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During a routine traffic stop on Saturday night, police detected the smell of marijuana. All occupants denied having a controlled substance on them. Police dog Harvey was brought in, and found the drug on a 14-year-old female. The young offender turned over four grams of marijuana, a pipe and a bud buster. She was charged with possession of under 30 grams, and released for court. The youth was driven home and the charges were explained to her parents. Police were called to a local bar for three separate incidents. Two of them were for altercations. Combatants were separated when police arrived. The other was for a 32-year-old male who refused to leave the establishment. Once police arrived, the man left the bar. Halfway across the parking lot, the male started to swear at the officers and crossed the street. Members responded and the male started to swear at them again. As officers approached him he tried to run away. The male was arrested for public intoxication, and after his name was checked, he was also charged with breaching his conditions. He was released after appearing before a justice of the peace. Police responded to a loud party. The host was warned of the bylaw, and he shut the party down. Police responded to a domestic incident at a residence in central Estevan. An argument occurred between a young couple, and it will be investigated. Police are waiting for statements before proceeding with the investigation. Police received a call of a vehicle in the ditch along Highway 39 on the east side of the city on Friday night. Police attended the area. The vehicle was driven by a 52-year-old male, and it did not negotiate the start of the divided highway. They drove through several signs and hit the ditch on the north side of the highway. The driver showed extreme signs of impairment. He was charged with impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample. Police were dispatched to a south Estevan school, as smoke was reported inside. The school was evacuated and later declared safe by the Estevan Fire and Rescue Service, at which time students were allowed back inside. The cause of the possible fire remains under investigation. Police were dispatched to a central Estevan gas station on the report of someone filling their vehicle, and then leaving without paying. The matter remains under investigation. A 34-year-old male is facing charges for dangerous driving, impaired driving, uttering threats and refusing to provide a breath sample. Police located the accused operating his vehicle in the central area of the city at a very high rate of speed on Thursday night, and he passed through a red light. When police were able to catch up to the accused, he was noted to be driving dangerously through a hotel parking lot and under the canopy at the front doors. He then nearly struck the building. He was lodged in cells and will appear in court on February 16. Police also received a complaint of underage youth inside a local nightclub. Employees were notified and a walkthrough was conducted. The matter was concluded and no charges were laid. Members received a call from a local school on Wednesday about a male acting in a strange manner. A 30-year-old male was located and arrested for public intoxication. At the police station, further investigation showed that he had breached his conditions and was charged accordingly. He will remain in cells till sober. Police were called to a report of somebody checking doors on vehicles. Police arrived in the area and located the suspect. Police learned that the 23-year-old Estevan male was wanted on outstanding theft charges, and was also breaching his probation. He was arrested and lodged in cells to appear in court. Officers located a male in the downtown area who was extremely intoxicated. The male was arrested and placed in cells until sober. He faces a charge of public intoxication. Police also attended a call of a disturbance at a local drinking establishment. Upon police arrival, four males were outside the business and were sent on their way. No further police involvement was required.


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