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Police chase results in arrest for suspect wanted in area robberies

Stehr was charged with:
• Assault with a Weapon, Section 267(a) Criminal Code;
• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Section 249(1)(a) Criminal Code.
Stehr was also wanted on charges stemming from incidents which occurred in September, 2017: motor vehicle theft; possession of stolen property; unauthorized use of credit card data; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; resisting/obstructing an officer; failing to comply with probation; failure to attend court; and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
On June 18 at 1:30 p.m. Biggar RCMP responded to information that Travis Stehr was in the RM of Biggar. A vehicle identified as Stehr’s was located, and members activated their emergency equipment to initiate a traffic stop. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated.
Officers from Biggar, Unity, and Kindersley/Kerrobert responded and became involved in the pursuit. Following the brief pursuit, officers located the suspect vehicle approximately 1.5 kilometres west of Landis, near Highway 14.
The driver was quickly located in a nearby wooded area and was arrested by Biggar RCMP without incident.
As a result of this incident Travis Stehr has been charged with:
• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Section 249(1)(a) Criminal Code;
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (less than $5, 000), Section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code;
• Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Being Pursued by Police, Section 249.1(1) Criminal Code;
• Possession of Break-In Instruments, Section 351(1) Criminal Code;
• Three counts of Failure to Comply with a Condition of an Undertaking, Section 145(3) Criminal Code.
Stehr made his first court appearance in North Battleford Provincial Court on June 19. The outstanding warrants from the previous incident were brought forward at this time. His next appearance in North Battleford Provincial Court was Thursday, June 21.
“I would like to thank the media helping bring attention to this investigation,” said Sgt. Colin Sawrenko, Detachment Commander of Biggar RCMP. “I would also like to thank the citizens of Biggar and surrounding area for their diligence in reporting information to police. The partnership between Biggar RCMP and our local Rural Crime Watch was extremely valuable in this investigation.”