Arrest after man fired BB gun at window

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Brandon Police Service Media Release

At approximately 10:15 a.m., a resident from Cornwallis Crescent reported that a male just attempted to Break into the residence. The caller reported that the suspect was on the deck at the back of the house and tried to break open the door. The homeowner scared the suspect away but he shot a BB gun at a window as he ran off. Police responded to the area and another resident on Cornwallis Crescent advised that a male suspect just broke into their residence and was in possession of a Black Hand Gun. The homeowner attempted to restrain the suspect but he pulled out the gun, pointed it at the homeowner and again fled.  Officers located the suspect hiding in a yard of another residence nearby. A 19-year-old man from Brandon was taken into custody without further incident. He was arrested for Break and Enter, Attempt Break and Enter, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Assault with a Weapon. The suspect was lodged at the Brandon Correctional Center and is scheduled to appear in Court on Monday. Police recovered the black BB gun used by the suspect during these crimes. There are no reported physical injuries to the victims, suspect or Officers during this incident.