A variety of nuisance issues as well as a number of more hard-pressing issues absorbed the time and attention of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) personnel this past week.
On May 2, EPS members received a report of a vehicle being broken into sometime during the previous night. The vehicle had been parked in the central part of the city. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle but the matter remains under investigation.
A man riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street on May 2. This incident occurred in the north central part of the city. The bicyclist was not injured.
EPS next received a call regarding a person who was among a group of people who threw a beer bottle through the window of a vehicle located in the south central part of the city. The matter remains under investigation.
On May 2, police received a number of calls regarding dogs running at large within the city. Pet owners are reminded to keep their pets properly secured or they may be apprehended.
A break and enter occurred at a central business in the city where a large amount of copper wire was stolen. This too, is under investigation.
On the night of May 4, police responded to a report of a vehicle being driven into a ditch. The 19-year-old operator was apprehended and issued a 24-hour driving suspension as a result of the incident.
An intoxicated man was arrested at a north central establishment on the night of May 4. He was lodged in cells until sober and charged with being intoxicated in public.
A loud party in the east central part of the city led to a warning being issued to the people in charge and those attending the party regarding the city's noise bylaw. The party ended as a result of the visit.
Two separate disturbance calls were handled by police on the night of May 4. Police were able to diffuse the situation without further action required. They also diffused a local domestic disturbance that same night.
A 38-year-old man was charged with being intoxicated in public on the night of May 4. He was lodged in cells until sober.
A vehicle rollover incident in the north part of the city resulted in a 17-year-old female driver being charged with impaired driving. No one was injured.
A 19-year-old male driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension after being stopped by police in the north central part of the city on May 4.
When EPS members attended to a parking lot in the north central part of the city on May 5, they found an unconscious woman who was subsequently transported to hospital by emergency medical services personnel. It was believed she suffered only minor injuries but was admitted to hospital for cautionary reasons.
A 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in public on the night of May 5. He was also charged for being in breach of court-ordered conditions that required him to abstain from consuming alcohol.
Three disturbances in the northern part of the city were addressed by EPS members on May 5. The matters were handled by police without further action required.
A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged for impaired driving in central Estevan on May 5. He now has a June 4 court date.
A 57-year-old man was arrested and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference as a result of an incident reported to police on May 5. He made his first court appearance May 7.
On May 6, EPS members received a report of an assault in a north central establishment. The matter remains under investigation.
A break and enter at a residence in the south central part of the city was reported to police on May 6. Cash had been taken from the home and a significant amount of damage had been inflicted on the residence. This incident remains under investigation.
EPS responded to a disturbance call coming from a business located on the east side of the city on May 6. The suspects had fled the scene prior to police arrival, but EPS members were able to track them down and a 20-year-old man was taken into police custody and detained until he appeared in court on May 7 since he had been wanted on a number of warrants that had been issued earlier.
A 21-year-old man who was in some distress and requiring assistance was first assessed by police and then transported to hospital by emergency medical personnel for further treatment on the night of May 6.