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Estevan police arrest suspicious man with help from public

Police had 77 calls for service during the weekend.
Estevan police building An Estevan Police cruiser in front of the detachment
Recent activity for the Estevan Police Service.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Police Service received a call about a suspicious man in the area of Arthur Avenue and George Street around 11 a.m. on May 11.

The man was reported to be looking into backyards, and falling down and stumbling as he checked vehicle doors. With the assistance of several callers and motorists who relayed information and direction of travel, police located the man south of Milne Crescent near the southeast side of the exhibition grounds. He was arrested for being intoxicated in public and lodged in cells until sober.

Prior to release, the man was identified as being the suspect in a disturbance complaint that had been reported May 7 from a local business. He was charged with causing a disturbance and released on condition not to attend the business.

The matter is still under investigation. Police want to thank the public for their assistance in locating the subject.

Police also had cash and other items turned into the station that day. The owner of the items was located, and the property was returned. Officers thank the member of the public who turned in all of the lost items so they could be returned.

The same day, police received a report of a hit and run. A vehicle travelled out of the McDonald's parking lot and turned onto 13th Avenue to head north. The driver slightly touched the neighbouring vehicle, causing minimal damage. Even though it was a very minor collision, it still needed to be reported. Officers are hoping the driver of the other vehicle might come and speak to police. The driver was a male in a black Jeep Compass-style vehicle.

Police attended a local liquor establishment to a report of individuals selling drugs. Members were unable to determine if that was the case. The men were identified but nothing further. Police returned a short time later as individuals were concerned other individuals were threatening in nature. Officers attended and mediated a resolution.

Police also received a report of an individual breaching his release conditions. The matter is still under investigation.

On May 12, police responded to a report of a break and enter to an apartment on Dufferin Avenue in Estevan. A number of items were taken from the residence. If anyone saw anything suspicious or has any information about the incident, they are asked to call the EPS or Crime Stoppers.

Police received a report of fraud. The matter is in the early stages of investigation.

Members were called to a disturbance at a local establishment. On arrival, one man was found in need of medical attention and was transported to hospital for treatment. Police are investigating the incident.

Police also had a busy weekend dealing with 77 calls for service.

Among other calls, police conducted several traffic stops checking for impairment. Two drivers were found impaired and had their licences suspended and their vehicles towed.

Police want to remind the public that if they have any information about any of these crimes or any crimes in the Estevan area, they can call EPS at 306-634-4767 or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.