07 March, 2014
RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY:
Sgt. M.P. Pelechaty #82
Public Information Officer, 729-2373
LAST 24 HOURS
THEFT OF CELLULAR PHONE
A 16 year old Brandon youth was charged for Theft Under $5000 after being found responsible for the theft of a data phone from another student at a local High School. The cellular device was recovered by Police and returned to the owner. The youth was released from custody and will appear in court in April.
ARSON/PRODUCE CANABIS RESIN SUSPECT ARRESTED
As a result of an on-going investigation stemming from an incident in July of 2013, a 27 year old Brandon male was charged yesterday with Arson by Negligence and Produce a Controlled substance, to wit: Cannabis resin. On July 3rd, 2013 Police and Brandon Fire and Emergency Services responded to a fire in the 600 block of 12th Street which resulted in extensive damage to the home and 2 injured occupants. Residents in the neighborhood reported hearing an explosion and evidence to date supports that an explosion occurred. Further investigation revealed evidence that the occupants were allegedly producing Cannabis Marihuana resin which is a potentially volatile process. The two males injured as a result of the blast and subsequent fire, received medical care in Winnipeg for burn injuries. The BPS Crime Support Unit executed a CDSA search warrant at the residence and seized, approximately 113 grams of Marihuana, compressed gases, pressure containers, resin and other evidence of resin production. In addition, based on evidence at the scene, it is believed that the cause of the fire and explosion is a direct result of the accidental ignition of ignitable gasses by sparks and arcing, caused by overloading an electrical circuit. On August 21st, 2013, 32 year old Marty Maxim MATHER, a resident of the home who sustained injury at the scene, was charged with Arson by Negligence and Produce a controlled substance, to wit: Cannabis Resin. As a result of further investigation and consultation with the Department of Justice, the second male injured at the scene was charged for the same offences yesterday. The matter is currently before the courts for Mr. MATHER and the second male was released from custody to appear in court in April.
YOUTH CHARGED FOR VANDALIZING A VEHICLE
A 16 year old Brandon youth was arrested just after midnight last night after Police received a complaint from an Imperial Crescent resident reporting that an unknown teenaged male smashed a window out of a vehicle parked in the area. Police followed the associated footwear impressions in the freshly fallen snow to a residence not far from the scene where the youth was apprehended and found to match the description of the suspect. The youth was subsequently charged for Mischief to Property under $5000 and was released to appear in court, late April. The incident is believed to be a random act of vandalism.
· 1 arrest for Breach of a Court Order
· 1 arrest for Breach of the Peace
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