CONST. SHANNON NEFF, RCMP Media Relations
On Aug. 10, 2014, just before 3:30 a.m., Portage la Prairie RCMP received report of a home invasion at a residence in Portage la Prairie, Man.
Investigation revealed that the homeowner heard a knock at the front door and, upon looking out the window, he saw a female standing outside. He proceeded to open the door and two males pushed their way into the residence. The males held the victim at knifepoint and robbed him of a number of items in his home before fleeing the scene.
No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
The suspects have been identified as 34-year-old Walter Darrell Bradburn and 41-year-old Curtis Lance Asham, both of Portage la Prairie, Man. Charges of Break and Enter, Robbery with a Weapon, Uttering Threats and Unlawful Confinement have been laid against both males.
Warrants of arrest have been issued for both Walter Darrell Bradburn and Curtis Lance Asham.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals are asked to contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.manitobacrimestoppers.com, or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to Crimes (274637).
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UPDATE – On Aug. 12, 2014, Walter Bradburn was located and arrested. He is currently being held in police custody and scheduled to appear in Portage la Prairie court on Aug. 13, 2014.
The arrest warrant for Curtis Asham is still outstanding.
The RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.
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UPDATE — On Aug. 19, 2014, the Manitoba Integrated Warrant Apprehension Unit, with the assistance of the Winnipeg Police Tactical Unit and the Winnipeg Police Dog Unit located and arrested Curtis Asham in Winnipeg. He is currently being held in police custody and scheduled to appear in Portage la Prairie court on Aug. 20, 2014.
The RCMP would like to thank the Manitoba Integrated Warrant Apprehension Unit, Winnipeg Police Service, the public and the media for their assistance.