EPS members arrest several people during high-visibility check stops

Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) arrested several people during the high-visibility check stops that were conducted during the April 13 night shift.

Officers arrested a 35-year-old man from Regina for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a prohibited weapon during the high-visibility check stop that was conducted on 13th Avenue.

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He was also issued a 72-hour driving suspension and his vehicle impounded after blowing a warning on an approved screening device. He will appear in Estevan Provincial Court in June to answer to the charges.  

A 33-year-old Regina woman who was a passenger in the same vehicle was also charged with possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, possession of cannabis under the Cannabis Control Act, and consuming alcohol in a vehicle under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act.  She will also appear in Estevan Provincial Court in June to answer to the charges.

Members issued two further 72-hour suspensions for drivers using cannabis and operating a motor vehicle during the high visibility check stop.

The EPS sent out a tweet Saturday evening saying they would be on the lookout for impaired drivers. They urged people to find a safe ride home.

They also had volunteers from the Estevan chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers out with them.

In other recent police news, members are looking into a matter that came in during the April 10 day shift, involving two individuals with a no-contact order in place. One subject allegedly broke that order. The matter currently under investigation.

Members later attended to a report of a verbal dispute at a downtown business. The matter was mediated and no further action was required.

Police are looking into another scam from the April 11 day shift, in which the intended victim was asked for money. Police are investigating the matter and are again asking citizens to be wary of organizations that are requesting funds for winning a prize.

Officers are also receiving complaints of untidy properties now that spring has arrived. Police and bylaw enforcement are requesting that home and business owners keep their properties tidy.

Police dealt with a reported hit and run accident during the April 12 day shift that occurred sometime in the last two weeks in the parking lot of the Estevan Shoppers Mall. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

Officers are looking for a suspect in a reported theft from a residential area in the city’s downtown area. It was reported during the April 13 day shift. A number of items were taken out of a yard. Police are asking if anyone has seen anything suspicious to please call police or Crime Stoppers.

Police received a report of a vehicle that was driving in a residential area and causing a disturbance. Police were able to locate the vehicle a short time later. The driver was spoken to and warned about their actions.

Officers responded to an ammonia alarm at the Power Dodge Curling Centre during the April 13 night shift. The alarm was found to be false and no one had to be evacuated.

Police attended to a complaint of fire in a back yard. The homeowner was spoken to. The EPS reminds the public to speak to the Estevan Fire Rescue Service about fire pit permits and the proper locations for fire pits in a residential yard.

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