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Crime Brief - August 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017


Type: Stolen Vehicle - Arrest
Incident: 17- 31080
Incident: A 15 year old Brantford girl is in custody after stealing her mother’s vehicle. On Monday, August 14, 2017 at approximately 6:10 p.m. the accused took her mother’s keys to her Jeep. The accused started the vehicle which was parked in the driveway. The accused grandmother approached the vehicle and stood up on the running boards of the passenger’s side of the vehicle. The grandmother attempted to convince her granddaughter to stop what she was doing. The accused knowing that her grandmother was on the vehicle accelerated the vehicle away from the property forcing her grandmother to jump off of the moving vehicle.
 At 6:15 p.m. the accused attended a Gas bar on King George Road and filled up the Jeep with gas. The accused made no attempt to pay for the gas purchase and fled the area. At around 6:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers located the vehicle being driven by the accused east bound on the 403 Highway. When Officers attempted to stop the vehicle the Jeep nearly rammed a BPS cruiser. The vehicle refused to stop and was being driven at a high rate of speed. Officers discontinued the pursuit in the interest of everyone’s safety. On August 17, 2017 the accused attended the Brantford Police Service with a family member to turn herself in.
 The accused a 15 year old Brantford resident was arrested and is charged with the following offences; Theft of Motor Vehicle, Dangerous Driving X2, Theft under $5,000.00 and Flight from Police. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Shoplifting - Arrest
Incident: 17- 31569
Location: St Paul Avenue – Metro Grocery
Incident: On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 shortly before 4:00 p.m. the accused attended at the Metro Grocery and was observed selecting assorted candies and placing them in a bag the accused had in his grocery cart. The accused was then observed quickly walking past the checkout area and left the business without any attempt to pay for the concealed merchandise. On Thursday, August 17, 2017 at around 6:00 p.m. the business contacted police to report the shoplifting incident from the day before and advised that they had video surveillance which captured the suspect. While the officer was investigating the accused returned to the business and stole a can of pop. The accused concealed the item and left the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The officer observed the accused in the parking lot and arrested him without incident. 
The accused, a 23 year old Brantford man is charged with the following offences; Theft under $5,000.00 X2, possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00 X2, Breach of Recognizance X2, and Breach of Probation X6
The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.  

 

 
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Crime Brief - August 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Type: Break and Enter – Commercial - Arrest
Incident: 17- 30565, 30427, 30428
Incident: A Brantford man is in custody facing numerous charges after police investigate damage and theft at coin operated laundry rooms located at multiple apartment buildings in the city.
 On July 23, 2017 shortly before 7:00 a.m. the accused attended an apartment building on Henry Street (100 block) and forced his way into the apartment building. Surveillance video captured the accused entering the laundry room. Four coin operated laundry machines had been entered and damaged. Damage to the machines is estimated at $1,800.00 and cash was stolen. 
 On August 8, 2017 shortly after 5:00 a.m. the accused attended an apartment building on Freeborn Avenue (0-100). The accused was captured on video surveillance forcing his way into the main entrance to the building. The accused entered a common laundry room area. Six coin-operated laundry machines had been entered and damaged. Damage is estimated at $2,800.00 and cash was stolen.
 On August 11, 2017 a Community Patrol Officer attended a report reagrding a break and enter at an apartment building on Fairview Drive (400 block). The accused forced his way into the apartment building and was captured on video surveillance attending a room on the main floor which used to be the coin operated laundry room. However the laundry room had since been relocated to a different area in the building. The accused then left the building. The accused at one point pulled a hoodie up over his head and attempted to disguise himself with a mask. The Community Patrol Officer who viewed the entire video had recognized the accused captured on camera.
 Shortly after 3:00 p.m. the officer attended at the home of the accused and arrested him for Break and Entering the apartment building on Fairview Drive. The accused was charged with Possession of Break and Enter Instrument, Disguise with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence and Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 a Detective from the Street Crimes Unit completed a follow up investigation regarding the two mentioned break and enters located on Henry Street and Freeborn Avenue. As a result of the investigation the accused was further charged with, Break and Enter and Commit an Indictable Offence X2, Theft under $5,000.00 X2 and Mischief under $5,000.00 X2. The accused Mark Reno SCIBERRAS, 46 years of age was held in custody for a bail hearing.


Type: Fraud
Incident: 17- 31379
Location: Dalhousie Street
Incident: On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 shortly before 4:30 p.m. the accused attended at the Cash Money Loan store on Dalhousie Street and attempted to cash a stolen cheque. Investigation revealed that the cheque had been reported stolen from a motor vehicle on June 1, 2017 in Brantford.
 Wesley Gale MACPHERSON, 27 years of age from Paris was arrested at the business without incident and charged with Attempt Fraud under $5,000.00, Utter Forged Document and Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.   

Type: Mischief
Incident: 17- 31396
Location: Brantford Casino- Icomm Drive
Incident: On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 shortly before 6:00 p.m. the accused attended the Brantford Casino and smashed a front glass door. Investigation revealed that the accused was observed by security staff approaching the front glass window with a rock in his hand. The accused was observed winding up and throwing a large rock through a glass door. The accused a 31year old Brant County man was arrested by security without incident. A BEAT Unit officer attended and the accused was charged with Mischief under $5,000, and Breach of Probation X2. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.


 
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Crime Brief - August 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017

Type: Break and Enter – Commercial
Incident: 17- 31178
Location: Gilkison Street
Incident: On the morning of Tuesday, August 15, 2017 a break in was discovered at a business on Gilkison Street. Sometime overnight unknown persons(s) cut a chain link fence and gained entry to an enclosed compound. Suspect(s) attempted to gain entry to a truck inside the lot with negative results. No items were reported stolen at the time of the report. 

Type: Impaired Driving
Incident: 17- 31208
Location: Edmondson Street
Incident: On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 shortly after 2:00 p.m. a concerned citizen telephoned police to report a possible impaired driver and provided the vehicle and driver description. A community Patrol Officer located the vehicle now parked in a lot on Edmondson Street (50-100 block).  The male was sitting in the driver’s seat and had his seat reclined. The accused displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving- Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle. The accused was uncooperative with police and began kicking the interior of the police cruiser. The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he refused to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Investigation also revealed that the accused is a disqualified driver due to a previous conviction of impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The accused is also on two separate driving suspensions after being charged with Care and Control while impaired in May of 2017 and a driver’s licence suspension for unpaid fines. The accused, a 37 yr old Hagersville man is charged with;
Impaired Driving -Care and Control, Failure to Provide Breath Sample and Drive Motor Vehicle while Disqualified. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. The vehicle the accused was driving was 
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Crime Brief - August 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017

 

Type: Break and Enter – Commercial
Incident: 17- 30988
Location: Fordview Court
Incident: On the morning of Monday, August 14, 2017 a break in to a maintenance room was discovered. The maintenance room is located at an apartment complex on Fordview Court.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) entered the room and stole two table saws, a leaf blower, two gas trimmers and bolt cutters

Type: Break and Enter – Commercial
Incident: 17- 30999
Location: Lynwood Drive
Incident: On the morning of Monday, August 14, 2017 a break in to a garage located at an apartment complex on Lynwood was discovered. The break- in occurred sometime overnight. Two Stihl leaf blowers and a Stihl weed eater were amongst the items stolen.

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 17- 31017
Location: McGuiness Drive
Incident:  On Monday, August 14, 2017 a citizen reported that sometime over the weekend a trailer which had been attached to a pickup truck had been broken into. A pad lock was broken in order to gain entry to the enclosed trailer. A variety of tools were reported stolen.


Type: Motor Vehicle Collision
Incident: 17- 31101
Incident: On Monday, August 14, 2017, shortly before 8:00 p.m., police attended a two vehicle collision at the intersection at Shellard Lane and Veterans Memorial PY.  Vehicle #1, a black Pontiac vehicle driven by a 20 year old Burford man was travelling south bound on Veterans Memorial Py towards the intersection of Shellard Lane. Vehicle #2, a grey Corolla vehicle driven by a 58 year old Brantford woman was travelling south bound on Veterans Memorial PY and turned left in the intersection towards Shellard Lane. Vehicle #1 struck vehicle #2 in the intersection. Vehicle #1 lost control of his vehicle struck a light standard and rolled over in a ditch at the side of the intersection. Both drivers were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries. The intersection was re-opened shortly before 11:00 p.m.
 The BPS Traffic Unit continues their investigation and is asking for witnesses who have yet to speak with police to please come forward and assist with our investigation. Police are also asking for anyone who had a dash mounted camera and was in the area to please contact Constable Scott Cole of the Brantford Police Traffic Unit at 519-756-0113 X 2213   
 
  
 
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Crime Brief - August 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017

 
Type: Break and Enter – Three Businesses
Incident: 17- 30711
Location: King George Road
Incident: On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at around 5:45 a.m. an owner of a business on King George Road (300 block) contacted police after receiving notification from his alarm company that the business had been broken into. On arrival, officers viewed surveillance video which captured two suspects entering the business and stealing a small amount of cash. The suspect descriptions were given out to all other patrols in search of the suspects. Police also received two other break and enters during the early morning hours. At approximately 4:25 a.m. a business on King George Road (100 block) was broken into by damaging a rear dead bolt. Stolen from inside the business was a small black case. At approximately 5:00 a.m. a business was broken into on King George Road (250 block). A patio door was broken in order to gain access. Alcohol and a laptop computer were stolen.  Shortly after 6:00 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer while patrolling the area observed two males who matched the description of the two suspects caught on video. The officer spoke to the two males and as a result of the investigation arrested both males for break and enter. Located on the accused were a crow bar, the stolen lap top, alcohol, cash, and a small black case stolen from the businesses. 
 Robert Michael HOPF, 23 years of Brantford is charged with Break and Enter X3, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Break in Instruments.
 Brandon James PIPER, 20 years of age of Brantford is charged with Break and Enter X3, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Break in Instruments.
 Both accused were held in custody for a bail hearing.
 
Type: Indecent Act
Incident: 17- 30878
Incident: On Sunday August 13, 2017 at around 1:30 p.m. a woman who was standing out front of her home on George Street (100 block) waiting for a ride was approached by an unknown male who had been walking down the street. The male asked her a few questions and then pulled out his genitals and began to masturbate. The woman’s ride arrived and the woman left the area and telephoned the police providing a detailed description of the suspect. Officers began searching the area. A Community Patrol Officer observed a male sitting on a bench at Victoria Park who matched the description of the suspect, including a description of a bag he was carrying. The officer parked his vehicle and approached the suspect. The suspect observed the officer heading his way and began to walk away. The officer approached the male and advised him that he was under arrest for an indecent act. The suspect started running away and the officer pursued him on foot. At one point the suspect turned around raising his arm up and swung a leather belt with a buckle at the officer. The officer quickly jumped out of the way to avoid being struck. The suspect then squared off with the officer where he was taken control of and arrested by the officer. Another female citizen approached officers after observing the arrest of the accused. This second woman advised that prior to officers attending at the park she was walking along Darling Street when she observed the accused walking and masturbating. 
 Kevin Leonard HENRY, 45 years of age is charged with the following offences; Indecent Act, Breach of Probation, Escape Lawful Custody and  Assault with a Weapon.

Type: Theft of Bike - Arrest
Incident: 17- 30907
Incident: On Sunday, August 13, 2017 shortly after 5:00 p.m. a woman telephoned police to report the theft of a bicycle. The woman had rode her bike to a friend’s home on Park Avenue (200 block) and left the bike unattended out front of the home for less than five minutes. Shortly before 6:00 p.m. the victim who was driving in a friend’s vehicle observed a man on her stolen bike in the area of Park Avenue and Sheridan Street and called the police. A Community Patrol Officer attended in the area and observed the suspect riding the stolen bike at the intersection of Marlborough and Park Avenue. The officer ordered the male to stop riding the bike and had conversation with the suspect. As a result of the investigation the male was arrested for possession of stolen property. 
A 35 year old Brantford man is charged with the following offences; Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00 and Breach of Undertaking. The accused was released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date. The bike was returned to the victim. 
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Crime Brief - August 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017

Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17- 30300
Location: Oak Street
Incident: On the morning of Wednesday, August 9, 2017 a rear shed was broken into at a home on Oak Street.  Amongst the items reported stolen was a laptop, cash and cigarettes.   


Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 30361
Incident: On Wednesday August 9, 2017 damage to property at an apartment building on colbonr Street was reported. Sometime on Monday August 7, 2017 unknown person(s) damaged the coin operated laundry machines in a common area of a building. No money was stolen. 

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Crime Brief - August 9, 2017

Aug 9, 2017

Type: Sudden Death Investigation  
Incident: 17- 30272
Location: Forsythe Avenue
Incident: On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at around 4:30 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call from ambulance dispatch to attend an address on Forsythe Avenue regarding a woman in medical distress. The woman was located outside in front of an address on Forsythe Avenue and transported to hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  The sudden death of the woman is being investigated by the Coroner’s Office and assisted by the Brantford Police Service. No other information including the woman’s identity is available at this time. 


Type: Domestic
Incident: 17- 30194
Incident: On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 shortly after 3:30 p.m. police attended a Brantford home regarding a domestic between a 21 year old and his mother. Investigation revealed that the son (accused) had stolen money and threatened to shoot and stab his mother. The son had left the family home prior to police arriving. Officers located the accused a short distance away and he was arrested for Uttering Threats. The accused also threatened three officers who were in attendance stating he would get his gun and shoot them dead. The accused was transported to the police station where he continued to be belligerent with officers, uttering threats and kicking at the windows of the police cruiser. Crack cocaine was also found on the accused person. The accused was processed and when being escorted to the cells he spat on officers.   
 A 21 year old Brantford man is charged with the following offences; Uttering Death Threats X 11, Theft under $5,000.00, Mischief under $5,000.00 X2, Possession of a Controlled Drug – crack cocaine, Assault Police X3 and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 17- 29994
Location: Allwood Street
Incident: On the morning of Monday August 7, 2017 a citizen walking his dog found a black binder containing a man’s wallet and car manual laying on the ground on Allwood Street. A Community Patrol Officer attended to recover the found property. The officer contacted the owner who advised that his vehicle was entered sometime overnight while parked on Allwood Street. The victim advised that credit cards were stolen from the wallet which had been left in the vehicle. The officer advised the victim to immediately contact his credit card companies to cancel the cards and inquire if any fraudulent transactions were made. Information was received that two transactions were made overnight. One transaction was charged to a local taxi company and the other to a Tim Hortons on Dalhousie Street. The officer attended at both the Taxi Company and Tim Hortons to continue the investigation.  While the officer was at Tim Hortons he viewed video surveillance which had captured a woman using the stolen credit card. The officer recognized the suspect as being a woman who was currently sleeping on a bench out front of the Tim Hortons establishment. The officer approached the woman, woke her up and arrested her for fraud. The accused was in possession of the stolen credit cards and personal cheques belonging to the victim from Allwood Street. Also found on the accused were cocaine and a man’s wallet containing identification from a victim on Walnut Street. A citizen had reported the theft of his wallet from a motor vehicle while parked on Walnut Street in July 2017.
 An 18 year old Brantford woman is charged with the following offences; Possession of a Controlled substance-cocaine, Use of Credit Card X2 and Possession of Stolen Credit Card X2. The accused was released from custody on an Appearance Notice with a future court date. 
 

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Crime Brief - August 8, 2017

Aug 8, 2017


Type: Break and Enter- Commercial  
Incident: 17- 29984
Location: St Paul Avenue (400 block)
Incident: On Monday, August 7, 2017 shortly after 5:00 a.m. an intrusion alarm was activated at a business on St Paul Avenue. Unknown suspect(s) forced their way inside the business thru a locked door. Cupboards were rummaged through and several bottles of alcohol were amongst the items reported stolen.    

Type: Domestic - Assault with a Weapon
Incident: 17- 2969
Location: King George Road (200 Block)
Incident: On Monday August 7, 2017 at around 1:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers attended a parking lot on King George Road regarding a stabbing. Investigation revealed that a father and son became involved in a heated verbal argument on the lot on King George Road. The argument became physical where the son (15 years of age) pulled out a knife and stabbed the father several times in the arm and torso area. The father received non-life threatening injuries and was treated at hospital and released. The accused a 15 year old Brantford youth was arrested and charged with the following offences; Assault with a Weapon, Assault Cause Bodily Harm, Uttering Threats to Cause Death and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 
Type: Take Motor Vehicle without Consent
Incident: 17- 29940
Incident: On Sunday August 6, 2017 at around 10:45 p.m. a mother contacted the police to report that her 15 year old daughter had taken her car keys and stolen her vehicle. On Monday morning August 7, 2017 shortly before 5:00 a.m. the daughter returned home with the vehicle. A Community Patrol Officer attended the Brantford family home and the youth was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police service.  The accused was released from custody into her mother’s care on a Promise to Appear officer in charge undertaking with conditions and a future court date.           

Type: Domestic - Arrest
Incident: 17- 29824
Incident: On Sunday August 6, 2017 at approximately 12:30 a.m. a Brantford woman called 911 to report that her x-boyfriend had broken into her home. The victim was returning home and observed through a window at her residence that the x-boyfriend was inside her home. The victim walked to a local convenience store and telephoned police. Officers attended the home and located the accused inside the home of the victim. The accused was arrested without incident. The accused was currently on probation for assault and mischief with conditions to have no contact with the victim. 
 A 25 year old Brantford man is charged with Break and Enter and Breach of Probation X2. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
 

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Crime Brief - August 4, 2017

Aug 4, 2017

 

Type: Break and Enter- Residential Garage 
Incident: 17- 29412
Location: Sycamore Drive
Incident: On the morning of Thursday, August 3, 2017 a homeowner on sycamore discovered that their garage had been entered. Unknown person(s) had attended inside the unlocked garage and stole a Mastercraft air tool set. 

Type: Break and Enter- Residential Shed 
Incident: 17- 29393
Location: Sycamore Drive
Incident: On the morning of Thursday, August 3, 2017 a homeowner on sycamore discovered that their rear shed had been entered. Unknown person(s) had cut a lock of a shed and stole two custom made BMX bikes.
 
Type: Complaint - Dog Left in Vehicle
Incident: 17- 29457
Location: Brant Avenue (200 block)
Incident: On Thursday August 3, 2017 shortly after 3:30 p.m. a concerned citizen telephoned the Brantford Police to report a dog left unattended in a parked vehicle.  The small dog was located inside the vehicle and appeared unharmed. A window was rolled down and a water supply was inside for the dog. The vehicle owner was located and cautioned regarding the dangers of leaving a pet inside a vehicle.
 There are no excuses to leave a pet unattended in a parked vehicle. Parked vehicles can quickly reach hot and deadly temperatures even on milder days and even parked in the shade or with windows slightly open.  Keep pet’s safe, leave them at home if you know you can’t take your pet with you on an errand or visit. 
 If you see an animal in distress please call 310SPCA or the police.

Type: Break and Enter - Residential - Arrest
Incident: 17- 29535
Location: Darling Street (300 Block)
Incident: On Friday August 4, 2017 shortly before 2:00 a.m. concerned citizen’s contacted police to report a break and enter in progress. Community Patrol Officers learned that an unknown male was observed looking in back yards at a townhouse complex. The male then kicked in a door to a resident which was unoccupied. Officers attended and set up containment around the home. Officers engaged the male who had broken into the residence with verbal commands to exit the home. The accused eventually complied and was arrested without incident. A door had been kicked in and sustained damage to the doorjamb and door frame. When searching the accused officers located a drywall saw in the accused’s waistband.
 A 22 year old Hagersville man is charged with; Break and Enter, Mischief to Property and Possession of Break in Tools. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 

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Robbery Investigation - UPDATE Accused Arrested for Robbery

Aug 3, 2017


On August 2, 2017 shortly before 9:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle on Brant Avenue. A male was observed hunched over in the back seat. The officer recognized one male as being Jonathon LUDWIG, who was currently wanted for Robbery related offences. LUDWIG was immediately arrested.
The accused Jonathon Charles LUDWIG, 30 years old of Brantford is charged with the following offences;
* Breach of Probation x2,
*Forcible Confinement,
*Uttering Threats to a Person,
*Kidnapping While Using a Firearm,
*Robbery Using a Firearm,
*Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm,
*Careless Use of a Firearm,
*Using a Firearm While Committing an Offence,
*Pointing a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm,
*Possession of a Firearm, contrary to a Prohibition Order X3.
The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.


Detectives from the Major Crime Unit continue their investigation. Anyone with
information regarding this incident and/or the third involved person(see below original
media release) is encouraged to call Detective Jason Sinning 519-765-0113 ext. 2265

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Original Media Release
 
Type: Robbery 
Incident: 17- 27059
Location: Chatham Street (200 Block)
Incident: On Tuesday July 18, 2017 shortly before 10:00 p.m. a male called 911 to report he was assaulted on Chatham Street. Investigation revealed that the victim, a 31 year old Brantford man was walking on Chatham Street and met up with three male acquaintances (accused) in front of a home on Chatham Street. One of the males known to the victim invited him into the home to talk in private. While the group was talking out front of the home a second male unknown to the victim approached the victim and placed him in a headlock. All three males dragged the victim into the home. Once inside the residence, accused #2 brandished a handgun and threatened the victim to hand over his debit card and pin number. The victim refused and was assaulted by all three accused. The victim was eventually able to break free and run from the house to a neighboring home and call 911 for police assistance. Community Patrol Officers attended and arrested Accused #1. Accused #2 and Accused #3 fled the area prior to police arriving.  Investigation continued and an arrest warrant obtained for the arrest of Accused #2. Accused #3’s identity remains unknown and it is believed he answers to the nickname of ‘Chily’.

 Accused #1, Shawn Jason PEEKHAUS, 41 years of age of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Forcible Confinement,
 Robbery, Kidnapping and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. Investigation continues regarding the other two male parties who fled the scene prior to police arriving.
 
 Accused #2, WANTED Jonathon Charles LUDWIG, 30 years old of Brantford, is to be charged with the following offences; Forcible Confinement, Utter Threats, Robbery with firearm, Kidnapping, Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Careless use of a Firearm, Firearm-Use while Committing an Offence, Point Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Possession of Firearm contrary to Prohibition Order X3 and Breach of Probation X2

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