Several impaired drivers had the attention of the Estevan Police Service over the weekend, along with other intoxication issues and an assault.

However, as soon as the snow fell early Monday morning, things quieted down.

"We just dealt with a report of a noise complaint over in the downtown area, so we attended over there and spoke with the owner of the residence where the noise was coming from," shared Sergeant Craig Bird, "They were just in the process of moving actually, being the end of the month, so they were warned about the noise and we didn't have to do anything further on that front."

Police also took care of a complaint of a dog running around on 4th Street Sunday night. They tried get near it, but it got scared away.

"Saturday night, we were helping the RCMP out. There was a horse that was running around by the highway on the north side of the city, so we ended up helping them kind of keep it off the roadway until they could get it into a pasture area. Then the RCMP were able to locate the owner to come and help pick it up," said Bird.

Officers then attended a disturbance on the north end of the city, and ended up at a house party that had spilled out on the street.

The night before, however, proved to be busy as they caught more than one impaired driver.

"We ended up checking a few vehicles throughout the night. One of them (the drivers) turned out to blow a 'warn' on our roadside screening device, so their vehicle was impounded for three days and they ended up getting a driving suspension as well."

"Then another vehicle was checked. The driver also blew a 'warn'...and was brought back to the Police Service (station). It was found out that they had outstanding warrants in another jurisdiction so we ended up dealing with that as well. The driver had their vehicle impounded, and because they were suspended previously due to an unrelated incident, they received another suspension on top of that," added Craig, noting that the driver was also issued a few tickets.

Other items of that evening were a few intoxicated people walking on the streets.

The dayshifts were also busy over the weekend. On Friday, Officers dealt with an assault that took place at a local school during school hours. Charges are pending as police contact the parties involved. A 16 year old female was also issued a ticket under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act for drinking in a parking lot, and investigation revealed that a complaint of threats made proved false.

The Sunday dayshift included a couple of RID calls, one remains under investigation while the other resulted in the arrest of a 29 year old female from Estevan for driving while over 0.08. She was released for a December court appearance.

A patrolling officer was also flagged down by a motorist, who reported that he had almost been struck by another vehicle. The suspect was located and charged with an offence under the Traffic Safety act. Members also dealt with a dog running at large and minor two vehicle collision without injuries in the central part of town. 

 

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