A police pursuit overnight in Saskatoon ended with the arrest of a young man who is now accused of stealing a car, dangerous driving, and failing to stop for the police.
An alert citizen called police around 1:30 a.m. CST this morning with a report of a man trying to break into cars in the Briarwood neighbourhood on the city’s east side.
Police arrived and began tracking the suspect with a Canine unit. That’s when police spotted an Acura leaving the area with no headlights on. Police tried to stop the car, but the driver refused.
Police chased the suspect to 108th Street and Preston Avenue where the suspect drove into a field, abandoned the car, and then tried to run away from the police. The chase continued on foot until officers, with the help of a Canine unit, were able to arrest the suspect.
The 17-year-old male suffered a dog bite on the buttocks in the arrest, but was treated in hospital, and then released into police custody. He now faces charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Dangerous Driving, and Failing to Stop for Police.
In a news release, police say the 17-year-old suspect will remain in custody until his first court appearance.