Suspect Arrested Following Home Invasion

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Source: BPS News Release

On April 12, 2022, shortly after 11:00 am, police received a report of a home invasion, which occurred at a residence in the 000 block of Willowdale Cres at approximately 5:00 am that morning.

Investigation revealed that a female and two males forced their way into the home and demanded drugs and money from the two occupants.  The occupants were threatened with a knife and struck several times with a shovel, before the suspects stole a watch, cell phones, a smart TV and a Bluetooth speaker.  The suspects then fled the residence.

Shortly before 5:00 pm, police stopped a vehicle at 5th street and Princess Ave.  The 19-year-old female occupant was as identified as a suspect from the home invasion and she was arrested.  In her possession was the stolen TV and the Bluetooth Speaker.  The female suspect was lodged at Brandon Police Service and will appear in court today on charges of Break, Enter and Commit Robbery, Assault X2 and Utter Threats.

The driver of the vehicle stop initially provided police with a false name.  Investigation revealed his identity, and the fact that he was wanted on outstanding charges.  The 30-year-old male was arrested and lodged at Brandon Police Service.  He will appear in court today on a new charge of Public Mischief, and warrant charges of Reckless Discharge Firearm, Unauthorized Possession Firearm.

Police continue to investigate the home invasion.  The victims did not require medical attention following the assaults.