VEHICLE FIRE – STOLEN VEHICLE

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Brandon Police Service Media Release

VEHICLE FIRE –  STOLEN VEHICLE

At 8:00 AM, Police received a call from an individual who was driving past 17th Street East at Richmond Avenue and heard a very loud “boom” coming from the area of the gravel pits. Members of BPS and BFES attended the area and located a vehicle totally engulfed in flames. The vehicle fire was extinguished and the vehicle was found to be a 2016 Ford F-150. At 12:21 PM, the owner of the vehicle contacted Police and reported that the vehicle was stolen sometime overnight from the 1000 Block of Russell Street. Investigation continues into the cause of the fire and the theft of the vehicle.

POSSESSION OF PROPERTY OBTAINED BY CRIME

On Saturday night, a 34 –year- old male was arrested and lodged at the Brandon Correctional Center for Breach of Probation. At the time of arrest, the male was in possession of a wallet of another male. On Sunday morning a male contacted Police advising that his wallet had been stolen from within his vehicle the night prior. The 34-year-old male from Brandon was arrested for Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and was released to attend Court in May. The wallet was returned to the rightful owner.

IMPAIRED DRIVING

At 1:59 AM, Police conducted a vehicle stop in the 200 Block of 14th Street. The driver of the vehicle was placed on a road side screening device resulting in a Fail. The driver was transported to the Brandon Police Service where breath sample were obtained which exceeded the legal limit. A 38-year-old female from Brandon was arrested for Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mg%. The female was released to attend Court in April.

PUBLIC MISCHIEF / CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON

At 4:20 AM, Police stopped a vehicle in the 1400 Block of Princess Avenue. The driver provided a false name to Police however another officer attended and recognized him from past dealings. The 22-year-old male from Brandon was arrested for Public Mischief and was also found to be in Breach of four conditions of a Recognizance. The male was lodged at the Brandon Correctional Center to appear in Court on Monday.

During this traffic stop, a 23-year-old male passenger was removed from the vehicle and a bulge was noticed in his waistband area. A metal Swiss Arms replica pistol bb gun was discovered. The passenger was arrested for Carry a Concealed Weapon and Possession of a Weapon. The male passenger was released to attend Court in June.

STRUCTURE FIRE

At 6:53 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a fence and garage on fire in the 100 Block of 2nd Street. BPS and BFES members attended and the fire was extinguished. Initial investigation indicates that the fire started at the rear of a garage and spread to a garage on a neighbouring property. Investigation continues into the cause of the fire and at this time it is considered suspicious.

OTHER ARRESTS

Two People were arrested and detained for the Breach of the Peace.