The Weyburn Police Service attended 118 calls for service, over the period of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, including fraud and a number of accidents from the season’s first snowfall.
City police attended to two hit-and-run accidents on Oct. 29. Both were parked vehicles that were run into causing minor damage. Both accidents are unrelated and remain under investigation.
On Oct. 29 and 30, two local residents were once again the target of a money scam. The people behind the scam were suggesting that the Weyburn residents were the winner of a large cash prize. To claim the prize the winner had to pay a fee of $500. Once the fee was received they would be forwarded their winning prize. Neither resident fell for the scam and involved family members and the police before paying any money. These types of scams are always out there and take on different forms. The police continue to encourage individuals being targeted to involve a family member or someone they trust.
Never send money and/or personal information to anyone.
A report was received of a mischief from the Weyburn Credit Union on Nov. 1 after the ATM was egged and the keypad damaged overnight. The estimate of damage is unknown and the investigation into this incident continues.
Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at Fifth Avenue North and Government Road on Nov. 1, after the driver of one of the vehicles proceeded into the intersection before it was safe to do so. There was extensive damage to the vehicles but no injuries. The driver was charged with leaving a stop sign before safe to do so.
City police located and arrested a 25 year old Weyburn male on Nov. 1 and charged him with failing to report an accident and driving without due care, after an investigation into a hit-and-run incident which had been reported Halloween night. The accused is due in court later this month.
Police attended to a downtown bar after receiving a call of a disturbance on Nov. 2. Upon arrival police located and separated three individuals who had been fighting. Police ensured they left the area and got safely to their respective residence.
City police attended to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Moore Street and 1st Ave. S on Nov. 3, after a vehicle making a right-hand turn at the intersection had lost control due to the icy road conditions and hit a vehicle in the oncoming lane of traffic. A 37-year-old female driver was issued a ticket for driving too fast for road conditions.
Police received a report of a hit-and-run that had occurred to a vehicle that had been parked in a lot on First Avenue SE on Nov. 3; damage was minor and there are no suspects at this time.
Police attended to the 500 block of McGillivray Drive for a report of a hit-and-run on Nov. 4 after a vehicle described as a smaller dark-colored truck had hit the complainant’s parked truck and then left the scene.
The incident remains under investigation.
In the days leading up to Halloween police attended to a number of pre-school classes in the city and gave a number of presentations on Halloween safety. Halloween night was a relatively quiet evening, with police focusing on residential patrols in addition to calls for service.
On Halloween night, there was a 26-year-old male arrested and charged with driving with a blood alcohol reading exceeding .08, impaired driving and failing to stop for the police. The incident occurred when police observed an erratic driver in the downtown area around 1:30 a.m. When police pursued the vehicle, it attempted to get away accelerating to speeds of 70 km an hr. and making quick turns down streets and alleys. The vehicle was stopped a short time later and the driver was subsequently arrested and charged.
In addition police attended to a number of minor motor vehicle accidents this week after the first snowfall of the season made the roads very icy. Drivers are reminded to slow down and drive with caution as fluctuating temperatures between melting and freezing can make driving hazardous.
If anyone has any information on an incident that has been reported in this week’s news release or any other serious crime, please contact the Weyburn Police Service or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).