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Weyburn police lay charges in serious incidents on Friday

The Weyburn Police Service (WPS) responded to 89 calls for service during the period of July 1-7, resulting in a total of 20 charges.
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Weyburn police made arrests in regards to two serious incidents on Thursday-Friday in the city.

WEYBURN — The Weyburn Police Service (WPS) responded to 89 calls for service during the period of July 1-7, resulting in a total of 20 charges. Of the charges, 14 were laid under the Criminal Code of Canada, five under the Traffic Safety Act (TSA), and one under the Alcohol & Gaming Regulation Act (AGRA). The majority of Criminal Code charges stem from two serious incidents occurring on the same night.

Friday proved to be a busy night with officers going from call to call. Two separate incidents occurring during the night resulted in multiple charges of serious nature. In the early evening, an altercation between three adults known to each other resulted in one of them being charged with two counts of possession of a weapon, and two counts of assault with a weapon, from an incident which involved the use of bear spray.

A second serious incident occurred hours later (early morning hours of Saturday) involving two adult males also known to each other. Alcohol and/or drugs are believed to be a major contributing factor in a serious physical confrontation between the two men, which resulted in both sustaining injuries.

One man faces a charge of assault causing bodily harm, while the second male faces multiple charges including aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, break and enter to a residence, and mischief to property. The latter of the charges to the second man are related to an incident following the physical confrontation. Both were arrested and charged accordingly with the first man being released and the second male remanded in custody to appear in court.

On late afternoon Tuesday, an individual witnessed a truck pull through a parking stall in the Wholesale parking lot and strike a parked car, then drive off. The witness reported the incident to the police providing as much detail as they could. The offending truck is described as an older model single cab with a dull grey front end and a white box. It also had a black push bar/grill on the front. The parked car sustained damage to its rear driver side. Anyone with information regarding this incident, or the whereabouts of the suspect truck, is asked to contact the police.

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.

*Anyone with information regarding one of these matters, or any other matter of a criminal nature, is encouraged to contact the Weyburn Police Service at (306) 848-3250, the local RCMP Detachment at 310-RCMP (7267), or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).