Damaged vehicles, trio of assaults highlight busy night for BPS


Brandon Police Service Media Release

Theft from Vehicles

On Saturday morning, a resident of the 4000 block of McTavish Ave observed a male entering a vehicle nearby.  Police were called and a description was provided of the suspect.  Officers attended and located a male youth in the 600 block of 34th St who matched the physical description.  He was in possession of multiple identification, change purses, a flashlight and other items that appeared to be taken from vehicles in the area.   It is believed that 3 vehicles were entered.    The 15 year old youth from Brandon was lodged at Brandon Correctional Center and was later released to appear in court in May. The youth was also identified as a suspect responsible for a theft from a Manitoba Liquor store in April and was also arrested for that offence.

Damage to Vehicles

Three vehicles in the cities east end were damaged and entry gained overnight from Friday to Saturday.  Vehicles parked in the 100 block of 10th St East, the 300 block of 11th St East and the 100 block of 12th St East had windows smashed.  The vehicles were entered and various items stolen. There are no suspects at this time.


On Saturday afternoon, officers attended to a foster home on Cornwallis Crescent where a resident had assaulted two staff members.  The 17 year old female youth was arrested and charged with two counts of assault.  The youth threatened to continue to assault staff and was lodged at Brandon Correctional.  She was later released on a Promise to Appear with court set for June.

Theft Under $5000, Possession of a Weapon, Resist Arrest

On Saturday afternoon, shortly after  5:00 pm, security at a grocery store in the 1500 block of 18th St reported a shoplifter had left the store and security staff were following him northbound across the parking lot.  Officers attended and located the male suspect in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Richmond Ave.  The male was ordered to stop but he ran away with the officer in pursuit on foot.  The suspect was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.  He appeared to be under the influence of a drug and was found in possession of a machete and two knives.  His backpack was searced and numerous items believed to be stolen were recovered included a hatchet, 4 folding knives and numerous clothing and food items.  The accused, a 28 year old man with no fixed address,  was lodged at Brandon Correctional center to appear in court on Sunday.


On Saturday evening, a man reported he was assaulted by two other males earlier in the day when he exited a local shopping mall accompanied by his girlfriend. The two suspects, an 18 year old man and a 17 year old  male youth, both from Brandon are related and are known to the suspect.  The victim sustained a cut below his eye during the assault.   The two suspects were located, arrested and released to appear in court in June.


On Saturday night, an employee at a foster home on Louise Ave was assaulted by a female resident.  Officers attended and located the suspect, a 15 year old female youth, who was arrested and released to appear in court in May.

Other arrests…..

One man was arrested on an unendorsed arrest warrant and lodged at Brandon Correctional to appear in court on Sunday.

A 20 year old man from Moosomin Sask was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional after he refused to leave a bar on Victoria Ave. He will be charged under the LGCA with failing to leave a licensed premises when asked to do so.