Man charged after stolen car crashes into Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina

REGINA — A 28-year-old man has been charged after a stolen car crashed into the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina.

Police say in a news release that they were dispatched Tuesday night to a collision at the museum, which is home to a well-known tyrannosaurus display.

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Officers say the collision caused significant damage to the museum doors and the vehicle.

Police say they found a man inside the museum, but the release doesn't indicate that there was any damage to the exhibits.

The man, who was arrested after a brief foot chase, had a cut on his arm and was taken to the Regina General Hospital for assessment before being taken into custody.

Officers have determined the vehicle had been stolen only moments before the crash and had been observed speeding on a nearby street.

Okimaw Bear of Meadow Lake, Sask., is charged with driving while prohibited; break, enter and commit mischief; and theft of an auto under $5,000.

He made his first court appearance Wednesday morning.

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