Last Friday’s hold and secure precaution at a Lloydminster school due to the police search for a suspect continues to unfold this week.
On Friday Oct. 21 about 2 p.m, police had asked the public to avoid 36 Street and 52 Avenue in Lloydminster as they sought a suspect they say was connected to a stolen vehicle. As a precaution the nearby Barr Colony School was placed on hold and secure.
On Friday evening about 8:45 p.m., Battleford RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover on Mosquito First Nation. Investigators say the driver, who was carrying a bag and a gun, got out of the vehicle and walked westbound. Police were unable to locate the male-driver who was reportedly wearing a red sweater and a red hat.
Officers think that this vehicle may have been used in a flight from police in Lloydminster, earlier Friday, as well as a report of armed individuals in a truck in Maidstone. Combined detachments are searching for the male-suspect.
On Sunday Oct. 23 at about 8:40 p.m., Battleford RCMP got a report that this suspect, along with six to eight other people, were in vehicles at a gas station on Mosquito First Nation. The vehicles are described as a newer-model white Dodge Ram four-door truck and a black Jeep Cherokee. Officers say the suspects were described as wearing white, possibly Halloween-style masks.
Officers are currently working to find these vehicles and individuals. Police add the suspects are believed to be armed and should not be approached.
Anyone having information or seeing the suspects, the Dodge Ram or Jeep Cherokee, is asked to contact Battleford RCMP at 306-446-1720 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).