WEYBURN – The Weyburn Police Service responded to 82 calls for service during the week of March 14 to 20, resulting in a total of 17 charges. Of the charges, seven were laid under the Criminal Code of Canada, seven under the Traffic Safety Act, and three under the City of Weyburn bylaws.
Officers responded to a medical emergency involving a suspected drug overdose. Upon police arrival the adult male was found to have regained consciousness as other occupants of the residence who were present administered several does of Naloxone to the male. EMS personnel also attended but the adult male declined being transported to the Weyburn General Hospital for further medical assistance.
A traffic stop conducted on a vehicle resulted in the driver being charged with impaired driving as well as refusing to comply with a demand made by an officer. The adult male was charged accordingly and released with an upcoming court date.
A homeowner requested police assistance having unwanted guests removed from their home. Officers attended and discovered one of the guests had an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The individual was arrested on the warrant and released with an upcoming court date. Both guests left the residence without further altercation.
Also during the week, one individual was charged for failing to comply with a condition of their release.
The Weyburn Police Service, along with other Saskatchewan municipal police services, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Ministry of Environment, have officially launched the 2022 Firearm Amnesty Program, which runs from March 21 to April 10. The program, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police (SACP), offers a proactive approach to the issue of gun violence in Saskatchewan.
Please contact the Weyburn Police Service at 306-848-3250 to make arrangements to have any unwanted firearms or ammunition picked up for destruction. Members of the public must not transport firearms to municipal police services, RCMP detachments, or conservation offices. Improper transportation of firearms presents a safety risk and can result in potential criminal implications.
*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).