Police arrest 7 individuals for property offences following 2 residential search warrants

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

On October 13, 2021, members of general patrol were following up on a report of abandoned property when they came upon a suspicious male who was moving a large quantity of used power tools, believed to be stolen.  The male was arrested and the property seized.

Further investigation into the stolen property led members of Brandon Police Service Operational Support and Crime Suppression Unit and Major Crimes Section to obtain warrants to search two residences during the afternoon of October 13, 2021.  One residence located in the 800 block of 16th street and the other in the 100 block of 8th street N.

During the searches, police located a large number of items confirmed to be stolen property, including tools and power tools.  Police also located a number of items believed to be stolen, however further follow-up is required to determine ownership.

Arrested were a 34-year-old male, a 44-year-old male, two 37-year-old males, a 39-year-old male, and a 46-year-old male.  They were later released to appear in court on December 12, 2021 on charges of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Also arrested was a 44-year-old female who was the subject of outstanding charges.  She was lodged at Brandon Police Service and will appear in court today on the outstanding charges as well as an additional charge of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Note: If serial numbers are available on property you own, it is important to record that information so that if it is ever lost or stolen, then recovered, it may be returned to you.