Brooks and area RCMP report

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SANDRA M STANWAY
Brooks Bulletin
Impersonating a
police officer
On July 6 just after 11 p.m. RCMP responded to a complaint of a man who was pretending to be an RCMP officer and who was knocking on a residential door trying to get it open.
Police located Jann Capco on the front step of the residence. He was found with a fake police badge in his wallet.
He was arrested and released by a justice of the peace on $1 bail.
He is to return to court on July 10.
Business B&E
An investigation is ongoing into a reported break and enter sometime overnight on July 4 at the Waamo Business Centre on 7th Street.
Brooks RCMP reported that they were called to the area at 11:34 a.m. for the overnight incident.
Police found the glass in the front door was broken, however, the cash in the register was untouched. It is unknown if anything is missing.
Phones without SIM
cards still call 911
RCMP remind people that cellphones without SIM cards will continue to work as 911 emergency phones.
Police are asking parents to educate their children on the issue that the phones can call during emergencies.
On July 7 at 11:29 a.m. RCMP received a multitude of 911 hang-up calls.
GPS was used to locate the calls and it was found that children in Brooks had been playing with an old phone.
“Parents are urged to talk to their children about the significance of using 911 only in emergency situations, even while playing. Responding to 911 hang-ups consumes valuable police resources,” states a police report.
Man arrested on warrants
On July 2 at 10:27 p.m. RCMP arrested Timothy Thiessen who was wanted on warrants and later released from custody.
Thiessen was arrested following a complaint that an unwanted, impaired man was at a Brooks home.
Curfew check leads to arrest, detention
On July 3 at 2:28 a.m. RCMP conducted a curfew check on Anthony Labadie who was not found at the proper location but was found at another residence.
Following his arrest he was held for a bail hearing and remanded to custody for a court appearance last Thursday.
Assault but no charges
A Co-op gas bar employee was punched by an unidentified female who had walked out of the store without paying for three packs of smokes.
On July 3 at 10:51 a.m. police were told that an employee followed the woman outside. She retrieved the cigarettes as well as a punch.
The employee gave a statement but chose not to press charges as the incident did not result in any injuries.
Vehicles damaged in separate hit and runs
A Hyundai Elantra that had been parked in front of a residence received front end damage.
Police were called to the location on July 3 just after 8 p.m. The investigation ongoing.
On June at about 11 a.m. a grey Dodge Ram was hit while it was parked in the lot at Walmart and which resulted in about $3,200 in damages.
The investigation is ongoing.
Convenience store assault
On June 29 just after midnight police responded to a disturbance involving unruly customers at a local convenience store.
Police reported that one of the males in the group assaulted an employee when he was asked to leave.
Although the complainant chose not to press charges, the police were able to identify the individuals involved and have a record of the incident.
Drunk man found
passed out
On June 29 at 6:10 p.m. police received a report of an intoxicated man who was wandering in traffic on 2nd Street West and then who passed out on a lawn near Dollarama.
Police did attempt to take him home but with no one to care for him, he was taken to the detachment and released when sober.
Fight in a residence
On June 29 at 8:10 p.m. police responded for a physical altercation that occurred at a Brooks home.
Police reported that Milkias Asmelash approached a home which lead to a conflict initiated by the owner’s dogs.
The situation escalated when Asmelash physically assaulted the homeowner and then fled.
Asmelash was located and held for a bail hearing. He was remanded and was to have appeared in court in Medicine Hat last week.
Collision
On July 5 at 5:26 pm, RCMP responded to a collision between a pick-up truck and a farm tractor in the eastbound lane of Hwy. 544 just past Hwy. 873.
Police report that tractor was rear-ended by the pick-up truck as the tractor was preparing to turn left. T
The truck driver was taken to the hospital for injuries.
Motorcycle stolen
A motorcycle was stolen from in front of a Brooks home between 9 p.m. on July 6 and 9 a.m. on July 7th.
The motorcycle is a black Honda CBR600 with license plate number SXF91.
Truck stolen
On July 7 Brooks RCMP received a report that a locked 2001 Dodge Ram silver/grey flatbed truck that was locked had been stolen from the street in the west end of the city.
The vehicle was later located at a local business.
On the same day police were told that a 1997 maroon Dodge Ram was stolen from the business where the first truck was located.
RCMP are trying to locate the second stolen truck.
Noise complaints
Over the weekend Brooks RCMP responded to various noise complaints regarding loud music and outdoor gatherings.
Police state that they understand the appeal of summer nights and the desire to have fun with friends but urge people to consider their neighbours and to be mindful of the time and the noise level.