Police arrest three after two unrelated weapons incidents

Police seized a sawed off rifle, ammunition, three knives and a can of bear spray in one of the two weapons incidents on Tuesday night. (Prince Albert Police Service/Submitted)

The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) responded to two separate weapons incidents on Tuesday night leaving three facing charges.

The first took place at about 11:30 p.m. when patrol was travelling on the 600 block of 7th Street East, which is by North Country Massage & Medi Spa.

They spotted a suspect man walking outside and breaching his curfew; he was with another man.

Both were arrested and searched–officers found a backpack containing a sawed off rifle, ammunition and three knives.

The suspect’s companion also had a can of bear spray.

A 22-year-old from Prince Albert is facing nine firearms-related charges.

The other 24-year-old from Prince Albert is facing eight.

Both appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Wednesday.

Then, at about 1:06 a.m., police responded to a mischief complaint at 1600 Muzzy Drive.

The complaint said a man wearing all black was trying to break into vehicles.

Officers found the suspect nearby in the Teflar Bay area.

In the second incident, police found a loaded sawed off rifle the suspect had dropped. (Prince Albert Police Service/Submitted)

He tried to escape as police briefly ran after him and made a successful arrest.

They found that he was wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault and found a loaded sawed off rifle that he had dropped during the chase.

The 21-year-old from Hepburn is facing six firearms-related charges in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Wednesday.