Brandon Police officer allegedly assaulted, female charged

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Source: BPS Media Release

On June 21, 2022 at approximately 7:00 pm, police responded to a report of a female who had just stolen merchandise from a business in the 800 block of 18th street.

Employees watched the female proceed to a vehicle before attempting to drive away when she struck a parked vehicle.  The owner of the parked vehicle attempted to speak with the female suspect, but she assaulted him several times.

When police arrived and attempted to arrest the female, she resisted and assaulted one of the officers several times before she was placed in custody.

Neither the officer nor the owner of the parked vehicle required medical attention because of the assaults.

Investigation revealed that the vehicle she was driving had recently been stolen from the 900 block of 1st street.

The 27-year-old female was lodged at Brandon Police Service.  She will appear in court today on charges of Theft Under $5000, Assault Peace Officer, Resist Arrest, Assault, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X2.  She will also receive several fines under the Highway Traffic Act.