The Brandon Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in solving break, enter and thefts from construction sites.
Police report that sometime overnight between May 6 and May 7, thieves broke into a new home under construction on Whiteash Drive and a mobile home undergoing renovations in a park on Sycamore Drive.
Contractor tools were stolen from both locations.
The stolen items from Whiteash Drive include a Makita Mitre saw, a Makita jigsaw, a DeWalt reciprocating saw and a Prime air compressor.
The items taken from Sycamore Drive include two DeWalt drills, a DeWalt circular saw, a DeWalt finishing nailer and a Mastercraft socket set.
It is unclear whether the incidents are related, but there have been other recent thefts of tools from construction sites.
Contractors are advised to take their tools with them whenever possible, and monitor their work sites closely, in an effort to prevent these expensive crimes of opportunity from occurring.
If you have information about this or any other crime, contact Brandon Crime Stoppers.
Wanted by police
The Brandon Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Charles Robert McKay, who is wanted by police.
An arrest warrant has been issued for McKay, 25, who is charged with assault and failing to attend court.
Police report that on April 28, 2011, a man was charged with assaulting a woman during an argument. The victim was allegedly punched in the head by the suspect during an argument about a computer password.
After being arrested and later released, the suspect failed to attend court on June 30, 2011, and has not been located.
If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Charles Robert McKay or anyone else wanted by police, contact Brandon Crime Stoppers.
» Brandon Police Service
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 19, 2012