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Guns and Drugs Seized by BPS

Jan 30, 2020

Incident 20-4121
 
On Wednesday January 29th, 2020, members of the Brantford Police Street Crime Unit, Task Force, Emergency Response Team, BEAT Unit and Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act Search warrant at a residence on Victoria Street in the City of Brantford.  

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Following the execution of the search warrant police located two firearms, a quantity of cocaine and a large amount of Canadian currency.
As such, the following persons are facing criminal charges:
18 year old male from Brantford is charged with:
Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
Various firearms offences
Failing to obey the orders of the court
20 year old male from Brantford is charged with:
Various firearms offences
47 year old female from Brantford is charged with:
Various firearms offences
20 year old female from Brantford is charged with:
Various firearms offences
20 year old female from Brantford is charged with:
Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
Failing to obey the orders of the court
19 year old female from Brantford is charged with:
Various firearms offences
17 year old person is charged with:
Various firearms offences
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.
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 
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Brantford Police Services Board Announces Mark Littell as its new Chair

Jan 24, 2020

On Thursday January 23, 2020 the Brantford Police Services Board announced Mark Littell as its new Chair.  On behalf of Chief Davis, Deputy Chief Saunders and the membership of the Brantford Police Service we would like to congratulate Mark Littell on his appointment. 
 
"I would like to congratulate Mark Littell on his appointment as Chair of the Brantford Police Services Board.  We look forward to working with him and the Board as the Brantford Police Service moves forward in the upcoming year.”    Chief Rob Davis
Chair Littell has been a member of the Police Services Board for a number of years.  His previous experience on the Board and as a Councillor with the City will be extremely valuable. City Counsellor Greg Martin was elected as the Board’s Vice-Chair. Other members of the board include:  Mayor Kevin Davis, T.Brendan Ryan and Vince Bucci.
 
"I look forward to continuing to move our service forward with our new Chief and Deputy Chief. Brantford has a strong community based police service with many great members keeping our city safe. An increased emphasis on our most vulnerable and visible areas: the downtown, drugs and violent crime, human trafficking and child exploitation, will be a focus of the board for 2020.” Chair Mark Littell
 
The Brantford Police Service is proud of its relationship with the Police Services Board and looks forward to an ongoing collaborative relationship in order to provide the best possible policing services to the citizens of Brantford.    
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Police Investigate Gun Shot Wound

Jan 22, 2020

Incident #20-2447
 
During the evening of Friday, January 17, 2020 a male attended the Brantford General Hospital with a single gunshot wound.  The male was treated for his injuries and released a short time later.  While this occurrence is under investigation by the Brantford Police it is unknown if the shooting occurred within the City limits.  
Anyone with information or who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050; or Sergeant Darryl GRAHAM at 519-756-0113 ext. 2274 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”

Collision at Murray Street and Park Avenue

Jan 18, 2020

Incident # 20-2570
 
On Saturday, January, 18th 2020, shortly before 7:00 p.m., Brantford Police were called to attend a serious collision that occurred on Murray Street just south of Park Avenue.
Emergency Services arrived to find a male pedestrian struck by a vehicle designed for snow removal.
 
The Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit is investigating the collision and would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision or was in the area at the time of the crash. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Brian Lee at 519-756-0113 ext. 2212.
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community.”

Public Safety - Drug Awareness - UPDATE

Jan 15, 2020

UPDATE – 
On Friday, January 10, 2020 between 7:30am and 8:00 pm, Brantford Police, alongside EMS responded to four suspected drug overdose fatalities. During this time two additional individuals were transported to hospital and treated for suspected overdose. The individuals were male and ranged in age between 26 and 38 years of age. Post-mortem investigations have occurred and we are awaiting the results.   
As the investigation is active and ongoing, we would request that any individuals who may have information about suspected drug activity are asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brantford-Brant Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-822-8477. Alternatively a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251 
 
January 11, 2020
Drug Awareness
The Brantford 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 contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-
756-7050. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford CrimeStoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at:
 
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community"
 

Fatal Collision 2020/01/11 235 Brant Avenue

Jan 11, 2020

Incident # 20-01544
 
Members of the Brantford Police Service were sent to investigate a serious Motor Vehicle Collision at approximately 6:00 pm. The collision occurred in the area of 235 Brant Av near St. Joseph Church.  A south bound pickup truck collided with a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the road.
A seventy-four year old male sustained critical injuries and was rushed to Brantford General Hospital.  He later succumbed to his injuries.  Names will not be released until Next of Kin notification is completed.
The driver of the pickup truck, a twenty eight year old male, was not injured as a result of the collision.
Several witnesses came forth at the scene, however, the Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this tragic incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Jeremy MORTON at 519-756-0113 ext 2869
 
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community"

Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Jan 10, 2020

Incident #20-01274
Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate after an armed robbery.  
On Thursday January 9, 2020 at approximately 7:40 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a robbery at a business on King George Road.  Three unknown males had entered the store and forced the two employees to turn over an unknown number of cellular devices.  One of the suspects brandished a firearm during the incident.  One of the employees was physically assaulted during the incident and received non-life threatening injuries.  Customers who were in the store at the time were able to safely exit.  
Suspect Information
  
Suspect #1
Male, 5’8” to 5’10”, black, wearing dark clothing, dark sweater and a balaclava
Suspect #2
Male, 5’7” to 5’9”, black, wearing dark clothing, grey shoes and grey hoodie pulled up over his head/face
Suspect #3 
Male, 5’7” to 5’9”, black, wearing a dark jacket, with hoodie pulled up over head/face
Suspect Vehicle
Dark colored SUV.
The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information or who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or Det. Groen at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206.  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”

Brantford Police are Investigating a Bomb Threat at St John’s College

Jan 6, 2020

Incident #20-00745
Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate a threat at St John’s College
On Monday January 6, 2020 at approximately 8:45 a.m. staff at St John’s College located on Paris Road, Brantford received a bomb threat through a phone call.  The Brantford Police Service was notified and Officers attended to the School.  Working in conjunction with school officials a decision was made for the safety and security of staff and students to evacuate the school.  Staff and students were relocated to a safe location nearby.  Officers worked with school officials at the school and the incident was investigated.  The school has since been deemed safe and staff and students are returning to the school.  
The Brantford Police Service takes these incidents and investigations very seriously.  This incident will be fully investigated and if appropriate Criminal Charges could be filed.  
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Crime Brief - January 1, 2020

Jan 1, 2020

Type:         Impaired - Alcohol   
Incident: 19-49926
Location:   Wayne Gretzky Parkway    
Incident: On Tuesday December 31, 2019 at approximately 12:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision on Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Holiday Drive.  A vehicle had struck a pole and had flipped onto its side.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were 2x the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 17 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He was also charged with Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days1, 2.                                           
Type:        Impaired – Alcohol 
Incident: 19-49923
Location:    West Street and Grey Street   
Incident: On Tuesday December 31, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a two vehicle collision on Grey Street at West Street.  A vehicle had been traveling down West Street when it crossed the centre line and collided with another vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located  the vehicles and parties involved.  While speaking to the one driver Officers observed signs of impairment and issued a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused samples were 2x the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 29 year old Brantford woman has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.          
Type:        Impaired – Drug   
Incident: 19-49770
Location:   Grey Street    
Incident: On Sunday December 29, 2019 just before 8:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a report of an impaired driver on Grey Street.  A vehicle has been parked at the side of the road and the driver appeared to be passed out.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle as it drive away.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.  The driver was transported in order to perform the evaluation.  As a result of the Drug Recognition Evaluation the driver was arrested.  A 32 year old Brantford male has been charged with Impaired Operation under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.        
Type:        Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-49797
Location:    Market Street    
Incident: On Monday December 30, 2019 just before 3:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle driving erratically on Market Street.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The drivers blew a warning on the roadside screening device.  A 42 year old Woodstock woman was issued a 3 day licence suspension.  
Type:        Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-49680
Location:   Conklin Road    
Incident:   On Sunday December 28, 2019 just after 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a motor vehicle collision.  A vehicle had been travelling on Conklin Road when it left the roadway and struck a fence.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located the vehicle and the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 23 year old Brantford male has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  
Type: Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-49688
Location:   West Street    
Incident:On Sunday December 29, 2019 just before 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a two vehicle collision on West Street at Clarence Street.  A vehicle had been travelling on West Street when it failed to stop for the red light and collided with another vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and drivers involved.  While speaking to the one driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over 3x the legal limit.  Investigation revealed that the accused’s licence was currently suspended.  As a result of the investigation a 28 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Red Light – Fail to Stop and Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.  The drivers licence was further suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.      
 
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