Weyburn police charge man with weapons offences, drug trafficking

The Weyburn Police Service received 86 calls for service during the week of April 5-11, resulting in 10 traffic-related charges, as well as eight charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and seven charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

On Tuesday, police received a report of a stolen truck. The truck was recovered a short distance away but several items were missing from inside. The matter is under investigation.

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Officers also responded to a call involving an adult male who was reportedly brandishing a firearm near a downtown business. The male, who was immediately located and arrested, faces numerous charges including possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine and fentanyl), and fail to comply with a probation order. The male was also found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

On Thursday, police observed a dirt bike being operated within the city near 16th Street and Eaglesham Avenue. A traffic stop was attempted but the operator of the blue and white dirt bike ignored the signal to stop and fled from the officer. Any witnesses, or anyone with information regarding this matter, is asked to call the Weyburn Police Service.

On Friday, police received a report of a missing youth. Along with several members of the public, the Weyburn Police Service conducted an extensive search along with members of the Weyburn Fire Department, and members of both the Radville and Fillmore RCMP. Weyburn Police also utilized the Everbridge mass notification system (“Weyburn’s Citizen Alert System”) to broadcast a general public alert, and the Provincial Search and Rescue Team was contacted and on standby to assist. The Weyburn Police Service located the youth early Saturday after receiving information regarding her whereabouts from a local resident.

Early Sunday evening, Weyburn Police Service received two separate RID (Report Impaired Drivers) complaints regarding a vehicle travelling westbound on Highway 13 (First Avenue NE). Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Thanks to the public’s assistance, an unsafe driver was removed from the highway/street, and now faces charges of impaired driving, possession of a controlled substance, and operating an unregistered vehicle.

During the week, police also received several reports of property theft, and conducted numerous wellbeing and Public Health Order compliance checks.

*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).