Police arrest impaired driver, respond to accidents

Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) arrested another impaired driver this week.

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Police received a call during the Sept. 11 night shift about a possible impaired driver from a local business. Members quickly located the vehicle, and checked the driver, where he subsequently failed a roadside-screening test. The 28-year-old male, who is from Manitoba, was arrested and transported back to the police station where he was charged with impaired driving. He was lodged in cells until sober, and will appear in Estevan court later in October to answer to the charges.

  • In other police news, officers responded to a vehicle fire in the industrial area during the Sept. 10 day shift. Nothing was found to be suspicious. The Estevan Fire Rescue Service was able to extinguish the blaze.
  • Members attended to a two-vehicle collision on 13th Avenue and Ninth Street. There were no injuries, but one vehicle had to be towed. Charges are pending as a result into the incident.
  • Officers arrested and charged a 58-year-old Estevan male with uttering threats after an incident in the 1200-block of Eigth Street. The male was released on conditions of no contact with the victim and to not attend her place of employment.
  • Police responded to a two-vehicle collision at 6th Street and 13th Avenue during the Sept. 11 day shift. One female driver was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with minor injuries while police transported a driver and male from the second vehicle for assessment. Both vehicles were towed, and the female driver is facing charges under the Traffic Safety Act and will appear in court in November to answer to the charges.
  • Members received a complaint of a break and enter to a residence in the Brooks Road area. The matter is still under investigation at this time.
  • Officers also attended to a complaint of a mischief and theft from a storage facility in the east industrial area. The matter is still under investigation.
  • Police received a call about a suspicious vehicle that was parked in the south end of the city during the Sept. 11 night shift. After a short investigation the identity of the owner was learned and they were contacted to remove the vehicle.
  • Officers are investigating a complaint of a possible assault that took place sometime during the evening. Police are in the process of speaking to the victim and possible witnesses to the incident, and the matter is under investigation.
  • During the Sept. 12 day shift, police received a hang up 911 call from a local business. Officers called the business and attended. There were no problems and the number was called by accident.
  • Police, along with Estevan Medical Service, and Estevan Fire Services, attended to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Fourth Street. Both vehicles were damaged such that they had to be towed from the scene. There were no injuries reported. An Alberta female was charged with following too closely and will appear in court in November.
  • Members also received a report of an attempted fraud. The caller received a call saying they had won a prize from STARS Air Ambulance lottery. The caller was to send money to receive the prize. No money was sent. The matter is still under investigation.
  • Police responded to a noise complaint in the 1400-block of Nicholson Road during the Sept. 12 night shift. The homeowner was warned of the bylaw.
  • Members attended to an alarm at a financial institute. The building was checked and all found to be secure.
  • Officers were dispatched to the west valley edge area after a 911 call of a female in distress. The investigation into the incident led to a 37-year-old Saskatoon man facing charges of assault and failing to comply with a recognizance. The male was lodged in cells until sober, and has already appeared in court. A 27-year-old woman is also facing one charge of assault and will appear in provincial court in November.
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