Police make arrests for assault, drug possession in separate incidents

Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) have responded to numerous calls in the past few days.

Police were called to a disturbance on the north end of the city on Feb. 17, in which a 20-year-old Estevan man was arrested for an assault. He was transported to the police station and released on conditions later in the night. The matter remains under investigation.

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Members were called to the 1200-block of Sixth Street to a report of traffic speeding through the construction zone. The city was working on a water break and there was one-lane traffic. Police want to remind the public to slow down in affected areas so that all motorists and city staff stay safe.

Police were called to a disturbance on the west end of the city. On arrival members spoke to two people. No criminal offence occurred and the situation was mediated.

Officers are investigating a report of an identity theft. A local person was concerned that a family member had obtained personal information, which is suspected to have been used fraudulently. The matter remains under investigation.

Police received a complaint of criminal harassment. The matter is still under investigation. The victim was receiving unwanted social media messages.

Members received a complaint of a disturbance in the east end. Police attended and one of the parties had already left for the evening. Nothing criminal was reported so the matter was resolved for the evening with no further police action required.

Police responded to a report of suspicious activity around a local business on Feb. 18. Nothing was missing but cameras picked up good images of the subject. Police want to remind homeowners and business owners to make sure their property is secured. This matter is still under investigation.

Officers arrested a 29-year-old Estevan man for possession of meth and breaching conditions of his release order. Police had attended the subject’s residence to see if he was complying with his court-ordered conditions. He will be remanded to appear in court on Feb. 22.

Police are investigating a hit and run to a vehicle that was parked on the street near the corner of 14th Avenue and Fourth Street. The matter remains under investigation.

Officers witnessed a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of King Street and 13th Avenue. Both vehicles were not able to be driven due the accident and were towed from the scene. No injuries occurred but the individuals were shaken from the accident. The driver of one vehicle was charged under the Traffic Safety Act with failing to yield right of way when turning left.

Police attended to the St. Joseph’s Hospital’s emergency department at the request of hospital staff. An Arcola male attended in an intoxicated state and was unable to care for himself. He was arrested and lodged in police cells and was released Feb. 19 when sober.

Police made several traffic stops Feb. 19, looking for impaired drivers. Several mandatory breath tests were completed roadside and all motorists passed.  

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