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BPS continue suspicious fire investigations, seek suspect information

Apr 29, 2022

The Brantford Police Service are continuing to investigate a number of suspicious fires, dating back to January 2022 and are seeking additional suspect information from the public.   Police are asking any members of the public who reside close to the location of any of the incidents, and who have not already done so, to review any video surveillance footage which may have captured the suspects responsible for these fires.   Police have reason to believe the fires were deliberately set and have been working to identify suspects seen in the area. All of the fires were quickly controlled and resulted in minor property damage. No physical injuries occurred as a result of the fires.   Police are asking homeowners and business owners in these areas to review their video surveillance equipment for the following dates and locations for any video that may assist in these investigations.    Below is a list of occurrences currently under investigation.    

Incident

Date

Time

Location

Type of Fire

22-01245

10-Jan-22

7:23 p.m.

17 Dundas St. E

Basement Fire

22-01529

13-Jan-22

1:10 a.m.

18 Strathcona Ave

Porch Fire

22-01642

13-Jan-22

7:41 p.m.

109 Park Ave

Recycle Bin Fire

22-02029

16-Jan-22

9:38 p.m.

400 Garden Ave

Barn Fire

22-02274

19-Jan-22

12:00 a.m.

129 Wellington St

Recycling Bin Fire

22-02800

22-Jan-22

9:35 p.m.

72 Craig St

Vehicle Fire

22-03708

30-Jan-22

9:28 a.m.

274 Colborne St

Garbage Fire

22-07616

27-Feb-22

3:03 a.m.

521 Elgin St

Trailer Fire

22-07631

27-Feb-22

7:23 a.m.

433 West St

Trailer Fire

22-10104

16-Mar-22

9:10 p.m.

95 Wood St

Basement Fire

22-11318

25-Mar-22

7:45 p.m.

Park Rd. N.

Vehicle Fire

22-12994

07-Apr-22

12:06 a.m.

37 Morton Ave. E.

Scrap Wire Fire

22-14082

14-Apr-22

10:18 a.m.

46 Morton Ave. E.

Scrap Wire Fire

22-14565

18-Apr-22

3:51 a.m.

44 Raleigh St.

Garbage Fire

22-14566

18-Apr-22

3:52 a.m.

247 Colborne St. W.

Garbage Fire

22-14999

21-Apr-22

5:03 a.m.

4 Margaret Dr.

Vehicle Fire

22-15001

21-Apr-22

5:23 a.m.

87 Herbert St.

Vehicle Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone with who has any information related to any of these occurrences is asked to contact Detective Andre Major at 519-756-7050 or amajor@police.brantford.on.ca    Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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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CRIME BRIEF: April 28, 2022

Apr 28, 2022

Type:                      Break & Enter
Incident:              22-15853
Location:             Grey Street
On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a break and enter in progress at a fenced compound located on Grey Street. 
 
The accused is reported to have illegally entered the compound and proceeded to then enter multiple parked motor vehicles.
 
Officers attended and located the accused inside a vehicle within the compound. 
 
The accused was placed under arrest for the offence of break and enter with intent. At this time, it was determined that the accused had provided a false name and date of birth to the officers.
 
Investigation revealed that the accused was wanted by two neighbouring police services on outstanding arrest warrants.
 
As a result, the accused, Brenden DESHAIES, 23, of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Break, enter a Place – Commit Indictable Offence
  • Obstruct a Peace Officer
The accused was held for bail.
 

Type:                      Theft
Incident:              22-15403
Location:             Icomm Drive
On Saturday April 23, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a parking garage located on Icomm Drive regarding a theft investigation. 
While enroute, police received information that the victim, a 24-year-old male, located and confronted the accused who was found inside the victim’s vehicle in possession of two skateboards. 
Officers arrived on scene, arrested, and charged a 48-year-old man from Brantford, (No Fixed Address), with one count of Theft Under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 

Type:                      Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:              22-15325
Location:             Forest Street
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to report a motor vehicle collision which had just occurred on Forest Street. 
Investigation revealed that a motor vehicle travelling east-bound on Forest Street, had allegedly lost control, struck a parked vehicle, then mounted the curb before side-swiping a tree and coming to rest in the driveway of a Forest Street residence.
 
Significant damage to both the parked vehicle and the vehicle the accused was driving had occurred. 
Officers arrived on scene and in speaking with the driver, observed signs of impairment.
The accused was subsequently arrested for Operation While Impaired and was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.
Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
As a result, a 25-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration
 
Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle towed. 
 

Type:                      Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:              22-15310
Location:             Dalhousie Street
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service who were on general patrol, driving westbound on Dalhousie Street observed a vehicle travelling the wrong way on Dalhousie Street. Dalhousie Street is a one-way road.
Officers initiated a traffic stop and, in speaking with the driver, observed signs of impairment. Additionally, open containers of liquor were located in the vehicle and the permit for the vehicle was found to be expired.
 
After failing the Approved Roadside Screening, the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and was transported to provide suitable samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.
As a result, a 29-year-old man from Tillsonburg, stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor, contrary to the Liquor Licence and Control Act 
  • Driver Motor Vehicle, No Currently Validated Permit, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
Additionally, the accused’s vehicle was impounded for seven days, and his driver's licence was seized and suspended for ninety days. 
 

Type:                     Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:             22-15137
Location:            West Street
On Friday, April 22, 2022, at approximately 12:45 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of West Street and Wadsworth Street, for a possible impaired driver.
Police attended the area, located the vehicle, and conducted a traffic stop. 
 
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and an open bottle of alcohol within reach of the driver. 
The accused was found to be driving in violation of a licence suspension.
While in the police cruiser, the accused was physically ill. As a safety precaution Emergency Medical Services attended to evaluate the accused.
The accused was subsequently arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over twice the legal limit.
As a result, a 22-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Operation While Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive while under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
Additionally, the accused’s vehicle was impounded for seven days, and his driver's licence was suspended for an additional ninety days. 
 

Type:                      Impaired – Dangerous Operation
Incident:              22-15006
Location:             Park Avenue
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a single motor vehicle collision, where the vehicle had struck a house located on Park Avenue.
Investigation revealed that the vehicle had failed to stop at a nearby stop sign and struck the home, landing on its side.
The home and vehicle sustained significant damage as a result of the collision. No-one within the home sustained any physical injuries.
Officers arriving on scene observed signs of impairment when speaking with the driver of the vehicle. 
The driver was transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The male passenger of the vehicle did not receive any physical injuries as a result of the incident. 
As a result of the investigation, Charnell FOLLAND, a 33-year-old female from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation while Impaired 
  • Dangerous Operation 
Search incident to arrest, found the accused to be in possession of the following:
  • Approximately 4.3 grams of suspected heroin
  • Approximately 3.12 grams of suspected fentanyl
  • Identification which was previously reported as stolen
  • Replica firearms
As a result, the accused also stands charged with the following violations:
  • Possession Schedule 1, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and  
  • Possession of Stolen Goods Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code.

Type:                      Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:              22-14996
Location:             Colborne Street West
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, at approximately 3:45 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, swerving into oncoming traffic in the area of Colborne Street West and Welsh Street.
A traffic stop was conducted and in speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment.
After failing the Approved Roadside Screening, the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation, Blood Alcohol Concentration and was transported to provide suitable samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over the legal limit.
Information was received to indicate that the accused was a G2 level driver and in violation of the terms of the licence.
As a result, a 24-year-old man from Brant County stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Novice Drive – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle was impounded.
 

Type:                      Assault
Incident:              22-14952
Location:             Icomm Drive
On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the skate park on Icomm Drive in regard to an assault. 
Initial information was received that a 25-year-old male victim had been stabbed in the neck and the assailant had fled on foot. 
Upon police arrival, the victim was receiving treatment by Emergency Medical Services for a laceration to the back of the head and was transported to hospital for further treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Police investigation determined the identity of the accused. Information was received to confirm a knife was used by the accused during the altercation.
Officers located the accused nearby and, as a result of the investigation, Dominic John Anthony LOWE, 25, of Brantford, stands charged for the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Uttering threats to cause Death or Bodily Harm
The accused was held for bail.

 
Type:                      Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:              22-14811
Location:             Glenwood Drive
On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at approximately 11:05 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling in an erratic manner on Mary Street.
To determine sobriety of the driver, officers conducted a traffic stop on Glenwood Drive.
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. 
The accused was arrested for Operation while Impaired and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. 
Both samples provided were over three times the legal limit.
As result, a 45-year-old woman from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Operation with over 80 mgs contrary to the Criminal Code
Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle towed.

Type:                      Utter Threats / Weapon
Incident:              22-14695
Location:             Icomm Drive
On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at approximately 7:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a parking garage on Icomm Drive after a 25-year-old female was threatened with what she believed was a firearm.
The accused is alleged to have had uttered threats after startling the victim as she exited the elevator by pointing a piece of metal in the shape of a firearm at her in a threatening manner.
The victim did not sustain any physical injuries as a result of the incident.
Officers attended and located the accused who was found to be in violation of a valid probation order. 
As a result, David Scott Hill, 29, of Brantford (No Fixed Address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Utter Threats  
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose 
  • Breach of Probation Order 

Over $171,000 of illegal drugs seized, 43-year-old Brantford man arrested in BPS TIGER Unit Investigation

Apr 28, 2022

Inc. # 22-15950
On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generating Enforcement and Response Unit (TIGER) completed a drug trafficking investigation. 
As a result of the investigation, two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants were obtained and executed at addresses located on Colborne Street and Market Street.
The search warrants were executed with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team and Brantford Police Uniform Patrol Officers.
As a result of the investigation, a 43-year-old Brantford man was arrested. The following illicit drugs and items were located on his person: 
  • Approximately 46.6 grams of suspected Fentanyl
  • Approximately 1.1 grams of suspected Methamphetamine
  • Approximately 33 pills of suspected Xanax
  • Approximately 44 pills of suspected Hydromorphone
  • Large quantity of Canadian Currency 
  • Digital scale and drug packaging materials 
The seized illicit drugs found on his person have an estimated street value of $19,800.
 

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As a result of the search warrants, officers seized the following:
  • Approximately 1,018 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • 20 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition
  • 15 rounds of 22-25 rifle cartridges
  • 2 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition
The estimated street value of the illicit drugs seized as a result of the search warrants is $151,275.
 
As a result of the investigation, Matthew TAYLOR, 43, of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x 3, contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act 
  • Fail to comply with Probation contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Fail to comply with Judicial Release Order contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Driving while under suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
The accused has been held for bail.
Anyone who would like to report any information related to criminal activity within the community is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.
Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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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Two men arrested, $26,500 of illegal drugs seized in BPS TIGER Unit Investigation

Apr 25, 2022

Inc. # 22-15012
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generating Enforcement and Response Unit (TIGER) completed a drug trafficking investigation. 
As a result of the investigation, three Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants were obtained and executed at addresses located on Clarence Street and Diana Avenue, as well as a vehicle which was associated to the investigation. The search warrants were executed with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team. 
Following the search, officers seized the following:
  • Sawed off air rifle
  • Drug packaging and Digital Scales
  • Canadian currency
  • Approximately 36.6 grams of suspected Methamphetamine
  • Approximately 99.6 grams of suspected Cocaine
  • Approximately 45.2 grams of suspected Fentanyl
  • 13 Tablets of suspected Hydromorphone
The estimated total street value of the illicit drugs seized is $26,515.
  

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As a result of this investigation, Terence Dwaine JOHNSON, 34, and Richard Edward GREENTREE, 47, both of Brantford, each stand charged with the following:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x4, contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act 
The accused have been held for bail.
Anyone who would like to report any information related to criminal activity within the community is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.
Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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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Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Blitz pulls 25 unsafe vehicles from the road, charges dozens more

Apr 25, 2022

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In collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Provincial Police, the Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit conducted commercial motor vehicle inspections in Brantford, April 20 and 21, 2022.  
As a result of this safety initiative, 62 commercial motor vehicles were inspected and the following infractions were found:
  • Vehicles pulled from service due to safety infractions:   25
  • Vehicles requiring maintenance:   10
  • Vehicles requiring annual inspection:   4
  • Vehicles requiring daily inspection:   6
  • Vehicles with improper cargo securement:   3
  • Vehicles with contraband investigations:   3
  • Vehicles with other infractions:    25
 
The Brantford Police Service is committed to increasing public compliance with safe driving in order to prevent collisions, save lives, and reduce injuries on our roads.

CRIME BRIEF: April 21, 2022

Apr 21, 2022

Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           22-14398
Location:          King George Road
On April 16, 2022, patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service were conducting speed enforcement in the area of King George Road and Varadi Avenue when a vehicle was recorded travelling at 86 km/hr. in a 50km/hr. zone.
A traffic stop was conducted, and officers observed signs of intoxication when speaking with the driver.
The driver submitted to a roadside breathalyzer test demand, which he failed. 
At this point 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.
Additionally, the accused was unable to produce a valid insurance card for the vehicle. 
As a result, a 27-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with Operation while Impaired and 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code. 
The accused was also charged with Speeding, 86 km/hr and 50 km/hr zone contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Operate motor vehicle without insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.
The driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle towed.
 

Type:                  Assault
Incident:           22-14347
Location:          Dalhousie Street
On Saturday, April 16, 2022, at approximately 5:40 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend an assault that had occurred within a business located at Dalhousie Street and King Street. 
A man had entered the business however, he had previously been removed from the location and was not welcome to return due to disruptive behaviour. When a staff member approached the accused and asked him to leave, he proceeded to assault the victim, a 40-year-old female. A concerned citizen provided assistance, removing the accused from the business.
At the time of the occurrence, it was determined that the accused was in violation of four valid probation orders. 
Officers attended, located the accused, and as a result of this incident, Ansel Kipp MCNEIL, 32, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
Assault 
Breach of Probation- x 4

 
Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           22-14346
Location:          Dundas Street East
On Saturday, April 16, 2022, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a possible impaired driver in the area of Dundas Street East.
Officers attended, located the vehicle, and in speaking with the driver, observed signs of impairment.
The driver submitted to a roadside breathalyzer test demand, which she failed. At this point the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.
Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
As a result of this investigation, a 26-year-old female of Brantford, stands charged with: 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration contrary to the Criminal Code 
Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended and the vehicle towed.

Type:                  Sexual Assault
Incident:           22-14124
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report that the victim, a 16-year-old female was sexually assaulted and threatened by the accused – a 44-year-old man from Brantford.   
On Saturday, April 9, 2022, the accused is reported to have sexually assaulted the victim within his residence. Additionally, the accused threatened to physically assault the victim’s boyfriend.
After investigation, officers with the Brantford Police Service attended the residence of the accused on Friday, April 15, 2022. The accused answered the door, wielding a hatchet. Officers observed a substance which appeared to be cocaine (approx. 1.2 grams) in clear view.
As a result of this investigation, a 44-year-old man from Brantford was arrested and stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Sexual Assault
  • Theft Under $5000 
  • Utter Threats to cause Bodily Harm 
  • Possession of Controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
Please note: the name of the accused has been withheld from release to protect the identity of the victim.
 
The accused was held for bail.
 

  
Type:                  Assault
Incident:           22-13699
Location:          Nelson Street
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend an assault occurring at a Nelson Street location.
Information was received to indicate that a verbal altercation had occurred between the accused male and three male victims (ages 16, 17 and 47).
The accused is alleged to have approached the first victim (16-year-old male), striking him in the face. Having witnessed the attack, a second male (17-year-old) came to the assistance of the first, pushing the accused off the victim, who then ran for help. The accused then physically assaulted the second male and brandished a screwdriver.
 
A third victim (47-year-old male), came to the assistance of the others, interacting with the accused. 
At this point, the accused verbally threatened the victims and fled area on foot, travelling south on Park Avenue. 
The accused was located and arrested by officers in the area of Colborne Street and Park Avenue at 12:25 a.m. 
Minor physical injuries were sustained by the victims who did not seek medical attention.
Information received indicated that the accused was in violation of a valid release order and a valid probation order.
As a result of the investigation, Jason Anthony LAFORME, 43 of Brantford (No Fixed Address,) stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Assault x 2 
  • Possess weapon for a dangerous purpose 
  • Utter threat to cause death 
  • Breach of Judicial Release 
  • Breach of Probation 
 

Type:                  Theft, Assault
Incident:           22-13761
Location:          Victoria Street
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a dispute at a Victoria Street residence.
It was reported that an argument occurred between the victim, a 57-year-old female, and the accused, a 51-year-old man.
 
During the dispute, the accused left for a brief period of time and then returned, when it is alleged that he removed the door to the unit and became physically aggressive with the victim.
 
The accused then allegedly threatened the victim before leaving with the victim’s cell phone and the door.
As a result, Kirk SKATER, 51, of Harley, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Theft Under x 2
  • Break Enter a Dwelling House with Intent to Commit Indictable Offence 
  • Assault 
  • Intimidation - Use Violence 
An arrest warrant for the accused was issued. The accused was arrested by officers on April 13, 2022. 

Type:                  Assault
Incident:           22-13433
Location:          Colborne Street
On Saturday April 9, 2022, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of an assault that had occurred at a Colborne Street bar.
It was reported that after two men were refused service and asked to leave the establishment by an employee, they proceeded to physically assault the employee, a 49-year-old male victim.  
The victim sustained minor physical injuries. 
Information was received to advise that at the time of the occurrence one of the accused men was in violation of two valid probation orders. 
As a result of the incident, Carl Andrew Richard HILL, 30 of Hagersville, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Assault 
  • Breach Probation x 2
And Lyle Alexander HILL, 30, of Brantford, currently stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Assault 

Type:                  Impaired, Mischief
Incident:           22-13395
Location:          Veterans’ Memorial Parkway
On Saturday, April 9, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend an incident involving two drivers at a location near Blackburn Drive and Veterans Memorial Parkway.
It was reported that the female victim was driving her vehicle along Veterans Memorial Parkway and the accused was operating a second motor vehicle, driving behind her. 
When both vehicles reached a stop near Mount Pleasant Street, the accused is reported to have got out of his vehicle and punched the victim’s front passenger window, causing it to shatter. The accused then returned to his vehicle and proceeded to drive away.
The victim followed the accused in her vehicle and contacted police.
Officers arrived on scene, locating both vehicles stopped at the intersection of Blackburn Drive and Veterans Memorial Parkway. 
Speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication. A roadside screening device was administered, which he failed.
The accused was then transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over twice the legal limit.
As a result, a 43-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired
  • 80 Plus 
  • Mischief Under $5000
Additionally, the drivers licence of the accused was suspended and the vehicle impounded as required by law.
  

Type:                  Possession
Incident:           22-13761
Location:          Darling Street and Queen Street
On Tuesday April 5, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m., while on routine patrol, officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a female seated on the sidewalk at Darling Street and Queen Street preparing to inject herself with what appeared to be illegal narcotics. 
Officers approached the accused, who became confrontational with officers.
The accused was then placed under arrest and search incident to arrest located a small amount of suspected fentanyl.
As a result, a 33-year-old female of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Type:                  Impaired
Incident:           22-12463
Location:          King George Road
On Saturday April 2, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop at 300 King George Road after observing a vehicle speeding excessively on King George Road. 
Officers observed the subject vehicle travelling in an aggressive manner, at an excessive rate of speed, over 100 km/hr, northbound on King George Road. This is a posted 50 km/hour zone. 
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and a roadside screening demand was utilized, which the driver failed.
The driver was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
Additionally, information received indicated the accused was bound by the restrictions of a G2 Ontario drivers’ license and the accused was unable to provide proof of insurance as required by law.
Search incident to arrest located an unopened alcoholic beverage in the cupholder as well as various cannabis products, all within reach of the driver.
As a result, a 21-year-old male from Scotland, stands charged with the following:
  • Over 80mg contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Contravene license condition - driving ability contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act
  • Novice Driver - BAC above zero contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Failed to surrender Insurance Card, contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act 
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act
Additionally, the accused was served a 90-day (ADLS) Administrative Drivers License Suspension, and the vehicle was impounded. 
 

Type:                  Assault
Incident:          22-12213
Location:         Dalhousie Street
On Friday, April 1, 2022, at approximately 11:20 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to respond to an assault that had occurred at a Dalhousie Street location. 
A verbal dispute turned physical, when a 44-year-old female physically assaulted a 72-year-old male victim.
The victim sustained minor injuries.
As a result of the investigation, Christine VANBLYDERVEEN, 44, of Brantford, stands charged with Assault contrary to the Criminal Code.

Ten Charged, $205,000 in Illegal Narcotics Seized in Joint Forces Investigation Project Carbon Copy

Apr 20, 2022

Through funding provided by the Government of Ontario and supported by the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario, joint forces investigation Project Carbon Copy was responsible for the arrests of ten individuals and the seizure of a large quantity of illegal narcotics and currency.   
Led by the Brantford Police Service, with assistance from Haldimand Norfolk County OPP and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, Project Carbon Copy was initiated in October 2021, and focused on dismantling an organized crime group distributing large quantities of fentanyl from Southern Ontario to the northern regions of Ontario.
On April 14, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service received judicial authorization to search five separate residences and a motor vehicle.
Just after midnight on April 14, 2022, officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service initiated a traffic stop on a rental vehicle as it entered into the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Police arrested the four occupants of the motor vehicle, and a subsequent search revealed twelve ounces of suspected fentanyl with a street value of $168,000 concealed within the vehicle. 
As a result of the traffic stop in Sault Ste. Marie, the following individuals stand charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose to traffic, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
Skyler BEAL, 26 years of age from Brantford, Ontario.
Jamal GOMES, 19 years of age from Brantford, Ontario.
Alexis ROSEBRUGH, 21 years of age from St. George, Ontario.
Drew PYNE, 23 years of age from Brantford, Ontario.
Moments after the arrest of the four individuals listed above, the involved police services simultaneously executed five search warrants.
Within a Caledonia residence located on Arnold Marshall Drive, Haldimand Norfolk OPP officers located approximately $45,000 in Canadian currency concealed within a wall of the residence. As a result of the investigation and subsequent search, 26-year-old Edison BEAL was charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose to traffic, trafficking in a controlled substance, and possession of the proceeds of crime.
 
The Brantford Police Service also searched a Darling Street apartment and located material related to cooking fentanyl. 
A third residence associated to Project Carbon Copy, located on Pearl Street, Brantford, was also searched by officers with the Brantford Police Service.
Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service executed a search warrant at a Queen Street West apartment in Sault Ste Marie. At this location police located quantities of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine and two canisters of oleoresin capsicum (OC spray). 
As a result of this search, 43-year-old Shawn SAUNDERS, of Sault Ste. Marie, stands charged with the following offences:
  • Possession of a controlled substance X 4
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to an order X 2
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon X 2
  • Breach of probation
Officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service also searched an adjoining Queen Street West apartment where officers located a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, fentanyl, and crystal methamphetamine within the residence. Shannon MORIN, of Sault Ste. Marie, stands charged with possession of a controlled substance X 3.
As a result of the project, police seized $205,000 worth of illegal substances and charged ten people with drug related offences.
Project Carbon Copy will help to minimize the threat to our communities caused by the distribution of controlled substances including synthetic opioids. By disrupting the operation of criminal networks, our goal is to assist our communities by reducing the violence surrounding the trade of illicit substances. 
The success of this operation can be attributed to the outstanding collaboration of policing partners and agencies, Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario, Brantford Police Services, Ontario Provincial Police, and Sault Ste Marie Police Services.
In support of the search warrants and arrests on April 14, 2022, the Brantford Police Service would like to recognize the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Haldimand Norfolk OPP for their assistance. 
QUOTES
"Project Carbon Copy is an excellent example of the significant cross-agency collaboration necessary to combat the illicit drug trade. It illustrates that crime in Brantford is evolving – it is a lucrative hub for distribution. The tenants that appeal to legitimate business also apply to criminal enterprise. By disrupting the operation of criminal networks, our goal is to assist our community by not only removing drugs from our streets but, by also reducing the violence surrounding the trade of illicit substances in Ontario.”           - Robert A. Davis, Chief of Police, Brantford Police Services
"This is a significant seizure for our community. The intensive investigative work by members of our Crime Suppression Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit lead to approximately $170,000 worth of poison being removed from our community,” says Chief Hugh Stevenson, Sault Ste. Marie Police Services. "This is yet another example of great police work by our members. We are proud to participate in a meaningful Joint Forces Operation.” 
   

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Confiscated Fentanyl – Project Carbon Copy
 
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LOCATED DECEASED - MISSING PERSON: Noriyuki KIKUJI, 83

Apr 20, 2022

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UPDATE April 20, 2022:
At approximately 3:50 p.m. this afternoon, officers with the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) located missing person, 83-year-old Noriyuki Kikuji deceased in a wooded area near Welton Road.
Mr. Kikuji was reported missing from his home Saturday, April 16, 2022. Information received from members of the public allowed investigators to focus search efforts in the area of Lynden Road and Garden Avenue.
During the extensive search, Brantford Police Service Patrol Officers and the BPS Emergency Response Team received the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Helicopter Team. 
Investigators are now working in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office. Foul play is not suspected.  
We would like to thank the public for their assistance and information as we worked to locate Mr. Kikuji. This is not the outcome any of us were hoping for. 
The Brantford Police Service would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Kikuji. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult and emotional time.
 
UPDATE - April 18, 2022:
Brantford Police Service would like to thank members of the public for their continued assistance in the search for missing person, 83-year-old, Noriyuki Kikuji. 
Based on information received, investigators believe that Mr. Kikuji may be in the Brantwood Park / Lynden Hills area.
We are asking area residents in this area to pay close attention to their backyards and other property and check any video footage for sightings of Mr. Kikuji.
Please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 with any information which may help to locate him.
 
 

 
Inc # 22-14424
The Brantford Police Service are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 83-year-old male, Noriyuki Kikuji.
Mr. Kikuji is a small statured man of Japanese descent and is known to frequent the Downtown and East Ward areas on foot. 
Mr. Kikuji was last seen on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., leaving his residence on Brock Street, heading south bound on foot towards Dalhousie Street.
The attached photo shows the clothing Mr. Kikuji was wearing at the time he was last seen – dark pants, dark shoes, and a blue hooded jacket with a dark-coloured hood.
Police and family are concerned for Mr. Kikuji’s well-being and are asking anyone who may have seen him to please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 
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Seven suspected stolen vehicles recovered from Mohawk Lake

Apr 13, 2022

Inc. # 22-13241
Seven suspected stolen vehicles have been retrieved from Mohawk Lake, with initial investigation finding no involvement with any other crime.
On Friday, April 8, 2022, Brantford Police Service officers with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police Dive Team recovered seven vehicles located submerged in Mohawk Lake.
Initial investigation found no evidence to suspect these vehicles were involved with any other crime.
This is being treated as a property crime investigation, as many of the vehicles are believed to be stolen.
All recovered vehicles were 1970’s models and have sustained significant damage as a result of being submerged in the water for what appears to be an extended period of time. The recovered vehicles are as follows:
#1  AMC Pacer               1975-1977     red
#2  Ford Cortina            1972-1975     brown
#3  Chevrolet C10         1970-1975    blue 
#4  Plymouth Caravelle          1978     green
#5  Chrysler Cordoba             1977     white 
#6  Pontiac GTX            1970–1975    white
#7  Buick Riviera           1970-1975     blue
   
 

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  Pictured above: Left - Chevrolet C10 (1970-1975) and Right - 1977 Chrysler Cordoba 
The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the OPP Dive Team for their assistance with recovery efforts and would also like to thank Mohawk Park area residents for their patience and cooperation as the work was being conducted. 
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BPS seek suspect information in stabbing

Apr 12, 2022

Inc. # 22-13641
Investigators with the Branford Police Service are investigating a stabbing and seek suspect information from the public.
On Monday, April 11, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a residence located near Colborne Street and Peel Street after receiving a report of a stabbing. 
Officers attended and located a male victim who had sustained multiple stab wounds.  
The victim was transported to hospital where he received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are looking for two male suspects, who were reported to have been wearing all black clothing and masks covering their faces. The suspects fled the scene on foot. A detailed description of the suspects is not available at this time. 
Officers have reason to believe this may be a targeted attack and do not feel this incident poses a threat to public safety.
Police are currently seeking any information that may lead to identifying the suspects.
Anyone who may have information, or video footage from the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact Detective Cst. Cotter of Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2271. 
Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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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