Estevan Police Service members were kept occupied with impaired drivers, public intoxication calls and other incidents during the weekend.
Two people are facing charges for impaired driving and driving while over .08, after they were apprehended in separate incidents on Sunday night. In both incidents, police received calls through the Report Impaired Drivers program. The suspects were located, stopped and arrested. Both are scheduled to appear in court August 27.
Police were called to a 911 hang-up call. The caller had company at his residence, and it was suspected that someone dialed 911 as a joke while they were leaving the residence. The homeowner was warned.
Three people were arrested and charged for impaired driving and driving while over .08 on Saturday night. The first subject, a 46-year-old male, was arrested when police conducted a traffic stop due to his driving actions. The second subject, a 42-year-old male, was also stopped due to his driving actions. The third was arrested and charged following an accident. He was travelling north along Souris Avenue near Sixth Street when he left the road and struck the railway tracks. The vehicle suffered extensive damage. All three will appear in court on August 27.
Police were called to the area near the curling rink to speak with a suspicious person. The subject was located and spoken with. No further action was necessary.
Another report of an impaired driver was received. When police intercepted the vehicle, they determined the driver was sober. He was warned about his driving actions.
Police provided assistance to an elderly couple when police observed unusual driving actions as the couple was entering the city. A traffic stop determined one of the subjects was suffering from a medical illness, and required treatment. The couple was escorted to the hospital.
A 17-year-old youth was arrested for breaching the conditions of his undertaking. The youth was located away from his residence, even though he was on conditions to be home. He had also been consuming alcohol. Due to his criminal past, he was remanded into custody for a court appearance Monday morning.
Police were called to an altercation at a local convenience store. Several individuals were involved. The crowd was dispersed and the matter was resolved.
Police were also called to a disturbance at a local nightclub. The issue was related to an unpaid tab. The tab was paid and the matter was resolved.
Police also issued several tickets for alcohol and traffic-related violations. Traffic stops were conducted throughout Saturday night.
Four people were arrested and lodged in cells Friday night stemming from different incidents. Police received a complaint that a subject had passed out on the lawn of a residence on the north end of the city. The male was lodged for public intoxication, and was charged accordingly under the Alcohol Gaming Regulations Act (AGRA). Another male was arrested and charged under AGRA for public intoxication after a disturbance at a local lounge. A 22-year-old female was arrested and charged for public intoxication following a disturbance at a local lounge. The fourth person was arrested on a number of outstanding warrants from the Regina and Weyburn Police Services. He will be remanded for court in Regina on Tuesday.
Officers were called to a disturbance on the north end of the city when two males had a disagreement. One male was assaulted and had his vehicle damaged by the other male. The matter is under investigation and charges for assault and mischief are pending.
Police were called to the Estevan Shoppers Mall when a suspicious person was spotted in the area. Upon making contact with the person, police determined there wasn't a problem. The matter has been concluded.
Police were called to a local park when a female was heard screaming. An extensive search of the area did not turn up anyone or anything suspicious. The incident continues to be looked into.
Two male subjects had their licenses suspended for 24 hours after traffic stops and providing breath samples on the roadside screening device. One of the males was a suspended driver and was charged accordingly. The vehicle he was operating was also unregistered, which also resulted in a charge.