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Regina break-and-enter investigation yields charges for man, 23: Police

A 23-year-old man is facing charges following an investigation which revealed multiple alleged break-and-enter incidents in Regina.

The Regina Police Service (RPS) stated that officers caught Waylon Prosper in a construction compound with stolen items.

“Shortly after 11:00 p.m., on February 23, 2024, the RPS Communications Centre received a call from a security monitoring company. The caller stated they had observed a male suspect enter a construction compound in the 1900 block of Retallack Street, grab a roll of wire and leave,” police stated.

“A short time later, he returned and, according to the caller, he was still in the compound at the time of the call.”

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Police stated that officers from both patrol and canine units responded to the scene and were able to track Prosper, who was hiding under a construction trailer. Police said during the arrest, a police service dog made contact with the suspect. The accused was taken to hospital to be treated for what appeared to be minor injuries from the dog bite.

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“Further investigation revealed the suspect was wanted in relation to two other break and enters as well as a mischief incident,” police stated.

“He is facing multiple charges relating to those offences.”

Prosper is charged with break and enter, possession of property, possession of break-in instruments and failing to comply with probation order.

The accused made his first appearance on these charges in Regina Provincial Court on the morning of Feb. 26.

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