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Estevan Police Service arrests two after vehicle theft

Two people were arrested in connection with Sunday's vehicle theft.
Estevan Police Service
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The Estevan Police Service has arrested two people in connection with the theft of a vehicle on Sunday.

Police were called to suspicious activity in the 800-block of Second Street. Two men were observed entering a vehicle and driving it away. 

Police located the vehicle in the area and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, a 20-year-old man from Carnduff, was arrested at the scene for theft of a motor vehicle and impaired driving. The passenger fled on foot at the outset of the traffic stop and was not immediately located.

Images of the male that fled were obtained from police vehicle in-car camera. Later that same day, that individual turned himself into the Estevan RCMP detachment and identified himself as having been involved in the vehicle theft. 

The RCMP transferred the 20-year-old Carnduff man into EPS custody for further investigation, after which he was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty.

Both males were held in custody during the investigation and were subsequently released with future court dates to speak to the charges.

The EPS is continuing to investigate this matter and thanks the public for their assistance during the investigation.

In other recent police news, members responded to a report of an unwanted guest at a residence in the south end of Estevan on Saturday. The parties were spoken to and the female left on her own and did not return to the residence. Nothing criminal took place so there was no need for any further police interaction.

Police received a call about a possible impaired driver entering Estevan on Highway 18. That vehicle was located and a 73-year-old woman was issued a three-day driver’s licence suspension.

Members received a driving complaint Thursday in relation to a vehicle speeding the Pleasantdale area of the city. The matter is still under investigation.

Police received a complaint of criminal harassment occurring via social media. The matter is still under investigation and the EPS would like to remind the public to use caution when adding unknown individuals to social media accounts.

Officers received a report of a backyard gathering causing excessive noise. Police attended and spoke to the tenant which resulted in the gathering concluding.

An off-duty police officer observed a theft from a local grocery store on Wednesday morning. The suspects were able to leave the scene in a vehicle and patrol members were not able to immediately locate them. Through investigation and assistance from the public, the individuals were identified and arrest warrants have been issued for two men believed to be from the Yorkton area. They are wanted for theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property.

Just prior to 8 p.m. police were called to the 500-block of Bannatyne Avenue to a report of a disturbance. Police attended and arrested a 36-year-old Estevan male for uttering threats and assault. The male was lodged in cells to appear in court the following day to speak to charges of uttering threats and failing to comply with release conditions from outstanding charges in Manitoba.