Weyburn police lay assault charges over the weekend

The Weyburn Police Service responded to 75 calls for service during the week of Nov. 9-15. Of the 75 calls, only a handful of situations resulted in charges being laid, including eight under the Criminal Code, five under the Traffic Safety Act, and two under the City of Weyburn bylaws.

During the weekend, WPS responded to 20 calls, including several involving wellbeing checks, domestic disputes, or matters involving mental health, but some were of a more serious nature. 

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Two of the more serious incidents, both involving heavy intoxication and physical altercations, resulted in charges. One incident occurred inside a residence and resulted in a male being charged with assault and a female being charged with assault with a weapon.

Another incident occurred at a local establishment over the weekend, and resulted in two individuals being charged for fighting under the City of Weyburn bylaw. Another male was arrested for public intoxication and held in custody until he was sober and released without charges.

On Monday officers were called to check on a suspicious person lingering in the lobby of a local business. The individual was passing through Weyburn and the officers assisted with arranging transportation for them to continue on to their destination.

Officers also warned several motorists regarding obstructed windshields and received a report of erratic driving.

An early afternoon assault was reported to WPS on Tuesday, resulting in two individuals facing assault charges. One individual is charged with assault with a weapon and the other with assault causing bodily harm. Both individuals have been released with an upcoming court appearance. The victim sustained minor injuries from the attack.

Remembrance Day was active for WPS officers responding to several matters involving mental health, family relations, wellbeing checks, and suspicious activity. Officers also attended the scene of a two-vehicle collision resulting in one motorist being charged under the Traffic Safety Act for proceeding from a stop sign before it was safe.

A commercial transport trailer was stolen from a local business early Thursday morning or late Wednesday evening. A statement was obtained and the trailer has been added to the national system as stolen such that other officers across Canada are aware if they encounter it. An outstanding arrest warrant was executed on another individual who was released for an upcoming court appearance.

Officers responded to a domestic matter involving the same individuals on two occasions Friday evening. Officers were initially called to remove an unwanted individual from a residence, and the individual left willingly without altercation. Officers were later called to a reported assault occurring in a vehicle near a restaurant. Officers attended and arrested one of the individuals following a short foot pursuit. The individual is charged with assault and has an upcoming court appearance.

*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).