearm was found in Grand Coulee while four others were recovered in Moose Jaw.

Regina RCMP forensic identification, and members of the Milestone and Moose Jaw detachments are helping with the investigation.

Weyburn-area RCMP worried about people shooting signs

The RCMP is getting worried about vandalism involving guns in the Weyburn area.

The Rural Municipality of Lomond south of Weyburn has seen a couple of signs blasted with a 12-guage shotgun in recent weeks. It happened between the 20th and 26th of last month — numerous shots damaged the signs and signposts to the point they had to be replaced.

In August RCMP also investigated the theft of numerous other signs denoting road closures and construction.

Allegation of Saskatoon "starlight tour" unfounded, says complaints commission

Saskatoon police did not drive a man to the outskirts of the city, leaving him to walk home in minus 30 weather at the beginning of this year. 

That's the determination of the Public Complaints Commission after a nearly year-long investigation into an alleged "starlight tour."

Nineteen-year-old Drayton Bull alleges it happened on Jan. 21, but admits he had been drinking heavily that night and his memory was blurry. 

UPDATE:Regina police justified in shooting dog

A Regina Police Service (RPS) officer is being absolved for shooting a dog while chasing a suspect earlier this year.

Peter Cote filed a grievance with the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) after an officer shot and killed his pitbull in late March. On Friday morning the PCC issued a ruling, finding that the actions of the officer who pulled the trigger were justified.

Men in dangling semi rescued after driver loses control

Two men in a semi were rescued from and taken to hospital after the vehicle lost control and went over the Highway 16 overpass near North Battleford.

RCMP were called around 4 a.m. to the single-vehicle rollover on the west side of the bypass.

The semi, which was heading eastbound on Highway 16 toward North Battleford, went over the right side of the overpass. The driver and passenger were trapped inside and hanging over the edge of the railing.

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