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March 27, 2020

Robbery with a Weapon

On March 27, 2020, shortly after 1:00 am, police responded to a report of a robbery.  A taxi driver reported picking up the suspect, and while en route to the destination, the suspect threatened the victim with a knife. 

The suspect put the driver in a choke hold from behind while the vehicle was in motion.  The driver managed to pull over and stop the vehicle.  He sustained minor injuries before he was able to flee.  His injuries were not the result of the knife.

The suspect stole the driver's wallet, containing cash, and fled.  It was not recovered.

Investigation quickly led police to learn the identity of the 15-year-old male suspect.  Police canine was successful in tracking the suspect to the residence where he was hiding. 

Once arrested, the suspect was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and will appear today on charges of Robbery with a Weapon, Assault by Choking, and Fail to Comply with Probation.

Suspicious Vehicle Fire

On March 27, 2020, at approximately 5:00 am, police responded to a report of a disturbance on Cornell Bay as people were fighting.  Witnesses also reported seeing a truck drive down the street while the cab of the truck was on fire. 

By the time police arrived on scene, the truck was stopped, and engulfed in flames.  The individual who had been operating the vehicle had fled. 

Members of Brandon Fire Emergency Services extinguished the fire before it was towed.  Nobody was injured in this incident.  The investigation is ongoing.

Robbery with a Weapon

On February 13, 2020, police received a report of a robbery which occurred at a residence.  Investigation revealed that the 34-year-old female suspect used bear mace on the victim to steal over $1000.  The victim was acquainted with the suspect.

Police were unable to locate the suspect.  A warrant for her arrest was issued.  She was arrested on March 26, 2020, after she called police herself for assistance in a separate matter.  She was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and will appear in court today on charges of Assault with a Weapon, Possession of Prohibited Weapon, and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon contrary to Prohibition Order.

Stolen Vehicle

On March 26, 2020, police received a report of the theft of a vehicle.  The theft is believed to have occurred between 4:30 pm on March 25, 2020, and 8:00 am on March 26, 2020.  The vehicle is described as a yellow, 1987, Dodge D150 pickup, with Manitoba license CFY 266.  It was stolen from a business in the 4800 block of Victoria Ave E.  Anyone with information on this theft is encouraged to contact Brandon Police Service.

Theft Under $5000/Fail to Comply with Release Order

On March 26, 2020, shortly after 12:00 pm, police responded to a report of theft of merchandise from a business in the 900 block of 18th street N.  Employees prevented the 24-year-old suspect from leaving the business, and he was arrested by police. 

The suspect was also the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant.  He was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and will appear in court today on charges of Theft Under $5000, and Fail to Comply with Release Order.

IPDA

On March 26, 2020, police responded to a report of an individual who was lying in a back-lane on Garwood Drive, at noon.  The suspect was found to be intoxicated, with no one to care for him.  He was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre until sober.

Fail to Comply with Release Order

On March 26, 2020, police conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of Princess Ave at approximately 2:15 pm.  The vehicle was unregistered, and the 37-year-old male driver was disqualified from operating a vehicle.  He was also to abide by conditions to have no contact with a passenger in the vehicle. 

He was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and will appear in court today on a charge of Fail to Comply with Release Order.

Arrest Warrant

On March 26, 2020, police responded to a report of a suspicious individual knocking on multiple doors in an apartment building in the 600 block of Douglas St, shortly after 6:00 pm.  Police located a 42-year-old male there who was the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant.  He will appear in court at a later date on a charge of Personation with Intent.

IPDA

On March 26, 2020, shortly after 8:00 pm, police responded to a report of an intoxicated individual in the 800 block of Pacific Ave who was crawling on the ground.  A 57-year-old male was located there, and was unable to care for himself.  He was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre until sober.

Breach of Peace

On March 27, 2020, shortly after 1:00 am, police responded to a report of an individual who was passed out, outside a residence in the 500 block of Louise Ave.  Police located an intoxicated 17-year-old female. 

Police were able to turn her over to sober adults; however, approximately one hour later, she was causing a disturbance in the residence by throwing things around.  The adults caring for her were unable to continue to care for her.  She was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and will receive a fine under the Liquor, Gaming, and Cannabis, Control Act for Consumption of Liquor by a Minor.

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