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Weyburn police look into frauds, thefts and accidents

During the past week, August 15-21, the Weyburn Police Service received 146 calls for service including thefts, threats, impaired driving and accidents. Many mail scams have been reported using money orders.

During the past week, August 15-21, the Weyburn Police Service received 146 calls for service including thefts, threats, impaired driving and accidents.

Many mail scams have been reported using money orders. The scams involve cheques or money orders sent to the person selling the items in amounts that exceed what was being asked. The person then wants the seller to send the excess back to them. Police are asking that you take caution when selling or buying items on-line and to do research before doing so.

Police, Fire and EMS responded to an accident at Fifth Avenue N. and 16th Street on Friday. A northbound SUV on 16th St. made a left turn onto Fifth Ave. in front of a truck southbound on 16th St.. Extensive damage was done to both vehicles, and the passenger of the SUV had to be extracted by fire fighters and the Jaws of Life. The passenger was taken to hospital by EMS and was held overnight. The driver of the SUV was charged with making an improper left turn. The driver of the truck fled the scene after the accident, was later located and charged with fail to report an accident to nearest police and was also issued a 24-hour suspension.

On Saturday, a theft of gas was reported from a truck that was parked in the Royal Hotel parking lot. The same day, police attended an accident in front of the El Rancho hotel; both vehicles were driveable, were from Saskatchewan and there were no injuries; the parties exchanged names and will attend SGI.

Police received a complaint that an ex-husband was threatening a woman's new boyfriend on Aug. 17; the investigation is continuing. Also on this date a young person was caught by a store owner of a local business trying to steal merchandise, and an investigation found that the young person also had merchandise from another business in town. All items were returned, and no charges were laid due to the young person's age.

Two females were approached on Thursday by an unknown male. The male made sexual comments to the two females then fled. The females described the male as ranging from five-foot-10-inches to six feet tall, short dark hair, wearing cut off jeans, hat and glasses. Police were unable to locate the male and are continuing to investigate. A complaint was also received the same day of mischief to a motorcycle, which had its windshield damaged.

Police were called to a local restaurant by the Weyburn Humane Society, who received a complaint of a dog that had been left in a vehicle for approximately two hours with the windows up and no water. Police were able to locate the owner, who was warned about leaving the animal in a vehicle.

Late on Sunday, an off-duty police member came across a vehicle roll-over two miles north of Cedoux on Highway 35. The female driver was transported to Weyburn General Hospital with undetermined injuries; cause of the accident is unknown and being looked into by the Weyburn RCMP.

Weyburn RCMP are currently investigating a two-vehicle fatal collision which occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, on Highway 47, approximately 10 kilometres north of Benson.

Investigation has determined that a north bound automobile collided with a south bound tri-axle semi truck. The semi truck veered off the road into the ditch, caught fire and was destroyed by fire. The 18 year-old male driver of the automobile was ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to his injuries. The 52 year-old male driver of the semi truck was transported to Estevan General Hospital where he was examined and released after sustaining minor injuries.

Traffic on Highway 47 had to be rerouted to grid roads to the west of the scene from approximately 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Traffic flow on Highway 47 has resumed, but is down to one lane pending removal of the semi truck from the scene.

The RCMP Traffic Analyst, members of the Weyburn, Estevan and Carlyle detachments are continuing to investigate.

The deceased has been identified as Derrik Grant Seemann of Estevan.

A male was stopped by Police at Prairie Ave. and Government Rd. on Friday which resulted in numerous charges being laid. The driver was charged with exceed 0.08, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, driving while prohibited and open liquor in a motor vehicle. The driver's vehicle was seized for 30 days and is awaiting court.

The Independent Motorcycle Riders held their yearly toy run, which was led by Weyburn Police Services, Const. Gilchrist.

In the early morning of Sunday, police were called to a local gas station, for a drunken male that was screaming at the customers. The male was gone when police arrived, however they were later able to locate the man and lodged him in cells till sober. Shortly after while on patrol a member came across an intoxicated female sitting in the middle of an alley; she was arrested for intoxicated in public and lodged in cells. Shortly after closing time of the pubs, police received yet another call of an intoxicated male. An employee of the pub came out to her vehicle and found a male passed out in the back seat. The male was lodged in cells.

The owner of a local motel called for police assistance due to a couple fighting. During the fight some damage was done to the motel. Police were able to defuse the situation and the owner allowed the couple to pay for the damage; no charges were laid.

The Weyburn Opportunity Road Race took place on Sunday, with Const. Gilchrist attending to help with traffic control.

Police attended a mischief call in the 500 block of 10th St. The culprit had cut off the lock to a storage shed and stole two tires; the investigation continues.

At approx. 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the Weyburn General Hospital because a male was arguing with one of the patients. The man then left and began urinating in the parking lot. Police located the man, who was arrested for being intoxicated in public and also ticketed for urinating in a public place.

Police would like to remind everyone that uses the lockers at a gym, pool, etc. to make sure that when placing items in them to make sure they are locked before leaving them unattended. The police are still getting reports of vehicles being gone through; please remove valuables and lock the vehicle when not being used.

A total of 16 false alarm calls were attended during this week.

Milestone RCMP are asking for the public's help to solve some vehicle break-ins in Yellow Grass. Overnight between July 28 and 29, several vehicles in Yellow Grass and a garage were the targets of break-and-enters, and a variety of items were stolen. Yellow Grass residents are asked to lock their vehicles and residences, and to avoid leaving personal items in vehicles such as cell phones, wallets or other electronics.

If you have information on any serious offence you are asked to contact the RCMP, the Weyburn Police Service or Crime Stoppers on their toll-free tips line at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).