Weyburn police handle 90 calls, lay eight criminal charges

The Weyburn Police Service received 90 calls for service during the week of Feb. 1-7, resulting in 23 traffic-related charges as well as eight charges being laid under the Criminal Code of Canada.

On Monday, officers conducted a traffic stop resulting in an individual being charged for failing to comply with a condition of his release. Several compliance checks were conducted throughout the week, including conditions of release as well as those under a quarantine order.

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Late Tuesday evening, police responded to a reported domestic disturbance involving an assault. The accused had fled the scene prior to police arrival but the identity is known and charges are pending further investigation.

Tuesday also brought three more charges for individuals failing to comply with a condition of their release and several charges under the Traffic Safety Act for traffic violations.

On Wednesday, an elderly citizen was very relieved to have her purse back after losing it along with a significant amount of money that was in it. An admirable citizen found the purse and turned it in to the Weyburn Police Service who delivered it to its very thankful owner. Thanks again to the finder for being such a kind and honest individual. Also on Wednesday, one driver is facing a charge of driving while prohibited following an afternoon traffic stop.

Early Thursday morning, Weyburn police received a report of a wallet missing from a residence after guests of a relative had left. This matter is being investigated further. A Thursday evening traffic stop resulted in the driver receiving a 21-day license suspension and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.

On Friday, officers responded to a suspicious person complaint at a local business. Officers spoke to the person and confirmed he was there for a legitimate purpose. Officers also conducted compliance checks and traffic stops resulting in two drivers being charged under the Traffic Safety Act.

The extreme cold played a factor in a relatively quiet weekend. A total of 15 calls were received during Saturday and Sunday with only two traffic violations being issued and no criminal charges.

The calls included alarms, found property, traffic and bylaw concerns, and assisting local health personnel with an unruly resident. Weyburn police also received a complaint regarding a dog left in a vehicle with no heat during the extreme cold weather. Officers attended and found the dog to be shivering cold but otherwise appeared okay. The owner was spoken to.

The Weyburn police would like to remind the public, as the number of fraud attempts continue to be high, not to give out any personal or banking information to anyone without being absolutely certain you know who the person is and that it is safe to do so.

Meanwhile, the Weyburn RCMP are investigating a break, enter and theft from Southside Auto Wreckers on Thursday morning. Police report that persons stole several catalytic convertors.

The RCMP have been investigating recent incidents where these types of items have been stolen in the Weyburn and Radville areas.

*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).