Thieves snatch trailer from Brandon business, leave stolen truck in its place
Brandon police report, Aug. 27, 2014
SGT. DALLAS LOCKHART, Public Information Officer
Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, the owner of a business located in the 700 block Highland Avenue reported that a cargo trailer had been stolen from their lot sometime between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. yesterday. The trailer is described as a white Interstate enclosed cargo trailer, 8’ x 20’, chromed checkered-plate stone guard on the front. As this is a new trailer, there is no license plate registered to it.
The owner of the business also reported that a vehicle had been abandoned on their property overnight. The 2004 Ford F350 truck was found to have been reported as stolen from Beausejour. The truck was towed to Brandon PS for forensic examination.
Attempt break and enter
A representative from the Valleyview Community Center, located on Whillier Drive, reported Tuesday morning that sometime between last Friday, August 22nd, and 8:00 AM Tuesday morning, suspect(s) had smashed the glass in the front door as well as a side door, and then attempted to pry open another door. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen.
A resident from Clark Drive reported that overnight someone had started a fire in his recycling bin, completely destroying it. The fire also blackened/scorched the side of his adjacent garage but fortunately, it did not catch fire. There are no suspects or witnesses to this incident which remains under investigation.
Arrest warrants executed
At approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, a 33-year-old male attended to Brandon Police Service and turned himself in as he was aware that a warrant had been issued for his arrest for failing to attend for identification prior. He was arrested on the strength of the warrant and later released to appear in Brandon Provincial Court on Sept. 25.
At about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, members attended to a residence in the 300 block of Second Street in an effort to locate a 26-year-old male who was wanted by Swan River RCMP on an outstanding warrant for his arrest for aggravated assault, uttering threats, and failing to comply with recognizance order. The suspect was located, arrested without incident, and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre to appear in court today.
Breach of court orders
At around midnight, police were contacted by a worker form a local group home who reported that a 16-year-old male resident had left the residence, though he is currently bound by several orders that include a 24-hour curfew. It was determined that the accused had left the residence, returned, and then fled again once he learned staff were aware of his breaches. The accused was located at the home later and arrested. He was lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre to appear in court today facing charges of failing to comply with probation, failing to comply with undertaking, and two counts of failing to comply with recognizance order.
Just after 2 a.m. this morning, a foster parent called to report that there was a male passed-out in her back yard after being out with her foster child. Police located the 15-year-old male, who was highly intoxicated. The 17-year-old female foster child was also drunk and became belligerent. Both were lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre under the Liquor & Gaming Control Act and will be released later this morning to their guardians after receiving a ticket for underage drinking.
At around 4:45 a.m. this morning, police responded with BFES ambulance to a residence in the 300 block of 14th Street to a report of an unresponsive 34-year-old male. The male was transported to BRHC where he was pronounced deceased. Police Service members continue to assist the Medical Examiner’s office with this investigation. At this point, it is considered to be a non-criminal matter.
• On Tuesday morning, a 25-year-old male was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act after members attended to a residence following several complaints about the male. During the incident, the male spat in the face of one of the officers, affecting the officer’s eyes. The member had his eyes flushed and post exposure treatment administered at BRHC. The male was admitted into a care facility.
• On Tuesday evening, three people were lodged from separate incidents due to their intoxication. A 41-year-old male was lodged under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act (IPDA) after he was found passed-out in the 800 block of Rosser Avenue area; a 33-year-old male was lodged to prevent a continuation of a breach of the peace after he refused to leave a residence in the 1900 block of Richmond Avenue; and a 31-year-old male was lodged under the IPDA after he was located passed-out in the 200 block of Eighth Street.
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