Weyburn police busy with impaired driving, accident reports

The Weyburn Police Service received 67 calls for service during the week of May 3-9, resulting in six traffic related charges, two drug related charges, and seven charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.

The weekend was active for the Weyburn Police Service. On Friday, WPS conducted several traffic stops resulting in charges of impaired driving, driving while prohibited, and possession of a controlled substance. The high-visibility traffic enforcement also resulted in a warrant execution and five charges under the Traffic Safety Act. Several warnings were also given out.

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Mid Saturday afternoon, police responded to a traffic collision on 18th Street involving one vehicle that had struck a parked vehicle and rolled onto its roof (as shown above, photo by Jason Hibbard). Weyburn Fire and EMS also attended the scene. The driver was treated for minor injuries and subsequently charged for impaired driving, driving while suspended, fail to comply with an undertaking, and possession of a controlled substance. The driver was also found to have outstanding warrants for his arrest and was held for an upcoming court appearance.

On Sunday morning, officers received a distressed call reporting that an adult male was threatening to harm another adult male and was now chasing him down the street with a knife. Police located both males unharmed. The matter remains under investigation as the parties involved have not been cooperative with providing information to police regarding the incident. The male suspect was found to have outstanding warrants for his arrest and was subsequently arrested and released on the warrants.

On Tuesday, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was observed being driven by a person known to the officer as being prohibited from driving. The driver was charged accordingly. Officers also responded to reports of a suspicious male walking up and down a residential street repeatedly.  Officers located the male and determined he required some assistance finding his way home.

Officers responded to a medical emergency on Wednesday, involving an adult male who was found unconscious in the restroom of a local business. Officers did not administer Narcan in this incident as the male, believed to have suffered a drug overdose, had regained consciousness upon police arrival. The male received medical care from EMS personnel.  Police also attended to a domestic dispute in which both parties were spoken to and no charges resulted.

On Thursday, officers responded to an unwanted male loitering on private property. The male was spoken to and left without further incident. Officers also responded to reports of an adult male who appeared to be in distress. Officers located the individual and ensured he was ok and safe.  Officers also attended a local business and cautioned some individuals regarding the current health order in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

*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).