During the week of April 29 to May 6, the Weyburn Police Service attended to 101 calls for service.
The police and fire department responded to a report of a garage on fire in 500 block of Fifth St. N. on May 1. The fire department was able to extinguish the blaze, although there was an extensive amount of damage to the garage.
It is apparent that the fire started outside of garage in articles stored around it. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing. Police are asking if anyone has information regarding this incident, to call the police or Crime-Stoppers at their toll-free tips line at 1-800-222-8477.
The Weyburn Police Service attended to the Comprehensive School to assist with the removal of a student who was acting out on Apr. 30. Upon police arrival the student had left the building. Police located the student to discuss the issues. The incident did not result in any charges.
On May 3, police received a complaint of mischief to a fence in central Weyburn. The missing pieces to the residential fence were located by the police and returned. The incident of mischief is still under investigation. These senseless crimes to property are very difficult to solve without the assistance of the public.
On Apr. 30, city police responded to a residence to assist in locating an individual who had not returned home from the previous night’s activities. Family members were concerned as the individual had previous medical issues and they felt this was out of character. After a brief time the man returned home safe and sound ending the search.
Police received calls on Apr. 30 from the public who were receiving calls to their home where an individual was trying to gain access to their computer.
This is yet another example of a number of methods used to scam people. Police encourage people not to get involved in any business over the phone that requires you to provide personal information. Anytime someone is requesting computer access, personal information, banking information or any other information it is almost always a SCAM of some description. Simply express you are not interested and hang up the phone.
The city police responded to the downtown area as a result of a report of vehicle being operated by an impaired driver late afternoon on Apr. 30. Police responded but were unable to locate the reported vehicle on this occasion.
This is an example of the successful R.I.D. (report impaired drivers) program, that the community has been involved in. The registered owner will now receive a letter outlining the events and warning them of the complaint.
Motorists are reminded that a ball hitch can only stick out the back of the vehicle a maximum of 225 millimeters past the bumper of the vehicle.
Police attended to a domestic dispute at an apartment building the evening of Apr. 30. The conflict between two women was resolved prior to arrival of the officers. The subject of the complaint was warned about the situation.
City police responded to a local hotel the evening of Apr. 30 as a result of concern expressed over a resident’s well-being. After police intervention, and discussions with the individual, they refused any assistance offered by police to seek professional help.
Police attended to a South Hill residence in regard to a family dispute on May 1. As a result police took a youth into custody. A subsequent investigation resulted in the youth being charged for mischief for damage done to the residence.
City police attended to a residence in central Weyburn that had been broken into on May 1. The house break-and-enter had happened sometime in preceding 24 hours. The house which was unoccupied at the time was being checked regularly by a third party. The matter is still under investigation.
Police responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress around 9 p.m. on May 1. The call which originated at a residence in north central Weyburn, was a result of a 34-year-old woman who attended the residence and assaulted a 30-year-old woman. The 34-year-old woman was taken into custody and charged, and she will appear in court later this month.
Police attended to assist Sun Country Health with an unruly patient on May 2. With police presence the patient settled down so they could receive proper health care.
On May 2, police were made aware of some young girls out walking and being followed by a white van. There was no further description of the white van, and/or the occupants. Police advise people to call in their concerns immediately so the situation can be checked out. Also if possible get a license plate and/ or description of occupants, it is extremely helpful.
City police received a 911 call of domestic conflict on May 2. It took a short time to track the cell phone call before police could respond to the matter.
Alcohol was a major contributing factor to the dispute. The individuals were separated for the evening to sober up to avoid any further conflict.
Police did a traffic stop on May 3 that resulted in a charge of driving over .08. In addition to be charged for impaired driving the male was also in breach of existing release conditions. As a result he was charged for three counts of breaching those conditions.
Police spent a number of hours dealing with an elderly gentleman with dementia on May 3. The man who was trying to locate his wife was extremely confused. After police investigated and made contact with other family members, it was determined that the couple had lived apart for several months. The gentleman was put in contact with family to help comfort him.
Police dealt with a domestic dispute on May 3 in conjunction with Victim Services. The long-standing conflict required intervention by way of an emergency intervention order. This will allow separation of the individuals to create a safe environments for them to solve issues.
There were a number of hit-and-run accidents reported over the week. The offending vehicles driver is always responsible to report to the owner of the other property damaged. This allows them to get their vehicle fixed without having to pay a deductible, as it is covered under the offending vehicle’s liability part of their insurance.
On Friday at 5:35 p.m., police responded to a report of youths causing damage to the Weyburn Junior High. Upon arrival police located several teens in the area. The subsequent investigation was unable to locate any damage to the school. As a result there were no charges laid, but the teens were warned about their actions on school property.
City police received information on Friday that an individual who was wanted on Canada-wide warrants from Manitoba for threatening and unlawful confinement was residing in Weyburn. Police attended a local residence and located and arrested the 25-year-old man without incident. The individual was remanded in custody and will be transported back to Manitoba to face the charges.
Late on Friday evening, police received a call of loud noise in the Laing Crescent area. Police located a group of youths who were listening to music in a back yard. They were warned about the noise level.
Also late Friday, police received a call to the Bison Crescent area for a group of kids who were loud and causing a disturbance. Police located a group of several teens who were warned about the noise level. The teens were cooperative and went home.
Police responded to a disturbance in a parking lot near the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 39 around 3 a.m. on Friday. There were a number of individuals involved in a verbal altercation. Police separated the parties and conducted an investigation which determined there had been a consensual fight. No criminal charges were laid.
On Saturday at 8 a.m. while conducting a routine patrol of the downtown area, police located a vehicle in the area of Third Street and Railway Avenue, which had the passenger door open and it appeared the glove compartment had been rummaged through. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and it is unknown what was stolen.
On Saturday, police received an assault complaint. The victim, a 19-year-old male, advised police that around 2:30 a.m. he was awoken by someone knocking on his door. When he opened the door he was punched once in the face by an unknown person. The victim attended to the hospital for examination and was released shortly thereafter. Police investigation is ongoing.
On Saturday, police received a call of a dirt bike riding around the Weyburn trailer court area. Police attended and located a youth driving his motor bike within City limits. The individual was warned that his activities contravened Weyburn bylaws.
Police set up radar in the area of Highway 39 and Moore Street 0n Saturday between 7 and 8:20 p.m.Three individuals were charged with speeding during this focus on speed reduction.
Late on Saturday, police responded to a call of a noisy party in the 1100 block of Douglas Road. The property owner was warned about the noise and a 16-year-old male was charged with a minor possessing alcohol.
On Sunday morning, while police were on patrol they noticed numerous bags of buns dumped on a number of streets throughout the City. To expedite clean-up a Weyburn Police member took out the Razor and drove around picking up the litter. This mischief investigation is ongoing.