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Crime Brief - September 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017

Type:  Theft - Commercial 
Incident: 17-36323
Location: Brantford General Hospital
Incident: On Wednesday September 20, 2017 the Brantford General Hospital reported the theft of a Charity Painting which had been on display in the hallway.  The Brantford Police Service had been notified and Community Patrol Officers attended.  The theft was captured on video surveillance within the Hospital and the accused was identified using the video and still photo footage.  On Thursday September 28, 2017 the accused a 44 year old Brantford male was charged with Theft Under $5000 under the Criminal Code.   

Type:    Public Intoxication
Incident:  17-37559
Location:  Tim Hortons ? Market Street
Incident: On Friday September 29, 2017 at 11:40 a.m. Brantford Police Service were called to the Tim Horton?s on Market Street about an unwanted intoxicated male.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the male slumped over a table inside the store.  Officers spoke to the intoxicated and belligerent man. The accused a 56 year old Brantford man was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place.  

Type:  Social Media Information Post 
Incident: 17-37056
Location: Tutela Heights ? Erie Avenue
Incident: It has come to the attention of the Brantford Police Service that a social media information post is circulating in the community. The post speaks of a child predator in the area of Tutela Park on Erie Avenue attempting to lure children in a vehicle by using money, candy and toys. The Brantford Police Service is not investigating such a child luring case involving a person in a vehicle luring children. Our service did investigate an incident which took place on Monday September 25, 2017 at the park where youths were involved in a disturbance amongst themselves. At one point a male sitting on a porch at a nearby residence exchanged words with the youths. An officer investigated and spoke to both the youths and the man. As a result of the investigation it was deemed that this is not a case of a child luring incident and the Brantford Police Service is not looking for a child predator that is driving around in a vehicle luring children. 
The Brantford Police Service would like to take this opportunity to encourage parents to continue to educate and speak to their children about the dangers and risks of everyday personal safety.  We encourage you to visit our website and learn more about child and youth safety tips and how to speak to your children about safety rules. http://www.brantfordpolice.ca/-crime-prevention-and-safety-0


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Crime Brief - September 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter - Garage 
Incident: 17-37324
Location: Colborne Street East
Incident: On Wednesday September 27, 2017 a Colborne Street East resident, reported a brake and enter to their garage overnight.  Unknown person(s) had entered their garage and took an E-Bike.  The E-Bike is described as being a KYPRO - MAGNUM R E-Bike black and orange in colour.   

Type:   Arrest 
Incident:  17-37385
Location:  Dalhousie Street and George Street
Incident: On Thursday September 28, 2017 shortly after 2:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a male riding a bicycle the wrong way down Dalhousie Street with no lights.  Officers stopped and spoke to the male.  During the conversion it was learned that the male was on a court order with a curfew restriction.  During their conversation the male fled on his bicycle and at one point dropped the bike and fled on foot to avoid arrest.  A short foot pursuit continued and the male was arrested.  Brandon Lloyd Thomas a 21 year old Brantford resident is charged with Obstruct Peace Officer and Breach of Probation x2 under the Criminal Code and Improper Bicycle Lighting under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

Type: Theft - Bicycle
Incident: 17-37393
Location: Fairmount Ave
Incident: On Thursday September 28, 2017 a home owner from Fairmount Ave reported that sometime overnight their rear shed was entered.  Unknown person(s) had entered the shed and took a bicycle.  A Schwinn Mountain Bike, black in colour with white writing and front shocks was taken. 


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Crime Briefs - September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017


Type: Fire - Arson
Incident: 17- 37242
Location: Mount Pleasant Road (300 block)
Incident: On Wednesday September 27, 2017 shortly before 7:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service were contacted by Brantford Fire to attend a residential fire on Mount Pleasant Road. The fire is being investigated as an arson investigation. No persons were home at the time if the incident. The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is currently investigating and working with the Ontario Fire Marshall?s Office to determine the cause and extent of the damage. 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Darryl Graham of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206 dgraham@police.brantford.on.ca  


Type: Assault
Location: Wilkes Dam
Incident: 17- 37152
Incident:          On Tuesday September 26, 2017 at around 1:00 p.m. a 39 year old Brantford woman was walking on the trails with her dog near the Wilkes Dam when she was approached by an unknown male. The male placed his hand on her back and slide his hand under the woman?s tank top shoulder strap touching her bare skin and spoke to her briefly. The woman felt uneasy and swiftly pulled away from the unknown man. The woman walked away quickly from him. The suspect is described as an indigenous male, approximately 45 years of age, 5?8, stocky build, facial hair, short dark hair, wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt Kevin Reeder of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext.  2270  kreeder@police.brantford.on.ca

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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Crime Briefs - September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017


Type: Assault
Incident: 17- 37032
Location: Palace Street and Albion Street
Incident: On Monday September 25, 2017 shortly after 4:00 p.m. an unknown man approached a 17 year old woman who was standing at a bus stop on the corner of Albion Street and Palace Street. The male walked up to the woman, grabbed her buttock and ran away on Palace Street towards West Street. 
 The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20?s, approximately 5?11, short sandy blond hair, wearing shorts and a t-shirt. 
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt Kevin Reeder of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2270 


Type: Theft - Commercial
Location: LCBO -  
Incident: 17- 37178
Incident: On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at around 3:30 p.m. the accused attended inside the LCBO on Market Street and selected a bottle of rum off a shelf. The accused concealed the item and exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the concealed merchandise.  A Community Patrol Officer investigated the theft and observed the accused walking in the area of Clarence Street shortly before 4:30 p.m. The officer approached the accused and advised him that he was under arrest for theft. The accused quickly turned and began running northbound across live lanes of traffic on Dalhousie Street. During the short foot pursuit the accused threw the stolen bottle of rum on the ground. The officer caught up to the accused and arrested him. The bottle was recovered and seized as evidence.
 A 25 year old Brantford man is charged with Theft under $5,000.00, Breach of Probation and Breach of Recognizance. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle
Location: Darling Street
Incident: 17- 37142
Incident: On Tuesday September 26, 2017 a theft was discovered. Sometime overnight unknown persons entered a truck parked on Darling Street. Amongst the items stolen from inside the vehicle were three Canadian passports a cheque book and change.  

 
Citizens are encouraged to take a second to look inside their vehicles for items (wallets,
electronics, change, GPS, garage door openers, ect) that may make them an attractive target for thieves, remove the items and then lock the vehicle before they leave it.? (Look, Lock, Leave)
Report online any incidents of theft and/or attempt theft of your property to the Brantford Police Service.


Type: Impaired Driving
Location: Clarence Street
Incident: 17- 37228
Incident: On Wednesday September 27, 2017 shortly before 2:00 a.m. an officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Clarence Street drive over a curb. The officer conducted a traffic stop with the male driver and had conversation with him. The driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for impaired driving and proved provided two samples of his breath as required by law. The accused was 2 ? times over the legal limit. A 24 year old Brantford is charged with;
Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired and Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit. Further the accused was charged with drive while under suspension under the Highway Traffic Act and the vehicle being driven by the accused was impounded for 7 days.   
 


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 Briefs - September 25, 2017

Sep 25, 2017


Type: Motor Vehicle Collision -Impaired
Location: Woodlawn Avenue
Incident: 17- 36943
Incident: On Sunday September 24, 2017 shortly before 10:30 p.m. a resident telephoned 911 to report a single motor vehicle accident on Woodlawn Avenue. A vehicle had lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree on a boulevard on Woodlawn Avenue. Community Patrol Officers spoke with the male driver who displayed signs of impairment. The accused was arrested for impaired driving where he provided samples of his breath required by law. The accused a 21 yr old Brantford man is charged with;
Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired and Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle being driven by the accused was impounded for 7 days.  

  
Type: Damage to Property - Commercial
Incident: 17- 36842
Location: Colborne Street (0-100 block)
Incident: On Sunday September 24, 2017 shortly before 5:30 a.m. a citizen observed a damaged window at a business on Colborne Street East. One of the window panes had been broken and partially missing. The business itself was secure as there was another pane of glass still present.
 
Type: Impaired Driving
Location: Grand River Avenue
Incident: 17- 36835
Incident: On Sunday September 24, 2017 shortly after 3:00 a.m. a citizen telephoned police to report a male passed out in a parked motor vehicle on Grand River Avenue with the car still running. The driver had woken up just prior to police arrival and another citizen , concerned that the male would drive away had reached into the vehicle, turned it off and removed the keys. The officer had conversation with the driver who displayed signs of impairment.  The accused was arrested for impaired driving where he provided two samples of his breath required by law. The accused was 2/12 times over the legal limit. A 30 year old Brantford is charged with;
Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired and Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle being driven by the accused was impounded for 7 days.   


Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Location: Lynwood Drive
Incident: 17- 36734
Incident: On Saturday September 23, 2017 a resident reported a break and enter at a home on Lynwood Drive.  A window had been slid open and entry gained. A variety of tools were reported stolen. The entry took place sometime in the last two weeks.

Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Location: Joy Sushi Bar - Henry Street (100 block)
Incident: 17- 36708
Incident: On Saturday September 23, 2017 at around 3:30 a.m. unknown suspects smashed a store glass window and entered a business on Henry Street. An ATM was stolen from inside of the business. 


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 - September 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017


Type:   Fraud 
Incident:  17-35272
Incident: On Monday September 11, 2017 a Brantford woman was visiting at a family member?s home in Brantford. While she was there an acquaintance of the family member had stopped by the home for a quick visit. Sometime during this visit the Brantford woman?s purse was entered and her debit and credit card were stolen. The woman/victim noticed the missing cards the next day and contacted her bank immediately. The victim was told that both cards had been used numerous times at a variety of locations in Brantford. The victim contacted police. A Community Patrol Officer began an investigation regarding the fraudulent use of the victim?s bank card and credit cards and attended at the various locations where the transactions were made. The officer was able to obtain surveillance video of the accused using the cards to make purchases. In total there were 16 transactions in a 24 hour time period. The total value of purchases made was just over $900.00. 
 The accused was contacted and attended the Brantford Police Service on Thursday September 21, 2017. 
 Bradley David WHITE, 36 years of age of Brantford is charged with Fraud X16, Unauthorized Use of Credit Card X16 and Possession of Stolen Property X2. The accused was released by way of a Promise to Appear with an Officer in Charge Undertaking.

Type: Shoplifter - Assault
Incident: 17-36395
Location: No Frills ? Colborne Street East
Incident: On Thursday September 21, 2017 shortly before 12:30 p.m. officers attended the No Frills on Colborne Street regarding a shoplifter. On arrival the officers observed a commotion in the parking lot near the front entrance of the store. A Loss Prevention officer was arresting a female for shoplifting and the female was resisting and trying to get away. The female was also observed punching the Loss Prevention officer in the face in an attempt to flee. Officers assisted gain control of the woman who continued to resist and attempt to get away. The accused was also found to have a back pack on her which contained several items stolen from the store. The accused made no attempt to pay for the concealed merchandise.
 A 30 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault, Breach of Probation X2, and Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00 and Theft under $5,000.00. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.


Type: Break and Enter - Arrest
Incident: 17-36503
Location: Mohawk Park
Incident: On Friday September 22, 2017 shortly after 3:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service received a call about a suspicious man in the area of the Mary Street transformer station. A male had been seen hiding items in a bush next to the fenced in compound. Community Patrol Officers attended and found a weed wacker and a backpack leaf blower. The accused was also found a short distance away. Investigation revealed that the items had been stolen from a storage area at Mohawk Park. The storage shed lock had been cut in order to gain entry to the shed.
Andrew OOSTERVELD, 29 years of age of Brantford man is charged with Break and Enter and Commit, Breach of Probation and Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 
 

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Street Crimes Unit Seize over $9,000.00 worth of Drugs and Cash

Sep 21, 2017

Type: Drugs
Incident: 17-36309
Location: Colborne Street West
Incident: On Wednesday September 20, 2017 shortly before 9:00 p.m. the BPS Street Crime Unit observed two persons inside a motor vehicle parked on Colborne Street West engaged in drug activity. When Officers approached the vehicle and attempted to arrest the passenger he fled the area on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued where the accused was arrested in the rear of a Colborne Street West address. During the pursuit a bag was tossed by the accused. The Brantford Police Service K9 Unit attended and was successful with locating the tossed bag which was found in a Winniett Street backyard. The bag contained 11.01 grams of cocaine with a street value of $1,100.00 and 158.45 grams of marihuana with a street value of $1,585.00 and Canadian currency of just under $6,000.00. The accused was also found to have just over $1000.00 on his person. The accused, a 17 year old Brantford man has been charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance (marihuana), Possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine), and Possession for the purpose of trafficking (marihuana) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Possession of property obtained by crime of the Criminal Code. The accused was held for a bail hearing.
The Driver of the vehicle, a 19 year old Brantford man was arrested without incident. The driver was found to be in possession of 28.1 grams of Marihuana with an estimated street value of $280.00. The Driver is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date.
 

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Male arrested after Pharmacy Robbed

Sep 21, 2017

Type:   Robbery 
Incident:  17-36294
Location:  St Paul Ave ? Rexall Pharmacy
Incident: On Wednesday September 20, 2017 shortly after 7:00 p.m. a lone male entered the Rexall Pharmacy located on St Paul Ave armed with a knife and demanded prescription medication.  The employees were not physically injured and the suspect male fled the Pharmacy with an undisclosed amount of prescription medication.  Community Patrol Officers including the Brantford Police Service BEAT Unit attended to the area in search of the suspect.  Officers located the suspect male in the area of St Paul Ave and Lawrence Street where a short foot pursuit was conducted before the accused was arrested.  Terry Robert FULLER a 54 year old Brantford man is charged with Robbery, Possessions of Weapons Dangerous and Possession of Property Obtained of Crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.  The stolen prescription medication was recovered by police. 

 

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Crime Brief - September 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter ? Garage   
Incident: 17-36134
Location: Forest Road
Incident: On Tuesday September 19, 2017 the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a break and enter in progress.  An unknown male entered an unlocked garage on Forest Road and stole a bicycle.  The homeowner chased after the thief for a short distance and last saw him heading towards a nearby bike trail.  The homeowner continued walking the trails and found his bicycle abandoned.  The suspect is described as a male, in his 30?s wearing a backpack.  No other description is available.     

Type:    Theft ? From Motor Vehicle 
Incident:  17-36084
Location:  Clench Ave
Incident: On Tuesday September 19, 2017 a Clench Ave resident reported that their vehicle had been entered sometime overnight.  Prescription medication and cash were taken from the vehicle.  The Brantford Police Service reminds people to ensure your vehicle is secured while parked and that all valuables including medication are not left vehicles.  Remember to "Remove it or Lose it?  

Type:  Intoxicated Male
Incident: 17-36165
Location: Dalhousie Street and Market Street
Incident: On Tuesday September 19, 2017 shortly before 12:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen about an intoxicated male wandering the streets in the downtown area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they heard patrons from local downtowns businesses telling a male to leave them alone, the male matched the description provided.  The male appeared to be in an intoxicated state and was being confrontational with the patrons.  Officers arrested and charged a 30 year old Brantford man with Being Intoxicated in a Public Place under the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario.     

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Crime Brief - September 19, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

Type:  Fatality ? Train
Incident: 17-36048
Location: Powerline Road
Incident: On Tuesday September 19, 2017 at around 7:30 a.m. Brantford Police attended with Emergency Medical Services to Powerline Road between Oak Park Road and Paris Road about a pedestrian who had been struck by a VIA Rail passenger train.  The train was travelling eastbound from London to Toronto in the southbound track.  A 36 year old Brantford man was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The VIA Rail passenger train was delayed at the scene during the sudden death investigation and continued its route shortly before 10:30 a.m. when the track was reopened.  The Brantford Police Service continues to assist the coroner`s office as they complete their investigation.  No further information will be released by the Brantford Police Service at this time.   

Type:  Theft ? Cemetery Plaques
Incident: 17-35138
Location: Oakhill Cemetery ? Jennings Rd
Incident: Sometime between Monday September 11, 2017 and Tuesday September 12, 2017 theft of memorial plaques were discovered stolen from the grounds of Oakhill Cemetery on Jennings Road.  On Tuesday September 12, 2017 two males attended a business on Murray Street which pays cash for scrap metal.  The two males wanted to exchange 10 memorial plaques for cash.  During the exchange a third male attended the business and had a heated confrontation with one of the males.  Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers were contacted and the two males selling the plaques fled the area prior to police arriving.  Investigation revealed that the 10 memorial plaques being sold were the ones stolen from Oakhill Cemetery.  At around 7:00 p.m. BEAT Officers observed one of the accused in the downtown on Dalhousie Street.  Gary Jacob RIDDELL-WATCHESON a 28 year old Brantford man was arrested for Theft Under $5000.00 x 10 and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 x 10 and was held for a bail hearing.  On Friday September 15, 2017 at around 11:30 a.m. an officer observed the second wanted accused in the area of Wellington Street and Park Avenue.  The officer approached the accused on foot and the accused fled to avoid arrest.  A short foot pursuit ensued where the officer caught up to the accused and arrested him.  The second accused Ian Thomas ERSKINE a 30 year old Brantford man is charged with Theft Under $5000.00 x 10 and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 x 10 and was held for a bail hearing.   Officers were in contact with the supervisor from the City of Brantford Cemetery Services who were able to identify the locations where the 5`x 9`ground memorial plaques had been stolen and identify who the victims were.     
      

Type:  Theft - Commercial  
Incident: 17-35964
Location: Plant Farm Blvd
Incident: On Monday September 18, 2017 a business on Plant Farm Blvd reported that they were a victim of a theft.  On Sunday September 17, 2017 at around 5: 30 a.m. unknown person(s) stole an amount of copper wire from a power station.  The theft caused extensive damage to the area.    

Type: Arrest - Warrants
Incident: 17-36027
Location: Murray Street at Greenwich Street
Incident: On Monday September 18, 2017 at around 10:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers while on routine patrol observed a male known to them riding a bike in the area of Murray Street and Greenwich Street.  This male was currently wanted by the courts on outstanding warrants of arrest.  The officers were able to stop and arrest the accused.  During the arrest the accused was searched and was found to be in possession of a pair of bolt cutters.  The bike that the accused was riding had been reported stolen to police in May 2017.  The accused Jordan William CLARK a 22 year old Brantford man is charged with Possession of Break In Instruments and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00. The accused will also answer to the outstanding warrants.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Type:  Break and Enter ? Commercial
Incident: 17-36046
Location:  Elgin Street
Incident:  On Monday September 18, 2017 a construction site located on Elgin Street reported that sometime overnight they were a victim of a theft of equipment from a construction trailer.  The trailer was forcefully opened and tools were taken.     

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