Weyburn city police busy with traffic offences

The Weyburn Police Service received 81 calls for service during the period of November 2-8. Although most calls are resolved without charges, a total of 15 charges were laid during the week, including eight under the Criminal Code of Canada, four under the Traffic Safety Act, and three under the City of Weyburn bylaws.

Nov. 2 was an active day for WPS officers with several traffic complaints, lost items, and a variety of other calls. Three motorists were charged under the TSA, including one driver who was involved in a collision. Officers also received a report of a dispute that resulted in one individual being warned, at the victim’s request, for uttering threats against that person.

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The traffic complaints continued into Nov. 3 as WPS dealt with several motorists, including driving while suspended, using a communication device while driving, disobeying a bus stop sign, erratic driving, and parking. Officers also dealt with a family relations and a child welfare matter which resulted in no charges.

Wednesday carried a similar theme as officers received a complaint of a hit-and-run and charged another motorist for failing to obey a traffic light. Officers also conducted a wellbeing check and dealt with two domestic dispute matters that were resolved without charges.

A local organization reported the theft of an item from their property on Thursday.  The matter is still under investigation but a suspect has been identified. Other calls for service on Thursday include an animal complaint and four matters involving family relations or concerns with an individual’s mental health.

An individual with an outstanding arrest warrant was located, arrested, and dealt with accordingly on Friday. Another individual was charged with impaired driving as the result of a traffic stop just before midnight.

Saturday saw a lighter amount of calls but not less urgent. Officers attended three mental health-related matters varying in nature, including aggression and the expression of self-harm. Medical attention was sought as needed and no injuries resulted.

Sunday was relatively quiet but officers did attend two more calls involving mental health. Medical assistance was again sought as needed and no injuries resulted.

Anyone with information regarding one of these matters, or any other matter of a criminal nature, is encouraged to contact the Weyburn Police Service at (306) 848-3250, the local RCMP detachment at 310-RCMP (7267), or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).