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Two Arrested and Over $38,000 in Drugs Seized in Street Crime Investigation

Oct 15, 2021

Inc. # 21-40101
 
On Thursday, October 14, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit entered into a drug trafficking investigation. 
As a result of the investigation a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was obtained and executed at two separate motels located on Colborne Street with the assistance of the BPS Emergency Response Team and uniform patrol officers. 
As a result of the search warrant, officers have seized various offence related property including the following:
  • Two 9mm semi-automatic pistol with ammunition,
  • 12-gauge shotgun ammunition
  • A quantity of suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, psilocybin, oxycodone and hydromorphone with an estimated street value in excess of $38,000 
  • Prohibited knives
  • Canadian currency 

Image: Image of evidence

 
As a result of this investigation, Jesse Daniel FUDGE, 33, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Careless storage of a firearm x 2
  • Careless storage of ammunition x 2
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm x 2
  • Possess a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized x 2
  • Possess restricted firearm with ammunition x 2
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose x 4
  • Possession of firearm while prohibited x 2
  • Possession of ammunition while prohibited x 2
The accused also stands charged with the following Controlled Drugs and Substances Act violations: 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, to wit; Cocaine 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, to wit; Oxycodone x 2
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, to wit; Hydromorphone x 2
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, to wit; Methamphetamine
Kaitlyn Mary HUNTER, 32, of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Careless storage of a firearm x 2 
  • Careless storage of ammunition x 2
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm x 2
  • Possess a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized x 2
  • Possess restricted firearm with ammunition x 2
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose x 4
  • Possession of firearm while prohibited x 4
  • Possession of ammunition while prohibited x 4
The accused also stands charged with the following Controlled Drugs and Substances Act violations: 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, to wit; Cocaine 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, to wit; Oxycodone x 2
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, to wit; Hydromorphone x 2
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, to wit; Methamphetamine
The accused parties have been held for bail.
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. Additionally, tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 
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31-year-old Male Charged with Aggravated Assault

Oct 14, 2021

Inc. # 21-40208
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at approximately 3:55 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service attended the intersection of Market Street and Marlborough Street after receiving a report of a disturbance. 
Police arrived on scene and were advised that two men had been engaged in a physical altercation.
During the altercation, the victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to hospital where he received treatment.
Officers located the accused at a nearby location, where he was taken into custody without incident.  
As a result of the investigation, Thomas Ray WORME, 31, of Brantford (no fixed address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Aggravated Assault
The accused was held for bail.
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Methamphetamine and Fentanyl Seized – Two Charged

Oct 13, 2021

Inc. # 21-39442
On Friday, October 8, 2021 at approximately 3:20 a.m., Community Patrol Officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle parked at a convenience store parking lot with licence plates that had previously been reported as stolen. The parking lot was located at Colborne Street and Park Avenue. 
 
Through investigation, officers confirmed the male driver and female passenger from the vehicle, who were arrested as they exited the store.
 
Search incident to arrest located the following items:
  • Approximately 23.68 grams of suspected Fentanyl with an estimated street value of $6,390
  • Approximately 5.98 grams of suspected Cocaine with an estimated street value of $650
  • Approximately 7.26 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1,900
  • A quantity of Canadian currency 
Information received indicated that the accused male was in violation of valid probation orders and driving suspensions.
 
As a result of the investigation, Evan Garret BESNER, 34, of Thorold, stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 8 – contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000  x 2 – contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Breach of Probation Order x 3 – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Drive while under suspension x 3 – contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
And, Ashley Anne MULLIGAN, 29, of Niagara Falls, stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 8 – contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000  x 2 – contrary to the Criminal Code 
 
Both of the accused were held for bail.
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.  Additionally, information can be provided anonymously to Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 
   
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Suspicious Fire: Grey Street at Garden Avenue

Oct 12, 2021

Inc. # 21-39854   In collaboration with the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office, the Brantford Police Service is currently investigating a suspicious fire that occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Monday October 11, 2021 at Grey Street and Garden Avenue.   While there were no injuries, twelve townhomes which were under construction received extensive damage as a result of the fire. The property damage sustained will result in considerable loss to the property owner.   Anyone with knowledge of this fire is asked to please contact the Detective Jason Sinning at 519-756-7050 extension 2265. 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.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/

 

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BPS Seeking Witnesses of Fatal Motorcycle Collision

Oct 12, 2021

Incident 21-39726
The Brantford Police Service is seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a single motorcycle collision which occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m., Sunday, October 10, 2021 on Grand River Avenue near Waterworks Park.   Despite life-saving efforts, one occupant of the motorcycle, a 42-year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second occupant, a 25-year-old male, was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.   Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have dash cam footage of the incident is asked to contact Constable K. Renzini at 519-756-7050 ext. 2212.    
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BPS Seeking Witnesses of Motor Vehicle Collision

Oct 7, 2021

Incident 21-39212
 
The Brantford Police Service is seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a motor vehicle collision involving a van and a cyclist which occurred at approximately 12:55 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, 2021 near Colborne Street and Echo Street.
 
 
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have dash cam footage of the incident is asked to contact the Cst. K. Renzini of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2212. 
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CRIME BRIEF: October 7, 2021

Oct 7, 2021

Type:                Assault / Threats
Incident:         21-38128
Location:       Terrace Hill Street
 
On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a Terrace Hill Street residence regarding a report of an unwanted person.   
 
The resident located an unknown man sleeping on the front porch. The man became agitated and verbally aggressive when he was awoken by the resident. The accused allegedly charged and kicked at the door as the resident was moving indoors to call police. The resident sustained minor injuries as a result.   
 
Officers were called, arrived on scene and located the suspect nearby. When officers were speaking with the accused, he was observed by police verbally threatening the victim. 
 
As a result, the accused, Jonathan Lloyd WILLSON, 68 of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
• Assault 
• Uttering Threats 
The accused was held for bail.
 

Type:               Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:        21-38439
Location:       Market Street
 
On Friday, October 1, 2021 at approximately 12:10 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report regarding a possible intoxicated driver.
 
An anonymous caller reported a male had been driving a vehicle and arrived at a bar located on Market Street. The male was reported to have been denied entry due to intoxication. 
 
Officers arrived on scene and located the accused man nearby. In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication.
 
As a result, the accused was placed under arrest for Operation while Impaired. 
 
The accused was transported to provide suitable samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of twice the legal limit. Additionally, the accused was unable to provide valid proof of insurance as required under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. 
 
As a result, a 34-year-old from Brantford stands charged with: 
• Operation while Impaired - Contrary to the Criminal Code
• 80 Plus - Contrary to the Criminal Code, and 
• Failure to surrender insurance card - Contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act 
The vehicle was impounded and the accused’s licence was suspended as per law. 
 

Type:              Theft
Incident:       21-38454
Location:       Kimberly Court
 
On Friday, October 1, 2021, at approximately 1:55 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of a theft occurring from a parked vehicle on Kimberly Court.
 
Two men are alleged to have unlawfully entered the victim’s vehicle. Personal items and a small quantity of currency was reported stolen.
 
Officers arrived and located two men in the area carrying property matching the description of stolen items provided by the victim.
 
In speaking with the accused, one man was found to have provided a false identity to police.
 
When the stolen property was recovered, officers located several other items which had previously been reported stolen to police. 
 
As a result of the investigation, Mikeal Kenneth BRIGHT, 35 of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
• Theft Under $5000 from a Motor Vehicle 
• Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 
• Obstruct Police 
And, Steven John KING, 36, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
• Theft Under $5000 from a Motor Vehicle
• Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 
 

Type:                Break and Enter
Incident:        21-38460
Location:       Beaver Crescent
On Friday, October 1, 2021 at approximately 4:15 a.m., Brantford Police Service received a call for service regarding a break and entry of a garden shed in progress at a residence on Beaver Crescent. 
 
Officers arrived on scene and located a man inside the garden shed. The man was subsequently arrested. 
 
Police observed damage to the shed door. Although items were in disarray, no items appeared to be missing.
 
As a result, Michael BADANJAK, 32, of Paris, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
• Trespass/ Prowl near dwelling house  
• Break, Enter a Place - commit indictable offence 
 

Type:                Theft
Incident:        21-38687
Location:       Dalhousie Street
 
On Saturday, October 2, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m. officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a theft that had occurred at a restaurant located on Dalhousie Street.
 
A report was received to advise a man placed an order for pick-up over the telephone. Once the man arrived, no attempt was made to pay and the man fled the restaurant with the food.
Officers attended the scene and located the male nearby in possession of the food. The accused was taken into custody without incident. 
 
Information was received to indicate the accused was in violation of a valid probation order.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old male, of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
• Theft under $5000
• Possess Stolen Property under $5000
• Breach Probation Order 
 

Type:              Robbery
Incident:        21-38790
Location:       Sixth Avenue
 
On Sunday, October 3, 2021, at approximately 10:15 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a call of a taxi driver who had been robbed at knifepoint in the area of Sixth Avenue and Division Street.
 
It was reported that a man was picked up by the accused from a location on Terrace Hill Street and, during transport, threatened the driver with a blade, demanding money. Receiving a small amount of currency, the accused fled the vehicle on foot in the area of Division Street and Tenth Avenue. 
 
Officers attended, and through investigation, located and arrested the male nearby at approximately 11:15 a.m.  
 
As a result of the investigation, Charles Joseph LAFORME, 34 of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
• Assault with a weapon
• Robbery with a weapon 
The accused was held for bail.
 

Type:               Assault / Break & Enter
Incident:       21-38795
Location:       Colborne Street
On Sunday, October 3, 2021, at approximately 11:45 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police were dispatched to attend a residence on Colborne Street in regards to an assault. 
 
A report was received to advise that a male had allegedly been in the process of removing cable wire from a home when confronted by a resident. The accused then assaulted the resident, who sustained minor injuries.
 
At this time, the accused broke into another unit of the residence to obtain additional cable wire.
 
Officers attended the scene, located and arrested the accused.
 
Information was received to indicate that the accused is currently bound by two valid probation orders.
As a result, Jeremy Jonathan PORTH, 35, of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
• Assault 
• Mischief Under $5,000 
• Break, enter a place with intent to commit indictable offence 
• Breach Probation x 2 
The accused was held for bail. 
 

Type:                 Drugs
Incident:         21-38847
Location:       Nelson Street
On Sunday, October 3, 2021, at approximately 10:40 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service members were dispatched to attend a disturbance at a property located at Market Street and Nelson Street.
 
An anonymous caller advised there were a group of people present who were on the porch building a fire. 
 
Police arrived on scene where they located a group of people. There was no fire present but police located a man in medical distress. Officers administered Narcan and Emergency Medical Services were contacted to provide further assistance.
 
At this point, the man became responsive and provided an identity to police. Investigation revealed this identity to be false. The accused refused to provide police with a correct identity.
 
The accused was observed by officers attempting to throw items from his pockets. The items were picked up by police and were found to contain a quantity of suspected methamphetamine.
 
Ambulance arrived on scene and began caring for the man, transporting him to hospital. 
 
Further investigation determined the accused’s correct identity and confirmed that he was in violation of an outstanding warrant.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old male of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following: 
• Possession Schedule 1 - Methamphetamine - contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
• Obstruct Peace Officer - contrary to the Criminal Code 
• Fail to Comply - Fail to Appear - contrary to the Criminal Code

Type:               Theft
Incident:        21-38836 / 21-38892
Location:       Market Street South
 
On Monday, October 4, 2021, Brantford Police were dispatched to attend a restaurant located Market Street South in regards to a report of theft.
 
A report was received to indicate that a man allegedly entered the restaurant, stole food, and then fled without making any attempt to purchase. 
 
As officers were conducting the investigation, information was received that a male matching the same description had allegedly just attended a second restaurant, also located at Market Street South, selected a food order and left, again making no attempt to purchase. 
 
Officers located the male nearby. Information was received to indicate the male was in violation of a valid probation order. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old male of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
• Theft under $5000
• Breach of Probation x 2 
• Food and Lodging Fraud
The accused was to be held for bail.
 

Type:                 Robbery
Incident:         21-38950
Location:       Erie Avenue
On Monday, October 4, 2021, at approximately 5:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of robbery and assault which occurred at a convenience store located on Erie Avenue.
 
A report was received to advise that a male entered the store, allegedly stole cigarettes before fleeing the store without providing payment. When confronted by a store employee, the accused struck the store employee before fleeing the scene on foot.
 
Officers attended and located the suspect nearby with the assistance of K-9 tracking. 
 
Information was received to indicate that the accused is in violation of a valid probation order.  
Search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of a large knife, concealed on his person.
 
As a result of the investigation, Christian Ryan SEALE, 29, of Toronto (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
• Robbery
• Obstruct Police
• Fail to Comply Probation Order
• Fail to Comply Release Order
The accused is to be held for bail.

 
Type:                  Theft
Incident:          21-39086
Location:       Fairview Drive
On Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers with the Branford Police Service attended a retail store on Fairview Drive in regards to a report of an attempted theft. 
 
A male was allegedly reported to have entered the store where he selected a bicycle and then attempted to leave without providing payment. A store employee successfully stopped the theft. The accused male fled the area on foot.
 
Officers attended and located the suspect. Information was received indicating the accused is in violation of a valid probation order.
 
As a result, a 37-year-old male of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:  
• Attempt Theft Under $5000.00 
• Breach of Probation 
The accused was to be held for bail.

MISSING PERSON: Mark DOLAN

Oct 5, 2021

Image: photo of Mark Dolan

Inc.# 21-38841
 
The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 51-year-old male, Mark DOLAN.
 
Mark is described as an aboriginal male, and is approximately 5’8” tall with a slender build, blue eyes and black hair. Mark was last seen wearing a white Nike T-shirt with a blue and gray plaid shirt over top and black pants.
He was last seen by his family on September 3, 2021, in Brantford, shortly before boarding a bus to the Parry Sound area. Mark advised his family that he was going camping and had acquired camping equipment.  There has been no contact with his family in over a month.
 
The Brantford Police Service are concerned for Mark’s well-being and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information, which may assist in locating him.
 
Anyone with knowledge of Mark’s whereabouts is asked to please contact the Detective Jason Sinning at 519-756-7050 extention 2265. 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.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 
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CRIME BRIEF: September 30, 2021

Sep 30, 2021

Type:                   Dangerous Operation - Vehicle
Incident:            21-36507
Location:           Erie Avenue 
On Saturday, September 18, 2021 at approximately 2:45 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service responded to a disturbance at a residence located at Erie Avenue near Salisbury Avenue. 
Officers arrived on scene and determined that a large disturbance had occurred involving multiple people. After the disturbance, one of the men was walking at the side of the roadway on Erie Avenue when he was reported to have been struck by a vehicle. The vehicle was driven by a man who had previously been at the same residence.  
 
The victim, a 34-year-old male, declined treatment from Emergency Medical Services. 
 
Investigation revealed that, at the time of the incident, the accused was operating the motor vehicle with a suspended licence.
 
As a result of the investigation, Richard Wayne Nathaniel MOREAU, 43 of Brantford, stands charged with the following offences: 
  • Dangerous Operation contrary to the Criminal Code and 
  • Driving While Under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 

 
Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:         21-37063
Location:       St. Paul Avenue at King George Road
 
On Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Brantford Police Service officers were dispatched to attend a motor vehicle collision in the area of St Paul Avenue and King George Road.
 
Officers arrived on scene and when speaking with the accused, observed signs of intoxication. A roadside screening device was administered, resulting in a fail.
 
The accused was arrested for impaired operation, and transported to provide suitable samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of the legal limit.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Impaired Operation - Alcohol 
  • 80 Plus 
 
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.

Type:                   Disturbance 
Incident:            21-37105
Location:           Brunswick Street 
 
On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at approximately 8:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a Brunswick Street residence for a report of a male with a gun.
 
Officers arrived on scene where a male was alleged to have created a disturbance outside the residence where he broke several windows and threatened a resident with what was later determined to be a replica pellet gun.
 
Officers located the accused male and replica pellet gun in the rear yard of the residence.  
 
Information was received to advise that the accused is in violation of a valid judicial release order. 
 
As a result of this investigation Ian Thomas ERKSINE, 34 of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Mischief Under $5000 
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Utter Threats to Person 
  • Fail to Comply with Judicial Release Order
 
The accused was held for bail. 

 
Type:               Fraud
Incident:        21-37446
Location:       Fairview Drive and West Street 
 
On Friday, September 24, 2021 at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of fraud at a financial institution located at Fairview Drive and West Street.
 
A female was reported to have entered the financial institution and attempted to open a bank account with forged identity documents. The employee of the financial institution had observed and identified the documents as fraudulent and contacted police.
 
As a result, An Camly VU, 20, of Montreal, was placed under arrest and stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Possession of a forged document with intent x 2
  • Attempt to use a forged document x 2
  • Possession of an identity document x 2, and 
  • Fraud 

 
Type:                   Assault
Incident:           21-37503
Location:           Market Street near Dalhousie Street 
 
On Saturday, September 25, 2021 at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Services responded to an assault in the area of Market Street and Dalhousie Street.
 
It was reported that a man approached two male victims (ages 20 and 21) and engaged in a verbal argument. 
 
The verbal argument escalated to a physical confrontation. During the physical confrontation, the accused is alleged to have swung a knife at the victims. Two male victims sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital for treatment. 
 
Information was received to advise that the accused was in violation of a valid probation order at the time of the incident.
 
As a result, Austin Darrel ANDERSON, 27 of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Assault Cause Bodily Harm 
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose 
  • Breach of Probation 

 
Type:                  Break and Enter
Incident:           21-37653
Location:          West Street
 
On Sunday, September 26, 2021, at approximately 4:45 a.m., officers responded to an active break and enter call at a business located on West Street at Farringford Drive.
 
Officers arrived on scene, where the rear door of the business was found open and three individuals were observed inside. 
 
The individuals were attempting to steal property and had caused damage to the wall that separated this business from another unit. Two of the suspects were observed with crowbars in their possession.
 
All three suspects were taken into custody without incident and face the following Criminal Code violations:
 
Nicholas GAETA, 31, of Norwich stands charged with:
  • Break, Enter a Place x 2 
  • Possession of Break in Instruments 
Steven PIRES, 39, of Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Break, Enter a Place x 2 
  • Possession of Break in Instruments 
Kyle Joseph Ulysse ELWARD, 26, of Paris stands charged with: 
  • Break, Enter a Place x 2 
  • Possession of Break in Instruments 
 
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