Weyburn police investigate reports of scams

The Weyburn Police Service received 12 reports of various scams and on-line frauds in the past week. Of note were CRA scams threatening arrest if information is not provided, STARS Lottery winning scam, Bank of Canada scam requesting personal identifying information, requests for people’s social insurance numbers and a Reader’s Digest prize winning scam.

The Weyburn police received a report of graffiti being painted on a fence in the 400 block of Tom Hart Drive on Friday. Anyone having information about this is asked to contact the Weyburn Police Service, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Weyburn police received a call from a family member regarding a wellbeing concern on June 22. On attending and discussing the matter, the person was in agreement to go to the hospital for assessment and was provided with a ride and support.

City police received a request from a family member to conduct a well-being check on an individual on Wednesday. The person was located and no further action was deemed necessary. 

Weyburn police received a call regarding an erratic driver on Wednesday. The suspect vehicle was located and stopped. As a result of the stop a vehicle passenger known to be the subject of a conditional sentence order from the court was identified and was in violation of that order. The person was arrested without incident. The driving matter is still under investigation. 

Police received a complaint that someone had been run over by a vehicle on Thursday. No one was present when the police arrived. Through investigation, it was learned that there had been a confrontation between two people. That matter is still under investigation. As a result of the investigation, a person known to have numerous outstanding warrants was identified. A warrant was obtained to enter the residence where the person was believed to be. The adult male was arrested without incident and remanded in custody.

City police received a call from a concerned person suspecting that a person may have been the victim of an assault on Thursday. After investigation it appears that no incident had occurred. 

Weyburn police received a report that a customer had refused to pay for the services they had received at a business on Thursday. The matter is still under investigation. 

City police responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Friday. The matter was not considered suspicious.

Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on McGillivray Drive on Friday. There were no injuries.

Weyburn police, while on patrol on Friday, observed two people to be in conversation. One of the people was known to be on court conditions to have no contact with the other person.  The person was arrested without incident and released for a future court date.

City police received a call regarding a domestic disturbance on Saturday. The matter was investigated and found to not warrant charges. 

Weyburn police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Saturday. The driver was found to be a suspended driver and was charged accordingly. The passenger was found to be in possession of a small amount of Fentanyl and was charged accordingly. 

City police received a call regarding a disturbance at a residence on Saturday. Upon attending and investigating, it was found that alcohol and emotions were contributing factors. Everyone was calmed down and further police intervention was not required. 

Police received numerous calls regarding an erratic driver on Sunday. The vehicle was subsequently located and the driver charged.

Weyburn police received a request to conduct a well-being check on an individual on Sunday. The person was located and found to be fine, and no further action was required.

City conducted a traffic stop that led to the driver being subjected to a SFST field sobriety test on Sunday. A three-day license suspension was issued.

Weyburn police received a message on their Facebook page indicating that a person was perhaps in some mental health distress on Sunday. The person was located and voluntarily transported to the hospital for assessment. 

The Weyburn Police Service wish to remind people that the Police Service social media accounts are not monitored 24 hours a day. Any requests for assistance or reports of crimes should be directed to the regular business line at 306-848-3250, or 911 where appropriate. 

Also during the week the Police Service dealt with over 91 calls for service and issued seven traffic tickets, one drug charge and three charges under the Criminal Code.