The Weyburn Police Service received 71 calls for service during the week of June 28 through July 4, resulting in a total of 17 charges. Of the charges, 11 were traffic related and six were under the Criminal Code of Canada.
An adult male faces a charge of Mischief to Property following a reported incident of a vehicle being vandalized in a local parking lot. Witnesses observed the male damaging the vehicle with a stick. The incident is believed to be a personal matter as the accused and the owner of the vehicle are known to each other. The male was arrested and released with an upcoming court date.
An adult female is charged with several offenses including Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Flight from a Police Officer, after failing to stop when signaled to do so, and fleeing from the officer attempting a traffic stop in the early hours of Saturday morning. Officers relayed detailed information to the Estevan Police Service who were able to locate and arrest the individual a short time later.
The Estevan Police Service also assisted Weyburn officers on another matter, as they located and arrested another adult female who now faces charges of uttering threats to a Weyburn resident.
The Weyburn Police Service responded and assisted the Weyburn Fire Department with two active fire calls during the week. On Friday, officers responded to an occupied apartment suite that had a fire break out on the balcony, and early Sunday morning, officers responded to a local care home that had a fire break out in a suite. The latter fire is considered suspicious in nature and further investigation is being conducted. Fortunately, nobody was injured in either incident.
Officers also responded to a variety of other calls involving domestic disputes, family relations, mental health, general wellbeing checks, and several City of Weyburn bylaw related issues such as parking, overgrown trees/bushes, open fires, and animal calls.
*Anyone with information regarding one of these matters, or any other matter of a criminal nature, is encouraged to contact the Weyburn Police Service at (306) 848-3250, the local RCMP Detachment at 310-RCMP (7267), or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).