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.

Jan. 3: Break and enter, structure fire

Members of the Brandon Police Service responded to a break and enter in progress at about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, where they found two men removing items from a residence on the 100th block of 18th Street in Brandon. A 38-year-old man and a 19-year-old man, both from the Brandon area, were arrested at the scene and later released with a court date set for Feb. 25.

Earlier the same morning, a 28-year-old woman of no fixed address was arrested on a warrant for extortion and forgery. She was held at the Brandon Correctional Centre (BCC) until a court appearance on Friday.

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At about 1 p.m., officers found a 28-year-old Brandon woman in possession of a purse that was reported stolen by a staff member at a business in the Corral Centre shopping park on Dec. 21. The woman also had a scanner that was stolen from a Coral Centre business. The woman was released with a court appearance scheduled for Jan. 28.

Officers responded to a call of an intoxicated man who refused to leave a business on the 1200 block of 18th Street at about 5 p.m. A 56-year-old man from Brandon was held at BCC until he was sober.

Ten minutes later, other BPS members arrested a 33-year-old Brandon area man on a warrant for breach of probation, assault causing bodily harm and common assault. He was held in custody to appear in court on Friday.

Brandon Police joined Brandon Fire and Emergency Services responding to a fire at a residence on the 400 block of 10th Street at about 8:34 p.m. No one was injured in the blaze, which occurred in an apartment located above a grocery store and is suspected to have started due to an electrical issue. The fire caused an estimated $300,000 damage.

Police responded to a disturbance in a room at a hotel in west-Brandon at about 9:30 p.m. A 46-year-old Waywayseecappo man was arrested after it was determined he had a court order not to communicate with another individual in the room. He was released with a court date set for March 4.

An hour and a half later, a complaint of a domestic related issue sent officers to the 3000 block of Willowdale Crescent where a 32-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, mischief under $5000 and breach of probation. The man was held at BCC for a court appearance on Friday.

Jan. 4: Theft under $5000

Officers conducting a traffic stop on 26th Street at about 1:30 a.m. Friday found that a 46-year-old female occupant from Brandon had an endorsed warrant for three counts of theft under $5000. She was arrested and released with a court appearance set for Feb. 19.

A 36-year-old Brandon man was arrested and charged with two counts of theft under $5000 following a pair of incidents that occurred over two days inn late December. The man was identified through surveillance video that allegedly shows him stealing a gaming console and a laptop from a business on the 100 block of Victoria Avenue. The man will appear in court in February.

Three people were held in custody for breach of the peace.

Jan. 5: Cocaine possession

A 24-year-old woman was arrested when cocaine was found in a vehicle stopped on the 800 block of Pacific Avenue at about 11 p.m. The woman was held at BCC for a court appearance on Sunday.

Six people were arrested on outstanding warrants, while another 12 were arrested under the Intoxicated Person’s Detention Act or breach of the peace. The latter were held in the correctional center until they were sober.

Jan. 6: Police pursuit, concealed weapon

Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act offence at about 8:53 a.m. Sunday. When the driver failed to stop as instructed, officers pursued the vehicle along 6th Street and Park Avenue with speeds reaching 80 kilometers per hour. Police were able to identify the driver and ended the pursuit.

A 37-year-old Brandon man was arrested in relation to the incident the following day. During an interview at the BPS station, the man damaged a chair and was additionally charged with mischief under $5000. He was held over night then released after Promise to Appear documents were filed.

Two people in separate incidents were held under the Intoxicated Person Detention Act at 5:44 p.m. One of the complaints involved an intoxicated man screaming and crying for no apparent reason. Both men were held at BCC until sober.

At 7:14 p.m., an intoxicated 50-year-old man was found injured after an apparent fall on the 800 block of Rosser Avenue. The man was cleared medically then held in custody until sober.

Another intoxicated individual was reported at about 5:44 p.m. The 44-year-old was held at BCC until sober.

About 44 minutes later, a 22-year-old man turned himself in to the BCC when he realized he was wanted on a warrant for being unlawfully at large.

A Brandon man and a woman wanted on endorsed warrants were found on a property on the 600 block of McDiarmid Drive at about 10:20 p.m. The 50-year-old female was had a warrant for theft under $5000, while the 43-year-old male had an endorsed warrant for uttering threats. The pair was arrested and released with a court date set for Feb. 24.

Police did checks on three males on the 900 block of Princess Avenue at about 11:05 p.m. Sunday night. One of the men attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended a short distance away. The 21-year-old from Brandon was found to be carrying a loaded shotgun with the stock removed. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm, resisting a police officer, and public mischief.

The two other men also face charges. A 19-year-old Brandon man was charged with possession of ammunition, public mischief and breach of recognizance, while a 43-year-old man was charged with public mischief and four counts of breach of recognizance. All three individuals were held at BCC for a court appearance on Monday.

Jan. 7: Uttering threats, warrants executed

A 35-year-old Brandon man turned himself in to BPS at about 2:16 p.m. Monday afternoon after he realized a warrant called for his arrest for failure to attend court. He was held at BCC for a court appearance on Tuesday.

Another man, this one a 25-year-old from Brandon, turned himself in at the BCC based on a warrant placed on him for failure to attend for an intermittent sentence. The man was held in custody and has a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.

A 66-year-old Brandon man was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear after he threatened his partner. He scheduled to appear in court Feb. 1.

A 45-year-old Brandon man breached a protection order that ordered him to not have contact with an ex-partner. He was arrested and released on a Promise to Appear at court on Feb. 4.

Police responded to a report of a break and enter at a residence on the 200 block of 11th Street. D.J. equipment was stolen from the premises.

A 25-year-old Winnipeg woman wanted on a BPS warrant for failure to attend court turned herself in to Winnipeg Police. She was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

While responding to an unrelated report at a residence on the 1200 block of 20th Street, BPS members discovered a 34-year-old woman who was wanted on a warrant for failure to attend court. She was held at BCC for a court appearance on Tuesday.

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