Weyburn Police investigate thefts, impaired driving

The Weyburn Police Service received 83 calls for service during the week of April 19 to 25, resulting in eight traffic related charges, 11 Criminal Code charges, and 1 charge under the Alcohol & Gaming Regulations Act.  The majority of Criminal Code charges involve thefts under $5000 and failing to comply with a court order, but also includes two incidents of impaired driving.

On Monday, Police responded to a report of loud music and people yelling outside a local motel.  Upon arrival, officers located four individuals in a vehicle that was running and with music playing loud.  The occupants of the vehicle were found to have open containers of alcohol and the driver showed signs of impairment.   As a result, the driver faces charges of impaired driving and a passenger was charged for unlawfully having open alcohol in a vehicle.

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On Tuesday, officers performed a compliance check on an individual and found them to be in violation of their curfew as set out in their release conditions.  The individual was charged accordingly.  Police were also called to assist with an unwanted guest who was intoxicated and refused to leave the residence as requested.  The individual was arrested, lodged in cells for the evening, and released without charges in the morning.

Mid-week, Police responded to a local business reporting shoplifters resulting in two individuals being arrested and charged with Theft Under $5000.  One of the individuals was also charged for failing to comply with their probation order as well as conditions of their release order.

During the weekend, two drivers received a 72-hour driver’s license suspension.  As a result of separate traffic stops, one of the drivers received the suspension for driving with a blood/alcohol over the allowed amount, while the other driver tested positive for cannabis, and, in addition to the suspension, faces a possible impaired driving charge pending the results of a lab analysis.  Also during the weekend, one motorist was charged for Unsafe Backing after colliding with another vehicle while reversing.

Officers also dealt with a variety of other calls during the week, including wellbeing checks, calls regarding mental health concerns, false alarms, COVID related concerns, and scam calls/messages. 

*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).