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Regina police say no spike in crime with summer weather

Criminal activity in Regina doesn't seem to be rising with the summer temperatures.

The Regina Police Service reports that most crime categories remain steady year round.

"A few of them (do) show lower numbers in the very coldest months," said Elizabeth Popowich, spokesperson for the police service. "Probably because even the criminals don't like to be out in cold weather."

Popowich pointed out that the statistics for criminal activity for July are similar to what is seen in October.

RCMP investigate Lac La Ronge death as homicide

La Ronge RCMP are now investigating a Lac La Ronge man’s death on Monday as a homicide.

RCMP officers were called to a home at Morin’s Hill, a community within the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. A man was then taken to the La Ronge Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday on 53-year-old McIvor McKenzie. As a result of the autopsy, La Ronge RCMP along with the Saskatoon Major Crimes unit, are treating the death as a homicide.

Man charged after lurking behind bushes with BB gun

A man thought to have been hiding behind a bush with a rifle is being charged after police found a BB gun.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with mischief under $5,000.

Construction crews working near Fleury Road and Range Road 3045 the Evergreen and Willowgrove areas reported the man was looking through a rifle scope and hiding behind bushes.

The area was cleared as a precaution and members of the Tactical Support Unit attended the scene in an armoured vehicle.

The man was taken into custody after a BB gun was recovered at the scene.

Van crashes into Saskatoon business

Saskatoon police reported that two people were injured Wednesday afternoon after a van drove into a building.

Officers arrived at the Salvation Army store on the 3000 block of Diefenbaker Drive at around 2:15 p.m.

They arrived to find that a minivan had struck the building.

The driver and one of the customers in the store were reportedly injured in the incident.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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Honour Walk for Marlene Bird in Saskatoon

As Marlene Bird continues to recover in an Edmonton hospital dozens of people gathered in Saskatoon to honour her and bring awareness to the violence that indigenous women face everyday.

The Honour Walk for Marlene Bird and Tribute to Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women saw the group of around 60 people walk from the Farmer's Market to the Vimy Memorial bandshell Wednesday morning.

New charges for man accused in Saskatoon police chase

A 25-year-old man is facing several new charges stemming from a bizarre police chase in Saskatoon.
Timothy Gunn is accused of being the man behind the wheel of a stolen truck that left a trail of destruction in its wake during a roughly hour-long police chase back on June 25.

Elderly man in hospital after 8th Street accident

An elderly man is in hospital after he was hit by a car on 8th Street East over the lunch hour on Wednesday.

Police said a vehicle traveling in the 3100 block of 8th Street East, near the Centre Mall, hit the male pedestrian.

He was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

All traffic restrictions have been lifted in the area.

Members of the Saskatoon Police Collision Analyst Unit continue to investigate.

Left out: Courtney Struble's father not informed of case updates

On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, Courtney Struble’s father is asking why he wasn’t included in the media update with RCMP and the girl’s mother Tuesday.

“Fine, you think I’m the suspect, but you know, I’m the father. I deserve to know as much as everybody else does,” said Mark Struble the day after, speaking exclusively to News Talk Radio.

RCMP shoots yearling by Warman

Fourteen gunshots rang out as RCMP shot an injured yearling by Warman Monday afternoon.
At around 3 p.m. members of the Warman RCMP helped herd several cattle found loose on Highway 11 by the railway overpass at the City of Warman.
Together the officers and owner gathered a majority of the cattle, however, one yearling broke from the herd.
The rodeo-bred yearling was found later with a broken hind leg, but that didn't stop it from bucking and kicking at anyone who tried to round it up.

Farmer charged after snowmobilers tape gun incident

A farmer who made headlines this winter is facing charges.

Saskatoon RCMP were given a video back in February showing a man brandishing a gun at two snowmobilers as he yelled at them to get off his land.

On Tuesday, RCMP reported that 61-year-old Deryl Ring was charged with assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief following a consultation with prosecutors.

Ring is due to make his first court appearance on Sept. 17.

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