An average number of calls came in to the Weyburn Police Service last week. In all, 77 calls for service resulted in two charges under the Traffic Safety Act, one under the Cannabis Control Act, and 18 charges being laid under the Criminal Code.

Police reported that numerous calls came in for mental health, fraud, and car-diggings throughout the city. 

"People are reminded to keep their vehicles locked while unattended, to reduce the risk of theft and unwanted individuals from entering the vehicles," the police report stated.

Police are reminding drivers to always drive sober, as "cannabis-impaired driving continues to be an issue within the city and poses the same risks and consequences as impaired driving by alcohol."

A complaint was received by WPS last Wednesday regarding a person who damaged the caller's property. Officers spoke to the person, who was charged with mischief and released for a later court appearance.

Two individuals went to the WPS headquarters last Thursday to report that they had been assaulted by a visitor in their home after a disagreement had taken place. The person was charged with assault, placed on conditions, and released for court on a later date.

While investigating an unrelated complaint last Friday, officers located a vehicle smelling strongly of cannabis. A roadside device was administered to test the driver, who did test positive for cannabis impairment. This resulted in a three-day driver's license suspension as well as a three-day vehicle impoundment. 

Officers were called to a local business on Saturday, as an individual was inside their public bathroom for an extended period. When police arrived, they located the person, who was smoking illicit drugs inside of the bathroom. They were arrested for public intoxication and were then taken back to the police station, where they were checked out by EMS. As a result, they were transported to the Weyburn General Hospital for care.

Police responded to a Break-and-Enter of a residence on Saturday. The investigation revealed that a woman was responsible, who stole several items from the home. Once located, she resisted arrest and kicked the officers, which resulted in not only being charged with Break-and-Enter, but also for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. She was taken into custody and will appear in court at a later date.

The police report also noted: "With recent cold warnings, dressing appropriately for the weather is highly encouraged. The police service received several complaints regarding adults and children not dressed appropriately, requesting well-being checks on the individuals. With temperatures dropping in the neighborhood of -50 degrees, frostbite can damage exposed skin in seconds and place individuals at high risk for hypothermia.

Anyone with information regarding one of these matters, or any other matter of a criminal nature, is encouraged to contact the Weyburn Police Service at (306) 848-3250, the local RCMP Detachment at 310-RCMP (7267), or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).