Brandon man faces slew of charges after stealing truck and driving drunk

Brandon police report, Aug. 12, 2014

SGT. DALLAS LOCKHART, Public Information Officer

Just after 4 a.m. this morning, police were called to the area of Neepawa Drive after a resident reported that a pickup truck had gone racing past his residence a couple of times with a front tire missing and traveling on the rim. As police entered onto Parkdale Drive, the suspect vehicle drove head-on towards the patrol car but at the last moment, swerved into a residential driveway striking another vehicle parked there. The 18-year-old male driver was apprehended still behind the wheel of the truck. The suspect showed signs of impairment and was arrested for impaired driving. The accused provided breath samples which indicated that his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. Subsequent investigation determined that the truck had been stolen from Buttercup Bay earlier in the morning with the use of the key which had been left in it. It was also determined that the accused had no driver’s license and is also on probation which he was in breach of. The accused was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and will appear in court to answer to the charges on Aug. 18.

Breach of conditional sentence order

On Monday morning at approximately 8:40 a.m., a vehicle stop was conducted in the 1700 block Maple Avenue. The 39-year-old female operator was found to be driving without a driver’s license and she was ticketed for that offence. It was also determined that she was on a Conditional Sentence Order and was in breach of several conditions of that. The Brandon resident was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and Probation Services notified.

BPS arrest warrant executed in Winnipeg

On Monday afternoon, Winnipeg Police Service advised that they had arrested a 17-year-old male on the strength of a warrant for arrest held by BPS. The warrant was for the offence of theft under $5,000 and the accused was later released from custody to appear in Brandon Provincial Court on September 9th.

Breach of Undertaking

On Monday evening, it was reported that a person was passed-out in front of City Hall. Members attended and located a 45-year-old female from Birdtail Sioux First Nation in an intoxicated state. A records check showed that she is the subject of an undertaking with an included condition to abstain from the consumption of alcohol. The accused was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and will appear in court this morning.

Theft of motor vehicle, cellphone

At about 11:15 p.m. on Monday evening, a pizza delivery driver returned to the business in the 1800 block Queens Avenue. The driver had parked his vehicle on the street outside of the business and had ran inside.  As he returned to his vehicle, he found a male in the driver’s seat attempting to drive away. The driver was able to prevent the suspect from driving off and the suspect jumped out and started to walk away. It was at that time that the driver noticed his cellphone was missing from his car so he pursued the suspect, apprehending him and holding him until police arrived on scene. The 33-year-old male suspect, who was intoxicated, was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre to appear in court this morning charged with theft of motor vehicle and theft under $5,000 for stealing the cellphone.


Three individuals were taken into custody in separate incidents under the Mental Health Act.  All were conveyed to an appropriate care facility for treatment.

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