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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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Saskatoon police want 5.5-per-cent increase in 2014 budget

Saskatoon police are asking for a higher than normal increase in their 2014 operating budget.

Thursday the Board of Police Commissioners approved the police request for a 5.5-per-cent hike, worth $3.9 million, in their 2014 budget.

Police Chief Clive Weighill said the increase is necessary, despite a decrease in overall crime and no scientific data to that show more police equals less crime.

“Unfortunately we’re still left in a position where we end up every year either first or second highest crime rate in Canada,” Weighill said.

Police looking for missing 16-year-old

The Saskatoon Police Service is asking for help finding a 16-year-old boy.

Eli Badger was reported missing on Oct. 29.

While he's thought to be staying with friends, police haven't been able to find him.

He's described as six feet tall, 200 lbs.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Police warning Saskatoon seniors of scam

It's being called the Grandparent Scam -- and it's the latest way fraudsters are preying on Saskatoon seniors.

Police said Wednesday that at least two people have reported being vicitimized so far.

The scam involves someone calling up a senior pretending to be a relative in need of an emergency wire transfer.

Police warned that the callers can be convincing and may even know details about the person they are impersonating.

Crown not appealing Sask. foster mother verdict, says victim's father

The Crown won't be appealing the acquittal of a former Saskatchewan foster mother charged with criminal negligence causing the death of a 22-month old boy, according to his father.
 
Chris Martell's son Evander Lee Daniels drowned in a bath tub on June 8, 2010 while living in Eunice Wudrich’s foster home near Saskatoon.
 
Martell said Crown prosecutor Paul Goldstein delivered the news to him Tuesday morning.
 
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