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Crime Brief - October 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter   
Incident: 17-40373
Location: Webster Street
Incident: On Thursday October 19, 2017 between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. a residence on Webster Street was broken into.  Unknown person(s) broke into the residence through the front door and ransacked the house.  Taken from the residence was jewelry, money and a cellphone. 

Type:    Shoplifting
Incident:  17-40403
Location:  Clarence Street – Shoppers Drug Mart
Incident: On Thursday October 19, 2017 shortly after 2:00 p.m. the accused attended to the Shoppers Drug Mart and was observed by employees selecting various colognes, opening the boxes and concealing the bottles.  The accused was then seen heading towards the exit doors where he exited without any attempts to pay for the concealed merchandise.  The accused was confronted by employees and the cologne was recovered.  Employees contacted the Brantford Police Service as the accused fled the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where the accused was located and arrested.  During the arrest the accused was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance.  
A 41 year old Brantford man has been charged with Theft Under $5000.00, Possession of a Controlled substance X2 and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing

Type:    Break and Enter
Incident:  17-40417
Location:  Park Road South
Incident: On Thursday October 19, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. a residence on Park Road South was broken into through a side entrance.  Unknown person(s) entered and ransacked the residence.  Taken from the residence were tablets and a gaming system.   

Type:     Break and Enter
Incident:  17-40437
Location:  Grey Street
Incident: On Thursday October 19, 2017 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. a residence on Grey Street was entered and items taken.  Unknown person(s) entered the residence through a rear door.  Reported missing from the residence was jewelry, money and prescription medication.

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Crime Brief - October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

Type:  Street Racing   
Incident: 17-40186
Location: Fairview Drive at North Park Street
Incident: On Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 10:39 p.m., a group of vehicles were observed gathered at the intersection of Fairview Drive and North Park Street.  These vehicles could be heard revving their engines, squealing their tires and a large cloud of smoke could be seen within the intersection.  Community Patrol Officers in the area observed vehicles from this group as they accelerated at a high rate of speed from the intersection down Fairview Drive. Traffic stops were performed on two of the vehicles involved.  The drivers a 22 and 21 year old both of Brantford have been charged with Street Racing, their vehicles were impounded and their driver licenses have been suspended for 7 days. 

Type:    Break and Enter
Incident:  17-40295
Location:  Passmore Court
Incident: On Wednesday October 18, 2017 between 1:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. a garage on Passmore Court was entered.  Unknown person(s) entered the garage and took a number of items including electronic equipment. 

Type:     Break and Enter
Incident:  17-40310
Location:  Marlborough Street
Incident: On October 18, 2017 just after 8:30 p.m. police received a 9-1-1 call from an alert neighbour on Marlborough Street.  A van was seen pulling up to a neighbours house and a male was then seen breaking in the front door.  The suspect male was inside for a brief period of time and came running out carrying items from the house.  Neighbours were able to obtain the licence plate for the vehicle before it fled the area.  Investigation revealed that the vehicle used in the Break and Enter had been reported stolen in the Brantford area.  Several items were reported stolen from the residence including jewelry and a computer.   

Type:    Impaired
Incident:  17-40319
Location:  West Street
Incident: On Wednesday October 18, 2017 just after 10:30 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on West Street.  A traffic stop was performed and the male driver was spoken to.  During the investigation the driver displayed signs of impairment and was issued a roadside demand. The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested for Operating a motor vehicle Over 80.  The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he provided two samples of his breath as required by law. The accused readings were 2 times over the legal limit.  The accused a 41 year old Brantford man is charged with; Operate a Motor Vehicle Over 80.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date. 

Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     


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Brantford Man Confronted in his House with a Gun

Oct 18, 2017

Incident #17-38090

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is currently investigating a home invasion where the resident was confronted with a gun and a knife. 

On October 2, 2017 at approximately 11:20 p.m. two unknown males entered a home on Shalfleet Blvd and confronted an 18 year old resident.  One suspect brandished a knife and another was armed with a gun.  The suspects demanded money and the victim was thrown to the ground.  The suspects fled the residence empty handed and met up with a third suspect who remained outside.  The victim did not require medical treatment.   

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1 - white male, late teens, skinny build, dark hair, dark trimmed bread with         

                   a possible mustache, wearing dark pants, dark hoodie with a covering on his face and carrying a 

                   dark coloured backpack.

Suspect #2 -  white male, late teens, with a trimmed beard, wearing dark pants, possibly a zip-       

                     up jacket, a ballcap with a covering on his face and wearing dark shoes

Suspect #3 -   white male, late teens wearing dark clothing.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Chad Francis of the BPS Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2272 or cfrancis@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Crime Brief - October 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter  
Incident: 17-40123
Location: St George St (200 Block)
Incident: On Tuesday October 18, 2017 sometime in the morning a residence on St George Street reported that their attached garage had been entered and a stereo was taken. 

Type:    Impaired
Incident:  17-40181
Location:  Clarence Street
Incident: On Tuesday October 17, 2017 just before 11:00 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer was alerted by a Taxi driver about a possible impaired driver who was swerving all over the road. The Officer located the vehicle and when attempting to stop it observed the vehicle drifting over the center line.   A traffic stop was performed and the female driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where she provided two samples of her breath as required by law. The accused readings were 2 times over the legal limit.  The accused a 40 yr old Brantford woman is charged with; Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired and Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date. 

Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     
 
Type:     Break and Enter
Incident:  17-40171
Location:  Admiral Drive
Incident: On October 17, 2017 sometime during the day a residence on Admiral Street was broken into and ransacked.  Unknown person(s) had entered the residence through a rear door.  No items were reported taken at the time of the report. 


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Brantford Police Issue Warrant for Man Involved in Shooting

Oct 17, 2017

Incident #39005-17

Brantford Police Service seeks assistance from the public to help locate wanted man and identify two other persons involved in a shooting incident on Darling Street.

Through investigation, the BPS Major Crime Unit has identified the man believed responsible for discharging a firearm at a Darling Street complex. On October 9, 2017 three men were involved in a confrontation where a firearm was pointed and discharged.    

A warrant has been issued for 21 year old Goran KAKAMAD, who is also known as ‘Moe’. The accused is described as a Middle Eastern male, 5’7”, 152 pounds with short straight black hair and a short beard.

KAKAMAD is wanted for the following offences; Discharge firearm with intent; careless use of a firearm; pointing a firearm; unauthorized possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm knowing its unauthorized; possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition; carry concealed weapon; weapons dangerous and breach of probation.

KAKAMAD is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Call 911 immediately if observed.
 

Police are also seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a second suspect male involved with this incident. The second male who was captured on surveillance video is described as a black male with a dark complexion, in his twenties, with medium length dark hair that sticks up on his head. He was last seen wearing a dark Nike t-shirt with white lettering and swoosh on the front, dark jeans and white shoes and riding a bright yellow mountain bike.

 

Police are also urging a third male who was present during the confrontation to come forward and speak with investigators.

The Brantford Police Service warn those who may be giving KAKAMAD support, whether financial or in accommodations that they are at risk of facing serious criminal charges.
 

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit Detectives are working together with Detectives from the Hamilton Police Service as the accused; KAKAMAD is known to frequent the Hamilton area and is also wanted by their service for an incident occurring on October 6, 2017.    https://hamiltonpolice.on.ca/community/news/2017/10/news-release-man-wanted-after-weekend-shooting

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Jason Davis, of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.


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Original Media Release

October 10, 2017

On October 9, 2017 shortly before 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received several calls about a disturbance in the area of a Darling Street complex.  Citizens reported hearing gun shots in the area.  Investigation revealed that three males met up with each other at a parking lot of a Darling Street townhouse complex.  The males became involved in a dispute where one male pointed a firearm at another.  The dispute escalated and the firearm was discharged.  There is no information to suggest that anyone was injured and there is no evidence that property was damaged as a result of a firearm being discharged.  Three unidentified males fled the scene prior to police arriving.  At the time of the disturbance residents including children were nearby in the area.  Detectives from the Major Crime Unit believe that the males are known to each other and that this was not a random act of violence.  Detectives seek the identity of the three males involved in this disturbance.  The three persons of interest are described as:    

Person #1  - Male, tan complexion, 20’s with a slim build, short dark hair, goatee and thin beard, wearing black t-shirt, dark jeans and white shoes, last seen on foot West bound on Stanly Street from the complex

Person #2 - Male, black with a dark complexion, 20’s, medium length black hair, wearing black t-shirt, dark jeans and light colored shoes riding a mountain bike last seen towards Darling Street from the complex

Person #3 - Male, white, 20’s, slim build, blue hoody and brown pants and black shoes and a baseball cap, last seen towards Darling Street from the complex 

The BPS Major Crime Unit is currently investigating this incident and encourages anyone with information to contact Det. Jason Davis of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or jdavis@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.    

Crime Brief - October 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017

Type:  Mischief 
Incident: 17-39926
Location: St Leo’s School – 233 Memorial Drive
Incident: On Monday October 16, 2017 school officials reported damaged to the front entry way to the school.  Sometime over the weekend unknown person(s) burned the front entry keypad swipe card system to the school.  No access was gained to the school.           

Type:    Break and Enter
Incident:  17-39934
Location:  Murray Street (200 Block)
Incident: On Monday October 16, 2017 a business on Murray Street reported that they had been broken into sometime over the weekend and damage caused to the inside.  Unknown person(s) gained entry to the business via a window where a fire extinguisher was discharged and property inside was spray painted.  At the time of the report nothing was reported missing.  

Type:     Mischief
Incident:  17-39949
Location:  Grand Valley Christian School – Golf Road
Incident: On Monday October 16, 2017 school officials reported damage to the school grounds.  Sometime over the weekend a vehicle was driven on the school grounds causing damage.  

Type:  Theft from vehicle
Incident: 17-39974
Location: Eighth Ave
Incident: On Monday October 16, 2017 an Eight Ave resident reported that at around 1:30 a.m. their truck was entered.  A large amount of tools were stolen from the bed area of the truck.  

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Crime Briefs - October 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017


Type:  Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17-39896
Location: North Park Street – Grandview School
Incident: On October 16, 2017 a Community Patrol Officer attended at Grandview School regarding a break and enter. Sometime over the weekend unknown persons entered the school by breaking a glass window. It is unknown if anything was stolen at the time of the report. 

Type:   Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident:  17-39884
Location:  Kitchener Avenue
Incident:  Shortly after 2:00 a.m. an unknown male broke into a vehicle parked in a
driveway on Kitchener Avenue.  The suspect is described as a white male, 6’0, stalky build, wearing a grey sweater and blue jeans.  The suspect was last seen headed towards Sanderson Street. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. No items were reported stolen at the time of the report.

Type:  Impaired Driving
Incident: 17-39855
Location: Highway 24/ King George Road
Incident: On Sunday October 15, 2017 shortly after 7:00 p.m. a concerned citizen telephoned 911 to report a possible impaired driver on Highway 24 headed into Brantford. The vehicle was observed swerving in its lane and crossing the centre lane several times. Two citizens followed the suspect vehicle into Brantford where the vehicle was observed to strike a curb. The vehicle was then observed parking on Kent Road. Officers attended and had conversation with the female driver. 
The female driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where she provided samples of her breath as required by law. The accused readings were over the legal limit. A 66 yr old Cambridge woman was charged with; Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired and Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit.
Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear.   

Type:  Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17-39727
Location: Dundas Street
Incident: Sometime between 6:30 and 11:30 p.m. unknown persons kicked in a rear door at a home on Dundas Street and ransacked the inside. Amongst the items stolen was a gold watch. 


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 - October 13, 2017

Oct 13, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter  
Incident: 17-39478
Location: Baldwin Ave
Incident: On Friday October 13, 2017 shortly after 8:00 a.m. a male broke into a garage and a trailer at a residence located on Baldwin Ave.  The male fled on a bicycle towing a shopping cart which contained property stolen from the Break and Enter.  The home owners who were returning home observed the unknown male with their property in the shopping cart.  The home owners confronted the male in order to get their property back.  The male pulled a knife on them, fled on foot towards River Road and jumped over the retaining wall.  The home owners remained with the shopping cart and called 9-1-1, Community Patrol Officers along with the BPS K9 Unit attended the area in search of the suspect.  The suspect was located near the river and arrested for the Break and Enter.  At the time of the arrest the accused was found to be in possession of items taken including Jewelry.  The home owners were not injured during the confrontation.  A 21 year old Brantford man remains in custody while the investigation continues.  The accused is facing charges of Break, Enter and Commit and Weapon related offences and will be held in custody for a bail hearing.  Anyone with information regarding this Break and Enter is encouraged to contact Det. Jeff Lawson of the BPS Street Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x.2282, jlawson@police.brantford.on.ca.        

Type:    Break and Enter
Incident:  17-39423
Location:  Hilda Street
Incident: On Thursday October 12, 2017 between 3:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. a residence on Hilda Street was broken into and ransacked.  Unknown person(s) entered the residence through a rear window.  No items were reported stolen at the time of the report. 

Type:    Suspicious Person
Incident:  17-39469
Location:  Walnut Street
Incident: On Friday October 13, 2017 just after 5:00 a.m. police received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen about a person in the area believed to be in possession of a gun or a sling shot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located a male in possession of a hockey stick.  Officers had conversation with the male who advised he was chasing away a skunk with the hockey stick as it had just sprayed his dogs.     

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Crime Briefs - October 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

Type:  Graffiti
Incident: 17-39232
Location: St George Street – Queensway Baptist Church
Incident: On October 11, 2017 a Community Patrol Officer attended at the Queensway Baptist church to  investigate an act of vandalism. Sometime in the last few days unknown person(s) spray painted graffiti on the side of the building. 

Type:               Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident:          17-39234
Location:         Alice Street
Incident:          Sometime over the long weekend unknown person(s) entered locked
containers and several trailers on the property of a building on Alice Street. Amongst the items stolen were wires, miscellaneous tools and a welding tank.

Type:  Possession of Stolen Property
Incident: 17-39260
Location: Murray Street
Incident: On Wednesday October 11, 2017 shortly before 2:00 p.m. Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit observed a Chevrolet Impala driving on Murray Street. The plates returned as stolen and were registered to a Kia vehicle.
 The vehicle parked on Murray Street and a female driver and a male passenger were arrested outside for possession of stolen property. The male accused was found in possession of 3 grams of marihuana.
 A 37 year old Brantford woman is charged with Possession of Stolen Property and released on an Appearance Notice with a court date on November 22, 2017.
 A 31 year old Hagersville man is charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Breach of Probation and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marihuana. The accused was released on an Appearance Notice also with a court date on November 22, 2017.


Type:               Break and Enter - Residential
Incident:          17-39325
Location:         Wellington Street (300 block)
Incident:          On Thursday October 11, 2017 shortly before 10:00 p.m. a home owner returned to his Wellington Street address. The victim observed a man coming from the front door of his home and entered into a dark coloured Jeep which had been parked on the road. The vehicle was last seen travelling west bound on Wellington Street. The unknown suspect(s) had forced open the front door and ransacked the inside of the home. Amongst the items stolen were electronics, two guitars and jewellery.


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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Public Assistance Requested After Women Punched in Shallow Creek Park

Oct 11, 2017

Incident#17-38757

The Branford Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male who followed and assaulted a female in Shallow Creek Park. 

On October 7, 2017 shortly before 6:00 p.m. a 32 year old Brantford woman was sitting in Shallow Creek Park located at 5 East Avenue.  The victim had been sitting in the park waiting for friends when she was approached by an unknown male who engaged her in conversation.  The victim became uneasy with the conversation and began to walk away when she was followed by the suspicious male.  The male again engaged her in conversation and asked to borrow a lighter.  A short time later the male punched the victim in the arm.  The victim was able to leave the area and contacted the Brantford Police Service.  Community Patrol Officers attended and searched the area for the suspicious male but were unable to locate him.  The BPS is requesting the assistance from the public in identifying the male. 

The subject male is described as a white male, in his 30’s, 5’10” – 5’11” tall, with a medium build with dark hair shaved on the sides and longer on top, wearing a grey sweatshirt with a black t-shirt with red writing underneath, blue jeans and red running shoes. 

 

The BPS Major Crime Unit is currently investigating this incident and encourages anyone with information to contact Det. Darryl Graham of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206 or dgraham@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  

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