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The First Annual Police vs. Fire Charity Slow-Pitch Game a Great Success!

Sep 23, 2016

On Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 3 p.m. the biggest softball event of the year took place at Cockshutt Park, Arnold Anderson Field!  The Branford Police Service took on the Brantford Fire Department in a friendly yet competitive charity slow-pitch game.  The game was a close nail-biter, but the Brantford Fire Department triumphed over the Brantford Police with a score of 4-3.
 
Ethan’s Lemonade Stand was in attendance selling lemonade and bow-ties to raise money for Juvenile Arthritis.  In total, the charity slow-pitch game raised $1365 for Juvenile Arthritis and 45 pounds of food for the food bank. 

 

Ethan throws out the first pitch!

Ethan began fundraising in March 2013 with the goal of raising one million dimes for Juvenile Arthritis.  To date, Ethan has raised 551, 935 dimes (or $55,195) for Arthritis and around $10,000 for other causes.  Ethan hosts an annual lemonade stand, attends community events, is a motivational speaker and sells bow-ties and art to fundraise for his causes.

Check out Ethan’s Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeamEthanArthritis/

Donations can also be made online at: www.arthritisevents.ca/ethans10centdream.

     

The Brantford Police and Brantford Fire teams with Ethan.

 "Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”

Crime Brief - September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016

Type:               Possession of Stolen Property

Incident #        16-34207

Date:               September 22, 2016

Location:         Icomm Drive (0-100 Block)

Incident:          On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at approximately 11:45 a.m. a man attended the Brantford Charity Casino and located their e-bicycle that had been previously reported stolen.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and the bicycle was returned to the rightful owner.  Upon viewing video surveillance footage, police were able to identify the man who had been in possession of the stolen bicycle.  On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at approximately 10:20 a.m., the man was located and arrested.

                        As a result, John Anthony REBELO, 49 years of Fifth Avenue in Brantford is charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Breach of Probation.  He was held for a bail hearing on September 23, 2016.    

 

Type:               Theft

Incident #        16-35528

Date:               September 22, 2016

Location:         Shellard Lane (200 Block)

Incident:          On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at approximately 11:30 a.m., a man attended a store on Shellard Lane, selected two items and exited without making any attempt to pay for them.  The man re-attended the store a short period later, took two more items and again left without paying.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and investigated.  The man was identified and located a short distance away.

                        As a result, Brady Christopher GIRARD-DRUMMOND, 18 years, of Evergreen Court was arrested and charged with Theft Under x’s 2 and Possession of Stolen Property x’s 2.  He was held for a bail hearing on September 23, 2016.   

 

Type:               Impaired Driver

Incident #        16-35546

Date:               September 22, 2016

Location:         Brock Street at Wellington Street

Incident:          On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at approximately 1:10 p.m. a woman was driving on Brock Street when she failed to stop for the stop sign at Wellington Street and struck another vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and investigated. The woman displayed signs of impairment and was subsequently arrested.  She was taken to the Brantford Police Service where she provided samples of her breath as required by law.  The results were 112 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and 98 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.  The legal limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.  The accused, a 56 year-old Brantford woman was charged with Over 80 mg and released on a Promise to Appear for a future court date.  The vehicle was impounded for a mandatory seven day seizure.   

 

 

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

 

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Crime Brief - September 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

Type: Fraud
Incident # 16-35387
Date: September 21, 2016
Location: Lynden Road (0-100 Block)
Incident: On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m. a man attended a cell phone business in the Lynden Park Mall and attempted to defraud the business.   The man provided a counterfeit drivers licence and a counterfeit social insurance number in an attempt to purchase 3 cell phones.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and investigated.  When speaking with the man, he provided a false name and date of birth.
 As a result, Robert William STEEP, 52 years, of no fixed address was arrested and charged with Attempt Fraud, Attempt Use of a Forged Document, Personation with Intent, Obstruct Police, and Breach of Probation x’s 2.  He was held for a bail hearing on September 22, 2016.


Type: Impaired Driver
Incident # 16-35476
Date: September 22, 2016
Location: Mount Pleasant Street (100 Block)
Incident: On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at approximately 1:25 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer was performing road safety traffic enforcement and observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Mount Pleasant Street.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver displayed signs of impairment.  The driver was subsequently arrested and taken to the Brantford Police Service where he provided samples of his breath as required by law.  The results were 157 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and 133 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.  The legal limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.  The accused, a 36 year-old Brantford man was charged with Over 80 mg and Speeding.  He was released on a Promise to Appear for a future court date.  The vehicle was impounded for a mandatory seven day seizure.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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BPS CASA Unit Make Arrest in Historical Sexual Assault Investigation

Sep 21, 2016

On Monday, September 19, 2016 a man attended the BPS to report that his daughter had been sexually assaulted by a member of their family.

An investigation began involving the BPS Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit (C.A.S.A).  Information was received that the victim (aged 6 years at the time of the offence) had been sexual assaulted on two separate occasions while in the home of the family member.  These incidents took place in 2014. 

The accused, a 50 year-old Brantford man was arrested without incident on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  He was charged with Sexual Assault x’s 2 and Sexual Interference x’s 2 and held for a bail hearing.  

**The name of the accused is not being released to protect the identity of the victim.

Anyone with information regarding Sexual Assaults is urged to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 519-756-0113.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

The below information is provided by the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant
For more information please visit the website http://sacbrant.ca/

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

It can include:
•being touched, fondled, looked at, spoken to, hugged and/or or kissed in a sexual way;
•oral and/or anal sex;
•rape and/or digital penetration;
•exposure to pornographic materials (including forced participation);
•forced to watch adults engage in sexual behaviours; and
•being forced to touch adults or yourself in a sexual way

It is generally accepted that about 80% of offenders are known to the child;
And in less than 20% of the cases they are strangers.

Warning signs of Child Sexual Abuse
 
Sexually abused children may exhibit different behaviours.
Some behaviours include:
•withdrawal
•crying
•complaining of physical illnesses
•engage in destructive behaviours
•act out in sexually inappropriate ways
•have problems sleeping
•wet the bed
•may run away
•engage in self abuse
•may have problems concentrating

Other resources;

Victim Services of Brant, a non-profit, community based agency which assists police, fire and other emergency services in providing emotional and practical assistance to victims of crime, tragic circumstances and disaster. http://www.victimservicesbrant.on.ca/index.htm

 "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Crime Brief - September 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016

Type: Domestic Dispute
Incident # 16-35209
Date: September 20, 2016
Incident: On Monday, September 20, 2016 a man sent messages to his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend claiming that he was going to assault the woman’s boyfriend.  At approximately 10:45 a.m. the man attended a business where he believed the woman would be located, demanding to see her.  He was told the woman wasn’t there and he began punching holes in the walls.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and investigated.
 As a result, a 19 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Mischief, Uttering Threats, and Disobeying a Court Order.  He was held for a bail hearing on September 21, 2016.


Type: Break and Enter (Commercial)
Incident # 16-35221
Date: September 20, 2016
Location: Brant Avenue (0-100 Block0
Incident: On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at approximately 11:20 a.m. a man entered a business on Brant Avenue through an unlocked side door.  The area the man entered was not open to the public.  The man spent several minutes checking out various rooms and rummaging through drawers.  When employees of the business observed the man inside, he left the area.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and the man was located a short distance away.
 As a result, Michael Goode CLARKE, 43 years of Colborne Street, Brantford was arrested and charged with Break and Enter and Breach of Probation x’s 2.  He was held for a bail hearing on September 21, 2016.

Anyone with information regarding break and enters in the City is asked to contact our Street Crimes Unit at 519-756 -7050 ext. 2286.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a webtip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

 

Type:  Domestic Dispute
Incident # 16-35239
Date: September 20, 2016
Incident: On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at approximately 1:30 p.m. a man became involved in a verbal dispute with his mother in their family home.  The argument escalated and the man grabbed his mother and shoved her against a chair.  The argument continued and the man threatened to continue to assault his mother.  He then started punching walls in the home which caused damage. 
 Community Patrol Officers were contacted and investigated.
 As a result, a 30 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Assault, Uttering Threats, and Mischief.  He was held for a bail hearing on September 21, 2016.      
 
Domestic assaults are criminal offences. Before life stressors escalate to the point of physical violence and threats, the Brantford Police Service encourages men and women who are experiencing difficulties, to take advantage of the services offered in the community.

For our Community Partners link please view

http://www.brantfordpolice.ca/community-partners

For information about Victim Services of Brant please view

http://www.brantfordpolice.ca/victim-services-brant 

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime
Stoppers at 519-750-TIPS or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a webtip may be submitted
at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

"Crime Prevention through Education and Awareness”

DISCOVER POLICING EXPO

Sep 21, 2016

Hundreds of Perspective Future Police Officers and Civilian Members of Law Enforcement Organizations to Attend Discover Policing Expo (OACP)

Police organizations across Ontario will be welcoming hundreds of perspective future police officers and individuals interested in civilian careers with law enforcement organizations to the Discover Policing Expo at Mohawk College in Hamilton this weekend.

Date:                                     
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time:                                     
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm

Location:                              
Mohawk College, Fennell Campus
135 Fennel Avenue West, Hamilton, Ontario

The theme of this year’s expo (#DiscoverPolicingExpo) is What Compromises a Competitive Candidate. The expo will provide police agencies across Ontario the opportunity to connect with potential applicants and their families in regards to volunteer, employment, and career opportunities. It will also give potential applicants information and tools to make themselves competitive candidates in the selection process.

Municipal police services, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and First Nations police services will be on hand. Information sessions and demonstrations from specialized units will include:

•         The Constable Selection System
•         PREP and PARE
•         The Competitive Candidate
•         Use of Force Techniques
•         Tactical Communication and Officer Safety
•         Interactive Scenarios
•         LGBTQ Police Personnel
•         Simulation Training
•         Forensic Identification Service
•         Police Dog Training

For more information, please visit www.discoverpolicing.ca.  Registration is free at http://bit.ly/2aGop8w.


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Crime Brief - September 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

Type: Break and Enter (Commercial)
Incident # 16-35069
Date: September 19, 2016
Location: Grand River Avenue (400 Block)
Incident: Sometime between Friday, September 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. a commercial compound was entered on Grand River Avenue through a hole that was cut in the fence.  At the time of the investigation it was unknown if anything was taken.

Type: Domestic Dispute
Incident # 16-35100
Date: September 19, 2016
Incident: On Monday, September 19, 2016 at approximately 4:00 p.m. a man and a woman, who are in a relationship, returned home to their residence and engaged in a verbal argument.  The argument escalated and the man slapped the woman across the face.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and a 32 year-old Brantford man was arrested.  He was charged with Assault and held for a bail hearing on September 20, 2016.

Domestic assaults are criminal offences. Before life stressors escalate to the point of physical violence and threats, the Brantford Police Service encourages men and women who are experiencing difficulties, to take advantage of the services offered in the community.

For our Community Partners link please view

http://www.brantfordpolice.ca/community-partners

For information about Victim Services of Brant please view

http://www.brantfordpolice.ca/victim-services-brant 

Type: Scam
Incident # 16-35128
Date: September 19, 2016
Incident: On Monday, September 19, 2016 a 74 year-old woman contacted the Brantford Police to report being a victim of a scam.  The woman reported that she had received a telephone call from someone claiming to a friend of her granddaughter.  The person advised that her granddaughter had been in a vehicle collision and that she needed money.  The woman sent approximately $1000 to the person via Western Union.  When the person asked for more money, Western Union advised that it sounded suspicious and it might be a scam.   
 
What can you do to protect yourself?
• If you get a call or email from someone claiming to know you and asking for help, check to confirm that it’s legitimate before you send any money.
• Ask some questions that would be hard for an imposter to answer correctly – the name of the person’s pet, for example, or the date of their mother’s birthday.
• Contact the person who they claim to be directly. If you can’t reach the person, contact someone else – a friend or relative of the person.
• Don’t send money unless you’re sure it’s the real person you know.


Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime
Stoppers at 519-750-TIPS or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a webtip may be submitted
at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

"Crime Prevention through Education and Awareness”

UPDATE: Robbery Investigation Inc# 16-34697

Sep 19, 2016

The Brantford Police Service extends our sincere thank-you to our media partners and the public for your assistance with identifying the suspect in the CIBC robbery.

As a result of engaged community members, it is believed that the individual captured in the surveillance video has been identified.  The Major Crime Unit continues their investigation regarding this crime and are attempting to locate the 38 year-old man as an arrest and charges will be forthcoming.

The surveillance photograph has been removed and we ask that our media partners no longer reproduce the photograph.  

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September 19, 2016

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the robbery at CIBC on Lynden Road which occurred on September 16, 2016. 

The crime was captured on video surveillance at the business.  Investigators have obtained a surveillance photograph of the suspect and are releasing it in the hopes that a member of the public can assist in identifying the man. 

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5’6” in height and of thin build.  He was observed wearing a blue/black/white ball cap, a short sleeved cream coloured shirt with a collar, faded blue jeans, and white basketball shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is urged to contact Detective Jordy Schmutz at 519-756-7050 ext. 2206.

People who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477(TIPS) or 1-800-222-8477.  Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: www.crimestoppers-brant.ca

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PREVIOUS MEDIA RELEASE

Brantford Police Major Crime Investigating Robbery at CIBC 84 Lynden Rd

September 16th, 2016

On Friday September 16th 2016 at approximately 5:45pm, a male entered the CIBC located at 84 Lynden Rd, Brantford. The male demanded and received a sum of cash then fled the bank.

He is described as a white male, approximately 5’6” in height and of thin build. The suspect was last observed wearing a blue/black/white ball cap, a short sleeved crème coloured shirt with collar, faded blue jeans and white basketball shoes.


 No weapon was observed during this offence and staff members were not injured. Police are asking for anyone who had witnessed the incident or has any information relating to the described investigation to call Detective Jordy SCHMUTZ at 519-756-7050 ext. 2206 or to call Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

 

 

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Crime Brief - September 19, 2016

Sep 19, 2016

Type: Break and Enter
Incident # 16-34661
Date: September 16, 2016
Location: Brant Avenue
Incident: Sometime between 4:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016 a residence was entered on Brant avenue through an unlocked door.  At the time of the investigation electronics were reported stolen. 

Type: Break and Enter
Incident # 16-34830
Date: September 17, 2016
Location: St George Street (200 Block)
Incident: On Saturday, September 17, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a woman heard her three dogs barking in her residence and then heard a man screaming.  The woman went to see what was happening and found a man in her residence.  He fled upon being confronted by the dogs.  He was last seen hopping over the back fence heading towards Hillier Crescent.  He was described as a white man, wearing a dark long sleeved shirt, tan shorts, and dark running shoes.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and investigated however the man was not located.  
 Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man or may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 or Crimestoppers at 519-750-TIPS.

Type: Mischief
Incident # 16-34942
Date: September 18, 2016
Incident: On Sunday, September 18, 2016 at approximately 1:20 p.m. a man attended a family residence to retrieve personal belongings.  When the man was unable to locate the belongings he became angry and left the residence.  After leaving, he picked up a rock and threw it through a front window causing the window to smash.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and located the man. 
 As a result, a 27 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Mischief and Breach of Probation.  He was held for a bail hearing on September 19, 2016. 
 

Type: Assault
Incident # 16-34999
Date: September 18, 2016
Incident: On Sunday, September 18, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a man and a woman, who are friends, attended the woman’s residence to hang-out.  The woman went to the bathroom and when she came out, the man exposed himself to her and attempted to pull her pants down.  The woman resisted and was able to get the man out of her residence.  The man became enraged and pushed the woman down a set of stairs.  He then jumped on top of her and repeatedly punched her in the face.  The woman was able to get away and ran down the street where concerned citizens assisted her with contacting police.  The woman suffered bruising to her face and scratches and bruising to her back.  Police located the man and arrested him.
 As a result, a 28 year-old Newcredit man is charged with Assault and Sexual Assault.  He was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of October 31, 2016. 
 

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime
Stoppers at 519-750-TIPS or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a webtip may be submitted
at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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POLICE WARN COMMUNITY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM SCAMS

Sep 15, 2016

The Brantford Police Service has received several concerning reports in regards to scams and wish to remind everyone of the importance of fraud education and protecting oneself from becoming a victim.

Car Wrap Scam

Between September 13, 2016 and September 14, 2016 the Brantford Police Service received three reports from women reporting being victims of a car wrap scam.  In this fraud, the scammers use websites, emails or text messages to offer a weekly salary to those who would allow their personal car to be wrapped in advertising promoting various companies.  Victims would apply online to the "marketing division” of the company to receive the first week’s cheque and the money to have the car wrapped.  The cheque that is sent is larger than the offered salary.  The person is then instructed to cash the cheque, keep their portion and send the remainder to the wrapping company via Western Union or some other money transfer company.  The cheque ultimately bounces and the victim is out the money sent to the scammer. 

Personal Support Worker Scam

On September 14, 2016 a Brantford woman contacted the Brantford Police Service to report being a victim of a fraud.  The woman reported that she responded to a newspaper ad to be a personal support worker for an elderly person moving to Brantford.  She received instructions that a cheque was going to be sent to her and that she was to keep $400 and wire the remainder of the money to another party.  The woman found this suspicious and contacted police who advised it was a scam. 
 
Anyone receiving these type of texts or emails should report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online at www.antifraudcentre.ca


Some Tips to Avoid Being Scammed

*If it seems too good to be true; it most likely is!
*Never agree to give cash to anyone unknown to you in exchange for a cheque written
to you by that individual
*Never give out personal information/credit card information to an unknown source
over the telephone and/or unsecured email
* You can stop a telephone scam by hanging up
*When contacted about your personal accounts never click on a web link attached to
the email to ‘verify’ or confirm’
*Be careful of anyone claiming to be out of country
*Be careful of anyone you do not know who is asking you to wire money – it is often not legitimate
*Ask potential rental properties for references of previous renters
*Confirm with family members or your bank before transferring any funds
*Only purchase items from reputable websites
*Report suspicious activity to police, to protect others from being caught in a scam
*If you have been targeted by fraud, don’t be embarrassed, you are not alone. Report
the incident to police.

Educate yourself by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website at
www.antifraudcentre.ca

If you have already sent funds and/or your personal information contact the police and your financial institution immediately. If you believe that you have been a VICTIM OF FRAUD and reside in the City of Brantford, contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.


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