Estevan Police Service members conducted a traffic stop with a male driver on Saturday night. A strong odour of marijuana was detected when police approached the driver. He was found to be in possession of the drug, and will answer to the charge on June 23.
Police were kept busy with numerous fights that occurred at local drinking establishments. One person required EMS to respond to examine the extent of his injuries. The male did not wish to be taken to hospital, and was released to a family member. Another fight involved two males who left the establishment, only to be found by police at a different location. One was escorted to his home to prevent further incident. The involved people did not wish to have police press charges.
Police received a report of fireworks being set off from a residence in the city. Police found evidence of a firework being set off, but were not able to determine the culprit.
A staff member from a local drinking establishment asked for police to attend to observe drivers who were leaving, as there were concerns about impaired drivers. The motorists were checked, and found to be sober, or under the limit of .04 milligrams.
Police received a report of a large group of people fighting in the street in the central residential area of the city. A young male was approached, and he suddenly ran away from police. The foot pursuit led officers through residential yards, through a business lot and across the railway tracks. The male subject was apprehended, and charged for resisting arrest. He will answer to the charge on July 28. Two vehicles were damaged at the site where the fight took place. Police are investigating.
A man crossing a street in front of a local drinking establishment was observed to be carrying an open container with alcohol. He was charged for consuming alcohol in a public place. The fine under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act is $250.
Police were asked to attend to a local drinking establishment for a complaint of a male who was asked to leave, but kept returning. The staff advised police he was asked at least three times to leave and kept sneaking back inside. The male was pointed out by employees, and was arrested by police. He was lodged in cells for the night and was charged under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act for re-entering a licensed premise after being asked to leave. The fine is $360.
Two male subjects attended the police station to complain about their friend being arrested. They were told that their friend will not be released until the morning. The two male subjects continued to walk around the area of the police station. They were arrested for public intoxication and placed in cells until sober, but were not charged.
Police attended to three noise complaints on Friday night. Two were at apartment buildings, and one was at a residence. The residents were warned of the noise bylaw. No further action was required.
Police received complaints of disturbing the peace. One complaint came from a local business, where a large crowd had assembled. Alcohol was a factor in the situation, and the subjects involved were spoken to and advised to leave the area. The second dispute was between two female subjects who were arguing. Police attended and spoke to the people involved.
Police conducted many traffic stops. One male driver was found to be in possession of marijuana; he was charged under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act. He will answer to the charge on July 28. Another driver was suspected to be impaired. After a roadside test, he was given a 24-hour driving suspension.
On May 19, police attended to a noise complaint. Officers responded to the address and knocked on the door. The person that answered the door was found to be the owner of the residence. He supplied the officers with two different names and dates of birth, and a barrage of insults. The officer advised the male that he was under arrest for obstruction. The male then tried to slam the door shut on the officers, and walk away. Other people in the residence also tried to stop police from arresting the male. The person then actively resisted arrest while being handcuffed. He will appear in court on June 23 to face two obstruction charges as well as a noise by-law ticket.
Police attended to a call through the Report Impaired Drivers line. A person reported that a vehicle had driven into a ditch. The vehicle was located and the person was sober. The road conditions were poor, causing him to slide into the ditch.