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Crime Brief - December 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017

Type:  Impaired
Incident: 17-48632
Location: St Paul Ave
Incident:   On Thursday December 21, 2017 shortly after 9:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle being operated on St Paul Ave.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the driver.  Officers upon speaking to the driver had suspicions that they may have been consuming alcoholic beverages and a roadside screening device was administered.  During the roadside testing the driver registered a fail and was arrested for Impaired Operation Over 80.  Investigation also revealed that the accused was bound by a court order with conditions.  The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where she provided two samples of her breath as required by law. The accused readings were over two times the legal limit.  The accused a 27 year old Brantford woman is charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle Over 80 and Fail to Comply with Undertaking.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.     

Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded. 

Type:  Driving - Arrest
Incident: 17-48680
Location: Colborne Street
Incident:   On Thursday December 21, 2017 shortly before 3:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle being operated on Colborne Street.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the driver.  Investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid licence as it was currently under suspension.  Further, the driver was currently bound by a court order that he was not abiding by.  The accused was arrested without incident.  A 47 year old Brantford man is charged with Failing to Comply with a Recognizance Order under the Criminal Code and Driving while under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act. The accused was held for a bail hearing.   


Type:  Assault
Incident: 17-48718 
Location: Market Street South
Incident: On Thursday December 21, 2017 just after 8:00 p.m. Brantford police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a taxi driver.  The driver was reporting being assaulted by a recent fare.  The driver had picked up the fare in the downtown area and during the cab ride the accused opened a beer inside the taxi.  The driver advised the accused he could not and was assaulted by the accused.   The driver received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the assault.  Frederick Graham Hill 58 years old from Brantford is charged with assault.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Officer in Charge Undertaking with conditions. 

Type:  Suspicious Person
Incident: 17-48748
Location: Dundas Street East
Incident: On Friday December 22, 2017 just before 4:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a resident on Dundas Street.  The resident reported a suspicious male rummaging around their front porch and property.  The home owner had scared off the male prior to police arrival.  Community Patrols Officers attended and searched for the male. 
Nothing was reported taken at the time of the report. 

  
            

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Crime Briefs - December 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017

Type:  Assault
Location: Colborne Street East (900 block)
Incident: On December 20, 2017 shortly before 10:30 a.m. a citizen called 911 to report a woman being assaulted by a man near the corner of Colborne Street and Glenwood Drive. The male accused had fled the area prior to police arriving. Investigation revealed that the man and woman who are known to each other were walking down the street and were involved in a heated argument. The argument escalated into physical violence when the man punched the woman in the face which caused her to fall to the ground. A citizen had been driving by in his vehicle, witnessed the assault and turned his vehicle around in order to check on the wellbeing of the woman. The male accused fled the area on foot. Prior to the accused fleeing the area he smashed the victim?s phone on the ground. The victim, a 30 year old Brantford woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
At around 10:45 a.m. an employee at a business on Elgin Street contacted the police to report a suspicious male having blood on his hands had walked into the business looking for a washroom. The male had since left. A short time later, Officers who were searching the area observed the suspicious male enter a business on Henry Street. Investigation revealed that the male was the individual involved in the assault earlier on Colborne Street. The accused provided a false name at the time of his arrest.
 A 22 year old Toronto man is charged with Assault, Mischief under $5,000.00, Obstruct Police and Breach of Probation X3.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
 The Brantford Police Service wish to express our sincere gratitude to the community members who telephoned the police to report what they saw this day and to all the citizens who call the police to alert us of crimes in progress, suspicious persons and suspicious vehicles in their neighbourhood. Please don?t hesitate to telephone the police. Together, we continue building a safer community. ? Cst. Natalie Laing


Type:  Theft from Motor Vehicle
Location: Craig Street
Incident: On December 20, 2017 sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. an unlocked vehicle parked at a business on Craig Street was entered. Two pieces of electrical test equipment and a torque wrench were reported stolen. 

Type:     Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17-48588
Location: James Avenue
Incident: On December 20, 2017 sometime during the day unknown person(s) 
forced their way into a home on James Avenue. A rear locked door was 
forced open in order to gain entry. A Hitachi flat screen television was 
reported stolen.   
 

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

 

Crime Briefs - December 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017

Type:  Attempt Theft Motor Vehicle
Location: Melbourne Cres
Incident: On December 19, 2017 sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. unknown person(s) attempted to steal a vehicle parked on Melbourne Cres. The steering column was damaged, and a small bag containing a piece of metal was left behind.  

Type:  Theft of Motor Vehicle
Incident: 17-48378
Location: Linden Avenue
Incident: On December 19, 2017 at around 9:45 a.m. a vehicle was left running with the keys in the ignition near the Linden Convenience store located on Linden Avenue. The vehicle, a 2006 Pontiac G6 was then stolen by an unknown male suspect wearing dark clothes and a hood.    Protect your vehicle from theft. Always roll up your windows, lock your doors and pocket the keys when you park your vehicle. Never leave valuables in plain view and never leave your vehicle running unattended for any length of time.
The vehicle and suspect were captured on surveillance.


Several hours later the suspect attended a gas station in Milton. The suspect made no attempt to pay for the gas. The suspect was again caught on camera.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Brantford Police Service Auto Theft Unit 519-756-0113 at extension 2306. 

 

         
Type:              Attempt Break and Enter - Garage
Incident:         17-48459
Location:        Springfield Drive
Incident:         On December 19, 2017 at around 10:30 p.m. an unknown male tried to 
break into a locked garage at a home on Springfield Drive. The male was 
last seen heading towards Henderson on foot. The suspect is described as 
wearing a hooded coat and carrying a backpack. No other description 
available. 

Type:  Arrest on Warrant ? Recovery of Stolen Bicycle
Incident: 17-48414
Incident: On Tuesday December 19 at around 2:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers recognized a male riding a bicycle in the area of Grey Street and Clarence Street who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The accused was wanted for failing to attend court. The accused was arrested as a result of the outstanding warrant and officers investigated the ownership of the Trek bicycle the accused was riding. A check of the serial number found that the bicycle was stolen.
On Saturday August 19, 2017 at around 3:00 p.m. a Trek bicycle which had been locked up in front of an address on Henry Street was reported stolen. The owner of the bicycle had recently purchased the 21 speed mountain bike and was able to provide police with the serial number. The accused, a 29 year old Brantford man is also charged with Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.


 
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 - December 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017

Type:  Intoxicated Person
Incident: 17-48348 
Location: Emilie Street and Mohawk Street
Incident: On Monday December 18, 2017 just after 11:00 p.m. Brantford police Service received a call from a concerned citizen.  The citizen reported a suspicious male walking into the roadway on Emilie Street and Mohawk Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located the male.  Upon speaking to the male officers determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.  A 63 year old Brantford male was charged with Being Intoxicated in a Public Place. 

Type:  Shoplifting - Arrest
Incident: 17-48342
Location: Fairview Drive ? Zehr?s
Incident: On Monday December 18, 2017 just before 10:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a Loss Prevention Officer at Zehr?s.  A female was currently in the store that had been investigated for a shoplifting incident.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the store and located the female.  Investigation revealed that the female was currently wanted on two outstanding warrants.  The female was arrested without incident.  A 40 year old Brantford woman is charged with Theft Under $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00, Escape Lawful Custody and Breach of Probation x2.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.    

Type:  Arrest - Warrant
Incident: 17-48350
Location: Peel Street at Colborne Street
Incident:   On Tuesday December 19, 2017 just after 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers were in the area of Peel Street and Colborne Street.  Officer?s observed a group of males in the area who appeared to be having an argument.  Officers stopped to speak to the group when they broke up and started to walk away.  Officers observed an individual they recognized as being wanted on an outstanding warrant.  When officers tried to speak to the accused he began to run and a short foot pursuit was conducted.  The accused was arrested a short distance away.  A 41 year old Brantford man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Breach of Probation.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.  .   

  
            

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Crime Brief -December 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Type: Robbery
Incident: 17-47959 
Location: Dalhousie Street ? Tim Horton?s
Incident: On Saturday December 15, 2017 just after 3:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from the Tim Horton?s on Dalhousie Street.  Employees reported that a fight was currently taking place inside the store between two males and one was clearly the aggressor.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located the accused as he exited the store.  Investigation revealed that the victim had been assaulted and had money taken from him during the assault.  The accused was arrested without incident.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.  Michael Jason Demelo a 24 year old Brantford male is charged with Robbery.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Officer in Charge Undertaking with conditions.     

Type:  Vehicle Theft
Incident: 17-47964
Location: Greenwich Street
Incident:   On Saturday December 16, 2017 just before 6:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a resident on Greenwich Street.  The victim reported that their ATV (all-terrain vehicle) had been stolen sometime overnight.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and confirmed that the ATV had been stolen from the rear of a pickup truck parked in the driveway.  Stolen was a 2004 Polaris ATV red, black and grey in colour.   

Type:  Theft
Incident: 17-48019
Location: Richardson Street
Incident:   On Saturday December 16, 2017 a resident on Richardson Street reported that their work trailer had been broken into.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) had cut the lock and broke into a trailer parked out front of the residence.  Reported stolen was tools and construction equipment.    
 
Type:  Drugs
Incident: 17-48060
Location: Birkett Lane
Incident:   On December 16, 2017 just before 9:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers located a vehicle parked on Birkett Lane.  Officers spoke to the driver and passengers in the vehicle.  While speaking to the occupants officers suspected they had been using a controlled substance.  Upon investigation it was discovered that they had been using a controlled substance and the driver and occupants were arrested.  During the investigation 14.6 grams of marihuana had been located inside the vehicle.  The driver an 18 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (marihuana) under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act and was released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date.  During the arrest a passenger (accused #2) was found to be in possession of 25.6 grams of marihuana and resisted during the arrest.  A 17 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act as well as Obstruct Police under the Criminal Code.  He was release on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Officer in Charge Undertaking.   

Type:  Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 17-48091
Location: Campbell Street
Incident:          On Sunday December 17, 2017 just before 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a resident on Campbell Street.  A neighbour reported that someone had broken into a vehicle parked at a residence and was scared off by the alarm.  Community Patrol Officers attended and checked the area.  Investigation revealed that a window had been smashed out in the vehicle and a number of tools were taken. 

Type:  Intoxicated Person
Incident: 17-48155
Location: Lynden Road (Lynden Park Mall)
Incident: On Sunday December 17, 2017 just before 3:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from the Lynden Park Mall.  Employees advised that there was an intoxicated male inside the mall causing a disturbance.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the male inside the mall yelling and screaming at patrons.  Upon speaking to the male it was determined that he was intoxicated.  The male was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the male was bound by a court order with conditions that he was breaching.  The accused a 34 year old Brantford male is charged with Causing a Disturbance and Fail to Comply with Undertaking.  The accused was later released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.         

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Brantford Police Service Continue Investigation Into Social Media Post

Dec 15, 2017

Members of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continued their investigation throughout the day into a concerning social media post.  The post had been made on December 14, 2017 which referenced an earlier investigation where threats had been made and mentioned North Park Colligate.

The BPS Major Crime Unit would like to thank staff, students, and parents, members of the public and of the Grand Erie District School for their continued assistance in this investigation. 

The BPS Major Crime Unit is continuing their investigation and is asking anyone who has information into this incident to contact police.  Anyone with information can contact Det. Daryl Graham of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2206         

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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December 15, 2017

On December 14, 2017 information was received regarding an online message that appeared on a Social Media site. The post referenced an earlier incident and mentioned North Park Collegiate. 

The BPS Major Crime unit is investigating this incident and is pursuing information regarding the identity of the person responsible for the post.

Staff and students will observe a heavier police presence at North Park Collegiate School today while High School Resource Officers and Detectives from Major Crime Unit continued their investigation.

The Brantford Police Service reminds people that social media outlets can be a useful but powerful tool.  It is everyone?s responsibility to use it appropriately and safely.  Threatening online or social-media posts are taken very seriously and are not treated as juvenile pranks.  The BPS treats acts of violence or threats of violence the same, they will be fully investigated and if warranted charges will be laid.  These acts include the threat to public safety and our community.   
 
The BPS continues their investigation working closely with school officials and students at North Park Collegiate as well as the Grand Erie District School Board.  Members of the community including students who have information about this investigation are encouraged to come forward and speak to their parents, teachers or the police. 
Anyone with information can contact Det. Chad Francis of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2272

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 - December 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17-47755 
Location: Lynnwood Drive
Incident: On Thursday December 14, 2017 a resident from Lynnwood Drive reported that their residence had been broken into. Sometime overnight unknown person(s) entered the residence through a rear door.  Reported taken was jewelry and money. 

Type:  Domestic Disturbance
Incident: 17-47809
Location: Sheldon Street
Incident:   On Thursday December 14, 2017 just before 9:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance.  Information was received that a male had attended to the residence and was causing problems.  Community patrol officers attended and located the male.  Investigation revealed that the male was on a court order not to be at the residence.  It was further discovered that the male was in possession of a Controlled Substance.  A 24 year old Brantford man is charged with Fail to Comply with Recognizance and Disobey a Court Order under the Criminal Code and Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.  

Type:  Traffic Offence
Incident: 17-47829
Location: St Paul Ave
Incident:   On Friday December 15, 2017 just after 12:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observe a vehicle being operated on St Paul Ave near Dufferin Ave.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the driver.  Upon speaking to the driver the officers suspected the driver had consumed alcohol.  A roadside screening device was issued to the driver.  The driver registered a warning on the screening device.  A 47 year old Brantford male was issued a 3 day drivers licence suspension. 

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Brantford Police Service Investigating Social Media Post

Dec 15, 2017

On December 14, 2017 information was received regarding an online message that appeared on a Social Media site. The post referenced an earlier incident and mentioned North Park Collegiate. 

The BPS Major Crime unit is investigating this incident and is pursuing information regarding the identity of the person responsible for the post.

Staff and students will observe a heavier police presence at North Park Collegiate School today while High School Resource Officers and Detectives from Major Crime Unit continued their investigation.

The Brantford Police Service reminds people that social media outlets can be a useful but powerful tool.  It is everyone?s responsibility to use it appropriately and safely.  Threatening online or social-media posts are taken very seriously and are not treated as juvenile pranks.  The BPS treats acts of violence or threats of violence the same, they will be fully investigated and if warranted charges will be laid.  These acts include the threat to public safety and our community.   
 
The BPS continues their investigation working closely with school officials and students at North Park Collegiate as well as the Grand Erie District School Board.  Members of the community including students who have information about this investigation are encouraged to come forward and speak to their parents, teachers or the police. 
Anyone with information can contact Det. Chad Francis of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2272

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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Fraud ? Lottery Scam

Dec 14, 2017


 Incident: 17-47504
Incident: On December 1, 2017 a woman received a telephone call from an unknown female advising that she had won a lottery prize of $7,000.00. The victim, a 90 year old Brantford woman was instructed to send $250.00 via MoneyGram in order to pay for fees associated with receiving her prize money. On December 11, 2017 the victim received a second call advising that she needed to send another MoneyGram for $250.00.   The woman paid the second amount and then believed that she may be a victim of a fraud and contacted police. 


How this scam works;
You receive an unsolicited notification that you have won a prize by mail, email, text
message, social media or telephone.
The prize could be a trip, cash or electronic equipment.
To claim your prize you are asked to pay a fee, for administration costs, courier charges,
government fees or insurance costs in order for your prize to be delivered.
The fraudster will usually insist that you respond quickly to paying the fee so you don?t
lose out on receiving the prize. Also the victim is usually told not to tell anyone about the
prize to maintain security or prevent someone else from receiving your prize. This tactic
is used to ensure that the victim doesn?t have an opportunity to ask a trusted friend or
family member questions about the phone call.

The Brantford Police wish to remind everyone of the importance of fraud education and protecting oneself from becoming a victim.  Read below for tips on how to protect you from fraud. We also encourage spreading the word to those who might be vulnerable to these fraudsters such as the elderly who may be targets to these unscrupulous individuals who use deception and high pressure tactics.-  Constable Natalie Laing

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
? You can stop a telephone scam by hanging up
? When contacted about your personal accounts never click on a web link attached to the email to ?verify? or confirm?
? Confirm with family members or your bank before transferring any funds  
? 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

 
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 - December 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017


Type:  Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 17-47477
Location: Baxter Street
Incident: On the morning of December 12, 2017 a theft from a motor vehicle was discovered. Sometime overnight unknown person(s) had entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway on Baxter Street. Loose change was reported stolen from the vehicle.   

Type:  Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 17-47581
Location: Drummond Street
Incident: On the morning of December 13, 2017 a theft from a motor vehicle was discovered. Sometime overnight unknown person(s) smashed a passenger side window on a vehicle parked on Drummond Street. Loose change was reported stolen and the dashboard was damaged

Protect your vehicle from theft. Always roll up your windows, lock your doors and pocket the keys when you park your vehicle. Never leave valuables in plain view.

Type:              Attempt Break and Enter - Residential
Incident:         17-47472
Location:        Adelaide Avenue
Incident:         On December 12, 2017 a home owner reported that sometime in the last
  few days unknown person(s) had attempted to enter his home. A rear door
  had been damaged and a mounted security camera and barometer were
   reported stolen.

Type:              Break and Enter - Residential
Incident:         17-47646
Location:        Echo Villa Avenue
Incident:         On December 13, 2017 sometime in the afternoon unknown persons(s)
  broke into a home on Adelaide Avenue. Amongst the items reported
  stolen were an Xbox gaming system and Christmas presents. 


Type:              Break and Enter - Residential
Incident:         17-47699
Location:        Patterson Avenue
Incident:         On December 13, 2017 sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. a
  home on Patterson Avenue was broken into. A rear door was kicked open.
  A ladies diamond ring was reported stolen.


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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