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Police remind residents to celebrate the season responsibly

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Weyburn Police Services were dispatched to several incidents over the past week.

* On December 15 Police were called to a residential area to deal with a fight in progress. The two individuals, who were passengers in the same taxi, got into a physical confrontation after a verbal exchange. A 48-year-old female and 21-year-old female were charged under the fighting bylaw.

* On December 13, Police received a call of a vehicle that was driving unusually slow and had driven into the ditch. Police located the vehicle and determined that alcohol was not a contributing factor. The vehicle was unregistered and the operator was charged accordingly.

The same day, police received a complaint of a male going from house to house ringing doorbells. A 22-year-old male was found in a garage trying to stay warm. He was intoxicated and unsure of where he was. He was arrested for drunkenness and lodged in cells until sober.

Police received a call for assistance from a taxi driver who was having trouble with two intoxicated passengers. Police assisted the taxi driver in receiving payment and ensured the two drunken passengers made it to their residence.

Police dealt with a youth who was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana. The matter was mediated and the youth turned over to the care of their parents.

A 21-year-old driver was arrested and charged with driving while over .08 and impaired driving as the result of police investigating a complaint of a vehicle swerving all over the road. The vehicle was located at the intersection of Highway 39 and 3rd Street. The vehicle was travelling on a flat tire.

In a routine traffic stop police arrested an individual who had outstanding warrants. He was also a suspended driver. As a result his vehicle was seized and he was charged. He was later released on his outstanding warrants.

During a traffic stop police arrested an individual for impaired driving, he was arrested and taken to the police station where he refused to provide a breath sample. He was subsequently charged for refusing a breath test. If convicted he will receive the same punishment as is charged for impaired driving.

* December 10, police attended to a family domestic dispute between a father and son. Police intervention prevented the physical altercation from escalating. The matter was mediated successfully.

* At approximately 3:45 p.m. on December 11, police attended to an accident between a Train and a Semi truck. Investigation revealed that the truck was south bound on Queen Street and failed to clear the train track with his trailer. The east bound train hit the trailer which was loaded with sand, dislodging it from the tractor unit pushing it down the track before coming to a stop. The 40-year-old driver of the truck was transported to the Weyburn Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The incident is still under investigation.

Police received a report of an attempted break and enter to a residence. Investigation revealed that a basement window had been damaged. The noise had alerted the occupants and the person(s) responsible fled from the scene. Evidence at the scene suggests that the incident was mischief and there was no attempt to gain access to the residence. The matter is under investigation.

Police attended to a call at a local bar, where there was a number of fights in progress simultaneously. Police identified those participating in the altercation, and were able to disperse the group. The matter is still under investigation.

* December 9, police were called to a local hotel as an individual had passed out on the floor of the establishment. The man was taken into police custody and lodged in cells. The man also had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

There was a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Government Road and Highway 39. A north bound car failed to stop for a red light. The car collided with an east bound truck. Icy road conditions were a contributing factor. Both vehicles received substantial damage and had to be towed from the scene.

* On December 8, police were made aware of a concern an individual has with the well being of their elderly parents. The situation has been redirected to the appropriate agencies for assistance.

On December 7, police received a call from a local taxi company regarding an intoxicated male that had left without paying his fare. They were also concerned for the individual's well being as they were intoxicated and it was extremely cold. Police located the individual who paid his taxi fare and was helped to a warm location for the night.

The Weyburn Police service would like to remind everyone during this festive season of celebration, to plan for a safe ride home. "Don't Drink and Drive."


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