For the week ending October 28, the Weyburn Police Service responded to 115 calls for service.
Throughout the week police attended to a number of minor accidents. Road conditions contributed to the cause in some cases. A number of the accidents were reported hit-and-run accidents occurring in parking lots. None of the accidents resulted in injuries.
As winter approaches and road conditions get slippery, we would like to remind motorists to drive with caution.
Over the week police attended to a number of reported mischief calls, such as damage done to parked vehicles, and suspicious people hanging around parked cars. Car digging (going through unlocked vehicles) continues to be an ongoing problem. Weyburn Police Service continues to encourage people to lock up their vehicles to discourage these activities. Also if you see suspicious activity, report it immediately to police by calling the police station.
The RID Program (Report Impaired Drivers) continues to be a success. The program initiated by SGI and police services is designed to encourage the public to report driving actions of motorists that may suggest the driver of the vehicle in question may be impaired.
Police respond to a number of these calls, most often locating the offending vehicle. Some situations result in the driver actually being impaired and subsequently charged. On other occasions there are other reasons for the poor driving actions displayed.
Even in the situations where the drivers are not impaired it creates awareness by the driver, that their poor driving actions have caught the attention of other motorists. In the cases where the offending vehicle is not located, the registered owner will receive a letter making them aware of the actions of the vehicle in question.
Weyburn Police Service continues to be actively involved in the delivery of school-based programming, with the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) delivered to all Grade 6 students, also they attend to the drivers education program with information targeted at those kids learning to drive. The relationships the members develop with students and staff in the schools is invaluable.
Police dealt with a number of domestic conflicts over the week. The police’s role in keeping the peace to try and prevent more serious conflict from occurring is most effective at an early stage of intervention. In a lot of these cases police are able to facilitate people to solve their problems without the need of formal criminal charges. These emotionally-charged situations can pose some challenges for the Police Service.
The Weyburn Police Service continues to work with our community partners to make the community a safe place to live, work and play. If you have a crime to report you can call the office or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).