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Brandon Police Service

1020 Victoria Avenue
Brandon, MB

Emergencies 911

Non-Emergencies 204-729-2345

January 11, 2022

Fraud

On January 10, 2022, police received a report of a fraud in which the fraudsters convinced the victim to send $900 via Bitcoin by pretending to be representatives from Service Canada.  The victim also provided fraudsters with their Social Insurance Number.  The victim received another call from fraudsters pretending to be members of BPS.  The fraudster told the victim that they would be arrested if they did not send more money.  At this point, the victim became suspicious and attended to BPS.

While the victim was reporting the matter in Brandon Police Service front lobby, they received another phone call to their cell phone, and the number on their call display was the Brandon Police Service non-emergency number.  The person on the other end of the phone was pretending to be a member of Brandon Police Service.  The victim gave the phone to the BPS employee who then engaged with the fraudster.

Unfortunately, police are not able to track Bitcoin, so any money sent by victims will not be recovered.  Government agencies will not collect money via Bitcoin, and police do not accept money in any form as an alternative to arrest.  Legitimate business and government phone numbers can be spoofed on your call display by fraudsters, to convince victims to comply with bogus demands.  If you didn’t initiate the phone call, you do not know who you are speaking with.  Do not give personal information, such as SIN number, or banking information over the phone.  If you are ever in doubt, please contact police.

 

Public Mischief

On January 10, 2022, shortly after 8:00 am, police responded to a report of an individual sleeping in a common laundry room of an apartment building.  The male was not a tenant of the building.  He had screwed the door shut to prevent anyone from entering the room. 

Upon the male’s arrest, he provided police with a false name, and he was found in possession of a ‘monkey’s fist’ consisting of a ball wrapped in tape attached to a chain.  Investigation revealed his identity and the fact that the 38-year-old male was not to be in possession of any weapon. 

He was lodged at Brandon Police Service and will appear in court today on charges of Public Mischief, Possession of a Weapon, Fail to Comply with Probation and Mischief to Property.

 

Mischief to Property

On January 10, 2022 shortly before 3:00 pm, police responded to a report of a male who had damaged a door at a family member’s residence by kicking it.  Police located and arrested the 41-year-old male who was under the influence of illicit drugs.  He was lodged at Brandon Police Service and will be released once sober to appear in court on March 28, 2022 on a charge of Mischief to Property.

 

Sexual Assault

On December 29, 2021, police received a complaint of a sexual assault, which occurred in the summer of 2021.  Following the investigation, the 35-year-old male suspect, who is currently an inmate at Headingly Correctional Centre, will appear in court today on a charge of Sexual Assault.

 

Arrest Warrant

On January 10, 2022 shortly before 8:00 pm, police responded to a report of a female who had been using drugs in the washroom of a business in the 1000 block of Middleton Ave.  The female was found to be wanted on outstanding charges of Fail to Comply with Probation.  The 42-year-old female was arrested and lodged at Brandon Police Service. She will be released once sober to appear in court on a later date.

On January 10, 2022, police located and arrested a 47-year-old male who was wanted on outstanding charged of Utter Forged Document.  He was lodged at Brandon Police Service and will appear in court today.

On January 10, 2022, police located and arrested a 22-year-old female who was wanted on outstanding charges of Fail to Attend.  She was later released and will appear in court on March 14, 2022.

 

Breach of Peace

On January 11, 2022 shortly after 4:00 am, police responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence.  One of the residents, a 20-year-old female was found to be intoxicated, and the others in the home were unable to prevent her actions from escalating.  She was arrested and lodged at Brandon Police Service and will be released once sober.

 

Sergeant Kirby Sararas #119

Public Information Officer

Community Support

For media inquiries: (204)729-2373 or k.sararas@brandon.ca

 

For general inquiries or to file a report:

(204)729-2345 or https://www.brandon.ca/police-contact/police-contact

 

Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, www.brandoncrimestoppers.com or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).  Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.

CRIME STOPPERS 204-727-TIPS