Prank call keeps Saskatoon police busy
Published Sunday, January 6, 2013 6:23PM CST
Last Updated Monday, January 7, 2013 10:26AM CST
A prank-call Saturday night tied up Saskatoon police, while an armed robbery took place at the STC bus depot.
According to police, a call came in at around 6 p.m. reporting a disturbance at a residence on the 200 block of Egbert Avenue. Police say the caller told them that a woman was dealing drugs and pointing a handgun at people. Five police cars and the K-9 Unit responded to the call.
The call proved to be false, but it tied up police resources while an armed robbery was taking place.
Fortunately, the K-9 Unit and other units arrived in time to take the robber into custody after he fought a police officer while trying to escape. The robber was arrested, and was armed with a pellet gun.
Police were able to track down the individual who made the call. A 21-year-old man is now in custody after being charged with public mischief.