Weyburn police investigate fraud incidents

Police received a report of a fraud on Saturday, after the complainant reported a call was made to a local business supposedly from UPS. The “UPS” employee asked for his Canada Revenue account number, because they had a brokered item to ship to him. No information was given to the caller, and no loss was incurred. 

This past week, the Weyburn Police Service received a number of complaints of different types of frauds, and unfortunately some of them did result in a loss of money to the complainant. Police are again reminding the public to not send money, iTune cards or give out information before confirming that the request is a legitimate request.

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A report of fraud was received by Weyburn police on Dec. 3. The complainant stated that their computer had been “hacked” and emails were sent to his contacts requesting money. The complainant did not suffer any loss, though some of the individuals from the complainant’s contact list who received an email did send some money. The matter is still under investigation.

The Weyburn Police Service received a report of a fraud on Dec. 4. The individual was requested to send cash and iTunes cards to a friend. The complainant did make the transaction and learned after speaking to the friend that they had not made the request. Police are looking into the transactions.

City police received another fraud complaint on Dec. 4 after an individual received a message saying that she won a Facebook lottery.

A motorist called police about a male wearing dark clothes who was walking down the centre of Highway 39 on Thursday, and was concerned for their safety. Police located the individual and warned the person of their unsafe behaviour, and ensured they were off the highway.

The Weyburn Police Service received a report of a hit and run to a vehicle on Dec. 2. The owner of the vehicle told police that the damage happened sometime during the night and was noticed the next morning. Police continue to investigate and are looking to identify the other vehicle and its driver.

Police were called to a residence on the northeast side of the City to assist with an agitated individual on Dec. 2. When police arrived they found that the individual had left the residence. Police members attempted to locate the individual and were later called by the Weyburn General Hospital advising that the individual was there. A wellbeing check was conducted and the individual’s family notified. No charges were laid.

The Weyburn Police Service received a report on Dec. 2 of a possible impaired driver, and the vehicle was located coming into Weyburn on Highway 39. The driver of the vehicle was found to be sober, but due to the heavy fog was having trouble seeing the lines on the roadway, and the motorist was cautioned.

Police received a report of a theft on Thursday. A gas drive-off was reported from one of the gas stations on the south side of the City. The employee was able to get a partial plate from the vehicle.  At this time, the person is unknown and the matter is being looked into by the police.

A motor vehicle accident at a building on the east side of the City was called into Police on Friday. There was minor damage to the vehicle and the building, and no injuries were reported.

The Weyburn police received a call regarding an accident on Friday. The caller was eastbound on Third Avenue S. when another vehicle pulled out going north, hitting the complainant on the passenger side of their vehicle. The other vehicle did not stop, and the incident is being investigated for failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

A Weyburn police member conducted a curfew check on Friday an individual, who had been released earlier from court on conditions. The individual was not at his residence. The person will be charged with a breach and compelled to court at a later date. The incident remains under investigation.

Police were called to remove intoxicated individuals from two separate locations on Saturday. In both cases the person was located, arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and held in cells until they were sober. No criminal charges were laid.

Members of the Weyburn Police Service were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at a residence on the south side of the City on Saturday. Police separated those involved and were able to remove one of those involved. The individual was then transported to Weyburn General Hospital to seek medical assistance. No charges were laid.