Weyburn police hold ‘Arrive Dry’ checkstop on weekend

The Weyburn Police Service received 66 calls for service during the week of May 17-23, resulting in nine criminal code charges, four traffic-related charges, and one charge under the Cannabis Control Act. Charges laid under the Criminal Code of Canada include failing to comply with a court order, impaired driving, and two individuals who were charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

On Saturday evening, members of the Weyburn Police Service CTSS unit, as well as regular patrol members and assisting agencies, including the RCMP and SHP, participated in a High Visibility Enforcement project, “ArriveDry”, aimed at keeping our roads safe by removing impaired drivers. During the six-hour event, running from 6 p.m. to midnight, approximately 250 vehicles were checked, resulting in two drivers receiving a license suspension, one of which may face a further charge of impaired driving pending the results of a lab analysis.

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Many of the sober drivers who went through the check were provided a complimentary gift provided by SGI and MADD Canada, such as an air freshener or gift card to a local business.  The Weyburn Police are thankful to everyone who does their part in keeping our roads safe.

Weyburn Police would like to remind residents that it’s that time of year again, under the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Abatement bylaw, property owners are responsible to maintain their property.

Some things to keep in mind are overgrown grass, weeds, garbage, junk metal or vehicles, or anything that’s a nuisance or unsightly located anywhere on your property, including the back alley. You will find the City Bylaw on the City of Weyburn website at www.weyburn.ca/bylaws. To report a concern regarding property that is not in compliance with the bylaw, contact the Weyburn Police Service at 306-848-3250 to speak to the city bylaw officer.

*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).