Two Moose Jaw teenagers charged in Saskatoon
Two young men from Moose Jaw are facing charges in Saskatoon after an incident involving a stolen vehicle and an attempted escape from police early Wednesday morning.
A release from the Saskatoon Police Service stated that officers were alerted to a white Nissan Maxima that had been stolen and was travelling from Moose Jaw to Saskatoon.
The vehicle was located on McKercher Drive and when police tried to stop the car, the occupants tried to get away. This attempt was foiled when police used a tire deflation device, which disabled the vehicle, sending it into a ditch at Clarence Avenue and Circle Drive.
Officers found two boys, aged 15 and 16, in the car, along with an 11-year-old girl. All three were taken into custody and the boys charged with possession of stolen property.
The 16-year-old was also charged with evading police. Members of the Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service were called to help with the 11-year-old.
Const. Kyle Cunningham of the Moose Jaw Police Service confirmed that the car had been reported stolen — with the keys in it — in Moose Jaw, but could not say whether the young people were known to police. As they are all minors, their names will not be released.