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'Extra patrols' in downtown area keep police busy

Fights on the street, intoxicated people young and old, and at least one dine-and-dash — mostly in the downtown area — kept police on their feet this past weekend.

According to lengthy police reports released over the weekend, a 19-year-old was arrested at a home on the 100-block of 11th Street just after 9 a.m. in relation to the Mental Health Act. Other than saying she was taken to hospital for examination, police didn’t release any further details.

Later that day on Friday around 1 p.m., a 20-year-old man surrendered to police on an outstanding warrant. He was arrested and taken to the Brandon Correctional Centre.

There was also several arrests of intoxicated people over the weekend.

At about 3:40 p.m. Friday, a 25-year-old man was arrested on the 2000-block of Brandon Avenue for being drunk. He was sent to the drunk tank until he sobered up.

During “extra patrols” in the downtown area — patrols police seem to be highlighting recently — officers arrested a 20-year-old man who had a pocket knife after a group of people were fighting on the 800-block of Pacific Avenue Friday evening. He was in violation of his adult and youth probation orders. He was arrested due to his state of intoxication and held overnight. He was released on Saturday morning on two charges of breach of probation orders and is to appear in court on Oct. 14.

About an hour later, at about 9:40 p.m, a 62-year-old man was arrested in a home located on the 100-block of 13th Street, drunk and causing a disturbance. He refused to leave the home when asked by residents. He was sent to jail and released when he sobered up.

A 16-year-old spent the night in the drunk tank, too, after police found a group of kids in the Garwood Drive area on the street. The teen was found drunk and was cuffed for drinking liquor under age. He was released to a parent later in the morning.

After passing out behind a house on Elderwood Drive, a 23-year-old man was also thrown in the tank as the sun rose at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

And if the drunk tank wasn’t crowded enough, police tossed a 52-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman in there too after Citizens on Patrol Program volunteers reported a group of drunk people behind a downtown business on the 800-block of Rosser Avenue.

When officers weren’t responding to public drunkenness calls, there were fights to break up.

Just before 2:40 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a fight complaint involving two women on the 600-block of Pacific Avenue. One of the women, a 23-year-old, was highly intoxicated and was arrested for breach of peace and sent to jail and later released.

Later on, at 6 p.m. Saturday, two men were fighting on the 1200-block of 10th Street — again, one was highly intoxicated, police say. A 30-year-old-man was arrested for breach of peace and sent to jail.

Around 6 a.m. on Sunday, a 29-year-old women wasn’t fighting — but police say she was trying to pick one. Officers went to a home on the 800-block of Louise Avenue East where the woman was “wanting to fight others,” officials say.

Other calls included a man “prowling about” the Colonial Estates Apartments parking lot at Aagaard Avenue and Aster Crescent. The prowler was located on Queens Avenue East and was found to be intoxicated and unco-operative with police. He was arrested for breach of peace and hauled to jail.

On Saturday evening, two women took off from a restaurant on the 1300-block of 18th Street, leaving an unpaid $170 tab. A 30-year-old woman was arrested nearby and a police investigation revealed she was on an undertaking not to consume alcohol. She was arrested for breaching that undertaking condition and spent the night in jail and will appear in court on Oct. 6.

Meanwhile, on Friday evening, police arrested a 25-year-old woman under the Mental Health Act after leaving the hospital without permission.

» Brandon Sun

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 18, 2014

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Fights on the street, intoxicated people young and old, and at least one dine-and-dash — mostly in the downtown area — kept police on their feet this past weekend.

According to lengthy police reports released over the weekend, a 19-year-old was arrested at a home on the 100-block of 11th Street just after 9 a.m. in relation to the Mental Health Act. Other than saying she was taken to hospital for examination, police didn’t release any further details.

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Fights on the street, intoxicated people young and old, and at least one dine-and-dash — mostly in the downtown area — kept police on their feet this past weekend.

According to lengthy police reports released over the weekend, a 19-year-old was arrested at a home on the 100-block of 11th Street just after 9 a.m. in relation to the Mental Health Act. Other than saying she was taken to hospital for examination, police didn’t release any further details.

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