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. 18-19: Mischief, domestic assault and impaired driving

Two women were arrested on outstanding warrants put out by the Brandon Police Service. The first, a 27-year-old female from Bacon Ridge was apprehended by Royal Canadian Mounted Police members of the St. Rose Detachment on a warrant for failing to appear in court. She was held in custody for a court appearance on Saturday.

Later, a 33-year-iold Sioux Valley woman was arrested by RCMP members on a BPS warrant for theft, failing to appear in court and failing to appear for fingerprints. She was also held for a scheduled court appearance on Monday.

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Two Brandon men are facing impaired driving charges after being stopped by BPS members in the early morning hours of Saturday. At about 2:10 a.m., a 52-year-old man was stopped on the 2600 block of Victoria Avenue where he showed signs of intoxication. Two breath samples showed he was over the legal blood-alcohol limit.

About an hour and a half later, a 29-year-old male was stopped in the same area and failed two breathalyzer tests. He and the first man are both facing impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level over .08 charges and will appear in court later this month.

Another individual was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and was released when sober.

A 43-year-old Dauphin man was located and arrested Saturday on mischief charges after an incident at a facility on the 400 block of Russell Street on Jan. 17. The man, who allegedly kicked a glass door, was released with a court appearance scheduled in March.

BPS members responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence on Baker Bay at about noon on Saturday where they found a man with a stab wound to his chest. A woman had asked a friend to call police after she was allegedly assaulted by a man in the residence. The injured man was taken to the Brandon Regional Health Center for treatment of  the non-life threatening injury.

A 26-year-old Brandon woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault as a result of the situation. She was scheduled to appear in court on Sunday.

On Saturday afternoon, a 35-year-old Valley River man was taken into custody after a woman reported she had been assaulted by her boyfriend at an undisclosed location. The woman suffered facial injuries in the incident. BPS members located the man nearby, arrested him and held him for a court appearance on Sunday morning.

An individual calling 9-1-1 reported a man in a residence on Cornell Bay was intoxicated and armed with a gun at about 2 p.m. Saturday. Responding officers found an intoxicated woman in the residence. She was arrested for breach of the peace.

Meanwhile, a man was seen outside the building carrying a loaded, 20-guage, sawed-off shotgun. It was determined that the 19-year-old Brandonite had also caused severe damage inside the residence and was in breach of several conditions of a recognizance order. He was arrested and held at the Brandon Correctional Centre for a court appearance on Sunday where he faced charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and breach of recognizance.

A 22-year-old Brandon man with several warrants out for his arrest was located at a disturbance on the 200 block of College Avenue East Saturday evening. The warrants were related to weapons offences. A second individual at the same location, a 23-year-old Brandon man, was also arrested on a warrant for breaching several conditions of a recognizance order. Both men were scheduled to appear in court on Sunday.

Three people other people in unrelated incidents were also arrested Saturday for breach of the peace or public intoxication.

Jan. 20: Domestic assault

A woman reported that she had been punched by her common-law spouse at a hotel in downtown Brandon just after midnight Sunday morning. The 34-year-old Brandon man was no longer at the site when officers arrived, but he was located not long after on the 900 block of Rosser Avenue. He was arrested for assault and released for a court appearance in February.

Members of the Carberry RCMP Detachment arrested a 29-year-old Brandon-area man who was wanted on a BPS warrant for failing to appear for fingerprints. The man was held at the Brandon Correctional Centre (BCC) until a court appearance on Monday.

Officers responded to a complaint of an intoxicated individual at a business on 18th Street North at about 10:40 p.m. The man was allegedly harassing customers at the business, leading officers to take the 33-year-old man into custody until he was sober.

Jan. 21: Sexual assault, impaired driving

At about 3 a.m. Monday morning, BPS members located a 44-year-old Brandon woman who was found to have a warrant for her arrest. She was taken into custody and released on a Promise to Appear in court on Feb. 21.

A 22-year-old Brandon man turned himself in to police after becoming aware he was wanted on two warrants for breach of recognizance. He was held at the BCC and scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Another 22-year-old Brandon man was arrested following an incident involving a sexual assault. He was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date scheduled for March 18.

BPS members responded to an assault complaint on the 400 block of 10th Street at about 4 p.m. Monday. It was determined no assault had taken place, but a 44-year-old highly intoxicated man from Brandon was arrested and held at the BCC until sober.

Another complaint involved four intoxicated people in the lobby of a building on the 400 block of 9th Street. Police found three intoxicated men upon arriving and took them into custody. They were held until sober.

In a third incident involved drunkenness, a 29-year-old woman was taken into custody after numerous calls were made to police regarding an intoxicated individual disturbing pedestrians in Brandon’s downtown core. The woman was held at BCC until sober.

A 35-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving and driving over with a blood-alcohol level over .08 after police stopped a vehicle travelling on the wrong side of the roadway on 34th Street. The woman was arrested and released with a court appearance set for Jan. 31.

Jan. 22: Domestic assaults, uttering threats, drug trafficking

BPS members responded to a disturbance at a location on the 600 block of McDiarmid Drive at about 6:13 a.m. Tuesday morning. A 26-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on a warrant for assault causing bodily harm, theft under $5000 and failing to attend. She was held at the BCC for a court appearance on Wednesday.

Officers responded to a call from a female located on the 700 block of 16th Street at about 9 a.m. The caller said she had been threatened by her ex-boyfriend by telephone and was previously assaulted by the man. BPS members located and arrested the 21-year-old Brandon man on three counts of domestic assault and uttering threats. He was released with a court appearance set for Feb. 21.

About an hour later, police responded to a domestic violence call on the 400 block of 5th Street where a 37-year-old Brandon man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend and an outstanding warrant. The woman did not require medical assistance. The man was held at the BCC for a court appearance on Wednesday.

In another domestic disturbance call, a 15-year-old male Brandon youth was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend during the noon hour at a residence on the 100 block of 25th Street. The youth was released with a court date set for Feb. 19.

In Winnipeg, a 24-year-old woman turned herself in to that city’s police service based on a BPS warrant for her arrest for failing to appear in court. She was released with another court date set for Feb. 21.

A vehicle stopped by police at 11:10 a.m. on the 1600 block of Lorne Avenue was found to contain about four ounces of methamphetamines with a street value of $17,850; one ounce of cocaine valued at $2600 and a quantity of cash. Two of the vehicles occupants were also carrying bear mace.

The incident led police to lay several charges on four individuals. A 44-year-old man was charged with trafficking meth and cocaine, and possession of proceeds of crime while a 19-year-old woman is facing trafficking charges. Both were scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old male youth was charged with possession of prohibited weapon and a 15-year-old male youth was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. These two individuals will appear in court on March 5.

At about 2 p.m., a 37-year-old Brandon man with a warrant out on him for failing to attend for fingerprints turned himself into police. He was arrested and released with a court appearance scheduled for Feb. 19.

A 17-year-old female youth was located on Elviss Crescent in Brandon and arrested by BPS officers at about 4:30 p.m. on a warrant for four counts of breach of probation and theft under $5000. She was held in custody to appear in court on Wednesday.

A 44-year-old man was taken into custody for breaching the peace just before 10 p.m. after a disturbance was reported on the 800 block of Pacific Avenue. The man was released once sober.

About an hour and a half later, police responded to a report of a white, 2006 Dodge Journey with Saskatchewan license plates 683 KGM being stolen at a parking lot on the 200 block of 18th Street. An investigation into the matter continues.

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