Shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, members of the Meadow Lake RCMP were patrolling the Flying Dust First Nation area and attempted to pull over a vehicle.
In a media release, Sgt. Ryan How said the driver failed to stop for police immediately then tried to run into a house.
“A 20-year-old male from Flying Dust has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle over .08, obstruction of a peace officer, and several charges under the Traffic Safety Act,” he said. “RCMP were very dismayed to find two children under the age of 12 in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.”
Two youths arrested for vehicle break-ins, mischief
Two youths, aged 14 and 15 were arrested on Saturday, Oct. 7 for breaking into vehicles and other property. RCMP located the youth hiding at the Northwest Health Facility, and they were apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
The elder youth was charged with two counts of resisting arrest, mischief, and theft under $5,000, and is also under multiple release conditions from previous arrests/charges regarding property crime. The 14-year-old was charged with theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with a youth probation order. Both have been released, and will appear in court in Meadow Lake on Nov. 20.
Arrest made in August vehicle fire
Police have arrested a suspect in an incident on Aug. 4, when a truck was stolen, then set on fire in Lions Park. Twenty-eight-year-old Lennex Merasty-Morin is charged with possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of driving while prohibited. He has been released and will appear in Meadow Lake court in the coming months.
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