BPS Blotter: The latest from the Brandon Police Service files

The "BPS Blotter" is a Westman Journal column that includes highlights of the latest law enforcement activities through the previous few days.

Dec. 14: Drug possession and assault

At about 1 p.m. Friday, Brandon Police Service (BPS) received a complaint of an intoxicated male on the 800 block of Rosser Avenue who was seeking a fight with people. The 30-year-old man was arrested and held at the Brandon Correctional Centre (BCC) until sober.

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About an hour later, police responded to an alarm at a group home on the 300 block of Louise Avenue. A 16-year-old, Brandon girl had pulled a knife on another youth, but no injuries were reported in the incident. The girl was in breach of conditions of court orders and had outstanding warrants for assault, uttering threats, mischief and failing to attend court. She was held at BCC until a court appearance scheduled for Saturday.

A traffic stop on the 1700 block of Lorne Avenue at about 3:32 p.m. resulted in a 23-year-old Brandon woman being found in possession of 25.8 grams of cocaine, 1.9 grams of methamphetamine and .9 grams of crack cocaine. The woman, who was driving the vehicle that was stopped, was released for a later court date.

At 4:40 p.m., a 19-year-old Brandon man walked into BPS on a separate matter when officers learned there was a warrant for arrest put out on him for assault and mischief. The man was arrested then released for a later court date.

A 43-year-old Brandon man suspected of slapping and pushing his wife between March 1 and 31, 2018 was arrested and released for a later court date.

There was a report of an assault at a group home on Darrach Bay at about 5:20 p.m. A 17-year-old youth allegedly assaulted one of the workers by punching him in the face multiple times causing injury to the man’s nose. The youth was held at BCC to appear in court on Saturday.

Officers responded to a call at a residence on Alpine Bay at about 6:42 p.m. where a man was banging on the door. The suspect left before police arrived, but returned later and was arrested for breaching a court order to not communicate with the complainant.

Three other arrests on Friday involved individuals being intoxicated in public.

Dec. 15: Outstanding warrants and breach of the peace

Three Brandon men were arrested for breach of peace and held at the Brandon Correctional Centre, while a man and a woman were arrested on warrants.

Dec. 16: Theft and non-compliance

At about 2:35 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a report from a business on the 1000 block of Victoria Avenue where a man had allegedly stolen a $28 bottle of liquor. The 40-year-old was found intoxicated about two blocks away and apprehended. He was arrested and held in custody until a court appearance on Monday.

A 16-year-old Brandon youth was arrested in relation to an investigation into theft at a business on Dec. 12 and 14. The male was released with a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 15.

Staff at a gas bar on the 1600 block of 18th Street reported a man trying to cash stolen lottery tickets. Officers arrived at the scene and learned the 27-year-old was on probation and had failed to comply with an order not to attend the business. The man was arrested and held until a court appearance on Monday.

Another individual was arrested and held at the BCC for breach of peace. They were scheduled to be released Monday morning. An intoxicated person was arrested and held until sober under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.

Dec. 17: Assault, vandalism, attempted break and enter

The Brandon Sherriff’s Office reported that a 42-year-old Rapid City woman with a warrant for her arrest on charges of theft under $5000 had arrived at the courthouse at about 10 a.m. The woman was arrested and later released with a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 17.

At 1:50 p.m. Monday, a report from Cornell Bay reported that two males had broken a window of her residence to get to her 18-year-old son. The incident appeared to be in relation to an altercation that occurred last week at the Shoppers Mall. A 17-year-old Brandon youth and a 22-year-old Long Plains First Nation man were located by police and arrested without incident. Both were released with court appearances scheduled in January and February respectively.

Just a little later, a 21-year-old woman was arrested and charged for theft under $5000 after she was apprehended by staff at a store on the 400 block of Pacific Avenue. The woman allegedly stole merchandise from the store. Police arrested her and she was released with a court appearance scheduled for Feb. 11.

A 31-year-old Carberry man was located at the Victoria Inn in Brandon at about 8:45 p.m. and arrested on a warrant put out by the Winnipeg Police Service. The charges against him included assault, failure to attend for identification, failure to attend court, and four counts of failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking. The man was held at BCC and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

About 15 minutes later, a homeowner in the 400 block of 4th Street reported someone in his yard was attempting to enter into his residence. Police arrived to find a 28-year-old man in the yard holding a tool in his hand and more tools and a flashlight in his possession. Fresh pry marks were found on a shed latch and the suspect was arrested for attempted break and enter, trespass at night, possession of break-in equipment, failure to comply with an undertaking and public mischief. The latter charge involves the man initially giving police a false name.

Once his identity was established, police also determined there was a warrant for his arrest for theft under $5000. The man was held at the BCC for a court appearance on Tuesday.

A 14-year-old female youth was arrested for an assault committed against another female on Dec. 7 outside of the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. The girl was released with a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 22.

Two men were jailed after BPS members were called to an apartment block on the 700 block of 10th Street at about 9:45 p.m. for a disturbance in a hallway. Upon arrival, officers located a 31-year-old man and a 35-year-old man involved in a fight. The younger man was found to be the subject of a recognizance order that included conditions that he abide by a daily curfew and abstain from alcohol, both of which he allegedly breached. He was held at the BCC and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old man, who was also intoxicated, had a warrant for his arrest for theft under $5000. He was held at the BCC and released the next morning with a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 14.

Elsewhere, a man was found passed out at about noon on a bench in front of Walmart. The 53-year-old was highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself. Police held him in custody until he was sober.

Dec. 18: Fraud, intoxication, domestic assault

At about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, a 17-year-old, shoeless girl was found on the 200 block of Park Avenue East in a highly intoxicated state. The girl was medically assessed after attempts to turn her over to a responsible adult had failed, then held in custody until sober.

Fifteen minutes later, a BPS member on general patrol conducted a person check on the 1000 block of Lorne Avenue. A 13-year-old female youth was found to be breaching a curfew condition of the undertaking she is currently bound by. The girl was sober and cooperative, leading officers to release her to a family member after arrest. She is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 15.

Police arrested a 36-year-old Brandon woman for fraud under $5000 related to several NSF cheques being deposited into a local bank between May 3 and Nov. 20. She was released with a court appearance scheduled for Feb. 14.

At about 4:35 p.m., police arrested a 43-year-old Brandon man for domestic assault. The man was also wanted for theft after allegedly stealing the victim’s phone two days before. He was released with conditions and is scheduled to appear in court this coming Monday.

Police responded to a two-vehicle collision on the 3400 block of Rosser Avenue at about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. The driver of one of the vehicles, a 19-year-old Brandon man, was found to be impaired by a drug and in breach of an undertaking with a condition not to consume drugs. He was arrested and released with a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 3.

About an hour later, BPS members responded to a disturbance call at a business on the 900 block of 18th Street North. Police found a 23-year-old man with no fixed addressed in the parking lot upon their arrival. He about $1500 worth of merchandise stolen from the business in his possession and a knife was concealed up his sleeve. The man was arrested and held at the BCC for a court appearance on Wednesday.

Police responded to another disturbance call at 6:53 p.m. on the 3500 block of Willowdale Crescent where they found an intoxicated 43-year-old Sioux Valley woman. She was arrested for breaching an undertaking with a condition not to consume alcohol and held at the BCC for a court appearance on Wednesday.

Two individuals, who appeared to be in an altercation, were seen by police at about 8:37 p.m. on the 1000 block of Victoria Avenue. A 23-year-old Brandon man was arrested for breaching the peace and held at the BCC until sober.

Dec. 19: Trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime

Just after midnight on Tuesday, BPS members executed a search warrant on a hotel room in the 100 block of Braecrest Drive where they located approximately one ounce of cocaine (valued at $3000) and one ounce or $5000-worth of methamphetamine.

A 49-year-old Brandon man was arrested and charged with trafficking meth, trafficking cocaine, breach of recognizance, and possession of property obtained by crime.

A 27-year-old Brandon woman who was present at the time was also charged with breach of recognizance for not complying with a curfew condition. Both were held at the BCC for a court appearance later in the day.

Members of the public with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at (204) 727-TIPS (8477), visit www.brandoncrimestoppers.com or text BCSTIP with your message to CRIMES (274637).

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

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