EPS canine helped with the arrest of a suspect

The Estevan Police Service’s K9 unit was recently used in the arrest of a suspect.

On Aug. 18, the EPS received information that Kristofer Donald, 28, of Estevan was at a residence in the central part of the city. Donald was wanted for allegedly failing to comply with his electronic monitoring conditions and had been at large for approximately one week.

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In addition, he has a number of other outstanding Criminal Code charges.

Police were aware Donald had been in different locations in southern Saskatchewan over the course of the week, and might have made his way back to the Energy City.

Members were able to confirm Donald’s presence at the residence and due to safety concerns the EPS canine unit was called in for support. Attempts to negotiate and have Donald surrender were unsuccessful. 

Police dog Max was utilized to search the residence and located Donald hiding inside a small closet in a back bedroom. Max apprehended Donald at this time. The suspect was subsequently transported to hospital for treatment of a puncture wound to his forearm.

Donald is facing further charges of allegedly resisting arrest and failing to comply with conditions of his undertaking, in addition to outstanding drug trafficking charges. He appeared in court on Aug. 19 and has been remanded in custody until later in September.

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