During the week of Nov. 11-18, the Weyburn Police Service attended to 69 calls for service.
Overall the Weyburn Police Service had a relatively quiet week. The recent snowfall was responsible for some traffic issues, and police received calls for assistance with vehicles getting stuck, some sliding off the road into the ditch. There were a few accidents reported, with the only one resulting in an injury being a single vehicle snowmobile accident that occurred on the east side of Weyburn.
The city police remind individuals who leave their vehicles parked on the street and/or in a parking lot, that snow removal will be taking place and their vehicle may need to be towed if it interferes with the cleaning.
Police note residents need to understand that the cleaning of streets and lots creates an inconvenience and on occasion unwanted noise.
Police attended to three different locations in the downtown core with reports of graffiti after someone had written on vehicles, buildings and an electrical panel with black marker on Nov. 15. There are no suspects at this time but police are requesting the public’s help in identifying the individual or individuals who are responsible. The incidents remain under investigation.
City police attended to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Sims Avenue and Highway 39 on Nov. 14. No injuries were reported and one driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for failing to stop at a stop sign.
Police received a number of tips regarding offenders in the community on release conditions not complying with their individual conditions. These reports are investigated, with some of them being unfounded. If an individual is found in breach of their conditions, they are subsequently charged and sent back to court for a Criminal Code breach of release conditions.
The weather has some affect on certain alarm systems, causing them to activate. As a result the Weyburn Police Service will get called to an alarm at either a business or residence. A great deal of these calls are determined to be “false alarms”.
With the colder weather police receive more calls in relation to animals in “distress”. Usually a concerned neighbour contacts police in fear the animal has been left in the cold too long. Police remind pet owners to ensure all animals have appropriate shelter for the weather conditions.
The city police continue to attend schools to deliver programming as well as other timely community events. On Nov. 11, members, including Chief Marlo Pritchard, participated in the Remembrance Day celebrations held at the Legion.
As the holiday season approaches, the Weyburn Police Service will plan to conduct a number of traffic checks for impaired drivers. Residents are reminded that those out celebrating the season should not “Drink and Drive”.
As a result of a complaint on Nov. 11, police were told abou a vehicle that was stuck in the ditch. Investigation revealed the driver was a suspended driver and was impaired. As a result the young female driver will be appearing in court in December to face criminal charges for her actions.
While on patrol, police conducted a vehicle stop on Nov. 17 after the driving actions appeared the driver may be impaired. The subsequent investigation and breath test resulted in no charges but the driver did receive a 24-hour suspension prior to being released.
If anyone has any information on any incident 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).