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Brantford Man Arrested For Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Jul 6, 2017

 
On Monday July 3, 2017, as a result of an ongoing investigation, the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service arrested a 61 year-old Brantford man for possession and distribution of child pornography.  

In May 2017, the accused shared child pornography images via the Internet.  A search warrant was obtained and officers executed the search warrant on June 28, 2017 at around 8:45 a.m. on Elizabeth Street.  On July 3, 2017 the accused was arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography and held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113 ext. 3337.

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


Background regarding the Provincial Strategy:
On March 29, 2007 the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.


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The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy, and has recognized that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.
For safety tips please visit the Canadian Centre of Child Protection website at www.protectchildren.ca or www.cybertip.ca
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh or Detective Steven Bebee of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113.
Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to make a report at www.cybertip.ca
 
 


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Brantford Man Arrested for Two Offences of Luring a Child

Jul 6, 2017

 
On Thursday June 30, 2017 as a result of an ongoing investigation the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service arrested a 29 year-old Brantford man for two offences of Luring a Child.  
In April 2017, the accused engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with two young females.  A search warrant was obtained and officers executed the search warrant on June 27, 2017 at around 7:45 a.m. on Elizabeth Street.  On June 30, 2017 the accused was arrested for two counts of Luring a Child and held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113 ext. 3337.

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


Background regarding the Provincial Strategy:
On March 29, 2007 the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

 

The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy, and has recognized that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.
For safety tips please visit the Canadian Centre of Child Protection website at www.protectchildren.ca or www.cybertip.ca
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh or Detective Steven Bebee of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113.
Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to make a report at www.cybertip.ca
 
 


"Responding to the Changing Needs of our Community?

Crime Brief - June 27, 2017

Jun 27, 2017


Type: Stolen Trailer 
Incident: 17- 23659
Location: Roy BV
Incident: On Monday June 26, 2017 a trailer was reported stolen from a lot on Roy Boulevard. Sometime overnight a grey utility trailer was stolen. A pickup truck also parked on the lot was entered and a window broken. 

Type: Motor Vehicles Entered  
Incident: 17- 23720
Location: Copernicus BV
Incident: Sometime over the weekend unknown persons entered an enclosed fenced business on Copernicus Bv. Four vehicles were entered.  It is unknown what was stolen at the time of the report.

Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 23746
Location: Rawdon Street (200 block)
Incident: On June 26, 2017 sometime after 2:00 p.m. a home was broken into on Rawdon Street. The front door had been damaged in order to gain entry. Jewelry was reported stolen. 

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Crime Brief - June 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017


Type: Grand River 
Incident: 17- 23426
Incident: On Saturday June 24, 2017 the Brantford Police Service received several reports regarding two canoes that were floating down the Grand River abandoned. Concerned citizens had telephoned the police to report their observations as they were concerned that there may be persons who had fallen over board and in trouble somewhere in the Grand River. Officers were dispatched to investigate and we also called on the assistance from Brantford Fire. Officers attended at several locations along the Grand River and also spoke with Brant Conversation Authority Officers who advised that they have observed multiple kayaks, boards and buoys floating down the river unoccupied. Further information was received that one of the kayaks had been swept off a residence on the Grand River and not had any persons with it.  While the officers were investigating they observed the Grand River water levels to be high and very fast flowing.  The river had a lot of debris in the river including large branches which could possibly cause damage to a dingy or person floating in the river. Officers spoke to several persons seen in the river to warn them of the dangers as well as persons who were just loading their dingy? s into the river. Most persons speaking with the officers chose to enter the Grand River.

 The Brantford Police Service would like to warn the community about the current dangers in and around the Grand River. The water levels are high and fast flowing. The large sharp branches seen in the river have the potential to damage a dingy type floatable boat and therefore danger the lives of persons in the boat. Always wear a life jacket, make sure it fits and is fastened properly. Stay seated in the boat. Never boat or canoe near dams where there can be undertows or currents. Always tell someone if you are planning a boat or canoe ride and what time you are expected to return. Be safe and be smart. Do not mix alcohol and boating together.

Type: Hit and Run & Impaired  
Incident: 17- 23347
Location: Market Street (200 block)
Incident: On June 24, 2017 shortly after 12:30 a.m. an officer on routine patrol observed a pickup truck fail to stop at a red light on Garden Avenue.  The pickup truck further accelerated away at a high rate of speed. The Community Patrol Officer conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. The driver advised that he was coming from his girlfriend?s home. At around the same time another Community Patrol Officer had attended a buisness on Market Street regarding a report of a hit and run. A citizen had reported observing a pickup truck leave the parking lot and struck a parked car. The pickup truck did not stop and continued driving out of the parking lot. A witness obtained a licence plate and the officer relayed the licence plate out to all patrols. The Officer who was conducting a traffic stop recognized that the vehicle he had stopped was suspected in the hit and run investigation. Damage was also observed to the vehicle as described by the witness.  The driver a 25 year old male was issued a demand to provide by the roadside an approved screening device. The results were a fail and the accused was arrested and transported to the BPS. The accused provided two samples of his breath which is required by law. The results were two times over the legal limit.
The accused, a 25 year old Ohsweken man was charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit, Fail to Report a Motor Vehicle Collision ? Highway Traffic Act, Drive Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor ? Liquor Licence Act. 
Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                       

Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 23601
Location: Peel Street (0-100 block)
Incident: On June 25, 2017 sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. unknown person(s) entered a home on Peel Street. A television was reported stolen. 

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$500,000 GRANT HELPS BRANTFORD BRING CRISIS RESPONSE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Jun 26, 2017

  Brantford will soon benefit from half of a million dollars in funding thanks to an innovative new granting program, the Health Technology Fund (HTF). Operated by the Ontario Centres for Excellence in conjunction with Ontario?s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the HTF supports the development of made-in-Ontario health technologies.

The grant will fund a multi-agency project - entitled the "Brantford Mental Health Crisis Support System? - which will leverage new assessment, risk appraisal and case
management technology to connect front line officers, primary care givers and community support workers.

"Over the past few years we have made significant improvements in our ability to respond to individuals with mental health challenges in crisis,? comments Chief Geoffrey Nelson of the Brantford Police Service (BPS). "The challenge is that we?re still responding reactively to these crises.?

The grant hopes to change that.

"Across Ontario we have partnered with Police and Hospitals to reduce the proportion of time a person gets apprehended and to decrease hospital wait times,? says Daniel Pearson Hirdes, CEO of HealthIM, "Our hope now is to see how technology can help to drive Brantford?s response "up stream?, ideally reducing the number of times a person goes into crisis in the first place.?

The coordinated services of BPS and St. Leonard?s Community Services (SLCS) will help to identify persons who can receive assistance in the comfort of their home, reduce the likelihood of future mental health crisis situations and to ensure that those brought to the hospital are quickly admitted.

"For those persons frequently and inappropriately matched with hospital services, we can now provide a standardized workflow that will allow emergency responders to coordinate care with community partners,? says Anne Coombe, Director of Clinical Services for SLCS.

The grant will be completed over the next two years and is a collaboration between BPS, SLCS, HealthIM, Nippising University and Brantford General Hospital.
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About the Brantford Police Service? The mission of the Brantford Police Service is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens and respond to their changing needs by ensuring and promoting public safety in partnership with our community.

About St. Leonard?s Community Services ? The commitment of St. Leonard?s Community Services is to quality assurance standards, through the consistent and ongoing application of a Client Service Model which is based on current evidence-informed best practices to be effective with clients within the Brantford/Brant Community. Click here to see an Agency overview for more information.

About HealthIM ? HealthIM is a comprehensive technical solution for Police Service response to mental health crisis calls. On scene, Officers are guided through a brief digital screening of an individual?s risk of harm. After an Officer decides which outcome is most appropriate HealthIM supports transfer of care to mobile crisis teams, emergency shelters or in the case of apprehension, to local hospital receiving sites. The system utilizes military-grade cryptography (transport layer security and 4096 bit RSA encryption) to safeguard an individual?s privacy.

For more information, please contact:
Brantford Police Service
Cst. Natalie Laing
Tel: 519-756-0113 Ext. 2204
Email: nlaing@police.brantford.on.ca
Website: www.brantfordpolice.ca

St. Leonard?s Community Services
Anne Coombe
Mobile: (519) 754-0264 Ext. 2121
Email: acoombe@st-leonards.com
Website: www.st-leonards.com

HealthIM
Brendan Sheehan
Mobile: (519) 590-6583
Email: Brendan@healthim.com
Website: www.healthim.com

Crime Brief - June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

 
Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 23087
Location: Market Street South (0-100 block)
Incident: On Thursday June 22, 2017 shortly before 3:00 a.m. a citizen called police to report seeing two persons trying to break into a business on Market Street. Community Patrol Officers attended and observed a south side window had been smashed and a rear shed had been entered. A significant amount of blood was found at the scene. It is believed that one of the suspects was injured during the entry. No items were repotred stolen at the time of the incident. 
Type: Break and Enter - Commercial 
Incident: 17- 23090
Location: Brant Avenue
Incident: On Thursday June 22, 2017 at around 4:40 a.m. a citizen called police to report a break in at a business on Brant Avenue. The citizen observed broken glass at a business on Brant Avenue and had observed a male in the area. The citizen yelled out to the male suspect who then fled away on foot. Officers observed that the front glass window had been damaged. It is unknown at the time of the incident if any items were stolen.  
                             
Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle 
Incident: 17- 23124
Location: Robertson Avenue
Incident: On June 22, 2017 a citizen reported that sometime overnight unknown person(s) entered a vehicle parked on Drummond Street. A car seat and fishing equipment were amongst the items reported stolen. 
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Project Shutdown Members Recover $800,000.00 in Stolen Vehicles

Jun 21, 2017

Southwestern Ontario experiences an extraordinarily high number of auto theft occurrences each year. It is estimated that the stolen car industry is a 600 million dollar a year illicit industry in Ontario. In particular, high end GMC pickup trucks and SUV?s are frequently targeted and "stripped? for their parts and sold illegally and within criminal networks. 

Project Shutdown is a multi- jurisdictional joint forces project led by the Hamilton Police Service and includes members from the Halton Police Service, Six Nations Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, and Brantford Police Service.  The project is aimed at targeting auto theft, in and around the greater Toronto area.

Members of Project Shutdown, using different investigative techniques, were able to identify numerous locations on the Six Nations Territory where stolen vehicles were being dropped off and dismantled.

On Thursday, June 15th 2017 a total of 75 stolen vehicles were located and recovered by police.  The approximate value of the recovered stolen vehicles is $811,000.

 

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact S/Sgt. Emidio Evangelista by calling 905-546-2991

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

 

 

Crime Brief - June 21, 2017

Jun 21, 2017


Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 22884
Location: Colborne Street East (600 block)
Incident: On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 a break and enter to a business was reported. The business is currently undergoing construction and renovation. Unknown person(s) entered the business causing damage and stole copper piping and scrap metal. 

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle 
Incident: 17- 22889
Location:  Laycock Street
Incident: On June 20 a citizen reported that sometime overnight a Bose Revolve Bluetooth speaker was stolen from a vehicle parked on Laycock Street.  
                             

Type: Transportation Fraud 
Incident: 17- 22950
Location: Darling Street (0-100 block)
Incident: On June 21, 2017 shortly after 3:30 a.m. a man requested police for assistance after a man fled the vehicle without paying his fare. The accused had attempted to pay the fare using a VISA gift card however the card provided had no funds. The male then fled on foot south bound on Darling Street. Community Patrol Officers attended in the area and located the accused.

The accused, a 37 year old Waterloo man was arrested without incident and charged with Fraudulently Obtaining Transportation and released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date.

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Crime Brief - June 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017


Type: Theft of Motor Vehicle & E-bike 
Incident: 17- 22722
Incident: On Monday June 19, 2017 at around noon hour an e-bike which had been locked up to a tree at the corner of Queen Street and Darling Street was stolen. A court security officer observed the accused riding the e-bike away from the area. Video surveillance from inside the court house captured the accused inside the building prior to the theft. Special Constables identified the accused captured from the video.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. the accused and co-accused attended at a business on Colborne Street (300 block) and was captured on video surveillance at this business. A short time after a Jeep was stolen from the business parking lot. As officers were dispatched to attend the business persons acquainted with the owner of the stolen jeep left the area in search of the stolen Jeep.  Witnesses observed the stolen jeep travelling east bound on Nelson Street. Officers then received information that the stolen Jeep was found parked on Grey Street. Officers attended and spoke to witnesses at the scene who observed the accused and co-accused exit the stolen Jeep and enter a residence. Officers spoke with persons who were inside the home. The officer investigating the theft of the e-bike had also attended to assist with the stolen vehicle investigation. This officer recognized the accused as one of the males being investigated regarding the stolen Jeep. The officer arrested the accused for the theft of the e-bike. The stolen e-bike was found parked out front of this home. Investigation revealed that the accused and a female co-accused inside the home were involved with the theft of the Jeep and both arrested.in relation to the theft of the Jeep.
SHILLINGTON, James, Bradley, 32 years of age of Brantford is charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Theft under $5,000.00, Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000 X2 and Breach of Probation X2. SHILLINGTON was held in custody for a bail hearing.  
WILSON, Samantha, Jean, 26 years of age of Brantford is charged with Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00. WILSON was released on a Promise to Appear with Undertaking.   
 
Type: Robbery UPDATE 
Incident: 17- 22774
Location: Franklin Grobb Memorial Forest (Off Hunter Way)
Incident: Brantford police are investigating a robbery of a male jogger in Brantford?s west end.  On Monday June 19th 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a male was jogging the trails located off of Hunter Way in the area of the Franklin Grobb Memorial Forest located in the west end of the City of Brantford.  The victim, a 19 year old Brantford man was approached by two unknown males who assaulted him and took his cell phone.  The victim required medical treatment for serious but non-life threatening injuries.  Suspect #1 is described as a white male, 6?3?, with light brown short hair, early to mid-twenties, wearing a purple dry fit T-shirt and khaki shorts. Suspect #2 is described a white male, 6?3?, with short blonde hair wearing navy blue shorts and a white T-shirt.
 Anyone who has information regarding this robbery is encouraged to contact Detective Chad Francis of the BPS Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-TIPS.
                              
 

Type: Impaired Driving 
Incident: 17- 22811
Location: Equestrian Court
Incident: Tuesday June 20, 2017 shortly before 1:30 a.m. a citizen called 911 to report a motor vehicle accident. The citizen advised hearing a loud crash and then observed a male sitting in the driver?s side seat asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle parked in the middle of the road. Community Patrol Officers investigated and located the vehicle and a male asleep with the vehicle still running and in drive. The male driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he provided samples of his breath required by law. The accused readings were 2 ? times over the legal limit.  The accused, a 50 yr old Hagersville 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 his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.   

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Crime Brief - June 8, 2017

Jun 8, 2017


Type: Escapee Arrested
Incident: 17- 20650
Incident: On June 7, 2017 at 7:25 p.m. David GOYIT who had been wanted for escape custody was arrested. Community Patrol Officers attended at an address on Sixth Avenue after receiving information that GOYIT was possibly inside the home.  GOYIT was arrested without incident. Found in GOYIT?s pocket was a small piece of the leg iron which had originally been secured to his ankles. David GOYIT, 33 years of age of Brantford is charged with Escape Custody and Breach of Probation X2.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
We wish to express our appreciation to everyone for their assistance with sharing the accused photograph and information regarding this incident. We received numerous calls from the public with possible sightings and tip. This is a wonderful show of how our community is engaged and actively involved in crime prevention. ? Cst. Laing 
                          
Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 20971
Location: Frank Street
Incident: On June 7, 2017 a home owner reported that some time overnight a rear shed was entered. Suspect(s) broke a lock and entered a backyard shed. Stolen from the shed was a black Trek3 mountain bike. 
                         
Type: Motor Vehicle Collision 
Incident: 17- 21010
Location: Port Street at Erie Avenue
Incident: On June 7, 2017 at approximately 7:40 p.m. two vehicles were involved in a motor vehicle collision. A black Mazda was travelling southbound on Erie Avenue when it was struck by a red Honda. The driver of the Honda had originally stopped at a stop sign on Port Street and then preceded west bound into the intersection. On impact the Honda flipped over on its hood. No persons were injured. The driver of the Honda, a 20 year old Brantford man was charged with Fail to Yield to traffic under the Highway Traffic Act.

                         
Type: Domestic Assault 
Incident: 17- 20996
Incident: On June 7, 2017 at around 5:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers attended an apartment complex in Brantford after receiving a 911 call from a female advising she was assaulted by her husband (accused). Information was also received that the accused was intoxicated, in possession of a kitchen knife and acting aggressive by stabbing a table in the home. Officers were told that the male had left the apartment as they were arriving at the building. Officers located the accused in the hallway out front of his apartment door. The accused had a six inch knife in his hand and refused to drop it. Officers spoke with the accused with attempts to de-escalate the situation. The accused was intoxicated and was stumbling and pacing while in the hallway. Officers continued to speak with the accused directing him to drop the knife however he refused to listen to the officers. The accused then reached for the door handle to his apartment where the victim was inside.  An officer deployed his CEW (conducted energy weapon) and made contact with the accused person. The accused fell to the ground, dropping the knife and the officers gained control of the accused and handcuffed him. The accused, a 57 year old Brantford man was arrested and stands charged with Assault and Possession of Weapons Dangerous.

 

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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