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Crime Brief - February 25, 2019

Feb 25, 2019

Type:   Break and Enter – Arrest Incident: 19-07000 Location: Victoria Street         Incident:  On Sunday February 24, 2019 just after 5:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Victoria Street.  An unknown male had just attempted to gain entry to the residence and left when confronted by the owner.  While Community Patrol Officers were responding to the area police received a second 9-1-1 call from another residence on Victoria Street, stating an unknown was trying to break into their house and had stolen items from front porch.  Officers located and arrested the accused without incident.  While dealing with the accused he made threats to harm those involved in the investigation and was found to be in possession of property and documents from vehicles in the area.  A 54 year old Brantford male is charged with Attempt Break and Enter x2, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x2, Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and Uttering Threats to Damage or Destroy Property.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.         

Type:  Break and Enter - Arrest Incident: 19-6907 Location: Roy Blvd      Incident: On Saturday February 23, 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a business on Roy Blvd.  An unknown person was seen entering a secure compound and was believed to be stealing property from the business.  Community Patrol Officers attended the area where they located a damaged area to the fenced compound.  Officers searched the area and located the accused a short distance away.  The accused was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of break-in instruments and was wanted on two outstanding warrants for his arrest.  Investigation revealed that the accused had entered the compound and damaged equipment and property belonging to the business.  A 35 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrants and has been further charged with Break, Enter and Commit, Possession of Break-In Instruments and Mischief Over $5000.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                                       Type: Suspicious Person    Incident: 19-06953 Location: Colborne Street West       Incident: On Saturday February 23, 2019 just after 7:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen who was driving in the area of Colborne Street West.  An unknown male with a hammer was seen walking in and out of traffic. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male.  In dealing with the male he was visibly upset and agitated and was making threats to cause bodily harm and death.  Officers were able to speak to and arrested the accused without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of a hammer and a knife.  The knife in the accused possession was determined to be a prohibited weapon.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by court orders with conditions.  A 39 year old Brantford male has been charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Breach of Probation and Possession of Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.        

Type: Disturbance     Incident: 19-06966 Location: Sydenham Street       Incident: On Saturday February 23, 2019 just before 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance at a residence on Sydenham Street.  A male was at the residence causing a disturbance and then fled the area on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and arrested the male a short distance away.  Investigation revealed that the accused had left a firearm at the residence before he fled.  The firearm had been modified by having its barrel cut and shortened.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions and was currently wanted on two outstanding warrants for his arrest.  A 41 year old Brantford male is charged with Trespass at Night, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Breach of Undertaking and Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.    

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Shooting Investigation

Feb 22, 2019

Update On Thursday February 21, 2019 just after 8:15 p.m. the Brantford Police Service responded to 9-1-1 call about a shooting that occurred in the area of Scarfe Ave. and Grand River Ave, Brantford.  Investigation into the incident revealed that two males (20 and 23 years old from Brantford) suffered gunshot wounds.  The two males were treated at hospital for non-life threatening injuries and are in stable condition.  The Brantford Police Service-Major Crime Unit is continuing the investigation into the shooting and believe that this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence.  The Brantford Police Service is interested in locating a stolen Black 2015 BMW BX6 that was seen in the area.        Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit – Det. Jason Sinning at 519-756-0113 ext 2265 or 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 ________________________________________________________________ Original On February 21, 2019 at approximately 8:15 PM Brantford Police were called to the area of Scarfe Ave. and Grand River Ave. in relation to a shooting.  Preliminary Investigation revealed that two males in their 20’s had sustained gunshot wounds.   The males were both treated at hospital.  Their condition is unknown, but the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.  Brantford Police believe this is not a random incident. Members of the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing to investigate the incident. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 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.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

Drug Awareness

Feb 22, 2019

Over the past week the Brantford Police Service has assisted Emergency Medical Services in regards to several suspected drug overdoses.  These individuals suffered apparent drug overdoses and had to be treated medically. The Branford Police Service is asking that the community be made aware of these occurrences and risks of drug use.  Please use caution when using any type of drug that is not prescribed to you.  If you are a new drug user you are particularly at risk should you use drugs that may be cut with or contain Fentanyl. If you think someone is suffering from a drug overdose, call 9-1-1- immediately. If available give the person Naloxone. Naloxone is an emergency medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, methadone, morphine. You can give naloxone while you wait for emergency services to arrive. Remember naloxone can temporarily reverse an overdose but it can wear off before the person has completely recovered. Always call 9-1-1 and be treated by Emergency Medical Services.   If you yourself have taken drugs or have drugs on you, the Good Samaritan Law can protect you.   While the BPS advises against using illicit drugs, people who choose to use them should:  *never use alone  *start with a small amount  *do not mix substances, including alcohol, as it increases risk of overdose  *call 911 right away if they think someone is overdosing  *make a plan and know how to respond in case of an overdose  *use where help is easily available  *be prepared to give breaths and/or administer Naloxone until help     arrives. Have a kit accessible at all times and KNOW how to use it.

Know the signs of an overdose:  *Can’t stay awake  *No strength or energy  *Cold, clammy skin  *Slow heartbeat  * Trouble breathing  *Slow, shallow breathing  *Gurgling or snoring sounds  *lips and/or fingernails blue or purple  *non-responsive to shouting For more information please visit www.FentanylCanKill.ca If you have information about suspected drug activity please contacts Sgt. Greg STANLEY 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

Shooting Investigation

Feb 22, 2019

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On February 21, 2019 at approximately 8:15 PM Brantford Police were called to the area of Scarfe Ave. and Grand River Ave. in relation to a shooting.  Preliminary Investigation revealed that two males in their 20’s had sustained gunshot wounds.   The males were both treated at hospital.  Their condition is unknown, but the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.  Brantford Police believe this is not a random incident. Members of the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing to investigate the incident. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 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.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

Online Reporting

Feb 21, 2019

The Brantford Police Service is reminding citizens who are using the online reporting system to report crimes to please include as much information as possible.

When a vehicle is entered and identification and/or credit cards are stolen please include all articles stolen in the report. The BPS also encourages all victims of stolen identification to reach out to Equifax Canada & TransUnion Credit Bureaus to find out if identification has been used to open bank accounts, obtain credit cards etc.

Stolen identification and/or credit cards can cause issues months down the road which could negatively affect your credit report profile so it is important to provide as much information as possible.

Equifax Canada  1-800-465-7166 TransUnion Consumer Relations 1-800-663-9980

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

Crime Brief - February 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019

Type:  Stolen Vehicle and Firearm Offences   Incident: 19-06102 Location: Colborne Street         Incident: On Sunday February 17, 2019 just before 11:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle parked in the parking lot of a motel on Colborne Street.  Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen and that a male had been seen operating the vehicle.  Officers investigated the stolen vehicle and identified the male as being wanted on an outstanding warrant.  During the investigation a male was seen fleeing the area and was arrested without incident.  Further investigation revealed that the accused had in his possession identification that had been previously reported stolen.   Located in the stolen vehicle was a break action shot gun that had been modified by having the barrel length shortened and more stolen identification and documents.  As a result of the investigation a 32 year old Brantford male has been charged with Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of Weapon, Careless Storage of Firearm, Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Unauthorized Possession of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x7 and Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Drive While Under Suspension x2 under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.
 

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Type: Break and Enter - Arrest Incident: 19-6186 Location: Rowanwood Ave      Incident:  On Monday February 18, 2018 just after 4:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received 9-1-1 call about a Break and Enter at a business on Rowanwood Ave.  An unknown male was seen climbing over the fence to a business and was going through property inside the fenced compound.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male as he was climbing back over the fence.  The male was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the male was attempting to steal scrape metal from the business and was found to be in possession of break in instruments.  Further investigation revealed that the accused was also currently wanted in regards to a shoplifting incident that occurred at a business on Friday February 15, 2019.  As a result of the investigation a 43 year old Brantford male has been charged with Break, Enter and Commit and Possession of Break-In Instruments and Theft Under $5000 under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                                  Type: Break and Enter – Arrest   Incident: 19-06077 Location: Morrell Street       Incident: On Sunday February 17, 2019 just after 3:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service received a 91-1- call about a break and enter on Morrell Street.  An unknown male was seen entering a building that was under construction.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male.  The male fled the area on foot but was arrested without incident a short distance away.  While dealing with the accused he provided false information to Police.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently wanted on two outstanding warrants for his arrest.  A 46 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrants and has been charged with Break, Enter and Commit and Obstruct Police.  
Type: Impaired – Alcohol    Incident: 19-06074 Location: Dalhousie Street       Incident: On Sunday February 17, 2019 just before 2:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Dalhousie Street.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  Upon speaking to the driver Officers observed signs of intoxication.  The driver was given a demand for a Roadside screening device.  The driver performed the roadside screening device and registered a fail.  The driver was arrested and taken to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide sample of his breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over the legal limit.  A 27 year old Brantford male has been charged with Operation While Impaired.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.                           "Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”

Historical Plaque Stolen From Front of Museum

Feb 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

The Brantford Police Service is currently investigating the theft of a Historical Plaque from the front of a local Museum. 

On Thursday February 14, 2019 the Brantford Police Service was notified by the Brant County Museum that a Historical Plaque had been stolen.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) removed the sign from its pole on the front lawn. The Historical Plaque was in reference to Hon. Arthur Sturgis Hardy who was Ontario’s fourth Prime Minister who was born in Mount Pleasant. 

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Brantford Police Service is asking the public for their assistance and anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Ryan Grant of the Street Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2284 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-TIPS. 

Crime Brief - February 13, 2019

Feb 13, 2019

Type:  Impaired – Alcohol   Incident: 19-05436 Location: Colborne Street West        Incident: On Tuesday February 12, 2019 just after 12:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about an impaired driver in the area of Colborne Street West.  Community Patrol Officers attended the area and located the vehicle.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  Upon speaking to the driver officers observed signs of impairment.  A demand was given for a roadside screening device.  The driver provided a sample which registered a fail.  The diver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The diver’s samples were over the legal limit.  A 37 year old Brantford male is charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  

Type: Suspended Driver Incident: 19-05497 Location: Lynden Road      Incident: On Tuesday February 12, 2019 just after 11:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed without its lights on driving on Lynden Road.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  Information was received that the drivers licence was currently under suspension.  A 22 year old Brantford male has been charged with Suspend Drive under the Highway Traffic Act.  His vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                               Type: Vehicle Entry   Incident: 19-00117 Location: Sinclair Blvd       Incident: On Tuesday February 12, 2019 Brantford Police Service received a report of a tractor trailer that had been entered.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) broke the lock and seal to a trailer parked on Sinclair Blvd.  At the time of the report it was unknown what was taken.  

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Crime Brief - February 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019

Type:  Impaired – Alcohol   Incident: 19-05276 Location: West Street        Incident: On Monday February 11, 2019 just after 12:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on West Street.  Information was received that the vehicles licence plate validation had expired in 2018.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the female driver.  Upon speaking to the driver, Officers observed signs of impairment.  A demand was given for a roadside screening device.  The driver provided a sample which registered a fail.  The diver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where she was to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The diver’s samples were over two times the legal limit.  A 27 year old Brantford woman is charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  

Type: Disturbance Incident: 19-05116 Location: Darling Street      Incident: On Saturday February 9, 2019 just before 2:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance at a residence on Darling Street.  A male relative had attended to the residence and started to cause a disturbance.  During the disturbance the male damaged walls inside the residence.  When the male left he continued to cause a disturbance by yelling and screaming disrupting the neighbourhood.  A 26 year old Brantford male is charged with Mischief to Property Under $5000 and Cause a Disturbance under the Criminal Code.                         Type: Stolen Vehicle   Incident: 19-05030 Location: Stanley Street       Incident: On Friday February 8, 2019 just before 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a stolen vehicle in the area of Nelson Street.  The vehicle was seen driving in the area and was believed to have been previously reported stolen to police.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle on Stanley Street.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver and female passenger.  Upon speaking to the driver he was able to produce valid registration and insurance for a vehicle with the attached licence plate and vehicle identification number.  Investigation revealed that the vehicle identification number had been tampered with and replaced with that of a similar vehicle.  The male and female were both arrested without incident.  A 35 year old Brantford male has been charged with Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle Over $5000 under the Criminal Code.  A 46 year old Brantford woman is charged with Occupy Stolen Motor Vehicle under the Criminal Code.           

Type: Drugs Incident: 19-04770 Location: Dalhousie Street       Incident: On Thursday February 7, 2019 just before 9:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on Dalhousie Street near George Street. Information was received that the registered owner of the vehicle was prohibited from driving as his driver’s licence was suspended.  Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  Investigation revealed that the driver was not the registered owner, however the information provided by the driver was proved to be false.  Investigation revealed that the driver was wanted on three outstanding warrants for his arrest and was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  The driver was arrested without incident.  A female related to the investigation was at the scene and was dealt to by police.    Investigation revealed $1400 worth of suspected Cocaine and $300 worth of suspected Hashish was located.  Both parties were arrested without incident.  A 34 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrants and has been charged with Fail to Comply with Recognizance Order under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine) and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Hashish) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  A 30 year old Brantford woman is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.     

Type: Possession of Weapon Dangerous  Incident: 19-0867 Location: Dalhousie Street       Incident: On Thursday February 7, 2019 just after 7:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance on Dalhousie Street near King Street.  An unknown male was seen in the area yelling and screaming, at one point the male pulled out a knife and was waving it around.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male.  Officers spoke to the male and were successfully able to arrest the male without incident. A 36 year old Brantford male is charged with Cause a Disturbance and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose.          

Type: Dangerous Driving Incident: 19-04693 Location: Mount Pleasant Road       Incident: On Wednesday February 6, 2019 just before 4:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a number of 9-1-1 calls about a vehicle that was trying to run over a male on the sidewalk.  The vehicle was seen travelling on Mount Pleasant Road when it went up on the curb and tried to run over a male.  The vehicle was seen doing doughnuts on the roadway and boulevard and going up and down the street numerous times.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and stopped the vehicle.  Officers were also able to locate the male involved.  Investigation revealed that the female driver and male passenger had gotten into a verbal argument.  The male had gotten out of the vehicle and was walking down the street.  The female left but returned to the area where she left the roadway and drove at the male.  The male was able to get out of the way.  During the incident the driver hit a decorative ornament on the front lawn of a residence but left the area.  Further investigation revealed that the female drier was a disqualified driver as her driver’s licence was currently suspended.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.  A 24 year old Brantford woman has been charged with Dangerous Driving, Drive Disqualified and Failure to Stop After Accident under the Criminal Code.             

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Brantford Police Investigating Illegally Dumped Material

Feb 4, 2019

Over the weekend the Brantford Police Service was contacted regarding illegally dumped material that was found at two separate locations in the City.  These location were in the area of Spalding Ave and Golf Road.  A third location was discovered this morning in the area of Edge Street.  In all three locations containers containing unknown substances/industrial chemicals were found to be illegally dumped.

The Brantford Police Service is working in conjunction with the Brantford Fire Department and the City of Brantford to safely investigate and clean up that material. 

The Brantford Police Service believes that the materials that were discarded may have belonged to and are by-products from an illegal controlled drug lab. 

The Brantford Police Service would like to warn the public about this investigation.  If any member of the public comes across any materials that have been discarded, please do not approach them, contact the Police, Fire Department or the City to report its location.

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Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Sergeant Greg Stanley of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit at 519-756-7050ext 2286 or call Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or1-800-222-TIPS.       "Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”

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