Man arrested for possession of magic mushrooms, and other recent police news

Estevan Police Service (EPS) is having a busy end of the week with two arrests and other calls on Friday. 

Police arrested an Estevan man for possession of psilocybin (mushrooms). The man was charged and released to appear in court in October to answer to the charge. No further details were revealed at this time. 

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EPS members were also called to a residence to a report of an unwanted guest. Police attended and learned the man had been uttering threats and brandishing a knife. He was arrested for uttering threats and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. The man was lodged in cells to be remanded for court Monday morning.

EPS were also called to a local liquor establishment to a report of a man causing a disturbance. Police attended to learn that two men were arguing over the fact that one man was alleged to be mistreating a woman in the establishment. The two men were separated and there was no further problem.

Police received a driving complaint. The vehicle was located parked with no one inside it. The matter is still under investigation. Police remind the public that the registered owner is responsible for how their vehicle is operated. There are cases that the registered owner is charged with the traffic offence if the driver is not identified.

On the bright side, police had an upstanding citizen turn in an envelope that was found near a local business. The envelope contained a substantial amount of foreign currency. Police are hoping the owner can attend the Police Service and identify the package so that it can be returned.

"Thank you to an upstanding citizen that turned in a found envelope containing a substantial amount of foreign currency. Hopefully, the owner can identify it so it can be returned," said EPS on their Twitter. 

Earlier this week on Aug. 9, police received an online fraud complaint. The suspect sent a fraudulent Interac e-transfer. The matter remains under investigation.

Police were also called to a report of a lost child in the south end of the city. The child was located and returned to their parents. 

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