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Crews responded to power pole fire

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Members of the Estevan Police Service and the Estevan Fire and Rescue Services, along with SaskPower employees, were dispatched to a power pole that was on fire on Sunday.

A portion of a roadway was blocked off for the safety of the public, and to allow firefighters and SaskPower crews access to the pole. X-Treme Towing assisted by moving two vehicles that were blocking access to the power pole. 

The top portion was burned so badly that it snapped off, and landed on the ground where the two vehicles were parked. 

Power was shut down to a portion of the city so that a temporary power pole could be installed. 

SaskPower employees had already been working long periods of time on Saturday and Sunday to deal with power line issues caused by the weather. 

Also on Sunday, police received an emergency call from an elderly lady who believed someone was inside her residence. Police attended and did not find anyone inside, and there wasn't a sign of forced entry. The matter was unfounded.

A concerned father called the police to check in on his son. The father provided an address for his son, but when police arrived, they found he had recently moved. Information was obtained from a resident at the apartment to help locate the man. He was found to be safe, and was told to call his family to let them know he was okay.

Police attended to a domestic disturbance from an anonymous caller. The caller stated that there was yelling between a couple, and thought police should attend. The couple admitted that they were yelling, but no one was hurt. Police did not notice any injuries or signs of a physical altercation in the residence.

Police were called to an apartment building and a business on Saturday regarding stalled elevators. The people were only trapped inside for a short period of time before power was restored in the apartment. Local firefighters were able to open the elevator door to free the person at the local business.

A frantic parent called police when a note was discovered that a young person had run away. While police were gathering information from family members, the young person returned home unharmed.

Police were called by two simultaneous complaints about a male subject blocking a road, and causing a disturbance. The callers reported he was possibly violent, and they were scared of him. The man was located by police, and when he was approached, he resisted and had to be taken to the ground. The 46-year-old male was charged for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. He later admitted to ingesting an illegal drug.

EPS assisted the RCMP in locating a suicidal male. He was located by RCMP in Estevan, and was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for a doctor to assess his mental state.

Police attended to a domestic disturbance in the central area of the city. The family dispute was over a custody issue. Police were informed of the custody agreement, and the female who was responsible for causing the disturbance left the area without further incident.

Police called to a west end convenience store to a report of a vehicle that jumped the sidewalk, and went through the window on the north side of the business. The vehicle caused extensive damage to the building, but nobody was injured. The truck then left the scene of the collision without notifying the property owners. Police located the 57-year-old male and his vehicle a short time later, and he was arrested for impaired driving and the hit-and-run. While back at the police station, the accused then refused to supply samples of his breath. He was held in custody until sober, and was released with a July 21 court date. 

Police patrolled the skate park in Estevan, and one young person was charged for possession of alcohol. Other than the one incident, the young people were having a good time at the park, enjoying the weather and impressing the police with their tricks.

Officers responded to two calls of people reporting possible impaired drivers. Both of them were found to be sober and no further action was required. Police appreciate that the public is assisting by watching for and calling in the possible impaired drivers. 

Police responded to a couple of noise complaints. The homeowners were warned of the bylaw.


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