Estevan Police Service members had to respond to a wide variety of calls during the last three days.
Police were notified of two youths throwing matches into a garbage bin behind a mall on Sunday. The garbage bin was inspected; no damage occurred. The youth were spoken to and were warned of their actions.
Police investigated a possible break-and-enter at a local business because the alarm was sounding. It proved to be a false alarm.
A suspicious male was reported in the 1100 block of First Street. Officers patrolled the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the description.
Suspicious behavior was reported to the police on Saturday night. A group of young people had hurriedly left the playground area of Pleasantdale School. Members attended to the school and found cardboard was lit on fire in the gazebo. Estevan Fire and Rescue Services was dispatched to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. The matter is still under investigation. Police are requesting the public to call with any information.
Police were advised of a vehicle that was taken without consent. Members were able to locate the individual who had the vehicle, and it was subsequently returned to the owner.
Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the 300 block of Peterson Drive. Officers spoke with the subjects involved and they did not want charges to be laid. The two agreed to be civil with each other; no further action was required.
Staff from a local restaurant requested police attend regarding two males fighting. One of the males was taken to the hospital for assessment and once he was medically cleared, was taken to cells until sober.
Police were requested to attend to the 300 block of Perkins for an assault. Members spoke to the parties involved and the victim stated he did not wish to have police charge the assailant.
Staff from a local hotel called for police assistance regarding a fight. Members arrived and spoke to one of the males involved. He told police that some patrons in the lounge had been bothering his girlfriend. The male subject stated that he was defending his girlfriend and four male subjects jumped him. The matter is still under investigation.
Three young male subjects were stopped by police while they were walking because they were found to be in possession of alcohol. A 20-year-old male was issued a ticket for having open alcohol in a public place.
Members attended to many noise complaints during the evening. The residents were warned of the noise bylaw and were told if another complaint was received, a bylaw ticket would be issued.
Officers attended to the skate park on Friday night for a complaint of young people drinking beer. There was no alcohol to be found in the area.
A strong odor of propane was detected at a local convenience store. Police and the fire department attended and found a propane tank which was faulty and leaking. The fire department removed and disposed of the tank.
Police received a complaint of two male subjects drinking beer in the pool area of a local hotel. Police spoke to the male subjects, who are ages 19 and 21. They were warned of possible charges.
Police were informed of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in a residence on the north side of Estevan. A young female was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for examination. The matter is still under investigation.
Police were advised that two youths were observed harassing an animal in the 1800 block of Dieppe Crescent. Police attended and found that the animal was a deceased rat. The youths were spoken to and sent on their way.
A domestic disturbance was reported in the Royal Heights area. Members attended and the matter was resolved by one of the occupants leaving the residence.
Police attended a local restaurant regarding a non-payment on a tab. A 21-year-old male was located in the establishment by police and the tab was paid. No further action by police was required.
A local convenience store staff member requested police attend as a fight had broken out in the parking lot. Members arrived to find a 21-year-old male lying on the ground. The male subject was conscious at the time but was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital for medical treatment. The matter is still under investigation.
A male driver was stopped by police due to driving actions. The 55-year-old male was arrested and charged for impaired driving. He will answer to the charge on October 22.
Police received a call regarding a man lying on the ground near a local gas station. Police arrived and found the 49-year-old male to be extremely intoxicated. He was lodged in cells until sober for his safety.
A 911 call was received by EPS regarding a naked woman running down the hall of a local hotel frantically screaming for help. Members arrived and spoke to the female, who said she did not require assistance from police. She stated that there had been an argument between her and her boyfriend, but she did not wish to file a report.
A noise complaint was reported in the 1500 block of Walmeier Drive. Members attended and found a large group of youth at the residence. The young person who lived in the home was advised to have her guests leave and if the noise continued, a bylaw ticket would be issued.
An unusual complaint was received by police. The caller reported that while he was parked at a local fast food restaurant, a younger male got into his vehicle and started to give directions to a nearby trailer court. The young male soon realized that he had met the wrong person and fled the scene. The individual felt that an illegal exchange was supposed to take place and wanted to alert police. The young male was not located.
Police responded to numerous false alarms during the evening.