Weyburn police lay 36 charges in past week, including two for drugs

The Weyburn Police Service responded to 83 calls for service during the week of May 18-24, resulting in 36 charges, including 15 under the Criminal Code of Canada, 12 under the Traffic Safety Act, and two under the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act.

WPS received an eerie call for assistance by the RCMP in the early hours of May 19. A frantic 911 call for help was made from a cell phone somewhere in the Weyburn area but the location was unknown. The caller expressed a dire concern for the safety of herself as well as another person but could not provide their location.

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Both RCMP and WPS officers patrolled the city and surrounding area while hoping for more detailed information. During patrol, a WPS officer located a very seriously injured male in the parking lot of the Weyburn General Hospital. The male received immediate medical attention and was airlifted to Regina by STARS. A vehicle belonging to the injured male was later located and a traffic stop was conducted by WPS officers resulting in two adult males being charged with unrelated offences including theft, and possession of a controlled substance. Further investigation is ongoing and involves both the RCMP and WPS.

An adult male was charged for theft under $5,000 on May 18, after a local business reported observing him walk out the back door without paying for several items. Police identified the male using store video and later located, arrested, and released him with an upcoming court date.

As the result of an ongoing investigation of harassment, four adults each face a $500 fine under the City of Weyburn By-Law for Bullying. The reported incidents of following and intimidating another adult occurred over a lengthy period of time, and continued even after they were spoken to by Weyburn Police Service officers.

Also on May 19, officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision resulting in an elderly male being charged for driving without due care and attention. The Weyburn Fire Department and EMS also attended after a vehicle had collided and damaged two different garages and fences. The driver was not injured.

An RV owner reported his camper was broke into sometime over the winter and the TV was stolen. No suspects have been identified at this time.

The owner of a vehicle has been charged following a witness reporting an erratic driver doing “power turns” in the Weyburn Ag Society Fair Grounds, causing damage to the lot.

Weyburn police received a complaint from a local resident reporting feces had been smeared on their door and mailbox.

Two motorists were charged for driving without reasonable consideration for others on May 24, after an officer witnessed them both accelerate to a high rate of speed from a complete stop in a residential area. Also on the same date, another motorist was charged for driving while suspended and had their vehicle impounded for 30 days.

In addition to the above, officers also attended calls involving domestic/family relations and various noise complaints. Several bicycle thefts were also reported.

Anyone with information regarding these matters, or any other incidents of a criminal nature, is encouraged to contact the Weyburn Police Service at 306-848-3250, the local RCMP detachment, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).