Weyburn police investigate theft, respond to fatal accident

The Weyburn Police Service received 82 calls for service during the week of Oct. 5 to 11, with calls including thefts and a fatal accident.

The Weyburn Police Service attended an industrial accident at the intersection of Government Road South and Sixth Avenue SE, at about 3:10 p.m. on Oct. 8. SaskPower crews were performing some type of work when the incident occurred.  A 51-year-old male SaskPower employee and a 40-year-old male SaskPower employee both died as a result of the incident. Condolences were extended to the men’s families, friends and coworkers.

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Police attempted to stop a vehicle on Oct. 5 late in the evening, at which time the vehicle fled from police. It was subsequently located and two individuals were seen running from the vehicle. Police are continuing the investigation and are seeking to lay charges against the individuals.

Sometime in the early hours on Oct. 5, two individuals attended to an address on Ninth Street and were observed attempting to break into the owner’s vehicles. The suspects were able to gain entry to one of the vehicles and stole some items. The investigation is continuing by police.

An individual attended to the police station on Oct. 6 early in the morning to report her son’s bike was stolen from her back yard. It had been chained but the chain had been cut. The bike is described as a Trek 24-inch, black and blue in colour. The serial number has been placed on the police system.

Police conducted a traffic stop at the corner of 13th Street and Duncan Drive on Oct. 10th as a result of mechanical issues with the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle blew a warning after an ASD test was administered. A three-day driver’s license suspension was issued.