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June 2023 - News

June 2023 - News

June 2023 - News

Brantford Police Service and Dairee Delite partner to launch “Operation Delite”

Jun 27, 2023

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With the start of summer vacation approaching, patrol officers with the Brantford police will be on the look out for Brantford youth who are caught in the act… of doing something good! 

In partnership with Brantford’s Dairee Delite, BPS is launching "Operation Delite” to reward youth in Brantford for committing good deeds and demonstrating positive behaviour.    

Youth who are caught in the act by an officer will be provided a coupon that can be redeemed for a free ice cream or yogurt cone at Dairee Delite, 10 King George Road, Brantford.

Celebrating their 70th anniversary this season, Dariee Delite continues to be a local favourite for Branford families. "Dariee Delite is thrilled to partner with the Brantford Police Service to help support the community who supports us,” stated Sarah Disher-Neddow, owner of Dairee Delite.

"BPS is excited to launch Operation Delite to recognize and reward the youth of Brantford for their positive behaviour. This program is a great way to foster a sense of community and build relationships with our youngest citizens,” stated Robin Matthews-Osmond, BPS Corporate Communications Manager.   

Demonstrating community pride, participating in community activities, helping a friend, practicing personal safety – such as wearing bicycle helmets or observing road crossing rules, can all be reasons for an officer to issue a ticket. 

Operation Delite will run for the duration of the summer.

The Brantford Police Service is committed to enhancing safety for all, by engaging and supporting a unified community.

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BPS seeking witnesses of motor vehicle collision

Jun 19, 2023

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The Brantford Police Service is seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a motor vehicle collision involving a motor vehicle and a man on an electric scooter which occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the intersection of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Elgin Street.
 
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have dash cam footage of the incident is asked to contact Cst. Shannon Parks with the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext 2875 or sparks@police.brantford.on.ca  


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BPS continue to investigate assault, seek public information

Jun 19, 2023

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The Brantford Police Service continue to investigate an assault and are seeking additional suspect information from the public. 

On Saturday, June 17, 2023, at approximately 11:45 A.M., it was reported that three male suspects assaulted a male victim at a residence in the area of Mary Street and Murray Street. 

The victim sustained serious injuries as a result of the assault.

The male suspects fled on foot, heading eastbound on Mary Street, towards Brock Street.

The suspects have been described to police as follows:
 
Suspect 1 – Male, white, wearing a red shirt, black shorts, white shoes and carrying a black satchel 
Suspect 2 – Male, white, wearing all black clothing, carrying a black backpack
Suspect 3 – Male, white, wearing a red shirt and dark coloured pants

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Police are asking any members of the public who reside close to or were near the location of the incident, and who have not already done so, to review any video surveillance footage which may have captured the suspects. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Leonard Van Holst at 519-756-7050 ext 2863. 

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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Accused now facing charges including attempted murder

Jun 14, 2023

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As a result of the interactions which occurred on May 29, 2023, the accused was advised of the following charges on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

A 27-year-old man from Paris, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Attempt to commit murder
  • Dangerous operation of vehicle
  • Flight from police officer
  • Failure to stop after accident

The accused was scheduled to attend a bail hearing, June 13, 2023.

The province’s Special investigations Unit remains involved in this incident and, as such, the Brantford Police Service is unable to provide further comment at this time.  

Any further inquiries may be directed to SIU communications at: Kristy.Denette@ontario.ca 

 

 

May 29, 2023
 
SIU invokes mandate after man injured during arrest 

On Monday, May 29, 2023, at approximately 2:15 p.m., members of the Brantford Police Service were conducting an investigation that led to an interaction with an adult male at an address in Paris, Ontario. As a result of the interaction, the man was transported to hospital for treatment.

As required by law, Brantford Police Service has notified the province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As such, Brantford Police Service will be unable to provide further information or comment related to the incident.

Police will remain at locations in Paris and Brantford locations throughout the evening. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use alternate routes and avoid the area if possible.

We would like to advise the public that there is no threat to public safety.

Any further inquiries may be directed to SIU communications at: Kristy.Denette@ontario.ca 


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UPDATE: Suspect in custody, incident safely resolved

Jun 11, 2023

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A male suspect has been arrested and is in police custody after an incident at a Wellington Street apartment building.

At approximately 11:50 p.m., the accused surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident.

Officers had received information that the suspect was in possession of a firearm and had threatened occupants of the unit. Out of an abundance of caution, a shelter in place order had been issued for the apartment buildings located at 129 Wellington Street and 150 Darling Street.

The shelter in place order has now been lifted. Officers will remain on scene to complete the investigation.

The Brantford Police Service would like to thank residents for their cooperation while officers worked to safely resolve the situation. 



Officers with the Brantford Police Service are on scene at a Wellington Street apartment building after a reported disturbance, where one man has been injured.  

On Sunday, June 11, 2023, at approximately 7:00 p.m., multiple 9-1-1 calls were received to report a disturbance where one man was assaulted inside an apartment building located at 129 Wellington Street.

A disturbance involving several individuals was reported to have occurred, with one person assaulted. The victim has been offered treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers are currently on scene, attempting to arrest a male suspect who has locked himself within an apartment. Officers are working towards a safe resolution.

Out of an abundance of caution, police are asking residents within the apartment buildings at 129 Wellington Street and 150 Darling Street to shelter in place and remain within their apartments until further direction has been received from officers.

As this investigation is active and ongoing, additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone who may have information which would assist investigators are 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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BPS TIGER Unit seize over $500,000 in illicit drugs; Paris man arrested

Jun 1, 2023

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On Monday, May 29, 2023, the Brantford Police Service concluded a drug investigation funded by the Government of Ontario, Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario. The Brantford Police Service Criminal Intelligence Unit, Tactical Intelligence Generated Enforcement and Response Unit, and the High Enforcement Action Team completed the investigation, named Project REACT.

The Ontario Government funded the three-month drug investigation, which commenced in March of 2023, involving a suspected drug dealer engaged in trafficking cocaine and other illicit substances within the City of Brantford and surrounding jurisdictions.

On May 29, 2023, the Brantford Police Service arrested the subject of the investigation, near the intersection of St. George Street and Tollgate Road, Brantford. Following the arrest, the accused was found to be in possession of the following:
  • Approximately 2039 grams of suspected cocaine, with an estimated street value of $203,960

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The Brantford Police Service executed a total of four Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants at the following locations: Scenic Ridge Gate, Paris; a property in Bancroft; a Park Road North, Brantford business and a vehicle, in relation to the investigation. 

Upon executing a search warrant of the residence locates at Scenic Ridge Gate, Paris, Brantford police located and seized the following items:
  • Approximately 722 grams of suspected cocaine, with an estimated street value of $72,270
  • Approximately 496 grams of suspected fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $99,300
  • Approximately 938 grams of suspected methamphetamine, with a maximum street value of $122,044
  • 694 suspected hydromorphone pills, with an estimated street value of $6940
  • 240 suspected oxycodone pills, with an estimated street value of $1200

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Upon executing a search warrant of the vehicle, Brantford police located and seized the following items:
  • 73 suspected hydromorphone pills, with an estimated street value of $730
  • 38 suspected oxycodone pills, with an estimated street value of $190
  • 37.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $4862 
 
As a result of Project REACT, an estimated total street value of $ 511,496 of illicit drugs, and one motor vehicle were seized. One male from Paris has been charged with the following offences.

Michael SAYLES, 27, of Paris, stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (cocaine)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (fentanyl)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (methamphetamine)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (hydromorphone)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (oxycodone)
Project REACT is another successful project helping to minimize the threat to our communities caused by the distribution of controlled substances, and criminal activity related to trafficking. By disrupting the operation of criminal networks, our goal is to assist our communities by reducing the violence surrounding the trade of illicit substances. 

In support of the search warrants and arrests related to Project REACT, the Brantford Police Service would like to recognize the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario, for their continued funding and dedication in keeping communities safe in Ontario.

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286. Anonymous information can be provided by contacting Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

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