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Yorkton RCMP lay charges after multiple robberies

January 8, 2018 2:28 pm


Charges have been laid in four separate robbery investigations as a result of extensive investigation by Yorkton RCMP General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Section and Yorkton and Melville/Ituna RCMP Detachments.

On January 5, 2018 shortly before 6:00 p.m. Melville/Ituna RCMP received a complaint of a robbery at a pharmacy in Ituna. An adult male entered the business. Various drugs were stolen and the male left in a van in an unknown direction. None of the individuals inside the pharmacy at the time of the incident were physically injured.

At 4:45 a.m. January 6, Melville/Ituna RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle near Kelliher, SK. Members located the van and arrested the lone adult male occupant without incident.

Chris Chernoff (DOB: 1974-04-20) of Yorkton, SK is charged in relation to robberies at separate businesses in:

· Yorkton - one on November 16 and one on November 22
· Melville on November 28
· Ituna on January 5, 2018

Charges laid:

· 4 counts, robbery, section 344 of the Criminal Code
· 3 counts, disguise with intent, section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
· 2 counts, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, section 88 of the Criminal Code
· 1 count, possession of property obtained by crime, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
· 1 count, possession of a substance, fentanyl, section 4(1) of the CDSA
· 1 count, possession of a substance, hydromorphone, section 4(1) of the CDSA

Chernoff appeared this morning in Yorkton Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. His next appearance will be in Yorkton Provincial Court on January 16, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.


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