Two more drug busts, a couple of traffic accidents and a telephone/money scam joined the usual list of arrests of intoxicated people as part of the week's activities for the Estevan Police Service (EPS).
On Oct. 19, an 89-year-old Estevan man riding a scooter, was attempting to cross Fourth Street at 12th Avenue when he was struck by a car that had started to proceed eastbound after the 12th Avenue traffic light had turned green.
The driver of the scooter was taken to hospital with minor injuries and the incident remains under investigation.
A motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Sixth Street and 13th Avenue involving a semi-unit and a SUV caused considerable damage to the smaller vehicle and minor injuries for the lone female occupant of the SUV.
Police report that the intersection traffic lights were not operational at the time, so four-way stop signs had been put up to control traffic at this busy corner. Drivers are reminded by police that the rules of the road regarding stop signs are implemented when they are put in place after the traffic lights fail.
A telephone scam was being looked into by EPS members on Oct. 20.
In this incident, the caller was posing as an injured relative in need of money that was to be transferred via Western Union.
Police remind the public to always check with family and police prior to sending any money out to accommodate unusual circumstances.
An intoxicated man in the downtown area of the city was picked up by police on Oct. 20 and deposited in cells until he regained sobriety. No charges were laid.
The theft of a vehicle from a local business was reported to police that same day.
The vehicle was recovered a short time later but the matter remains under investigation and police are asking the public to respond to their request for further information regarding this heist. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact the Estevan EPS at 634-4767.
Another theft, this time a set of speakers and an iPod, was reported to police on the evening of Oct. 21. The theft occurred in the parking lot of the Estevan Comprehensive School.
On that same night, police were called to a residence in the south central part of the city where it was reported that a suspicious person was caught looking into the windows of local residences. The matter remains under investigation.
On the night of Oct. 22, EPS members were called to the central part of the city and as a result of their trip they arrested a 16-year-old male for being in possession of marijuana. He has a Nov. 25 court date.
Police were next called to a local business in the central part of the city in response to a report of a disturbance. Upon their arrival, police arrested a 24-year-old man for being intoxicated in a public place.
A disturbance at a local lounge at 1 o'clock on the morning of Oct. 23 required police attention. The event was over prior to police arrival but a 47-year-old Estevan man was arrested on outstanding warrants and taken into custody and lodged in police cells.
A half-hour later police were called to another local establishment with the report that a man was running around the parking lot spraying vehicles and patrons with the contents of a fire extinguisher.
A 21-year-old Carnduff man was arrested for public mischief and during the course of the arrest, the accused was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance so further charges were laid.
Within the next 10 minutes, police were called to a central convenience store in response to a report of a man being chased by a number of other people.
Police spoke to the victim and it was noted that he was very intoxicated so he was taken into custody and during the process, he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance so he was lodged in cells and charged accordingly.
At around 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 23 police arrested and charged a 25-year-old Estevan man for impaired drinking and driving while his blood-alcohol level was over .08 per cent. He will appear in court at a later date.
That same day, police checked a vehicle that was parked at a local baseball diamond and subsequently charged a 21-year-old New Brunswick man and a 15-year-old Estevan male with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Both suspects will appear in court at a later date to respond to those charges.