Brandon police made a series of liquor-related arrestes on Thursday and early Friday.
They say Friday morning that, in the previous 24 hours, they had taken at least five people to the drunk tank, and had also arrested two shoplifters.
The daily litany of petty crimes began at about 10 a.m. on Thursday, when officers found a highly intoxacted man sitting in the front lobby of a business in the 200-block of 10th Street. The 33-year-old was taken to sober up.
Another man, 46, was reported passed-out drunk in the 200-block of 25th Street around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. With no place to go, police gave him a room at the jailhouse until he sobered up.
Then, at about 5:20 p.m., a 36-year-old man was also taken into custody, for his own safety, police say, after he showed up at the hospital so drunk he couldn't be medically assessed.
At some point during the day, police also had to deal with a 14-year-old Souris girl who showed up intoxicated at a Brandon group home. She was taken to sober up, and was at first going to be released Friday morning with a ticket for underage drinking, but officers also found that she breaching a court order, and they are going to hold her a while longer until that's sorted out.
Frinally, a 25-year-old man was hauled up to the drunk tank around 5 a.m. on Friday; he had been causing some kind of a disturbance outside a home in the 400-block of 25th Street. Police had also removed him from a different home nearby, ealier in the night, after he caused some problems there. This time, they kept him.
The two shoplifters were both female. One, a 50-year-old woman, was arrested by police after employees of a store in the 900-block of Victoria Avenue apprently caught her stealing about $36 worth of merchandise. She's got a date in court of Oct. 20.
A 27-year-old woman was also arrested, after security spotted her stealing about $100 worth of product from a store in the Brandon Shoppers Mall. She, too, was turned over to police, and has a court date now of Oct. 9.