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Citizens’ Police Academy Accepting Applications

Jan 22, 2019

The Brantford Police Service is inviting members of the public to submit applications for our 2019 Citizens Police Academy. The Academy will run each Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. commencing March 27, 2019 to May 15, 2019.

The first known Citizens’ Police Academy was formed in the United Kingdom in 1977. Our Service’s first Academy began in March 1999 and ran for eight weeks. The Brantford Police Service Citizens’ Police Academy has been structured as a series of interactive, information-sharing evenings, similar to a night school class. Whatever a citizen’s motivation for attending, the end result will be a community member who better understands the challenges and responsibilities that the men and women of the Brantford Police Service face every day.  There will also be an opportunity for participants to provide feedback and suggestions to improve the Service.

We are looking for mature, community-minded adults who represent a wide range of ages, occupations and reasons for participating. Security checks will be completed before selection of the participants and valid photo identification is also required which should be attached to the application.

The following topics will be covered during our 21st Citizen’s Police Academy.
• Overview of the Brantford Police Service
• Tour of the facility
• Canine Unit
• Forensic Identification
• Criminal Investigation – Major Crime
• Use of force
• Internet crime and safety
• Motor vehicle collision investigation/reconstruction and radar
• Emergency Response Team
• Street Crime Unit
• Impaired driving program demonstration
On the final evening there will be a graduation ceremony and a draw for three graduates to participate in a ‘ride-along’ with one of our community patrol officers.

Applications are available at the front desk of the police station, or through our website at
 http://www.brantfordpolice.ca/citizens-police-academy-2019

Sergeant Keith Tollar is also available to speak with any media who wish a one on one interview or simply more information regarding this program.  He can be reached at 519-756-0113 ext.2214 or ktollar@police.brantford.on.ca

Suspicious Male for Identification

Jan 22, 2019

Inc. #19-002091

Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious male.  


On January 16th, 2019, at approximately 3:30 pm in the area of Brant Avenue, an eleven year old youth was followed home after school.  The unknown male followed the youth down Brant Ave to his residence.  After the youth arrived home the unknown male knocked on the door.  When the door was answered by a parent, the male stated he had the wrong address and left the area.


The suspect male is described as having tanned or light brown skin, approximately 5’3 in height with black hair styled in dreadlocks.  The male was wearing a red baseball hat, black pants, black hoodie, white shoes and was wearing a 3/4 length coat.  The coat is described as being tanned in colour, made of sheep skin with white fuzzy material on the inside. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050, Det. McGregor at 519-756-0113 Ext. 2273 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 - January 22, 2019

Jan 22, 2019

Type:  Break and Enter - Arrest
Incident: 19-02754
Location: Crandle Ave       
Incident: On Tuesday January 22, 2019 just after 12:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a Break and Enter to a residence on Crandle Ave.   The victim awoke to find an unknown person standing in their kitchen.  The victim fled the residence and called 9-1-1 for assistance.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located an unknown male hiding in the basement.  The male was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of property that had been stolen from a different investigation.  Information was received that the accused was currently wanted on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction and was also currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 23 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and has been further charged with Break and Enter, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type: Shoplifting - Arrest
Incident: 19-02703
Location: Colborne Street     
Incident: On Monday January 21, 2019 just after 3:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a shoplifter at a business on Colborne Street.  Employees advised that a female was seen in the store concealing items in her purse and on her person.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located the suspect still inside the store.  While speaking to the female she was found to have several items concealed even though she had a shopping cart with items inside.  Investigation revealed that the name the suspect provided was false and that she currently was wanted on an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  The accused was arrested without incident.  A 29 year old Brantford woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant and has been charged with Theft Under $5000 and Obstruct Police under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.         
    
Type: Impaired - Alcohol
Incident: 19-02616
Location: Wayne Gretzky Parkway      
Incident: On Sunday, January 20th, 2019, just before 10:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a report about a two vehicle accident on Wayne Gretzky Parkway at Grey Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located the motor vehicle collision.  While speaking to the drivers involved, the male driver of the one vehicle showed signs of impairment and was given a roadside screening device demand.  The driver provided a sample into the roadside screening device and registered a fail.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit. A 54 year old Milton male has been charged with Operate Motor Vehicle - 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  
 

   
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Brantford Police Continue to Investigate Hate Crime

Jan 21, 2019

Update – January 21, 2019

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the hate crime committed at the Brantford Mosque. 

On Sunday October 21, 2018 at approximately 2:20 a.m. two unknown suspects attended
the Brantford Mosque located at 192 Greenwich Street, Brantford.  The suspects
proceeded to spray paint the walls of the Brantford Mosque and the parking lot
with hateful remarks and symbols directed at members of this religious faith.

The two suspects appear to be young males, with an average height and slim build.  Both
males were wearing long pants with hoodies and carrying backpacks. The one suspect has
a picture of a bull head on the front of his hoodie. 
 
The Brantford Police Service takes this incident very seriously and has continued to
investigate it since it occurred.  The BPS – Major Crime Unit is seeking the
public’s assistance in identifying the two individuals who are responsible.     

  

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Det. Jason Sinning at 519-756-0113 ext. 2265 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

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Original – October 22, 2018

The Brantford Police Service is currently investigating a hate crime.

On Sunday October 21, 2018 at approximately 2:20 a.m. two unknown suspects attended
the Brantford Mosque located at 192 Greenwich Street, Brantford.  The two unknown
suspects proceeded to spray paint the walls of the Brantford Mosque and the parking lot
with hateful remarks and symbols directed at members of this religious faith.

The two suspects appear to be young males, with an average height and slim build.  Both
males were wearing long pants with hoodies and carrying backpacks. The one suspect has
a picture of a bull head on the front of his hoodie.  

The Brantford Police Service is taking this incident very seriously and are seeking the
public’s assistance in identifying the two individuals who are responsible.     

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Det. Jason Sinning at 519-756-0113 ext. 2265 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.
 


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Crime Brief - January 21, 2019

Jan 21, 2019

Type:  Counterfeit Money
Incident: 19-02527
Location: Erie Ave       
Incident:  On Sunday January 20, 2019 just before 7:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a theft and counterfeit money from a business on Erie Ave.  An unknown male had come into the business, produced a $100.00 bill and asked to purchase lottery tickets.  The clerk opened the tray and the male grabbed a number of tickets and fled the store.  When the male fled he left behind the $100.00 bill which was determined to be counterfeit.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they reviewed surveillance video of the incident.  Officers searched the area and continued the investigation.  The accused was found later that day and arrested without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found in possession of the lottery tickets.  A 44 year old Brantford male has been charged with Using Counterfeit Money and Fraud Under $5000.00 under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type: Property Damage
Incident: 19-02520
Location: Colborne Street     
Incident: On Sunday January 20, 2019 just after 2:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a male walking down the street carrying a 2 x 4 piece of lumber.  Investigation revealed that the male had just smashed out the front window to a business on Colborne Street as well as the glass to a bus shelter.  The accused was arrested without incident.  Information was received that the male was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 33 year old Brantford male has been charged with Mischief to Property Under $5000.00 x2 and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     
    
Type: Break and Enter - Arrest
Incident: 19-02296
Location: Drummond Street      
Incident: On Friday January 18, 2019 just before 10:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a Break and Enter to a garage on Drummond Street.  Sometime overnight an unknown person(s) had broken into the garage and had taken a large amount of empty beer cans.  The owner of the property later attended the nearby beer store where he observed a suspicious male leaving after returning a large amount of cans.  When the male observed the owner he fled on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence and investigated the Break and Enter.  During that investigation a report was received about a suspicious male in the rear yard at a residence on Grey Street.  Officers attended to the area where they located a male a short distance away hiding behind another residence.  While Officers were dealing with the male a third report was received from a residential complex where a number of mailboxes in the lobby had been pried open and their contents stolen.  Investigation revealed that the male was in possession of property that had been stolen from the residential complex on Dalhousie Street, that he was responsible for the Break and Enter on Drummond Street and was found to be in possession of Break and Enter tools.  Further information was received that the male was currently bound by a court order with conditions that he was contravening.  The accused was arrested without incident.  As a result of the investigations a 29 year old Brantford male has been charged with Break and Enter, Theft Under $5000.00, Mischief to Property Under $5000.00, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00, Possession of Break-In Instruments and Fail to Comply with Recognizance Order.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.  

 Type: Drugs and Firearm
Incident: 19-01501
Location: King Street      
Incident: On Friday January 11, 2019 Brantford Police Service received a report about a theft of a motor vehicle.  The victim had lent his vehicle to an acquaintance who did not return the vehicle when they were supposed to.  All attempts to have the vehicle returned to the owner had failed.  Community Patrol Officers observed the vehicle being operated on King Street later that day and performed a traffic stop.  When the officers attempted to speak to the parties in the vehicle they fled on foot.  A short foot pursuit was conducted with the male driver who was located a short distance away in a business.  Investigation revealed that the accused had just discarded a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the bathroom of the business and was attempting to flee the area.  The accused was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of a large amount of money and a knife.  Further investigation revealed a backpack inside the vehicle which contained a large amount of drug paraphernalia and suspected drugs including crack cocaine (street value $1140.00), methamphetamine (street value$4900), fentanyl powder (street value $15,500.00), cocaine (street value $4900.00) and Percocet pills (street value $30.00).  The suspected value of the controlled substances is over $26,000.  Further investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by court orders with conditions.  As a result of the investigation Shaun Austin Krawiec, a 22 year old Bradford male is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (crack cocaine), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (methamphetamine), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Fentanyl), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine) and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Percocet) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The accused is also charged with Careless Storage of Firearm, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Carry Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Prohibited Ammunition, Possession of Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, Possession of Firearm contrary to Court Order x2 and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 


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Crime Brief - January 14, 2019

Jan 14, 2019

Type:  Theft and Assault
Incident: 19-01475
Location: Colborne Street       
Incident:  On Friday January 11, 2019 just after 5:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a business on Colborne Street.  An unknown female had come into the business and had asked to use the phone.  After using the phone the female became upset and started to threaten to physically harm the staff.  Before leaving the store the female grabbed items, put them in her purse and tried to flee the store.  When staff tried to intervene the female physically assaulted the staff and fled.  Community Patrol Officers attended the area and located the female a short distance away.  The accused was arrested without incident.  A 46 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault, Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and Theft Under $5000.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type: Suspicious Person
Incident: 19-01421
Location: Iroquois Street     
Incident: On Friday January 11, 2019 just after 9:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a suspicious male on Iroquois Street.  An unknown male was in the area yelling and screaming, running in and out of traffic and causing a disturbance.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male.  While speaking with male information was received that he was currently wanted on an outstanding warrant for his arrest and that he was currently bound by court orders with conditions.  The accused was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine ($70 value).  A 46 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and has been further charged with Cause a Disturbance, Breach of Undertaking and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  He has further been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     
    
Type: Impaired - Drug
Incident: 19-01597
Location: Colborne Street      
Incident:  On Saturday January 12, 2019 just before 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a possible impaired driver on Colborne Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however the vehicle initially would not stop.  The vehicle was stopped and Officers spoke to the male driver.  Why speaking to the driver he showed signs of impairment and admitted to having used marihuana.  A roadside demand was given to the driver which he performed.  As a result of the roadside test the driver was arrested.  The accused was transported and he was given the Drug Recognition Evaluation Demand.  As a result of the evaluation a 26 year old Brantford male has been charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle while Impaired - Drug.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  

   
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January 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019

Type:  Suspicious Person
Incident: 19-01319
Location: Peel Street       
Incident: On Thursday January 10, 2019 Brantford Police Service received a report of a suspicion person on Peel Street.  City of Brantford employees had attended to an abandoned building on Peel Street where they discovered that the building appeared to have been entered.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located two people inside.  While dealing with the two people, investigation revealed that the one was currently bound by a court order with conditions that they were currently contravening.  The accused was arrested without incident.  The accused was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected cocaine (value $50.00).  A 19 year old Brantford woman is charged with Fail to Comply with Recognizance x2 under the Criminal Code.  She is further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.        

Type: Impaired Driver - Alcohol
Incident: 19-01383
Location: Sinclair Blvd     
Incident: On Thursday January 10, 2019 just after 11:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a report of a motor vehicle accident on Sinclair Blvd.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located a vehicle in the ditch on Sinclair Blvd at Shellington Place.  Officers spoke to the driver of the vehicle who showed signs of impairment.  Investigation revealed the male held a novice drivers licence.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  A 21 year old Brantford male has been charged with Operation While Impaired under the Criminal Code.  The Drivers licence was suspended for 3 days for a Novice Driver having a blood alcohol concentration more than zero.     
    
Type: Break and Enter - Arrest
Incident: 19-01249
Location: Ann Street      
Incident: On Wednesday January 9, 2018 just before 9:30 p.m. Officers observed a male in the area of Colborne Street and Stanley Street.  Information was received that the male was currently bound by a court order with conditions that he was contravening.  Officers spoke to the male who was arrested without incidnet.  During the investigation Brantford Police received a report of a Break and Enter that had occurred on Ann St.  An unknown person(s) had forced open the rear door and rummaged through the residence.  Reported stolen were a number of items including a T.V., computer, money, jewellery and watches.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of property (jewellery and watches) stolen from the Break and Enter.  A 38 year old Brantford male has been charged with Break, Enter and Commit, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00, Breach of Recognizance x2 and Breach of Probation.     

   
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Crime Brief - January 9, 2019

Jan 9, 2019

Type:  Impaired Driver - Alcohol
Incident: 19-00740
Location: Johnson Road      
Incident:  On Sunday January 6, 2019 just before 7:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a report of a possible impaired driver in the area of Johnson Road.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle.  The vehicle was observed pulling into the driveway to a residence on Johnson Road; the female driver was seen getting out of the vehicle where she left the vehicle running and the driver’s door open as she went towards the residence.  Officers spoke to the female driver who showed signs of impairment and was arrested.  The driver was transported to the Brantford Police Service where she was to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused readings were over the legal the limit.  A 31 year old Paris woman is charged with Impaired Driving – Alcohol and Blow Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  The accused drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.   

Type: Impaired Driver - Alcohol
Incident: 19-00801
Location: Superior Street      
Incident: On Sunday January 6, 2019 just before 8:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a report of a possible impaired driver on Superior Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle parked in the driveway at a residence on Superior Street.  Officers attended to the vehicle where they located a male sleeping in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition.  An empty bottle of alcohol was found lying on the ground outside the driver’s door.  Officers were able to wake and speak to the male who showed signs of impairment.  The male was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The male refused to provide samples.  As a result of the investigation a 59 year old Brantford male has been charged with Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Refusal to Comply with Demand under the Criminal Code.  The accused drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.   
    
Type: Assault
Incident: 19-00800
Location: Ontario Street      
Incident: On Sunday January 6, 2019 just after 7:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 about an assault at an address on Ontario Street.  The victim a 24 year old female had been confronted outside her residence by the two accused and a verbal argument ensued.  The argument turned physical and the victim was assaulted by the two accused who knocked her to the ground and began to punch her.  The victim was able to get away and ran to her residence.  Accused #1 chased after her and forced open the door to the residence where she grabbed that victim s cell phone and smashed it.  Accused #1 and accused #2 then continued to assault the victim before leaving the residence.  The victim who received non-life threatening injures was able to call police for assistance.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and arrested the accused without incident. Accused #1 a 28 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault, Break Enter and Commit and Mischief to Property Under $5000.00 x2.  Accused #2 a 22 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault. 

Type: Fraud
Incident: 19-00925
Location: Eagle Ave      
Incident: On Monday January 7, 2019 just after 9:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about damage to a motor vehicle on Eagle Ave.  Community Patrol Offices attended and spoke to the owner of the vehicle who advised that the vehicle had been broken into and damaged and that items were stolen out of the vehicle including identification, banking and credit cards.  A short time later the victim received information that his stolen credit cards had been used at a local business.  Officers attended the business where they located and arrested the accused without incident.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of the stolen banking and credit cards.  Investigation revealed that the accused had made four separated transactions at four separate businesses using the stolen credit cards.  A 30 year old Brantford male has been charged with Fraud Under $5000.00 x4, Use Stolen Credit Card x4, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 and Possess Break-In Instruments under the Criminal Code.     
 

Stabbing Investigation

Jan 8, 2019

INC#19-894 

On January 7, 2019 shortly after 4:00 PM Brantford Police Service were called to a residence on Mercer Ave. in relation to a stabbing. A young male sustained serious injuries. The injuries are not life threatening. Brantford Police Service does not believe the incident occurred at the residence.

Brantford Police Service are of the opinion that the victim and unknown suspect are known to each other, and that this was not a random incident. Brantford Police Service continue to investigate this incident.

If you have information about this assault please contact Detective Kevin CABRAL of the Major Crime Section at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206.

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 Brief - Decmeber 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018

Type:   Assault with a Weapon
Incident: 18-50516
Location: Rose Ave      
Incident: On Thursday December 20, 2018 just after 2:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a male with a knife in the area of Rose Ave.  The victim had observed an unknown male wandering and approaching residences in the neighbourhood.  The victim confronted the male who pulled out a knife, tried to stab the victim and chased him.  The victim was able to get away and contact police for assistance.  Community Patrol Officers attended and searched the area.  The accused was located and arrested without incident a short distance away.  The victim was not injured as a result of the altercation.  A 17 year old Brantford male has been charged with Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.          

Type: Fraud and Resist Arrest   
Incident: 18-50251
Location: Farringford Drive
Incident:  On Friday December 21, 2018 just before 3:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call to attend an address on Farringford Drive.  An unknown male had taken a taxi to the residence and was now refusing to pay.  Community Patrol Officers attended and spoke to the male party who became belligerent and tried to leave the area without paying for the taxi fare.  While dealing with the male he became aggressive towards officers at the scene.  Officers attempted to arrest the male who began to fight with police and resisted arrest.  A 42 year old Brantford male has been charged with Fraudulently Obtain Transportation and Assault Police with Intent to Resist Arrest x2 under the Criminal Code.  He has further been charged with Being Intoxicated in a Public Place under the Liquor Licence Act.     

    

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