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UPDATE: LOCATED - MISSING FEMALE: BRITTANY JUDD

Sep 28, 2020

Incident #20-36285

UPDATE - Missing Person Located

The Brantford Police Service is pleased to advise that the missing person, Brittany JUDD has been located. Thank you to those who assisted in the investigation.

Original Release: 

September 23, 2020

Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female.

33 year old Brittany JUDD was last seen on September 3, 2020, in the trail system area behind Earl Haig Family Fun Park, 101 Market Street South, in the city of Brantford.               

Brittany JUDD is described as a white female, 5’7” tall, brown eyes, long brown hair and her clothing description is unknown.

Police and family are concerned for her well-being. Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or Detective Constable Jeff Cotter of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Section at (519) 756-7050, ext. 2271.

BPS Investigation - Drug Charges

Sep 25, 2020

Incident # 20- 37474
On Thursday, September 24, 2020, members of the Brantford Police Service conducted a drug trafficking investigation in the area of Brant Avenue and West Street in the City of Brantford. During the investigation the suspect fled from police on foot.  The suspect was located and arrested a short time later hiding in a residential backyard.  
Following the arrest, Police executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search warrant at a nearby residence.  As a result of that search warrant the following items were seized:
  • 10 ounces of suspected cocaine (Approximate street value of $30,000)
  • A quantity of Canadian Currency
  • An imitation firearm

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As such, a 24 year old, male from Brantford stands charged with:
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 
 
Anyone with information regarding any other drug or weapons-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

Cedarland Park Play Equipment Destroyed

Sep 24, 2020

Incident # 20-37413
Brantford Police Service has received a report to advise that overnight, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 the playground equipment at Cedarland Park located on Ashgrove Avenue was severely vandalized.
The damage incurred to the play structure was substantial and estimated to cost approximately $15,000 to $20,000 to replace.
A great deal of force would have been required to damage the playground equipment and would have created substantial noise, likely noticed by area residents.
Brantford Police Service is currently investigating this incident and are asking area residents who may have witnessed the incident or who may have any information 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 

ADDITIONAL SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN BRANTFORD HOMICIDES

Sep 23, 2020

(LONDON, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), in a joint investigation with Brantford Police Service and under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have arrested two additional individuals in connection with a double-homicide in the City of Brantford last summer.

On July 18, 2019, Dorothy Lynn VANEVERY, 62-years-old and Larry REYNOLDS, 64-years-old, were found deceased in their home on Park Road South in Brantford.

Nathan Lloyd Emlyn HOWES 30-years-old of Brantford was arrested on Monday September 21st, 2020. He was charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder (Criminal Code Section 235(1)). The accused remains in custody with a scheduled appearance by video before the Ontario Court of Justice on September 28, 2020.

Malik MBUYI 19-years-old of Toronto was arrested on Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 and also charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder (Criminal Code Section 235(1)). He too remains in custody with a scheduled appearance by video before the Ontario Court of Justice on September 25, 2020.

These arrests and charges follow the arrest and charge earlier this year of Kareem ZEDAN, 22-years-old of Pickering, who was arrested in Thunder Bay on March 24, 2020, and also faces two counts of First-Degree Murder (Criminal Code Section 235(1)).

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Contact: Derek Rogers- Regional Media Relations Coordinator-OPP West Region Headquarters

Email:     derek.rogers@opp.ca

Phone:   (519) 652-4161

BPS Traffic Unit Investigate Single Fatality in Mohawk Lake Motor Vehicle Accident

Sep 20, 2020

20-036754
On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at approximately 7:15pm, members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a serious single motor vehicle collision on Greenwich Street; South of Murray Street.  Members of Brantford Fire and Brant/Brantford Paramedics were also dispatched to the collision.
Arriving on scene, officers located a single motor vehicle in Mohawk Lake. Investigation revealed the vehicle had lost control and left the roadway where it crashed into the lake. Members of the Brantford Fire Department were able to locate a 38 year old male from Brantford, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  The male was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Greenwich Street between Murray Street and Mohawk Street was closed for several hours during the investigation as members from the Collision Reconstruction Unit processed the collision scene.  All roadways are now open.
The Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Jeremy MORTON 519-756-0113 extension 2869.
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Brantford Male Arrested for Armed Carjacking

Sep 19, 2020

Incident # 20-36630
On Friday, September 18th, 2020 at approximately 9:00 pm Brantford Police Service 9-1-1 dispatch received a call from a 26 year old male to report that he had just been robbed at gun point on Chatham Street. 
 
The victim reported he had been assaulted by a male suspect who then pointed a firearm at him, and stole the victim’s vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Camry. The suspect was unknown to the victim and the violent encounter was unprovoked. 
 
At approximately 12:30 am, Saturday, September 19th, 2020, Brantford Police located the victim’s vehicle parked at a Colborne Street motel. Investigation revealed that the accused was within a room at the motel.
 
Members of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team recovered the stolen vehicle and successfully arrested the accused at approximately 2:18am. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 26 year old male from Brantford is charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Robbery with a firearm
  • Point firearm
  • Weapons dangerous
  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Possession stolen property over $5,000 
  • Breach probation
 "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

34 YEAR OLD MALE ARRESTED ON 48 FIREARM RELATED CHARGES

Sep 17, 2020

Incident # 20-34504

On Friday, September 4, 2020 at approximately 3:26 pm, Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to report a male suspect, believed to be in possession of a firearm. The suspect was witnessed driving a vehicle with a female passenger in the area of Clarence Street and Colborne Street.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle, a 2006 black Cadillac Escalade, was previously reported stolen from the Region of Halton.

At approx. 6 pm, officers identified the suspect vehicle in a parking lot located at Brant Ave and Church Street. The vehicle was occupied by the accused driver and female passenger. When officers conducted a traffic stop, the accused attempted to flee the scene, striking a residential fence and staircase with the vehicle. The vehicle, fence, and staircase all sustained extensive damage. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was not pursued by police due to public safety concerns.                                                                    

As the investigation continued, at approx. 8:00 pm, officers located the stolen vehicle abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment building on Tollgate Road. Officers recovered seven firearms from the vehicle, which had been reported stolen from a prior break and enter in Wellington County.  

The investigation also revealed that the accused was also currently bound by five Criminal Code driving prohibitions. The accused was identified by officers and arrested by members of the Six Nations Police Service on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

As a result of the investigation, Lorne Melvin GENERAL, 34 years of age from Ohsweken, is charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:

  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000  X 7
  • Pointing a Firearm X2
  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose X2
  • Careless Use of Firearm X2
  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm X7
  • Adult Firearm or Weapon Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order X7
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm X7
  • Unauthorized Possession in Motor Vehicle X7
  • Operation While Prohibited X5

The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the Six Nations Police Service for their assistance in this investigation. 

                                                         "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

CRIME BRIEF

Sep 17, 2020

Type:                   Impaired- Alcohol Location:           Forest Road      
Incident:            20-35776

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at approximately 1:20 a.m. Brantford Police responded to a call from a concerned citizen who observed a vehicle strike a tree then flee the scene. The vehicle was described as a small, white, four-door car occupied by a driver and one passenger.  

Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where remnants of automobile parts were found alongside the uprooted tree. 

The suspect vehicle, accused driver, and passenger were located by Community Patrol Officers in a nearby parking lot on Colborne Street East. The registered owner, later identified as the accused, had contacted the Brantford Police Station to falsely report that his vehicle had been stolen.

During the investigation, Community Patrol Officers received conflicting stories from the two individuals involved, as each claimed the other was driving at the time of the accident. While speaking with the individuals, Officers observed signs of impairment. Both parties were arrested and transported to the station to provide samples of breath as required by law. Samples provided were over the legal limit.

As a result of the investigation,

A 20 year old male from Brantford is charged with:

  • Novice Driver, Blood Alcohol Concentration Above 0 under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Suspension of licence for three days and the vehicle impounded for seven days, and

A 20 year old male from Brantford was charged with:    

  • Careless Driving, Under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Novice Driver, Blood Alcohol Concentration Above 0 under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Suspension of licence for three days

 

Type:                   Assault with Weapon
Location:           Dalhousie Street       Incident:           20-35371 

On Thursday, September 10, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm an altercation occurred between occupants of two vehicles in the parking lot of a business located at Dalhousie Street and King Street.

The accused was passenger in a vehicle driven by his girlfriend, which arrived and parked alongside a vehicle occupied by two passengers. As the driver began to exit her vehicle, her car door made contact with the victims’ vehicle. While assessing the damage, the victim was confronted by the accused who was verbally abusive and threatened to shoot the victim, claiming to be in possession of a firearm. The victims did not witness a firearm, but believed the accused to be in possession of one. The accused and his girlfriend then left the area and the victims called 9-1-1 for police assistance.  

Community Patrol Officers attended the scene and conducted a search of the area for the subject vehicle, which was located in a parking lot at Henry Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.

Officers secured the area and, upon confirming the identity of the vehicle’s occupants, the accused was directed out of the motor vehicle. While being escorted from the vehicle, the accused became violent with officers, resisting arrest and damaging the interior of the police vehicle.     

The driver of the subject vehicle was directed out of the vehicle without incident. 

As a result of the investigation, a 21 year old male from Brantford is charged with the following under theCriminal Code:

  • Utter threats to cause death
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Failure to comply with a Recognizance
  • Obstructing a Peace Officer

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Overdose Death Leads to Manslaughter Charge for Brantford Male

Sep 15, 2020

Incident # 20-22482

A Brantford resident has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the fatal drug overdose of a Brantford man earlier this year.

On June 13th 2020 the victim, along with his brother and a close friend purchased a quantity of what they believed to be cocaine from Jeremy FOLK.  While at the victim’s residence the three persons ingested the cocaine and a short time later Emergency Medical Services were called to the victim’s address.  As a result of ingesting the drugs, the victim died of a fentanyl overdose. The victim’s brother and close friend were hospitalized.

On Monday, September, 14 2020 Brantford Police Officers executed the arrest of Jeremy George FOLK, 39 years of age from Brantford.  Jeremy George FOLK has been charged with Manslaughter in relation to the overdose death.

The Brantford Police Service remains focused in the pursuit of illegal drug traffickers and will criminally charge those who are in possession of illicit drugs for the purposes of trafficking.

Due to the increase in overdose incidents, the Brantford Police Service is urging the public to be aware of these occurrences and of the potentially fatal risks of illicit 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.

The Good Samaritan Lawprovides immunity from simple possession charges for those who call 9-1-1 in the case of an overdose. This Law is in place to encourage and protect people who are witnessing or experiencing an overdose so they can seek help and save lives.

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 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”

BPS Arrest and Charge Armed Suspicious Male

Sep 15, 2020

As a result of the investigation into reports of an armed suspicious male in the area of St. George Street and House Ave on September 14, 2020, Brantford Police Service now have a suspect in custody.
A 30 year old male from Brantford has been arrested and is charged with the following under the Criminal Code:
WEAPONS DANGEROUS
POSSESSION OF FIREARM WHILE PROHIBITED
BREACH OF PROBATION
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH UNDERTAKING
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ORIGINAL RELEASE 
Incident # 20-35995
 
On Monday, September 14, 2020 at approximately 5:45 pm, Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding reports of a suspicious male with a firearm in the area of St. George Street and House Avenue.
Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene and, with assistance of the BPS K9 unit, conducted a thorough search of the area. Officers were unable to locate the reported male. 
Police do not believe that there is an immediate threat to public safety. As the investigation is active and ongoing, further information is not available at this time.
The Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigating 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  
"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”
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