Monday October 20, 2014

Weyburn police investigate thefts of pistol, work tools


The Weyburn Police Service attended to 75 calls for service in the week of Feb. 17-23.

Police attended to a northeast residence on Feb. 21 after being advised by a passerby that a rear window was broken. The investigation determined the house had been broken into and a 9mm pistol was stolen from a gun safe. The incident remains under investigation.

Police received a report of theft after a number of tools were stolen from a job site on Fifth Avenue NE on Feb. 20. Stolen were drills, electric drivers and spare batteries; all the stolen tools were Dewalt and had been marked for identification. The incident remains under investigation.

City police were called to Crescent Point Place on Feb. 22 after some individuals were acting up and being overly aggressive and loud. There was a concern the situation may deteriorate into a fight.

Police mediated the situation and one fan was requested to leave; no further incidents occurred and no charges were laid.

On Feb. 17, in the early morning hours the Weyburn Police Service was patrolling near a southwest-area bar and found two females causing a disturbance by yelling and fighting. The officers separated the two individuals and ensured one of them left the parking area. No charges were laid.
Police attended a three-vehicle motor vehicle accident in the  200 block of Third Street South on Feb. 17, after one driver was driving too fast for road conditions and too close to proceeding vehicles. He  was unable to stop when traffic slowed, hitting the other vehicles. No injuries were reported, and the male driver was charged with driving too close.

City police attended to a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident in the 500 block of 18th Street NE on Feb. 18, where it was determined that one driver had backed up and failed to see another vehicle.

There were no injuries and minor damage.

On Feb. 19, the Weyburn Police Service began an investigation into a hit-and-run after receiving a report of an accident at Highway 39 and Government Road where one of the drivers had left the scene. Police later located the driver who was charged under the Traffic Safety Act and is to appear in court at a later date.

On Feb. 22, police attended to a downtown bar after receiving calls of an individual who was causing problems in the bar. Police located a very intoxicated male who was bothering other patrons. The male was removed from the bar and taken to his residence.

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).


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