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October 06, 2017

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Garage Break and Enter 

On Thursday morning police attended to a residence on the north hill for a break and enter to a garage that had occurred overnight.  The suspect(s) gained entry through the garage walk-in door and took a wallet from the vehicle containing a large amount of cash. Also stolen was medically prescribed marihuana which was in the owner’s control under the authority of a possession certificate, along with devices used to administer the marihuana.  There are no suspects and police continue to investigate.


Shed Break and Enter 

On Thursday morning police attended to a residence in the downtown area for a break and enter to a shed that had occurred overnight.  Taken from the shed was an air compressor, pressure washer, axe, fuel tank, and stereo equipment.  Stolen from the backyard was a red Toro 721 snowblower, and a lift of pressure treated lumber.  There are no suspects and police continue to investigate. 


Domestic Assault

At 11:50 a.m. Thursday, a female reported that she had been assaulted by her common-law boyfriend in their residence located in the north end of Brandon.  The accused had struck the victim in the head area with an electronic tablet and pulled her hair.  The male left the home prior to police arrival but attended to the BPS office to turn himself in later in the day.  The 21-year-old Brandon male was charged with Assault, and released on conditions to have no contact with the victim.  He will make his first court appearance in November.


Domestic Assault/Arrest Warrant Requested 

At noon Thursday, police attended to a report of a disturbance in a business parking lot in the 1100 block of 18th Street.  It was found that a female had escaped from a vehicle there, and fled from her boyfriend who had assaulted her over the previous 12 hours.  The accused had choked, punched and slapped the victim, and refused to let her leave their residence during which time he also threatened to kill her.  At some point, the couple left their residence in Rivers where the female was being held against her will and attended to Brandon together.  It was while they were in Brandon that police first became aware of this matter when BPS were called to the 1100 block of 18th Street.  After the victim escaped the vehicle in the parking lot, the accused attempted to regain control of her but was scared off by a passerby.  The accused then fled the area.  A warrant of arrest has been issued for the accused, Matthew Brian Dickenson, age 26 years, of Rivers, MB, as police were not able to locate him.  The accused has been charged and the warrant of arrest issued for Assault, Uttering Threats to Cause Death, Forcible Confinement, Choking to Overcome Resistance, and Take a Motor Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent.


Domestic Assault/Arrest Warrant Requested 

At 1:35 p.m. Thursday, a female attended to the BPS office and reported that she had been assaulted by her former boyfriend outside of her residence earlier in the east end of Brandon.  She was shoved to the ground during an argument, grabbed around the neck, and then dragged.  After escaping the accused’s control, she fled into the home.  A few minutes later she noticed her vehicle was gone from the driveway of her residence and her former boyfriend was no longer outside the home.  She then attended to BPS to report this assault to police.  A warrant of arrest has been issued for the accused Frederick John Duck, aged 33 years, of Winnipeg.  The accused has been charged and a warrant of arrest issued for Assault.  The vehicle missing from the driveway has yet not been located and has been placed onto the national police database as stolen.  The vehicle is a 2002, Dodge Caravan, blue in colour, Manitoba license HHV 371.  The investigation continues into who may be responsible for the vehicle theft. 


Domestic Assault

At 6 p.m. yesterday, a female attended BPS to report that she had been assaulted by her husband in their home on Wednesday evening around 9:30 p.m.  The accused attended to the couple’s former residence in the south end of Brandon where it is alleged he assaulted her.  She was not injured as a result of this incident and required no medical treatment. The accused attended to BPS to turn himself into police after he was contacted.  A 45-year-old male from Shilo was lodged at the Brandon Correction Centre to appear in court this morning and faces a charge of Assault. 


Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries 

At 2:39 a.m. today, police were called to a motor vehicle accident in the 500 block of Lorne Avenue.  Investigation has led police to believe that just prior to emergency services being called to the scene, a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am was proceeding eastbound on Lorne Avenue at a high rate of speed at which time the driver lost control and collided with a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse which was proceeding westbound on Lorne Avenue.  There were two occupants in the Grand Am, a 19-year-old female passenger from rural Manitoba, and a 20-year-old female driver from Brandon.  The 19-year-old passenger was unresponsive and unconscious when emergency services arrived and was severely injured.  She was extracted from the vehicle by Brandon Fire and Emergency Services personnel using the Jaws of Life, transported to BRHC, and subsequently transported by life flight to Winnipeg.  Her condition is not known at this time.  The 20-year-old driver of the Grand Am showed signs of intoxication and a demand for blood samples was made to her by police at BRHC.  She consented to providing those blood samples.  She remains at BRHC and is conscious and alert, however, no further information is available to police on her condition.  The 2011 Chevy Traverse contained four occupants.  The three passengers were unhurt. A roadside demand for a breath sample was made on the Traverse driver, a 20-year-old female from Brandon, as it was believed that she had consumed alcohol prior to driving.  The female provided a roadside sample of her breath in accordance with the demand, which resulted in a “Warn” reading being obtained.  The “Warn” reading indicates she had consumed some alcohol prior to driving but not in sufficient quantity to satisfy an arrest and breathalyzer demand.  In accordance with the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act, the 20-year-old female driver of the Traverse was issued a 72-hour driving suspension as a result of the “Warn” reading.  The police investigation into this matter continues, and the public will be updated once the samples of blood obtained from the 20-year-old driver of the Grand Am are analyzed. All charges being considered by police will proceed once the blood sample analysis is complete, and released to the public through a press release.


Impaired Driver 

At 2:47 a.m. today, a male called police and reported that his truck had been taken from his girlfriend while she was at a licensed drinking establishment in the 3100 block of Victoria Avenue.  Police encountered the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop when the vehicle was located in the 900 block of Princess Avenue.  A 35-year-old male from Dauphin was operating the vehicle and found to be under the influence of alcohol.  He was arrested and refused to provide samples of his breath in accordance with a police demand for samples.  He was lodged at the Brandon Correctional Centre to be released later today when sober.  He is facing charges of Impaired Driving and Refusing to Provide Samples of his Breath.  The allegation into the vehicle being stolen remains under investigation at this time. 


Break and Enter/Mischief to Property 

At 2:56 a.m. today, police were called to a disturbance in the downtown area.  A 27-year-old female from Brandon was taken into custody and lodged at the Brandon Correctional Centre to be released on charges later today when sober.  Investigation revealed that the female attended to a residence and attempted to gain entry by smashing a window to the door in the suite.  Once the glass was broken, she reached inside in an attempt to gain entry to the suite.  She was not able to gain entry and went to the parking lot area where she damaged a vehicle there.  She is facing charges of Break and Enter with Intent, and Mischief to Property under $5,000. 



At 4:36 a.m. today, emergency services personnel attended to a residence in the downtown area.  A fire on the lawn outside a residence was extinguished by Brandon Fire and Emergency Services.  Investigation has led police to believe that this fire was deliberately started.  There was minor damage to the siding on the exterior of the home.  This investigation continues with the support of the Office of The Fire Commissioner.  Any updates on this matter will be included in further press releases. 


Other Arrests

Two people were arrested for Breach of the Peace, and one person was arrested under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.  All were lodged at BCC to be released when sober.  One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant of arrest and released from custody to appear in court in November. 


Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).  Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.






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