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Estevan police asking for assistance with propane tank thefts

Latest news from the Estevan Police Service.
Estevan police building An Estevan Police cruiser in front of the detachment

ESTEVAN - On Nov. 22, police received a call from an employer that had a staff member who did not show up for work, so they requested a well-being check on the female. Police attended and the female reported she was sick. She was advised to notify her employer.

The same day, police received a report of uttering threats where a young person threatened another young person. The matter is still under investigation.

Members also attended to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 13th Avenue and Sixth Street. There was just property damage to the vehicles, and no one was reported to be injured. A Redvers female was charged for failing to stop for a red light.

Police received a request to keep the peace at a south-end residence while a party removed property from the residence. Police attended and the matter was resolved without incident.

Police received a noise complaint from a residence in the Churchill area. Resident was spoken to and warned of the bylaw.

On Nov. 23, officers received multiple reports of propane tanks being stolen in the city. Several similar thefts have been reported during this time, but police believe there is more that have occurred. If anyone has video surveillance around their property that had tanks stolen police would like to review it. The most recent thefts came from the 300-block of Kensington Avenue as well as the 900-block of Fifth Street. If anyone knows anything, saw anything or has any information to assist police they are asked to call EPS or Crime stoppers. There could be a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and/or charges.

Police assisted in an escort of a large building being moved out of the city on Nov. 23. Members want to thank motorists for their patience during this move.

The same day, police received a report of a vehicle that disobeyed red flashing lights and a stop sign of a school bus. This occurred in the Pleasantdale area. Police do have video evidence of the offence as well as the plate number and description of the driver. Police will be speaking to the driver in regard to their driving actions. The driver could face a charge/fine under the Traffic Safety Act.

Police should not have to remind the public that school bus lights and stop arms are there for the safety of our children. The stop sign has lights and writing on both sides of it so applies to vehicles travelling in the opposite direction as well as the same directions.

Police are pleading with motorists to take extra care and stop for all buses.

Police attended to a disturbance at a city core residence. The parties residing there were spoken to and warned about the noise disturbing other tenants in the building.

On Nov. 24, officers attended to a disturbance call at a local downtown residence. It was soon determined that what was reported to the police was inaccurate. No further action was required.

Police received a RID call and they were able to locate the individual that was reported to have been driving intoxicated. The individual provided a sample by consent that indicated he hadn't consumed any alcohol.

Police were called to a second city core address to report of an unwelcome guest. Police attended and the guest had left already. The matter is still under investigation and charges are pending if warranted.

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