Weyburn police lay criminal charges, four drug charges

The Weyburn Police Service received 87 calls for service during the week of Sept. 21-27. Of the 87 calls, 15 situations resulted in a total of 22 charges being laid, including four charges under the Criminal Code and four charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The majority of the remaining charges were under the Traffic Safety Act and City of Weyburn bylaw for traffic violations.

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During the weekend, WPS responded to 24 calls including a two-vehicle collision involving an ambulance, which had its emergency equipment activated at the time of the incident. Occupants of the ambulance, including a patient, were not injured, but the driver of the other vehicle was treated on scene and transported to hospital for further examination.

Other calls including welfare checks, 911 prank calls, harassing communications, and noise complaints. One individual was charged under the City of Weyburn bylaw after being warned to keep the music in his suite at a reasonable level.

On Monday, officers dealt with a complaint of an abusive patient at a local facility, the theft of a personal item from a business, a child welfare concern, and an individual found to have an outstanding arrest warrant. No charges resulted in these matters.

A compliance check was conducted on Tuesday resulting in one adult facing several charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act as well as the Criminal Code, including two counts of possessing a controlled substance and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

Officers also attended to a reported suspicious person, conducted a COVID-19 compliance check, and charged one motorist for driving without a valid license.

Officers conducted two welfare checks and a COVID-19 compliance check on Tuesday. The Weyburn Police are also looking into the report of a historical sexual assault.

On Thursday, officers conducted two more welfare checks upon request by concerned family members. Both parties were found to be okay. Two individuals were found to have open alcohol in a motor vehicle and charged accordingly. Reports of mischief to a school building and the theft of two bicycles were also received.

Officers dealt with a domestic issue involving child custody on Friday, and one motorist was warned of his driving actions after a witness called to express concern and provided a detailed vehicle description.

Other calls for service on Friday included a reported sexual interference, a suspicious person in a residential backyard, and a requested welfare check.

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).