Police arrest man after incident at local hotel

Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) made an arrest Sunday night at a local hotel.

Police attended to the hotel to a report of a guest disconnecting the security cameras. The staff also reported the theft of one of the hotel master keys. A 30-year-old Weyburn man tampering with the security cameras was arrested for possession of stolen property and mischief. He was found in possession of the master key. 

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The male also has outstanding warrants from Weyburn and will appear in court Monday morning in Estevan.

Police also executed a search warrant in relation to this matter and the man now faces additional charges, including possession of stolen property and possession of break and enter tools.

In other recent police news, police received a driving complaint Jan. 10 regarding youth passengers not wearing their seatbelts. Police located the vehicle in question and the youths were wearing them at that time. The driver was warned to ensure they continue to wear them.

Members received a call about a person not paying for their cab fare. Police are investigating the matter.

Police received a report of mischief to property on Jan. 11. The matter was determined to be civil and not criminal in nature. The property owner was given advice as to how they could attempt to be refunded for the damage.

Officers received a report of criminal harassment. The matter is still under investigation.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a driver failing to wear their seatbelt. While investigating the matter, it was learned that the driver was suspended from driving due to a drinking and driving incident. The driver was charged for failing to wear a seatbelt and driving while suspended. The vehicle was also seized.

Members later dealt with a report of mischief. Police spoke to a cab driver and learned that a person sat on the hood of the cab and dented it. The matter is being investigated.

Officers also investigated a suspicious vehicle that was parked on city property. When police arrived on the scene, it was learned that the suspect vehicle had left prior to police arriving.

Police attended to a disturbance in the Hillside area early on Jan. 12. The two parties were separated and went their separate ways for the day.

Members received a report of mischief to mailboxes and possible thefts from them.  The matter is under investigation.

Police attended to another disturbance in the Hillside area. The two parties were separated and went their separate ways for the evening.

Officers attended to a third disturbance in the Westview area. One of the parties left prior to police arriving.

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