The Estevan Police Service issued 13 tickets under the Traffic Safety Act from Friday through Monday and handed out six written warnings, while dealing with a total of 65 occurrences.

A police release said the calls they dealt with included driving complaints, crashes, disturbances, suspicious people and vehicles, and child and welfare assistance matters.

Police also conducted extra patrols and traffic stops, with many Halloween celebrations taking place. They said many breath samples were taken, and everyone who was checked during those patrols was found to be driving sober.

Here is a list of the calls reported by the EPS:

  • Police are investigating two reports of break and enters into residences/garages or outdoor buildings in the Centennial area. Possible suspects have been identified and the matters remain under investigation. People are reminded to ensure that all of their buildings are locked at all times.
  • Police received several reports of mischief where it was described as houses being hit with paint balls in the East-end and Valley view areas. Police have received tips from the public and are asking anyone with information to please contact the Estevan Police Service or Crime Stoppers.
  • Police received a report of an assault in the  downtown core. Witnesses provided a detailed description of the accused, who was later arrested and charged. He was released on conditions and will speak to those charges at a later date.
  • Police were called to a local liquor establishment for a report of a fight. Both parties were identified and sent home on their way.
  • Police received a report of a missing person. The youth was located at a friend’s residence a short time later and returned home.
  • Police received reports of fraud where the victims were either asked for banking information or for money to be sent by way of gift cards.  The matters remain under investigation. If you have any questions about a fraud or would like to report a possible fraud, you can contact The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
  • Police received a report of shoplifting from a gas station in the Royal Heights area. The accused was identified, arrested and charged, and will speak to those matters in early December.
  • As a result of a traffic stop, a 22 year old male tested positive for drugs on the Oral Fluid device.  He was issued a 72 hour suspension and a driving while impaired investigation continues. He was also issued a ticket under the Cannabis Act for possessing, consuming or distributing cannabis in a vehicle.

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