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Weyburn police, RCMP arrest man with gun, drugs

Weyburn police responded to 74 calls for service on July 25-31, with 10 charges laid, including a man found in possession of a handgun and drugs.
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Weyburn police and RCMP arrested in possession of a handgun, crystal meth and crack cocaine.

WEYBURN – The Weyburn Police Service responded to 74 calls for service last week, resulting in a total of 10 charges.

Of the charges, seven were laid under the Criminal Code of Canada and three under the traffic safety Act. Most criminal charges were a result of persons failing to comply with release documents.

On Saturday, police assisted RCMP with locating a male who was found to have a handgun, crack cocaine, fentanyl and crystal meth. The male was remanded and held to appear in court.

Officers responded to a report on Monday of a male approximately 20 to 30 years of age wearing grey sweats, black sweatshirt and a red toque, light a fire on the ground and throw it in a dumpster near Dollarama. The suspect then immediately fled the scene. The investigation is continuing.

WPS received multiple requests to attend the Tatagwa Mental Health building to assist with a very agitated individual who was threatening to cause damage to the building, commit self-harm and possibly be violent. Police attended to keep the peace and prevent potential criminal behavior.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and used an Alcohol Screening Device to check the driver’s sobriety early Monday. The driver blew a warning and was given a three-day suspension with the vehicle towed and impounded.

Police also responded to an individual threatening self-harm. The individual was taken to the Weyburn General Hospital to receive assessment and care from doctors.

Police conducted a curfew check on Wednesday on a male that was required to be in his home 24 hours a day and found he was not there. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Later that evening police responded to a report of a missing child who had not been seen for three hours. Police searched and found the child unharmed and returned the child to the parents.

Later that night, police and the Weyburn fire department responded to a van that caught fire on the interior. The van was extinguished by fire fighters, with no other property damage or injuries.

*Anyone with information regarding one of these matters, or any other matter of 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).