A call to Estevan Police Service (EPS) members on the night of Aug. 7 reporting a stolen vehicle prompted police activity in the central part of the city. Information gathered by police indicated that the vehicle was making its way back to Estevan. The driver of the vehicle then attempted to hide the car behind a business on the east side of the city, and then flee on foot.
Police located the car as well as the young people involved. One youth was charged with taking a vehicle without the owner's consent and is now slated for a Sept. 7 court appearance.
On the night of Aug. 8, EPS received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle near a park in the city's northeast area. The suspect vehicle left the scene prior to police arrival, but the matter remains under investigation.
Later that same night, police received a report of articles being taken from a vehicle parked in a hotel parking lot in the east central area of the city. A number of construction tools were reported missing and the matter remains under investigation.
On Aug. 10, EPS received a complaint of people firing a potato gun in the 700 block of Arthur Avenue. The people responsible for the activity were warned about the city bylaw prohibiting that type of action and the matter was closed.
A 20-year-old man was stopped by police after they spotted him driving in an erratic fashion. They subsequently charged him with impaired driving which resulted in a 24-hour licence suspension.
A report of suspected vandalism in the 900 block of Fourth Street received police attention on the night of Aug. 10. Three young men had broken a light at a business located on that street, but police were unable to locate a suspect. Further inspection of the building revealed that no other damage had been done.
Management of a local lounge contacted police following an incident that involved three underage males who refused to leave the premises after being asked to do so. While police were dealing with the underaged subjects, a 24-year-old man was noted causing a disturbance which led to his arrest for being intoxicated in public. He was held in cells until sober.
A noise complaint registered from the 1400 block of Second Street attracted police attention that same night. The complaint focused on noisy vehicles and squealing tires on the vehicles whose drivers and passengers were leaving a noisy party. Police issued a warning to the people involved regarding the city's noise bylaws and advised the party's host to have their guests leave in a quieter manner.
After police stopped a vehicle due to erratic driving actions on the night of Aug. 10, they suspected that the 39-year-old driver was impaired by alcohol, but the man refused to provide a breath sample so he was charged accordingly and now has a Sept. 24 court date.
A call from a local lounge regarding a fight in progress attracted police attention that same night. A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault with a Sept. 24 court date now attached.
Police were required to attend to the same lounge twice more that same night. In both instances it was to deal with intoxicated patrons. Two men ages 19 and 28 were arrested and held in cells until sober. The 19-year-old was also charged with being in breach of a probation order.
A 44-year-old man was arrested for being intoxicated in public after he was picked up by police in the 600 block of Eva Street.
A 23-year-old man who left a local lounge and attempted to drive after consuming alcohol was picked up by police and charged with impaired driving and for breaching conditions of a probation order. He now has a Sept. 24 court date.
A complaint of vandalism coming from a local convenience store was responded to by police. When they arrived, it was learned that the damaged area had been restored and no further action was required.
But shortly after that incident, police were called back to the same store in response to a domestic dispute involving a boy and girl friend. During the debate, a vehicle had been damaged. The male had departed the scene prior to police arrival, but the female was assisted by officers while the owner of the vehicle decided not to proceed with charges.
Another domestic dispute in the Willow Park Greens area of the city required police attention when it was reported that a man was attempting to remove a female occupant from his home. Police learned that the female was also a legal resident of the home. With the assistance of police intervention, the occupants agreed to retire to separate rooms for the remainder of the evening.
During the course of that evening, police report that they issued seven traffic violation tickets and three for offences regarding alcohol.
On Aug. 11, EPS members attended to a matter regarding a report of a fire in the valley area below First Street. When they arrived, police discovered a bonfire that was believed to be under control but was not being tended to. No people could be found in the area in question, so members of Estevan Fire Rescue were called to extinguish the fire properly.
A report of possible vandalism was received by police on Aug. 11. The complainant said that someone was throwing apples at his home in the 1300 block of Nicholson Road. When police attended, they did not note any property damage but were able to locate a young male subject who was spoken to and warned about his action.
A complaint coming from a local lounge was responded to by police. The report noted that four intoxicated men had been throwing chairs and refused to leave the premises when asked to do so by staff members. When police arrived, they were met by staff members who explained that the matter had been resolved and management did not wish to proceed with charges. The four men were banned from the establishment and matter ended there.
Police next received a call from a local business complaining about a half-nude man who was in the vicinity. When police arrived, the man had disappeared but business staff members said they believed the man may have been registered at a nearby hotel. A search was made of the area, but police were unable to find the subject.
A vehicle rollover incident near Boundary Dam resulted in a 911 call being handled by EPS members on the night of Aug. 11. The vehicle was located but the occupants had all fled the scene. They were subsequently located and a 21-year-old man was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving while suspended and numerous other charges of being in breach of court-ordered conditions. He remained in custody until his Aug. 13 court appearance.
A report of several people engaged in a fight in the 1200 block of Nicholson Road was responded to by EPS members on Aug. 11. When police arrived, they observed about 10 to 12 people yelling at one another. In the end a 34-year-old man was charged with assault and now has a Sept. 24 court date.
Police next attended to a local lounge where a female patron was being verbally assaulted by a group of men. The incident was resolved and the woman left the establishment which brought the matter to an end.
A 21-year-old woman attended to EPS headquarters on the night of Aug. 11 to report an assault. They noted she had been confronted by two men near Sixth Street and 13th Avenue. They were described as being dark haired, wearing blue jeans and being approximately six feet tall and in their mid-20s. Anyone with further information regarding this suspected assault is asked to contact police at 634-4767 or report what they know anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police were next requested to attend to a residence in the 700 block of George Street in response to a threat complaint. The complainant noted that a man had called and threatened him. Police located two men who were engaged in an argument within the residence. The dispute was resolved without further incident.
Police attended to a residence in the 700 block of Sun Valley Drive in response to a domestic dispute on the night of Aug. 11. A young man was reported to be in a dispute with his family and subsequently had to be removed from the home. The matter remains under investigation.
The next calls for police came from the 700 block of Eva Street and also from near the Exhibition Grounds. Both complaints were focused on noise issues. The subjects involved in the Eva Street call were gone by the time police arrived, while a man was warned about the city's noise bylaw after he was deemed responsible for the noise around the Exhibition Grounds.
Police next attended to the 900 block of Second Street, checking up on a 911 hang-up call. The female caller had been cut off from the call centre's operator/dispatcher after complaining that her boyfriend was becoming aggressive with her. The woman met police at the door when they arrived and informed them that her boyfriend had left the home and that no further action was required.
On Aug. 12, EPS members responded to a false alarm at a local business. Once they arrived, they discovered that the alarm had been triggered by an employee.
On that same night, a 42-year-old female attended to EPS headquarters to report that a 57-year-old man had failed to comply with conditions of a recognizance so he was arrested and charged accordingly and was held in custody until his Aug. 13 court appearance.