Inmate charged for threatening to shoot Brandon cops

Brandon police report, Sept. 3, 2014

SGT. DALLAS LOCKHART, Public Information Officer

While in custody at Brandon Correctional Centre in May and June of 2014, a 39-year-old male from Matlock, Man., made statements that he was going to shoot police officers the next time he came into contact with them, and that he was going to harm a particular sheriff’s officer the next time he saw him on the street.

The file was referred to Public Prosecutions for an opinion and it directed that charges be laid. As a result, the accused was arrested Tuesday and made an appearance in court during which he was remanded into custody.


• At 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, a 911 call was received of a kitchen fire at a Knowlton Drive residence.  BFES attended to extinguish the fire and police service members attended as per protocol. The fire was limited to a pot on the stove and was determined to be non-suspicious in nature. No further police action was required.

• Just before 5 p.m., a vehicle on fire was reported at the rear of a business in the 800 block of 18th Street. The initial report was that the vehicle was fully engulfed and empty.  BFES attended and extinguished the fire which is believed to have started from an electrical short in the light of a visor. The fire is non-suspicious and no further police action was required.

Arrest warrants executed

• A 16-year-old male attended the police station just after 11 a.m. Tuesday on the advice of his probation officer as there was a warrant for his arrest for failing to comply with his probation. The youth was arrested and later released from custody to appear in Brandon Provincial Court on Sept. 30.

• Also just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, members arrested a 25-year-old male on the strength of a warrant for his arrest for two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order of which he is currently the subject.  The arrest occurred at the court house. He was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre and will appear in court Wednesday.

• Members on patrol Tuesday afternoon around 1 p.m. spotted an individual walking in the first block of Ninth Street who they recognized and knew there was a warrant for his arrest for failing to comply with the probation order by which he is currently bound. The 25-year-old Brandon man was arrested on the strength of the warrant and later released to appear in Brandon court on Sept. 29.

Break and enters

• A resident of Magnacca Crescent reported Tuesday morning that sometime over the previous night their shed was broken into by the padlock hasp being pried off. A mountain bike was stolen from the shed once entry was gained.

• At 1:22 a.m. Wednesday, a 911 call was received from a resident in the 300 block of Park Street reporting they woke up to a loud noise and believed someone unknown was in their residence. When the resident yelled out, the suspect fled. When members responded, they located a suspect in a nearby yard and he was taken into custody after the preliminary investigation linked him to the break and enter. A 25-year-old male was taken into custody while the investigation continues.

Breach of court order

Last evening, a worker from a foster home in Brandon dropped off paperwork outlining that two residents were in breach of their respective court order by communicating with each other, when the order prohibited that. As a result of the allegation, two male youths, ages 15 and 16, were arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre for failing to comply with an undertaking. They are scheduled to appear in court today.


• A 43-year-old male was causing a disturbance at a residence in the 1300 block of Rosser Avenue just before midnight and was lodged at BCC to prevent a continuation of a breach of the peace.

• A 30-year-old male was at a licensed premises in the 1300 block of 18th Street and became highly agitated when management there was monitoring him to ensure that he did not drive. The suspect refused to take a cab that was called for him and refused a ride offered. Due to concerns about his behaviour, police were called and the male was subsequently lodged to prevent any further problems. He will be released once sober.

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 $2,000 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.

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