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Estevan police conduct check stops on busy weekend

Police also arrested a man for violating the conditions for his release order.
Estevan Police Service

ESTEVAN - Members of the Estevan Police Service conducted check stops throughout the evening of June 15, concentrating primarily on locating impaired drivers.

According to the EPS, there were a number of traffic violation tickets issued and one roadside suspension for driving under the influence of cannabis. Many tests for alcohol also occurred, with all drivers passing.

Also on June 15, police received a report of a driver coming towards Estevan and travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The B.C. male was issued a ticket under the Traffic Safety Act.

Police received a report of criminal harassment. Statements were provided and that matter is still under investigation.

Members responded to a 911 call in which a female was asking for assistance with another family member. The situation was mediated and no further police involvement was required.

The EPS assisted another police agency in locating a person who had been reported missing earlier in the day.

Police were dispatched to a report of two vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed in west Estevan. The drivers were located and spoken to. Statements will be provided and charges are pending.

Police responded to a theft at a local liquor establishment. Statements are pending, but upon reviewing the video surveillance, members were able to identify the suspect. The matter is still under investigation.

Members responded to a 911 call for a report of a male in distress at an east-central motel. The male was spoken to at length before being transported to the police station, where he was lodged in cells until sober.

A 38-year-old man was arrested in central Estevan for breaching the curfew conditions of his release order the prior evening. He was transported to the police station, where he was charged and released. He is scheduled to be in Estevan Provincial Court on June 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Police conducted a traffic stop on June 14 and located open alcohol in the vehicle. The driver was found to be sober, however, the passenger was issued a ticket under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act.

Members received a report of an assault that occurred in the Pleasantdale area. Statements are pending and the matter remains under investigation.

Officers responded to a noise complaint. The homeowner was warned of the bylaw.

Police received a report of a theft that occurred while the victim was at a local convenience store. The matter remains under investigation.

Members responded to a two-vehicle collision on the west side of the city. Traffic had to be rerouted and both vehicles needed to be towed from the scene. Neither driver was injured, but one male from Estevan was issued a ticket under the Traffic Safety Act.

Police responded to a hold-up alarm at a local business. Members attended. The staff had accidentally pushed the button.

Officers received a report of a fraud. The victim purchased tickets to the Energy City Ex. online and sent payment. When arrangements were attempted to pick up the tickets, the seller would not respond. The matter remains under investigation.

Members attended a northeast Estevan grocery store on a report of two individuals panhandling. The male and female were spoken to, warned of the city's bylaw and advised of other resources to assist them.

Members were called to a disturbance at a residence on June 13. A female was found to be in medical and mental distress. Members of Estevan EMS were called and she was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital for further treatment.