RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY:
Sergeant Dallas Lockhart, #101
Public Information Officer, 729-2373
LAST 24 HOURS
Break and Enters:
Two different premises were reported as broken into and articles stolen from within.
During Sunday’s early morning hours, a garage in the 100 block Louise Avenue was entered through an unlocked door and two mountain bikes were stolen along with a snowboard.
Also during the early morning hours of Sunday, a residence in the 100 block 16th Street was broken into causing damage to both doors as well as some windows. It appears that only a single small item of minimal value was stolen and the motive for the break-in is unknown at this time.
Both matters are still under investigation.
Fraud, Forgery, and Theft:
A 31 year old male, currently residing in Neepawa, is facing charges of Fraud Under $5000, Theft Under $5000, and Uttering a Forged Document after the investigation showed that he stole a cheque, filled it out to himself, and presented it to a bank. The offence occurred while a friend of the accused’s was house-sitting for the complainant, who was out of the country for several months over the winter. The accused is to appear in Brandon Provincial Court on June 26th on these charges.
A 22 year old male was lodged under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act after he was found passed-out in the hallway of a building in the 700 block Rosser Avenue.
A 38 year old, intoxicated female was lodged to prevent a breach of the peace as she was causing a disturbance in a residence in the 2700 block McDonald Avenue: she was released once sober.
Two males, from separate incidents, were also lodged at Brandon Correctional Center under the Liquor & Gaming Control Act after they were found in a highly intoxicated state from consuming non-potable substances. Both were released from custody with a ticket for that offence.
Two other persons were assisted by Police under the Mental Health Act: both were subsequently conveyed to health care facilities for care.
Distracted Driving Enforcement:
Police continued the targeted traffic enforcement program for distracted driving over the weekend with it running during specified hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. From the three days, a total of 30 tickets were issued with 11 of those for cell phone use. The other tickets were for a variety of Highway Traffic Act offences including no seatbelt, no insurance, disobey traffic control devices, and other moving violations. The program continues until the end of April and the month’s statistics will be released upon the conclusion.
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