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May 19, 2016

On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a stabbing that occurred in the area of the Grand River behind Earl Haig Waterpark. 


Police learned that an adult male victim was alone at the river when he encountered the male suspect, who was unknown to him.  Both the victim and suspect were fishing near one another when the suspect took issue with the victim and a physical confrontation ensued. 


The situation escalated to a point in which the suspect picked up a knife and stabbed the victim in the leg. The victim attended the hospital where he was treated and released. 


The Brantford Police Canine Unit assisted Major Crime & Patrol Officers with a search for evidence in the area.  At this point, police are still attempting to identify the suspect.


The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40’s, approximately 6’ tall, with a grey beard. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a jean jacket and blue jeans.


Police are asking for anyone who may have information to call Sergeant Grant Davies at 519-756-7050 ext. 2274 or to call Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

Crime Brief - May 18 & 19, 2016

May 19, 2016

Type:            Arrest- Drugs

Locations:     Maitland Street

Incident:        Previously Reported: On Monday 16 May 2016, Brantford Police received information regarding a 24 yr old Brantford man who was selling illegal drugs.  Information was that the male was carrying a shotgun in a green duffle bag along with the drugs.  Police observed the male (carrying the green duffle bag) walking on Maitland Street. The male was arrested and the bag searched.  No firearm was located in the duffle bag. 

On Tuesday May 17, 2016 BPS Detectives  executed a search warrant at the male’s address. Assistance from the SPCA was required due to the residence containing 3 large aggressive dogs at residence.  Two firearms were found, along with brass knuckles, illegal drugs (cocaine, ecstasy, Psilocybin and marijuana) and a large amount of cash. 

As a result of the investigation, the 24 yr old Brantford man stands charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, and four counts of trafficking drugs


Type:             Arrest - Assault, Fraud

Locations:     Gordon Street and then on Dalhousie Street

Incident:        On May 17, 2016, at 310pm, a male was seen at a residence on Gordon Street.  The male was on conditions not to attend this specific address.  When confronted the male slapped a cell phone from the victim’s hand as she attempted to call Police and take a picture of him for evidence purposes.  The male then fled the residence on foot.

Police then attended the residence and learned that the male was on three separate probation orders for various serious Criminal Code offences.  Furthermore, investigation revealed that the male was at a cheque cashing store at the same moment trying to cash a cheque that belonged to the victim (had cell phone slapped out of her hand).  The male was located at the cheque cashing store with the fraudulent stolen cheques and was charged with theft under $5000, Fraud under $5,000, Utter a forged document, assault and three counts of breach of probation.

                     The 20 yr old Brantford man was arrested without incident, and was held for bail.




Type:            MVC- Arrest –Impaired Driving

Locations:     Albion Street

Incident:        On Wednesday May 18, 2016 around 1am police received numerous 9-1-1 calls that a vehicle was observed travelling the wrong way on Albion St.  Near the intersection of Albion and Church street the vehicle  struck a parked car.  The impact caused the vehicle that was being driven the wrong way to flip onto its’ side.  The driver was observed by neighbours crawling out of the car and then the driver began rocking the vehicle, trying to right it back on its wheels (unsuccessfully). As police attended to the scene the male driver fled and ran into a backyard and was chased by police on foot and quickly caught and arrested for impaired driving. 

The male was taken to the hospital (BGH) for examination due to the damage of the vehicle for possible internal injuries.  While at the hospital the male provided two breath tests which resulted in his alcohol reading being 1 ½ times the legal limit.  The 23 yr old Brantford male was medically cleared from the hospital and released with a future court date.

Type:            Disturbance

Location:       Market and Chatham Street

Incident:        A 28 yr old Brantford man is recovering after police received a call around 2am on May 19, 2016 from EMS that they were attending to Market and Chatham Street regarding a male bleeding heavily from his head.   Officers attended and learned that the victim had been in an altercation. Investigators learned that the victim was struck in the head with a beer glass and then stabbed with the broken portion.  The victim refused treatment at the BGH and was uncooperative with police.  Police are asking for witnesses that may have witnessed the altercation to come forward.  The suspect is described as a short, black male. 

Crime Brief - May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

Type:            Arrest- Drugs

Locations:     Maitland Street

Incident:        On Monday 16 May 2016, Brantford Police received information regarding a 24 yr old Brantford man who was selling illegal drugs.  Information was that the male was carrying a shotgun in a green duffle bag along with the drugs.  Police observed the male (carrying the green duffle bag) walking on Maitland Street. The male was arrested and the bag searched.  No firearm was located in the duffle bag.  However, the male was carrying a large amount of cash and was subsequently charged with Possession of Proceeds of Crime.  A second male walking with the 24 yr old was also arrested and searched and he was found to have cocaine and marijuana in his pockets.  The 21 yr old Brantford man was charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Due to the public’s safety, the male carrying the duffle bag was held in custody as police prepared a search warrant for a Maitland Street home.  The search warrant is expected to take place today to search for the gun.

Type:            Arrest- Threats with a Gun

Locations:     Harris Ave.

Incident:        On Monday, May 16, 2016, police were dispatched to attend Harris Avenue regarding a female outside of an apartment building yelling.  Further information was that the female had a gun in her car, which was parked out front of the building. 

Upon arriving on scene, police located the female’s vehicle; however, she was not around.  Inside of the vehicle, police could clearly see a rifle lying up against the front passenger seat.  Upon further investigation, the rifle turned out to be a rifle BB gun.  Police located the female walking out of the apartment building and immediately detained her.

Police investigation revealed that the female was in the process of moving out and had become angry at two of the apartment’s residents.  During a heated exchange of words the female had went out to her vehicle and showed the two females the BB rifle, holding it out in front of her, and threatened the two ladies.

As a result of this investigation, the 19 yr old female was charged with possession of a weapon dangerous and uttering threats to person.  The gun was seized and the female was released with a future court date.



Type:            Arrest -Stabbing

Locations:     Skate Park

Incident:        As previously reported through a Media Release on Saturday May 14th, a 19 yr old male has been arrested for the stabbing that occurred on Saturday May 14, 2016, around 2am. The victim and the accused knew each other and were at the skate park located behind the Casino.  Investigation revealed that the two became engaged in a confrontation that turned into a physical fight.  Which turned bloody, when the accused used a knife to stab the victim numerous times.  The accused fled the area and the victim was transported to the Hamilton General Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries as a result of being stabbed several times.  The victim suffered a punctured lung.  A knife was recovered nearby.

As a result of the police investigation, a 19 yr old Brantford man is charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.  He was to attend a bail hearing this morning.


The following are updates to past reported Crime Briefs…….


Type:            Stolen Tractor Trailer and Tires

Locations:     Sinclair Blvd, Brantford – York Regional Police

Incident:        On May 3, 2016 BPS reported that a trailer loaded with tires was stolen from a business on Sinclair Blvd.  The company reported the missing trailer at 10am on Monday May 2, 2016.  

UPDATE:      On Friday May13, 2016 York Regional Police recovered the trailer.   In total,  748 tires were recovered.  No persons have been arrested.  The investigation is continuing.




Type:            Additional Charges - Voyeurism

Locations:     James Hillier School


On February 17, 2016 the Brantford Police Service were contacted by staff at James Hillier School on Queensway to report finding a hidden camera in an employee washroom.

A hole had been made into the ceiling tile in the washroom and a camera hidden within the drop ceiling was discovered.

An image of an adult person was discovered on the camera. The Brantford Police Service has seized the camera as evidence.

Investigation led police to arrest 33 year old Brantford male who is an employee with the Grand Erie District School Board.

A warrant will be sought regarding access to the seized camera’s digital images. Police believe there may be more victims and are continuing their investigation.

If more images are discovered, the Brantford Police Service will work together with the Grand Erie District School Board to identify and ensure the victim receives victim services support.



As a result of the police investigation, the video camera was forensically analyzed.  In total,  nine (9) victims were identified as being videotaped.  No students were victims in this case. All victims (adults) have been advised.  The accused is now facing 23 criminal charges of voyeurism.

Crime Brief - May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

Type:            Arrest- Impaired Driver

Locations:     Rawdon Street

Incident:        On May 14th, 2016 at approximately 12:34 am, a vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Rawdon Street and Sheridan Street.  As a marked police cruiser was passing through the intersection, the vehicle proceeded into the intersection narrowly missing the cruiser.This intersection is controlled by a two-way stop for the traffic that is located on Sheridan Street.  The police cruiser did have to swerve to avoid a collision.

The motor vehicle was stopped at Sheridan Street and Rawdon Street. And a Roadside Demand was made to the driver who subsequently failed.  Breath tests back at the station revealed that the driver had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.  A 60 yr old Brantford male faces one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in his blood.


Type:            Arrest- Threatening

Locations:     Stanley Street

Incident:        Police arrested a 32 yr old Brantford male after a Stanly street bar called 9-1-1 and kept patrons inside.   The incident began on Saturday May 14, 2016 around 11pm when a male that was causing problems, had been asked to leave the establishment by bar staff members.

As the male was being escorted from the bar he stated that he was going to return after the establishment had closed and shoot up everyone inside the bar for being removed.

Employees did not think anything further about the male`s comments. That was until they observed him return to the bar around 2am in his vehicle.

The male drove repeatedly around the bar and at one point, he rolled his driver’s side window down and made a gun motion with his hand towards the employees.

Bar employees felt that the threat was real and forced all staff and patrons inside the establishment, locked the doors and called 911 as the male went and parked across the road.

The male was found in the car by police and arrested.  A search did not reveal a gun in the car.  The 32 yr old Brantford male was charged with Uttering Threats.




 Type:           MVC- vehicle rans police cruiser

Locations:     Henry Street

Incident:         On Sunday May 15, 2016 around 230am Brantford Police were just finishing dealing with a loud party on McConky crescent.  As the officers returned to their marked police car, a male driving a blue pickup drive directly at them then swerved at the last minute and fled the scene.  The male had no relation to the party that police had just warned.

Minutes later, around 240am, an officer was doing a report at Arrowdale golf course parking lot (Stanley Street) when the same truck entered the parking lot, clicked on the high beams and accelerated directly at the front of the parked police cruiser, before slamming on the brakes and stopping feet from the causing a front end collision.  The pickup reversed and fled the scene.  The officer proceeded after the pickup and followed it onto the 403 when it was lost after speeds reached 140 km per hour.  It was later determined that this same vehicle had been stopped for speeding by OPP around 1:30am on the same date.

Around 7:30am on the same date (Sunday morning) a break and enter was  to police to a residence on Henry Street.  As police were investigating the break in, the same pickup truck pulled up to the residence and the driver yelled to the officer  "you won't get me without a fight" and sped off.  Officers did not pursue the vehicle as it fled at a high rate of speed through the city. 

On Monday, May 16, 2016 at 225 am, a police officer checking near the break and enter on Henry Street was intentionally struck by a pickup truck after the pickup, which had been parked in the shadows, suddenly accelerated behind the officers cruiser and rammed the rear of the police vehicle. The pickup truck then fled, the officer was unable to pursue due to the extent of damage to the rear of the cruiser.  The officer was shaken up, but not injured during the accident.  As other officers arrived to assist the officer, the driver of the pickup returned to the scene and began honking the horn to his truck.  The driver of the motor vehicle rolled down the window and started yelling, "Come and catch me”.  The driver then fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

Officers have issued an arrest warrant for a 36 yr old Port Burwell man for Assault with a weapon, Break and Enter, Criminal Harassment and Dangerous Driving.


Type:            Arrest- Disturbance

Locations:     Sixth Ave

Incident:         On Sunday May 15th, 2016, around 4:24 am police were called to a Sixth Ave apartment after approximately five persons were fighting inside the apartment.  When police arrived, they were reluctantly greeted by a male who advised that everything was in order.   A check of the apartment resulted in a stun gun, and brass knuckles being found in the immediate area (no one claimed ownership of the prohibited weapons) as well as persons hiding throughout the apartment (one hiding in the closet).  Police also found marijuana in the apartment and the owner of the apartment was charged with possession of a narcotic.  Police stayed on hand until all visitors had left the apartment.  The weapons were seized.

Crime Brief - May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016

Type:            Arrest- Theft of Lottery tickets

Locations:     Fairview Drive and King George Road

Incident:      On Friday, May 13th 2016 at 12:30am, Brantford police were called regarding a theft that had just occurred at a convenience store on Fairview Drive.  Information was that a slim white male, approximately 30 years of age, had just stolen lottery tickets and departed on foot.


While police were responding to the incident on Fairview Drive, an additional call for service was received at a King George Road gas bar that a slim white male, approximately 30 years of age wearing a burgundy hoodie type sweater had stolen lottery scratch tickets as well.  Police immediately linked the two calls as being the same person responsible for both thefts.


Police investigation revealed the male had got into a taxi at both locations.  A taxi in the area of King George Road was stopped and a male matching the description was found to be the fare.  When police arrested the male they found the stolen lottery tickets from the King George Road gas bar (the other lottery tickets were not located). A 32 yr old Brantford man has been charged with 2 counts of Theft Under $5,000. 1 count Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000.00.  To make matters worse, the male had no money to pay for the taxi that he used in both thefts and therefore was also charged with 1 count of Fraudulently Obtaining Transportation.




Type:            Arrest- Theft of Scrap Metal

Locations:     Hardy Road

Incident:        On Monday April 25, 2016 and Monday May 2, 2016, police investigated the theft of scrap metal from a Hardy Road business during the early morning hours.  Both thefts were captured on video equipment showing a male loading a large amount of scrap metal into the rear of an older model pick-up truck with aftermarket rims.

On Friday May 13, 2016 at 2:10am, an officer observed the same vehicle driving southbound onto Zatonski Avenue, past the scrap metal bins. The 33 yr old Brantford male was stopped and through investigation has been charged with the two thefts on April 25 and May 2.  The male stands charged with two counts of Theft Under $5,000.



 Type:           Arrest- Impaired Driving

Locations:     Brantwood park Road

Incident:        An officer on patrol observed a vehicle on Brantwood Park Rd driving suspiciously around 245am on May 13, 2016. The officer observed the vehicle drive with signs of an impaired driver operating it.  When the vehicle rolled through an intersection it was immediately pulled over.  The driver failed the roadside screening device. Once arrested and back at the station the male provided breath samples which were almost twice the legal limit. A 35 yr old Brantford man has been charged with Over .08 and had his driver’s licence suspended and vehicle impounded for 7 days.  

Crime Brief - May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

Type:            Arrest – Outstanding warrant

Locations:     Whitehead Street

Incident:        An arrested male should have paid more attention in school after being seen by Brantford Police in the Eagle place area.  The male was suspected of having an outstanding warrant in London, ON.  When officers spoke to him he advised that his surname was "GIBSON”.  However, when asked to spell it, he spelt it wrong. Police confirmed the male’s identity as the person sought by London Police for Domestic Assault and arrested the 26 yr old Brantford male.  He was escorted to London PS to deal with the charges.

Type:            Break and Enter

Locations:     Marlborough Street

Incident:        At 12:07am concerned neighbours of a Marlborough Street residence called police as a male was seen placing a ladder up against a Marlborough Street house and removing a second storey window prior to entering.  Within four minutes Brantford Police surrounded the house and called for the person to exit.  The male did as ordered and advised that he had permission to enter the residence from the owners.  A check with the homeowner, who was away for the evening, indicated that the "cat-burglar” did have permission.   The male was asked to use a spare key and not a second story window at midnight in the future.  


Type:            Arrest – Intoxicated person and breaches

Locations:     Nelson Street

Incident:        On Thursday May 12, 2016 at approximately 2:49 a.m., Police attended to a Nelson Street apartment after receiving information that a male was observed in the hallway lying on the floor and asleep.  Officers attended to the third floor where the male was found passed out due to his intoxication.  Officers were unable to wake the male and searched his pockets looking for identification.  All the male had in his possession was a lighter.   

Through his tattoos, officers were able to identify the male who they learned was on house arrest (not in the apartment building he was found in) for Robbery and as well, had been previously charged with Arson and was not to possess incendiary devices.

The male was transported to the Brantford General Hospital via ambulance due to his level of intoxication.  Once at the Brantford General Hospital, he began to become more alert and awake and was then subsequently advised that he was under arrest for Breach Probation X 2, Being Intoxicated in a Common Area, as well as the allegation of the Breach of a Conditional Sentence Order.  He was cleared medically and then taken back to the Brantford Police Station and held for bail

Crime Brief - May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

Type:            Arrest- Fraud, Stolen Credit Card

Locations:     Henry Street

Incident:        On Tuesday April 5, 2016 a Henry Street company received an order for 22 thermostats.  Each thermostat is valued at $250.00.  The purchase was paid with a Visa card over the phone.  The total amount of the purchase was $6215.00.  The order was to be filled by May 10, 2016.  Between the time of order and the delivery date it was learned that the credit card had been reported stolen.

On Tuesday May 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., Police followed the delivery of the 22 thermostats to an address in Toronto.  When the delivery driver arrived at the address in Toronto, there was no one at the home identified as receiving the package.  Prior to the delivery driver leaving, a vehicle arrived and the driver identified himself as the person that had made the order.   With the assistance of the Toronto Police, officers from the Brantford Police Fraud Unit attended and arrested the male as he was placing the thermostats into his car. During the search of the arrested male, additional credit cards and debit cards not belonging to the male were found on him.  It was then learned that the male was on a court recognizance with conditions to not to possess any identification card with a data strip or security chip, credit or debit card, credit or debit card data, a blank card with a magnetic strip, cheque, negotiable instrument or banking document. 

The 26 yr old Toronto male was transported back to Brantford, and will be appearing for a bail hearing at court this morning charged with Fraud Over, Breach of Probation, Breach Recognizance, and possession of Stolen Credit Card.  The thermostats were returned to the Henry Street company.





Type:            MVC – Arrest- Impaired

Locations:     Edinburgh Court

Incident:        On Tuesday May 10th, 2016 at 1:35pm a VW Golf was observed at a high rate of speed on Edinburgh Court in the city of Brantford.  The driver lost control of the motor vehicle and mounted a curb and struck a street lamp knocking it over and causing significant damage to the vehicle and pole.  The driver then fled the scene of the collision. 

                     Witnesses assisted police in locating the driver of the vehicle, who was just down the street from the scene of the accident.  The driver, who was under 22yrs old (*not to have any alcohol in their system) was placed under arrest for Impaired Driving.  Once taken to the police station he registered more than 1 ½ times the legal limit.  The 20 yr old Brantford man has been charged with Impaired Driving, Over 80, and Fail to Remain, Fail to report damage on a highway. And being a novice driver have blood alcohol above zero.     

Crime Brief - May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

Type:            Arrest- Possession of Stolen Property

Locations:     Adams Blvd.

Incident:        On Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., Brantford Police were dispatched to attend a metal recycling business.  Information was received that two men were present trying to sell stolen scrap metal.  A female had recently attended the business and provided a photo of property of hers which was stolen. The item reported stolen was a stainless rack and stainless parts that her husband had made.  It was a custom part specific to their needs.  The two men arriving today had the same type of property and were trying to sell it as scrap. Both Brantford men, a 32 yr old and a 62 yr old were arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.   Other metal found in the vehicle that hauled the stainless steel was located and believed

Type:            Arrest- Indecent Act

Locations:     Lion’s Park

Incident:        On Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 11:43 a.m., Brantford Police were dispatched to attend the area of Gilkison Street and Mount Pleasant Street in the City of Brantford, regarding a suspicious vehicle.  Information received was that there was a vehicle parked on Gilkison Street beside the Lions Park track, the male driver was masturbating in his car.

Police investigation revealed the male was seen masturbating in his car while watching elementary children during their track and field day.  The children were approximately 50 feet away from the vehicle.  This was the second time that this vehicle was observed in a similar incident.  The last time the vehicle was seen during recess hours of a nearby elementary school. 

As a result, a 49 yr old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Indecent Act, and transported to the Brantford Police station where he was held pending a bail hearing.



Type:            Arrest- Indecent Act

Locations:     Fordview Crt

Incident:        A 39 yr old male has been charged with Indecent Act around 1:20pm on Monday May 9th, 2016 after a woman stretching near "The Silver Bridge” (20 Fordview Crt) park observed a male in his vehicle masturbating.  The female confronted the male and reported the incident to police.


Type:            Arrest – outstanding Charges

Locations:     West Street

Incident:        On May 9, 2016 around 11:00 am officers attended to a West St address to locate a male that was wanted for numerous offences.  As officers were speaking to the male’s mother, she denied that her son was in the residence.  At the same time, the male was looking out a window at the officers.  The house was surrounded to prevent the male from leaving, and a warrant was sought to enter the house and arrest the male. 

Around 3:30pm on the same date as officers were awaiting the judicial authority to enter the residence, the male walked out on his own accord.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Monday May 9, 2016, when during a visit an argument ensued around 3:30am, when the male punched another male, that was in the same residence and then held a knife to a female’s stomach and threatened her before fleeing the residence. The male was on probation for similar offences.

A 29 yr old Brantford male has been charged with assault with a weapon, theft and breach of probation. 

Crime Brief - May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016

Type:            Robbery

Locations:     Colborne Street at Queen Street

Incident:        On Friday May 6, 2016 around 6pm a 23yr old man from Sarnia was robbed of cash after leaving the Casino.  Police are investigating the robbery that took place on Colborne Street.  Video surveillance from the area is being sought. The suspect male is described as a black male, 6’0”, and was wearing black pants and he was seen leaving in a black vehicle.




Type:            Arrest- Trespass at Night

Locations:     Salisbury Ave

Incident:        On Saturday May 7th, 2016 at approximately 3:13 am, a Salisbury Avenue resident called Police to report a male on the roof of his detached garage.

Police arrived on scene and located the 27 yr old Brantford man and arrested him for Trespass at Night.   The man who was four probation orders including a probation order for a previous theft conviction was kept in custody.  Police did not learn why the male was up on the roof in the early morning hours.


Type:            MVC – Arrest - Impaired (previously released)

Locations:     Mintern Ave.

Incident:        On Saturday May 7, 2016 at approximately 3:34 am the driver of a black pickup truck failed to negotiate a curve at Mintern Ave and Division Street. The vehicle mounted the curb and traveled across a grassy area.  The vehicle continued in a south westbound direction across Division Street, striking a fence on the west side of Division Street.  This fence belonged to a side yard of 3 Division Street.  The vehicle destroyed the fence and continued southwest into the side yard of 3 Division Street.  The vehicle then continued through a second fence that separated the rear yard of 71 Harriett Street, which was a neighbouring residence.  The vehicle continued into the rear yard of 71 Harriett Street and came to rest, striking a deck that was connected to 71 Harriett Street.  This collision caused extensive damage to the deck and the vehicle. 

The female driver was uninjured by the collision.  Police arrested the female driver for being over the legal limit. She later provided samples that registered more than twice the legal limit. 

The 32 yr old Oshweken female was charged with Over .08 and her Driver's Licence was suspended and her vehicle was impounded for a period of seven days. 


Type:            Arrest- Impaired Driving

Locations:     Colborne Street near King Street

Incident:        On May 7, 2016, around 5:15pm a citizen contacted the Brantford Police Service advising that an intoxicated male party was inside the Kentucky Fried Chicken located on Dalhousie Street.  The citizen then advised that the male had entered a red GMC pickup truck with a trailer and was observed driving southbound on King Street.  Police initiated a traffic stop on the motor vehicle, to which the motor vehicle stopped directly in the center of the roadway.  Police approached the driver, and when he was asked to step from the motor vehicle, he was barely able to do so and had to be assisted by Police.  The male was placed under arrest for impaired driving. 

Once back at the police station the male registered 2 ½ times the legal limit.  A 37 year old Brantford man has been charged with Impaired Driving, Over. O8 and his driver’s license was suspended and vehicle impounded for seven days.




Type:            Attempt Robbery

Locations:     Erie Ave

Incident:        The quick actions of a taxi driver avoided a robbery on Sunday May 8th, 2016, around 3:04am.   Investigation revealed that as the taxi driver pulled up to get a fare on Erie Ave at Eagle Ave, the intoxicated patron who had his hoodie over his head and zipped up, opened the passenger door and advised the driver that it was a robbery and to hand over his money. The driver quickly accelerated and fled from the scene. The would-be robber was knocked to the ground and was last seen running from the scene.       The robber was tall, slim male (unknown ethnicity), wearing a dark blue parka, blue Toronto maple Leaf hoodie, blue jeans, wearing gloves and had a large knife.    No money was taken and no injury or assault was sustained on the driver. 


Type:            Arrest – Theft of Wallet

Locations:     King George Road

Incident:        On Sunday May 8, 2016 at approximately 6:13 p.m., a 42 yr old male attended a King George Road restaurant through an unlocked side door that is used by employees.  Once inside the restaurant the male walked directly to the manager’s office and opened the unlocked door. The male then attempted to open the large money safe inside the office but he couldn’t gain access.  However, while in the office, the male located a purse in the office and removed a wallet belonging to an employee.  The male then left the manager’s office.  Unbeknownst to the male, the entire attempt on the safe and the theft of the wallet was being viewed by the store manager via a surveillance camera installed in the office.  The manager who did not recognize the male called police.  The accused was located down the street and was placed under arrest for Theft Under $5000.  The victim’s wallet was recovered and returned to the victim.

As a result of this investigation, the 42 yr old Brantford man stands charged with Theft Under $5000, Possession of Stolen Property and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.


Type:            Robbery – Online date scam       

Locations:     Colborne Street East.

Incident:        On May 8, 2016 at 11:35pm police attended to a Colborne Street East motel regarding a robbery that had just occurred.  According to the victim, he had travelled to Brantford from Oshawa for a date with a female that he had met on line. When he entered the motel room after being greeted by the female, he was confronted by two males who were hiding in the bathroom. The victim advised that one of the males held a knife, and the second had a gun.  Both males were described as approximately 6 feet in height, both males were apparently wearing jeans, a black sweater, and one had a red bandana.   The males and the female fled after removing the male’s jewelry and cell phone.  No injuries were reported to the victim.

Police are awaiting a search warrant for the motel room and are seeking the three persons.

Crime Brief - May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

Type:            Arrest – 213 yr old with Prohibited Weapons

Locations:     N/A- Due to YCJA

Incident:        At 8:03 a.m.,  Police were dispatched to attend a residence in Brantford.  A mother called 9-1-1  requesting Police assistance with her 13 year old son, who was swearing, yelling and throwing ninja stars inside the residence. 

Police were met outside by the mother who sought refuge in her vehicle parked in the driveway.  Police were informed that the 13 yr old was still inside the residence with two siblings and that he still had ninja stars with which he was damaging the bedroom walls and doors. 

Police escorted the siblings outside to safety, and sought for the 13 yr old. He was eventually located in the rear yard and was wearing a ring with a 3" blade on the right index finger. He was arrested for weapons.  The youth who cannot be identified due to the YCJA was taken into custody and will be attending a bail hearing Friday morning.   No injuries were sustained during this incident.




Type:            Arrest – Impaired Driving

Locations:     Stanley Street

Incident:        On May the 6th, 2016, at 0303 hours a vehicle was stopped by police on Stanley Street. The  failed a roadside test and was arrested for being over .08.  Once at the police station he registered over the legal amount and was charged.  His vehicle was seized and due to his drivers licence having already having been suspended he was charged with that offence as well.

Police investigation determined multiple infractions regarding the 24 yr old Oshweken man’s vehicle. As a result he was charged with wrong plates and no insurance.



Type:            MVC- Injuries

Locations:     Stanley Street

Incident:        On Friday, May 6th, 2016, at 3:07 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call for service to attend at 174 Stanley Street in the City of Brantford at the Arrowdale Plaza as the complainant had advised that there was a white vehicle on the lot that was smashed up.

Police arrived to find a white vehicle with severe front end damage.  It appeared that the vehicle had struck a large support beam at 174 Stanley Street and also a mailbox.  It then backed up remaining in the lot.

A 40 yr old female was found inside of this motor vehicle.  The female was unresponsive and ambulance arrived and took her to the BGH. The female remained in the hospital due to her medical condition. No charges have been issued at this time as further investigation is required.  Police believe alcohol was a factor in this accident.

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