Shots fired, two arrested near Maidstone

From battlefordsNOW
April 16, 2018 - 8:00am


Two people are in custody and facing multiple charges following a high speed pursuit that ended with shots fired just off Highway 16 west of Delmas on Saturday night.

Maidstone RCMP said they received a report that a stolen that was involved taxi cab van, a black Dodge Caravan, that was involved in an alleged robbery and assault with a weapon on Friday in Regina was at a gas station in Lasburn late Saturday night about 11:30 p.m.

RCMP located the vehicle on Highway #16 and activated their emergency equipment; however the van did not stop.

A pursuit began and the RCMP followed the van eastbound on Highway #16 with the assistance of North Battleford RCMP and Police Dog Services (PDS). The van stopped just off Highway #16 west of Delmas and a firearm was discharged from the van. This resulted in an RCMP member discharging their firearm.

An RCMP vehicle then struck the van and the van became stuck in the ditch. A firearm was pointed towards members and an RCMP member discharged their firearm.

With the assistance of Police Dog Services, an adult male and adult female were arrested at the scene. The adult female received medical treatment for what were described as minor injuries as a result of the assistance from PDS during her arrest. No RCMP members were injured as a result of this incident.

Tristian Pinder, 19, of Elk Point Alberta, and 30-year-old Verena Petruka of Melville are both facing multiple charges including flight from police, possession of stolen property, discharge of a firearm with intent and assaulting a police officer.

Both will appear in North Battleford Provincial Court on Monday at 9:30 a.m.


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Shots fired, two arrested near Maidstone

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