The Weyburn Police Service had a relatively busy week last week. They responded to a total of 83 calls for service, which resulted in 12 charges being laid. Four of those charges were under the Criminal Code, with six under the Traffic Safety Act and two under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act.
There were seventeen calls related to mental health, which ranged from assisting at Saskatchewan Health Authority facilities with uncooperative patients to emergency arrests under the Mental Health Act so a person could be assessed by a medical professional.
One of the calls that resulted in criminal charges happened in the late afternoon last Wednesday. A man who was known to have an outstanding warrant was seen at a home on 3rd Avenue South. Officers advised the man he was under arrest, and in response, he jumped through a glass window and fled.
A search of the area was conducted with the assistance of a K-9 unit from the Estevan Police Service, and he was found hiding in a backyard. The man was arrested on the outstanding warrant and was also charged with resisting arrest. He was detained and is scheduled to appear in court on a future date.
Then, last Friday night, police were called about a woman who appeared intoxicated and had driven away from a business. The officers found the vehicle and the driver and administered an Alcohol Screening Device test. The woman failed the roadside test, and she was taken to the police station where another test was administered.
Police state the woman then failed the test administered at the police station, and she was charged with impaired driving, as well as operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level over 80mg/100ml. She was released with a pending court date in the future.
In their weekly release, the Weyburn Police Service also reminded residents that the property maintenance and nuisance abatement bylaw states land cannot become overgrown with grass or weeds. The bylaw applies to front and backyards, as well as boulevards and back lanes.