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Crime Brief - July 31, 2017

Jul 31, 2017


Type: Theft from Motor Vehicles- Arrest
Incident: 17- 28641
Location: Colborne Street East/Burke Street
Incident: On Saturday, July 29, 2017 shortly before 6:00 a.m. an alert citizen observed two suspicious males trying to get into vehicles in the area and called 911 with a suspect description. Community Patrol Officers attended in the area and located the suspects in the area of Chatham Street and Patterson Avenue. Investigation revealed that the suspects aged 16 and 17 years old had entered at least two vehicles and stole items from the vehicles. Amongst the items stolen and found on the accused possession were cash, a coin purse and house keys.
 Accused #1 a 16 year old Hamilton male who cannot be identified is charged with Theft under $5,000.00 X2, Possession of Stolen Property X2 and Breach of Recognizance X4. Accused #1 was currently on four separate Recognizance Orders with one of the conditions to conditions not to be in the City of Brantford. Accused #1 was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 Accused #2, a 17 year old Hamilton male who cannot be identified is charged with Theft under $5,000.00 X2 and Possession under $5,000.00 X2. Accused #2 was released from custody into the care of a parent on a Promise to Appear in court at a future court date. 

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle - Arrest 
Incident: 17- 28742
Location: Glenwood Drive ? St Peters School
Incident: On Saturday July 29, 2017 at around 7:45 p.m. the accused was observed entering into a vehicle parked on Glenwood Drive. The owner of the vehicle had parked the vehicle in a parking lot with one of the windows opened slightly and attended a gathering at a home nearby. The owner had enabled a car alarm.  Guests at the home get together had heard the car alarm activate and witness the accused reach into the vehicle, steal a woman?s purse jump on a bicycle and flee the parking lot. Witnesses and the owner of the vehicle began to run after the accused. The accused lost control of the bicycle and fell off the bike. Witnesses held the accused until police arrived. Community Patrol Officers attended and arrested the accused for Theft under $5,000.00.
 Steven Carl BEACH, 46 years of age is charged with Theft under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Assault - Arrest 
Incident: 17- 28771
Location: William Street (100 block)
Incident: On Saturday, July 29, 2017 shortly before midnight a citizen doing renovations inside a home on William Street heard noises in the basement. The occupant of the home had been inside the home working on repairs. The home is currently unoccupied during the duration of the renovations. The occupant went downstairs to investigate and observed an unknown male growling and grunting in the corner of the basement. The intruder threw a bottle of liquid at the male occupant and the occupant retreated upstairs and called police. Police arrived and observed that the accused had entered into a furnace room located in the basement and barricaded himself inside. Negotiations began where officers spoke to the accused that was inside the barricaded room. After approximately a half hour the accused turned himself in and was handcuffed and arrested for Assault. Once the accused was handcuffed he immediately resisted a brief struggle ensued.
Paul Wesley ROBERTS, 36 years of age of Brantford is charged with Assault, Unlawfully in a Dwelling and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

 
Type: Impaired Driving
Incident: 17- 28808
Location: Rawdon Street
Incident: On Sunday, July 30, 2017 shortly after 4:30 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer on routine patrol observed a Nissan vehicle parked and running  
in the center lane on Rawdon Street.  The officer woke the male and had conversation with the driver. The male driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he provided samples of his breath. The accused readings were over the legal limit. Found on the accused was a bag containing 2.4 grams of cocaine.
The accused, a 33 year old Brantford man was charged with;
Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired, Over 80 milligrams and Possession of Controlled Substance (cocaine). 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.   
 
Type: Break and Enter - Shed
Incident: 17- 28841
Location: Mount Pleasant Road (200 block)
Incident: On the morning of Sunday, July 30, 2017 a home owner reported that a rear shed had been broken into sometime over night.  A chainsaw and Stihl weedwacker was reported stolen.

 
Type: Disturbance
Incident: 17- 28879
Location: Colborne Street East (300 block)
Incident: On Sunday, July 30, 2017 at around 5:30 p.m. an employee at a convenience store on Colborne Street called 911 after an unknown male walked into the store brandishing a knife acting strange and causing a disturbance.  The accused had entered the store with a knife in his hand and began to wave the knife around at customers. The accused then ran into the back room area at the convenience store and could be heard smashing things in the back. Community Patrol Officers attended and observed numerous costumers in the store who were waiting at the counter to purchase items. The officers ordered all the customers out of the store for their own safety and protection. Officers contained the exit and entrances and called Brantford Police Canine Unit to assist. The BPS K-9 was released into the store for a search of the suspect. The K-9 made his way to the back stock room area and began to bark outside a walk in freezer. The accused had entered the walk-in freezer and was hiding inside. Officers gave direct commands for the accused to exit the freezer empty handed. The accused did listen and exited the freezer. The accused complied and was arrested.
 Levi Jeffrey Brown, 26 years of age is charged with;
 Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Mischief under $5,000.00 and Assault with a Weapon.
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
   

 

     
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CaNEW Friends on the Grand

Jul 28, 2017

                                                                                                

 On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 the Brant Youth Wellness Coalition (BYWC) will be hosting our 2nd Annual CaNEW Friends on the Grand? canoe trip.


This event is organized in an effort to enrich the lives of local youth and pairs a youth from our surrounding community with a justice or social service provider from Brant, Brantford, Six Nations or New Credit to canoe together from Paris to Brantford.
For many youth, it is their first time experiencing the beauty of the Grand River. This event allows each participant to look at others through a different lens and drop imposed labels. The event develops cultural awareness, understanding and mutual respect within a fun and cooperative time canoeing.

Last year?s event saw over 100 participants including those from Justice and Youth Service workers, Brantford Police Service, Six Nations Police and youth from Brantford and surrounding communities.
We are seeking youth ages 12-18 years of age (grades 6-12) to attend. The event is absolutely FREE to all youth. The fun filled day consists of a canoe experience along the Grand River, snacks, BBQ lunch at the end of the day at Brant Park and swag gifts. All participants will enjoy music and entertainment at the end of the day at Brant Park. The day also includes priceless memories, laughter and lifelong friendships. 


To ensure that the all youth have the opportunity to attend bus transportation will be provided at a variety of locations including; North Park Collegiate at 8:00 a.m., Ohsweken Plaza at 8:00 a.m., Bus Terminal at 64 Darling Street downtown Brantford at 8:15 a.m. and Sobey?s Plaza West Brant at 8:30 a.m.                           
 
As a member of the BYWC I am very excited and proud of the work done by the Brant Youth Wellness Coalition to arrange the second annual CaNEW Friends event.  It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the history and scenery of the Grand River while helping bridge the gap and forging bonds with the youth of our community.-Sergeant Jordy Schmutz of the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Unit
 

Don?t delay, register today! For further information and registration please contact Chelsea Verbeek at wenav@workforceplanningboard.org.
 

Crime Brief - July 28, 2017

Jul 28, 2017

 

Type: Disturbance
Incident: 17- 28403
Location: Port Street/Superior Street
Incident: On Thursday July 27, 2017 at around 8:30 a citizen called police to report a male causing a disturbance on Port Street and on Superior Street. Investigation revealed that the accused had exited a home on Port Street with a female friend and were walking down the street. Witnesses observed the accused yelling and calling the woman names. Two neighbours on Port Street had been talking to one another on their front lawn when the accused walked past their homes swearing at the woman walking with him. The accused then turned his attention towards one of the female neighbours and threatened to punch her in the face. The accused continued on and punched a street sign and continued on Superior Street towards Eagle Avenue. The accused continued to yell and attract the attention of other citizens. The accused then kicked a vehicle which had been parked in a driveway on Superior Street. The kick caused a large dent in the side of the car. The accused then picked up a porcelain dog ornament from another home on Superior Street and smashed this on the ground. Community Patrol Officers attended in the area. The accused was observed exiting a home on Port Street and was identified as the person responsible for the disturbance. Officers arrested the accused for uttering threats.
 Michael Dustin ROBERTS-SKATER, 21 years of age of Brantford is charged with; Uttering Threats and Mischief under $5,000.00 X2. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
 

Type: Disturbance 
Incident: 17- 28443
Location: Fifth Avenue (100 Block)
Incident: On Thursday, July 27, 2017 shortly after 11:30 p.m. citizens telephoned 911 to report a disturbance. A male was observed yelling at citizens at the front entrance of an apartment complex on Fifth Avenue. The citizens had asked the accused to leave and the accused proceeded to pull down his pants and expose his genitals. The accused was then observed reaching into his pocket and pulling out a screwdriver. The accused threatened to stab the citizens. The accused left the area and was located approximately one block away by Community Patrol Officers. 
 Ross Reginald ROBERTS, 47 years of age of Brantford is charged with Possession of a Weapon Dangerous, Indecent Act, Uttering Threats, Assault with a Weapon and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 
     
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Crime Brief - July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017

Type: Break and Enter (Residential)
Incident: 17- 28205
Location: Charlotte Street (0-100 block)
Incident: On the morning of Wednesday July 26, 2017 a residence was entered on Charlotte Street. Amongst the items reported stolen were a 47? television and two antique mugs. 


Type: Threatening 
Incident: 17- 28278
Location: Grey Street (500 Block)
Incident: On Wednesday July 27, 2017 at approximately 10:45 p.m. a woman called 911 to report that the accused was threatening her fiancé with a knife. 
 Police learned that the accused a friend of the woman had attended her home a few hours before. The accused became agitated and upset and threatened to harm himself and grabbed a kitchen knife. The woman contacted her boyfriend who attended the home. A verbal argument took place between the accused and the woman?s boyfriend out front of the home and the accused threatened to kill him. The accused then fled the area leaving the knife behind. A Community Patrol Officer located the accused on foot in the area of Patterson Street and Grey Street.
 A 27 year old Brantford man is charged with Utter Threats and Possession of Weapons Dangerous. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
 
  
      
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Crime Brief - July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017

 Crime Brief - July 26, 2017

Type: Hit and Run ? Impaired Driving
Incident: 17- 27969
Location: King George Road (0-100 Block)
Incident: On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, shortly after 9:00 p.m. a woman driving a Jeep struck a cyclist on King George Road and fled the scene. A 16 year old cyclist had been riding his bicycle on the sidewalk crossing a driveway at a business on King George Road. The driver of the vehicle turned into the business and struck the cyclist causing injury to the cyclist. The driver of the vehicle turned around in the lot and exited back onto King George Road and fled the scene. A citizen who witnessed the collision obtained a licence plate number of the suspect vehicle. The victim was transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle description was given out to all officers and OPP for location. At approximately 9:45 p.m. OPP located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop with the accused on Cockshutt Road just north of Oxbow Road.  Our officers attended and arrested the driver for Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident. Further the accused 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 legally required by law. The accused readings were over the legal limit. The accused a 31 yr old Townsend woman is charged with; Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired Causing Bodily Harm, Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit and Fail to Remain at Scene of an Accident
Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     

 

Type: Fraud
Incident: 17- 27933
Location: Market Street (200 Block)
Incident: On the morning of Monday July 24, 2017 a financial institution on Market Street telephoned the BPS regarding a fraud investigation.
Information was learned that on July 21, 2017 the accused deposited three cheques into his bank account via ATM. On July 24, 2017 the accused deposited two more cheques into his account via an ATM machine. In total 5 cheques were cashed, three of the cheques belonged to a Brantford woman and the other two a Brantford man who resided at a different address. A Community Patrol Officer investigated and contacted victim #1 who advised that he had not wrote the accused any cheques and that his cheques had been stolen from his parked vehicle almost a week ago. Victim #2 a Brantford woman was also contacted and advised that she did not write such cheques and believed that her cheques were somehow stolen from her mailbox from a previous residence.  
On July 25, 2017 the accused attended his financial institution in order to withdraw funds. The BPS was contacted and the accused was arrested. The accused a 35 year old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property X5, Utter Forged Documents X5, Fraud under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.  

Type: Suspected Overdose
Incident: 17- 27969
Location: King George Road (0-100 Block)
Incident: A male in attendance at court yesterday on Queen Street suffered a
suspected overdose. Brantford Police Service Court Constable Officers
observed the man in medical duress. The Court Constables are trained to
administer Naloxone, as are all of Brantford Police Service Officers.
Naloxone is available to them for emergencies. Naloxone is an emergency
medication that reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as
fentanyl, heroin, methadone and morphine. The male regained
consciousness and he was taken to hospital by ambulance. He is expected
to make a full recovery. No further information will be added regarding
the individual and personal medical information.
Naloxone is available free of charge at the Brant County Health Unit. For more
information regarding the dangers of fentanyl and information regarding Naloxone please
visit www.FentanylCanKill.
 

Type: Dangerous Condition
Incident: 17- 28050
Location: Grand River
Incident: On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 shortly after 2:00 p.m. a citizen called 911 to report a male in the Grand River under the Veterans Memorial Bridge who was in trouble and possibly drowning. Community Patrol Officers attended and observed a male near the bank of the river. Officers lent a hand to the male and pulled him up onto the bank and out of the water. A female friend of the male was also on the bank next to the river. Both male and female were intoxicated and were unsteady on their feet. The male, a 47 year old Brantford man was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant for fail to appear in court for a previous charge of Transportation Fraud which occurred back in November of 2016. The accused was transported to the BPS where he was lodged and released with a future court date. The woman, a 44 year old Brantford resident was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and held in custody until sober. 



     
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Child Luring

Jul 26, 2017

 
On Thursday, July 25, 2017 as a result of an ongoing investigation, the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service arrested a 29 year old Brantford man for the offence of Luring a Child.
Previously, on June 27, 2017, the Brantford Police Service had executed a search warrant at the accused residence and seized several electronic devices. On June 30, 2017 the accused was charged with two offences of Luring a Child in relation to engaging in conversation with a 15 year old female and a17 year old female. The accused was later released on bail with strict conditions. 
The BPS Internet Child Exploitation Unit examined electronic devices which had been seized during the execution of the search warrant. The results of the examination and the continued investigation revealed that in May 2017, the accused had engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with a 17 year old female.  The accused had offered the victim money for sexual services via text messages.
The victims did not know the accused when they were contacted.
 
Mathew Spencer Stockdale, 29 years of Brantford was charged on July 25, 2017 with the offence of Luring a Child.   The accused was released from custody with a future court date on September 5, 2017. The accused remains on strict conditions.

Original Media Release

June 30, 2017
 
On Thursday, June 30, 2017 as a result of an ongoing investigation the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service arrested a 29 year-old Brantford man for two offences of Luring a Child.  
In April 2017, the accused engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with two young females.  A search warrant was obtained and officers executed the search warrant on June 27, 2017 at around 7:45 a.m. on Elizabeth Street.  On June 30, 2017 the accused was arrested for two counts of Luring a Child and held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113 ext. 3337.

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 webtip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

 
 
The Brantford Police Service encourages parents to speak with their children regarding the dangers of child luring. Also added to the media release is a guide provided by www.missingkids.ca to help educate and inform of the different types of tactics individuals will use in order to start conversation with a child. We encourage parents to speak to their children regarding these dangers and remind them, that they should never engage in conversation with an unknown individual who randomly texts them or requests to be added to their social media account.. Constable Natalie Laing 

 
Different Types of Lures and Their Definitions

(www.missingkids.ca)
Children are raised to trust, respect and obey adults. Offenders may use children?s reverence of adults to manipulate them. Empowering children with personal safety knowledge and helping them anticipate possible situations will increase the likelihood that they will be able to identify and avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Go through the following types of lures with your child.

1. HELP LURE ? An adult or teenager tries to lure a child by asking for help
What to teach your child: Adults and teenagers should not go to children for help when they have a problem and are distressed. They should go to other adults.

2. GIFT LURE ? An adult or teenager tells a child that they will give the child something the child wants (e.g. a CD, a baby animal, clothing, video games, etc.) if the child goes with them somewhere or does something they want the child to do.

What to teach your child: Do not accept anything from anyone without permission from a parent or guardian.

3. THREAT LURE ? An adult or teenager threatens to hurt a child or someone the child cares about, if the child does not do what they want.

What to teach your child: Do not comply with a threat, including a threat from someone online. Leave the situation as soon as possible and tell a safe adult what happened.

4. NAME LURE ? An adult or teenager pretends to know a child by saying their name, implying it is okay for the child to go with them.

What to teach your child: If asked to go and your parents don?t know, SHOUT NO! Remember that you must have permission from a parent or guardian before going anywhere with anyone.

5. BREAKING  RULES/BREAKING  BOUNDARIES  LURE  ?    An  adult  or  teenager  wants  to  hang  out  with  a child and become the child?s friend; this can include both online and offline. The adult or teenager does not do their job and is inappropriate with the child. They might encourage or let the child do things the
child?s parents or guardians would not allow, including asking sexual questions, sharing inappropriate sexual jokes, or showing sexual pictures or videos. The child may think it is fun and be curious because that?s part of being a child. It is not the child who is doing anything wrong, it is the adult. An adult?s job is to protect children and be appropriate.

What to teach your child: The role of adults and teenagers is not as a child?s friend. That?s not appropriate. Adults are supposed to be role models, and take care of and protect you.


6. EMERGENCY LURE ? An adult or teenager tells a child that there has been an emergency (e.g. a fire, an accident, a break-in, etc.) and the child needs to go with them immediately so they can take the child to the child?s parents.

What to teach your child: If asked to go and your parents don?t know, SHOUT NO! Sometimes it can be difficult to say "NO!? In these cases, you can use an excuse such as "My parents are waiting for me at home, so I can?t go.? The important thing is not to go anywhere with anyone unless you have permission from a parent or guardian.

7. FAMOUS LURE ? An adult or teenager leads a child to believe they can make the child famous if the child meets with them somewhere alone or does what they say (without permission from a child?s parents or guardian).

What to teach your child: Sometimes it is difficult to say "NO!? to an adult or teenager. In these cases, be assertive and try to get out of the situation as quickly as possible, using an excuse such as "My parents are waiting for me at home, so I can?t go.? The important thing is to get out of the situation as quickly as possible and tell a safe adult about it.

8. AUTHORITY LURE ? An adult presents as an authority figure, wearing a uniform (e.g. a police officer, a meter reader, a firefighter, etc.).

What to teach your child: Sometimes it is difficult to say "NO!? to an adult or teenager. In these cases, be assertive and try to get out of the situation as quickly as possible, even using an excuse such as "My parents are waiting for me at home, so I can?t go.? The important thing is to get out of the situation as quickly as possible and tell a safe adult about it.

9. JOB LURE ? An adult or teenager offers a child a job or a way to make money, on the condition that the child goes with them (without the permission of the child?s parent or guardian).

What to teach your child: If asked to go and your parents don?t know, SHOUT NO! Sometimes it is difficult to say "NO!? to an adult or teenager. In those cases, try to get out of the situation as quickly as possible, even using an excuse such as "My parents told me to come home right away after school, so I can?t go.? The important thing is that you don?t go with anyone without your parent?s or guardian?s permission.

10. LOVE LURE ? The adult or teenager tells the child that they love them and want to be the child?s boyfriend or girlfriend or have an inappropriate relationship.

What to teach your child: An adult?s job is to protect you and keep you safe. Adults are responsible for keeping boundaries and relationships healthy and appropriate with children. An adult or teenager who wants to break boundaries and maybe even the law is not a safe adult. You need to talk to a safe adult about any adults or teenagers who are behaving inappropriately.
11. COMPLIMENTS LURE ? The adult or teenager compliments the child to try to get the child to like them and then to do something they want to do, or try to touch the child inappropriately.

What to teach your child: There are two types of compliments: one is a compliment that is sincere and the person complimenting doesn?t want anything in return. The other type of compliment is manipulative flattery where the person complimenting is trying to get you to do something they want you to do.
An adult?s job is to protect you and keep you safe. Adults are responsible for keeping boundaries and relationships healthy and appropriate with children. An adult or teenager who wants to break boundaries and maybe even the law is not a safe adult. You need to talk to a safe adult about any adults or teenagers who are behaving inappropriately.

12. GAME LURE ? The adult or teenager starts playing around with the child (e.g. wrestling, tickling, measuring body parts, etc.) to touch or look at private parts saying it is just a game.

What to teach your child: An adult?s job is to protect you and keep you safe. Adults are responsible for keeping boundaries and relationships healthy and appropriate with children. An adult or teenager who wants to break boundaries and maybe even the law is not a safe adult. You need to talk to a safe adult about any adults or teenagers who are behaving inappropriately.

(Courtesy of Missingkids.ca)


Background regarding the Provincial Strategy:
On March 29, 2007 the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.


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Robbery

Jul 26, 2017

Type: Robbery 
Incident: 17- 27948
Location: West Street (100 Block)
Incident: On Monday July 24, 2017 just after 6:30 p.m. a male called 911 to report he had been robbed at gun point. Earlier in the day, the victim had sought out companionship from a woman found online from a personals advertisement forum. The victim, a 26 year old man was invited to an address on West Street by the woman (accused #1). The victim and woman were alone in the residence for a short time when a man (accused #2) entered the apartment. Accused #2 had a gun in his hand, pointed the gun at the victim and demanded the victim?s wallet. Accused #2 removed cash from the victim?s wallet and fled the apartment. The victim gathered his belongings and exited the apartment with the woman. Once outside, the woman (accused #1) fled on foot. The victim called 911. 
 
On Tuesday, July 25 shortly before 8:00 a.m. a community Patrol Officer observed accused #1 walking near the intersection of Marlborough and West Street. Accused #1 was arrested without incident.  

 On Tuesday July 25, 2017 shortly after 5:30 p.m. Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit observed accused #2 sitting in a parked vehicle on West Street. Officers approached the vehicle and accused #2 was arrested without incident. 

 Accused #1, Nichole Lynn MCCAULEY, 23 years of age of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Robbery Using a Firearm and Breach of Probation.

 Accused #2, Zachary Michael HENDERSON, 27 years of age of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Robbery Using a Firearm and Breach of Recognizance.

 The accused were held in custody for a bail hearing.

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Crime Brief - July 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017

 
 UPDATE

The Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit continues their investigation and asks for the
publics assistance with any information regarding the sudden death of the cyclist. 
Officers have met with the family of the deceased and were authorized to release his
name.
Michael John Campeau, 47 years of Brantford was found on Monday, July 24, 2017
 shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Terrace Hill Street between Main Street and West Street. 
 Officers are seeking the assistance from any neighbours in the area who have home
 video security system which may have captured the fall or Mr. Campeau
riding his bike prior to the incident to please review their video and contact police with
any information.  Mr. Campeau had been riding a white mountain bike.
The Brantford Police Traffic Unit continues their investigation and seeks assistance from
anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.   Anyone with information
is encouraged to call Constable Mark Baxter at 519-756-0113 ext 2212  

Previous Media Release
Type: Sudden Death - Cyclist 
Incident: 17- 27850
Location: Terrace Hill Street
 On July 24, 2017 shortly before 2:30 a.m. an officer on routine patrol was flagged down by a citizen on Terrace Hill Street. The citizen advised that an unknown male was lying on the ground injured. The male had received serious head injury and was transported to the hospital. The victim, a 47 year old Brantford man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The BPS Traffic Unit is investigating the sudden death involving this cyclist. It is believed that the deceased was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk and fell off his bike receiving a fatal head injury.  The cyclist was not wearing a helmet.

 
Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17- 27969
Location: Stanley Street (200 Block)
Incident: Sometime within the last week a home was entered on Stanley Street. Unknown person(s) entered a side window. Amongst the items reported were two flat screen televisions and a computer. 


     
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Male Hosting a Yard Sale Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property

Jul 24, 2017


On the morning of July 21, 2017 the accused set up a yard sale and was selling a variety of items including tools and sporting equipment. A Detective from the Street Crimes Unit attended the yard sale and observed numerous items for sale which were believed to have been reported stolen to the Brantford Police Service. Investigation revealed that several high end tools being sold at the yard sale were confirmed to have been reported stolen in May 2017 from a motor vehicle which had been parked on Erie Avenue. The accused was arrested for possession of stolen property. The owner of the tools was contacted and attended the BPS to recover his property.

A variety of baseball equipment was also seized from the yard sale. Police are attempting to identify the owners of the baseball equipment and encourage the public that if they have been the victim of stolen baseball equipment to contact the police and report those items as stolen.

The Street Crimes Unit has searched incidents from citizens reporting stolen baseball equipment however have been unable to locate the rightful owners of the seized items.


Brandon Joseph LEWIS, a 38 year old Brantford man has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Probation. Lewis was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information on any other stolen property related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286.

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 - July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017


Type: Domestic Assault
Incident: 17- 27625
Location: Market Street (100 Block)
Incident: On Saturday July 22, 2017 shortly after noon hour a citizen called police to report a disturbance behind a restaurant on Market Street. Police arrived and spoke to a 35 year old Brantford woman who reported that her x-boyfriend had just threatened to kill her and took her cell phone. While officers spoke with the victim the accused approached them on Market Street. The accused was observed to be yelling obscenities and flailing his arms. An officer approached and arrested the male for uttering threats and the male resisted pulling his arm away. The accused swung at the officer with a closed fist just grazing his head and continued to be assaultive and resisting. The officers were able to gain control of the accused.
 The accused a 44 year old Brantford man was charged with the following offences; Uttering Threats, Theft under $5,000.00 and Assault with intent to resist arrest. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
Type: Fraud 
Incident: 17- 27672
Location: Colborne Street (100 block)
Incident: On July 22, 2017 at approximately 8:20 p.m. a B.E.A.T officer on routine patrol on Bain Street was flagged down by a taxi driver. The citizen advised that a fare had just exited the taxi without paying for services. The officer searched the immediate area and observed the accused hiding behind a pillar not far away on Colborne Street. The officer attempted to arrest the accused for fraud and the accused resisted arrest. A brief struggle ensued and the accused was arrested.
Ansel Kipp MCNEIL, 28 years of age from Brantford is charged with Transportation Fraud, Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest, Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 
Type: Sudden Death - Cyclist 
Incident: 17- 27850
Location: Terrace Hill Street
 On July 24, 2017 shortly before 2:30 a.m. an officer on routine patrol was flagged down by a citizen on Terrace Hill Street. The citizen advised that an unknown male was lying on the ground injured. The male had received serious head injury and was transported to the hospital. The victim, a 47 year old Brantford man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The BPS Traffic Unit is investigating the sudden death involving this cyclist. It is believed that the deceased was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk and fell off his bike receiving a fatal head injury.  The cyclist was not wearing a helmet.
  The Brantford Police Traffic Unit continues their investigation and seeks assistance from anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.   Anyone with information is encouraged to call Constable Mark Baxter at 519-756-0113 ext 2212  

 
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