Weyburn police make arrest for mischief over $5,000

Weyburn This Week
August 1, 2014 01:00 AM

A 24-year-old man was charged with mischief over $5,000 following a complaint received by the Weyburn Police Service from a local hotel of damage to a hotel room on July 26.

Police attended, arrested and charged the man for causing mischief to property. He will appear in court at a later date.

Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male person passed out near a downtown business on July 26. A 52-year-old male, well known to police, was located and arrested for being drunk in a public place. He was held in cells until sober.

A 16-year-old female was charged with proceeding before safe and with driving in violation of a licence restriction following a two vehicle collision at Bison Avenue and 5th Street on July 26. There were no injuries.

The Weyburn Police Service received a complaint of two people doing drugs in a vehicle parked by a local pub on July 25. By the time the police arrived, the activity was over but the people admitted the act. There was no evidence available at that time to proceed with charges.

The Weyburn Police Service received a call on July 25 regarding a dispute between a homeowner and his tenant. As a result, the police attended the residence and kept the peace while the tenant moved out.

Police received a complaint of a suspicious male in a vehicle at the mall parking lot on July 25. He appeared to be watching a young female driver in her vehicle. Neither the vehicle, nor the person was located.

Police would like to make the public aware that anyone in a similar situation should remain in their vehicle and immediately call 911 for police assistance.

A Weyburn family was the victim of a telephone fraud commonly referred to as the 'Grandparent Scam'. In this fraud, a person is contacted by either someone alleging to be a family member, or a lawyer acting for the person saying that they are in some legal trouble and need money for bail/lawyer.

In almost all cases the scammer is proficient in asking the type of questions that cause the victim to disclose further family information without their knowledge. This information is then used to further the scam.

In the early morning hours of July 22, Weyburn Police Service members conducted a traffic stop. As a result of the stop both vehicle occupants were arrested. A 25-year-old female passenger is facing charges of possession of stolen property. The 36-year-old male driver is also facing possession of stolen property charges. Both charges relate to the theft of the vehicle they were driving and to a stolen licence plate on the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected to be laid. Both accused were remanded in custody.

The Weyburn Police Service received a complaint about a vehicle being driven with a rather large dog sitting on the driver's lap. While this is not in itself an offence, if the animal is restricting the driver's view or otherwise causing the driver to be inattentive or distracted, the appropriate charge could be laid.

The Weyburn Police Service responded to a report of a two vehicle collision at 1st Avenue and Government Road. Both vehicles were damaged but no one was injured. A 31-year-old female was charged with disobeying a red light.

Weyburn Police Service was contacted by the Swift Current RCMP asking to locate and arrest an individual who was wanted on criminal harassment charges. The 43-year-old male was located and arrested on the warrant. He was subsequently released from custody for a court appearance in Swift Current.


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