One male is facing several charges following a break and enter in north Estevan during Saturday’s night shift.
Members of the Estevan Police Service were called to the incident, which occurred at the residence of a family of six that includes small children. The suspect had broken out part of a window when police arrived and was subsequently arrested.
All occupants of the residence were unharmed, but the suspect received minor injuries when breaking through the window. Once medically cleared, he was lodged in cells pending further investigation.
The suspect and the victims are known to each other.
Charges are pending for break and enter, mischief and breaching an undertaking.
In other recent police news, members answered several alarm calls to businesses and residential addresses during Saturday’s day shift. The alarms turned out to be false and did not require any further police action.
Police were also at the Estevan Kin Park on Saturday to assist with fundraising and the dunk tank.
Members conducted some traffic enforcement in a couple of different areas of the city during Saturday’s night shift. Charges under the Traffic Safety Act for speeding and failing to properly wear a seatbelt were laid. One person was also arrested and charged under the Criminal Code for breaching his conditions.
Officers responded to a downtown establishment after it was reported three people refused to leave when asked. Police arrived and assisted in sending them on their way.
A report of a possible impaired driver was received. The vehicle was located at the 7-11 on King Street. The driver was found to be sober but had a suspended driver’s licence. He was charged under the Traffic Safety Act.
An officer assigned to the Estevan Police Service bike unit patrolled nearly 20 kilometres around the city Saturday night. He was effective in an improved response time to a couple of different incidents and laid one charge under the Traffic Safety Act.
Members were called to a noise complaint in the 1300-block of Seventh Street. The owners were warned of the bylaw.
Police were called to an alarm at a local downtown business. The building was found to be secure.
Officers were dispatched to another possible break and enter in progress. The suspect located and was intoxicated. It was determined he used to live at the residence and due to his intoxicated state, went back there. He was taken to his new residence and released to a sober person.
Police were at the Estevan Humane Society’s Duck Derby during Sunday’s day shift. Several hundred people were present and everyone reportedly had a good time. No incidents were reported.
Members were alerted to a lost bag that was left at the Duck Derby. If anyone has lost a bag, they can contact the Estevan Police Service.
Police were also informed about a hit and run accident that happened in north Estevan. Minor damage was sustained by the vehicle but the matter is now under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Estevan Police Service or Crime Stoppers.