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Saskatoon police investigate Ave. E cabbie robbery

Police are trying to catch a suspect in the armed robbery of a city cab driver.

It happened Tuesday evening just before 7 p.m.

A man, described as six feet tall, aboriginal in his early 30's and dressed in black, is alleged to have threatened the cabbie with a knife before then taking the drivers' cash.

Police report the incident happened on the 200 block of Avenue E North.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 975-8300 or Crime Stoppers.

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Saskatoon prosecutor helps pen guide to investigating drunk drivers

Impaired driving investigations need to be treated as seriously as homicide investigations according to a Crown prosecutor from Saskatoon who helped edit a book on the subject.
 
"About once a week in Saskatchewan, someone is killed and there is a charge laid with respect to impaired driving. So I find these cases to be just as serious as any other types of cases where someone is killed, and that's why I've had an interest in this type of law for some time now," Bryce Pashovitz said.
 

Abused trust 2: School division apologizes at end of 14-year lawsuit

For almost 15 years, three women pushed the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division to apologize for victimization they suffered as students.

The abuse revolved around Prince Albert teacher Dennis Foster, who taught for almost 20 years in the school division, from 1975 to 1993.

The women overcame numerous hurdles, twists, and what one of them calls “game playing” during that process.

The need for closure

A written apology from Sask. Rivers School Division is a letter Tammy Gollan waited 15 years to read.

Saskatoon police turn to Twitter during community consultation

In their first public consultation since 2010, the Saskatoon Police Service employed some 21st century tools to widen the scope of their feedback.

Around 95 people turned up at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Monday morning to discuss what is working about policing in Saskatoon, and what is worrying about it. Using the hashtag #spsconsult, people on Twitter could weigh in too.

"We thought we'd use social media with this particular consultation, and we probably always will now," Chief Clive Weighill said.

Saskatoon police issue warrant for woman

Saskatoon police are looking for a 25-year-old woman who is allegedly connected to a knife slashing from May.

Kaitlin Shawn Faye McGillivary is wanted for theft and party to the offences of assault with a weapon and aggravated assault.

Police were called to a department store in the 200 block of Betts Avenue on May 4. Police found that a woman was acting suspiciously in the store. When she was approached by employees outside, a man got out of a vehicle and started slashing at the employees with a knife.

Public inquest into 2010 Saskatoon cell death to begin December

There will be a public inquest into the death of a man who was arrested for public intoxication in Saskatoon a few years ago.

Stanley Robillard, 46, was arrested for being drunk in public on July 15, 2010. He was taken to a cell at the Saskatoon Police Service Detention Centre.

Robillard was found unresponsive in his cell the next day. He was taken to the Royal University Hospital where he died.

Regina police report 'a number of alcohol related calls' on Sunday

The alcohol was flowing freely on the Green Mile as Roughrider fans flooded the streets to celebrate the Grey Cup but Regina Police had the party under control.

With all hands on deck for traffic and crowd control, Regina Police Service responded to 134 calls between 5:00 pm and 5:00 a.m. the night after the Grey Cup win. There were 25 calls about intoxicated people, 23 about fights and 11 for drinking and driving.

Throughout the entire night there were no reports of serious injuries or accidents.

Three men ransack Saskatoon home in broad daylight

Saskatoon police are looking for three suspects in a violent home invasion in broad daylight Saturday.

At around 11 a.m., police say the trio walked through an unlocked door and into a home on the 1100 block of McCormack Road.

Police say one of the suspects had a gun; another had a knife.

They used force to tied up three people inside, then proceeded to steal various items from the home before fleeing the scene.

Only one of the victims suffered minor injuries. He was taken to hospital.

Man leads police on snowmobile chase

A man will face charges after he allegedly tried to outrun police on a snowmobile.

At around 11:30 p.m. Friday night, police noticed the man driving the snowmobile in Sutherland.

It's against the law to ride a snowmobile in Saskatoon.

Police tried to stop the driver, but instead the man took off.  Police caught up with the snowmobiler at his home, as he tried to park it in his garage.

Police investigate after dog poisoned in Kelvington

The RCMP is looking for the public’s help after a dog was poisoned in Kelvington.

The dog’s owners let the pet out of the house on Monday around 8:30 p.m. When the dog came back inside the home about 15 minutes, it died.

Police later determined the dog was poisoned. The crime happened in the 200 block of  Lakeside Drive.

Kelvington RCMP is still investigating the incident and are looking for more information about what happened.

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