Rifle seized during search warrant

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Photo: Brandon Police Service

Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

Members of Brandon Police Service executed two search warrants on Thursday for firearms.

The first one was conducted in the 100 block of 18th street. Members of Brandon Police Service General Patrol, and Traffic Units had the area blocked off to traffic and pedestrians over the noon hour. Six individuals left the residence on their own accord prior to the executing the warrant. They were detained while members of BPS Tactical Response Unit worked in the area. One of the six individuals, a 24-year-old male was wanted on charges issued by the RCMP. He was arrested and will appear in court in Dauphin on August 6, 2019 for Breach of Probation. The other five individuals were released without charges.

Three individuals remained inside the house; however, they exited peacefully and were detained by members of the Tactical Response Unit. Once their identities were confirmed, they too were found to be wanted on arrest warrants, or in breach of court ordered conditions, which were unrelated to the search.

A 24-year-old female was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre. She will appear in court today on charges of Theft Under, Breach of Probation, and Fail to Appear in Court.

A 42-year-old female was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre. She will appear in court today on charges of Breach of Recognizance.

A 39-year-old male was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre. He will appear in court today on charges of Possess Weapon Dangerous X 3, Possession of Prohibited Weapon X 2, Breach of Undertaking, and Fail to Appear in Court.

The result of the first search was negative.

The second search was conducted at approximately 4:00 pm in the 3500 block of Willowdale Cres. During this search police located a high powered sawed off rifle. An 18-year-old female was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre. She will appear in court today on charges of Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Firearm, Unsafe Storage, and Possess Firearm with Ammunition.