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Crime Brief - August 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017


Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17- 33386
Location: Hillier Crescent
Incident: Sometime between Sunday August 27 and Wednesday August 30, 2017 a 
home on Hillier Crescent was entered. A basement window was forced 
open. Jewelry and fishing equipment were reported stolen.    
  
Type: Arrest Warrant/Suspended Driver
Incident: 17- 33404
Location: West Street 
Incident: On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 shortly before 1:30 p.m. the accused was observed driving an electric scooter on West Street.  A Community Patrol Officer conducted a traffic stop with the accused and received information that the accused was wanted on a Surety Revocation Warrant. Further, the accused was on three separate Highway Traffic Act Driver Licence suspensions. 
 The accused, a 44 year old Brantford man was held in custody under the authority of the warrant and also charged with Drive while under suspension X3 HTA.
  
Type: Theft - Commercial
Incident: 17- 33415
Location: Charlotte Street
Incident: On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 shortly before 4:00 p.m. a theft was discovered in the area of Charlotte Street and Grey Street at a Bell Service Box. Unknown person(s) had forced their way into the enclosed structure which houses telephone and internet wires. Copper wiring was removed causing significant damage. It is believed that the theft took place sometime during the day.
 
Type: Fraud - Internet
Incident: 17- 33447
Incident: On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 a woman reported being the victim of an online internet scam. The victim, a 28 year old Brantford woman had applied online with a loan company. The victim was instructed to purchase $200.00 in ITune cards in order to process the loan. The victim had conversation with her own local bank and was informed that she had been scammed and to contact the police.

 
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BEING A VICTIM OF FRAUD:
? Never give out personal information/credit card information to an unknown source over the telephone and/or unsecured email
? A legitimate company will not request the costumer purchase ITune cards as a form of  payment for services.
? 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  
? Never agree to give cash to anyone unknown to you in exchange for a cheque written to you by that individual
? Educate yourself by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre?s website at www.antifraudcentre.ca

    
 
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Colborne Street West Robbery Investigation - UPDATE

Aug 30, 2017

 
Police asking for assistance from the public regarding suspect who was captured on camera.

On Saturday, August 26, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m. a lone male attended Macs convenience store on Colborne Street West (100 block). The robbery suspect was armed with a knife. The suspect fled the store with several packages of cigarettes. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'10", wearing khaki pants, a checkered long sleeved shirt with a dark scarf covering his face and head with only his eyes exposed. The suspect has a tattoo or stamp located on his right hand area. The store employee was not physically injured and the suspect fled the area on foot. Community Patrol Officers including the Brantford Police Canine Unit attended and conducted a search of the area. 
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

 

 

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Original Media Release
Incident #32769-17
August 26, 2017
On Saturday, August 26, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m. a lone male suspect armed with a weapon robbed a store in the area of Colborne Street West and Catharine Avenue in Brantford. The suspect fled the store northbound on Catharine Avenue.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'10", wearing khaki pants, a checkered long sleeved shirt with a dark scarf covering his face and head.
Nobody was injured during the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.
 

 

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Crime Brief - August 30, 2017

Aug 30, 2017


Type: Domestic
Incident: 17- 33224
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at around 10:30 a.m. Community Patrol  
Officers attended a Brantford address regarding a report of a domestic 
assault. A Brantford woman contacted police to report that she had been
assaulted by her husband. The victim advised that her husband had since left the family home. Investigation revealed that on the evening before the couple were involved in a heated argument where the accused had pushed the victim into a wall. On the morning of August 29, 2017 another physical confrontation took place where the accused threatened and punched the victim in the throat. The victim attempted to leave the family home and was prevented from doing so by the accused. The accused eventually left the residence. Information was received that the accused had attended a Hamilton address. The BPS contacted Hamilton P.S. and requested assistance from their service regarding this domestic incident. Hamilton P.S attended the address provided by BPS and the accused was arrested without incident by Hamilton P.S. BPS attended Hamilton and escorted the accused to our service. The victim received nonlife threatening injuries as a result of the assault.
The accused a 45 year old Brantford man is charged with the following offences; Assault X2, Uttering Threats and Forcible Confinement. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.        

Type: Theft   - Commercial
Incident: 17- 33252
Location: Market Street South ? LCBO 
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at around 2:00 p.m. the accused attended at the LCBO on Market Street South. The accused selected two bottles of alcohol from the store shelf and conceal them on his person. The accused left the store without making any attempt to pay for the concealed merchandise. Community Patrol Officers attended and received a description of the accused. The accused was observed a short distance away from the store and was arrested without incident. The stolen items were not recovered.
The accused was also found to have 2.4 grams of marihuana on his person.
Javier Enrique MARTINEZ, 25 years of age from Brantford is charged with the following offences; Theft under 5,000.00, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Fail to Comply with Recognizance. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
  
Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 33241
Location: Henry Street ? (100 block)
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m. a business on Henry Street was entered.  Unknown person(s) entered an enclosed yard and forced their way into a trailer located on the yard. An assortment of tools were reported stolen.
 
Type: Break and Enter - Shed
Incident: 17- 33263
Location: Scarfe Avenue
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 a residence from Scarfe Avenue reported an entry to a rear shed sometime in the last several days. Two bikes and a crossbow were reported stolen. 

Type: Break and Enter - Garage
Incident: 17- 33298
Location: Grey Street
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. unknown person(s) forced their way into a residential garage. Reported stolen from the garage were several radiator heaters and scrap metal.

Type: Suspicious Person
Incident: 17- 33335
Location: West Street (100 Block)
Incident: On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 shortly before 5:00 a.m. an alert citizen called 911 to report two unknown persons breaking into a parked vehicle. Community Patrol Officers attended and searched the area. The suspects fled prior to police arriving.   
 

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Brantford Man Arrested for Accessing and Possession of Child Pornography

Aug 29, 2017

 
On Tuesday August 29, 2017, as a result of an ongoing investigation, the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service arrested Shawn Minnie, 28 years old, of Brantford for two offences of Accessing and one offence of Possession of Child Pornography.

On June 8, 2017 police executed a search warrant at Mr. Minnie`s residence located on Terrace Hill Street.  Several electronic devices were seized from his residence. 

Later, police forensically examined Mr. Minnie`s electronic devices and located child pornography images and videos on them.  On August 29, 2017, Mr. Minnie turned himself in to the police and he was held for a bail hearing in relation to the charges.   

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


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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Crime Brief - August 29, 2017

Aug 29, 2017

Type: Theft ? E-bike
Incident: 17- 32967
Incident: On Sunday August 27, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m. a Brantford man 
parked his e-bike at Brant Food on Grey Street. A short time later an 
unknown male was captured on video stealing the grey Freedom e-bike 
and black helmet. The suspect was last seen pushing the e-bike out of the
parking lot towards Grey Street. The suspect is described as a white male,
between 30 and 40 years of age, medium build, short brown hair. The
suspect was wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans and sandals.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is
encouraged to contact Constable Paul Wiacek at 519-756-0113 X2842 or
pwiacek@police.brantford.on.ca

 

Type: Theft   - Residential
Incident: 17- 33109
Location: Sheridan Street ? (0-100 Block) 
Incident: On Monday, August 28, 2017 at around noon hour the accused attended a retirement home on Sheridan Street. The victim who is a resident at the home had stepped out momentarily away from her room and upon return she observed the accused in her bedroom. The victim had conversation with the accused who claimed that she was at the retirement home visiting another resident. After the accused left the building the victim observed that her wallet had been removed from her purse and money stolen.
As a result of the investigation the accused was identified and charged. 
Shelly May WESTCOTT, 45 years of age from Brantford is charged with theft under $5,000.00 and released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date on October 10, 2017.
  
Type: Indecent Act
Incident: 17- 33143
Location: Shallow Creek Park ? East Avenue
Incident: On Monday, August 28, 2017 a woman who was walking in the park shortly before 5:30 p.m. observed an unknown male at Shallow Creek Park. The male was observed standing near the river with his shorts down to his knees, and masturbating while his genitals were exposed. The male is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, 5?11, balding with brown hair on either side of his head, larger set, wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Community Patrol Officers and Park Patrol Officers attended and conducted a thorough search of the area with negative results as the suspect had left the area prior to police arriving.  
  
Type: Fraud - Microsoft
Incident: 17- 33080
Incident: On Monday, August 28, 2017 a woman contacted the Brantford Police Service to report being the victim of an internet fraud. The victim, a 76 year old Brantford woman had been contacted by an unknown person claiming to be an employee of Microsoft and requesting money from her. The victim was directed to complete multiple transactions via western union, money grams, ITunes cards and Steam cards over a two month period. In total the victim was convinced to forward just over $20,000.00. The Brantford Police Service Fraud Unit continues their investigation.    

Please know that Microsoft do not employ individuals to randomly monitor personal computers for
errors or technical difficulties. If you receive a telephone call from an individual
claiming to be from Microsoft, please hang up. The caller is a fraudster. Never give out
personal or banking information to someone unknown to you. If you have been targeted
by a fraudster, do not be embarrassed, you are not alone.  If you have already sent funds and/or your personal information contact the police and your financial institution
immediately. If you believe that you have been a VICTIM OF FRAUD and reside in the
City of Brantford, contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

Protect yourself; if you are the victim of a fraud or victim of identity theft we suggest that
you place flags on all your accounts and report to both credit bureaus Equifax and
TransUnion.  
 

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Police investigate store robbery

Aug 28, 2017

 
On Saturday, August 26, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m. a lone male suspect armed with a
weapon robbed a store in the area of Colborne Street West and Catharine Avenue in Brantford.
The suspect fled the store northbound on Catharine Avenue.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'10", wearing khaki pants, a checkered
long sleeved shirt with a dark scarf covering his face and head.
Nobody was injured during the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit
at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.
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Crime Brief - August 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017


Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 32884
Location: Murray Street ? (200 Block) 
Incident: On Saturday, August 26, 2017 shortly before 7:00 p.m. an employee arrived at the commercial building on Murray Street and found two individuals inside who had broken into the business.  The two suspects, a male and female fled the building on bicycles and the employee called 911. Community Patrol Officers and the BPS Canine Unit searched the building for more suspects. No other persons were found inside the building. Community Patrol Officers were provided a detailed description of the two suspects who fled the area. Shortly after 7:00 p.m. the male and female suspects were located in the area of Rawdon Street and Campbell Street. Both accused were arrested for break and enter without incident. The male was found to be in possession of a duffle bag which contained property stolen from the business. Further, found on the accused male were 0.5 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, 2 Ephedrine pills and 0.6 grams of hydro morph.
Accused #1, Lisa Marie PAUL, 34 years of age, of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Break and Enter and Commit, and Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00.
Accused #2, Daniel BERUBE, 40 years of age, of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Break and Enter and Commit, Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00, and Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act X3.
Both accused were released on a Promise to Appear, Officer in Charge Undertaking with a future court date.

 

Type: Traffic Stop
Incident: 17- 32950
Incident: On Sunday, August 27, 2017 shortly before 9:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers were conducting speed enforcement on West Street in the City of Brantford. Police observed a motor vehicle travelling northbound on West Street at 85kmph in a 50kmph zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle, a Chevrolet Equinox. Investigation revealed that the license plates attached to the vehicle were not registered and the permit had expired. The driver was also a suspended driver with no insurance registered for the vehicle. The driver, a 28 year old Cathcart man was charged with the following offences; Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), Drive Motor Vehicle - No Currently Validated Permit under the HTA, Operate Motor Vehicle on a Highway ? No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, Speeding ? 85km in a 50km, and Use Plate not Authorized for Vehicle under the HTA. The accused vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

 

Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17- 32894
Location: Joseph Street
Incident: On Saturday, August 26, 2017 sometime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. a home on Joseph Street was entered by unknown person(s). Reported stolen was a television.  

 
Type: Damage to Property - Residential
Incident: 17- 32763
Location: Murray Street (200 Block)
Incident: On Saturday, august 26, 2017 shortly before 1:00 a.m. a resident from Murray Street called police to report a broken window. Unknown person(s) had thrown a rock through the front window of the house causing it to break and fled the area.    
 
  

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Crime Brief - August 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

Type: Fraud
Incident: 17- 32504
Location: Lynden Park Mall
Incident: On Thursday, August 24, 2017 shortly before 12:00 p.m. a male attended at The Source store and began signing up for a cellular device contract. The male provided identification however did not have a sufficient amount of identification in order to complete the contract. The male advised he would return shortly with another piece of evidence. Employees became suspicious and concerned with the identification provided by the male and contacted police. A Community Patrol Officer attended for investigation and reviewed the store video which captured the male. The officer attended inside the mall area and walked around looking to see if the male was still in the mall. The officer observed the male at Freedom Mobile.   The officer approached the male and had conversation with him and learned that he was attempting to activate a new cellular device plan at this second store.  As a result of this investigation the male was arrested for fraud.  The accused had three pieces of identification on him being a Social Insurance Number card, Canadian Citizenship card and an Ontario Drivers Licence which were found to be fraudulent documents not issued by the government.   
 Ahmed Olalekan ODUNTAN, 38 years of age of Toronto is charged with the following offences; Fraud under $5,000.00 X2, Utter Forged Document X2, Possession of an Identity Document X2, Fraudulent Use of a Certificate of Citizenship and Possession of Counterfeit Mark X2. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear along with an Officer in Charge Undertaking.

Type: Prohibited Driver
Incident: 17- 32590
Location: King Georg Road at Dunsdon Street
Incident: On Thursday, August 24, 2017 shortly after 9:00 p.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop with a male on a motorcycle.  Investigation revealed that the male driver was a disqualified driver as a result of a conviction for fail to stop for police. The accused was arrested without incident for Drive while Disqualified. Further, the accused drivers licence was also suspended under the Highway Traffic Act for unpaid fines.  The accused, a 28 year old Cambridge man is charged with Disqualified Drive under the Criminal Code and charged Drive while under suspension under the Highway Traffic Act. The accused was released on an appearance notice with a future court date on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The motorcycle was impounded for a mandatory 45 day period under the vehicle impoundment program. 

  

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Crime Brief - August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017


Type: Theft
Incident: 17- 32290
Location: Market Street- Wilfred Laurier
Incident: On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at around 6:00 p.m. a male attended an empty Wilfred Laurier classroom. The male stole a Dell computer tower and walked out of the building with the computer in a reusable grocery bag. The suspect was captured on video. Officers from the B.E.A.T Unit attended to investigate and viewed the video which captured the suspect. Officers recognized the suspect.  On Wednesday, august 23, 2017 shortly after 1:00 p.m. a B.E.A.T officer on routine patrol in the Downtown area observed the accused on Market Street at Chatham Street. The accused was also wearing the same clothing as in the security video at the time of the theft.
 A 34 year old Brantford man was charged with Theft under $5,000.00 and issued an Appearance Notice to attend court on October 5, 2017. The computer has not been recovered.
 
Type: Fraud - Commercial
Incident: 17- 29312, 29327, 30013
Location: LCBO (Lynden Road and Market Street South)
Incident: On three separate occasions the accused was captured on video surveillance at the LCBO select an item off a shelf, attend the cashier desk and present the item as an old purchase with a receipt and received a refund. 
 On July 25, 2017 the accused attended the LCBO on Lynden Road and selected a bottle of scotch from the shelf. The accused went to checkout and then produced a receipt from a previous purchase and proceeded to return the bottle he had just selected off the shelf. 
 On July 29, 2017 the accused attended the LCBO and selected a bottle of rum from the shelf. The accused went to checkout and then produced a receipt from a previous purchase and proceeded to return the bottle he had just selected off the shelf. 
 On August 6, 2017 the accused attended the LCBO on Market Street South and selected a bottle of Vodka from the shelf. The accused went to checkout and then produced a receipt from a previous purchase and proceeded to return the bottle he had just selected off the shelf. The accused?s actions were later observed on video by staff at the store and police were contacted. A warrant was sought after for the arrest of the accused. On Wednesday August 23, 2017 at around 3:20 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer on routine patrol observed the accused walking on George Street. The accused was arrested without incident under the authority of the arrest warrant.
 Robert Keith HORTON, 44 years old of Brantford is charged with Fraud under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation X6.
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
     
 

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Crime Brief - August 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017

Type: Disturbance
Incident: 17- 32282
Location: Market Street (100 block)
Incident: On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 shortly after 6:30 p.m. officers attended at a multiple dwelling home on Market Street. The victim, a 37 year old man advised that the accused kicked in his bedroom door causing such damage to the door rendering it unable to close properly.  The accused and victim both reside at the multiple dwelling home where they rent bedrooms and share a common area. The accused was arrested without incident.
 The accused, a 25 year old Brantford man is charged with Mischief under $5,000.00 and Breach of Recognizance. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
 
Type: Theft - Commercial
Incident: 17- 32294
Location: Emilie Street (0-100 block)
Incident: On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 a theft was discovered at a convenience store on Emilie Street. Sometime overnight unknown person(s) removed an air conditioner motor and copper wire from an air conditioning unit. 

Type: Break and Enter ? Residential 
Incident: 17- 32296
Location: Anastasia Crescent
Incident: On Tuesday August 22, 2017 sometime during the day unknown persons broke into a home on Anastasia Crescent. A rear patio door was forced open and unknown person(s) entered the home. No items were reported stolen at the time of the report.   
 
 

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