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CRIME BRIEF: October 20, 2021 - News

CRIME BRIEF: October 20, 2021 - News

CRIME BRIEF: October 20, 2021 - News

CRIME BRIEF: October 20, 2021

Oct 20, 2021

Type:                 Theft / Robbery
Incident:          21-40389, 21-40405,
Location:         King George Road, Lynden Road
On Thursday, October 14, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call to report a theft from a retail store located at Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
 
Information was received to advise a male had stolen a bicycle and fled the store.
 
On the same date, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call to report a robbery at a gas bar, located at King George Road and Charing Cross Street. The description of the suspect male matched that of the theft which had occurred earlier the same day. 
 
The accused was reported to have entered the gas bar, advised he had a weapon, stole an item, and fled the scene. No injuries were reported during the incident. A weapon was not observed during the incident.
 
Officers located the accused near the area of Queen Street and Dalhousie Street. The accused was in possession of the stolen items. Information was received to indicate the male was in violation of valid probation orders. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old male of Brantford (No Fixed Address) was arrested and stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Robbery with theft 
  • Theft under $5000 - shoplifting 
  • Possession of stolen goods under $5000 x 2
  • Breach of probation x 2
The accused was held for bail.
 

Type:                Threats – Imitation Firearm
Incident:        21-40524
Location:       North Park Street
On Friday, October 15, 2021, at approximately 8:10 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a disturbance at the Bison’s Alumni Field located at North Park Street.
 
An altercation between two male youth allegedly occurred, with one youth reported to have brandished a firearm, threatening the other youth. A physical altercation followed, with the accused assaulting the victim as he attempted to leave the scene.
 
Police arrived on scene and located the accused in the area.
 
Police located the firearm and determined that it was an imitation semi-automatic pistol style firearm. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 13-year-old male (youth) from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Use imitation firearm - while committing an offence 
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose 
  • Uttering threats
  • Assault
 

 
Type:                    Break and Enter
Incident:             21-40600
Location:            Fifth Avenue
On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at approximately 11:45 a.m., officers the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a break and enter at an apartment located on Fifth Avenue. 
 
It was reported that the accused was creating a disturbance in the hallway when he was asked to be quiet by a resident. The accused allegedly forced his way into the victim’s apartment, damaging the wall and door. Utilizing a knife from the resident’s apartment, the accused threatened the victim. When the victim attempted to call 9-1-1, the accused destroyed the victim’s cell phone and fled the victim’s apartment.
 
Officers arrived on scene, observed the accused male on the balcony of an alternate unit.
 
Officers deescalated the situation, verified the safety and well-being of residents, and placed the accused under arrest.
 
Information was received to indicate the accused was in violation of a valid probation order. 
 
As a result of this investigation, Michael Alexander BERUBE, 27 of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Break and Enter 
  • Mischief Under $5000 
  • Utter Threats to Cause Death 
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Possess Weapon Dangerous 
  • Breach Probation 
 
The accused was held for bail. 
 

 
Type:               Theft / Possession
Incident:        21-40750
Location:       Fairview Drive and West Street
 
On Sunday, October 17, 2021 at approximately 2:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a shoplifting call for service at a grocery store located at Fairview Drive and West Street.
 
The accused allegedly concealed a number of items, leaving the store without making an attempt to pay for the items. When the accused was approached by a store employee, he fled on foot, leaving the stolen items behind.
 
Officers attended, located the accused nearby, where he was arrested.
 
During a search incident to arrest, the accused was found to be in possession of approximately 0.57 grams of suspected fentanyl (two types) and approximately 1.75 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 42-year-old male of Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Theft under $5000 - shoplifting - contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada, and 
  • Possession of Schedule I Substance - contrary to the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act X 3. 

Type:                Unlawful Entry
Incident:        21-41052
Location:       Wellington Street
On the Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a Wellington Street residence regarding a report of an unwanted person.
 
The victim located an unknown man exiting the front door of the residence. A number of personal items, belonging to the accused were found within the residence. The accused did not have permission to be within the property.  
 
Police arrived on scene, located the accused on the property and placed him under arrest.
 
Information received indicated the accused was in violation of a valid probation order.
 
A search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of break-in instruments. 
 
As a result of the investigation, Jeremy PORTH, 35, of Brantford (No Fixed Address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Breach of probation order 
  • Unlawfully in dwelling/house 
  • Possession of break-in instruments 
 

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