Report from the Weyburn Police Service for the period of February 7 to 14:
*On February 12, police responded to a report of a large fight outside a local pub. Upon arrival, police found that a 21-year-old male had been knocked unconscious. He was transported to the Weyburn General Hospital then transferred to a Regina hospital with serious but not life-threatening head injuries where he remains in hospital.
The matter is still under investigation and criminal charges are pending against a 31-year-old Alberta male working in the Weyburn area.
Police want to remind residents that this incident underlies how important it is not to take a dispute to this level. A single punch can have potentially devastating effects with life-long consequences for both a victim and an accused.
*As a result of a traffic check for a driving infraction, a 39-year-old Weyburn woman has been charged with refusing to provide a breath sample.This is a criminal offence and the accused will be making a court appearance in Weyburn. If convicted, the penalty will be the same as having been charged with and convicted of driving while over .08.
*On February 11, police responded to a report of an emergency alarm at a residence.Upon attending, and as a result of subsequent investigation, a 41-year-old Weyburn male has been charged with assaulting his estranged wife.
*On February 10, police arrested and charged a 17-year-old male for theft under $5,000 (shoplifting) as a result of a complaint from a local business.
*On February 8, police responded to a complaint of a hit and run vehicle collision at the City Centre Mall parking lot. A minor amount of damage was found on the victim's vehicle.The offending vehicle left the scene and remains unknown to police.
*Police were dispatched to a report of an assault having occurred at a local pub.Upon arrival, police found that the victim was being treated by EMS.The victim refused to provide a statement. As a result, no charges were laid.
*On February 7, police were called to a report of mischief to a vehicle in which a small amount of damage resulted.The matter is still under investigation and no suspects have been identified.
*The Weyburn Police Service dealt with a total of 83 files during this reporting period.Weather and road conditions played a part in what was a relatively quiet week.
With recent warm melting temperatures and freezing nights, city streets have become extremely slippery, especially during the evenings and early morning hours.Police wish to remind motorists to exercise caution when driving as both stopping and accelerating have been affected by the roads.
Police have also noted that many drivers are committing red-light violations when making right turns. Drivers are reminded that when making a right turn on a red traffic light they must first come to a complete stop then proceed when safe.