Suspect arrested after claiming to be a police officer from Winnipeg

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On May 8, 2023, police received a report of a male suspect attending to a business in the 3100 block of Victoria Ave claiming to be a police officer from Winnipeg.  Prior to attending the business, the suspect repeatedly called the business with the same request.  The suspect advised employees he was looking for video surveillance from the business.

On May 9, 2023, police learned the same suspect attended another business in the 2500 block of Victoria Ave claiming to be a police officer from Winnipeg who was looking for video surveillance.

Police learned the identity of the male suspect and further investigation revealed that the 31-year-old male from Brandon was looking for information on his ex-girlfriend.  Police also learned that in spite of a no contact order, he continued to attempt to make contact with her daily.  He was also wanted on outstanding charges of Criminal Harassment.  The suspect is not a police officer.

On May 9, 2023, police located and arrested the suspect.  He was lodged at Brandon Police Service and will appear in court today on new charges of Personating a Peace Officer X2, Criminal Harassment, and Fail to Comply with Release Order.