Local Roundup — Nov. 22, 2022


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Drugs, guns, tobacco seized

A 52-year-old man from Hamiota is facing multiple charges after Manitoba RCMP officers executed a search warrant at his residence Friday and allegedly discovered a number of illicit items.

The illegal items allegedly seized during the raid, which was conducted by the Yellowhead RCMP and the RCMP’s Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team, include a large amount of cash, pre-packaged cocaine, firearms and cartons of unstamped tobacco products.

<p>A snapshot of the illegal guns, drugs, cash and tobacco products seized by the RCMP during a raid that took place in Hamiota Friday. (Submitted)</p>

A snapshot of the illegal guns, drugs, cash and tobacco products seized by the RCMP during a raid that took place in Hamiota Friday. (Submitted)

As a result, the man has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm and other provincial charges concerning the unstamped tobacco.

The suspect was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Friday’s bust was part of an ongoing RCMP investigation.


One dead in vehicle fire

The Manitoba RCMP is investigating a traffic accident that took place in the RM of Minto-Odanah Saturday morning and resulted in the death of an elderly man.

Mounties responded to the scene after receiving a report around 7:40 a.m. of a vehicle fire located on Road 106 West near Road 78 North.

Once local firefighters extinguished the blaze, police discovered the deceased man.

After a followup investigation, police now believe that the senior was driving south on Road 106 West when he crossed the road and entered a ditch, resulting in the vehicle catching fire.

Police were still trying to confirm the man’s identity as of Monday.


City preparing to remove infected trees

The City of Brandon is getting ready to remove the latest round of trees infected by Dutch elm disease.

Last week, the city issued a tender looking for contractors to bid for the right to remove affected trees located on private property.

The trees are located on Sixth Street North, Seventh Street North, 22nd Street North, Noonan Drive, Creighton Boulevard, Rosser Avenue, 21st Street, Almond Crescent, 11th Street, Fifth Street, 13th Street, 14th Street, Victoria Avenue, First Street, Princess Avenue East, Lorne Avenue East, Park Street, Russell Street, Frederick Street and Victoria Avenue East.

The affected trees have been tagged. They will be cut flush to the ground and any remaining bark removed.

Branches, logs and stumps from the trees will either be incinerated or turned into chips. They are not allowed to be used for firewood.

The tender closes at 5 p.m. on Friday.


Break-in, uttering threats

Brandon police arrested a 37-year-old man Sunday for allegedly breaking into an apartment after sending threats to the homeowner via text message.

The incident took place Saturday, with the suspect reportedly damaging a television in the residence before fleeing the scene.

Police located and arrested the suspect the next day and placed him in custody.

He is charged with breaking and entering, mischief under $5,000, assault and uttering threats.

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