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November 12, 2019

For the last 24 hours.

 

Update: Arson with Disregard for Human Life, 700 block 13th street.

On November 11, 2019 shortly before 6:00 am, police and members from BFES responded to a structure fire at a residence in the 700 block of 13th street. Multiple individuals and pets evacuated safely from the building. There were no injuries reported as a result of this fire. We do not have an estimation as to the extent of the damage to the residence, except to say that it remains uninhabitable at this time.

Investigation into the cause of the fire has led police to determine that it was intentionally set.  Police have obtained an arrest warrant and are currently looking for 25-year-old James LEPINE. Once he is located, he will face a charge of Arson with Disregard for Human Life.

 

Update: Structure Fire 800 block 12th street

On November 11, 2019 approximately 4:40 am, police and members of BFES responded to a structure fire at a residence in the 800 block of 12th street.

When police arrived on scene, flames were visible, and the lone occupant was heard calling for help from within. Several BPS members entered the residence to evacuate the occupant who had mobility issues.

We had originally reported that there were no reported injuries, however, that was incorrect as the occupant did suffer injury due to smoke inhalation, and was admitted to BRHC. The police officers who assisted the occupant also experienced minor injury, including smoke inhalation.

The cause of this fire has yet to be determined and remains under investigation in conjunction with the Office of the Fire Commissioner. We do not have an estimation as to the extent of the damage to the residence, except to say that it remains uninhabitable at this time.

 

Use Forged Document

On August 28, 2019, police received a report of a fraud, in which the suspect cashed two forged cheques. One for $2500 and the other for $950.

Investigation revealed that the cheques had not only been fraudulently written, but they also had been fraudulently obtained, as the account holder never ordered any cheques for that specific account.

Further investigation led police to the discovery of the identity of suspect through the suspects own financial information. Surveillance images from the financial institution where the suspect made the deposit at the time also assisted in confirming her identity.

As the suspect could not be located, police obtained an arrest warrant.

On November 11, 2019, the 31-year-old female suspect was located by the RCMP, as she was found to have a rural address. She was arrested and will appear in court on January 20, 2020 on charged of Use a Forged Document, and Fraud Under $5000.

 

Prohibited Driving

On November 11, 2019 shortly before 11:00 pm, police conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of Victoria Ave. The driver was found to be the subject of a driving prohibition. He was also to abide by conditions, not to be in a vehicle without the vehicle owner present, not to attend a location where the primary purpose is the sale of alcohol and not to leave the province of Nova Scotia. The driver had been observed by police in a beer vendor prior to the stop. The 48-year-old male was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre. He will appear in court today on charges of Prohibited Driving, and Breach of Recognizance X4.

 

Theft Under $5000

On November 10, 2019 at approximately 12:40 pm, police received a report of theft of merchandise from a business in the 1000 block of Victoria Ave. The suspect left the business; however, police were able to identify him through video surveillance footage. A search for the suspect following the theft was unsuccessful.

The 42-year-old male suspect turned himself in to police on November 11, 2019. He was arrested and will appear in court on January 6, 2020 on a charge of Theft Under $5000.

 

Arrest Warrant

On November 11, 2019 at 11:30 am, in the 300 block of 9th street, police came across a 39-year-old male pedestrian who was the subject of several outstanding arrest warrants. He was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre to appear in court today on charges of Theft Under $5000 X 5, Breach of Probation, and Fail to Attend Court.

 

Arrest Warrant

On November 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm, in the 000 block of 10th street, police came across a 44-year-old male pedestrian who was the subject of outstanding arrest warrants as he had failed to appear in court on October 28, 2019. He was arrested and will appear in court on November 25, 2019 on charges of Fraud Under $5000 and Fail to Attend Court.

 

IPDA

On November 11, 2019 at approximately 5:30 pm, police came across a male who was passed out due to consuming alcohol and drugs in the vestibule of a business on the 400 block of 9th street. As the male was in no condition to care for himself, he was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre until sober.

 

Theft Under $5000

On October 31, 2019, police received a report of the theft of approximately $60 in merchandise from a business in the 900 block of Victoria Ave. The suspect left the business and area and was not immediately located. Video surveillance from the business assisted police in identifying the suspect as a 25-year-old male. He was located and arrested on November 11, 2019. He will appear in court today on a charge of Theft Under $5000.

 

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