Police arrest man on drug and weapons charges

A member of the Weyburn Police – CTSS Unit conducted a traffic stop on an individual on Wednesday. The male driver was subsequently taken into custody and is now facing a charge of possession of methamphetamine (crystal meth). The accused was also serving a conditional sentence (jail sentence in the community) and was found to be in breach of that both by committing the drug offence as well as being in possession of weapons. He was taken into custody without incident and has been remanded for court.

City police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Thursday. Upon arrival and learning of the situation, the matter was mediated without the need for further police involvement.

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Weyburn police are investigating a report of damage to a vehicle rear window on Thursday. The vehicle was parked in the 300 block of Seventh Street when the damage was noticed. Anyone having information about this incident is asked to contact either the Weyburn Police Service, or to call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

City police are seeking the public’s assistance in investigating damage to the TD Bank building on Friday. From the information available, it appears that perhaps a vehicle backed into the building causing a minor amount of damage. The incident occurred at about 5:55 p.m. Anyone having information about this incident is asked to contact either the Weyburn police or to call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Weyburn police received a report of a Facebook scam on Saturday, where someone has assumed the identity of a person on the ‘Friend’ list and was attempting to get information.

City police were called to a scene of a collision where multiple vehicles had been struck and then the offending vehicle had left the scene on Saturday. The suspect vehicle was quickly located and the driver was taken by ambulance to the hospital, as police believed that the driver had suffered a medical incident at the time of the collisions.

Weyburn police received a report on Feb. 4 of a youth who was talking about self-harm. The youth was located and both a school counsellor and family member attended to assist.

Weyburn police received a report of a teen who had messaged about wishing to harm himself on Sunday. Police attended the residence and spoke with the teen and the adult who was present. No further action was required by police at this time.

City police received a call on Sunday, unrelated to the above, about a teen who had communicated via social media about self-harm. Upon arrival the police found the teen in the process of attempting self-harm. The teen was transported to the hospital for further assessment and observation.

Weyburn police received a call reporting a person in distress had taken an overdose of medication on Sunday. Once the address of the incident was determined the police attended and EMS transported the person to the hospital for further observation.

City police received a report of a disturbance in the Moffat Drive area of the city on Monday.  Upon attending, it was found to be a domestic dispute. The matter was mediated by the police without need for more formal involvement.

With the snow-packed streets and the extreme cold temperatures, city police find that the intersections especially are very slippery. Police remind drivers that regardless of the posted speed limit, you are only legally able to drive at a speed the fits with the road conditions. That may mean at times driving 20-30 km/h below the posted speed so that you are able to stop and control the vehicle at all times.