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Crime Brief - October 23, 2019

Oct 23, 2019

Type:   Suspicious Person Incident:  19-40674 Location:  Charing Cross Street   Incident:  On Sunday October 20, 2019 Brantford Police Service responded to a call regarding a suspicious person at the rear of a business on Charing Cross Street.  Community patrol Officers attended to the business where they located a male rummaging through dumpster bins.  Officers spoke to the male who provided verbal identification.  Through investigation it was determined that the information provided by the male was false.  Further investigation revealed that the male was in possession of identification belonging to other individuals as well as small amount of suspected fentanyl.  Information was also received that the male was currently bound by a court order with conditions that he was contravening.  As a result of the investigation a 28 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Identity Document and Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code and Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.        

Type:  Impaired – Alcohol Incident:  19-40726 Location:  King George Road   Incident: On Sunday October 20, 2019 just after 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a suspected impaired driver call at a business on King George Road.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located the male.  In speaking to the male, Officers observed signs of impairment and it was confirmed that he had driven to the business.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over three times the legal limit.  A 64 year old St George male is charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     

Type:    Impaired – Alcohol Incident:  19-654 Location:  Dalhousie Street   Incident:  On Sunday October 20, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a driving complaint about a vehicle that was seen travelling the wrong way on Dalhousie Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and stopped the vehicle.  Officers spoke to the driver and observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected cocaine.  The accused samples were two times the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 29 year old Cambridge male is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                

Two People are Facing over 70 Charges after Stolen Vehicle Flees from Police

Oct 21, 2019

Incident #19-38990    On Monday October 14, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Officers from the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit located a stolen motor vehicle parked on Drummond St.  Officers observed an individual approach the vehicle and attempted to affect an arrest.  As Officers attended to the vehicle the suspect was able to get inside the stolen vehicle and struck one of the police vehicles as it fled.  As the suspect fled he also struck one of the Officers who was involved in the arrest.  The Officer received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.  The vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed.  Police received a call shortly afterwards that a vehicle was on fire in a parking lot at a residential complex on Dunsdon Street.  The suspect was seen getting into another stolen vehicle and fled the area.  The suspect was known to police and was positively identified. 

On Tuesday October 15, 2019 just before 12:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed the suspect and another occupant operating another stolen vehicle on Colborne Street.  When the driver observed police he fled the area striking a vehicle parked on the roadway.  Officers searched the area and observed the stolen vehicle parked on Mary Street.  The one suspect was seen getting into another stolen vehicle, while the passenger fled the area in the current stolen vehicle.  Officers located the first stolen vehicle unoccupied in a residential complex parking lot on Lynnwood Drive.  A short time later the second stolen vehicle was located in a commercial parking lot on Lynden Road.  The vehicle was unoccupied at the time.  Officers spotted the two suspects in a taxi that was leaving the area.  Officers were able to safely stop the taxi and arrested the two accused without incident.  Investigation revealed the one accused who had been the driver of the stolen motor vehicle on both occasions, was currently a suspended driver and was also wanted regarding several other investigations.   Since October 8, 2019 the Brantford Police Service has been engaged in six investigations involving the two accused.   As a result of the six investigations accused #1 is facing sixty six Criminal Code Charges and accused #2 is facing eleven Criminal Code Charges.  The charges are relating to stolen motor vehicles, possession of stolen property and theft under (of gas).  Both accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Accused #1 Bradley George Saunders a 21 year old Brantford male has been charged with the following offences: Investigation on October 15, 2019: • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2 CCC • Dangerous Operation x2 CCC • Flight from Peace Officer x2 CCC • Failure to Stop after Accident CCC         • Operation While Prohibited x3 CCC • Breach of Probation CCC • Theft of Motor Vehicle x2 CCC • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x2 CCC • Drive While Under Suspension x2 HTA

Investigation on October 14, 2019 • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime CCC • Assault Peace Officer CCC • Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon CCC • Dangerous Operation CCC • Flight from Peace Officer CCC • Failure to Stop After Accident CCC • Operation While Prohibited x3 CCC • Arson CCC • Breach of Probation CCC • Drive While Under Suspension x2 HTA

Accused #2 Elyse April Jamieson a 32 year old Brantford woman is charged with the following Offences: Investigation on October 15, 2019: • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x2 CCC • Theft of Motor Vehicle CCC • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2 CCC • Breach of Probation CCC

                           "Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”

Brantford Police Execute Search Warrants on Grand Street Residence

Oct 21, 2019

Incident #1940387   Brantford Police Service executed two search warrants and arrested three people at a residence on Grand Street.

On Friday October 18, 2019, just after 7:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service received information about an individual who may have been in possession of a firearm. An investigation was initiated which brought police to a residence on Grand Street, Brantford. Due to the nature of the investigation the surrounding neighborhood was closed, and residents were notified.  In consultation with the Grand Erie District School Board and in the interests of the safety and wellbeing of the staff and students of a grade school located nearby, a decision was made to close the school for the day. 

During the course of the investigation eight people from the residence were detained.  Three of those residents were arrested on outstanding arrest warrants.  The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit continued to investigate the firearms incident throughout the day and into the evening. 

With the assistance of the Emergency Response Team, BPS K-9, Task Force, Major Crime Unit and O.P.P., two search warrants were executed at the residence on Grand St. and a search was conducted of the surrounding properties.  No firearm was located as a result of the search warrants.     

The Brantford Police would like to thank local residents, the Grand Erie District School Board and our media partners for their assistance and cooperation during this investigation.  The Brantford Police Service will thoroughly investigate these types of incidents and takes these investigations seriously.  

                          "Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community”

Police Investigate Sexual Assault in the Brighton Avenue area

Oct 15, 2019

Incident #19-37196

On September 21st, 2019 a sexual assault occurred in the area of Brighton Avenue in the early morning hours. A female in her 20’s was sexually assaulted by an unknown male who then fled the area. The incident was reported several days later and an investigation was initiated.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20's, 5 foot 10 inches, average build, dark brown hair, clean shaved, wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. A composite photo of the suspect was created and can be viewed below.

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The Brantford Police want to make the public aware of this incident and the location it occurred. Police are continuing to investigate this incident and are asking anyone with information to contact D/Cst. Mike Aasla of the Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit at 519-756-0113 ext.3001or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

Two People Charged After Warrant Executed on Residence in West Brantford

Oct 15, 2019

Incident #19-39504

Two males are facing charges after an investigation by the Toronto Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit. 

The TPS Guns and Gangs Unit had entered into a Firearms investigation which resulted in the execution of search warrants in Toronto and Brantford.   On Friday October 11, 2019 the Brantford Police Service ERT, K9, Task Force and Street Crime Units assisted the Toronto Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit by executing a search warrant at an address in West Brantford. As a safety precaution during the execution of the warrant a nearby school was temporarily placed on hold and secure. The search warrant was successfully executed without incident.

During the execution of the warrant, police located cocaine (street value $3600), fentanyl (street value $8200), heroin (street value $7500) and methamphetamine (street value $5200).  The approximate value of the drugs located is $24,500.  Police also located over 2000 rounds of ammunition (various calibers) and 4 prohibited devices (extended ammunition magazines). 

As a result of the investigation, Toronto Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit have charged two males with a number of Criminal Code and Controlled Drug and Substances Act charges. 

A 32 year old Toronto male is charged with: 1. Possession for the Purpose Trafficking x 6 CDSA 2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime CCC 3. Possession of Prohibited Device x 4 CCC 4. Possession of Ammunition when Prohibited x 2 CCC

A 23 year old Brantford male is charged with: 1. Possession for the Purpose Trafficking x 4 CDSA 2. Possession of Prohibited Device x 4 CCC 3. Fail to Comply Recognizance CCC

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 or Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

Brantford Police assist Toronto Police Guns and Gangs Unit With Search Warrant

Oct 11, 2019

Incident #19-39504

On Friday October 11, 2019 the Brantford Police Service assisted the Toronto Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit with the execution of a search warrant at an address in West Brantford.  As a safety precaution during the execution of the warrant a nearby school was temporarily placed on hold and secure.  The search warrant was successfully executed without incident.  As a result of the investigation one male is in custody. 

Brantford Police Service in conjunction with the Toronto Police Service is continuing this investigation and there will continue to be a police presence in the area. 

  "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Police investigate Shooting in Downtown

Oct 11, 2019

Incident #19-39441

Brantford Police Service is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred last night on Colborne Street that sent one male to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

On Friday October 11, 2019 at approximately 2:15 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a call about a shooting on Colborne Street near Bain Street.  Two males had gotten into an argument which turned into a physical confrontation.  During the altercation a third male became involved and shot the victim.  The two suspects fled the area in a vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located a 25 year old male victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was treated by Emergency Medical Services and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

Officers located and attempted to stop the suspect vehicle.  The vehicle failed to stop for police and continued out of town on Highway 403.  Officers engaged in a pursuit of the vehicle when the suspects intentionally made contact with marked police vehicles.  Due to the risk to public safety the pursuit was discontinued. 

Brantford Police are looking for a Grey/Silver 4 Door Mercedes that was last seen travelling at a high rate speed East Bound on Highway 403.   

Suspect #1 -   Andrew Steven Kreko                         30 y.o.                       Caucasian male                       5”11                       225 lbs                       Brown short hair                       Brown eyes

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Suspect #2  Asian male                    25 – 30 y.o.                    Medium build                    Long Black hair that is short on the sides                    Wearing all black clothing and black leather jacket

Vehicle #1 Mercedes                   4 Door                   Grey/Silver in color

The two suspects in this investigation should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Call 911 immediately if observed.

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Chad Francis at 519-756-0113 ext. 2272, Det. Jeff Cotter 519-756-0113 ext. 2271 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

  "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

                       

 

 

 

 

 

                       

Police investigate Sexual Assault at Dunsdon St. and Buchanan Cres.

Oct 10, 2019

 Incident #19-38779

 On Sunday October 6, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m. a female in her 30’s was walking north bound on Dunsdon Street towards Buchanan Crescent where she encountered an unknown man standing in front of her.  The male pushed the female victim to the ground and subsequently sexually assaulted her. The male then fled the area. 

The suspect is described as being a white male, in his 30’s, with stubble on his face, wearing a dark blue or black sweater with a baseball hat with the brim pulled down to conceal the top half of his face. 

The Brantford Police want to make the public aware of this incident and the location it occurred.  Police are continuing to investigate this incident and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Jason Sinning of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 extension 2265 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

  "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Operation Impact 2019:Your actions have impact

Oct 10, 2019

Brantford, ON, October 10, 2019–Operation Impact 2019 is a public education campaign taking place from October 11th to 14th, 2019. The goal is to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world by promoting safe driving behaviours.

The Brantford Police Service makes educating the public in safe driving practices a road safety priority.  An essential part of our job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways.  This year we will focus on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and all road users at risk of fatal or serious injury collisions.  Our enforcement initiative will focus on impaired driving, seat belt use and all aspects related to aggressive driving including speeding and distracted driving. 

This is one way the Brantford Police Service is helping to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to prevent collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. "Your actions have impact”. This is the theme for this year’s campaign. Don’t let the impact of your choices be a collision on our roads.

The Brantford Police Service is committed to maintaining road safety through enforcement and education.

Three People Arrested in Home Invasion

Oct 9, 2019

Incident #19-39105 

Brantford Police Service has charged three people in relation to a home invasion last night on Colborne Street.  

On Tuesday October 8, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Colborne Street, Brantford.  Three people had broken into the residence and threatened the three residences inside.  One suspect claimed to be armed with a firearm; however no firearm was seen or brandished.  One victim was targeted by the three suspects; he was able to flee the residence to safety.   The three suspects chased after the victim and then fled the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the three male victims who were not injured as a result of the incident.  Officers were able to contain the area and located the three suspects a short distance away.  All three suspects were arrested without incident.  A firearm was not located and is not believed to have been involved in this incident.  While dealing with the three accused, one was found to be in possession of $1000 worth of suspected cocaine and a second accused was found to be in possession of $1000 worth of suspected fentanyl. 

As a result of the investigation three males have been arrested and are facing a number of Criminal Code charges. 

Brandon Emmett WHALEN 20 y.o. male from Brantford

1. Break, enter and commit, contrary to section 348(1)(b) Criminal Code of Canada

2.    Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267 Criminal Code of Canada   3. Utter threats to cause death, contrary to section 264.1(a) Criminal Code of Canada

4. Possession for the purpose, contrary to section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act x2

Jamie David MACNEILL 18 y.o. male from Brantford

1.   Break, enter and commit, contrary to section 348(1)(b) Criminal Code of Canada

2.      Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267 Criminal Code of Canada

3.      Utter threats to cause death, contrary to section 264.1(a) Criminal Code of           Canada

4.      Breach probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) Criminal Code of Canada

5.      Possession for the purpose, contrary to section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and            Substances Act

Cameron Douglas GREIVES 19 y.o. male from Brantford

1. Break, enter and commit, contrary to section 348(1)(b) Criminal Code of Canada

2.    Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267 Criminal Code of Canada

2. Utter threats to cause death, contrary to section 264.1(a) Criminal Code of Canada

This is not believed to be a random act of violence. 

The BPS Major Crime Unit with the assistance of the Task Force is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information or anyone who may have home security video footage in the area is asked to contact police or contact Det. Chad Francis of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.      

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

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