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Estevan Police called about thefts, issue driver's licence suspension

Members had another busy weekend with a couple of reported thefts.
Estevan police building An Estevan Police cruiser in front of the detachment
The latest for the Estevan Police Service.

ESTEVAN - Members of the Estevan Police Service had another busy weekend, as they responded to 64 occurrences. Twenty-one traffic-related tickets were issued over the course of the weekend.

Police received a complaint Aug. 18 about a solicitor visiting a Westview residence a second time after being told they were unwelcome. Police caution individuals that it might become a criminal offence if they return to an individual's residence to solicit when they are aware they are unwelcome.

Officers received a report of theft of a package that had been delivered to a home in the Westview area of the city. The matter is still under investigation.

Police received a report of a social media scam in which the complainant received a friend request from an individual unknown to them but had "mutual" friends. The complainant accepted the friend request and shortly after received a scam attempt. This matter is under investigation.

Members received a report of two suspicious people hanging around a local service station. The people were reported to have gone into backyards around the area. Members attended and spoke with the individuals who were waiting for a ride, warned about their actions and sent on their way.

An individual was arrested for causing a disturbance and trying to re-enter a licensed premises after being asked to leave. He was transported to the police station to be lodged until sober.

A driver was issued a 72-hour driver’s licence suspension and her vehicle was impounded for 72 hours after a traffic stop in north Estevan. The driver provided a sample of breath on the roadside screening device with "warning" result.

Police received a report of a theft of property from a Westview-area business on Aug. 20. The individual that committed the theft has been identified and the matter is under investigation. Charges are pending.

Members received a request to do a wellness check on an individual who was not answering calls or responding to messages.  Police made contact with the individual and determined he was okay and didn’t need any further assistance.

Officers arrested a 41-year-old man for breaching one of his release conditions. He was released with a court appearance for October.

Members received a harassment complaint. The matter remains under investigation.

Police received a complaint of a domestic disturbance. While speaking with one of the parties involved, it was determined that the person had an outstanding warrant. The individual was released with a court appearance in October.

The RCMP requested assistance in finding a vehicle that was reported to have an impaired driver and heading towards Estevan. Police located the vehicle entering the city limits, however no signs of impairment were noted. The driver had traveled a long distance and was tired.