On May 18, 2021, shortly after 6:00 am, police came across a male in the 400 block of 11th street, who was wanted on outstanding charges. The male fled on foot in an attempt to evade police, and threw a backpack into a residential yard in the process.
The 24-year-old male was apprehended and arrested in the 400 block of 8th street. Police discovered a loaded Cooey 12 gauge sawed off shotgun with the serial number ground off in the backpack he discarded.
He was lodged at Brandon Police Service and appeared in court yesterday on numerous firearm related offences: Carry a Concealed Weapon, Unauthorized Possession Prohibited/Restricted Weapon Possession of Firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammo, Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime, Firearm: Tampering with a Serial Number Possession of a firearm or ammunition, Contrary to a Prohibition Order, Fail to Comply with a Release Order X 2, Fail to Comply with Probation Order.