Estevan Police Service members received a call about a possible impaired driver on the northeast side of the city on Saturday night. With the public's assistance, police located the male driver of the vehicle and arrested him. He now faces charges for impaired driving and driving while over .08.
Later in the evening, police stopped a vehicle on 13th Avenue near King Street. While speaking with the driver, the officer became suspicious that the driver had consumed alcohol. A roadside demand was made for the male motorist to provide breath samples, which he refused to properly provide. He was arrested and charged with refusing to provide a sufficient breath sample.
Police responded to a north end liquor establishment after several calls came in about a fight that had taken place inside the building. The fight had ended and the parties had gone their separate ways when police arrived.
Members received a call Friday night from a tenant in a northeast apartment, who stated a female was yelling for someone to call police. Officers had no other information, so they responded to the scene. After arriving and making contact with the female it was determined that a male and female had an argument and the male left prior to police arrival. No injuries occurred and no further police involvement was needed.
A short time later, police were called to an east end hotel, where it was reported that three men were fighting in the parking lot. Police arrived and found two men walking around with minor injuries and a pair of shoes. Witnesses directed the police to the third male, who turned out to be the instigator of the fight. He ran away from police, in his sock feet, but was quickly apprehended. The male was arrested for public intoxication. Police then checked his name and found that he also had a warrant for his arrest. The male was lodged in cells until he was sober and could look after himself. He was released with a new court date to answer to the previous charges.
Police later stopped a truck on the east side of the city. The driver was over .04. He was found to have multiple warrants for his arrest and was arrested and brought back to the police station. He was released for a new court date.
Members received a call of a possible impaired driver who left a north end liquor establishment. Police were in the vicinity when they received a description of the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and a female driver was arrested for impaired driving. She was brought back to the police where she provided breath samples. She has been charged for impaired driving and driving over .08.
At the same time, police stopped a truck leaving an east end area hotel and night club. The vehicle was stopped to check the driver's sobriety. The motorist was sober but was found to be on multiple conditions from the Regina area. The male was arrested for the breaches. While dealing with him and the subsequent search of his vehicle, police located crack cocaine and a large sum of Canadian currency. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $20,000 and $25,000. The investigation into this matter continues, but the male will be initially charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, and possession of property obtained by crime, along with breaching his conditions.
Police were later called to a report of an assault outside an east end liquor establishment. Most of the people involved were gone on arrival and the complainant stated he may come in to police and provide a statement of details.
Police were called to the north end of the city for a report of a missing intoxicated person who left his residence. He hadn’t been seen for more than two hours. When friends couldn’t locate him, they called the police for assistance. While members were on the scene, the communications officer continued to call the missing man’s cell phone, hoping he would answer the phone. She was able to get in contact with him and over the next several minutes was able to get the man to give some landmarks, and a description of the area while patrol cars drove in the area with their lights on. An officer was able to locate the missing man. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital so he could be checked out by the medical staff prior to him being able to go home with his friends.