Brandon police arrested a woman in connection with the robbery of a taxi driver Tuesday

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: February 1, 2023 10:36

Police say the cab was also reportedly stolen along with the driver's cell and cash

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On January 31st, 2023 at 6:09 am, Brandon police received a report from a taxi driver that his cab was stolen by two males and one female while in the area of 1st Street and Brock Avenue. Police say the suspects had allegedly threatened the driver with a knife, and stole his phone and money. At 6:27 am, a second report was received that a red Pontiac Montana was stolen from a residence in the 1100 block of 8th Street, while left outside running.  

At 6:41 am, members of the Patrol and Canine unit located the stolen Pontiac Montana unoccupied in the alley of the 900 block between 9th and 10th Street. A Canine track was initiated from the abandoned van leading to a residence in the 1000 block of 9th Street. Police say while at this location, a female suspect exited the residence and was identified as allegedly being involved in the robbery. She was subsequently taken into custody. A further investigation by the BPS Major Crimes Section resulted in a search warrant to this residence leading to the recovery of the stolen cell phone. 

A 25-year-old woman was lodged at BPS and will appear February 1st, 2023 for the following charges: Party to the Offence of Armed Robbery, Forcible Confinement, Uttering Threats, and Theft of Motor Vehicle. 

While officers were executing the above search warrant, a male was found within the residence and in possession of a small amount of Cocaine and Crystal Meth. Police say the same male is bound by a court order not to possess any illegal drugs. A 39-year-old man was arrested and released on conditions to appear in court April 13th, 2023 for the charges of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Crystal Meth and Failure to Comply with Release Order.


On January 31st, 2023, Brandon police attended to a residence on Cornell Bay to arrest a female wanted on an outstanding warrant. An 18-year-old woman was lodged at BPS to appear in court February 1st, 2023 for the charge of Failure to Attend Court. 


On January 31st, 2023 BPS received notification from the RCMP that they had recovered a Buick LeSabre near Virden. The vehicle had been previously stolen on January 31st from a residence on Fraser Crescent. The matter is still under investigation by police.  


On January 31st, 2023, Brandon police attended to a disturbance at a residence on Aster Crescent. As a result of the police investigation, a 29-year-old man was lodged at BPS until morning to prevent a continuation of safety concerns.


On January 31st, 2023, police conducted a pedestrian stop with a known male in the 700 block of Louise Avenue. A check of police records showed the subject had an outstanding warrant for Failure to Attend for Identification. A search incident to arrest resulted in the seizure of a concealed machete. A 25-year-old man was arrested and released with conditions to appear in court March 23rd, 2023 for the charges of FTA Identification and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.


On January 31st, 2023, Brandon police attended to a residence in the 700 block of 9th Street after receiving a report of an intoxicated and suicidal male causing a disturbance. As a result, a 55-year-old man was taken into custody and lodged at BPS. Once sober, he will be provided with access to mental health services.


On January 31st, 2023, police attended to a residence in the 1000 block of Rosser Avenue for a child welfare check. Upon attending, the caregiver was found have a warrant for her arrest. A 29-year-old woman was arrested and lodged at BPS to appear February 2nd, 2023 for the charges of Theft Under $5000 and Failure to Attend Court X3. 

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