Charges laid after police officers assaulted in separate incidents

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Source: BPS News Release

Assault/Assault Police Officer

At 1:20 p.m. Saturday, officers attended a business in the 1500 block of Rosser Avenue, after a report was received that a female who was high on an unknown drug had assaulted another female at that location. The suspect left the washroom of the business, confronted a female not know to her, and struck her across the forehead with a solid eyeglass case which resulted in minor injury to the victim. On police arrival, the 35 year old female suspect who is a resident of Brandon resisted officers’ attempts to arrest her. The suspect went to ground and kicked one of the arresting officers several times in the thigh and shins. The officer was not injured. The suspect was held in BPS cells overnight and will appear before a Justice today charged with assault with a weapon, resist arrest, and assaulting a police officer.

Assault Police Officer/Resist Arrest

At 1:45 a.m. today, officers attended to the area of the 600 block of Franklin Street where residents reported a male not known to them was attempting to gain entry to their home. The 21 year old male from Brandon was located in the area, was intoxicated, and thought he was at his own residence. When police first approached the male, he became aggressive and began throwing punches at police. The officers were able to avoid physical contact and when they attempted to take the male into custody he continued to physically resist police. The male was lodged in BPS cells overnight and will be released from custody later today. He will appear in court in May, charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.