The Weyburn Police Service has had a busy two days, with a number of arrests and corresponding criminal charges.
It all started with a break-in at a home in Yellow Grass. The RCMP, who are handling that investigation, advised the WPS of the case, including that a number of firearms as well as ammunition were taken from the home.
Thursday afternoon, the police here in Weyburn made a contribution to the investigation.
“Officers were alert on patrol and identified a vehicle that they found to be suspect,” explained Deputy Police Chief Brent VanDeSype. “They made the traffic stop and several firearms were recovered along with a vast amount of ammunition.”
The woman who was driving the vehicle was taken into custody and is now facing several firearms charges, as well as other charges. She is being held in custody pending a court appearance. The investigation is still ongoing, while police determine which of the firearms are from the home in Yellow Grass, and which aren’t. There is also the possibility of more charges.
The arrest, however, wasn’t the only thing keeping police on their toes in Weyburn over the past two days.
“There’s been a dangerous driver removed from the streets, a domestic that resulted in several charges, there have been drug-related charges... I can’t say enough about what the officers have done in the past 48 hours,” VanDeSype added.
The drug charges came about as part of an ongoing investigation. A man was taken into custody and was charged with trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Police also stated they seized $6,000 worth of fentanyl as part of the arrest.
The domestic incident resulted in a man being charged with assault, assault by choking and unlawful confinement.
A report of an erratic driver saw a man get arrested for impaired driving, dangerous driving as well as multiple firearms offences. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from another jurisdiction.