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Annual police run seeks to improve public relations

Despite rain and wind, a couple hundred Saskatoon residents still came out to show their police pride Sunday morning at the annual police half marathon.

Sergeant Wade Bourassa said he started the run five years ago as a way to show officers the support they had in the community.

Regina robber holds up two stores at knife point

He’s taking the old adage to heart: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Police said two stores were held up at knife-point early Sunday morning, and the culprit in each instance was the same man.

The first incident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on the 4200 block of South Albert Street where the man stuck out a knife and threatened an employee. However, the robbery was botched and the thief left empty handed.

Man stabbed in Saskatoon

A man is in serious condition at the hospital after being stabbed multiple times.

Police officers were flagged down by a bystander around 7 p.m. who told them a man had been stabbed outside a business.

Police went the location on 22nd Street West and found a 26-year-old man who had been stabbed multiple times. He was taken to hospital and is in serious, but non-life threatening condition.

Police said an unknown suspect had fled the scene and no arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing.

Downtown stolen car chase lands five in cuffs

Five people are in cuffs after police chased a stolen car through downtown Saskatoon on Saturday morning.

Police spotted what looked like a reported stolen car in a parking lot near 22nd and Idylwyld at just before 10 a.m. When cops attempted to pull the car over it sped away with five people inside.

Police called off the chase due to "public safety concerns" but found the car, abandoned, in the 1000 block of Avenue L North five minutes later.

First spring search for missing man in Sask. river comes up empty

A private company helped resume the search for the body of Gregory "Myles" MacIntosh, a man who went missing during his bachelor party and is presumed drowned.

Using their high-powered sonar, Shearwater Marine Services scoured the South Saskatchewan River between the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge and Broadway Bridge on Friday but came up empty handed.

Woman killed in Regina hit-and-run

A woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle Friday night.

According to police, the 28-year-old woman had been walking east across Lewvan Drive along Dewdney Avenue around 10:45 p.m. when she was hit by a northbound vehicle.

Police state the driver had the green light and the women was walking against the red but the vehicle did not stop after the crash.

“The adult female was transported to hospital but died a short time later,” said a spokesperson from Regina Police. “An adult male has been arrested and charged with hit and run causing death.”

Update: Shooting leaves Regina man in hospital

Regina’s North Central neighbourhood was on edge after a young man was shot in the abdomen on Friday evening.

Alexa Lara said her husband was in the back yard around 8 p.m. that night working on a truck. Normally, the Lara’s don’t let their three kids play in the backyard, but because their father was there her ten-year-old was skateboarding in the alley.

Lara was just sitting her young daughter down on the back stoop when she heard a loud pop.

“I just assumed it was somebody who popped a tire,” she said.

UPDATE: Police cruiser chase through Saskatoon ends in arrest

A man who fled from police in a stolen patrol car ended up in hand cuffs Friday evening in front of the U of S campus.

Around 7 p.m. police were called to a home in the 100 block of Powe Street about a man armed with a knife causing a disturbance.

The arriving officers were confronted by the man. Police said a taser was deployed to stop the man from advancing, however he managed to evade the officers and take possession of the patrol car.

Truck found in river stolen from Saskatoon

RCMP say a truck that ended up in the South Saskatchewan River was stolen from Saskatoon.

The truck was found Thursday morning in the water by the Clarkboro ferry crossing between Warman and Aberdeen. It was pulled out of the water by Saskatoon's fire department Friday morning.

Police said no one was inside the vehicle.

They are still investigating the situation.

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Man gets four years for Saskatoon jewelry heist

A Montreal man has been sentenced to four years in prison for robbing a downtown Saskatoon jewelry store.
 
Muhidiin Ahmed-Farah, 28, pleaded guilty to armed robbery in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Thursday. He's one of four men who used crowbars to steal jewelry and watches from Birks Jewellers on Feb. 1.
 
His charges of conspiracy to commit arson and wearing a disguise were stayed.
 

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