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Florida man accused of trying to get guns, drugs across border

A man from Miami, Florida is facing a handful of charges after allegedly trying to bring an assault rifle and other weapons into Canada.

Derrick Alonzo Cash Jr, 25, tried to cross into Canada from the U.S. on New Year's Eve at the North Portal crossing. When border guards searched his vehicle they found a 9 mm handgun, an AR-15 assault rifle, a set of brass knuckles, a brass knuckle knife, and four high-capacity ammunition magazines. The guards also found 15 grams of marijuana.

Cash has been in police custody since Dec. 31.

Suspects sought after armed robbery at Saskatoon restaurant

The Saskatoon Police Service is looking for a pair of suspects following an armed robbery.

Officers responded to a call at a restaurant on the 100 block of 33rd Street West at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Two men were reported to have entered the business with their faces covered. Police were told that one man was wearing a white jacket and the other a black one. The man in the black jacket is alleged to have been holding what appeared to be a shotgun.

Saskatoon Police looking for suspect after taxi robbed at knife point

Saskatoon Police are looking for a suspect after a taxi was robbed Saturday night.

The taxi driver had picked up the suspect as a fare. When they pulled into the west alley of the 100 block of Avenue L North the suspect pulled a knife.

The suspect showed the 8 inch blade and demanded money before he fled on foot.

The police were called and brought out the K-9 Unit to track the suspect but it was no successful .

UPDATE: Arrest made in Saskatoon's first homicide of 2014

Saskatoon Police have arrested a Saskatoon woman after the first homicide of 2014 which left a five-year-old boy dead.

Police had a person of interest in custody early Saturday morning and later that night charged the Kellie Johnson, 35, with first-degree murder. She faced a justice of the peace Saturday night. The boy has been identified by police as Jonathan Vetter.

Saturday morning at around 5:30 a.m., 911 received a call to a home on the 400 block of Avenue R South.

Police looking for suspect after early morning armed robbery

Saskatoon Police are looking for a suspect after an armed robbery on Saturday morning.

At around 3 a.m. a man went into a convenience store on the 1900 Block of 8th Street.

The suspect pulled out a knife which was described as 8 to 10 inches in length. He proceeded to demand cash and cigarettes before taking off on foot.

Police were called and brought out the K-9 Unit but in the end the track was unsuccessful .

Extensive multi-province crime spree ends in arrests

For some people, New Year’s Eve is a bit of a marathon. But one pair of thieves took it to the next level.

RCMP in Saskatchewan and Manitoba sent out releases on Thursday regarding a spree of vehicle thefts that spanned over 1,100 kms.

Men face attempted murder charge after bear mace incident

Two Saskatoon men are facing attempted murder and assault with a weapon charges after a bear mace incident at a Broadway Avenue bar.

The men are 19 and 24 years old. More charges are expected. Investigators have requested warrants for four other people connected to the incident.

The incident happened on Dec. 14, 2013. Saskatoon police were called to a bar just before 1 a.m. after receiving reports that someone had sprayed bear mace. It was outside the bar that they found a 33-year-old man in medical distress.

Regina police make arrests in Christmas present thefts

Police in Regina think they have caught a couple of Grinches who allegedly stole Christmas from a local family.

On Thursday night officers searched a home in the 7200 block of Blakeney Drive in north Regina. In the home the officers recovered a lot of items taken from a home on Dec. 20, 2013. That home is only two blocks away on the 7200 block of Bennett Drive. Christmas presents were stolen, along with a little girls' piggy bank.

A man and a woman arrested in the crime make their first appearance in court Friday morning.

Update: Saskatoon standoff ends after almost 7 hours

A 33-year-old man has been arrested after a standoff with Saskatoon police.

The incident began around 7 a.m. after a woman called police saying a man inside a home on the 1400 block of 22nd Street West was acting violently and might have been armed with a knife. 

Officers surrounded the home and closed both lanes of 22nd Street near the scene.

The incident was resolved without incident by 1:30 p.m.  The man was taken to hospital for an assessment. Charges are pending.  No injuries were reported. 

Paxton to appeal conviction, dangerous offender status

A year after being convicted of aggravated and sexual assault and Dustin Paxton has decided to appeal.

Just last month in Calgary, Paxton was jailed indefinitely for the prolonged and brutal abuse of his roommate who was dropped off at a Regina hospital in April of 2010 suffering from brain damage.

Paxton was convicted of the offences a year ago and was given a dangerous offender designation, both of which he is appealing.

Dustin Paxton is appealing both his conviction and his dangerous offender designation.

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