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January 24, 2020

For the last 24 hours.


Fraud/Phone Calls

Recently, call takers at Brandon Police Service advise that they have received calls concerning a common fraud, in which fraudsters call victims, while pretending to represent government agencies.

Some individuals who have received these calls are reporting that the fraudsters are now pretending to represent employees from Brandon Police Service, and the number that appears on call display mimics the official Brandon Police Service phone number.

Please be advised that fraudsters use software that will display the number of the government agency or business they are fraudulently representing.

Some individuals have been threatened by fraudsters with arrest warrants should they not comply with the financial demands. Brandon Police Service does not collect money for taxes, court fees or fines.

If you are the recipient of a phone call, in which the individual is threatening arrest should you fail to comply with their demand for personal information and payment, simply hang up.

Do not give personal information, such as your SIN, or financial information to anyone over the phone. If you have mistakenly provided this information to fraudsters, and have been the victim of fraud, please call 204-729-2345 to make a report.


Possess Property Obtained By Crime/Fraud Use Credit Card

On December 23, 2019, police received a report of the theft of an individual’s purse while they attended a business in the 1500 block of 18th street. The victim later discovered that a credit card left in the purse had been used fraudulently.

An investigation into the use of the credit card led police to discover the identity of the suspect. A warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest.

On January 23, 2020, at approximately 2:00 pm, police responded to a report of the theft of merchandise from a business in the 900 block of 18th street N. A female suspect had been trying on clothing, and left the business wearing some without paying for it.

Police located the female a short distance away; however, she initially provided a false name. Once police learned her identity, they discovered that she was also wanted on charges stemming from the incident reported in December 2019.

The 38-year-old female was arrested and will appear in court on March 19, 2020 on charges of Possess Property obtained by Crime, Theft Under $5000, Obstruct Peace Officer, and Fraud Use Of Credit Card.


Mischief Under $5000

On January 23, 2020, shortly before 5:00 pm, police receive a report of an intoxicated male who was causing a disturbance at a business in the 800 block of Rosser Ave by fighting others and damaging property.

The 22-year-old male was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre due to his intoxication level. He will appear in court on March 19, 2020 on a charge of Mischief Under $5000.


Theft Under $5000

On January 23, 2020, at approximately 2:30 pm, police receive a report of the theft of merchandise from a business in the 1500 block of Pacific Ave. Employees were able to give a description of the vehicle that the suspect left the business in. The suspect’s image was also captured on surveillance.

Police arrested the 40-year-old male several hours later. He was still in possession of the stolen merchandise. He will appear in court on March 16, 2020 on a charge of Theft Under $5000.


Arrest Warrants/Other Arrests

On January 23, 2020, seven individuals were arrested on Arrest Warrants

Four intoxicated individuals were arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre as there was no one to care for them, or their behavior was unsafe and escalating.



Sergeant Kirby Sararas #119

Public Information Officer

Community Support

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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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