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Two people arrested in Estevan for possession of weapons

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Estevan police building An Estevan Police cruiser in front of the detachment

ESTEVAN — The Estevan Police Service dealt with 63 occurrences over the weekend of June 21-23.

Those occurrences ranged from suspicious persons to reports of mischief and driving complaints. Twenty tickets were issued under the Traffic Safety Act.

Police were dispatched to a business parking lot for a suspicious person on June 22. Members attended and two people were arrested.

An 18-year-old man from Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation was charged with breaching his conditions as he had a weapon on his person. A 19-year-old woman from Arcola was charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon and also a weapon dangerous to the public. Both were released with a court date to speak to those charges.

Police were also dispatched for a report of a man trespassing on private property. The man was located and issued a ticket for the offence.

Members responded to a report of a woman causing a disturbance and refusing to leave a local business on June 21. Officers attended and assisted with having the woman leave the area.

Members also received a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance. One party had left the scene prior to police arrival. The matter is still under investigation.

The EPS received a report of a woman causing a disturbance at a local medical facility. Members attended to assist staff.

Officers also responded to a report of a dog running at large. EPS assisted in locating the owner and returning the dog.

Members attended to a report of an assault at a local business. They obtained a statement from one individual. Statements are to be obtained from witnesses and others involved. The matter is under investigation.

On June 22, a false alarm call came from a local school. Members attended and checked the school. It was secure.

EPS responded to a report of fraud. A statement was obtained regarding an item that was sold to an individual, and payment has not been received for the item. The matter is under investigation.

Members also received a report of theft from a vehicle. Officers attended and located the items for the caller.

The EPS received a report of a dog running at large and possibly biting children on June 23. Members attended and spoke with both parties. Statements are to be obtained and the matter will be handed over to bylaw enforcement for additional follow-up.

The same day, a report of a hit and run was received. The offending vehicle was located a short time later. The driver was given a 60-day driver's licence suspension and a three-day vehicle impound for recording a warning on the roadside screening device for alcohol. The driver was under the age of 21.

A complaint of a possible assault in the downtown area was received during the night shift. Members attended and spoke with the victim. The other party had left the scene, and the matter remains under investigation.