Numerous charges laid in connection with theft

The Estevan Police Service (EPS) has released details regarding a theft that occurred during the Feb. 4 night shift, including the name of the alleged perpetrator.  

According to a report from the EPS, David Arthur Sanborn will face several Criminal Code charges, including theft under $5,000, two charges of mischief under $5,000, wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, possession of an instrument for breaking into a coin-operated device, and breaching conditions of his probation order.

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Sanborn was taken before a justice of the peace and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in Carlyle Provincial Court on Feb. 6. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.

Police returned to the location of Sanborn’s arrest and additional property associated to a theft that occurred last week was also recovered. Charges are pending in relation to that investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. 

  • In other recent police news, police are investigating an accident that took place in the parking lot of a downtown business during the Feb. 4 day shift. Due to road conditions, one vehicle slid and hit another vehicle that was parked, causing only minor damage. Police completed the required paperwork and sent the driver on their way.
  • Officers were also alerted to a theft of tools from a vehicle owned by a local business. Police are now investigating the matter.
  • Members conducted several curfew checks on subjects on court-ordered release conditions during the Jan. 4 night shift. Everyone that was checked was home.
  • Police responded to check on a residence in northwest Estevan. It was determined a smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector was going off. The Estevan Fire Rescue Service was called and took control of the scene.
  • Members assisted a motorist who became stuck in the snow and contacted a tow truck.
  • An adult male was arrested for public intoxication. He was lodged until sober.
  • Police are investigating an accident that took place on Fifth Street during the Feb. 5 day shift. A vehicle was hit hard enough to cause damage, however the offending vehicle left the scene without reporting the collision. The matter is under investigation.
  • Officers also responded to a multi-vehicle accident that took place on Sixth Street. After an investigation, one driver was charged with proceeding from a stop sign before it was safe to do so. The fine for that offence is $230. There were no injuries.
  • Members were alerted to more reports of Canada Revenue Agency scam phone calls. Police are reminding citizens not to provide any information over the phone and to call the Estevan Police or local RCMP.
  • Officers responded to a parking complaint at the corner of 14th Avenue and Fourth Street. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was moved.
  • Police were called about a semi-trailer unit coming into Estevan without tail lights on. It was a serious traffic hazard and the vehicle was located. The driver took the unit off the road until repairs could be made.
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