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Man banned from Burnaby mall after allegedly ramming police cruiser in stolen car

Brandon (a.k.a. Brandyn) Sen Young Ho, 20, was on bail on Vancouver drug charges when he allegedly rammed a police cruiser in a Metrotown mall parking garage in a stolen car last month.
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The following is a report about a bail hearing, which means the alleged facts discussed have not been proven in court.

A 20-year-old man has been released on $3,500 bail with conditions not to go to Burnaby's Metrotown mall after he allegedly rammed a police cruiser in a parking garage there with a stolen car.

Brandon (a.k.a. Brandyn a.k.a. Brandyon) Sen Young Ho has been charged with assaulting a police officer with his car, dangerous driving and breaching a release order.

The charges relate to an incident on April 11, according to alleged facts presented at a bail hearing last month.

Just after 10 p.m., police saw Ho driving on Kingsway and into the mall parking lot in a vehicle that had been reported stolen, according to the allegations.  

"Police attempted to stop him by blocking the exit, and when they did so, it's alleged that Mr. Ho revved his car and drove it into the police cruiser, which was parked across the exit," Crown prosecutor Sharon McCartan told the court. "It was an unmarked cruiser; however, it had its lights activated, the emergency lights."

McCartan said Ho continued to drive "a bit," trying to leave the parking garage after ramming the cruiser, but he was ultimately apprehended.

The officer in the police cruise sustained "minor injuries," according to McCartan.

She noted Ho had been on bail at the time on multiple charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of weapon or prohibited device in relation to incidents in Vancouver in March.

His bail conditions on that file included a curfew, which he was allegedly violating during the Burnaby incident.

Crown prosecutors called for Ho's bail to be increased from $2,000 to $3,500 and for his curfew to be extended to 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

He is also banned from Metrotown mall and from occupying the driver's seat of any vehicle.

The Crown noted Ho doesn't have a criminal record and that "a lot of thought" had been put into the new bail order.  

Ho's next court date on the Burnaby charges is May 27.

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