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Brantford Police Major Crime Unit Make Arrests in Robbery Investigation

Aug 26, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 members of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit, assisted by members of the BEAT Unit and Emergency Response Team conducted a robbery investigation involving a firearm.

The victim initially approached police in the downtown area, after being robbed at gunpoint of an undisclosed amount of money.  Investigation revealed that the incident occurred inside a residence in the 100 block of Nelson Street.  The male victim and accused are known to one another and were visiting occupants of the home at the time of the incident.

Shortly after the investigation began, an officer spotted the accused in the downtown area, and he was taken into custody.    The 26 year-old Brantford man is charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited, Pointing a Firearm, and Using a Firearm while Committing an Offence.

  On Thursday, August 25th, 2016 police executed a search warrant at the Nelson Street residence.  As a result of the search warrant a 35 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.

 The firearm used in the robbery was not recovered.  Police are asking for anyone who has any information to call Detective Jordy SCHMUTZ at 519-756-7050 ext. 2206 or to call Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

 

Brantford Man Arrested in Sexual Assault Investigation

Aug 26, 2016

On Thursday, August 25, 2016 at approximately 12:45 p.m. a woman was walking along the trails near the Civic Centre when she was approached by a man who was not known to her.  The man began grabbing at the woman’s shorts and attempted to pull them down.  The woman told the man to leave her alone but he would not stop following her and grabbing at her shorts.  While on the trail, a concerned citizen saw what was occurring and grabbed a hold of the man, turned him around and told him to leave the woman alone.  The woman headed in the direction of the Civic Centre in an attempt to get around more people.  While walking toward the Civic Centre, the man once again approached her.  At this time, two other concerned citizens observed what was happening and intervened to assist the woman.  She was able to get to the Civic Centre and contacted police for assistance.  A description of the man was provided and police located him walking on Colborne Street. 

As a result, a 36 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault and Criminal Harassment.  He was held for a bail hearing on August 26, 2016.

 

BEING THE VICTIM OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT IS NEVER YOUR FAULT

 

The Brantford Police encourages the public to be familiar of their surroundings.

Before exiting your vehicle have a look around the outside area of your vehicle for anyone suspicious or strange.

Have your keys in your hand in case you need to get back into your vehicle quickly.

A crime can happen to anyone.

Have your route planned and avoid taking short cuts along your route.

Always let someone know where you are going, and the time you expect to reach your destination.

If you suspect you are being followed, cross the street and go to the nearest well-lit residence or business.

Yell ‘fire’, ‘help’, or yell ‘call 911’ or ‘call police’. A criminal or ‘bad guy’ does not want attention drawn to themselves.

Trust your suspicions and instincts, if you are sensing something is wrong- it most likely is.

Further tips and crime prevention suggestions can be found on our website at www.brantfordpolice.ca

 

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Crime Brief - August 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

Type:               Break and Enter (Residential)

Incident #        16-31575

Date:               August 25, 2016

Location:         Salisbury Avenue (0-100 Block)

Incident:          Sometime over the weekend an unlocked shed was entered on Salisbury Avenue.  At the time of the investigation three bicycles were reported stolen.

 

Type:               Domestic Dispute

Incident #        16-31642

Date:               August 25, 2016

Incident:          On Saturday, August 20, 2016 a man and a woman who are in a relationship, got into a verbal argument.  The argument escalated and the man attempted to take the woman’s cell phone away from her.  During the struggle, the man elbowed the woman in the face causing a cut that required stitches.  On Monday, August 22, 2016 the woman was packing her belongings in their residence as she was moving out and a second verbal argument ensued.  The man attempted to take the woman’s phone charger away from her and during the struggle he cut the woman with a pair of scissors which caused a puncture wound to her hand.  The argument continued and the woman went to the bathroom to get away from the man.  The man was able to push his way into the bathroom and punched the woman in the head several times.  The woman was able to get away and leave the residence.  On Thursday, August 25, 2016, the woman contacted police to report the assaults.

                        As a result, the 22 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Assault x’s 2 and Assault with a Weapon.  He was held for a bail hearing on August 26, 2016.    

  

Type:               Domestic Dispute

Incident #        16-31667

Date:               August 25, 2016

Incident:          On Friday, August 26, 2016 a man and a woman who were formerly in a romantic relationship got into a verbal argument. The argument escalated and the man began to damage the woman’s belongings.  The woman began to film the man’s actions with her cell phone, at which time the man grabbed the woman and pinned her down on her bed and attempted to get the phone away from her.  The woman was able to get away and call police for assistance.

                        As a result, a 42 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Assault and Mischief.  He was held for a bail hearing on August 26, 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:               Stunt Driving

Incident #        16-1690

Date:               August 25, 2016

Location:         West Street at Charing Cross

Incident:          On Friday, August 26, 2016 at approximately 4:45 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer was conducting road safety traffic enforcement on West Street when they observed a vehicle travelling at a very high rate of speed.  The vehicle was registered as travelling 109 kilometers per hour on a speed tracking radar device.  West Street is a 50 kilometers per hour zone.  A traffic stop was conducted and a 25 year-old Hamilton man was arrested for Racing a Motor Vehicle.  During the investigation it was also learned that the man’s driver’s licence was currently suspended for unpaid fines.  The man was released on a Summons for a future court date and issued a Notification of Driver’s Licence Suspension.  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-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 andAwareness”

Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit Arrest 43 year-old Man in Sexual Assault Investigation

Aug 25, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at approximately 10:00 p.m. a woman went for a drive with a man who was known to her as a casual acquaintance.  The man and the woman returned to an address on Balfour Street. The woman attempted to exit the vehicle but was pulled back inside and held down by the man.  At this time the man sexually assaulted her and threw her from the parked vehicle.  The woman stumbled to Catharine Street where concerned citizens saw her crying on the sidewalk and contacted Community Patrol Officers to investigate.

The woman attended the Brantford General Hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries received after being thrown from the vehicle. 

The 43 year-old Brantford man was located and arrested.  He was charged with Sexual Assault and Forcible Confinement and was held for a bail hearing on August 25, 2016.

The Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) unit is asking that anyone who may have information or had been in the area at the time to contact Detective John Allan at 519-756-0113 ext. 2264.

 

 

BEING THE VICTIM OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT IS NEVER YOUR FAULT

 

The Brantford Police encourages the public to be familiar of their surroundings.

Before exiting your vehicle have a look around the outside area of your vehicle for anyone suspicious or strange.

Have your keys in your hand in case you need to get back into your vehicle quickly.

A crime can happen to anyone.

Have your route planned and avoid taking short cuts along your route.

Always let someone know where you are going, and the time you expect to reach your destination.

If you suspect you are being followed, cross the street and go to the nearest well-lit residence or business.

Yell ‘fire’, ‘help’, or yell ‘call 911’ or ‘call police’. A criminal or ‘bad guy’ does not want attention drawn to themselves.

Trust your suspicions and instincts, if you are sensing something is wrong- it most likely is.

Further tips and crime prevention suggestions can be found on our website at www.brantfordpolice.ca

   

 "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Crime Brief - August 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

Type:               Harassment

Incident #        16-31437

Date:               August 24, 2016

Incident:          On August 24, 2016, Community Patrol Officers were contacted in regards to a woman being harassed by her ex-boyfriend. Through investigation it was learned that over the course of July 1, 2016 and August 23, 2016, the ex-boyfriend made ten different Facebook accounts with fake names to message the woman and her current boyfriend.  There was an excess of 100 messages sent, some of which contained threats to cause them harm. 

                        As a result, a 28 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Uttering Threats x’s 2 and Criminal Harassment x’s 2. He was held for a bail hearing on August 25, 2016.

 

Type:               Possession of a Controlled Substance

Incident #        16-31523

Date:               August 24, 2016

Location:         Paris Road (200 Block)

Incident:          On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at approximately 8:20 p.m., Police were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Enforcement (R.I.D.E) initiative on Paris Road.  At this time a black Chrysler pulled up to the officers and the driver only rolled down his window approximately 6 inches.  He was asked if he had consumed any alcohol and he did not respond. Police could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and could plainly see a green leafy substance which was believed to be marijuana in the center console of the vehicle.  Police again asked the driver if he has consumed any alcohol and to roll the window down further.  At this time the driver exhaled and blew a large cloud of marijuana smoke into the face of the police officer. 

                        As a result, a 25 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.  He was released on an appearance notice for a future court date.     

 

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 andAwareness”

Crime Brief - August 24, 2016

Aug 24, 2016

Type:               Possession of Stolen Property

Incident #        16-31272

Date:               August 23, 2016

Location:         Chestnut Street (0-100 Block)

Incident:          On August 23, 2016 at approximately 8:20 a.m. a man exited his residence and found a woman sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle.  The man advised the woman that he would be calling police and she fled the area. The woman was located by police a short distance away and was arrested.  Through investigation it was learned that the woman had left a duffle bag behind in the man’s driveway.  A search of the bag revealed several items that had been stolen from numerous vehicles in the area. 

                        As a result, a 25 year-old Brantford woman was charged with Possession of Stolen Property x’s 6 and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  She was held for a bail hearing on August 24, 2016.        

 

Type:               Domestic Dispute

Incident #        16-31311

Date:               August 23, 2016

Incident:          On August 23, 2016 at approximately 12:00 p.m. a woman’s ex-boyfriend attended her residence uninvited.  The man walked into the residence without permission and engaged in a verbal dispute with the woman.  The woman attempted to leave the residence with her infant son and the man followed her outside continuing to yell at her.  The man then kicked the car seat that contained the 3 month-old child, causing it to fall over.  The child was strapped into the seat and was not injured.  The man then left the residence and returned to the Cambridge, where he resides.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted and investigated.  Police contacted the man and he turned himself into Waterloo Regional Police.   As a result, the 32 year-old Cambridge man was returned to Brantford to attend a bail hearing on August 24, 2016 for various charges including, Unlawfully in a Dwelling House, Assault, and Breach of Probation x’s 2.     

 

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:               Trespassing

Incident #        16-31411

Date:               August 24, 2016

Location:         Murray Street (200 Block)

Incident:          On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at approximately 1:20 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer on routine patrol observed a man exit a driveway on Murray Street.  Upon seeing police, the man dropped a bag which was later found to contain various break-in tools. Through investigation, it was also learned that the man did not reside at this address. 

                        As a result, a 25 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Trespassing and Possession of Break-In Tools.  He was held for a bail hearing on August 24, 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

 

"Crime Prevention through Education andAwareness”

Crime Brief - August 23, 2016

Aug 23, 2016

Type: Break and Enter (Commercial)
Incident # 16-31139
Date: August 22, 2016
Location: Hardy Road (400 Block)
Incident: Sometime between August 20, 2016 and August 22, 2016, a business on Hardy Road had their compound entered.  A hole was cut in the fence and several trailers were entered.  At the time of the investigation, cases of alcohol were reported stolen.     

Type: Fraud - Arrest
Incident # 16-25938
Date: August 22, 2016
Location: Colborne Street (0-100 Block)
Incident: On July 16, 2016 a man and a woman, who are friends, attended a financial institution so the man could deposit a cheque.  While the man was entering his PIN code, the woman made note of it.  On July 18, 2016, the woman stole the man’s debit card and used it without his consent 12 times at an automated bank machine.  The man noticed the irregular bank activity and contacted Community Patrol Officers who investigated.  On Monday, August 22, 2016, police located the woman.  While speaking with her she obstructed police and provided a false name. 
 As a result, a 49 year-old Brantford woman was arrested and charged with various offences including: Obstruct Police, Theft, Utter Forged Documents, and Fraud x’s 12.  She was held for a bail hearing on August 23, 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

"Crime Prevention through Education and Awareness”

Crime Brief - August 22, 2016

Aug 22, 2016

Type: Break and Enter (Residential)
Incident # 16-30678
Date: August 19, 2016
Location: Buffalo Street (0-100 Block)
Incident: Sometime between 6:30 p.m. on August 18, 2016 and 8:30 a.m. on August 19, 2016, a residence was entered on Buffalo Street through a basement window.  At the time of the investigation, bathroom fixtures and copper pipe were reported stolen.

Type: Robbery
Incident # 16-30699
Date: August 18, 2016
Location: Winding Way (0-100 Block)
Incident: On August 19, 2016, Community Patrol Officers were contacted in regards to a robbery.  It was reported that on August 18, 2016 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the two victims were at a park on Winding Way when they were approached by three men who were carrying metal bars.  Two of the men were wearing bandannas over their faces in attempt to disguise their identities.  The three men told the victims to get on the ground.  One of the victims was struck on the leg with a metal bar.  The men then stole the backpacks of the victims which contained various items, as well as their skateboards.  The men then fled the park.  Although the men attempted to disguise their identities, the victims were able to recognize them. 
 A 15 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Robbery x’s 2 and Fail to Comply with Youth Undertaking x’s 2.
 A 14 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Robbery x’s 2 and Disguise with Intent.
 A 14 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Robbery x’s 2 and Disguise with Intent. 

Type: Impaired Driving
Incident # 16-30993
Date: August 21, 2016
Location: Colborne Street at King Street
Incident: On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at approximately 6:45 a.m. Community Patrol Officers were contacted in regards to a single vehicle collision on Colborne Street at King Street.  The vehicle was found pressed up against a hydro pole, was still running, and in "drive”.  The driver was found to be sleeping.  Police put the vehicle in park and turned it off which woke the driver.  Upon speaking to him, the driver displayed signs of intoxication and was subsequently arrested for impaired driving.  The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Station where he provided samples of his breath as required by law.  The results were 161 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and 152 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.  The legal limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. 
 As a result, a 36 year old Brantford man was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80 mg.  His vehicle was impounded for a mandatory 7 day seizure.
 
Type: Theft - Arrest
Incident # 16-31045
Date: August 21, 2016
Location: King George Road (400 Block) 
Incident: On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at approximately 2:45 p.m. Community Patrol Officers received information about a suspicious man in a parking lot on King George Road who was changing out licence plates on a vehicle.  A licence plate number was provided, and investigation revealed it had been attached to a pick-up truck which was reported stolen out of Norfolk County.  The vehicle drove out of the parking lot and was last seen on Park Road North.  At approximately 3:00 p.m. a gas station on Fairview Drive contacted Community Patrol Officers to report a man had filled up his vehicle with gas and left without making an attempt to pay for it.  A description was provided that matched the suspicious man on King George Road.  At 3:30 p.m., a store on Market Street South contacted police to report a man had attended the store, selected an item off of the shelf and left without making any attempt to pay for it.  Again, the description of the man matched.  Through investigation, Police identified the man and located him.  He was arrested and charged with Theft x’s 2 and Possession of Stolen Property x’s 3.  He was held for a bail hearing on August 22, 2016.  
    
Type: Break and Enter (Residential)
Incident # 16-31055
Date: August 21, 2016
Location: Sydenham Street
Incident: Sometime between August 19, 2016 and August 21, 2016, a man attended a residence on Sydenham Street and entered it by forcing a window open.  The man went through the homeowner’s personal effects and left a note behind.  The man and the woman who lived in the residence were known to each other from a previous relationship.  The man had been previously warned by police to stop having contact with the woman. 
 As a result, a 56 year-old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Break and Enter and Harassment.  He was held for a bail hearing on August 22, 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

"Crime Prevention through Education and Awareness”

Crime Briefs - August 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016


Type:  Break and Enter (Trailer)  
Incident #  16-30529
Date:   August 18, 2016
Location:  Brant Park
Incident: On Thursday August 18, 2016 sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. an unlocked trailer was entered. Prescription medication and a small amount of change were reported stolen.
    
Type: Theft - Residential  
Incident #  16-30491
Date:  August 18, 2016
Location: Henry Street
Incident: On the morning of Thursday August 18, 2016 a home owner from Henry Street (0-100 block) reported a theft from his rear yard sometime overnight.  A 6 foot ladder a gas fire pit and a deck box were amongst the items reported stolen.

Type: Break and Enter (Residential)  
Incident #  16-30583
Date:  August 18, 2016
Location: Carroll Lane
Incident: On the evening of Thursday August 18, 2016 a residential break and enter was discovered at a home on Carroll Lane. Watchful neighbours of the home owner had observed that styrofoam around an air conditioning unit in a window had been removed in order to gain entry. The home owner who was not home at the time was contacted by the neighbour and returned home. At the time of the report no items were reported stolen.   

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle  
Incident #  16-30635
Date:  August 18, 2016
Location: On Friday August 19, 2016 shortly before 6:30 a.m. it was discovered that an unlocked vehicle was entered overnight while parked in a driveway on Brighton Avenue. A dash camera, a GPS and sunglasses were reported stolen.
 
 
"The Brantford Police Service would like to remind everyone to always lock up your
home, trailer, cottage or vehicle. An unlocked door is a potential crime of opportunity. It
doesn’t matter if you will be away only a few short hours, for the day or an extended trip.
It takes an intruder only a few minutes to enter and steal your valuables. We encourage
citizens to report all crimes and suspicious activities which take place on your property
or in your neighbourhood.  All entries and thefts from your motor vehicles should be
reported to the Brantford Police Service regardless if items are stolen. We also offer a
convenient way to report online, please visit our website for more information. Have a
safe weekend and enjoy the rest of the summer.” –
Constable Natalie Laing, Media and
Recruiting Officer
 
 http://www.brantfordpolice.ca/online-reporting 
 
  
"Safety through the Protection of Persons, Property and our Environment”

 

Crime Briefs - August 18, 2016

Aug 18, 2016

 

Type:  Domestic Assault - Arrest  
Incident #  16-30451
Date:   August 17, 2016
Incident: On Wednesday August 17, 2016, at around 10:30 p.m., a 51 year old man dialed 911 to report being punched in the face by an x-girlfriend. The accused had left the victims home prior to police arriving. Officers searched the area and located the accused a few blocks away. The woman was arrested without incident for assault. The accused a 36 year old woman was also showing obvious signs of intoxication. The accused was also on bound by a restraining order not to communicate with the victim and out on bail with conditions not to have alcohol in one’s body outside of the residence.
 The accused is charged with the following offences;
 *Assault
 *Breach of Court Order
 *Breach of Recognizance of Bail  
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
    
Type: Domestic Assault - Arrest  
Incident #  16-30463
Date:  August 18, 2016
Location: Holiday Drive
Incident: On Thursday August 18, 2016 shortly before 1:30 a.m., police received a 911 call from a hotel room. Officers attended and located a young woman holding a baby in the hallway out front of the hotel room. The victim a 16 year old young woman reported that she was assaulted by her common law boyfriend who was still present inside the hotel room. Information was received that the victim was punched in the face by the accused and while packing up personal items for herself and their baby the accused grabbed hold of the woman’s arm and attempted to take the child from her arms.  Two other persons in the hotel room were also present and assisted the woman and baby.
The accused was arrested without incident and is charged with the following offences;
*Assault
*Breach of Probation  
The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

Type: Theft  
Incident #  16-30365
Date:  August 18, 2016
Location: Hayhurst Road
Incident: sometime between Monday August15 and Wednesday August 17th, 2016 a log splitter had been stolen from the rear yard of a residence on Hayhurst Road.  The item is a Champion brand log splitter and is black and yellow in colour. The splitter operated through a manual hydraulic foot pedal.  

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle  
Incident #  16-30413
Date:  August 17, 2016
Location: On Wednesday August 17 during the afternoon hours a purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle while parked at the Lynden Park Mall. The leather purse contained a gold bracelet, cash and prescription medicine.

 Protecting your property

The BPS would like to remind the community that with warmer temperatures comes the
increased responsibility of ensuring your valuables are protected. Warmer weather
usually has us bringing out valuables such as lawn furniture, garden decorations and
bicycles. This is also a time when we leave doors and windows open and unlocked.

Citizens are encouraged to take a second to look inside their vehicles for items (wallets,
electronics, change, GPS, garage door openers, ect) that may make them an attractive
target for thieves, remove the items and then lock the vehicle before they leave it.” (Look,
Lock, Leave)

If it is valuable to you, don’t leave an item in a place where it can be easily stolen.

Report all incidents of theft and/or attempt theft of your property to the BPS. 
 

 
"Safety through the Protection of Persons, Property and our Environment”

 
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