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Weyburn police investigate theft, responded to overdoses

Weyburn police responded to 81 calls for service for the week of Jan. 17-23, and 13 charges were laid over the course of the week
Weyburn police responded to two separate two-vehicle collisions in the past week, including this one on Friday afternoon

WEYBURN – The Weyburn Police Service responded to 81 calls for service during the week of January 17-23, resulting in seven charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and six under the Traffic Safety Act.

During the week, police received several reports of electrical cords being stolen from vehicles that were plugged in. Not only is this a theft, but it also causes a huge nuisance to owners who can’t start their vehicles in the morning. An investigation is ongoing and the public is encouraged to be aware of these thefts and to contact the police if they have any knowledge that would assist with the investigation.

Police responded to an urgent medical emergency involving an unconscious adult male. Suspecting a drug overdose, officers administered multiple doses of Narcan to the male prior to EMS arrival. EMS personnel attended to the scene and took over medical care of the adult who fortunately regained consciousness and was transported to the Weyburn General Hospital for further treatment. Unfortunately, officers also responded to another urgent medical emergency involving a suspected overdose that did not have the same result.

Police responded to a reported assault involving two adult males at a local residence. Investigation revealed an assault did occur and an adult male was arrested without incident. The male was charged and released on conditions with an upcoming court date.

Police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 13th Street and Souris Avenue. Both vehicles required towing from the scene but the occupants were uninjured. One driver was charged for driving too fast for the slippery road conditions.

Police also responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 39 and Third Street. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and required towing from the scene but fortunately no occupants were injured. One driver was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for failing to obey a traffic signal.

Throughout the week, police received numerous complaints of moose being spotted within the city. Residents are advised to keep a safe distance and call the police or SERM if they spot any wildlife within the city limits. Wildlife behaviour can be unpredictable and aggressive, especially if they feel threatened.

Police conducted a late night traffic stop on a vehicle suspected to have been involved in a recent hit-and-run incident. The driver of the vehicle was found to be impaired by alcohol and now faces charges of impaired driving as well as failing to report a collision.

Officers also responded to a variety of other calls including domestic disturbances, noise complaints, requests for wellbeing checks, mental health concerns, alarms, and other traffic related matters.

*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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