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Police investigating an armed robbery

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The Estevan Police Service (EPS) is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday.

Police received a report of the incident from a northeast business at approximately 8:30 a.m. The suspect demanded cash and produced a weapon during the robbery. The individual fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

If anyone has any information regarding this theft, they are asked to call the Estevan Police Service or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers.

Also on Thursday, police received a report of another theft that occurred in the city. Investigation into the incident revealed that money was taken. Police have a suspect in the theft, and are continuing to investigate.

Police were called to assist a semi that had a load that was too high. Police blocked traffic and allowed the semi to back up the hill. He was escorted around the community to his destination.

Members received a complaint of an assault that occurred the previous night. Investigation into the incident will continue and charges are pending.

Police received a complaint of somebody uttering threats. Investigation into that incident is also ongoing.

Officers assisted in a property dispute. They were called to assist and keep the peace while one of the parties retrieved their property.

Police were called to Kensington Avenue to assist in traffic control for a truck that had lost his load of pipe on the street. Employees from Bert Baxter Transport assisted with clearing the roadway.

Police arrested a 17-year-old male on Wednesday for uttering threats. The youth has been remanded in custody until next Monday, and faces two separate charges of uttering threats, one charge of mischief for causing damage to property, and one charge for breaching condition of his probation.

Members arrested a 39-year-old male for breaching conditions of his conditional sentence order. He appeared before a judge on Thursday.

Police have charged a 27-year-old male with two charges of possessing a controlled substance after police located him and a friend parked near a local business on Tuesday evening. Subsequent investigation revealed the accused in possession marijuana as well as a small amount of cocaine. He will appear in court on April 21.

Officers were then called to the north end of the city after a semi unit lost a load of pipe, and it was left lying on the road. The pipe was nearly hit by a vehicle traveling on the road. A local company was called upon to remove the pipe.

Police were called to a residence in the Hillcrest area of the city after an unwanted subject was attempting to enter a residence. The subject was known to the complainants. He was subsequently arrested for public intoxication, breaching conditions and mental health issues. The matter is being looked into further. He was lodged in cells for his own safety for the remainder of the evening.

Police conducted a curfew check on a local residence after his electronic monitoring device activated. His whereabouts were later determined, and the matter will be looked into further by police and adult probation workers.

A second curfew check was conducted at another residence in the city, at which time police determined the male subject was not at the residence, nor where he was required to be. A breach allegation of his conditional sentence has been completed, and warrants for the accused arrest will be sought.

An 18-year-old male was arrested Monday night in a local park after police received a complaint that he was exposing himself in the area. He is facing a charge for committing an indecent act under the Criminal Code. Police also determined this subject is the same person responsible for committing these same offences over the summer and fall of last year. He will make a court appearance on March 24.

Police were called to a domestic in the Westview area. The matter was resolved after members spoke to both parties. Alcohol was a factor in the dispute.

Police are looking into a complaint involving threats. The matter stems from a falling out between two friends. The investigation is continuing.

A 38-year-old male had his license suspended for 24 hours after police conducted a traffic stop, when they noticed he was leaving a local lounge. After providing a sample into the roadside screening device, an alert reading was obtained, resulting in the suspension.


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