Wednesday November 26, 2014

Police investigating a series of thefts from vehicles

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Once again it was a week of diversity for the Estevan Police Service (EPS) as their members were required to handle a number of different incidents throughout the past six days and nights beginning with Sunday, June 26 when they were called upon to look into three separate reports of domestic disturbances. The matters were all resolved peacefully, but one did include a young child, so that file was referred to the Ministry of Social Services. The other two incidents were settled once one of the disputing parties left the scene for the evening.

During the day shift on June 27, EPS members were asked to look into a matter that had occurred overnight. The victim said that sometime during the previous evening, their pickup truck that had been parked in the central part of the city, had been entered and a wallet taken and damage had been inflicted on the passenger side window.

Another vehicle had been broken into that same night. It was parked in the west central area of the city. A wallet was also taken from that vehicle, but the vehicle had not undergone any damages.

Police had also received a report of a person attempting to enter vehicles on the west side of the city, but the would-be thief had been scared off when the alarm sounded on one of the vehicles that he/she had been attempting to enter.

A number of seatbelt and speeding violations were tended to by police during the day and a 22-year-old man was arrested in the east central part of the city when it was discerned that he was intoxicated. He was lodged in cells until sober. Another call involved a second intoxicated male in the central part of the city, but in this instance the man was released into the custody of an acquaintance who had arrived on the scene and was willing to take responsibility of the inebriated subject.

One vehicle owner reported to police that he had found someone else's cellphone in his vehicle. He turned the phone over to police who are now attempting to identify the owner.

A number of traffic violation tickets were issued to motorists on June 28. Some of the violations included having illegally tinted windows, speeding and unbuckled seat belts.

Police added a warning to drivers that any after-market window tints on the front side windows or windshields are illegal.

During the night of June 29, EPS members received a complaint of a purse being stolen from a business in the central part of the city. This matter remains under investigation.

A report of an assault in progress in the city led police to a residence where they arrested a 26-year-old man. He was taken into custody and is now slated for a court appearance July 30.

A report of a fight in progress in the east central part of the city attracted police attention that same night. When police arrived at the scene, they discovered that one of the combatants had fled, but they were able to speak with the other person who had been engaged in the fracas and following this conversation, they determined that the matter was concluded.

A report of an assault in the north central part of the city resulted in a 29-year-old man being taken into custody and charged. He is now scheduled for an Aug. 12 court appearance.

A domestic disturbance on the south side of the city on June 29 resulted in a 45-year-old woman being arrested and transported to police cells where she was lodged until sober.

Before the night ended, EPS members had stopped a vehicle on a north side parking lot where they took a 23-year-old into custody and charged him for being intoxicated while being in care or control of a vehicle. He now has an Aug. 27 court date.

On June 30 police were called to the same business on the north central side of the city on two occasions when it was learned that some patrons had left without paying their bills. These matters remain under investigation.

Police were called to a residence in the central part of the city on June 30 in response to a report of a domestic dispute. The man involved in the dispute, who did not live at that address, had arrived to pick up some clothing and found that the clothing had been destroyed. Police managed to bring the issue to a conclusion with their intervention.

In a north central business establishment that same night, police arrested a 32-year-old man for being intoxicated in public.

On July 1, EPS members attended to a residence in the central part of the city in response to a report of a domestic dispute. The man involved in the incident had fled the scene prior to police arrival. He was later located by police, but once again fled from them. He was found once again and was arrested and taken into custody where he was charged with obstructing a police officer as well as for trespassing by night. The 22-year-old subject is now scheduled for an Aug. 22 court appearance. 

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