The Weyburn Police Service received 92 calls for service during the week of June 14-20, resulting in seven traffic-related charges, along with two charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and two charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Three of the four more serious charges resulted from officers responding to a two-vehicle collision on Saturday afternoon. Occupants of the vehicles did not require medical attention, but an adult female was charged with Impaired Driving and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
With a number of recent complaints and safety concerns, the Weyburn Police Service would like to remind drivers of a few specific City of Weyburn Bylaws.
Parking in back lanes and alleys is prohibited with very limited exception. Specific areas in the City drawing concern are parks and walk-up businesses. Lanes and alleys are intended to give owners access to the rear of their property and are to be utilized primarily for loading and unloading.
Drivers are also reminded that parking in "No Parking" zones, blocking driveways, and using private property without the permission of the owner, are all violations of the bylaw. Many events and spaces are opening for the summer and pedestrian safety becomes a major concern when drivers do not park appropriately.
Please be mindful of where you park when visiting parks, City facilities, garage sales, and local businesses. Another concern is vehicle speed in these areas, including school zones and other recreational areas. The Weyburn Police Service will be increasing their presence and enforcement in these areas in an effort to keep the community safe.
On another note, as the “COVID-19” grip begins to loosen, the Weyburn Courthouse will begin to see a slow return to normal. Beginning today, scheduled trials will commence with “in-person appearances”, while all other court matters will remain as “appearing by phone”. Further information is available online at www.sasklawcourts.ca
The Weyburn Police Service would like to congratulate the 2021 Graduating Class, and thank everyone who responsibly took part in the festivities this past Saturday.
*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).