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EPS arrest man for theft of power

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ESTEVAN — Estevan Police Service members dealt with a number of calls on the weekend, including thefts, assaults and mental health-related issues.

Members attended to a residence for a report of a theft of power on May 11. A 35-year-old Estevan man was arrested and charged. He will appear in court in July.

The same day, police arrested an Estevan woman on outstanding charges of theft and fraud. She was released on an undertaking and will appear in court in June.

Police were dispatched to a business for a reported theft from a donation bin. The matter remains under investigation.

Members were dispatched to a residence for a report of a suspicious person. Several patrols were conducted, but police were not able to locate the subjects of the complaint. The matter is under investigation.

Police also responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence in the downtown area. Members spoke with all parties involved and found out that no assault took place. The EPS was able to mediate the situation and the individuals will be referred to the Police and Crisis Team (PACT) for further assistance and supports.

The same day, police were dispatched to a residence for a report of an assault. Both parties were intoxicated, and minor injuries were sustained. That matter is still under investigation.

Members also responded to an alarm call at a local business. The building was found to be secure, and no damage was noted.

Earlier last week, police were dispatched to a noise complaint in the Pleasantdale area on May 10. Members attended and spoke with the homeowner, who was warned of the bylaw.

Police arrested a 32-year-old man after he was found to be causing a disturbance on Dufferin Avenue. The man was held in custody that night and transported to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was committed for mental health services.

Police were also called to a local liquor establishment for a woman in distress. Estevan EMS was dispatched and transported the woman to the hospital. The matter remains under investigation.

Police responded to 76 occurrences over the weekend, including calls for service relating to uttering threats, theft of services, assault, impaired driving and mental health.

Police were called to St. Joseph's Hospital several times over the weekend to assist and locate mental health patients.

A 29-year-old woman was found unconscious by officers in the early morning hours of May 12 along 12th Avenue. Narcan was administered, and the woman was transported by EMS.