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Weyburn police investigating thefts from city stores

Staff at a late night convenience store reported a theft very early Thursday morning, as an individual filled a basket with items and walked out without paying.
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Weyburn police had 89 calls for service between June 10-16, including reports of thefts from city stores and residences.

WEYBURN – The Weyburn Police Service experienced another busy week responding to 89 calls for service during the period of June 10 to 16, resulting in a total of 30 charges. Of the charges, nine were laid under the Criminal Code of Canada, 19 under the Traffic Safety Act (TSA), and two under other provincial Acts or Regulations. Of the 19 TSA charges, six were related to drivers using their cell phone while driving which carries a hefty fine and several demerit points.

Very early Thursday morning, staff at a late night convenience store reported a theft as an individual filled a basket with items and then walked out without paying. Officers attended and surveillance video was obtained. This matter is under further investigation.

On Thursday afternoon, between 4-5 p.m., an adult male entered two different stores in Weyburn and left without paying for the items. The male stole earbuds from an electronics store and several items including tools from a hardware store. A photo of the male suspect is posted on the Weyburn Police Service social media sites with hopes that someone can assist with identifying the male.

On Friday morning, a patron at a fast food restaurant mistakenly forgot their wallet on the table when they left. A short time later the wallet was found outside the restaurant but a large amount of cash that was in the wallet was gone. This matter is under further investigation.

On Tuesday evening, an officer observed an adult male walking away from a residence pulling an air compressor. The officer found it suspicious and further investigation resulted in the man being charged with possession of stolen property. The air compressor was seized and the man was arrested and released with an upcoming court date.

An early morning altercation at a residence on Wednesday resulted in one adult being charged with assault by choking and uttering threats, and two other adults being charged with failing to comply with a condition of their release. The individuals are known to each other and all are scheduled to appear in court on an upcoming date.

Reminder: The Weyburn Police Service will be co-hosting another major traffic safety initiative on June 26-27. The two-day Selective Traffic Enforcement Project (STEP) involves officers from other policing agencies within Saskatchewan and will include one day in the Estevan and surrounding area followed by one day in the Weyburn and surrounding area. Traffic safety remains a high priority and residents are reminded that several road construction projects are in full swing within the city and obeying the signs and driving slow through the worksites is very important to the workers safety.

The Weyburn Police also responded to a variety of other calls including alarms, domestic disturbances, suspicious persons or vehicles, mental health concerns, requests to check on an individual’s well-being, harassing communications, and calls relating to animals, parking, or other bylaw concerns.