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Two Arrested After Convenience Store Robbery

Nov 19, 2020

Incident # 20-45403 / 45422 / 45424
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a robbery at a convenience store located near Erie Ave and Gladstone Ave.
 
A male and female entered the store and attempted to shoplift several items. After being confronted by the store clerk for shoplifting, the female brandished a firearm and the two suspects fled the scene on bicycles. Individuals in the store were unharmed. 
 
During the incident, the male’s face was exposed and police were able to successfully identify the suspects from images obtained on surveillance video.
 
At approximately 11:40 p.m. that evening, the two suspects were located and placed under arrest. Upon arrest, the firearm utilized in the incident, a CO2 BB air pistol, was located and seized by police.

As a result of the investigation a 41-year-old female of no fixed address, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants, was charged with:

  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Concealed Weapon
  • Robbery with a Firearm

Additionally, a 47-year-old male from Brantford was charged with:

  • Robbery and Failure to Comply with Release Order
The two individuals were held for bail.
 

Image: Photo of Gun

 

Crime Brief: November 17, 2020

Nov 17, 2020

Type:               Weapons and Narcotics
Incident:         20-45190
Location:       Morton Avenue
Synopsis:
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at approximately 1 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop in the area of Morton Ave and West Street. 
 
During the investigation, it was revealed that the license plate affixed to the vehicle was registered to a different vehicle and did not belong to the driver. The driver was also operating the motor vehicle with a suspended license.  
 
Upon investigation, it was determined that the subject was also bound by prohibition orders not to possess firearms. Further investigation revealed a quantity of illegal narcotics, a semi-automatic firearm and ammunition within the vehicle.  
 
As a result of the investigation, the following items were seized:
  • 2.4 grams (approx.) of fentanyl
  • 9.5 grams (approx.)of crystal methamphetamine
  • A semi-automatic firearm with ammunition
  • Canadian Currency
 
As such, a 32-year-old male from Brantford is charged with the following offences:
  • Drive while Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Use of Plates Not Authorized under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Unauthorized Possession of Motor Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Unauthorized Possession of a firearm under the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device under the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition under the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm under the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm under the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession Contrary to Order x3 under the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Possession for the Purpose x2 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Image: photo of gun

Type:                    Assault / Weapons
Incident:          20-45136
Location:          Sherwood Drive
Synopsis:
On Monday, November 16, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to advise of an altercation in progress in the area of Sherwood Drive involving a male reported to be violent and in possession of a large knife.
 
Upon arriving at the scene, officers located the suspect male in the parking lot, who was wanted on an existing warrant.
 
As a result of the investigation, multiple knives were seized and a 46-year-old male from Brantford was arrested and charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada:
  • Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Uttering Threats
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose; 
The accused was held for bail.
Type:                 Weapons
Incident:         20-44917
Location:       Usher Street
Synopsis:
On Sunday, November 15, 2020 at approximately 8:15 a.m., Brantford Police Service received a report of a male walking in the area of Usher Street with a handgun.
 
Officers attended the area, located the male, who was in possession of a loaded firearm, and placed him under arrest at approximately 8:20 a.m. Investigation also revealed that the individual was bound by, and was in breech of, a probation order.
As a result of the investigation, a loaded firearm was seized and a 27-year-old male of no fixed address was charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada:
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Carrying Firearm in Unsafe Manner
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Careless use of Firearm, Weapon, Ammunition
  • Possession of a Prohibited or restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Failure to Comply with Probation Order

Image: photo of gun

Type:                Weapons
Incident:        20-43729
Location:       Maitland Street
Synopsis:
On Friday, November 6, 2020 at approximately 8:47 p.m., Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to report a male had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a residence in the area of Maitland Street and Grey Street.
 
Brantford Police Officers and Emergency Medical Services attended the area, where a male suffering a serious firearm injury to his hand was located. The male received medical attention and was transported to hospital.
 
Upon investigation officers located and recovered a 12 gauge shotgun which was previously reported stolen along with ammunition.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old male from Brantford was arrested and charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada:
  • Careless use of Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm and Ammunition
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order 
  • Possession of Ammunition contrary to Order 
  • Breach of Court Order
  • Possession of Stolen Property Obtained by Crime

PSD SCOUT RETIRES

Nov 17, 2020

Image: PHOTO OF PSD SCOUT

One of the first Police Service Dogs (PSD) to serve with Brantford Police Service, Scout #349 has retired from service effective November 10, 2020. PSD Scout commenced his career with the Brantford Police Service on June 19, 2014.
 
The Brantford Police Service’s first Canine Unit was formed in the fall of 2013 with two PSD’s – Scout and Ranger. Training commenced and the Canine Unit became operational in the spring of 2014. Unfortunately, due to an injury, PSD Ranger retired in January of 2018.
PSD Scout was assigned to Constable Kari Drake and the two have been assisting the Brantford Police Service, the community, and partnering Police Services for over six years.  The skill and abilities this team have demonstrated during that time have received accolades and commendations from across the entire PSD community, making Scout and Sgt Drake highly respected within this field.
 
Highlights of Scout’s distinguished career with the Brantford Police Service include:
  • Numerous successful incidents with regard to tracking/area searches for armed suspects involved in homicides, shootings, stabbings, robberies, and serious assaults.
  • Numerous arrests/apprehensions of violent and armed individuals. During one incident in particular, Scout and his handler, Sergeant Kari Drake were credited with preserving the lives of Waterloo Regional Police Service Emergency Response Unit members.  This occurred during a search for an armed homicide suspect with a shot fired.
  • A number of large scale multi-jurisdictional projects including, but not limited to:
      • Project RX/BATTERY (Toronto Police Service)
      • Project COLLECTEUR (RCMP)
      • Project KRAKEN (Toronto Police Service)
      • Project SINDICATO (York Regional Police Service) and
      • Project CARBON (Brantford Police Service)
  • Successful investigations involving the detection of numerous firearms, illegal substances, and millions of dollars in Canadian currency classified as proceeds of crime.
  • Successful tracking of a number of lost/vulnerable persons during ground searches.  All searches ensured lost person(s) were reunited safely with their loved ones.
Scout is still in great health and is happy living with his handler, Sergeant Kari Drake.
On behalf of all of us at BPS, we thank Scout for his service and wish him a long and happy retirement.
 

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LOCATED - MISSING PERSON: Brayden RILEY

Nov 17, 2020

UPDATE:  

Brantford Police Service would like to advise that missing youth, Brayden Riley has been located and wish to thank members of the public for their concern and assistance in this investigation.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

November 12, 2020 

Incident #20-43307 / 20-44374

Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing male.

15 year old Brayden RILEY was reported missing on November 11, 2020.  He was last seen in the area of Allenby Ave.

Brayden RILEY is described as 5’8”, 120 lbs with shaggy black hair and was last seen wearing black track pants, yellow shoes, a green coat with a fur collar and a black and green baseball ball cap.

Police and family are concerned for Brayden’s safety.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Brantford Police Service at (519) 756-7050.

OVER $165,000 IN ILLEGAL DRUGS SEIZED FROM STREET CRIME UNIT ARREST

Nov 14, 2020

Incident # 20-44653

On Friday, November 13, 2020, members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit and the Major Crime Unit entered into a firearms investigation. As a result of the investigation a Criminal Code search warrant had been obtained and executed at a residence on Wayne Drive in the City of Brantford with the assistance of the Brantford Police Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit, and uniformed members of the Brantford Police Service.

During the search of the residence officers seized a quantity of cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine, a restricted firearm with ammunition, and a quantity of cash and other offence related property. The following items were seized:

  • 593 grams (approx.) of suspected cocaine with an approximate street value of $59,320
  • 25 grams (approx.) of suspected crack cocaine with an approximate street value of $2,510
  • 22.6 grams (approx.) of suspected methamphetamine with an approximate street value of $3,390
  • 5,683 grams (approx.) of suspected cannabis with an approx. street value of $56,830
  • 4,347 grams (approx.) of suspected cannabis edibles with an approx. street value of $43,470

The total estimated street value of drugs seized from the investigation is $165,520.

Image: PHOTO OF EVIDENCE

 
As a result of this investigation, a 34 year old male from Brantford has been charged with the following:
  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking x3
  • Possession of Cannabis for the Purposes of Distribution
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Careless Storage of Ammunition
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

The accused has been held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286. 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

UPDATE - BPS Seek Suspects in Hotel Shooting

Nov 11, 2020

UPDATE - Incident # 20-43759

Members of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit and Street Crime Unit continue to investigate a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7th 2020.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., police responded to a report of shots fired at the Comfort Inn on King George Road.  Upon arrival, police learned that four male suspects arrived at the hotel in a vehicle and subsequently fired multiple shots into a ground level room.  The suspects fled the scene in a silver 4 door vehicle, travelling northbound on King George Road.

No one was injured in the shooting and police believe it to be a targeted event.  

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the King George Road area around the time of the incident and may have observed the vehicle or have dash camera video to contact them.

Brantford Police are working alongside the Toronto Police to investigate any possible links between this shooting and the shooting of four victims later that same day on Stong Court in the Jane St. and Finch Ave. area of Toronto that has tragically left a 12 year old boy fighting for his life.  Two arrests have been made in that case, and three loaded firearms recovered.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Jeff Cotter at 519-756-7050 ext 2271. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively a web tip can be submitted at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251 

Incident #20-43759
November 7, 2020
 
On Saturday, November 7, 2020 at approximately 12:30 a.m. a 9-1-1 call was received to report gun shots fired at a hotel located King George Road and Wood Street.  
Officers attended to secure the area and conduct an investigation.
The investigation is in the early stages however, it is believed that four male suspects arrived and released gunfire into a room from the exterior of the hotel. The hotel room was occupied at the time of the incident, fortunately the sole occupant of the room was unharmed.
Investigators are seeking four male suspects dressed in dark coloured clothing who fled the area in a light coloured, four door sedan. The suspect vehicle was last seen heading north bound on King George Road.
This incident is believed to be targeted. 
Anyone with information or surveillance video from the area is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service Major Crimes Unit at  519-756-0113. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip can be submitted at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251 

Image: Image of suspect vehicle

 
"Public Safety in Partnership with Our Community”

Drug Seizure and Trafficking Charges

Nov 9, 2020

Incident 20-44044 On Monday, November 9, 2020 at approximately 12:20 am, Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to report an elderly male in medical distress at a residence in the area of East Avenue.   Officers attended the scene to check on the well-being of occupants. All appeared in order within the residence with no occupants found in medical distress.   Upon arrival, officers observed a male attempting to flee police. Investigation revealed that this individual was subject to a court ordered recognizance and two court ordered probation orders. The male was located in breach of conditions of these orders.   Further investigation found the male in possession of the following items, which were seized by officers:
  • 8.2 grams (approx.) of cocaine with an approximate street value of $820
  • 4 percoset pills with an approximate street value of $20
  • Approximately $3700 in Canadian currency
  As a result of the investigation, a 19 year old male from Ohsweken is charged with the following:
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act x 2
  • Breech of judicial release order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Breech of probation contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under the Criminal Code of Canada
  The accused is currently being held for bail.   Anyone with information regarding this matter or any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286. 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
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

 

BPS Continue to Investigate Train Fatality

Nov 9, 2020

Incident #20-43964 - UPDATE
 
BPS would like to advise the public that the deceased male has now been identified. Police will not be releasing the identity of this individual out of respect for the family.
 
As the investigation continues, police are looking to hear from anyone who may have information or happened to be in the vicinity of the rail tracks at Usher Street between the hours of 11:00 pm Saturday, November 7, 2020 and 10:30 am Sunday, November 8, 2020.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 or Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, anonymous a web tip can be submitted at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251 
Original Release - November 8, 2020
Just before 10:30 a.m. this morning Brantford Police responded along with fire and ambulance to the area of the CN rail tracks on Usher Street, Brantford for a report of an individual struck by a train.  
Upon arrival, a male was located and pronounced deceased at the scene.  The Brantford Police traffic section and Criminal Investigation Section are currently working with CN Police to investigate the incident and anticipate being on scene for the next few hours.  
Police have yet to identify the individual at this time and have no additional information.
A follow up media release will be made available once more information is known.  Police ask that members of the public stay out of the area at this time.
"Public Safety in Partnership with Our Community”

Missing Person LOCATED: Jasmine Lapin

Nov 9, 2020

Incident #20-43266
UPDATE - Missing Person Located
The Brantford Police Service would like to advise that missing person Jasmine LAPIN has been located. Thank you to those who assisted in the investigation.
Original Release - November 4, 2020
 
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female.
 
14 year old Jasmine LAPIN was reported missing on November 3, 2020.  She was last seen in the area of Gladstone Ave.
 
Jasmine LAPIN is described as 5’4”, 105 lbs with shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing grey leggings with light grey stripe, a white pair of Fila brand running shoes and a red plaid jacket.
 
Police and family are concerned for her well-being.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Brantford Police Service at (519) 756-7050.
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