Weyburn police charge driver for possessing fentanyl

Weyburn police received a complaint of a person hunched over the steering wheel of a vehicle on Sunday. Upon investigating the police discovered the driver to be severely impaired by drugs, was processed and charged accordingly. The driver was also charged with possession of fentanyl.

Police received a report at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday of a lone person attempting to get into vehicles in the 500 block of Fifth Street. Police wish to remind everyone to lock your vehicle and remove valuables from easy view.

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City police conducted a traffic stop on Aug. 27. As a result of the stop the driver was found to have outstanding arrest warrants from Regina. The driver was taken into custody without incident and remanded for further court appearances.

Weyburn police received a request to assist a parent with the well-being of a minor child that was threatening self-harm on Aug. 27. The youth was taken to the hospital by parents for assessment.

City police conducted a compliance check on Thursday of an individual subject to court-ordered conditions. The person was found to be in violation and has been charged pending a court appearance.

Weyburn police were dispatched to a report of an incident at a local bar on Friday. As the result of the investigation, an individual was taken into custody for being intoxicated in a public place. The person was held in police cells until sober then released.

City police received a request to check the well-being of an individual who was at a business on Sunday. As a result of the check the individual was taken into custody for being intoxicated in a public place and held in police cells until sober.

Police received a call from an individual who appeared to be suffering from a mental health issue on Sunday. As a result the person agreed to go to the hospital for assessment.

City police received a report of a vehicle being driven erratically on Sunday. The vehicle was located and the driver warned of their driving actions.

As school returns this week there will be lots of young children out and about, some for their first time at school. The excitement of being back at school and reuniting with old friends may make them less aware of their surroundings especially with respect to traffic.

Police urge everyone to slow down and pay more attention through the school zones and close to school areas as a result. The police also remind drivers to not pass buses that have the red lights and stop arms in operation. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.