A number of alcohol-fuelled disturbances and incidents absorbed most of the time and interest of Estevan Police Service (EPS) personnel during the past weekend.
On the night of July 27, EPS members attended to a west central residence following a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. The matter was resolved after a short time spent with police and no further action was required.
Police were then called to the northeast side of the city to follow up on a report of an unconscious person inside a business. The person was arrested and charged for being intoxicated in public and was lodged in police cells until sober.
A 52-year-old man was then arrested in the north central part of the city. He was charged with impaired driving and taken into custody and lodged in cells until sober. He will make his first court appearance to answer to the impaired driving charge, on Aug. 27.
A noise complaint stemming from a residence on the northeast side of the city attracted police attention later that same night. The homeowners were warned about the city's noise bylaw and the issue was resolved.
EPS members next received a call regarding some damage being done to a residence on the south side of the city. A BB gun had been fired at the windows in the home as well as the siding. The activity had caused some damage, so the incident remains under investigation.
Police then attended to a residence in the north central part of the city following up on a report of damage being inflicted on some property. Police observed a party in progress when they arrived so the home's owner was spoken to and the party wrapped up. Police then made a tour of the area but did not discover any notable property damage.
A female who was apparently attempting to enter a lounge to consume alcohol while under the legal age was detained by staff at a north central lounge while they reported the incident to police. She was subsequently charged with possession of false identification under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act.
That same night, a 51-year-old man was arrested in the central part of the city for being intoxicated in public. He was lodged in cells until sober.
A traffic stop on the east side of the city resulted in a 20-year-old man being issued a 24-hour driver's licence suspension after it was noted that the alcohol content in his blood stream exceeded .04 per cent. He was also served with a traffic violation ticket.
A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with refusing to provide a breath sample after police found him sleeping in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked at a north central gas station/convenience store. He is slated for a court appearance on Sept. 10.
There were a number of other charges laid during the night of July 27, including possession of alcohol in a place other than a private residence, having alcohol in a vehicle and minors possessing alcohol. Several other charges were laid for such things as speeding, no seat belts being used, stunting and driving through amber lights.
On the night of July 28, EPS members were called to a lounge in the central part of the city following a report of a disturbance between a man and a woman. The matter was resolved without further incident.
A 47-year-old man was arrested near a residence in the central part of the city on the night of July 28. The man, who had been involved in a domestic disturbance, was lodged in cells overnight.
A minor disturbance in the north central part of the city resulted in police speaking to the people who had been involved and they were sent on their separate ways.
A report of a possible impaired driver approaching Estevan on Highway 47 north resulted in police checking up on the driver and vehicle that was parked on an approach near the city. Their cursory investigation revealed that the driver was tired and had stopped to rest, so no further action was required.
The next stop for police was in the central part of the city, following up on a report of an intoxicated male in the area. As a result, a 21-year-old man was arrested for being intoxicated in public and was transported to cells where he spent the rest of the night.
The next call to police came from a north central gas station/convenience store regarding a disturbance in progress. The issue was resolved by police and the subjects involved in the dispute were sent on their way.
During the course of the evening, police issued several Traffic Safety Act tickets for such things as speeding, driving unregistered vehicles and possessing improper driver's licences.