Weyburn police responded to a report of a robbery at a local business on March 4. Investigation revealed that the suspect entered the building and appeared to be legitimately shopping. However, at the checkout the suspect demanded the cash from the till and fled the scene. There was no weapon or threat of a weapon. An undisclosed amount of cash was obtained.
The suspect was quickly identified and arrested without incident. He will be making a court appearance in the future.
City police received a request to assist Weyburn EMS with respect to a person who had caused self-harm on Thursday. The person was transported to the hospital without incident.
City police received an advisory to “be on the lookout” from the RCMP in regards to a suspected impaired driver on Saturday. The vehicle was located on Highway 35 north of Weyburn, where the driver was arrested without incident and processed for driving while over .08. His licence was suspended and the vehicle was impounded.
Police received a report of a vehicle being driven erratically on Saturday. As a result of the complaint, the vehicle was located and the driver was found to have a suspended licence, and was arrested without incident. This matter also led to information relating to a criminal theft investigation which is still ongoing. The driver was remanded in custody to appear in Weyburn court.
With tax season here, city police have seen an increase in scam calls and emails claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. If anyone receives such a call, police ask that you verify the request before providing any personal or financial information over the phone or via computer.