34 year old Kristopher-Lee Steenman has been arrested and charged with Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police, and Assault Police Officer among other charges after a traffic stop on Highway 5 west of Canora.
Around 11:25 p.m. Friday, the suspect was initially pulling over, but suddenly reversed and rammed the police vehicle. After turning around, the vehicle again rammed the police unit; this time, head-on. The adult, male driver and lone occupant then exited the vehicle carrying an axe and proceeded to strike the police vehicle while yelling threats. Back-up units from Canora and Kamsack detachments arrived and the suspect was subdued and arrested. The suspect and two members sustained minor injuries in the incident. Steenman has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Yorkton on May 8, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.