BPS Blotter: The latest from the Brandon Police Service files

The "BPS Blotter" is a new feature from the Westman Journal. The periodically published column will include highlights of the latest law enforcement activities through the previous few days.

Nov. 23: Theft, robbery and assault

A 33-year-old Brandon man was arrested for theft on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 23 after he was identified by video surveillance stealing items from a business located on the 900 block of Victoria Avenue in early November. The man is scheduled to appear in court in January.

Meanwhile, a 32-year-old woman from Brandon was found and arrested related to a warrant involving a robbery with a weapon. The woman had multiple charges against her at the time. She was held in the Brandon Correctional Centre and was scheduled to appear in court last Saturday.

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A man wanted on three outstanding warrants was arrested at about 10:45 p.m. by Brandon Police Service members on foot patrol on the 900 block of Pacific Avenue. The 22-year-old, who was known to police, was held at the Brandon Correctional Centre on three charges of theft under $5000, wearing a disguise with intent, uttering threats, breach of probation and failing to attend court. He was scheduled to appear in court Saturday morning.

Police responded to a report of assault Friday evening on the 1200 block of Lorne Avenue East where they found a female stating that her boyfriend had assaulted her. BPS members located a 25-year-old Brandon man nearby and arrested him on charges of domestic assault. He was released to appear in court on Dec. 20.

Two people were arrested for breach of peace and held at the Brandon Correctional Centre. The first was an intoxicated 26-year-old Shilo Woman who was causing a disturbance at a taxi office. She was released once she was deemed sober.

The second arrest involved a 34-year-old man from Brandon who caused a disturbance on the 900 block of Rosser Avenue in the city. He, too, was released once sober.

Nov. 24: Assault and impaired drivers

BPS members responded to a report of an assault in a residence on the 300 block of 18th Street at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The disturbance was still ongoing when police arrived. They arrested and detained a highly intoxicated 24-year-old Brandon man on charges of domestic assault. He was scheduled to appear in court last Saturday.

Two men are facing charges related to impairment. The first, a 48-year-old Justice, Man. man, was charged for impaired driving and transporting a firearm in a careless manner after police responded to a call of a vehicle travelling in an erratic manner. The man was found drunk with a loaded firearm in his vehicle.

The second impairment related arrest involved a “highly intoxicated” 35-year-old Brandon man who was charged with care and control while impaired after officers found him inside of his vehicle attempting to drive away. Both men were scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

An ongoing investigation resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old man from Brandon. When police found him in a local residence, he was concealing a knife contrary to a recognizance he was on at the time. He was charged with assault with a weapon and theft under $5000, the latter relating to an incident that occurred on Nov. 22. The man was expected to face further charges after he was remanded in custody.

Nov. 25: Stabbing and robbery

BPS members arrested five people wanted on outstanding warrants and sent two people to the Brandon Correctional Centre under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act. Both of the intoxicated people were released when sober.

One serious incident did break the morning lull when police were called to a house on the 100 block of 22nd Street where a woman had been stabbed several times in the arms, legs and mid-section. The woman’s vehicle and several other items were stolen at the time the incident occurred.

Although officers first suspected two men were involved in the robbery, one suspect was identified and found to be inside a residence on Cornwallis Crescent. As police were preparing a search warrant of the premises, the 24-year-old man left the home at about 6:10 p.m. and was stopped in his vehicle soon after.

The man was arrested and held in the Brandon Correctional Centre for a court appearance scheduled for last Monday.

As BPS members continued their investigation, they found that the man carried a sawed-off shotgun into the residence. Further charges included robbery with a firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of an offence, unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, possessing a weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, theft of a motor vehicle and breach of probation.

Investigators found that the man worked alone, but another man was arrested in the area on an outstanding warrant for assault and failure to appear in court. The 58-year-old man was released to appear in court on Jan. 7.

A man hassling customers outside of a business on the 900 block of Victoria Avenue was arrested based on a previous suspended sentence with a condition to not attend the establishment. The 38-year-old Brandon man was also scheduled to appear in court Monday.

The first warrant-related arrest involved a 42-year-old man who was wanted for failing to comply with a sentence and firearm offences. He was held in the Brandon Correctional Centre until a court appearance scheduled for last Monday.

The second arrest involved a 22-year-old man who was wanted for failing to appear in court and theft. The man was arrested by Winnipeg Police Service members based on an outstanding BPS warrant. He was scheduled to appear in Winnipeg Court last Monday.

Another male wanted on a Thompson RCMP warrant of arrest for impaired driving turned himself in to the Brandon Police Service. The 32-year-old Thompson, Man. resident was released and is scheduled to appear in Thompson Court on Feb. 22, 2019.

A 38-year-old man wanted on a warrant for fraudulent use of a credit card and breach of recognizance order condition was located in a vehicle near the Brandon Regional Health Centre. His order condition stated he was not to be in the city. The Sioux Valley First Nation man was arrested for a court appearance on Monday.

Nov. 26: Break, enter and theft

BPS members responded to a call of break, enter and theft at a residence in the Brentwood Village Trailer Court at about 7:52 p.m. Monday. A suspect allegedly broke into the residence sometime between 6 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 7:45 p.m. that evening by kicking in the door. According to the complainant, a gun safe and its contents; which included five rifles, two shotguns, two handguns, a crossbow and multiple knives and swords; were stolen.

Police are investigating the matter.

Nov. 27: Theft, drug possession

At about 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, a loss prevention officer at a business on the 900 block of Victoria Avenue reported that they had a female in custody for theft. The 37-year-old Brandon woman was seen hiding several items in her purse. BPS officers also found a needle and a vial of methamphetamine on her person.

The woman was arrested for theft and possession of a controlled substance and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 24.

Four arrest warrants were also executed on Tuesday, one in the morning and three in the afternoon. The first involved a 65-year-old Cypress River, Man. man who turned himself into BPS at about 10:30 a.m. on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court and impaired driving. He was released and scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 27.

At about 1:46 p.m., a 24-year-old female from Brandon turned herself in to BPS for a warrant involving failure to appear in court. She was released and scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 7. A second female, a 17-year-old youth from Brandon, turned herself in about two hours later based on an arrest warrant for breach of probation. She was also released for a court appearance on Jan. 8.

Finally, a 21-year-old Brandon woman wanted on a warrant for assault and failure to appear in court turned herself in to BPS just after 4 p.m. The woman was arrested and held in custody for a court appearance on Wednesday.

Nov. 28: Attempted robbery

Police responded to a report of a robbery at about 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday at the south end of a parking lot of a business on the 1500 block of 18th Street. The report suggested a male forced a female to the ground in an attempt to take her purse. The suspect allegedly kicked the victim in the head but failed to gain possession of the purse. She sustained bruising to her cheek.

The man has been described as short and slim with glasses wearing a blue jacket with yellow reflective stripes. Police continue to investigate.

About an hour earlier, Chemawawin RCMP reported that a 29-year-old man from Easterville, Man. turned himself in based on a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear for prints. The man is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 3.

Another 29-year-old man, this one from Brandon, failed to report to BPS between Oct. 19 and Nov. 23 as part of a condition of his recognizance order. Police located the man at about 4:30 p.m. and arrested him with a court appearance set for Thursday.

BPS members responded to a call of a disturbance at a residence on Cornell Bay Wednesday night. A 23-year-old, intoxicated man who, it was later learned, was bound by a recognizance order condition not to consume, was found inside the residence and arrested.

The man was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

Finally, at about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, police officers found a 16-year-old Brandon girl near 10th Street and Louise Avenue who was reported to have run away on Wednesday evening. The youth was found to have a warrant for breach of recognizance and was arrested for a court appearance on Thursday.

 

Anyone with information on an unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at (204) 727-TIPS (8477), visiting www.brandoncrimesstoppers.com, or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000 for information that leads to the solution of crime.

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