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Brantford Police Investigate Home Invasion

Feb 26, 2020

Incident #20-7834

Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate after a home invasion. 

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at approximately 8:40 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a home invasion at a residence on Morton Ave.  Three unknown male suspects wearing masks forcibly entered the residence. After a brief confrontation between the suspects and residents, the male suspects fled on foot, eastbound on Morton Ave. The residents of the home who were present at the time of the incident were unharmed. 

Brantford Police Service K9 Unit attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

Suspect Information: Three males, early 20’s, wearing black clothing and black masks.

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 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

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Crime Brief

Feb 25, 2020

Type:                 Impaired Driver – Alcohol Impairment
Incident:         20-7023
Location:       Charing Cross Street and West Street
Incident:        On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at approximately 2:40 am, Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling northbound on West Street with a non-functioning headlight, travelling at an unsteady pace and made an illegal lane change within an intersection. Officers conducted a traffic stop, and upon speaking to the driver observed signs of impairment. The driver was arrested without incident and transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation, a 40 year old female from Paris is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code. The accused driver’s license was suspended for 90 days and her motor vehicle was impounded for seven days.  
Type:                 Impaired Driver – Alcohol Impairment
Incident:         20-7110
Location:       Harvard Street
Incident:        On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at approximately 6:30 pm, Community Patrol Officers conducted a traffic stop on Harvard Street as they observed an expired validation permit on a vehicle. Upon investigation, it was determined the driver was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. While dealing with the driver, Officers observed signs of impairment. The driver was arrested without incident and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. The driver’s samples were over 2x the legal limit. As a result of the investigation, a 46 year old male from Brantford is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code. He is further charged with Drive Motor Vehicle, No Validation on Plate and Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act. The accused driver’s license was suspended for 90 days and his motor vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Type:                 Speed Enforcement – Stunt Driving 
Incident:         20-7278
Location:       King George Road at Powerline Road  
Incident:        On Friday February 21, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers were conducting road safety enforcement for speeding on King George Road.  Officers observed two vehicles travelling North on King George Road from Powerline Road at a high rate of speed.  The vehicles appeared to be racing and attempting to overtake and pass each other in a dangerous manner with excessive speed.  Officers using radar confirmed the lead vehicle to be travelling at 167 km.hr in a posted 80 km.hr zone.  Officers were able to stop one of the two vehicles involved.   Information was received that the driver had a G2 driver’s license.  As a result of the investigation an 18 year old Mt Pleasant male was charged with Race a Motor Vehicle, Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt speeding by 50 km/hr or more and Speeding 167 km/hr in a 80 km/hr zone.  The accused license was suspended for seven days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  
Type:                Impaired Driver – Alcohol Impairment
Incident:        20-7291
Location:       Market Street
Incident:       On Saturday, February 22, 2020 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling south on Market Street.  Officers observed the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and attempted to turn onto Nelson St.  As the vehicle turned the corner the vehicle drifted almost striking the curb.  Officers stopped the vehicle 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 driver’s samples were over 2x the legal limit.  Information was received that the driver’s license was suspended x3 and he was currently bound by a court order with conditions that he was contravening.  The driver was unable to provide a drivers license or any documentation for the vehicle.  As a result of the investigation a 24 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Careless Driving, Drive While Under Suspension x3 and Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act.  He is further charged with Fail to Surrender Insurance Card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act and Breach of Probation under the Provincial Offences Act.  The accused vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
Type:                Suspended Driver
Incident:        20-7560
Location:       Clarence Street South
Incident:On Monday, February 24, 2020 at approximately 1:45 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station on Colborne Street South and witnessed the male driver acting suspiciously. Information was received that the licence plate on the vehicle had been reported stolen and the vehicle was deemed unfit.  Officers arrested the male who was then determined to also be a suspended driver. Upon arrest, the male was found to be in possession of a lock pick kit.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions which he was currently contravening.   The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service and was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected cocaine.
As a result of the investigation, a 34 year old male from Paris is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 and Breach Recognizance of Bail under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Drive While Under Suspension, and Operation of an Unsafe Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act. He is further charged with Fail to Surrender Insurance Card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act as well as Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. 
 Type:               Impaired Driver – Alcohol Impairment
Incident:        20-7439
Location:        Stanley Street
Incident: On Sunday, February 23, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle that was stopped at a green light and not proceeding through the intersection.  Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle on Stanley Street. When the vehicle stopped Officers observed the driver jump into the rear seat and then back into the driver’s seat.  When Officers spoke to the driver they observed several open containers of liquor in the vehicle and the driver exhibited 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 driver was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. The driver’s samples were 2x over the legal limit.  Information was received that the accused’s license was currently suspended. The driver was also unable to provide an insurance card or proof of ownership for the vehicle. It was also determined that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions that he was contravening.  While at the Brantford Police Station the accused damaged police property while being processed.  As a result of the investigation a 24 year old male from Brantford is charged with Impaired Operation, 80 Plus, Failure to Comply, and Mischief Under $5000 under the Criminal Code. He is further charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act. Additionally, he is also charged with Fail to Surrender Insurance Card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, and Driving with Open Container of Liquor under the Liquor License Act.
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Crime Brief

Feb 20, 2020

Type:                 Robbery
Incident:         20-6880
Location:         Colborne Street
Incident:On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at approximately 7am the Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at a pharmacy on Colborne Street regarding a robbery. An unknown male and female attended into the pharmacy brandished an axe and a knife and took a large quantity of prescription medication. Staff and customers were unharmed. The suspects left the pharmacy on foot, hailed a taxi and fled the area. The suspects took the taxi to the area of Salisbury Ave and Pontiac Street where they fled the taxi without paying. Community Patrol Officers attended to and searched the area for the suspects. While dealing with the accused, the male provided a false name. The female was found to be in possession of a quantity of fentanyl ($600 street value).
 The officers were able to located and arrest the two accused without incident.  Officers were able to recover items taken from the pharmacy and the weapons used.
As a result of the investigation, a 36 year old male from Hagersville is charged with: robbery with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of stolen property over $5,000, transportation fraud, obstruct police and breach of probation under the Criminal Code. 
A 33 year old female from Brantford is charged with: robbery with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and transportation fraud under the Criminal Code. She is further charged with possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Type:              Uttering Threats
Incident:       20-6866
Location:      Colborne Street East
Incident:On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 just after 2 am Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at an establishment on Colborne Street East regarding a male causing a disturbance. A male was inside the establishment where he was yelling, swearing, causing a disturbance and threatened to physically harm staff with a broken beer bottle. Community Patrol Officers attended to where they located and arrested the male outside the establishment without incident. While being transported, the accused went into medical distress. Officers stopped and immediately rendered medical assistance, including CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibulator. Emergency Medical Services were contacted, attended and transported the male to hospital for further treatment.
As a result of the investigation, a 52 year old male from Brantford has been charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, and cause a disturbance.
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Homicide Suspect Arrested

Feb 20, 2020

Incident #20-5483 - UPDATE

As a result of the ongoing investigation, and in partnership with neighbouring jurisdictions, accused Roger Earl VanEvery, a 35 year old male from Brantford, was arrested in Northern Ontario at approximately 2am, February 20, 2020.
 
The Brantford Police Service would like to acknowledge and thank the Anishinabek Police Service, the North Bay Police Service and the OPP for their cooperation and assistance in this investigation. We would also like to thank Six Nations Police, Hamilton Police, London Police Service and Norfolk County OPP for their ongoing support in this investigation.
VanEvery is charged with Murder (1st), Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2 and Conspiracy to Commit Murder under the Criminal Code.

Crime Brief

Feb 19, 2020

Type: Offensive Weapon  
Incident:         20-6336
Location:           Market Street
Incident:
 
On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at approximately 1:50am Brantford Police Service responded to a disturbance at a business on Market Street. 
Prior to police arrival, two females were involved in a physical altercation inside the business. The two females were separated and escorted outside of the building by staff. Once outside the altercation continued.  Shortly thereafter an unknown male stepped in and became involved in the altercation. 
Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the three parties who were actively engaged in a physical altercation in front of the establishment. While attempting to separate the parties, the male involved resisted and a handgun fell from his person and onto the ground.  Officers were able to secure the firearm and the male was arrested after attempting to escape.  One of the females involved attempted to intervene and block the Officers from arresting the male.  She was arrested and taken into custody, while the other female involved was able to flee the area.   
As a result of this investigation, a 28 year old male from Brantford is charged with the following Criminal Code offences: Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Careless Use of Firearm, Possession of Firearm - tampered serial number, Careless Storage of Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, and Resist Arrest.
A 24 year old female from Brantford is charged with the following Criminal Code offences: Obstruct Police.
 

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Suspicious Male

Feb 19, 2020

Brantford Police Service is investigating two incidents of a similar nature and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious male and vehicle.  The two incidents involved a suspicious unknown male who approached young females.  The incidents occurred on February 11, 2020 and January 29, 2020. 
Incident: 20-4190
The Brantford Police Service received a call to report that, on January 29, 2020 at approximately 8:40 pm, an unknown male in a vehicle approached two females, aged 21 and 20, in the area of the parking lot of 50 Market Street South. While in his vehicle, the male followed the females as they left the area. The male repeatedly asked the females for their contact information and/or social media accounts.  The male left the area but was seen again by the females a short time later, this time on foot.  The male approached the female again; however they were safely able to leave the area.  
The suspicious male is described as non-white / light brown skin, mid-to-late 20’s, approximately 5’8”, medium build, with a facial beard trimmed short. The male was wearing dark sweat pants and a dark zip-up sweater with white on the side and the hood over his head. 
The male was seen driving a white, 4-door sedan.
Incident: 20-5889
Brantford Police Service received a call to report that on February 11, 2020 at approximately 3:00 pm, a suspicious male in a vehicle approached two 13 year old females in the Conklin Rd area and asked them if they would like a ride.  The two females were able to safely leave the area.
The suspicious male has been described as non-white / light brown skin, approximately 25 years of age, wearing a button down shirt. The male was driving a white 4-door vehicle.
Brantford Police Service would like to request the public’s assistance to identify the individual in question.  Anyone with information is asked to contact 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
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Female Arrested in Armed Robbery Investigation

Feb 17, 2020

Incident #20-6647 - UPDATE

As a result of the investigation, a 36 year old female from Brantford has been taken into custody without further incident as a result of an investigation on Sydenham Street related to a prior robbery. The female faces several charges under the Criminal Code including: robbery with a firearm, point firearm, careless use of firearm, firearm-use while committing offence, possession of weapon for dangerous purposes, disguise with intent, break and enter dwelling house – commit indictable offence, firearm or weapon: and possession contrary to prohibition order x2.  

Prior street closures will be removed, with vehicle and pedestrian traffic to resume shortly.

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the area residents for their cooperation and patience as the situation was resolved.

On February 16, 2020 at approximately 11:15 pm, Brantford Police Service members attended a Park Road North residence to investigate a robbery. Information was received that a female, disguised in all-black clothing, entered the residence where she brandished a firearm and robbed two male victims of prescription medication and money.  

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact 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 

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Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit is actively investigating an incident on Sydenham Street related to a prior robbery.  

As a result of the investigation, Sydenham Street from Newcastle Street to Kennedy Street will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic until further notice. 

We ask that the public refrain from attending the area due to the nature of the investigation.

On February 16, 2020 at approximately 11:15 pm, Brantford Police Service members attended a Park Road North residence to investigate a robbery. Information was received that a female, disguised in all-black clothing, entered the residence where she brandished a firearm and robbed two male victims of prescription medication and money.  

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact 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 

 

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Homicide Suspect Arrested

Feb 14, 2020

Incident #20-5483 - UPDATE
The Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit has continued to investigate the homicide which occurred Saturday morning at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street East, Brantford.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, and in partnership with neighbouring jurisdictions, accused Shajjad Hossain Idrish, a 22 year old male from Hamilton, has been arrested in London.
We would like to thank the London Police Service for their cooperation and assistance with this investigation.
Idrish is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Careless Use of a Firearm under the Criminal Code.
As a result of the investigation three people have been arrested and one male is currently wanted on an arrest warrant. Police are actively searching for one male suspect.
WANTED:
Roger Earl VanEvery, 35 year old male from Brantford is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2 and Conspiracy to Commit Murder under the Criminal Code.
VanEvery is described as a male, Indigenous, 5’9”, 170 lbs, dark hair, brown eyes with a tattoo "13” upper right arm. He may be in the Brantford or Hamilton area.
 
The accused, Roger VanEvery, should be considered armed and dangerous.  If seen do not approach, contact police or 9-1-1.

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On Saturday February 8, 2020 at approximately 5:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded with Emergency Medical Services to a call regarding a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound at a motel on Colborne Street East. Community Patrol Officers attended to the motel where they located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The three victims were transported to hospital. A 42 year old male, Jason David Kossatz from Brantford has since succumbed to his injuries while two males, 25 and 26, from Brantford remain in hospital.
Members of the Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit are continuing to investigate this incident.  This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence.  
Anyone with information or who may have video surveillance of the area is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 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 13, 2020

Feb 13, 2020

Type:       Stolen Vehicle   
Incident:       20-5775
Location:         Colborne Street and Nelson Street  
Incident:On Monday, February 10, 2020 at approximately 6:30 pm Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle pulling a trailer with unsafe equipment. Officers stopped the motor vehicle and spoke to the male driver. Information was received that the trailer had previously been reported stolen to police. As a result of the investigation, a 39 year old male from Delhi and a 47 year old male from Courtland were charged with Possession of Stolen Property under $5000 under the Criminal Code.
Type:      Impaired – Alcohol / Stolen Vehicle   
Incident:      20-5843
Location:        Glenwood Drive  
Incident:On Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at approximately 10:30am Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a motor vehicle collision hit and run near Erie Ave and Birkett Lane. The suspect vehicle was seen fleeing the area in a dangerous and reckless manner and was located abandoned on Glenwood Drive. Two people were observed fleeing the vehicle on foot. Information was received that the motor vehicle had previously been reported stolen. Community Patrol Officers attended and searched the area where they located and arrested two accused. While dealing with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. The driver was given a demand for a road side screening device. The driver registered a fail on the road side screening device and was transported in order to provide samples of their breath as required by law. The accused samples were over 80. Further information was received that the driver’s license was suspended. While dealing with the passenger, information was received that she had provided a false identity. As a result of this investigation, Accused #1, a 27 year old female from Ohsweken has been charged with Operation While Impaired, 80 plus, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop After Accident, and Possession of Stolen Property – Over $5,000 under the Criminal Code. She is further charged with Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act. Accused #2, a 26 year old female from Hagersville is charged with Personation, Obstruct Peace Officer and Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000 under the Criminal Code.
Type:       Theft Under $5,000 and Stolen Vehicle
Incident:       20-5916
Location:         Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Lynden Road   
Incident:On Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at around 7:00 pm the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a business on Wayne Gretzky Parkway in regards to a theft. An unknown male had attended into the store where he gathered a number of electronic kitchen devices and proceeded to the self checkout area. The suspect male proceeded thru the self checkout without making any attempt to pay. Employees observed the suspect male get into a vehicle and fled the area. Investigation reveled that the vehicle had been reported stolen from another jurisdiction. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they searched for the suspect and vehicle. 
                                                
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Two Individuals In Custody and Two Wanted Regarding Homicide Investigation

Feb 10, 2020

Incident #20-5483 - UPDATE
The Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit has continued to investigate the homicide which occurred Saturday morning at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street East, Brantford.
On Saturday February 8, 2020 at approximately 5:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded with Emergency Medical Services to a call regarding a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound at a motel on Colborne Street East. Community Patrol Officers attended to the motel where they located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The three victims were transported to hospital. A 42 year old male from Brantford has since succumbed to his injuries while two males, 25 and 26, from Brantford remain in hospital.
As a result of the investigation two people have been arrested and two people are currently wanted on arrest warrants.  
Accused #3 (wanted)
Roger Earl VanEvery, 35 year old male from Brantford is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2 and Conspiracy to Commit Murder under the Criminal Code.
VanEvery is described as a male, Indigenous, 5’9”, 170 lbs, dark hair, brown eyes with a tattoo "13” upper right arm.  He may be in the Brantford or Hamilton area.

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Roger VanEvery is a relation to Lynn VanEvery and Larry Reynolds, however this investigation is not related to and is independent to the Park Rd investigation.

Accused #4 (wanted)

Shajjad Hossain Idrish, 22 year old male from Hamilton is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Careless Use of a Firearm under the Criminal Code.

Idrish is described as a male, middle eastern, 5’7”, 125 lbs, dark hair and brown eyes. He may be in the Brantford or Hamilton area.

The accused Roger VanEvery and Shajjad Idrish should be considered armed and dangerous.  If seen do not approach them, contact police or 9-1-1.

 

Members of the Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit are continuing to investigate this incident.  This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence. 

Anyone with information or who may have video surveillance of the area is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 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

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