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June 2024 - News

June 2024 - News

June 2024 - News

BPS Seeking identification of motorcycle

Jun 27, 2024

Incident 24-26911

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The Brantford Police Service are seeking information of the owner or operator of the pictured white and orange motorcycle. This motorcycle was involved in a dangerous driving related offence south bound on Paris Road on June 27, 2024, at approximately 10:54 am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable S. PARKS at 519-756-7050 ext. 2875 or email sparks@police.brantford.on.ca

BPS arrest 22-year-old Brantford man and woman for child pornography related offences

Jun 26, 2024


As a result of an investigation launched by the Brantford Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE), a 22-year-old Brantford man and a 22-year-old Brantford woman have been arrested and are facing child pornography charges. 

Members of the Brantford Police Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit recently executed a search warrant at an address in Brantford after receiving a tip through the National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. Officers seized multiple computers, cellphones, and electronic devices during the course of the search and performed a follow up investigation. 

Detectives working in the ICE Unit found evidence of child pornography on the various devices. 
As a result of the investigation, on June 25, 2024, a 22-year-old male and a 22-year-old female, both of Brantford, were arrested and held for a bail hearing. The two accused are each facing a charge of Accessing Child Pornography, contrary to the Criminal Code.

The Brantford Police ICE Unit are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information related to this case or has information relating to sexual crimes against children are urged to call the Brantford Police ICE Unit at 519-756-0113. 

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

The Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet in 2007. The Provincial Strategy is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 27 municipal police services. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy and has recognized that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.

The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches, and anonymity; however, the Brantford Police Service is committed to ensuring the safety of our community’s children and taking action against online sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. 

For safety tips, please visit the Canadian Centre of Child Protection website at www.protectchildren.ca or www.cybertip.ca 

Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

BPS Constable Trevor Taylor Awarded the 2023 Ontario Medal for Police Bravery

Jun 18, 2024

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As announced by the Ministry of the Solicitor General, at a ceremony held at Queen’s Park on Monday, June 17, 2024, Brantford Police Service Constable Trevor Taylor received the 2023 Ontario Medal for Police Bravery in recognition of his actions while on duty.

On March 19, 2023, members of the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of a woman jumping off a bridge into the Grand River. Despite harsh weather conditions and strong currents, Constable Trevor Taylor bravely plunged into the icy water but could not reach her. Undeterred, he continued tracking her until she was caught on something downstream. Ignoring his safety, he dove in again, successfully pulling her from the river with the help of another officer. Despite the freezing weather and dangerous current, Constable Taylor’s selfless and fearless actions were instrumental in locating and attempting to save the woman.

The Ontario Medal for Police Bravery was created in 1975 and recognizes acts of extraordinary courage and bravery performed by members of Ontario’s police services. These medals are the province’s highest honours and are awarded to police officers who have demonstrated great courage in risking their lives to save the lives of others.

"The courage these exceptional police officers have displayed is truly remarkable,” said the Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. "Each one of the recipients has gone well above and beyond their duties, and we are proud to recognize the impact of their selfless service on their communities and on our province.”

For additional information, including the full list of recipients, please visit:   

ATV driver collides with police cruiser, flees on foot

Jun 18, 2024

Members of the Brantford Police Service are actively seeking the driver of an ATV who collided with a police cruiser and fled on foot.
On Monday, June 17, 2024, at approximately 9:45 p.m., an officer with the Brantford Police Service who was on patrol in the area of Market Street South and Erie Avenue observed an ATV and two dirt bikes travelling in a dangerous manner.
The officer attempted to stop the vehicles. The dirt bikes fled the scene. The ATV driver collided his vehicle with the police cruiser in the roadway near Erie Avenue and Clarence Street.   
The driver of the ATV then left his vehicle, fleeing the area on foot. The suspect fled southbound behind the forested area at Clarence Street and Erie Avenue.
The police cruiser sustained moderate damage and the police officer sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.
Area roads were closed briefly to conduct the investigation. The suspect remains outstanding, and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone that would like to report information related to this incident are asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 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/

BPS arrest Brantford man, recover $150,000 in stolen construction equipment after break and enter

Jun 17, 2024


Members of the Brantford Police Service Uniform Patrol Section arrested a 36-year-old Brantford man on June 12, 2024, after executing a search warrant at a West Street property. Over $150,000 worth of construction tools and equipment were recovered by police and returned to the owner. The equipment was reported stolen on June 11, 2024, from a break and enter that had occurred at a construction site in a nearby jurisdiction. 

The search warrant was executed at a West Street property and the items, which included a towable power generator, trailer, various construction tools and equipment, were recovered. The total value of the equipment recovered was approximately $150,000. 

The accused was located and arrested at the West Street location.

Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team were involved with the execution of the search warrant and the investigation. 

As a result, a 36-year-old Brantford man stands charged with the following violations of the Criminal Code:
  • Break & Enter
  • Theft over $5,000
  • Possession of Stolen Goods over $5,000

Additionally, the accused was found to have three outstanding warrants and was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone that would like to report criminal activity within the community is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 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/ 

Brantford police arrest man after incidents on walking trail

Jun 13, 2024

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Brantford police have arrested a 34-year-old Brantford man for the offences of sexual assault and criminal harassment in relation to two separate incidents occurring on the walking trails near Shellard Lane and Colborne Street West.

The first incident occurred on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at approximately 9:00 a.m., where the man approached a female on the trail and the second incident occurred on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at approximately 9:15 a.m. after the man approached another female. Details of the incidents and information related to the victims will not be provided.

The accused was arrested Wednesday, June 12, 2024, and was held for a bail hearing.

Sexual assault is any unwanted act of a sexual nature imposed by one person upon another. Forced or coerced intercourse, grabbing, touching, or kissing can be defined as sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant offers a free 24-hour crisis and support line; contact 519-751-3471 or www.sacbrant.ca for more information.

Members of the public can expect to see an increased police presence on local walking trails by the Brantford Police Service Park Patrollers. 

Police believe it is possible that there may be other victims and are asking anyone with information related to similar incidents to come forward and contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - Brantford Crime Stoppers by 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/

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