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Saskatoon police invite public to info nights

Police are teaming up with the Saskatoon Health Region and the city's public and seperate school boards to put on two information nights this month.

The sessions are free and open to the public.

They'll cover topics around crime prevention and personal safety.

The events are being held Nov. 18 at Marion Graham Collegiate and Nov. 25th at Bethlehem Catholic High School from 7pm to 8:30 pm.

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Regina police outline security plan for Grey Cup festival week

Regina Police are getting ready for what could be a wild week as the city invites the whole CFL fan base to a Celebration in Rider Nation.

Inspector Darren Wilcox said they have been preparing since February 2012 and even studying up on the Grey Cup parties of the past. He credits the Regina Police Association for following along with a plan to have all hands on deck.

“During Grey Cup festival week they’ve suspended their holidays so we can put the most police officers on the street,” he said.

29-year-old man killed in crash on Dewdney Ave near Pinkie Road

A serious crash in the early hours of Friday morning has taken the life of a 29-year old man

Three men were headed northbound on Pinkie Road when the vehicle lost control and all three were thrown from the vehicle.
It happened just before 1:00 a.m. near Dewdney and Pinkie Road

A 28-year old and a 22-year old were rushed to the hospital, but the 29-year-old man died on the scene.

Police are trying to find out exactly what happened.

Police follow footprints to nab suspect

A 16-year-old boy is facing charges after a set of footprints tipped off police.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person allegedly trying to break into a car on the 10 block of Chomyn Crescent.  

When they got to the scene police found two sets of footprints, which they followed to Lenore Drive and Wanuskewin Road.

Police found the 16 year old and an 18 year old man inside a restaurant and say they were able to match their shoes to the footprints.

The 16 year old was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and breaching conditions.

Slippery conditions on highways and some city streets

Rain over night and cooling temperatures this morning may create some slippery sections on your morning commute.

West bound lanes of Highway 1 from Morris to Rush Lake were closed for a few hours due to a crash but it reopened before 9:30 a.m.

So far the Highway Hotline is reporting winter conditions on most highways in the southern half of the province, but drivers are reporting some very slippery conditions.

UPDATE: Crash on Arcola causes traffic back-up

An accident on Arcola Avenue had traffic rerouted Wednesday evening.

Police said 38-year-old man driving a car east on Arcola Avenue attempted to make a left turn onto the Ring Road exit Ramp just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night. He did so without a turn signal. His car was struck by a westbound pick-up truck as he drove through the intersection.

A 14-year-old passenger in the car was trapped inside until fire crews could cut him out of the vehicle using the jaws of life. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Mother hopes to find daughter Richele Bear missing for 3 months

Three months after her daughter went missing the mother of Regina woman Richele Bear isn't giving up hope to find her.

The 23-year-old was last seen on August 7 on the 10 block of Retallack Street. Her mother Michele, along with other family members have held two walks and put posters up around the North Central neighbourhood to raise awareness about her case.

"Richele was a very well-respected, very-well known, very well- loved member of the community in North Central," Michele said in an interview about her daughter this week.

Saskatoon Police investigate spree of taxi robberies

Taxi drivers in Saskatoon have to worry about more than icy roads after a spree of robberies.

Saskatoon Police are investigating after three armed robberies involving taxi drivers on Nov. 6, 11, and 12.

Each incident the taxi driver picked up a man between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. During the drive the suspect gets the driver to pull over and asks for the change from his fare.

Instead of exiting the vehicle, the suspect pulls out a knife and demands the taxi driver's cash before taking off on foot.

Police said that so far none of the drivers have been injured.

How to detect donation scams

Whenever there is a natural disaster in the world, there is often someone looking to take advantage of people who want to donate.

Janie Perreault with the RCMP's Commercial Crime Unit said at this point, police are not aware of any particular scams in Regina involving the typhoon relief for the Philippines. Her advice is to be aware of people approaching you for money via unsolicited emails or phone calls.

"When someone is coming to you, it's hard to tell if they are the real deal or not," she noted.

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