Taxi stolen at knifepoint, suspect faces multiple charges – DiscoverEstevan.com

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A 23-year-old Estevan man is facing half a dozen Criminal Code charges after police say he stole a cab at knifepoint and got fled from police early Sunday morning.

The Estevan Police Department reports being notified of an armed robbery around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. A suspect had hired a local taxi company and eventually forced the driver out of the vehicle at knifepoint.

EPS Sergeant. Tyler McMillen said he located the suspect traveling westbound on Highway 39.

“Some coordination took place and with the assistance of the RCMP and the Weyburn Police Department the vehicle was disabled using tire deflation devices,” McMillen said. “Subject fled on foot. The identity of the accused was determined by investigative means, and ultimately, at approximately 4:30 a.m., he was taken into custody.”

Riley Mills-Miller has been charged with the following offences:

  • Stealing a motor vehicle with an offensive weapon contrary to section 344(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
  • While committing an assault, threatening to use a weapon contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • While being chased by the police, fail to stop contrary to section 320.17 of the Criminal Code.
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Had in his possession a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code.
  • While bound by a probation order, he failed to maintain public order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code.

The taxi driver was not physically injured.

“In the end, it all turned out okay,” McMillen said. “It just takes a little time [to] try to do it in the safest way possible, and don’t even hurt the suspect more than we have to.”

Mills-Miller has been taken into custody and will appear in court on Monday morning.

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