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Brandon Police Service

1020 Victoria Avenue
Brandon, MB

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December 9th, 2022

Escape Lawful Custody

On Monday, 2022-12-05 at 2:40 pm, Correctional Officers from Brandon Correctional Centre were engaged in a medical escort with inmate Ryan Joseph ROULETTE at Brandon Regional Health Centre.

After ROULETTE was discharged from the hospital and upon Correctional Officers escorting the male back to a transport vehicle to return to Brandon Correctional Centre, ROULETTE refused to enter, continuing to walk past it.  Correctional Officers attempted to re-direct ROULETTE to the Correctional vehicle but he managed to slip off one handcuff and used it as a weapon striking the three Correctional Officers multiple times.  As a result, two of the officers fell to the ground with one striking their head on the pavement.  The two remaining officers were able to regain their footing and engaged ROULETTE in an attempt to subdue him; however, these attempts were unsuccessful and they were unable to prevent his escape.

Upon escaping, ROULETTE jumped over a nearby fence and approached a parked vehicle and using his loose handcuff, struck the driver’s side window of the vehicle; however, was unsuccessful in gaining access to the vehicle.   ROULETTE then continued fleeing on foot toward an occupied second vehicle, where he entered it, placing himself in the passenger seat and demanding the occupant to drive.  The driver refused to comply with ROULETTE’s request and was pushed out of the vehicle while parked.  Upon fleeing the scene in the vehicle, ROULETTE reversed into an additional occupied vehicle parked behind it as well as a secondary vehicle parked in front.  After hitting these vehicles, ROULETTE drove over the curb and onto the sidewalk, forcing a Correctional Officer to jump out of the way to avoid injury and narrowly missing a cyclist.

At 2:52 pm, a witness phoned BPS to advise a suspicious vehicle driving along Pacific Avenue.  Police attended to area and located ROULETTE driving the vehicle and a subsequent traffic stop was attempted.  ROULETTE proceeded to maneuver around the police cruiser and fled the attempted stop, striking another parked vehicle and eventually losing control and hitting yet an additional three other parked vehicles.  Responding BPS members on scene were able to remove ROULETTE from the driver’s seat as he actively resisted their efforts.  ROULETTE was successfully taken into custody after being Unlawfully at Large for a period of 17 minutes.  He was returned to Brandon Correctional Centre by members of BPS and placed back into the custody of Correctional Services. 

On December 8th, 2022 a member of the BPS Major Crimes Section attended to BCC and charged 28 year old, Ryan ROULETTE, with the following offences: Resist Arrest x2, Escape Lawful Custody, Assault PO with Weapon x3, Dangerous Operation of MV, Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident x3, Flight While Pursued by PO, Theft MV (Attempted), Theft MV and Robbery with Violence.  ROULETTE is to appear in court December 9th, 2022. 

As a result of the assaults on Correctional Officers, two of the officers suffered swelling and bruising and the third suffered a large contusion with abrasions to his head and neck.

Weapon

On December 8th, 2022 at 11:14 pm, police conducted a pedestrian check in the 0 hundred block of Willowdale Crescent of a 37 year old male who was known to have an outstanding warrant of arrest.  A police records check confirmed the warrant and a search incident to arrest discovered the male to be in possession of 53 grams of Crystal Meth with a street value of $1000, a conducted energy weapon (taser) and cash.  The male has been released with conditions to appear in court February 9th, 2023 for the charges of Possess prohibited weapon, Carry concealed weapon, Possess weapon contrary to prohibition order, CDSA PPT Meth, and Possession of Proceeds of Crime.

IPDA

On December 9th 2022 at 12:10 am, police responded to report of a disturbance at a residence in the 1600 block of Victoria Avenue E.  An intoxicated male resident was found to be the cause of the problem and was subsequently lodged at Brandon Police Service until sober.

Impaired/Possession Meth CDSA

On December 9th, 2022 at 2:35 am, police conducted a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Victoria Avenue with a suspected impaired driver.  The 23 year old male operator was found not to be intoxicated by alcohol; however, a search of his person resulted in locating approximately one gram of Fentanyl and one gram of Crystal Meth.  Subsequent tests of the male were completed by a Drug Recognition Expert where he was found to be legally impaired by drug.  The male has been held in custody at BPS to appear for court December 9th, 2022 for the charges of Impaired Driving by Drug, CDSA Possession, and Breach of release Order.

Mischief to Property Under $5000

On December 9th, 2022 at 4:03 am, police received a report from a business in the 800 block of Pacific Avenue that a male suspect had just thrown a rock through the front window.  Police responded to the area and reviewed video surveillance.  Shortly after, the 22 year old male suspect was located and arrested in the area of the offence.  The accused has been lodged a BPS to appear for court December 9th, 2022.

Warrant

On December 9th, 2022 at 4:25 am, police conducted a pedestrian check with a male in the 0 hundred block of 10th Street.  A check of police records showed the male to have an active warrant of arrest.  The male has been held in police custody to appear in court December 9th, 2022.

Pedestrian vs Vehicle

On December 9th, 2022 at 6:22 am, police responded to the Daly Bridge (1800 Pacific Avenue) for a report of a pedestrian vs vehicle collision.  The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Brandon Regional Health Centre for treatment.  At this time the bridge is closed to all forms of traffic while members of the BPS Traffic Section conduct an in depth investigation.  An update will be posted when the bridge has reopened. 

  

Constable Jason Medwechuk #159

Acting Public Information Officer

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