Police release the name of one impaired driver, apprehend two more

The Estevan Police Service  (EPS) has released the name of one person recently charged with impaired driving.

Kenneth Carl Stelnicki, a 55-year-old man from Estevan, was charged on Sept. 25 with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content exceeding .08.

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The charges have not been proven in court.

Local police have apprehended a couple of other people for impaired driving in recent days.

Police arrested a 34-year-old Estevan woman was arrested for impaired driving during the Oct. 4 night shift. She was held in police detention cells until sober. She is scheduled for court in December.

Members received a call about a motorist who was possibly impaired during the Oct. 5 day shift. Police located the vehicle and checked the driver. The driver failed a roadside screening device test and was transported back to the police station for further investigation. A 70-year-old Estevan man was charged with impaired driving and will appear in Estevan Provincial Court later this month to answer to the charges.

  • In other recent police news, officers received a driving complaint during the Oct. 1 day shift, regarding a company vehicle failing to obey a traffic light at an intersection. The matter is under investigation.
  • Officers received a report of a mischief to property. The property owner noticed suspicious activity around the residence. The matter is still under investigation.
  • Police received a request to assist a property owner in speaking to a tenant. Officers attended and nobody was home at the residence.
  • Members were notified of a fraud, in which an individual was attempting to obtain a mortgage and lost a deposit made to secure the mortgage. The matter is still under investigation.
  • The EPS received a complaint of a male uttering threats through a third party during the Oct. 1 night shift. The file is still under investigation.
  • Members attended to a report of a theft from a local service station. The subject of the complaint was located and returned to the business to pay for the fuel.
  • Officers arrested and charged a 35-year-old Bienfait man with theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order. The male was released for court in December.
  • Police received a report of another attempted fraud during the Oct. 2 day shift. The potential victim received an email saying their SaskTel payment had not gone through and to contact the email sender. The victim contacted SaskTel and confirmed the payment went through.
  • Officers had a bike turned into them, after it was found in south Estevan.
  • Police received another report of an attempted fraud. The method reported was the Canada Revenue Agency scam. The victim didn’t respond to the attempt.
  • Members received a report of uttering threats. The matter is still under investigation.
  • Officers received a complaint of a female causing a disturbance at a residence in the 500-block of King Street during the Oct. 2 night shift. She left the area prior to police arriving.
  • Police received a report during the Oct. 3 night shift of a suspicious vehicle being parked in a local fast food parking lot, with individuals sitting in it. Police attended and the vehicle was gone prior to police arriving.
  • Members received a second report of a vehicle that had been parked in a residential area of the city for an extended period of time. The matter has been turned over to the bylaw enforcement officer.
  • Police attended to a disturbance in the Trojan subdivision. The two parties involved were separated for the evening.
  • Officers attended to a residence in south Estevan during the Oct. 4 night shift to assist in a dispute over property. Two parties that had been living together were going their separate ways and in disagreement as to what property belonged to whom. The matter is still under mediation.
  • Members received a call from a complainant who had been followed from a local convenience store parking lot after the complainant and the vehicle occupants had an exchange.
  • Police located a vehicle parked with the doors open. Members checked the vehicle and it didn’t appear that anyone had gone through it. The vehicle was secured by police.
  • Police received a report of two young people riding their bikes towards traffic while in the dark along King Street during the Oct. 5 night shift. The boys were located and spoken to about the safety issue with riding at night.
  • A child’s jacket was turned into police after it was located out in public. The owner of the jacket attended and recovered their property.
  • A couple of RID calls came in, one was a semi on Fourth Street and the other was a car that had crossed over into oncoming traffic on King Street. Both vehicles were located and neither driver was intoxicated. Both were dealt with appropriately.
  • Police received a report of some threatening messages being sent to a local youth. Statements were taken and the matter remains under investigation.
  • Officers were called about some suspicious activity in a business located on Fourth Street. The business is open 24 hours a day and when the witness drove passed it appeared the suspect was trying to pry something open. Police located a man and no crime had taken place, as he was there for a legitimate reason. No further police action was necessary.
  • Police stopped several vehicles and a couple of roadside alcohol tests were done but no impaired drivers were detected.
  • Members walked through a couple of social events in the city. The crowds were friendly and everyone appeared to be having a good time. Both locations were noted to have several vehicles that remained parked for the night.
  • Police had a report of a traffic offence at a downtown intersection. A licence plate and description were given. The matter remains under investigation.
  • Officers responded to a couple of suspicious people drinking alcohol in public on Henry Street. Police patrolled the area but could not locate anyone.
  • Members walked through Affinity Place during the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins game. No issues were located or reported to police.
  • Police conducted high visibility check stop along with the local RCMP. Sixty to 70 vehicles were checked during the project and no impaired drivers located.
  • Officers also conducted several traffic stops later in the evening and stopped another 30-40 vehicles leaving establishments and house parties. No impaired drivers were located. Three roadside breath tests were conducted as suspicion was there that they had consumed but all drivers passed the tests.
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