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Three people charged following large police presence in Estevan

Most of the charges are for firearms-related offences.
The Estevan Police Service was at the scene of the Willow Park Greens home park on Tuesday.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Police Service has announced charges against three people in connection with the large police presence seen Tuesday at the Willow Park Greens home park in south Estevan.

Police said Thursday morning they had laid charges after a search warrant was executed Tuesday at a residence in the 100-block of Willow Park Greens.

Jody Bonnor, a 57-year-old man, is facing the following charges, including weapons infractions under the Criminal Code:

  • Two counts of possession of a firearm knowing it was obtained by the commission of an offence in Canada;
  • One count of possessing a firearm without a licence;
  • One count of possessing a firearm while prohibited from doing so; and
  • One count of assault.

The alleged assault occurred at the police station after the arrest and involved a staff member of the EPS. 

Stacey Jackson, a 34-year-old woman, is charged with two counts of possessing a firearm knowing it was obtained by the commission of an offence in Canada, and one count of possessing a firearm without a licence.

Ashley Meyers, a 22-year-old woman, is facing one charge of obstructing a peace officer.

Bonnor remains in custody and will make a video appearance Thursday morning in Weyburn Provincial Court.

Jackson has also been remanded in custody and will be released later on Thursday with an Aug. 21 court date.

Meyers has been released with a court appearance scheduled for Aug. 14.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

Two other people were arrested on Tuesday. They were released without charges in connection with this incident. 

The EPS says additional charges may occur as the investigation into this matter continues.

At approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, officers attended to a residence in the 100-block of Willow Park Greens to execute a search warrant. Members of the Estevan and Weyburn Police Services’ joint tactical support team, along with the EPS crisis negotiators, K9 unit and forensic units were involved. The RCMP also provided assistance.

The investigation was being led by the EPS criminal investigations unit as well as the drug intelligence unit.

The area remained cordoned off well into the night, according to Deputy Police Chief Murray Cowan, as forensics and criminal investigating units searched and processed the scene.

Officers worked well into the night on the investigation and continue to work on the file.

The EPS said Tuesday morning no risk to public safety existed, but police asked the public to avoid the barricaded area to allow for on-scene investigators to process the site.  

In addition to police, other emergency crews were at the scene. 

There were reports of a loud boom in the area earlier Tuesday morning and drones were spotted at the scene. will have more details as they become available. 

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