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Two arrested, over $36,000 in drugs seized after traffic stop

Feb 28, 2022

Inc. # 22-7614
On Sunday, February 27, 2022, at approximately 1:50 a.m., a suspicious vehicle was observed, and a traffic stop was conducted by patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service in the area of Charing Cross Street and West Street.
Information was received to indicate that the driver was operating the vehicle with a suspended license, who was then arrested for Drive While Under Suspension.
While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, police observed a hand-held Conducted Energy Weapon in view, beside the rear seat passenger; a prohibited weapon as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada. A baseball bat was also located beside the passenger. 
The rear passenger was arrested for Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. Search incident to arrest revealed the two accused men were found to be in possession of the following items: 
  • Approximately 139.3 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $20,895
  • Approximately 41.5 grams of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $4,980
  • Approximately 12 grams of suspected Fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $3,240
  • Approximately 4.5 grams of suspected Crack-Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $540
  • A quantity of Dilaudid (suspected), with an estimated street value of $6,150
  • A quantity of Hydromorphone (suspected), with an estimated street value of $540
  • Canadian currency
  • An additional hand-held Conducted Energy Weapon (restricted weapon)
The total approximate street value of the suspected illicit drugs was $36,345. 
   
 

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Further investigation revealed that the registered owner of the motor vehicle had not provided consent for its use, and was unaware that the accused was in possession of the vehicle. 
As a result of the investigation, Matthew TAYLOR, 43, of Brantford, stands charged with the following: 
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose x 2, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon x 2, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of Probation, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I x 6, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
  • Driving While Under Suspension x 2, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
Additionally, Matthew WELLS, 40, of Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose x 2, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon x 2, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of Probation, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure to Comply with Undertaking x2, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I x 6, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
Both accused parties were held for bail. 
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Virtual Symposium Educates Young Women

Feb 26, 2022

On Saturday, February 26, 2022, 450 young women (and youth who identify as female) attended the 2nd YOUNG WOMEN UNITE Virtual Symposium. Organized by Brantford Police Service, in partnership with Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services, Victim Services of Brant and Six Nations Police, the Young Women Unite virtual symposium provided valuable health and safety information to our community’s young female population.
Girls, women, and those who identify as female, between the ages of 13 and 19, who reside in Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand-Norfolk County, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, were all eligible to participate, receiving a $45 gift card as incentive for their participation. Adding to the excitement of the event, numerous prizes including bursaries for post-secondary education were randomly provided to attendees throughout the 90-minute event.
The symposium featured knowledgeable and experienced female speakers from partner agencies who lead discussions related to topics ranging from healthy relationships, general health and well-being, and human trafficking.  This year’s featured speaker was Kelly Tallon Franklin, founder and Chief Executive Director of Courage for Freedom, a Canadian-leading organization who exists to educate, train, and certify front-line and community service providers on proven strategies and prevention tactics to serve vulnerable victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. 
Kelly is an international and national anti human trafficking task force chairperson with business and professional women and has been acknowledged and awarded many accolades globally as a survivor advocate and activist champion of minor-aged children and youth. Kelly, her teams, and their projects have created awareness movements and developed support for victim survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation that include equine therapy, trauma informed and person centric care approaches that are revered and respected.
 
Kelly is a survivor, best-selling author, award-winning speaker, respected advocate, and trainer on the issue of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, force prostitution and equines.
Funding for the event was provided through the Community Safety and Policing Grant awarded to Brantford Police Service from the Ministry of the Solicitor General. This grant has allowed Brantford Police Service to collaborate with multi-sectoral partners including Nova Vita, to embark on a comprehensive anti-human trafficking strategy, implementing strategies ranging from prevention to an enhanced effort between police and victim services.  The initiative provides a strategic, multi-dimensional approach to reduce victimization and identify victims and those vulnerable to become victims of human trafficking.
Anyone, from any walk-of-life, can be a target for human trafficking for the purposes of sex trafficking or labour trafficking. However, in Canada, women and girls are at greatest risk, as well as individuals from certain populations, such as Indigenous women and girls, new immigrants, children in the child welfare system, persons living with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and those struggling socially and/or financially. Better understanding the facts about human trafficking, who is at risk, how traffickers recruit and exploit victims, and what signs to look for is a major step in helping to fight this widespread and often invisible crime.
"Many communities like ours are experiencing human trafficking – over 2/3 of the reported cases in Canada are in Ontario. Human Trafficking can be a difficult topic for parents to discuss with youth, which is why events like this are so important. Today’s event helped to empower over 450 youth in our community thru education. I would like to thank the Ministry of the Solicitor General for providing the funding opportunity to allow us to bring this event to the community for the second year now. I would also like to thank our partner agencies: Nova Vita Domestic Violence Services, the Victim Services of Brant, Six Nations Police Services and the members within the Brantford Police Service for their dedication to this collaboration, which will have great benefit to all of our communities.”  – Deputy Chief Jason Saunders, Brantford Police Service

BPS Seek Armed Robbery Suspect for Identification

Feb 23, 2022

Inc. # 22-6667   On Sunday, February 20, 2022, at approximately 1:15 p.m., members of the Brantford Police Service responded to an armed robbery that had occurred at a business in the area of St. George Street and Grand Street.                              Police received information that one male suspect, armed with a firearm, entered the business, brandished a firearm, and demanded cash from the store employee.   The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.   No physical injuries were sustained by the victim.       Police are asking the public for information that will lead to the identification of the suspect.   SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:   Male, Caucasian, medium build, approximately 18-20 years of age, wearing a black jacket, dark coloured t-shirt, black pants, white shoes, a Michael Jordan baseball hat, tan coloured gloves and a grey camouflage patterned face covering
 

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    If located, please call 911 and do not approach the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Justin Torek at 519-756-7050 ext 2272. Additionally, information can be provided anonymously to Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/    
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SIU Invokes Mandate After Sudden Death

Feb 23, 2022

Inc. # 22-7003   On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, shortly after midnight, officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Rawdon Street and Grey Street.   Information was received to indicate the suspect vehicle had been reported stolen.   A traffic stop was initiated, however the vehicle fled, failing to stop for police.    Occupants of the vehicle, one male and one female, fled on foot in the area of Henry Street and Garden Avenue.    A 25-year-old female from Hamilton was apprehended by police.   One male was located deceased shortly after.   As required by law, the Brantford Police Service have notified the province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As such, the Brantford Police Service will be unable to provide further information or comment related to the incident.   Any further inquiries may be directed to SIU communications at: Kristy.Denette@ontario.ca    
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CRIME BRIEF: February 18, 2022

Feb 18, 2022

Type:                  Impaired - Drug
Incident:           22-6296
Location:          Applewood Drive
On Thursday, February 17, 2022, at approximately 5:40 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a call for service for a single vehicle collision involving a fire hydrant and tree in the area of Applewood Drive. 
Officers attended the scene and located the vehicle unoccupied.
Shortly after arrival, the accused and registered owner of the vehicle, approached police. Police observed signs of impairment.
The accused failed to provide a valid permit for the vehicle.
The accused was arrested for Operation while Impaired by Drug and read the demand to accompany police for the purpose of participating in sobriety tests conducted by a Drug Recognition Expert. The tests indicated that the accused was impaired. 
As a result of the investigation, a 43-year-old female from Brantford, stands charged with: 
  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
Additionally, the accused’s license was suspended for 90-days, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 

Type:                  Impaired
Incident:           22-6282
Location:          Wayne Gretzky Parkway / Lynden Road
On Thursday, February 17, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a concerned citizen contacted the Brantford Police Service to report a possible impaired driver in the area of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Lynden Road.
Officers attended, located the vehicle and the driver, and conducted a traffic stop.
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment.
The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
As a result, a 52-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation while impaired, alcohol
  • Operation while impaired, blood alcohol concentration 
 
Additionally, the accused’s license was suspended, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 

Type:                  Stolen Vehicle
Incident:           22-5891
Location:          Colborne Street
 
On Friday, February 11, 2022, a vehicle was reported stolen to the Brantford Police Service from a location on Easton Road.
 
On Tuesday, February 15, 2021, at approximately 1:20 a.m., a patrol officer with the Brantford Police Service observed the stolen vehicle travelling eastbound on Colborne Street, near Wayne Gretzky Parkway. The vehicle was observed entering a parking lot on Colborne Street, where members of the Brantford Police Service were able to arrest the two occupants - a male driver and female passenger.
 
As a result of this investigation, a 40-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman, both from Brantford, each stand charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000, contrary to the Criminal Code.  
 

Type:                  Impaired / Stunt Driving
Incident:           22-5881
Location:          Wayne Gretzky Parkway
On Monday, February 14, 2022, at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling at an excessively high rate of speed and in an erratic manner in the area of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Dunsdon Street.
A traffic stop was conducted, and officers observed signs of impairment when speaking with the driver.
The accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
Search incident to arrest located approximately 45.72 grams of cannabis (suspected) within the vehicle which was not in its original packaging as required by law.
Information received, indicated that the accused was a prohibited driver, in violation of two licence suspensions.
As a result, a 41-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Impaired Operation, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 80 plus, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Drive while under suspension x 2, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Have care or control of a vehicle with cannabis and open original packaging contrary to the Cannabis Control Act
  • Speeding 110 km/h in a post to 70 km hour zone contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Drive motor vehicle - perform stunt (speeding by 40 or more kilometres per hour in a zone that is less than 80 km/h) contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
 
As a result, the accused driver’s license of the accused was suspended for 90-days, and the vehicle impounded for fourteen days.

Type:                  Impaired
Incident:           22-5665
Location:          West Street
On Sunday, February 13, 2022, at approximately 2:40 a.m., a concerned citizen contacted the Brantford Police Service to report a possible impaired driver in the area of West Street and Fairview Drive. The vehicle was observed to have driven onto the sidewalk, striking a mailbox.
Police attended the area, located the accused, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
The accused failed to stop for police as required, continuing to drive erratically, striking the centre median at the intersection of West Street and Galileo Boulevard before colliding with a traffic light standard at the same intersection, where the vehicle came to rest.
At 2:45 a.m., the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. 
The accused was uncooperative with police and actively attempted to leave the testing room. 
Additionally, on the date of the offence, the accused did not have consent from the registered owner to have possession of the vehicle and was determined to be in violation of two separate driving suspensions.
As a result, a 26-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Failure - Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Dangerous Operation - motor vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Flight from Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive while under Suspension x 2, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
 
A driver’s licence suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.

21-year-old Brantford man faces drug charges

Feb 16, 2022

Inc. # 22-5994
On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at approximately 5:40 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed suspicious activity involving occupants of two vehicles parked in a parking lot, located near Colborne Street and Park Avenue.
Officers observed an exchange, believed to be a drug transaction between two men, who were in adjacent vehicles. 
As police entered the parking lot, one of the vehicles fled the scene. In speaking with the driver of the remaining vehicle, officers observed cannabis in view, readily available to the driver. As a result, a search of the accused and the motor vehicle was conducted under the Cannabis Act and located the following:
  • Approximately 21.70 grams of suspected cocaine, with an estimated street value of $2,170 
  • Drug paraphernalia, including a digital scale and packaging material 
  • Canadian currency 
As a result, Jake Stephen PALANIO, 21, of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Trafficking in Substance – Cocaine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Cocaine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Have Care or Control of Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available, contrary to the Cannabis Control Act
The accused is being held for a bail hearing. 
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PUBLIC ADVISORY: BPS Warn Residents About Scams

Feb 14, 2022

Brantford Police Service are issuing a warning to residents after receiving reports of several ongoing scams. Some of the scams involve the following:

Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Investment Scams

Reports have been received where the victim comes across internet postings or postings on social media regarding Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency investment opportunities. In all cases, these postings promise high returns for investing. The suspect directs the victim to purchase Bitcoin or other crypto-currency and then transfer it into a "trading account”. In reality, the victim transfers their Bitcoin into the suspect’s own crypto currency wallet where the funds disappear, and the victim no longer has access to these funds. In some cases, the suspect will have the victim allow them access to their computer or cell phone thru a screen sharing application. The suspect then gains access to the victim’s computer or cell phone where they are now able to transfer funds out of the victim’s accounts. 
 

Information Phishing Scams

Reports have been received where the victim signs up for an online investment opportunity. The victim is directed to complete a sign-up form where they are asked for personal and identity information including bank account number, online banking passwords, date of birth, driver’s license number, social insurance number and phone number. The suspect then uses this information to access the victim’s bank account and transfer funds away from the victim.   

Automated CRA Phone Calls

Brantford Police Service are aware of ongoing scam phone calls involving persons claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). This scam involves a threat to individuals for payment of a fictitious debt to avoid arrest. The victim is often asked to repay their false debt by wire transfer, cyber-based currency or with the purchase of gift cards.   This scam often involves the use of technology which can cause a phone display to show a local telephone number, or a Brantford Police Service registered phone number. This technique is called "spoofing”. Caller ID spoofing allows fraudsters to disguise their calls and make them appear to represent a legitimate organization. Do not trust what is showing on your phone’s caller ID display. If you suspect a company or government agency is seeking personal information or money fraudulently, contact them directly to verify the validity of the request.   Residents are advised to be cautious of such scams and to be advised that no such calls are being made from any phone number associated with the Brantford Police Service.   Members of the Canadian Revenue Agency will not call you and ask for your banking information while threatening your arrest. The Canadian Revenue Agency does not accept e-transfers or wire payments for any fees or services. The CRA never uses text messages or instant messaging such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to communicate with taxpayers. Any text or instant message claiming to be from the CRA is a scam.   The Canadian Revenue Agency can be reached at 1-800-959-8281, or you can monitor "My Account” online at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/scrty/frdprvntn/menu-eng.html   

Gift Card Purchase

Reports have been received where the victim will receive an email from an individual posing as an authority figure requesting the victim to purchase gift cards and provide the activation pins for the cards. The gift cards are requested under the pretense that the victim’s bank account or credit card may have been tampered with and must be verified. Under no circumstances will a financial institution or employer request to verify your accounts in this manner.    

Online Buy and Sell Scams

The Brantford Police Service have received reports of online buy and sell scams. In these cases, the buyer responds to an ad posted online for the sale of an item or, occasionally a pet. In cases involving animals, the seller will frequently request that payment be transferred electronically and will often request an e-transfer for a deposit to hold the item or for additional costs to cover items such as shipping or pet insurance. Often the items are never received by the buyer.   Brantford Police Service would like to remind the public to be vigilant while responding to email requests to send money or when shopping online on buy and sell sites for items.   The following safety tips should be considered when making purchases online:
  • DO NOT send a deposit or full payment without seeing the item.
  • Be sure to verify the legitimacy of the seller
  • Make purchases from known breeders or suppliers.
  • Trust your instincts. If a deal seems too good to be true, it likely is.
  • When in doubt, consult police or someone you trust before sending funds.
From January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021, Brantford Police Service received 201 reports of fraud. From January 1, 2022, to date, Brantford Police Service has received 35 reports of fraud.   The Brantford Police Service wish to remind residents of the importance of fraud education and protecting oneself from becoming a victim. Please see below for tips on how to protect yourself from fraud. We also encourage spreading the word to those, such as the elderly, who may be particularly vulnerable to these fraudsters and may be targets of these high-pressure scams.  

TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF:

  • Be mindful of advertisements for investments that promise higher than normal returns. "If it’s too good to be true, it most always is too good to be true.”
  • Be aware that social media account takeovers are becoming more and more common. Suspects will take over a social media account and post advertisements for their scams.  It will appear that your social media friends are making these posts and referring you to the investment. 
  • Be mindful when investing with or providing any personal information to a potential investment advisor. Do your research before investing. Ask for phone numbers and be sure you can contact these persons on these phone numbers. Confirm an address where the investor is based out of.  Ask for references. In all likelihood, if you ask a scammer for these things, they will either not be able to provide them or will provide excuses as to why they cannot provide them.
  • Never allow anyone to access your phone or computer thru a screen sharing application. A legitimate entity would never invade your privacy in this way.  
  • DO NOT provide personal information (e.g., Social Insurance Number, passport number, banking information or credit card numbers) over the phone unless you placed the call, and you know for certain who you are speaking to.
  • Accredited businesses and government agencies will never ask for payment using gift cards or bitcoin.
  • If you suspect it is a scam, it may be - just hang up. Conduct your own research to determine validity.
  • Never wire money based on a request made over the phone or in an email, especially overseas.
  • Resist the pressure to act quickly, if the offer is too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Consider adding your phone number to the National Do Not Call List: https://lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/en
  • Consult with someone you trust before agreeing to provide large sums of money to anyone.
  • DO NOT write down passwords and carry them with you.
  If you have already sent funds and/or your personal information, contact the police and your financial institution immediately. If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud and reside in the City of Brantford, contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. You can also report online at: https://www.brantfordpolice.ca/accessible/online-reporting
 
If you have not experienced a financial loss but have received a fraudulent call, such as the CRA scam, please report the incident by calling the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraud.ca/index-eng.htm                 
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CRIME BRIEF: February 10, 2022

Feb 10, 2022

Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol Incident:           22-5145 Location:          Elgin Street / Murray Street
On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a concerned citizen contacted the Brantford Police Service to report a possible impaired driver in the area of Murray Street and Elgin Street.
A vehicle was reported to have driven off the road and was stuck in a snowbank.
Officers attended the scene, located the vehicle and the driver.
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment.
The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were nearly three times the legal limit.
Additionally, the accused could not provide a valid permit for his vehicle.
As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following offences:
  • 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Operation While Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code  
  • Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 

  Type:                  Impaired- Drug Incident:           22-5013 Location:          Farringford Drive
On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Farringford Drive and Shalfleet Boulevard in regards to a report of a suspicious vehicle.
 
Officers arrived and located the vehicle stopped in the intersection.
 
Police approached the vehicle and observed the accused, unconscious in the driver's seat, with the vehicle running. The accused was the lone occupant of the vehicle.
 
After several attempts, officers were able to awaken the man. Upon speaking with the accused, signs of impairment were observed.
 
The accused was arrested for Operation while Impaired by Drug and read the demand to accompany police for the purpose of participating in sobriety tests conducted by a Drug Recognition Expert. The tests indicated that the accused was impaired.
 
As a result, a 21-year-old man from Fenlon Falls stands charged with Operation while Impaired (drug) - contrary to the Criminal Code.
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law. 

CRIME BRIEF: February 7, 2022

Feb 7, 2022

Type:                  Impaired Incident:           22-4685 Location:          Colborne Street
On Sunday, February 6, 2022, at approximately 11:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a possible impaired driver.
 
A concerned citizen called 9-1-1 when a driver in a Colborne Street fast-food drive-thru lane was allegedly observed smoking cannabis while operating his vehicle.
Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect vehicle. In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication. Drug paraphernalia was also observed within the vehicle.
As a result of the observations made by police, the accused was arrested for Operation while Impaired and transported to conduct a Drug Recognition Evaluation where it was determined that the accused’s ability to operate a vehicle was impaired.
As a result of the investigation a 33-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with:
  • Have care or control of a vehicle with cannabis readily available, contrary to the Cannabis Control Act
  • Operation while impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.  

 
Type:                  Impaired Incident:           22-4521 Location:          Wayne Gretzky Parkway
On Saturday, February 5, 2022, at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a possible impaired driver in the area of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Grey Street.   Officers attended and located the vehicle which had mounted the curb with the driver still occupying the driver’s seat.   In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.   Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.   As a result, a 47-year-old man from Hamilton stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Impaired Operation
  • Impaired Operation – plus 80
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.    
  Type:                  Impaired Incident:           22-4519 Location:          George Street
On Saturday, February 5, 2022, at approximately 1:15 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police service observed a vehicle strike a large snowbank at the end of George Street, near Durham Street.
A male exited the driver seat of the vehicle, while a second male exited the front passenger seat and left the area on foot.
While speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and the man was arrested for Impaired Operation.
The accused was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provide were over twice the legal limit.
A search incident to arrest of the vehicle located approximately 24.85 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $1900, a scale, and drug packaging materials.
As a result of the investigation, Xavier SAMUELS, 31, of Hamilton, stands charged with the following offences:
  • Operation While Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 80 plus, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking - Schedule I, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
 
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.   The accused was held for a bail hearing.  
    Type:                  Impaired Incident:           22-4400 Location:          West Street
On Friday, February 4, 2022, at approximately 12:40 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a hit and run, reported to have occurred on West Street near Duke Street.
 
Officers received information to advise that a vehicle had hit two parked cars on West Street and continued onto Fleet Street without stopping at the scene.
 
A witness had advised a male driver was observed passed out at the wheel, with airbags deployed.
 
Upon arrival, officers located a man unconscious behind the wheel of the vehicle, which was still running. The man appeared to be suffering from an overdose.
 
Officers administered Narcan nasal spray and successfully revived the man.
 
A male passenger within the vehicle also appeared to be suffering from an overdose and was administered Narcan and revived by officers.
 
Both men were transported to hospital for medical assessment and treatment.
 
At the time of the incident, the passenger (co-accused) was found to be in possession of approximately 2.5 grams of suspected Fentanyl and was determined to be in violation of two outstanding arrest warrants.
 
During search incident to arrest, the driver (accused) was found to be in possession of approximately 35.8 grams of suspected Fentanyl.
 
As a result, the accused, Robert Frank VANEVERY, 26, of Ohsweken, stands charged with the following:
  • Operation while Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the Purpose, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Fail to remain, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Drive Motor Vehicle - No Licence, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
The co-accused, Jamal Luqman SEWELL, 22, of Brantford, stands charged with:
  • Possession for the Purpose, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
 
Both parties were held for bail and the vehicle impounded as per law.

CRIME BRIEF: February 4, 2022

Feb 4, 2022

Type:                    Impaired
Incident:             22-4077
Location:           Wayne Gretzky Parkway
On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen to advise of a possible impaired driver travelling on Highway 403.
Officers located the vehicle at the intersection of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Henry Street and conducted a traffic stop.
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. An approved roadside screening device was administered which resulted in a reading of "FAIL". 
The driver was placed under arrest and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were approximately three times the legal limit.
As a result of the investigation, a 57-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
•  Over 80
•  Operation while impaired 
Additionally, the accused was served a 90-day administrative drivers licence suspension and his motor vehicle was impounded for seven days as part of the administrative penalties under the Highway Traffic Act. 
 

Type:                    Impaired - Drug
Incident:             22-3945
Location:           Brant Avenue
On Monday, January 31, 2022, at approximately 9:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a single motor vehicle collision on Brant Avenue. A vehicle had left the roadway and collided with a pole.
Officers arrived on scene and, in speaking with the driver, observed signs of impairment. 
The accused was arrested for Operation while Impaired by Drug.
 
The accused was submitted to a Drug Recognition Expert Examination, as required by law, and was found to be impaired.
As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with Operation while Impaired by Drug contrary to the Criminal Code. 
Additionally, a license suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 

Type:                    Impaired - Drug
Incident:             22-3870
Location:           Dalhousie Street
On January 31, 2022, at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen to advise of a possible impaired driver travelling on Dalhousie Street.
Officers attended and located the suspect vehicle parked on Dalhousie Street. 
When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. 
 
The accused was arrested for Operation while Impaired by Drug. 
 
The accused was submitted to a Drug Recognition Expert Examination, as required by law, and was found to be impaired.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old male from London, stands charged with Operation while Impaired by Drug contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 

Type:                    Impaired
Incident:             22-3674
Location:           Arthur Street
On Saturday, January 29, 2022, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a hit-and-run after two parked vehicles were struck on Arthur Street.
Officers attended and through investigation located the accused nearby. In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. 
The accused was placed under arrest for failure to remain at the scene of an accident and was transported to provide samples of her breath as required by law. Both samples provided were twice the legal limit.
As a result, the accused, a 33-year-old female from Brantford, stands charged with: 
•  Operation while Impaired – Alcohol, contrary to the Criminal Code
•  Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code
•  Fail to Remain, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
•  Novice Driver – B.A.C above Zero, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 

Type:                    Impaired
Incident:             22-3635
Location:           King Street
On Saturday, January 29, 2022, at approximately 5:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a possible impaired driver.
The accused was located at King Street and Dalhousie Street. Officers observed the driver fail to signal a turn and a traffic stop was conducted.
In speaking with officers, signs of impairment were observed. A roadside screening demand was issued, which resulted in a "Fail”.
The driver was placed under arrest and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
As a result, the accused, a 72-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with: 
•  Operation while Impaired - blood alcohol concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code 
•  Fail to signal for turn, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 

Type:                    Impaired
Incident:             22-3568
Location:           King George Road
On Saturday, January 29, 2022, at approximately 12:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of King George Road and Varadi Avenue after receiving a report from a concerned citizen of a possible impaired driver.
Officers located the vehicle on Lynden Road near Wayne Gretzky Parkway, where the vehicle was observed to be driving erratically.
A traffic stop was initiated and in speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment.
The accused provided a breath sample to the roadside screening device which resulted in a fail. As a result, the accused was arrested and charged for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and 80 plus blood alcohol and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.
Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
As a result, the accused, a 35-year-old male from Paris, stands charged with: 
•  Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, contrary to the Criminal Code 
•  80 plus Blood Alcohol, contrary to the Criminal Code
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
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