EPS continues to receive reports of scams; officers respond to other calls

Members of the Estevan Police Service continue to receive reports of attempted scams.

The EPS said that complainants received an email Monday that appeared to be from a southeast business. The author of the email was pretending to be an employee of the business, and in need of some assistance. 

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The scammer was asking the complainant to assist them in buying some iTunes cards for a gift. The author advised that money would be forwarded to the complainant via e-transfer as soon as the cards were purchased. The complainant realized it was a scam and didn’t provide any information or do anything that was requested.

The EPS sent out a tweet Thursday, saying that if you receive a suspicious phone call that you think may be a scam, hang up immediately. Do not give out any information or money and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to report your suspicions.

Police received a report of a disturbance Monday. The complainant wanted an individual removed from the residence. Police attended but the individual left prior to police arriving. Patrols of the area in an effort to locate the unwanted guest met with negative results.

Officers received a report of a disturbance in the city core Tuesday. Police attended to the area and were unable to locate a disturbance. Patrols of the area and city did not result in locating the vehicle seen leaving the area.

Police responded to a two-vehicle collision with minor injures Wednesday. A charge of driving without due care and attention was laid as a result of the investigation.

Members arrested a 15-year-old youth for breaching conditions of his probation. He was released to the care of his parents later in the evening.

Police received a report Thursday of a forklift that damaged pavement on Souris Avenue North. The matter remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the police.

Members also received a report of a mischief to a vehicle overnight in the Westview area. The matter also remains under investigation.

Police conducted curfew checks in the evening. A 29-year-old man was not at home for his curfew. He has been charged with breaching conditions of an undertaking and will answer to the charge on Sept. 21.

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