A complaint of motorbikes being operated around the Spruce Ridge School area was investigated by members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) on Aug. 1. The drivers were warned about their actions.
A 26-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving on Aug. 1 and was also found to be in possession of 4.1 grams of marijuana, so he was charged accordingly and will answer to those charges during his court appearance Sept. 10.
On Aug. 2, EPS members attended to a residence on Mayfair Drive in response to a noise complaint. The home occupants were warned about the city's noise bylaw and no further action was required.
During a routine traffic stop later that same day, police noted a strong marijuana odour coming from the vehicle that had been stopped so the routine investigation was stepped up a bit and the two male occupants of the vehicle, aged 26 and 20, were charged with being in possession of 14.1 grams of marijuana and the driver was also charged for driving while impaired. The two men now have a Sept. 24 court date.
Theft of liquor from a local business was reported to police on Aug. 2. Two men who had been in the establishment left with mugs of alcoholic beverages that they had obtained from that business. An employee who had followed the pair out of the lounge clearly identified them to EPS members when they arrived on the scene. The two men were warned about their actions, paid for their beverages and were subsequently banned from the business in the future.
A report of a prowler in the Lynd Crescent area of the city attracted police attention Aug. 2. A female resident in the area reported the trespasser, a male, possibly in his early 20s, was seen looking in her window. When police conducted a patrol of the area they were unable to locate anyone matching the description given to them by the victim.
While on patrol later that night, police observed a 23-year-old man sitting on the steps of a local business. The man had left a local lounge and had stopped on the steps in a highly intoxicated state so he was lodged in cells for his own safety and was issued a ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.
That same night, a 20-year-old man was arrested for breaching conditions of a probation order not to consume alcohol. He now has an Aug. 13 court date.
A 26-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving and driving while his blood-alcohol level was over .08 on Aug. 2 following a traffic stop in the central part of the city after the man had left a local lounge. He now has a Sept. 24 court date.
On Aug. 3, EPS members were called to a hotel in the east central part of the city in response to a report of a theft from a vehicle. No damage had been done to the vehicle but items had been stolen.
During the day, police laid a number of charges against local drivers for such infractions as no seat belt use, speeding and unlawful window tints.
A 44-year-old man was arrested and charged with a few Traffic Safety Act offences on Aug. 3. Those charges included dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and possession of a controlled substance. The man was remanded in custody pending a Weyburn court appearance.
On the night of Aug. 3, EPS members charged a 33-year-old Estevan resident with impaired driving, resisting arrest and refusing to provide a breath sample following a traffic stop in the central part of the city. He was given an Aug. 7 court date in Weyburn.
Two Estevan men were charged with fighting in public after EPS members were asked to intervene in a fight outside a local lounge on Aug. 3. They will appear in court at a later date.
A loud music complaint was registered with police on the night of Aug. 3. The complaint came from the Trojan area of the city. The occupants of the home were warned about the city noise bylaw.
During the day of Aug. 4, two vehicles parked in the east central part of the city were broken into resulting in a number of items being stolen although no damage was done to the vehicles. This matter remains under investigation.
Police were also looking into a report of the theft of gas from a south central service station on Aug. 4. The man in question had obtained the fuel and then advised the station attendant he had forgotten his wallet so he would return and pay for the fuel, but never did. The matter remains under investigation.
Another vehicle that was broken into was the subject of an investigation that same evening. Items had been removed from the vehicle.
A case of uttering threats was reported to police on Aug. 4. The complaint came from the north central part of the city.
During the night shift on Aug. 4, police responded to a complaint of mischief at a local restaurant and then another call regarding a man who was passed out in a bathroom stall at a local lounge. He was charged and detained in cells until sober.
A hit and run incident in the central part of the city was placed under investigation by police on the night of Aug. 4.
A domestic disturbance required police attention in the south central part of the city on Aug. 5. The matter was resolved without further incident.
A report of two drag-racing vehicles in the north central part of the city attracted police attention that same day. The suspects had fled the scene prior to police arrival but the matter remains under investigation.
A number of traffic-related offences were dealt with during the day on Aug. 5. Charges were laid for such things as speeding, proceeding through a stop sign and through a red light, not having seat belts buckled up and for unlawful window tints.
A report of a residential fire created a response from police as well as members of Estevan Fire Rescue on the night of Aug. 5. The investigation revealed that items being used in a fire pit were causing a considerable volume of smoke.
A noise complaint came to police from Henry Street on the night of Aug. 5. The home occupants were warned about the city's noise bylaw.
Police also report they are looking into a report of theft of gravel from the Woodlawn area of the city.