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Estevan police announce charges for thefts from industrial sites

Charges are for theft of copper pipe and possessing break-in instruments.
Estevan police building An Estevan Police cruiser in front of the detachment

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Police Service has announced charges related to investigations into two separate incidents of theft last week. 

An EPS member on patrol early Sept. 22 spotted a suspicious vehicle in the east end of the city. A photo of the vehicle has previously been circulated on EPS social media, seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individuals responsible, following a theft early on Sept. 17. 

Police were able to interrupt a theft in progress on Sept. 22 and take two men into custody.

Justin Jackson, age 48, of Regina, and Roland Roberge, also 48, of Southey, have been charged jointly for theft under $5,000 for allegedly stealing a catalytic converter, and possession of instruments used for a break-in. 

Jackson has also been charged with theft under $5,000 for the theft of copper pipe, stemming from an incident on Sept. 17. 

The two were released on conditions of an undertaking that include a curfew, no contact with each other and not to attend the city of Estevan unless for court purposes.

The charges have not been proven in court. 

In other recent police news, officers received a request on Sept. 20 to do a welfare check on an individual living in Estevan. The individual’s family lives outside the city. Police located the individual and arranged for them to make contact with their family.

Police received a report of mischief to property. The subjects were alleged to have thrown eggs at a residence in the Westview area. The investigation identified several individuals as being responsible for the act and formally cautioned them against future similar incident. The EPS would like to remind the public that criminal charges may be laid against individuals found throwing eggs at another person's property.

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