Prince Albert Police responded to a total of 289 calls for service between Friday night and Monday morning. Officers made 54 arrests, 32 of which were for people being intoxicated in a public place. During the period, the top calls for service were 41 for intoxicated people, 40 for disturbances and 27 for evictions.
On Saturday night at 9:30, officers responded to a weapons complaint in the unit block of 13th Street. The person who made the call told police that an unknown suspect was carrying a short handled axe. Once officers arrived, they located a man matching the description of the suspect. Officers then approached the man who then fled on a bicycle and refused to talk to police. Officers then used their vehicle to box in the suspect who was then taking into custody. Police also located an axe with a handle cut short. A 24 year old Prince Albert is charged with possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property and breach of a court order. The man will make his first court appearance Tuesday morning.
Then Sunday morning just after 2 a.m., officers responded to the scene of collision at the intersection of 15th Street West and 9 Avenue West. Once officers arrived, they determined the accused disobeyed a red light and struck a vehicle heading eastbound. The accused then appeared to be impaired and failed a road side test. The 30 year old Prince Albert man is charged with impaired driving and exceeding .08. The man will make his first court appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court on September 24th.