Weyburn police investigate fraud attempts and mischief

Weyburn Review
June 18, 2014 01:00 AM

The Weyburn Police Service was busy with a variety of complaints the week of June 9-16, including mischief, break-ins and fraud attempts.

Police were called to a local business to a report of an individual that was trying to return items that had been stolen from a similar store in Estevan on June 10. The individual was located by police and several stolen items from Estevan were located in the accused vehicle. The individual, a adult female, was arrested and charged with theft and possession and was later released to appear in court at a later date.

On June 12, police located a small amount of marijuana hid in the court house. The subsequent investigation identified a 26-year-old female suspect who was later arrested and charged with possession of cannabis marijuana of less than 30 grams. The accused was released and will be appearing in court later in July.

On June 13, a mischief to a building on the west side of the city was reported to police. After responding to an alarm, police and the property representative found that a window had been broken. The matter is under investigation.

The Weyburn Police Service received reports of theft from vehicles and damaged mirrors which had occurred on the night of June 11 and the early morning of June 12. Police are again reminding the public to make sure their personal belongings are not left unattended in their vehicles.

Phone scams are starting to appear more often again. Police received reports of two calls being received, one on June 13 where the caller requested that money be sent through Western Union. The other was on June 14, when an individual was contacted and told that he needed to send money to help his grandson. The grandson was called and found to be at work. Members of the public are reminded to take extra precaution when asked to give personal information or to send money to someone you do not know.

An assault was reported to the Weyburn Police Service on June 11, after an altercation between a 17-year-old and 18-year-old female. Both individuals are known to each other and the matter is still under investigation.

With the nice weather comes the increase in the number of noise complaints received by police. The noise bylaw covers all hours of the day, so the police are asking that residents be respectful of their neighbors.

On June 14, a taxi driver came into Weyburn Police Service with a very intoxicated male in his cab, that had requested to be taken out of town. However, the male had passed out in the cab. The Weyburn Police Service was able to locate a safe place for this individual for the night and he was dropped off in the home-owner's care.

Police also assisted in locating three different individuals who had been reported missing during the week. The individuals were located and those reporting were notified or put in contact with the person.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding any of the above crimes, or any other serious crime, police are encouraging you to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-Tips (8477), or to contact the Weyburn Police Service.

Meantime, the RCMP are asking for the public's assistance after a break-in to the Bengough public pool office overnight June 6-7, between 10 p.m. on the 6th and 7 a.m. on the 7th. The culprit(s) gained entry by hopping the fence, and forcing open the window to the office. The office was damaged and a mess was left behind. The matter is under investigation by the RCMP.

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