On the evening of Monday July 9th, Carrot River area resident had his black Ford F350 stolen. In the back seat was his kids 4H tack and a saddle, along with several boxes of fungicide in the box.
At approximately 3:40 a.m on Wednesday, July 11th, the stolen vehicle was pursued by Saskatoon Police Service units out of the city on Hwy #14.
SPS had attempted to stop the Ford F 350 truck within the city limits by using a spike belt. The spike belt did deflate two tires, however the vehicle continued travelling on Hwy 14 toward Biggar at speeds between 20 – 40 KMS per hour on the rims of the tires.
Biggar RCMP attempted to spike belt the truck’s remaining tires east of Biggar on HWY 14 at approximately 5:00 am, but the truck avoided the spike belt by driving into the ditch and the truck became struck.
At that point, the occupants refused to exit the vehicle. RCMP and Saskatoon Police members surrounded the vehicle and closed off public access to the highway and started negotiating with the occupants of the vehicle. The 4 occupants of the vehicle exited 5 and half hours later and surrendered to police without further incident.
2 adult males and 2 adult females are now in police custody. The entire incident is now under investigation.
Two men, ages 22 and 27 and two women, ages 18 and 20, are facing 15 charges following an incident early this morning involving an attempted traffic stop of a stolen vehicle.
The four are facing charges including; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Evade Police and Possession of Stolen Property. The were scheduled to appear before a Justice of the Peace Wednesday evening.
Biggar RCMP were assisted in controlling access to the area by Warman RCMP, Biggar Fire Department and The Saskatchewan Department of Highways.
Further updates will be provided as they become available.