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.

Feb. 22: Domestic assault and prohibited weapons

Brandon Police Service members arrested a 33-year-old Brandon man Friday evening following an incident with the man’s wife. The suspect was arrested for domestic assault after allegedly punching his common-law spouse in the stomach. He was scheduled to appear in Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench on Saturday morning.

Officers stopping a vehicle on the 1800 block of 1st Street North Friday night found the occupant in possession of bear spray and a taser. He was arrested for possessing prohibited weapons and will appear in court on April 18.

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Three other individuals were arrested on warrants and another was taken into custody under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.

Feb. 23: Dangerous driving, stolen vehicles

A 24-year-old Brandon man who failed to stop for police McDonald Avenue was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of dangerous driving and flight from police. BPS officers pursued the driver to a road outside of Brandon where the suspect’s vehicle entered the ditch. The man, who was also wanted on two arrest warrants, had a court appearance set for Saturday morning.

A Brandon resident living on 16th Street reported a green and black, 2013 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle with Manitoba license plate 4CX54 had been stolen from the owner’s backyard sometime overnight. BPS members are investigating.

During the afternoon, a shed located on a property on the 400 block of 3rd Street was reported broken into sometime during the previous night. The door to the structure was damaged, allowing suspect(s) to steal a Brodie Hybrid mountain bicycle and a Black and Decker weed trimmer. An investigation into the matter continues.

Finally, a 2006 Ford Mustang car with Manitoba plates GUP 147 stolen from the 900 block of Rosser Avenue after its owner entered a nearby business with the vehicle running. Police are investigating.

Three individuals were arrested for breach of the peace and held at the Brandon Correctional Centre until sober. Four others were held under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and released when sober.

Feb. 24: Assault of a police officer and resisting arrest

BPS members responded to a disturbance complaint Sunday at a commercial property on the 2600 block of Willowdale Crescent where a 23-year-old Brandon woman was causing trouble inside of the business. The woman kicked and spit on officers as they tried to remove her from the premises, leading to five charges of five counts of assault of a police officer and resisting arrest. The woman was scheduled to appear in Brandon Court on Monday.

Meanwhile, officers dealt with three cases of breach of the peace Sunday. One involved a Calgary, Alta. man who was causing a disturbance at a business on Victoria Avenue. The 26-year-old man was located and held at the BCC for breach of the peace, but later released.

An intoxicated, 57-year-old Brandon man refused to leave a business when asked on the 1500 block of 19th Street. Police responded to the complaint and held the man at the BCC until sober. He was later released on a Common Offence Notice for consuming a non-potable substance.

A highly intoxicated, 42-year-old man was reported wielding a knife at a business on Pacific Avenue. BPS members arrested the man without incident. He was held in custody until sober and issued a Common Offence Notice for possession of a weapon in a licensed premises.

Feb. 25: Break and enter, domestic assault

A complaint of a break and enter at a business compound on the 500 block of 11th Street was reported at about 7:25 a.m. Monday. Responding officers learned that two snowmobiles – a 2015 Ski-Doo XRS and a 2018 Ski-Doo Freeride – were stolen.

At 2:27 p.m. Monday, police learned of an attempted vehicle theft on the 300 block of Franklin Street. The steering column was detached and the vehicle was apparently scoured for valuables.

On the 3000 block of McDonald Avenue at the same time, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the area. Once there, BPS members witnessed both parties involved in the incident assaulting each other, leading police to charge both the 19-year-old Brandon woman and a 21-year-old Brandon man. The woman is facing an assault with a weapon charge and has a court date scheduled for April 1. The man was charged with assault and will appear in court on March 25.

Several BPS warrants were filled by local officers alongside one by the Winnipeg Police Service. The latter involved the arrest of a 33-year-old Winnipeg woman wanted for impaired driving, failure to attend court, driving with a blood-alcohol level over .08 and failure to appear for fingerprints. She was scheduled to appear in court in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

The other warrants involved a 14-year old youth who turned herself in to face charges of theft of a motor vehicle, three counts of breach of undertaking and failure to attend for fingerprints; a 48-year-old Griswold-area man wanted for being unlawfully at large, failure to attend court and breach of probation; and a 21-year-old Brandon man wanted for possession of a stolen credit card, breach of probation and possession of property obtained by crime.

Members of the public with information about an unsolved crime are asked to contact Brandon Crime Stoppers at (204) 727-TIPS (8477), visit brandoncrimestoppers.com, or text BCSTIP and 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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