You may not even realize it. But if you've missed court or have unpaid fines, you may have an outstanding warrant out for your arrest. 

And now the Estevan Police Service is advising those to turn themselves in so those warrants can be dealt with.

"When people miss court and the judge issues a warrant for their arrest," explained Sgt Tyler McMillan. "We've decided we're going to start going through that list. We're hoping by even calling a few of them, they might either not realize it or forgotten about it and easily turn themselves in to try and clear some of them up."

"We will also try and execute some of those warrants if there are ones who refuse to come in. We will try to pick them up and bring them in and get them a new court date so they can appear before the Judge and answer to their charges."

He added that turning yourself in can be a relatively smooth process.

"A lot of the charges could be something as simple as an unpaid liquor ticket or a first offense for shoplifting, or something very minor. The more serious ones we attempt to go out and apprehend and bring them before a Justice or bring them before the Judge if we can. But some of them are very minor offenses, traffic offenses, we try and do it easily and encourage them to turn themselves in on their own."

McMillan adds that outstanding warrants can get in the way especially if you are trying to cross the border, or if you're stopped in a different community. Recently, one woman attended the police station to deal with her warrant.

"She walked in the front door of the police station and apologized for missing court and she was given a new date and off she went. She cleared up her warrant and now she won't be inconvenienced or stopped on the highway somewhere by a different police agency."

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