Stolen Firearms Recovered

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On January 3, 2023, police attended a residence in the 3300 block of McDonald Ave in search of a 45-year-old male with outstanding charges.  While investigating that incident, police observed two firearms in the residence.  The tenant was not authorized to possess the firearms.  As a result, police seized the firearms and a 28-year-old male was arrested and charged for Unauthorized Possession of Firearms.

On January 4, 2023, Brandon Police Service received a report of a Break, Enter and Theft from a residence in the 2000 block of 26th Street.  Six firearms were reported stolen from the residence.  During the investigation, police were able to confirm that the two firearms seized from McDonald Ave were stolen from the residence on 26th Street.

On January 5, 2023, members of the Brandon Police Service Major Crime Unit and Patrol Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of 16th Street.  During the search warrant, police recovered the four remaining firearms that had been stolen from the Break and Enter on 26th Street.

As a result of the thorough investigation conducted by the Brandon Police Service Patrol Division, Forensic Identification Unit and the Major Crime Unit, police were able to successfully recover the six stolen firearms and prevent them from entering the streets of Brandon.

A 29-year-old female and a 32-year-old male have been arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime x4, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x4, and Careless Storage of a Firearm x4.  The female was later released and is scheduled to appear in court in March 2023. The male was lodged at Brandon Police Service and will appear in court today.  Additional charges are expected in relation to the two firearms that were seized from the residence on McDonald Ave.  Police continue to investigate the Break and Enter.

Anyone with information regarding this B&E and Theft is encouraged to contact Brandon Police Service at 204-729-2345 or https://www.brandon.ca/police-contact/police-contact.