Pair of out-of-towners arrested in weapons incidents

Police seized this machete off of a man accused of using it to threaten Gateway Mall security. Photo courtesy Prince Albert Police Service.

Two men have been arrested and charged after police responded to a pair of weapons calls on March 4.

Shortly before 4 p.m., patrol officers responded to the area of Gateway mall for a report that a man had threatened mall security with a machete and fled on foot.

Officers “flooded” the area, according to a news release, and located a man matching the description at Third Avenue West and 14th Street. The suspect was arrested without incident. Police searched him and found a machete in his possession.

The 27-year-old from Montreal Lake was charged with assault with a weapon and breaching a court order. He made his first court appearance Tuesday.

The second incident took place at about 11:35 p.m. in the 1200 Block of 18 Street West.

Officers were called to a complaint of a man in possession of a gun. They were told that the suspect had threatened the victim with the gun. Officers attended the area, located the man and arrested him without incident, seizing a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Police allegedly seized this sawed-off shotgun from a Regina man on March 4, 2019. Photo courtesy Prince Albert Police Service.

The 29-year-old Regina man has been charged with numerous firearm-related charges and a breach of a court order. He was due for a first appearance Tuesday.

The Regina man allegedly knew his victim. According to police, this was not a random act.