Saskatchewan

Regina police charge three people after collision on Wednesday

Police say a machete and master keys were found after a suspicious vehicle fled from an officer.

Police say a machete and master keys were found after a suspicious vehicle fled from an officer

Regina police have charged three people after a vehicle fled from an officer. (Heidi Atter/CBC)

Police found a machete and master keys after a fleeing vehicle hit another automobile. 

At around 2:55 p.m. CST on Wednesday, police were called to an alley in the 600 block of Athol Street in Regina. Police said they received information about a suspicious vehicle where someone had a firearm. 

When police arrived, they saw a vehicle matching the description driving south nearby. The vehicle came to a stop on 5th Avenue and a police officer approached on foot. 

When the officer approached, the driver went into reverse and took off westbound on 5th Avenue, where it hit another vehicle in the intersection of 5th Avenue and Pasqua Street. 

Police said the person driving the vehicle that was hit was not injured. 

Four people in the fleeing vehicle were taken into custody: a 37-year-old man, a 25-year-old man, a 21-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy. 

Police said they didn't find a firearm but did find a machete and vehicle master keys.

Police charged some of the people in the vehicle with a gas drive-off theft that happened Tuesday on the 4300 block of Albert Street. 

One of the men was released without charges. The charged make their first appearances in court on Jan. 23.