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Battlefords experiencing high levels of crime

Battleford RCMP have responded to over 160 calls over the weekend with 19 leading to various charges.

On Feb. 17 a 17-year old male had allegedly assaulted his grandmother in North Battleford. The teenager was arrested after failing to follow police direction and assaulting an arresting officer. He has been charged with Assault on his grandmother and Assault on the Peace Officer.

Also, on Feb. 17 police in Battleford were conducting regular patrols and saw a truck swerving. The RCMP attempted to stop the vehicle, but it began speeding and police decided to stop the pursuit because of safety concerns. The vehicle did crash into other vehicles in a driveway after a sharp turn. Police identify the man as a 28-year old from Battleford who has been charged with carrying a concealed Weapon, Resisting Arrest and several more charges.

The following day a 44-year old man was threatening a woman with a bat in a home in North Battleford and when police arrived the man was gone. He is known to police and charges are pending.

An 18-year old male from North Battleford turned himself into police after fleeing in a stolen pickup truck. The man refused to stop at a police initiated traffic stop and later was involved in a collision. There were no injuries and he has been charged with several charges including Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Operating a motor vehicle while being pursued be police.

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Battleford RCMP are asking anyone with information on these crimes to call them at 306-446-1720.

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