24 April 2014
RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY:
Sergeant Dallas Lockhart, #101
Public Information Officer, 729-2373
LAST 24 HOURS
Throughout Wednesday, Police received multiple reports of vehicles being entered, and articles stolen from within. The vehicles were all parked in the southeast area of the City. Information suggests that the vehicles, in many cases, were not locked as no damage was reported to any of them. Articles stolen included cash, cameras and other electronic devices, personal documents, tools, and CD’s/DVD’s.
The Brandon Police Service would like to remind you to lock your vehicle when it is parked and to remove valuables from it or secure them out of sight. If your vehicle has a trunk, it is recommended that valuables be secured there. Make this a part of your overall crime prevention strategy.
Break & Enters:
On Wednesday evening, it was reported that a business in the 600 block 10th Street had been unlawfully entered several days prior and a quantity of merchandise and some cash stolen. This matter is still under investigation.
Also on Wednesday evening, Police received a report of a break, enter, and theft from an apartment located in the 1400 block Lorne Avenue East. Large, home electronics and personal effects were stolen. The investigation identified a suspect who was located and arrested. Most of the property was located. A 16 year old male was lodged at Brandon Correctional Center overnight and will appear in Court today facing the one count of Break, Enter, and Commit Theft.
Search Warrant Executed:
As a result of an ongoing investigation, members of the Criminal Investigation Unit, assisted by Patrol Members, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block Durum Drive looking for property stolen from numerous local businesses. The items stolen included power tools, shop tools, home appliances, and automotive accessories and diagnostic equipment. Many of these items were then sold through various media. The accused, a 26 year old male resident of Brandon, stands charges with 10 counts of theft under $5000.00. He was released from Police custody on conditions and is to appear in Brandon Provincial Court on June 9th. This investigation is continuing.
Warrants for Arrest:
Brandon Police arrested a number of people on various warrants for their arrest.
A 14 year old male was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Center after a Supervision Suspension warrant had been issued for him for failing to comply with conditions of his Probation.
A 36 year old male was arrested on the strength of a warrant held by the RCMP.
A 27 year old male was arrested on the strength of a warrant issued for a parole violation. He was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Center.
Breach of Court Order:
Police were called to a hotel in the 1000 block 18th Street for a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that the female involved, who was intoxicated, was on a Court order with conditions not to have contact with the male involved and not to consume alcohol. As a result, the 30 year old was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Center to appear in Court today.
Distracted Driving Enforcement:
Police conducted a targeted traffic enforcement effort Wednesday afternoon which resulted in 18 tickets being issued. Seven of those were for cell phone use while the others were for a variety of Highway Traffic Act offences including driving an unregistered vehicle, driving with an invalid license, failing to wear seatbelt, and disobey traffic control devices.
Brandon Police also lodged three individuals under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act; all from separate occurrences. The youth who was reported as a runaway from a local group home has returned to the residence. A Brandon resident was also taken into Police custody under the authority of the Mental Health Act and was later admitted into a health care facility.
Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 727-8477. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. Your call will not be recorded or traced. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.
CRIME STOPPERS 727-TIPS