Regina Police are seeking the public’s help in solving five possible assaults with bear spray over the weekend.
Police believe all five incidents are related.
Officers were sent to the Regina General Hospital around 2:50 p.m. Saturday for a report of a bear spray or pepper spray assault.
Police said an 18-year-old woman was walking alone Saturday in the west alley at 12th Avenue and Toronto Street when a white truck pulled up alongside her. Police said people in the vehicle called for her attention and when she turned to look, a person sprayed her in the face.
Later that afternoon, police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Quebec Street for a report of another bear spray assault. Two 14-year-old girls and a 12-year-old girl were reportedly sprayed by people in a white truck.
Then, at about 11:50 p.m. Saturday night, police were dispatched to the 900 block of east Arcola Avenue, where a 32-year-old man was reportedly sprayed by someone in a white truck.
That call was followed by another reported bear spray incident around 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Police were sent to 11th Avenue and Winnipeg Street after a caller indicated someone had been sprayed at the location and then hung up. When police arrived, they couldn’t locate the apparent victim or victims.
Around 2 a.m. Sunday, police received information that a white truck seen racing around the neighbourhood had crashed into a tree on the 1600 block of Toronto Street.
Police found the truck abandoned. It was later confirmed that the vehicle had been reported stolen.
No one was seriously injured in any of the incidents.
Police believe the incidents are related and are following up with victims and witnesses.
It is believed there were three or four occupants in the truck during these assaults, and that two of the occupants were women, who are believed to be in their teens.