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Crime Brief - June 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

Type:  Assault with Weapon           
Incident: 18-24258
Location: Dalhousie Street  
Incident: On Sunday June 24, 2018 just after 4:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a business on Dalhousie Street about a suspicious male with a knife. An employee had been outside working when they were followed back into the store by an unknown male.  The male proceeded to pull a knife on the employee.  The employee tried to get the male to put the knife away as she was unsure what his intentions were and she was concerned for her safety and the safety of the customers.  The male left the store without causing any further problems.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male.  The male was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  Ross Reginald Roberts a 48 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault with a Weapon, Possession of Weapons for Dangerous Purpose and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.   
 
Type:  Theft - Arrest            
Incident: 18-24284
Location:  Stanley Street         
Incident:  On Sunday June 24, 2018 just after 7:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a store on Stanley Street.  The employee reported that an unknown male had just stolen a number of items and fled.  The employee and a citizen followed the male to a local park where they spoke to the male while waiting for police.  During the interaction with the suspect he pulled a knife on them and threatened to stab them if they didn’t leave him alone.  The suspect fled on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male a short distance away.  The accused was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.   An 18 year old male from Ohsweken is charged with Theft Under $5000, Assault with a Weapon x2, Uttering threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm x2, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 
  
Type:  Break and Enter - Arrest         
Incident: 18-24108
Location: Brunswick Street    
Incident: On Saturday June 23, 2018 just after 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received report of a Break and Enter in progress at an address on Brunswick Street.  The owner of the residence had caught an unknown male inside his residence.  The suspect male fled out the back door.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and searched for the suspect male.  Investigation revealed that the suspect had pried open the rear sliding door to the residence to gain entry.  While searching the area for the suspect Officers were advised that the suspect had stolen a bicycle from another residence in the area and had taken off.  The bicycle had since been recovered a short distance away.  The suspect was seen in the area going through backyards in attempts to avoid police.  After a short foot pursuit the accused was located and arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by court orders with conditions.  Brandon Allan Davie a 37 year old Brantford male is charged with Theft Under $5,000, Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000, Break & Enter with Intent and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type: Disturbance         
Incident: 18-24156
Location: Tollgate Road    
Incident: On Saturday June 23, 2018 just after 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Tollgate Road.  The victim advised that her brother had attended to her residence and started to cause a disturbance; he was asked to leave and was refusing.  During the disturbance the accused assaulted the victim, threatened to kill her and damaged a vehicle in the driveway.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the male.  The male was agitated and causing a scene outside the residence.  Officers were able to calm the male who was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 40 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault, Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Mischief to Property Under $5000, Cause a Disturbance and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code. The accused was held for a bail hearing.  
 
 

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Crime Brief - June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

Type:  Suspicious Person           
Incident: 18-23809
Location: Clarence Street/ Colborne Street  
Incident: On Thursday June 21, 2018 just after 12:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a report of a suspicious male in the area of Clarence Street and Colborne Street.  The male was seen walking in the area and openly consuming alcohol in public.  Community Patrol Offices attended to the area where they located the male.  As officers approached and started to speak to the male he became aggressive and started to throw beer bottles at the officers.  The accused was arrested without further incident.  A 40 year old Ohsweken make is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault Police under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type:  Stunt Driving              
Incident: 18-23897
Location: King George Road         
Incident:  On Friday June 22, 2018 just after 5:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers as part of a Road Safety Initiative were monitoring traffic on King George Road.  Officers were monitoring the speed of traffic in the area.  Officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed weaving in and out of traffic.  The vehicle was confirmed to be travelling over a 135 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone.  Officers located the vehicle and performed a traffic stop.  A 49 year old Brantford male is charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt Speeding by 50 Km/hr or more and Speeding 135 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone under the Highway Traffic Act.  The driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days     
 
Type:  Attempt Stolen Vehicle - Arrest         
Incident: 18-23825
Location: Lynden Road    
Incident: On Thursday June 21, 2018 just before 3:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a business on Lynden Road.  Two unknown males were seen trying to steal a vehicle from the business parking lot.  One of the accused was seen entering and trying to start the vehicle while the other kept lookout.  When the suspects were unsuccessful they were seen fleeing the area on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they were able to locate and arrest both accused without incident.  Investigation revealed that accused #1 was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  He was also found to be in possession of a knife as well as tools.  Accused #2 was found to be in possession of Fentanyl, tools and items that had been stolen from a local business.  James Bradley Shillington a 33 year old Brantford male is charged with Attempt Theft of Motor Vehicle, Breach of Probation, Possession of Weapons Dangerous x2 and Possession of Break and Enter Tools under the Criminal Code.  Nicholas King Hindriks a 33 year old Brantford male is charged with Attempt Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft Under $5000, Possession of stolen property under $5000 and Possession of Break and Enter tools under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The accused were both held in custody for a bail hearing. 
 

Police Request Assistance In Locating Missing Man

Jun 21, 2018

INC#18-23635
Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 61 year old male, Werner Praass. 
Werner Praass is described as a white male, 6’3 ", average build, with grey short receding hairline and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and white running shoes.  He was observed leaving the Brantford General Hospital on June 19, 2018 around 2:00 p.m.  Police are concerned for his wellbeing. 
On June 20, 2018 Werner Praass was seen on a Greyhound bus travelling from Brantford to Ottawa with various stops including Toronto.  Banking records confirm that he has been in Toronto. 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or your local Police Service.    
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Crime Brief - June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018

Type:  Fraud - Arrest           
Incident: 18-23663
Location: King George Road   
Incident: On Wednesday June 20, 2018 just after 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a banking institution on King George Road.  Employees advised that there was an unknown male inside the bank who was trying to withdrawal money from an account with identification that was believed to be false.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the accused as he fled the bank across the parking lot.  The accused was arrested without incident.  Officers confirmed that the identification was false and that the male was not the male he was claiming to be.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  John Craig Maxwell a 46 year old Montreal male is charged with Fraud Over $5000, Fraud Under $5000, Personation with Intent, Utter Forged Document and Fail to Comply with Recognizance.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type:  Fraud                
Incident: 18-23670
Location: Park Road         
Incident:  On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Brantford Police Service received a report of a Fraud by way of a Canada Revenue Agency scam.  The victim advised that he had been contacted by phone by an individual claiming to be from the CRA, that the victim owed money and that a warrant was going to be put out for his arrest.  The scammer advised the victim that in order to settle his account he would need to deposit money into a Bitcoin account.  The victim believing that the individual was from the CRA went to his bank and withdrew funds and in turn went and deposited them into a Bitcoin account.  The victim was then told that the amount he had deposited would only take care of the funds owing on his account and that he would need to deposit further funds to have the warrant canceled.  The victim then went and deposited further funds into the Bitcoin account.  The victim realized that he had been a victim of a scam and reported it to police.  The Brantford Police Service wants to remind people that the CRA will not contact you at home and threaten you saying there is a warrant out for your arrest nor will they ask you to pay for and settle your account with Bitcoin, Prepaid credit cards or gift cards.  If you feel the person you are talking to is not a legitimate representative from the CRA hang up the phone and contact the CRA yourself.  


HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BEING A VICTIM OF FRAUD:

• Never give out personal information or credit card information to an unknown source over the telephone and/or unsecured email
• You can stop a telephone scam by just hanging up
• When contacted about your personal accounts never click on a web link attached to the email to "verify” or "confirm”
• Confirm with family members or your bank before transferring any funds  
• Educate yourself by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website at
www.antifraudcentre.ca
 
Type:  Disturbance         
Incident: 18-23673
Location: Dalhousie Street    
Incident: On Wednesday June 20, 2018 just after 2:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a suspicious male walking down Dalhousie Street.  The male was carrying a large stick and was using it to smash garbage cans and hitting it off walls, yelling and screaming at people trying to engage them in a fight.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male who was arrested without incident.    A 33 year old Brantford male is charged with Causing a Disturbance and Possession of Weapons Dangerous.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                   
 
 

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Brantford Police Investigating a Series of Incidents

Jun 20, 2018

Inc#18-23572

Brantford Police Service is currently investigating a series of incidents that occurred during the evening of June 19, 2018 in the East end of the City. 

At approximately 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Elgin Street.   Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they observed the vehicle.  The vehicle was identified as being reported stolen and was involved in a theft of gas at a local gas station.  Officers approached the vehicle where they observed two occupants in the front seat of the vehicle.  The driver proceeded to ram a marked police vehicle and fled the scene at a high rate of speed.   Shortly after dealing with the vehicle Brantford Police Service received a report of three vehicles that had been set on fire on Abbott Court.

Brantford Police Service received further information that a suspicious vehicle had been seen around the area of the Lynden Park Mall.  Community Patrol Officers attended and investigation revealed that another vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot and was seen leaving East Bound on Lynden Road.    Officers observed smoke coming from a vehicle fire on Bodine Drive and discovered that the original stolen vehicle had been set on fire.  The latest stolen vehicle was seen entering a set of train tracks of off Lynden Road.  A report was received that the stolen vehicle had been struck by a train and the two occupants had fled the area on foot.  Officers attended to the area and with the assistance from the OPP K9 a track was conducted.  During the track it was discovered that the two suspects had stolen another vehicle from a property located on McMillian Road and fled the area.
 
Brantford Police Service has identified two people of interest and is currently investigating this string of events and is requesting anyone with information to contact us 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

Crime Breif - June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

Type:  Impaired            
Incident: 18-23461
Location: Colborne Street   
Incident:  On Tuesday June 19, 2018 just after 12:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a motor vehicle traveling on Colborne Street travelling the wrong way on marked one way street.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver.  Upon speaking to the driver, Officers observed signs of impairment and a roadside screening device was administered at the scene.  The driver failed the roadside and was arrested.  The driver was transported to the Brantford Police Service where she was to provide two samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused readings were over the legal limit.  A 34 year old Hamilton woman is charged with Operate Motor Vehicle – Over 80. The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                          

Type:  Brake and Enter - Residential                
Incident: 18-23357
Location:  Harold Ave         
Incident:  On Monday June 18, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a report of a Break and Enter to a residence on Harold Ave.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) entered the garage.  Reported taken was a gold bag, a mountain bike and speakers. 

Type: Break and Enter - Commercial         
Incident: 18-23338
Location: Colborne Street    
Incident: On Monday June 18, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a report of a Break and Enter to a construction site on Colborne Street.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) entered the construction site and into a locked and secured area.  Reported stolen was various tools.               
 

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Crime Brief - June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

Type:  Assault with Weapon            
Incident: 18-23277
Location: Colborne Street   
Incident: On Sunday June 17, 2018 just after 7:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call to a residence on Colborne Street.  The owner of the property had attended to the residence in order to do repairs to one of the units.  When the owner arrived he announced his presence after giving proper notice.  The owner was met by the tenant who yelled at the owner and started a verbal argument with him.  The tenant then ran at the owner with a large knife and threatened to stab him.  The owner was able to leave the property and contact police.  Community Patrol Officers attended where they located and arrested the accused without incident.  A 36 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Dangerous Weapon, Assault with a Weapon and Uttering threats to Cause Bodily Harm or Death.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                          

Type:   Robbery                  
Incident: 18-23152
Location:  Colborne Street         
Incident:  On Saturday June 16, 2018 just before 9:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a male that had just been robbed in a parking lot on Colborne Street.   The victim had been walking through the parking lot when he was approached and confronted by a group of males.  When he was confronted he was struck from behind and was then assaulted by some of the males.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.  At one point during the incident the victim was knocked to the ground.  While on the ground his wallet was taken from his pocket which contained money and identification. The suspects then fled the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the suspects who fled on foot.  After a short foot pursuit the accused were arrested.  Investigation revealed that some of the accused were currently bound by court orders with conditions.  An 18 year old Brantford male is charged with Robbery under the Criminal Code.  An 18 year old Brantford male is charged with Robbery under the Criminal Code and Breach of Probation under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.   A 20 year old Brantford male is charged with Robbery and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  All three accused were held for a bail hearing.   

Type: Domestic           
Incident: 18-23085
Location: Drummond Street    
Incident: On Saturday June 16, 2018 just after 1:00 p.m. the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Drummond Street.  The victim and his girlfriend had gotten into a verbal argument which had turned physical.  The two had been arguing in the rear yard when the accused picked up a large patio stone and threatened to throw it at the victim.     The accused after dropping the patio stone and going inside the residence came back out a short time later and struck the victim in the face with her hand.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the parties involved.  The accused was arrested without incident.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the altercation.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by an order with conditions.  The accused a 25 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon and Breach of a Peace Bond.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.           
 
 

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Area Evacutaed Due To A Gas Leak

Jun 15, 2018

UPDATE
It has been confirmed that a construction crew performing road work hit a natural gas line during excavation in the Banbury Rd. area.
Union Gas, Brantford Fire Department, and Brantford Police Service are on scene.  Homes in the immediate area have been evacuated as a precaution.
The area is safe and gas has been turned off.  Repairs are underway.
Further information will be sent out when residents can return to their homes and the relighting of natural gas appliances can begin.

ORIGINAL

On Friday June 15, 2018 at approximately 0820 AM Brantford Police Service were contacted by Brantford Fire Department about a gas leak in the 100 block of Banbury Road.
The leak may have occurred during construction.
With the assistance of Brantford Transit, Brantford Police Service and Brantford Fire Department evacuated numerous persons with the area.
Victim Services of Brant attended to assist as well. 
Police are requesting that persons do not attend within the Brantwood Park Road and Banbury Road area.
Emergency services and Union Gas are on scene.  It is anticipated this incident will be contained within a few hours.

Crime Brief - June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018

Type:  Suspicious Fire            
Incident: 18-22579
Location: King George Road   
Incident: On Wednesday June 13, 2018 just before 5:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call to attend with Brantford Fire regarding vehicles that were on fire.  A report was received that three vehicles were on fire in the parking lot at 300 King George Road.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and assisted Brantford Fire.  All three vehicles sustained significant fire damage.  The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is investigating the incident and are asking for the publics assistance. 

Anyone with information or who may have video footage of the area is requested to contact Det. Darryl Graham at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206 or
dgraham@police.brantford.on.ca .

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

Type:  Assault with Weapon            
Incident: 18-22563
Location: Dalhousie Street   
Incident: On Tuesday June 12, 2108 just before 11:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance on Dalhousie Street.  A male was seen chasing another male down the street who was apparently throwing gasoline onto the other male.  The two males had gotten into a verbal argument when the accused took a lit bottle of gasoline and threw it at the victim missing him.  The accused then took a second bottle, lit it and again threw it at the victim, missing him a second time.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located both parties involved.  The accused was arrested without incident.  The victim was not injured in the altercation.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by court order with conditions.  A 38 year old Brantford male is charged with Using Explosives, Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Possession of an Explosive Substance while Prohibited, Assault with a Weapon x2 and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                          

Type:   Impaired                  
Incident: 18-22128
Location: Park Ave       
Incident:  On Tuesday June 12, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a motor vehicle traveling on Wayne Gretzky Parkway without its lights on.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  Upon speaking to the driver, Officers observed signs of impairment and a roadside screening device was administered at the scene.  The driver failed the roadside and was arrested.  The driver was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide two samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused readings were over the legal limit. Investigation revealed that the accused was a novice driver and that the vehicle he was driving was taken without the consent of the owner.  A 29 year old Brantford male is charged with Operate Motor Vehicle – Over 80 and Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent under the Criminal Code. He is also charged with G1 licanece holder unaccompanied by a qualified driver, G1 licence holder drive at unlawful hour and Drive without proper headlights/rear lights under the Highway Traffic Act.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days.        

Type: Break and Enter – Residential           
Incident: 18-22519
Location: Wellington Street    
Incident: On Tuesday June 12, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a call about a Break and Enter to a residence on Wellington Street.  Sometime during the afternoon unknown person(s) broke into the residence through the back door.  The residence was ransacked.  Reported stolen was power tools.       

Type: Break and Enter – Residential           
Incident: 18-22507
Location: Kent Road    
Incident: On Tuesday June 12, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a call about a Break and Enter to a residence on Kent Road.  Sometime during the day unknown person(s) broke into the residence through the front door.  The residence was rummaged through and a number of items were taken including jewelry.         
 
 

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Crime Brief - June 11, 2018

Jun 11, 2018

Type:   Break and Enter – Residential           
Incident:  18-22139
Location:  Bridge Street   
Incident:  On Sunday June 10, 2018 just after 7:00 a.m. Brantford police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Bridge Street. The resident reported that they had been asleep when they awoke and caught someone breaking into their residence through an open window.  The unknown male suspect stole a cell phone and fled the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they were able to locate and arrest the accused without incident.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 46 year old Brantford male is charged with Break, Enter and Commit and Fail to Comply with Undertaking.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                       

Type:   Impaired                  
Incident: 18-22128
Location:  Park Ave       
Incident:  On Sunday June 10, 2018 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a possible impaired driver in the area of Park Ave.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle on Murray Street.  A traffic stop was performed and officers spoke to the female driver.  Upon speaking to the driver, Officers observed signs of impairment and a roadside screening device was administered at the scene.  The driver failed the roadside and was arrested.  The driver was transported to the Brantford Police Service where she was to provide two samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused readings were over the legal limit. A 24 year old Brantford woman is charged with Operate Motor Vehicle – Over 80.  Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.        

Type: Break and Enter – Residential           
Incident: 18-22158
Location: Chatham Street   
Incident: On Sunday June 10, 2018 just after 12:00 p.m. Brantford police Service received a call about two suspicious people who were seen in and around a residence on Chatham Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the two accused at the rear of the residence. Investigation revealed that the two accused had broken into and entered a shed at the rear of the property.  During the arrest the one accused was found to be in possession of a small amount of crystal methamphetamine.  A 41 year old Brantford male is charged with Break and Enter with Intent.  A 35 year old Brantford female is charged with Break and Enter with Intent under the Criminal Code and Possession of a Controlled Substance (crystal methamphetamine) under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.    
 
 

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