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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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Search Continues For Fisherman Seen In The Grand River

Nov 6, 2018

Update - inc#18-43729

November 6, 2018
 
The Brantford Police Service, Brant County OPP, OPP Underwater Search and Recovery
Unit along with an OPP Helicopter remained in the area and on the Grand River today
and have continued to search for the male that was seen in distress. The search efforts
will be called off for today, however the investigation remains open and will be re-
evaluated on an ongoing basis. 

Brantford Police Service is appealing to the public for any information on a fisherman
that was seen struggling in the water just after 12:00 PM on Sunday November 4, 2018
near Erie Avenue, in Brantford, Ontario.

The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age.
He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.

Brantford Police Service has not received a missing person’s report involving a male, as
described above.

If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River near Erie Avenue
while fishing, please notify the Brantford Police Service.

Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the
Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.
 


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Missing Person, In or Near Grand River

Nov 6, 2018

Update 18043729 

November 5, 2018

At 4:45 p.m. search of the Grand River was concluded.

The search will resume November 6, 2018 in the daylight hours.

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November 5, 2018

Members from Brantford Police Service, Brantford Fire Department, Brant County OPP, and OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit remain in the area and on the Grand River today.

Brantford Police Service is appealing to the public for any information on a fisherman seen struggling in the water just after 12:00 PM on Sunday November 4, 2018 near Erie Avenue, in Brantford, Ontario.

The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age. He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.

Brantford Police Service has not received a missing persons report involving a male, as described above.

If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River near Erie Avenue while fishing, please immediately contact the Brantford Police Service.

Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.

 

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November 4, 2018

On Sunday November 4, 2018 just after 12:00pm the Brantford Police service received an emergency call regarding a man who had been fishing along the Grand River near Erie Avenue in the City of Brantford.

Witnesses in the area observed the man become submerged under water and called 9-1-1. 

The Brantford Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Brantford Fire Department are currently searching the river and general area for the fisherman who is missing.

The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age. He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.

Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.

If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River while fishing, please immediately contact the Brantford Police Service.

 

 

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Explosive Device Brought To Brantford Fire Department

Nov 6, 2018

Incident - BR18043875
 
At approximately 10:00 a.m., a Brantford resident who had recently cleaned out a deceased relative’s property brought what was thought to be a live mortar to Fire Hall # 3, located on Lynden Road, Brantford, Ontario.
As a safety precaution, the Brantford Fire Department and Brantford Police Service briefly evacuated the Fire Hall, until it was determined that the mortar was an antique training round.
The Fire Hall resumed normal activities at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Brantford Fire Chief Shane Caskanette confirmed that "Despite a brief evacuation of Fire Station #3, contingency plans were put in place to ensure continuity of fire protection throughout the community”. 
Brantford Police Service encourages people to contact Police as soon as a suspected military ordinance is located.  Explosives, weapons, firearms, and ammunition should never be transported to a Police station or Fire Hall but rather investigated on site where found. 
 
 

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Missing Person, In or Near Grand River

Nov 6, 2018

Update : Incident BR18043729 

Members from Brantford Police Service, Brantford Fire Department, Brant County OPP, and OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit remain in the area and on the Grand River today.
Brantford Police Service is appealing to the public for any information on a fisherman seen struggling in the water just after 12:00 PM on Sunday November 4, 2018 near Erie Avenue, in Brantford, Ontario.
The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age. He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.
Brantford Police Service has not received a missing persons report involving a male, as described above.
If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River near Erie Avenue while fishing, please immediately contact the Brantford Police Service.
Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.

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November 4, 2018
On Sunday November 4, 2018 just after 12:00pm the Brantford Police service received an emergency call regarding a man who had been fishing along the Grand River near Erie Avenue in the City of Brantford.
Witnesses in the area observed the man become submerged under water and called 9-1-1. 
The Brantford Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Brantford Fire Department are currently searching the river and general area for the fisherman who is missing.
The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age. He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.
Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.
If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River while fishing, please immediately contact the Brantford Police Service.
 


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