From April 23-29, the Weyburn Police Service attended to 116 calls for service. A number of the calls were related to the use of alcohol, and there were a number of domestic conflicts as well as noise complaints. Police attended 12 alarm calls, six commercial alarms and six residential alarms.
Police received a call from a resident in the northeast part of the city on Apr. 23, who had found a used syringe laying in the alley. They were concerned because they reside close to a day-care and were concerned an unsuspecting child may come in contact with it and harm themselves. Police attended and retrieved the syringe, disposing of it properly at the General Hospital.
Police received a report on Sunday from a local restaurant that someone had broken their window; the matter is still under investigation. There are no suspects at this time.
Police received a call on Apr. 25 where three vehicles were vandalized with green spray paint the previous night. The damage occurred in different areas of the city, and is not focussed in one area. This type of senseless, disrespectful damage can cause unnecessary expense to clean up after these criminal acts. Anyone with any information to this or any other crime is asked to call the Weyburn Police Service and/or Crime Stoppers.
A Weyburn police marked patrol car was involved in a motor vehicle accident at 1:35 p.m. on Apr. 23. While the patrol car was stopped in behind a downtown business, another vehicle backed into the patrol car. There was minor damage and no injuries to either vehicle’s occupants. The offending driver was subsequently charged with unsafe backing under the Traffic Safety Act.
City police received a call of suspected mischief to a vehicle the afternoon of Apr. 23. A driver was operating a vehicle when a wheel fell off of the vehicle. It appears as though someone had loosened off the lug nuts on the wheel. The unsuspecting driver left without noticing until he lost a wheel. The matter is still under investigation.
Police responded to a report of an altercation in progress outside a South Hill residence on Apr. 23. It was a social gathering that had gotten out of hand and resulted in a conflict in the front yard. The participants were all known to each other; the conflict was defused, and the owner warned to shut down the gathering to prevent further complaints. No further action was required.
Police attended the theatre on Apr. 23 to deal with an intoxicated individual who thought he would watch a free movie. The individual had left the theatre prior to police arrival. Police located the individual walking towards his home, gave the individual a ride; he was warned of his behavior, and to remain in his residence for the night.
Police received a 911 call in regard to a domestic dispute 2 a.m. on Apr. 24. There was indication that two males were in conflict over the same female. The caller suggested that he was going to confront the other male who may have weapons. When the officers arrived on scene the only person there was the caller; the caller apologized for calling 911.
City police responded to another 911 call at a local residence at 9:20 a.m. on Apr. 24. It was an open line to 911 with no response on the caller’s end. Police attended and found an unconscious, unresponsive female. The ambulance was requested and transported the patient to the hospital where she was treated for an apparent seizure.
Police responded on Apr. 25 to an assault which occurred over a dispute about work done by one individual for the other. After the police spoke to all of the witnesses, police felt it was an appropriate situation to mediate, and no charges were laid.
City police responded to a noise complaint on Apr. 25, where a musical band was holding practise in their garage. The homeowner cooperated and solved the situation by shutting down the practise.
Police received a call on Thursday from a man travelling toward Weyburn on Highway 35 north. There were a number of horses on the highway, and the caller was concerned for drivers on the highway and the potential danger the situation posed. The Weyburn Police Service located the owner who dealt with the matter.
The horses had escaped through a fence.
Police attended to a residence on Saturday around 1:25 a.m. after receiving a report of a young person pounding on the front window of the house. The male culprit, who was described to police as a teenager, male, slender build, 5’9” tall with shoulder-length hair and wearing a dark bomber jacket, had vacated the area. Police tried to locate the subject but were unable to find the individual.
Police attended to a report of an individual being beaten up on the front lawn of a residence on Saturday night. As police attended and sorted out the conflict, the victim advised police that he did not want the matter pursued for criminal charges. The police disbursed the group to avoid a continuation of the incident.
Police received a call on Saturday around 5 a.m. that a youth had walked into a residence and gotten into bed. The female youth was intoxicated and apparently had gone into the wrong house. When confronted by the home owner she departed the house without incident. The home owner didn’t call police until she had left her house.
Police attended to a local drinking establishment on Saturday, as the owner was threatened by some patrons. The patrons had departed prior to police arrival. After discussing the situation with the owner he was directed to call if the individuals should re-attend the establishment.
When police went to make a motor vehicle stop, the driver fled on foot and was unable to be located. Police seized the vehicle and the matter is still under investigation, with charges possibly pending against the individual.