Weyburn police deal with hit-and-run, overdoses

The Weyburn Police Service received 76 calls for service during the week of April 12-18, resulting in a total of 22 charges. Most charges are traffic related as 15 were laid under the Traffic Safety Act, with the remaining charges consisting of four under the Criminal Code of Canada and three under the City of Weyburn bylaws.

On Monday officers responded to a request to remove an unwanted male from a residence as he was being disruptive. Officers attended and were able to remove the male without further incident.

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During mid-week, officers attended a local business to address an individual failing to comply with the public health order. Officers spoke to the individual who acknowledged the officers and complied with the order. Officers also dealt with two separate domestic disputes and were able to mediate both situations without further incident. 

WPS also received reports of theft and a hit-and-run. Police were able to locate the offending driver in the hit-and-run incident, which was resolved without charges.

Early Thursday morning, officers responded to a call of a distraught individual expressing self harm. Officers were able to locate the individual, administer Narcan, and assist EMS personal providing immediate care on scene. The individual was transported to hospital for further medical care.

Police also responded to assist EMS personnel with a medical emergency on Friday in which Narcan was again used to successfully revive an individual from a suspected drug overdose.

Also on Friday, police responded to a domestic situation involving an intoxicated individual disturbing the other occupants at the residence. Police spoke to the individual who agreed to stay elsewhere for the night. No further issues were reported.

On Saturday, police responded to another request to remove an unwanted individual from a residence. Police attended and were able to de-escalate the situation by removing an intoxicated female. Police also received a report of a very drunk male walking in the ditch on the west side of the City. Police located the male who was very intoxicated and was lodged in calls overnight. The male was released in the morning without charge.

On Sunday, police received a reported hit-and-run as a semi-trailer unit was witnessed striking a power pole and then driving off. Police located the offending vehicle and the driver was charged under the Traffic Safety Act.

*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).