Home invader steals car keys at knife point

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Two people were charged after allegedly breaking into a North Battleford home and forcing the homeowner to turn over keys to his vehicle.

Delainey Moosomin, 23, from North Battleford, and Niesha Baptiste, 24, from Moosomin First Nation, appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court March 5.

The Battlefords RCMP had sent out an alert on April 4 saying that at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, an unknown subject entered a residence and demanded vehicles keys from the property owner. The suspect was described as non-white, wearing all black with a black mask. The suspect was given keys to a 2002 white Buick Century.

Not long after, police recovered the vehicle and arrested Moosomin and Baptiste.

Moosomin was charged with stealing keys with a knife, resisting a peace officer, theft of a vehicle, break and enter, and mischief/property damage under $5,000.

Moosomin also has charges from December 2019 including carrying a concealed weapon (knife and bear spray).

Baptiste was charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop for police during a pursuit, resisting a peace officer, possession of a vehicle under $5,000 by crime, and failing to comply with probation conditions.

Baptiste also has charges from January including driving a vehicle on Sweetgrass First Nation while being pursued by police and failing to stop, driving a vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public, possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, failing to comply with a probation order not to possess firearms or other weapons, and two counts of failing to appear in court.

The two will be back in court later this week for bail hearings.

Crown Prosecutor Chris Browne said he was opposed to both of the accused being released.

ljoy@glaciermedia.ca

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist