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Crime round-up

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: June 18, 2020 08:38

Among the stories: BPS seized an illegal handgun - and arrested two men in 24 hours on drug charges

A 25-year-old man, faces several charges, after a Brandon police traffic stop in the 500 block of 13th Street.

A search of a vehicle on Tuesday turned up a loaded 9-millimetre handgun and ammunition.

Police say the suspect was to appear in court Wednesday charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possess a restricted firearm with ammunition, unsafe storage of a firearm and ammunition, tampering with a serial number, and possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order.

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Two separate traffic stops by Brandon police this week netted drugs and put two men in handcuffs. 

A stop on Highway One turned up meth, cocaine and prescription pills, and a 23-year-old man was arrested.

Then about 24 hours later, a 32-year-old man was busted on Willowdale Crescent and Buttercup Bay.

Police say he did not have a driver’s license, but did have multiple individually packaged baggies of meth.

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Brandon police say a 29-year-old man tried to break out of the police holding cell area Tuesday morning. 

After completing a phone call, officers escorted the suspect back to his cell, where they say he declared his frustration, and tried escaping through a secure door.

He was stymied by the fact the door needs special measures to open.

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More women have added their names to a class-action lawsuit alleging they were sexually assaulted by fashion mogul Peter Nygard.

11 women recently joined - bringing the total number to 57. 

Nygard started his company in Manitoba. 

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Prosecutors and lawyers for a former Manitoba soldier, accused of being part of a plot to trigger a U-S race war, want more time to build their cases. 

Patrik Mathews, a former combat engineer, vanished from Beausejour last year.

There were reports he was a recruiter for a white-supremacist group called The Base. 

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