Charges laid in connection with weekend incident in west Estevan

The Estevan Police Service has announced charges in connection with an incident that occurred in west Estevan on the weekend.

Officers were called to a disturbance on the west side of the city at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

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As police gathered details about the incident, they determined a 36-year-old woman had been involved in an alleged domestic disturbance at a residence. She had left the scene in a vehicle. Information obtained also led police to believe she may be suffering from a medical issue.

A number of investigative techniques were utilized in attempts to locate her including the use of an EPS crisis negotiator, who was able to make contact with her via cell phone.

Spike belts were deployed in certain areas to prevent the vehicle from escaping the area, but ultimately weren’t needed.

Officers were able to locate her and were successful in taking her safely into custody. She was transported to hospital for examination and treatment. 

Three charges have been laid against the woman: one for assault stemming from the domestic incident. She has also been charged for assaulting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.

After being released from the hospital, she was held in police custody and made a court appearance Monday morning. The woman was subsequently released with conditions.

Her name will not be released to protect the identity of the victim in the alleged domestic incident.


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