Weyburn city police had a busy New Year’s Eve

The Weyburn Police Service received 46 calls for service during the period of Dec. 27 through to Jan. 3, with 12 charges being laid during the week. Of the 12 charges, six were traffic violations, one was for failing to comply with a court order, four were for uttering threats against a person and one was for theft under $5,000.

On New Year’s Eve, city police responded to 10 calls for service, which included the following.

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• Police received a complaint about individual uttering threats to them. The individual was located and charged.

• Police were called regarding some harassing communication; further investigation found the harassment was on a social media site. Advice was given and no charges were laid.

• Police attended a residence where a male was trying to gain access to, he left before police could arrive. He was located shortly after and charged with three counts of uttering threats and fail to comply with release order.

Police received multiple calls regarding an accident that took place between a vehicle and a skidoo in the rear alley of 14th Street North and Coteau Avenue on Dec. 29 at approximately 12:40pm. The driver of the skidoo took off before talking to the other driver, and police are asking for information regarding this accident as it is still under investigation.

Officers responded to a resident who identified their property being sold on Facebook. The property was recovered and charges are still pending.

Police received a call of a vehicle missing; the owner had called around to see if it was towed as they were unsure of its location. Further investigation found that the vehicle was stolen, but has since been recovered in Regina. The matter is still under investigation. 

An individual was charged with assault, and further investigation found the accused was released on conditions. The person will be charged for breaching a conditional sentence order as well.     

A local business contacted police after discovering a theft had taken place at their business, and police were able to identify the individual. Further investigation found the accused is on probation, so charges of theft and breaching a probation order are pending.

Police were dispatched to a residence for a noise complaint; police spoke to the individual and warned of noise and of garbage outside of residence.

Police received a report of a possible impaired driver (RID) swerving on the road. Police located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. No signs of impairment was observed, but the driver stated they had spilt a drink earlier and may have swerved on the road when that happened. The driver was cautioned about driving without distractions.

The weekend was relatively quiet but officers still dealt with a variety of calls, which included five false alarms, assisting another police agency to locate a missing person, bylaw complaints, 911 calls, and assisting the RCMP. Officers also dealt with some mental health concerns, checking on the wellbeing of individuals, suspicious persons and domestic disputes.

*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).