The Weyburn Police Service received 71 calls for service during the week of May 24 through May 30, resulting in a total of 16 charges, including seven each under the Traffic Safety Act and the Criminal Code of Canada.
Many of this week’s calls for service consisted of incidents that were resolved without charges. Officers attended several domestic disputes, some involving minor property damage, that were mediated with both parties reaching a mutual agreement.
Officers also attended separate reports of theft from a business where the matter was resolved by alternate means. Some other calls included minor traffic collisions on private property where officers were called to assist, as well as a call to assist EMS personnel with a highly intoxicated individual located just outside the city limits.
Unfortunately, not all calls clear without charges, as one individual faces an impaired driving charge as the result of a traffic stop, and three individuals face a charge of failing to comply with a condition of their release.
Of special note, things are beginning to look a bit brighter on the COVID front as Step 1 of the Re-Open Sask Plan is now active and kids outdoors sports is in full swing. Much to the delight of parents and families, hundreds of excited kids are back on the fields, practicing and competing in ball, soccer, football and other favourite sports. Watching them burn off energy on the field brings a smile to everyone’s face, along with some optimism of things returning to “normal”.
The Weyburn Police would like to remind drivers to be alert and drive slow in playground, parks, and sporting areas, as these same happy children are just as excited to get to the field. Step 2 of Re-Open Sask is currently set for Sunday, June 20.
The City of Weyburn would also like to remind residents and direct sellers of the provincial and municipal requirements as the COVID-19 restrictions relax, and door-to-door sales are permitted in the Re-Open Saskatchewan guidelines. Direct sellers and their salespeople must have a valid provincial license, and a City of Weyburn non-residential business license, in order to operate within the city.
As a resident, you are encouraged to ask door-to-door salespeople for proof of licenses, and report any non-compliance or suspected fraud to the Weyburn Police Service at (306) 848-3250.
*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).