Weyburn man faces numerous charges of assault, dangerous weapons

Weyburn police received a complaint on July 1 regarding a series of serious historical and ongoing domestic violence offences. An adult male was taken into custody without incident and is now facing numerous and repeated charges of assault by choking, breach of court conditions, uttering threats, forcible confinement, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, intimidation, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, criminal harassment and possession of a prohibited weapon. The accused was remanded in custody.

Weyburn police received a call to a motel on July 1 where a naked person had entered the lobby asking for assistance. The person left prior to police arrival and could not be located afterwards. If anyone knows of any information with respect to this matter, or to the identity of the person, the Weyburn police would like to have that information so they can be sure that the person involved is well. Please call either the Weyburn PS at 306-848-3250 or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you have any information on this matter.

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City police received a complaint regarding repeated domestic assaults on June 30. After investigation it was determined that a number of incidents had occurred. Charges are pending against an adult male for uttering threats, break-and-enter and assault. 

Weyburn police received a report of a vehicle parked on City property on June 29. The vehicle was determined to be on City property and was moved. Police wish to remind residents that vehicles are not authorized to be parked on any City property that is not designated for parking or specifically authorized by the City.

Weyburn police received a 911 call regarding an erratic driver on June 30. The vehicle was located and an adult male was arrested for impaired driving offences. The driver will be making a future court appearance. In the meantime the driver’s licence is suspended until the conclusion of court proceedings and the vehicle was impounded for 60 days.

City police received a request from the hospital to assist in dealing with an assaultive patient on July 1. Police attended and assisted, and due to the medical nature of the event no further police action is anticipated. 

City police received a call regarding a noisy party at a residence on July 2. Police attended and the homeowner shut down the party. The police wish to remind residents of the noise bylaw provisions.  The bylaw applies to noise coming from a property and is in operation 24 hours a day. Enforcement action will vary depending on the nature and type of noise and the time of day. There are certain exemptions in the bylaw so please check the bylaw’s actual wording at weyburn.ca

Weyburn police observed a youth in violation of court-ordered conditions on July 2. Although the person could not be apprehended at the time, they are facing a charge of breach of court order.

Police received a report of an intoxicated individual on July 2. The person was located and found to be suffering from a minor injury. The person was given a ride to the hospital for assessment. 

The Weyburn police received a call regarding a vehicle that was apparently broke down and obstructing traffic on July 2. Police located the vehicle and owner and assisted in pushing the vehicle to a safe spot.

Police received a call regarding an erratic driver on Friday. The vehicle was located and the driver arrested for impaired driving offences. The adult male is facing a charge of impaired driving as well as a charge of refusing to provide a breath sample. The driver’s licence was suspended pending conclusion of the Court process. The vehicle was also impounded for 30 days.

Weyburn police received numerous complaints regarding what sounded like firearms being discharged in the 1800 block of Coteau Avenue on Friday. Upon investigation it was determined that the gunshot sounds were in fact caused by SaskPower working on damaged lines and transformers and were electrical ‘snaps and bangs’.

Police received a call regarding what appeared to be a highly intoxicated individual laying on a sidewalk on Sunday. The person was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and lodged in cells for his safety.

The Weyburn Police Service received 12 reports of various scams and on-line frauds recently. Of note were CRA scams threatening arrest if information is not provided, STARS Lottery winning scam, Bank of Canada scam requesting personal identifying information, requests for people’s social insurance numbers and a Reader’s Digest prize winning scam.

Weyburn police responded to 100 calls for service over the past seven days. In addition to the criminal charges listed, there were five other Criminal Code charges laid and 12 traffic tickets issued.