Saskatoon Police say there was a chase, a struggle and several weapons seized after a stolen truck was spotted near Idylwyld Drive and Connaught Place around 4:15 AM Wednesday morning.
The air support unit was tracking the vehicle before the chase was on and says they witnessed erratic and dangerous driving which allegedly included trying to ram a canine unit vehicle and driving without headlights in the wrong direction on Lorne Avenue and Highway 219.
A stud belt was laid out as the truck made its way to the east side of the city to a yard near Grasswood Road and Lorne Avenue but despite all four tires now being flat, police say the suspect still tried to flee coming to a stop in a field. He reportedly didn’t give up without a struggle when officers tried to take him into custody.
The 41 year old man is in court today facing several charges including numerous firearms offences and assault with a weapon against a police officer.
Police also seized two sawed off shotguns, bear spray and a knife.