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Weyburn police crack down on school zone infractions

The Weyburn Police Service received 94 calls for service during the week of Oct. 17 to 23, resulting in a total of 24 charges.
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Weyburn police laid 24 charges during Oct. 17-23, seven under the Criminal Code.

WEYBURN – The Weyburn Police Service received 94 calls for service during the week of Oct. 17 to 23, resulting in a total of 24 charges. Of the charges, seven were laid under the Criminal Code of Canada, 12 under the Traffic Safety Act (TSA), three under the City of Weyburn Bylaws, and one each under the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act (CDSA) and the Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Act (CCSA).

The majority of the Criminal Code charges, five of the seven, resulted from individuals who either failed to comply with a court order, or a condition of their release.

Many calls for service during the week were traffic related, especially in school zone or playground areas. In response, police presence was increased, resulting in six motorists being charged for speeding, two motorists for failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, and four motorists for vehicle registration infractions. In addition to speeding, one motorist received a seven-day driver’s license suspension as well as a seven-day vehicle impoundment after testing positive for the presence of cannabis.

The Weyburn Police Service responded to a reported house fire to assist the Weyburn Fire Department with traffic control in and around the area while they battled the fire.

An adult male faces a charge of being unlawfully in a dwelling house after the owner of the residence found the male, who is unknown to him, sleeping inside his residence. The owner advised officers that he had caught the same individual in his residence on a previous occasion as well.

Police attended the Weyburn General Hospital upon learning that a male was assaulted and currently receiving medical attention. The matter is being investigated by the RCMP as it occurred in a nearby town.

Officers located and arrested an adult male who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The male was remanded in custody and transported to the agency holding the warrant.

Investigation into a reported assault was mediated by officers as a family matter involving two adult males was mutually resolved. Officers spoke to both parties who agreed to separate for the night and deal with the matter in an amicable manner at a later date.

Officers responded to a reported altercation between two adult males at a local bar, but the matter was resolved prior to police attendance. Police spoke to both parties and warned them of the fighting bylaw.

Officers also responded to a variety of other calls including alarms, domestic disturbances, suspicious persons or vehicles, mental health concerns, requests to check on an individual’s wellbeing, harassing communications, and calls relating to animals or bylaw concerns.

*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).

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