Weyburn police arrest two men for home invasion

The Weyburn Police Service received a call for service on July 31 reporting a residential break-and-enter in progress, or home invasion, in the southwest area of the city. Members of the Weyburn Police Service responded and found two 19-year-old males from Alberta on the property.

The males were arrested for being unlawfully in a dwelling home as well as being in possession of a weapon dangerous to the public (brass knuckles). Officers also seized a large amount of cocaine and a switchblade knife, along with other evidence of drug trafficking.

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The males were charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking cocaine, possession of the proceeds of crime of a value exceeding $5,000, and possessing a weapon dangerous to the public.

One of the males was additionally charged with breaching a court order prohibiting them from possessing weapons.

Police received a report of a bicycle stolen from a local restaurant on Aug. 6. The matter is under investigation.

City police attended a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Bison Avenue and Seventh Street on Wednesday. No one was injured in the collision, but the driver of one of the vehicles was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for proceeding before it was safe.

Police attended a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of First Avenue NW and 16th Street on Wednesday. There were minor injuries sustained in the collision but the matter was concluded with no charges being laid.

City police attended a break-and-enter at a residence in the city on Thursday. Upon arrival, police located an adult male inside the residence who was arrested without incident. The male has been charged with break-and-enter and appeared in provincial court in Estevan on Monday.

Police attended a disturbance at a local licensed establishment on Friday where two adult males were having an altercation. The matter was resolved on scene without incident.

Weyburn police attended a domestic disturbance at a residence in the city on Sunday. The matter remains under investigation.

Police attended a collision at the intersection of Coteau Avenue and Second Street NE between a car and a motorcycle on Sunday. The matter remains under investigation.

The Weyburn Police Service would like to remind residents to always lock and secure doors of vehicles and buildings and to use a lock when leaving bicycles unattended. A small moment of precaution can save much grief and aggravation.