The Weyburn Police Service and Weyburn EMS responded to a report of a male person having been stabbed on New Year's Day. The investigation has revealed that the incident began some time before in a local hotel room where a 20-year-old man was struck with a bottle resulting in a moderate injury to his head.
The dispute later escalated at the accused's residence where the victim was severely beaten then stabbed with a knife. The victim received significant but non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the stabbing. The victim also received significant injuries to his head as a result of the beating.
He was transported to the Weyburn General Hospital then to the Regina General Hospital. A 20-year-old Weyburn resident was arrested at the scene and is facing one charge of assault causing bodily harm, one charge of aggravated assault and one charge of possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking. He made his first court appearance in Weyburn on Jan. 4. Alcohol and drugs are believed to have been a contributing factor. This appears to be an isolated incident where both people were known to each other.
The Weyburn Police Service received a report of two firearms having been stolen from a motor vehicle on Ash Drive on Dec. 29. The firearms were not loaded. Firearms in the hands of untrained or irresponsible people are extremely dangerous. The city police are asking for the public's assistance if anyone has any knowledge of this theft. Police also wish to remind those gun owners that it is a criminal offence to store any firearm in an unsafe manner.
Also on New Year's Day, police responded to a complaint that a 29-year-old woman was assaulted by a 32-year-old woman at a local pub. The matter is still under investigation.
City police responded to a complaint that a 23-year-old man was assaulted by a 22-year-old male roommate at a local hotel on New Year's Day. As a result of police intervention and with the assistance of the employer, the matter was mediated without further incident.
City police received a report of a missing person on New Year's Day. A-29-year-old man jumped from the vehicle in which he was riding, while being given a ride home, and took off. Due to the extremely cold temperature this became an immediate concern. The male was located approximately seven hours later at a friend's residence. Alcohol was a factor. This senseless alcohol-induced act caused significant emotional distress for the family and taxed the resources of an already very busy police service.
Police were called to a domestic dispute on Dec. 27. The matter was minor in nature and the police remained to keep the peace during the disposition of some property.
Also on Dec. 27, police responded to a report of a minor hit and run collision in the city parking lot across from the mall. The matter is still under investigation.
Police wish to remind motorists of their legal obligation in minor accidents. As long as both vehicles are drivable, are both Saskatchewan registered vehicles, and no serious criminal offence has been committed you do not have to report to the police. You do, however, have to leave your name and information with the damaged vehicle. Failing to do so is an offence under the Traffic Safety Act.
The Weyburn police responded to a matter in the 1000 Block of Park Avenue where they found a heavily intoxicated male banging on house doors wanting to fight. This person was co-operative upon police arrival and was given a warning and a ride to his residence.
Police responded to a complaint from a local pub regarding an unruly patron on Dec. 29. The patron had been evicted but returned and became combative. Police arrested a 52-year-old local woman who was lodged in cells. The woman is facing a charge under the Alcohol Gaming and Regulation Act for re-entering an outlet after having been asked to leave.
Police was called to a local business that had apprehended a 16-year-old female for shoplifting. Police took custody of the youth who now faces a criminal charge of theft.
On Dec. 31, city police responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at Sims Avenue and Queen Street. As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old man has been charged with driving without due care and attention. There were no injuries.
The Weyburn police dealt with 67 files during the period of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, many of which were alcohol-related.
On Christmas Day, the Weyburn Police Service responded to a break and enter on Park Avenue, with entry gained through an unlocked door. Several electronic devices were stolen. A 35-year-old Weyburn resident was charged with break-and-enter.
The Weyburn Police Service responded to an assault at a coffee shop in the Weyburn mall on Dec. 21. A 40-year-old woman assaulted a 52-year-old woman; the 40-year-old was taken into custody. The matter is still under investigation.
City police responded to an assault at a local bar on Dec. 24. A 21-year-old male victim was attacked by an unknown male. Minor injuries were received and the matter is still under investigation.
Also, on Dec. 24, the police responded to a motor vehicle collision at the corner of Sims Avenue and Allen Street. A vehicle travelling east-bound on Sims Avenue lost control and hit the sign of a business. Icy road conditions, speed and driver inexperience were all contributing factors. The driver was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for his driving actions.
On Christmas Day, the Weyburn Fire Department was called to a basement fire at a residence on Douglas Road. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical; the house sustained a moderate amount of damage.
City police responded to a complaint of an impaired driver on Boxing Day; the 16-year-old male driver had been drinking and received a 30-day driving suspension. He was also charged under the Traffic Safety Act for his driving actions.
The police responded to a fight at a local bar on Dec. 27. A 27-year-old man was charged under the City of Weyburn's fighting bylaw. No injuries were received during the altercation.
Also on Dec. 27, police were assisted by the Weyburn Fire Department on two separate incidents, one a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the King George Hotel around 5 p.m., and they assisted the RCMP at a motor vehicle accident one mile north of Yellow Grass.