Three individuals have been charged after shots were fired in the Lloydminster area last week, resulting in a dangerous persons alert being issued in the province.
On September 6, 2022, at around 2:45 a.m., RCMP received reports of shots fired at a residence in the city of Lloydminster. Investigators determined that the vehicle in question was a black, newer model Ford Mustang and alerted nearby RCMP detachments to watch for the vehicle.
At 3:49 a.m., Maidstone RCMP received reports of shots fired at a residence in the RM of Brittania. It was determined through investigation that the black Mustang approached the residence. Multiple occupants exited the vehicle and began checking parked vehicles in the driveway.
The homeowner approached the door and a firearm was discharged towards the homeowner. The bullets struck the house and the occupants were not physically injured.
Maidstone RCMP received another report at 4:08 a.m., that occupants in a black Mustang attempted to steal fuel from a residence in the R.M of Brittania.
Maidstone RCMP and other Saskatchewan RCMP resources began investigating immediately.
At approximately 7 a.m., Saskatchewan RCMP issued an emergency alert informing the public of a civil emergency.
RCMP began receiving reports that the Mustang was spotted leaving Lloydminster towards Onion Lake Cree Nation.
Multiple Saskatchewan and Alberta RCMP units, Saskatchewan Highway Patrol officers and conservation officers from the Provincial Protective Services Branch, Wilton Police Service, RCMP Police Dog Services and the Lloydminster Rescue Squad searched for the vehicle.
Once located, the vehicle was disabled using a spike belt. The investigation determined it had been reported as stolen from Paynton, Saskatchewan on September 5.
The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene. Two were later located and arrested in a camper in the community, and a third was located and arrested in a forested area close to where the car was disabled.
Later that evening, two more females were located and arrested in the community.
Three individuals have been charged following the events last Tuesday.
24-year-old Blaire Chief from Onion Lake, 19-year-old Jessica Fox from Poundmaker Cree Nation, and a 15-year-old male youth from the North Battleford are all facing three charges.
The charges include; one count of resist obstruct peace officer, one count flight from peace officer, and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Fox and the male youth appeared in Battleford Provincial Court on September 9.
Chief will appear in Battleford Provincial Court on September 12.
Two individuals arrested were released without charges. Maidstone RCMP continue to investigate these incidents.