Report from the Weyburn Police Service for the week of January 14 to 21:
During the reporting period, the Weyburn Police Service responded to 106 calls for service, including 11 reports of minor hit and run collisions. Drivers are reminded that if you are involved in a collision of any sort, you must at the very least leave your name and licence number with the vehicle you struck. Failure to do so can result in a traffic ticket being issued or, in certain cases, a criminal charge being laid.
*With the large amount of snow, police have been receiving a corresponding number of complaints about snowmobiles operating within City limits. With a couple of exceptions along the Hwy # 39 corridor and Hwy #13 corridor at the east end of the city, snowmobiles are only allowed on the river.
*On January 20, police were called to assist Weyburn EMS at a local bar. A 25-year-old intoxicated male had fallen and injured himself.
*Police received a complaint of a sexual assault. The people were known to each other. The 26-year-old female was examined at the Weyburn General Hospital and was released. A 30-year-old male was arrested and charged with sexual assault and assault causing bodily harm. He will be making a court appearance February 19 in Weyburn.
*On January 18, police responded to a report of a break and enter to a garage where items were missing. The matter is still under investigation.
*Police received a report of a stolen vehicle, which was subsequently located in Estevan. The investigation revealed that the incident was likely sparked by a domestic situation. The complainant, a 25-year-old male, ended up being arrested and lodged in cells for public intoxication. No charges will be laid.
*On January 17, police conducted a Traffic Enforcement Operation that targeted obscured windshields. A total of five tickets were issued. Police remind motorists that the windshield and side windows have to be clear of all obstructions. This particularly means ones that are frosted over or not properly cleared of snow.
*Police received a complaint of an 18-year-old male who was expressing suicidal thoughts. The person was taken to the hospital to be assessed and has had no further contact with the police.
*On January 15, police received a report that an apartment had been damaged while the residents were out. Subsequent investigation showed that the residents left the apartment occupied by some friends. These friends then got into an altercation damaging the apartment. Alcohol was a contributing factor.
*Police responded to a two-vehicle collision at First Avenue and Government Road. A 38-year-old female was charged with disobeying a red light.
*On January 16, the Weyburn Organized Crime Unit and the Weyburn Police Service executed a Search Warrant on a 26-year-old Weyburn male's residence. Police seized 5.5 ounces of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $15,000. A snowmobile located was also determined to have been stolen. The male was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. The accused will make his first court appearance in March.
*On January 14, police received a call regarding a semi that was being driven erratically on #39 Highway. The vehicle was located and police spoke to the driver.