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EPS arrests one person after taxi driver assaulted

Another person arrested Tuesday for failing to provide a breath sample:
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ESTEVAN - The Estevan Police Service made an arrest Tuesday after a taxi driver was assaulted.

Police received a phone call from the taxi driver. He said he had been assaulted and the male occupant did not have money to pay the fare. The 34-year-old man was located and charged for assault and fraud. He will answer to the charge on March 20.

Also on Tuesday, police conducted a traffic stop and believed they had grounds to request a sample of the driver’s saliva for an oral fluid device demand. The driver refused to provide a sample and was subsequently charged for refusal. His licence was suspended and the vehicle was towed. The 35-year-old man will answer to the charge on March 20.

In other recent police news, officers attended to a residence on Feb. 4 after receiving a report that an individual might be overdosing. Members attended and determined the individual had consumed too much alcohol, but was in the company of a responsible individual. No further action was taken.

Police received a report of an individual having the victim’s property and not returning it. The police will follow up with an investigation for possession of stolen property.

Members received a report of criminal harassment. An individual from Manitoba continues to contact a person in Estevan. The matter is under investigation.

Officers received a report about an eastbound vehicle on Highway 39 that was heading to Estevan from Macoun at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was also reported to be passing on a solid yellow line. Members located the vehicle and issued two traffic tickets to the driver.

Police received a second report of criminal harassment from a victim in North Dakota. The victim has been harassed by an individual that lives in Estevan and Brandon, Man. The matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of harassing communications between three individuals. The incidents have been ongoing for some time. Members obtained statements and the matter is under investigation.

Traffic enforcement concentrated on the area around Affinity Place. Several vehicles were stopped and the drivers were checked for impaired driving. No impaired driving charges were laid.

Members had 38 calls for service during the weekend of Feb. 3-5.

Police received a report of an intoxicated male at a local apartment complex on Feb. 5. The male was banging on doors in the complex. Members arrived and the male was placed under arrest for public intoxication. He was lodged in cells till sober.

Police received a complaint on Feb. 6 regarding mischief to a vehicle. The victim was at work when his window was damaged by a rock. The matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of a number of vehicles driving in the cemetery after hours. Members attended and did not locate anyone. They left prior to police arriving. The area will continue to be monitored.

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