Punnichy RCMP contended with a male resisting arrest during an attempted apprehension on October 22. 

Punnichy RCMP investigated a confirmed sighting of an adult male wanted on numerous Criminal Code charges on the George Gordon First Nation. They conducted immediate patrols and located the adult male sitting in a truck parked at a local business. When officers advised he was under arrest, the male locked himself into the truck and made attempts to start the vehicle. Officers gained access to the truck through the window and made multiple attempts to arrest the male.

The male continued to resist arrest. Efforts to complete the arrest required the use of a baton and a CEW (Conducted Energy Weapon) deployment. Once the male was safely arrested, officers transported him to the detachment in a police vehicle.

While en route to the detachment, the individual appeared to be falling asleep. Officers contacted EMS immediately to check the well-being of the suspect at the detachment. The male was transported to hospital by EMS to receive medical treatment and was cleared for incarceration. The male was remanded into custody.

As a result of this investigation, 47-year-old Joseph Charles Cyr has been charged with Resisting a Police Officer and Failure to Comply with a Release Oder Condition, in addition to 16 outstanding Criminal Code charges. He is scheduled to appear in court in Regina on October 24th, 2022.