Mental health challenges and impairment constituted a large portion of a busy long weekend's worth of calls for the Estevan Police Service.

Sgt. Tyler McMillen said they received 78 calls between noon Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday.

"A lot of mental health. That took up a lot of time. For whatever reasons, a number of people were in crisis over the weekend."

McMillen said their PACT (Police and Crisis Team) members were kept busy.

"It was nice to have those workers available, and they were utilized for multiple hours each day, Friday, Saturday, and again Sunday."

Police arrested multiple people for public intoxication. Most were released once they sobered up. Two were taken into custody on Monday night, to be let go on Tuesday.

McMillen said police dealt with a number of traffic offences, picked up some suspended drivers, and caught a couple of impaired drivers, as traffic enforcement was up during the long weekend.

Police also received some harassment complaints, and had a complaint of a female unlawfully living in a dwelling.

"There is an apartment building that's supposed to be vacant, and somebody had moved in there. She was kicked out. No charges were needed on that one," said McMillen.

McMillen added that a surge in items being stolen from unlocked vehicles continued.