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2018 Citizen Survey

Nov 30, 2018

 

November 29, 2018

 

The Brantford Police Service invites you to participate in our 2018 Citizen Survey.  To participate, please visit www.brantfordpolice.ca or Twitter @BrantfordPolice and click on the survey link.

 

All participants will remain anonymous. 

Brantford Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Nov 26, 2018

Update – November 26, 2018

Media Release – Inc#18-46609

The Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit continues to investigate the death of a male as a result of a motor vehicle collision.

On Saturday November 24, 2018 just before 3:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a single vehicle collision on Spalding Drive at Ballantyne Drive.  As a result of the collision, the driver Dakota Liam Miller a 23 year old Brantford resident succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced at the scene.   

The BPS Traffic Unit continues to investigate this incident and is asking any witnesses or anyone with information to please contact Cst. J. Morton at 519-756-0113 ext. 2869. ________________________________________________________________________

 A 23-year-old Brantford man has died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning.

Brantford Police, fire and paramedics were dispatched to Spalding Drive at Ballantyne Drive at about 2:55 a.m., and found two male occupants in the vehicle.

Police say an adult male passenger was treated at Brantford General Hospital for minor injuries, and later released.

The other male succumbed to injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Names of the accident victims have not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.

Police are asking anyone who may have information to assist with the investigation, to contact Cst. J. Morton at 519-756-0113 ext. 2869.

        "Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”

Two Year Anniversary of Jeffrey Roberts Homicide

Nov 21, 2018

Inc#16-43981
 
November 21, 2018 On November 11, 2016 Jeffrey Roberts was reported missing after he had not been seen or heard from since November 5, 2016. On November 21, 2016 he was found deceased by a citizen who located his body in a field near the West Street/Highway 403 overpass, Brantford.  An investigation was conducted and his death was ruled a homicide. Jeffery Roberts had strong roots in this community coming from a large family and a strong group of friends.  The Roberts family and friends continue to mourn his death and seek closure in regards to this tragedy.  Brantford Police appreciate the support they have received from the public but continue to urge them to come forward with any and all information they may have.

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 Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2265 People 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
                                           "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”
 

Crime Brief - November 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018

Type:  Disturbance Incident: 18-45989 Location: East Ave     Incident: On Monday November 19, 2018 just after 9:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance at a residence on East Ave.  The accused had been at home when his roommate and victim returned to the residence.  An argument started between the accused and the victim which turned physical.  During the altercation the accused picked up a hammer and swung it at the victim.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the parties involved.  The accused was arrested without incident.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.  A 47 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Breach of Probation.                     

Type: Impaired - Alcohol      Incident: 18-45772 Location: Dalhousie Street   Incident:  On Tuesday November 20, 2018 just before 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on Murray Street that failed to stop at a controlled intersection.  Officers then observed the vehicle turn and go the wrong way down a one way street.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the female driver who showed signs of impairment.  The driver was issued a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver provided a sample and registered a fail.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where she was to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused’s readings were over the legal limit.  A 31 year old Princeton woman has been charged with Operate Motor Vehicle – Over 80.  The accused drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 

Type: Shoplifting     Incident: 18-45918 Location: Lynden Road    Incident:  On Monday November 19, 2018 just before 11:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a business on Lynden Road.  An unknown male had been in the store and stole a pair of wireless headphones and fled from the store without making any attempts to pay.  Community Patrol Officers attended to and searched the area for the male.  Officers were able to locate and arrested the male without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of other stolen property from businesses in the area.  The stolen property was recovered and returned.  A 26 year old Brantford male has been charged with Theft Under $5000 x4 and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.        

"Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”  

Suspicious Vehicle for Identification

Nov 20, 2018

Inc#18-44897
Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious vehicle.    On November 9, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the area of Westchester Way and Oriole Parkway a 13 year old female was waved down by two unknown males who were operating an older model Black SUV.  The vehicle left the area when the female refused to come over to the vehicle and pulled out her cell phone.  The vehicle is described as an older model black SUV, possibly a Ford Escape with tinted windows.  The rear hatch has two stickers, one on each side of the licence plate area.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050, Det. Snivley at 519-756-0113 ext 2271 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   
     

Variety Store Robbery

Nov 19, 2018

 INC#18-45494

On Friday November 16, 2018, shortly after 5:20 a.m., a lone male entered a variety store on Colborne Street West in Brantford brandishing a knife. The man demanded cash and cigarettes from the male clerk. The male left the scene after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes from the clerk and was last seen in the area of Colborne Street West and Mt Pleasant St in Brantford.  The clerk was not injured during this incident. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:   The male was approximately 6’0” with a black balaclava covering his entire face. The male was wearing a black coloured sweater with white print on the front "Vans Off the Wall" skateboard logo and camouflaged pants. Anyone with information regarding this incident are urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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"Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”

Teaching Intelligent Choices to Kids

Nov 12, 2018

                                                        

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Teaching Intelligent Choices to Kids
 For Immediate Release – November 12, 2018
Children’s Safety Village, the Brant County Health Unit and both local School Boards join Brantford Police Service to enhance delivery of the K.I.D.S. Program
Brantford, ON - The T.I.C.K. Board of Directors is proud to announce the commencement of a new program delivery model for the K.I.D.S. (Knowledgeable, Issues, Decisions, and Supports) Program starting on November 15, 2018 at the Children’s Safety Village.
The K.I.D.S. Program, a series of learning experiences supporting safe and healthy lifestyle choices and decision making, will be delivered by the Brantford Police Service with the assistance of personnel from the Brant County Health Unit.  The program content includes; Youth and the Law, Peer to Peer Relationships, Online and Social Media, Drug Awareness and Mental Health Awareness.
Students from all Grade 6 classes in the City of Brantford will be transported to the Children’s Safety Village for a day long learning opportunity. The transportation for each grade 6 class is being provided by T.I.C.K. Brantford Inc. 
A partnership agreement has been established between the Brantford Police Service and the Children’s Safety Village.  This will allow the Elementary School Resource Officer make use of the interactive learning facilities at the Safety Village for the focussed delivery of the K.I.D.S. program content.   Students will be engaged in multimedia presentations, discussions, and group work.  The student’s learning experience at the Children’s Safety Village will conclude with a fire safety review provided by the Brant Fire Department.
An additional partnership has been formalized between the T.I.C.K. Brantford Inc. Board of Directors and the Brant County Health Unit.  Public Health Nurses will be visiting Grade 6 classes prior to their day at the Children’s Safety Village to deliver the initial segment of the K.I.D.S. program, Peer to Peer Relationships.  Following instruction at the Children’s Safety Village led by the Elementary School Resource Officer, the Public Health Nurses will deliver the final unit of the program, Mental Health Awareness. The T.I.C.K. Board of Directors welcomes the knowledge and expertise that a partnership with the Brant County Health Unit brings to our endeavour.
"The K.I.D.S. Program is one of the most essential youth education programs provided by the Brantford Police Service, and our partnership with the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) and Children’s Safety Village of Brant has made a great program even better.  Speaking with Grade 6 students on important topics (Youth and the Law, Online Social Media Awareness, Drug Awareness), our Elementary School Officer will now deliver K.I.D.S. at the Safety Village in an interactive and educational half-day experience for all students.  The program is further enhanced by having professional public health staff (BCHU) engage the youth in discussions on mental health and peer-to-peer relationships.  All partners in this collaboration share a common interest in providing students with safety education and effective strategies related to making good choices.” Geoff Nelson, Chief of Police Brantford Police Service "It takes a community to raise a child and that’s the genius of our partnership with the KIDS program. This collaboration coordinates the delivery of fire safety education with our community partners at the Children’s Safety Village creating a fun and interactive learning environment”  Shane Caskanette, Fire Chief Brantford Fire Department
Dr. Jo Ann Tober, Executive Director of The Brant County Health Unit states that; "By supporting the partnership with other community agencies, we are able to contribute to students understanding of the health effects of drug use and impacts on mental health, and positive peer relationships. We want to recognize and thank the Branford Police for the opportunity to join with other agencies in this work.
"The T.I.C.K. board has been supporting the facilitation of the K.I.D.S. program, and before it the D.A.R.E. program, to educate and empower Grade 6 students in our community for 18 years. We are pleased and proud to announce an exciting new partnership with other community agencies that focus on child health, safety and wellbeing to further enhance and consolidate the K.I.D.S. program experience for students. Working in concert with the Brantford Police Services, Brant County Health Unit and Children’s Safety Village, the unique expertise and resources of all of our partners will contribute a revitalized and relevant K.I.D.S. learning experience for the children we serve.” Sue Reid, Chair and President T.I.C.K. Board of Directors
"The Children's Safety Village of Brant is proud to expand our ability to be a valuable Community asset in the efforts to help keep our children safe. By partnering with the dedicated service providers involved in delivering the critically important K.I.D.S. program, as well as vital Fire Safety information, our specially designed, hands-on facility allows for the effective and cost efficient delivery of these services. We are excited to be a part of this collaboration that illustrates how we all can achieve our common goal of providing the best safety education possible for students while making the best use of our valuable resources. Safety Villages are built upon the premise so inspiringly stated by Benjamin Franklin, "Tell me and I’ll forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."  Dr. Leo Vos, President Children’s Safety Village Board of Directors
 

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To learn more about the K.I.D.S. program and other T.I.C.K. initiatives please visit our website at www.tickbrantford.ca
For more information regarding this press release please contact Sue Reid, President and Chair of the T.I.C.K. Board of Directors at info@tickbrantford.ca   

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

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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  

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

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.  

"Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”

Police Looking for Public's Assistance to Help Identify an Individual

Nov 6, 2018

 Incident #18-43532

The Brantford Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male who approached a young female on Friday, November 2nd, 2018, as she was walking to school. 

The young female had observed that she was being followed by a male in the area of Centennial-Grand Woodlands School.  The male approached the female and grabbed her by the arm, she was able to break free and run away.

The individual is described as being in his early 20’s, blonde hair shaved up to the top with green hair on top.  He was wearing black shoes, black coat and grey pants. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Cotter of the Brantford Police Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 519-756-0113 extension 2269 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

"Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”

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