Weyburn police charge two for not wearing a mask

The Weyburn Police Service received 78 calls for service during the period of March 29 to April 4. A total of 17 charges resulted during the week, including 12 for traffic violations, three under the Criminal Code of Canada, and two for violating a public health order.

The WPS received numerous complaints on Thursday from business staff and residents regarding individuals not wearing masks while inside stores. Two individuals were charged for disobeying a public health order after refusing to comply.

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On Monday, an individual reported they were the victim of a scam. The individual responded to a message indicating they owed a Custom’s fee for a package being delivered. Unfortunately the individual provided their credit card info without verifying the authenticity of the sender and suffered a financial loss. WPS reminds everyone not to provide any personal or financial information to anyone without verifying who they are and that it is for a legitimate purpose.

On Tuesday, officers recovered a stolen vehicle that sustained significant damage. The matter is currently being investigated and charges are pending. Officers also responded to a reported intoxicated individual who was at risk of being hit by a vehicle. The individual was located, held overnight, and released in the morning when sober.

Officers attended a local business on Wednesday to assist with an upset individual. The situation was de-escalated without charges. Also on Wednesday, WPS received numerous reports of theft from another business. These matters are being investigated.

WPS officers were busy over the Easter weekend attending to various calls for service, including driving complaints and wellbeing checks. On Saturday evening, officers responded to an intoxicated individual who was expressing thoughts of self-harm. The individual, who was also found to be in breach of a release order, was apprehended by police and held overnight until sober.

*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).