The Esteavn Police Service (EPS) attended to a motor vehicle accident in the industrial area of the city on July 17. There were no injuries, however, one of the vehicles had to be towed due to moderate damage. The cause of the accident is still being looked into.
Also, more driving licences were suspended in Estevan due to impaired driving over the past few days.
On July 15, officers issued a 72-hour driving suspension and three-day vehicle impound after a traffic stop on Fifth Street. The driver of the vehicle tested positive for using cannabis on an oral fluid-screening device. Charges of impaired driving are pending upon receipt of results of a blood test.
The next day, police responded to a call of two males acting in a suspicious manner in the parking lot of a local lounge. As a result, an 18-year-old Estevan male received a 60-day driving suspension for testing positive on an oral fluid-screening device for using cannabis. His vehicle was also impounded for three days as a result. Both the driver and an 18-year-old passenger received summary offence tickets for possessing or consuming cannabis in a vehicle. They will appear in traffic court in September in answer to the charges.
On July 16, the EPS responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in the downtown area. The suspect vehicle was located and the 27-year-old Yorkton resident was issued a 72-hour driving suspension and his vehicle impounded for three days.
In other recent police news, on July 14 police arrested a 31-year-old Estevan woman for being intoxicated in a public place and causing a disturbance after a complaint from the 800-block of Fifth Street. She was lodged in cells until sober and is not facing charges at this time.
Police also arrested a Regina female on outstanding warrants from that community on July 14. She was released in front of a justice of the peace with a new court date.
On July 16, officers conducted a curfew check on a 27-year-old man in the downtown area. The man was found to not be at his residence and is facing charges of failing to comply with a recognizance. He will appear in court in August to answer to the charges.
Members also responded to a complaint of youths on the roof of a business. The four young males were arrested and are facing charges of trespassing. The matter is still under investigation for possible charges of mischief.
Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Westview area of the city on July 17. The complainant called after the vehicle had left the area. The matter is still under investigation.
The same day, police received a complaint in relation to an attempted fraud. The complainant received a call asking for their credit card number as the caller had detected a fraudulent eBay charge on their credit card. The complainant did not provide the caller any information. The public is reminded again not to give personal information to callers over the phone unless they are completely certain of who they are dealing with.