Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release
On August 28, 2021, police responded to a request to conduct a wellbeing check on a family with small children. Officers located two children, a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old, in the residence alone.
Witnesses report seeing adults leave the residence 5-6 hours prior to police arrival. The children were placed into the care of Child and Family Services.
The two adults responsible for the children were located and arrested on September 2, 2021. The 36-year-old male and 26-year-old female were later released and will appear in court on October 14, 2021 on charges of Fail to Provide Necessaries X2, Child Abandonment X2, and Criminal Negligence X2.