Weyburn police lay charges in serious assault incident

The Weyburn Police Service experienced a lighter than usual week with 64 calls for service during the period of Nov. 16-22. The lighter call volume was reflected with only eight charges resulting, six of which are under the Criminal Code of Canada, and two under the Traffic Safety Act.

An assault was reported on Sunday, resulting in an adult male facing several charges including assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement.

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On Monday officers dealt with an individual who was harassing another individual over a debt owed. Both subjects were spoken to and no charges resulted. Officers also attended a local business regarding an individual causing a disturbance and checked on the wellbeing of another resident by request.

Tuesday was a bit more active as officers responded to a medical emergency call reporting an unconscious male on the floor of their business. The first officer on scene was able to provide immediate care prior to EMS arrival. The male received further treatment and recovered. Officers also responded to a mental health-related emergency and several COVID-related calls from concerned residents.

A complaint was received regarding two suspicious individuals that had just left a local business. Officers attended and the matter is being investigated further. WPS members also attended a domestic matter in order to keep the peace while belongings were gathered by one of the parties.

A domestic dispute that escalated into a physical confrontation was attended and may result in charges pending further investigation. Other calls on Thursday included three 911 calls which were attended and confirmed to be false alarms.

Damage to a local gas station entrance door is being investigated as video surveillance shows a suspect dressed in dark clothing throw an object through the glass and then leave the area in the early morning hours. An individual with an outstanding arrest warrant was located by a WPS officer and dealt with accordingly.

On Saturday evening, among other calls, officers dealt with three matters involving public intoxication. Two of the situations resulted in the individuals being lodged and held overnight until they were sober and released without charges. A family member was able to attend and care for the intoxicated individual involved in the third situation.

*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).