In­tox­i­cated man res­cued from river was wanted for theft

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - CITY + REGION -

An in­tox­i­cated man who was res­cued from the river at the CP train bridge was ar­rested when po­lice dis­cov­ered he was wanted in con­nec­tion with a theft.

City po­lice were called to the river near the bridge on Tuesday at 8:29 p.m. for a re­port of a man walk­ing in the wa­ter. Po­lice then got a sec­ond call say­ing the man was hold­ing onto a bridge pil­lar.

Of­fi­cers ar­rived and found the 37-year-old, who was in­tox­i­cated. The fire depart­ment’s wa­ter res­cue team re­trieved him brought him to shore, where po­lice were wait­ing. They learned he was wanted in con­nec­tion with a theft. He was ar­rested and charged with theft un­der $5,000.

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