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Police Request Assistance In Locating Missing Female

Nov 14, 2018

Inc#18-45140
Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 21 year old female, Kenya Esmeralda Tangorra. 
Kenya is described as a Hispanic female, 5’, 120 lbs, long dark brown hair and brown eyes.  A clothing description is unknown.  She was last seen on November 13, 2018 around 11:30 a.m. in the area of Memorial Drive, Brantford. 
The Brantford Police Services wishes to confirm Kenya’s wellbeing. 
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.
 
 

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Crime Brief - November 13, 2018

Nov 13, 2018

Type:  Disturbance
Incident: 18-45014
Location: Park Ave   
Incident: On Tuesday November 13, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a suspicious male that was seen causing a disturbance on Park Ave.  The male was yelling and screaming and going onto residences on Park Ave.  Community patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male who was yelling, screaming and causing a disturbance.  Officers were able to speak to and safely arrested the male without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of approximately $200 worth of suspected crystal methamphetamine.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 40 year old Brantford male has been charged with Cause a Disturbance, Trespass By Night and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.          

Type: Suspended Driver     
Incident: 18-44867
Location: King George Road  
Incident: On Sunday November 11, 2018 just after 8:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on King George Road.  The vehicles licence plate was obstructed and unreadable.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  Investigation revealed that the driver licence was currently suspended and he was a Prohibited Driver.  The licence plates that were attached to the vehicle did not belong to the vehicle they were attached to and that there was no insurance on the vehicle.  A 57 year old Brantford male has been charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Use of Plates Not Authorized for the Motor Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act.  He has also been charged with Owner Operate Motor Vehicle - No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  The vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days. 


Type: Suspended Driver   
Incident: 18-45018
Location: King George Road  
Incident:  On Tuesday November 13, 2018 just after 4:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers were monitoring King George Road when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  Investigation revealed that the drivers licence was currently under suspension.  A 27 year old Cambridge male is charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Speeding – 83 km/hr in a 50 km/hr Zone under the Highway Traffic Act.  He is further charged with Failing to Surrender Insurance Card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.    

Type: Suspended Driver     
Incident: 18-44934
Location: King George Road  
Incident: On Monday November 12, 2018 just after 4:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on King George Road.  Information was received that the vehicles validation was expired.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  Investigation revealed that the driver licence was currently suspended.  A 41 year old Toronto male has been charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Drive Motor Vehicle no Currently Validated Permit under the Highway Traffic Act.

Type: Break and Enter   
Incident: 18-44877
Location: Scarfe Ave   
Incident: On Monday November 12, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a report of a Break and Enter to a residence on Scarfe Ave.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) broke into the residence by forcing open the rear door.  Reported stolen were a number of tools. 

        

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Teaching Intelligent Choices to Kids

Nov 12, 2018

                                                        
Teaching Intelligent Choices to Kids
 For Immediate Release – November 12, 2018
Children’s Safety Village, the Brant County Health Unit and both local School Boards join Brantford Police Service to enhance delivery of the K.I.D.S. Program
Brantford, ON - The T.I.C.K. Board of Directors is proud to announce the commencement of a new program delivery model for the K.I.D.S. (Knowledgeable, Issues, Decisions, and Supports) Program starting on November 15, 2018 at the Children’s Safety Village.
The K.I.D.S. Program, a series of learning experiences supporting safe and healthy lifestyle choices and decision making, will be delivered by the Brantford Police Service with the assistance of personnel from the Brant County Health Unit.  The program content includes; Youth and the Law, Peer to Peer Relationships, Online and Social Media, Drug Awareness and Mental Health Awareness.
Students from all Grade 6 classes in the City of Brantford will be transported to the Children’s Safety Village for a day long learning opportunity. The transportation for each grade 6 class is being provided by T.I.C.K. Brantford Inc. 
A partnership agreement has been established between the Brantford Police Service and the Children’s Safety Village.  This will allow the Elementary School Resource Officer make use of the interactive learning facilities at the Safety Village for the focussed delivery of the K.I.D.S. program content.   Students will be engaged in multimedia presentations, discussions, and group work.  The student’s learning experience at the Children’s Safety Village will conclude with a fire safety review provided by the Brant Fire Department.
An additional partnership has been formalized between the T.I.C.K. Brantford Inc. Board of Directors and the Brant County Health Unit.  Public Health Nurses will be visiting Grade 6 classes prior to their day at the Children’s Safety Village to deliver the initial segment of the K.I.D.S. program, Peer to Peer Relationships.  Following instruction at the Children’s Safety Village led by the Elementary School Resource Officer, the Public Health Nurses will deliver the final unit of the program, Mental Health Awareness. The T.I.C.K. Board of Directors welcomes the knowledge and expertise that a partnership with the Brant County Health Unit brings to our endeavour.
"The K.I.D.S. Program is one of the most essential youth education programs provided by the Brantford Police Service, and our partnership with the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) and Children’s Safety Village of Brant has made a great program even better.  Speaking with Grade 6 students on important topics (Youth and the Law, Online Social Media Awareness, Drug Awareness), our Elementary School Officer will now deliver K.I.D.S. at the Safety Village in an interactive and educational half-day experience for all students.  The program is further enhanced by having professional public health staff (BCHU) engage the youth in discussions on mental health and peer-to-peer relationships.  All partners in this collaboration share a common interest in providing students with safety education and effective strategies related to making good choices.” Geoff Nelson, Chief of Police Brantford Police Service
"It takes a community to raise a child and that’s the genius of our partnership with the KIDS program. This collaboration coordinates the delivery of fire safety education with our community partners at the Children’s Safety Village creating a fun and interactive learning environment”  Shane Caskanette, Fire Chief Brantford Fire Department
Dr. Jo Ann Tober, Executive Director of The Brant County Health Unit states that; "By supporting the partnership with other community agencies, we are able to contribute to students understanding of the health effects of drug use and impacts on mental health, and positive peer relationships. We want to recognize and thank the Branford Police for the opportunity to join with other agencies in this work.
"The T.I.C.K. board has been supporting the facilitation of the K.I.D.S. program, and before it the D.A.R.E. program, to educate and empower Grade 6 students in our community for 18 years. We are pleased and proud to announce an exciting new partnership with other community agencies that focus on child health, safety and wellbeing to further enhance and consolidate the K.I.D.S. program experience for students. Working in concert with the Brantford Police Services, Brant County Health Unit and Children’s Safety Village, the unique expertise and resources of all of our partners will contribute a revitalized and relevant K.I.D.S. learning experience for the children we serve.” Sue Reid, Chair and President T.I.C.K. Board of Directors
"The Children's Safety Village of Brant is proud to expand our ability to be a valuable
Community asset in the efforts to help keep our children safe. By partnering with the dedicated service providers involved in delivering the critically important K.I.D.S. program, as well as vital Fire Safety information, our specially designed, hands-on facility allows for the effective and cost efficient delivery of these services. We are excited to be a part of this collaboration that illustrates how we all can achieve our common goal of providing the best safety education possible for students while making the best use of our valuable resources. Safety Villages are built upon the premise so inspiringly stated by Benjamin Franklin, "Tell me and I’ll forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."  Dr. Leo Vos, President Children’s Safety Village Board of Directors
 

To learn more about the K.I.D.S. program and other T.I.C.K. initiatives please visit our website at www.tickbrantford.ca

For more information regarding this press release please contact Sue Reid, President and Chair of the T.I.C.K. Board of Directors at info@tickbrantford.ca   

Crime Brief - November 12, 2018

Nov 12, 2018

Type:  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident: 18-44647
Location: King George Road   
Incident: On Saturday November 10, 2018 just after 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a possible impaired driver.  A vehicle had been seen driving on King George Road and had almost caused a motor vehicle collision and drove off.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and driver parked in a business parking lot on King George Road.  Officers spoke to the male driver who showed signs of impairment.  The male driver was arrested and transport to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused readings were twice the legal limit.  A 57 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle and Operate Motor Vehicle – Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  The accused drivers licence was suspended for 90days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.       

Type: Impaired – Alcohol   
Incident: 18-44718
Location: Colborne Street  
Incident:  On Sunday November 11, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Colborne Street and observed as the vehicle failed to stop at the intersection of Colborne Street and Queen Street.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver who showed signs of impairment.  The male driver was arrested and transport to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused readings were over the legal limit.  A 26 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle and Operate Motor Vehicle – Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  The accused drivers licence was suspended for 90days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.        

Type: Impaired - Warning   
Incident: 18-44801
Location: Lynden Road  
Incident:  On Sunday November 11, 2018 just after 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a possible impaired drier.  A female driver was observed trying to park her vehicle in a business parking lot on Lynden Road.  While the driver was attempting to park she struck two other vehicles in the parking lot.  The driver reversed and again tried to park striking the vehicles a second time.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the female driver and vehicle.  Upon speaking to the driver she showed signs of impairment and was issued a roadside breath demand.  The driver registered a warning on the roadside device.  An 80 year old Brantford woman was issued a 3 day licence suspension. 

Type: Assault With Weapon   
Incident: 18-43645
Location: Albion Street   
Incident: On Saturday November 3, 2018 just after 11:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Albion Street.  An unknown female had come out of a residence on Albion Street yelling for help.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the address where they located a female and male victim.  The female victim had gotten into an argument with another female at the residence.  The female suspect then pulled out a can of Bear Spray and sprayed the female victim in the face which also affected the male victim as he was in close proximity.   The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.   A warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest.  On November 12, 2018 just after 12:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers were investigating a disturbance at a residence on Colborne Street East.  During the investigation Officers located and arrested the accused on the outstanding warrant without incident.  A 22 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault With a Weapon x2, Administer Noxious Substance and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     

Type: Drugs   
Incident: 18-44774
Location: Queen Street    
Incident:  On Sunday November 11, 2018 just after 12:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers were on patrol when they observed a male who was known to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Officers stopped and arrested the male on the outstanding warrant without incident.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of over 4 grams suspected crystal methamphetamine and heroin (street value $650.00).  A 42 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance x2 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 

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Three Males Charged With Firearm Offences

Nov 9, 2018

Incident #18-44243
November 9, 2018
Brantford Police have arrested and charged three males with firearm related offences after an investigation at an address on Wellington Street.
On Wednesday November 7, 2018 just after 7:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance at an address of Wellington Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the address where they were advised that the parties inside were in possession of firearms.  Officers were able to safely investigate the incident and arrested three males that were found in the residence.  Officers conducted a search of the residence where they located two firearms.  A loaded 40 caliber semi-automatic and a loaded 45 caliber semi-automatic handguns were located and seized.
Accused #1 Ohaje Taitt a 22 year old male from Brantford is charged with Possession of Firearm/Weapon contrary to a Prohibition Order, Possession of Prohibited/Restricted Firearm/Ammunition, Careless Use of Firearm/Weapon/Ammunition, Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Careless Use of a Firearm/Weapon/Ammunition and Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition. 
Accused #2 Jahquon Fagan a 22 year old male from Brampton is charged with Possession of Prohibited/Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, Careless Use of a Firearm/Weapon/Ammunition, Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Careless Use of a Firearm/Weapon/Ammunition and Possession of Prohibited/Restricted Firearm with Ammunition. 
Accused #3 Akeem Richards a 21 year old male from Brantford who provided false information during the investigation is charged with Possession of a Prohibited/Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, Careless Use of a Firearm/Weapon/Ammunition, Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Careless Use of a Firearm/Weapon/Ammunition, Possession of Prohibited/Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, Obstruct Peace Officer and Fail to Comply with Recognizance x2 under the Criminal Code

 
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 or 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 - November 9, 2018

Nov 9, 2018

Type:  Fraud
Incident: 18-4421
Location: Market Street   
Incident: On Tuesday November 6, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a call about a fraud from a Pharmacy on Market Street.  A customer had dropped off a prescription that they had received for prescription medication.  Upon inspection the prescription appeared to have been altered.  The Pharmacy verified with the issuing Doctor that the prescription had been altered.  Community Patrol Officers attended and confirmed that there had been an attempt to alter the prescription.  The male suspect had fled the store prior to police arrival.  Investigation revealed that the suspect was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  On Thursday November 8, 2018 Community Patrol Officers located and arrested the accused without incident. A 28 year old Brantford male is charged with Utter a Forged Document and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code and was held for a bail hearing.    

Type: Theft   
Incident: 18-44309
Location: River Road  
Incident:  On Thursday November 8, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a call about a theft and property damage on River Road.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) attended to a construction site on River Road where they stole items from and damaged equipment. 

Type: Suspended Driver   
Incident: 18-44351
Location: Charing Cross Street  
Incident: On Thursday November 8, 2018 Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling on Charing Cross Street.  Information was received that the vehicles validation permit was not valid.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the female driver.  Investigation revealed that the drivers licence was currently suspended and that there was no insurance on the vehicle.  A 42 year old Brantford woman was charged with Driver while Under Suspension and Drive Motor Vehicle – No Currently Validated Permit under the Highway Traffic Act.  She was also charged with Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  The driver’s vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 

Type: Suspended Driver   
Incident: 18-44419
Location: Park Ave   
Incident: On Friday November 8, 2018 just after 2:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling on Park Ave.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  Investigation revealed that the drivers licence was currently suspended and that he was a Prohibited Driver.  He was also bound by a court order for driving offences.  A 37 year old Brantford male is charged with Driver while Under Suspension x2 Under the Highway Traffic Act.  He is also charged with Breach of Probation under the Provincial Offences Act.   The vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 

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Crime Brief - November 8, 2018

Nov 8, 2018

Type:  Disturbance
Incident: 18-44217
Location: Dalhousie Street   
Incident: On Wednesday November 7, 2018 just before 3:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a male who was causing a disturbance at a business on Dalhousie Street.  The male had attended to the business where he started to cause a disturbance for staff and customers, when asked to leave he pulled the fire alarm and then stole a bicycle from the lobby.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and arrested the male a short time later.  The male was arrested without incident.   Investigation revealed that the male was currently bound by court order with conditions.  A 36 year old Brantford male has been charged with Mischief Under $5000.00, Theft Under $5000, False Fire Alarm and Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.  

Type: Drugs    
Incident: 18-44268
Location: Dalhousie Street  
Incident:  On Wednesday November 7, 2018 just after 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers were flagged down by staff at a business on Dalhousie Street.  Staff requested assistance in removing some patrons from the business.  Officers spoke to a female in the group who was identified as having an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  The accused was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the female she was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine, money and a number of individual small plastic baggies.  The accused was found to be in possession of over 13 grams of crystal methamphetamine worth over $1500.00.  A 30 year old Brantford woman was arrested on the outstanding warrant and has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  She is also charged with Possession of Proceeds of Crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     

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Anonymous Threat Made To Brantford Collegiate Institute

Nov 8, 2018

Inc#18-44214 
The Brantford Police Service is currently investigating a threat that was made to Brantford Collegiate Institute.
On November 7, 2018 at around 2:30PM the Branford Police Service commenced an investigation into an incident at Brantford Collegiate Institute on Brant Ave.  The school received an anonymous phone call with a threat to the school. Brantford Police responded to the school which was still occupied by students and staff. The school was placed in a hold and secure while Police conducted an investigation and evacuated the occupants to a safe location.
The Brantford Police Service takes these types of incident very seriously.  This incident will be fully investigated and appropriate charges will be filed if applicable.   
Brantford Police are continuing to investigate this incident and anyone with information is asked to contact Police at 519-756-7050 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Former Student Charged After Threat Made To School

Nov 7, 2018

inc#18-44071 
The Brantford Police Service have charged a 21 year old male after a threat was made to Assumption College School.
On November 6, 2018 at around 4:30PM the Branford Police Service commenced an investigation into an incident at Assumption College in West Brant.  A former student attended the school and made a threat towards staff and students. Police responded to the school which was occupied by students and staff for sporting events. Police secured the school and evacuated the occupants to a safe location.
Through investigation, police were able to locate the suspect in the area but off school property. He was taken into custody without incident.
Police have charged the former student with uttering threats.
Although police are continuing with this investigation, police believe there no further safety concerns for students, staff members or the community at this time. 
Brantford Police are continuing to investigate this incident and anyone with information is asked to contact Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Crime Brief - November 7, 2018

Nov 7, 2018

Type:  Disturbance
Incident: 18-43956
Location: Westgate Circle   
Incident: On Monday November 5, 2018 just before 8:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a male who was in the area of Westgate Circle, yelling and screaming, carrying a large stick causing a disturbance.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male.  The male was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound court order with conditions.  A 37 year old Brantford male has been charged with Possession of Weapon Dangerous, Cause a Disturbance, Breach of Probation and Breach of Court Order under the Criminal Code of Canada.  He is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. 

Type:  Disturbance    
Incident: 18-44024
Location: Grey Street  
Incident:  On Tuesday November 6, 2018 just before 12:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance at an address on Grey Street.  An unknown male and female were involved in a verbal argument when the female went inside the male kicked open the door.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the parties involved.  While speaking to the male he continued to yell, scream and cause a disturbance.  Officer attempted to arrest the male who resisted arrest and tried to fight with officers.  The male was arrested and was found to be in possession of a small amount of prescription medication (Xanax) that was not prescribed to him.  A 22 year old Brantford male has been charged with Cause a Disturbance and Assault Police under the Criminal Code and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Xanax) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 

 
Type:  Theft from Vehicle   
Incident: 18-43858
Location: St James Street  
Incident: On Monday November 5, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a report of a theft from a vehicle on St James Street.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) smashed out the rear window of the vehicle and took tools and an air compressor.    


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