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Two men facing numerous weapons charges after firearm observed at bar

Sep 6, 2023

23-40199

Two men were arrested and are facing numerous weapons related charges after a concealed firearm was observed at a local nightclub.

On Sunday, September 3, 2023, at 12:50 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a Market Street bar after receiving a call to report of a man in possession of a handgun.

It was reported that the man displayed a gun while in the bar and was leaving in a vehicle. A description of the suspect and vehicle was provided to police.

Officers attended the area, quickly located the vehicle, and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Dalhousie Street and Brant Avenue. 

Three men were arrested without incident. Investigation determined that the male driver of the vehicle was found not to be involved in the criminal offence and released.

A search of the vehicle, incident to arrest, located a loaded, modified, firearm which had been illegally modified allowing it to change from semi to fully automatic, ammunition, and two loaded magazines. One of the magazines was an extended magazine capable of carrying over 30 rounds of ammunition.

 

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Additional information received indicated that both men were in violation of several firearms prohibition orders.

As a result of the investigation, a 32-year-old male who is a non-resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Careless Use of a Firearm 
  • Carry a Concealed Weapon 
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 
  • Possession of a Weapon 
  • Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm 
  • Making an Automatic Firearm 
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition 
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device - Magazine x 2 
  • Firearm or Weapon: Possession contrary to Prohibition Order  x 3

Additionally, a 32-year-old male, who is a resident of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Careless Use of a Firearm 
  • Carry a Concealed Weapon 
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 
  • Possession of a Weapon 
  • Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm 
  • Making an Automatic Firearm 
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition 
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device – Magazine x 2 
  • Firearm or Weapon: Possession contrary to Prohibition Order 

Both men were held for a bail hearing. 


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CRIME BRIEF: September 5, 2023

Sep 5, 2023

Type:               Impaired
Incident:       23-40446
Location:     Jo Whitney Court

On Monday, September 4, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit were conducting traffic enforcement along Mount Pleasant Street when a vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. Officers initiated a traffic stop. The accused travelled for several blocks before stopping for police.

When speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment.
Roadside testing was conducted, which indicated a "fail”. The accused was then 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, a 21-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration
  • Speeding (87 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone)

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.
 

Type:             Weapons
Incident:     23-40020
Location:     Clarence Street and Henry Street

On Friday, September 1, 2023, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a report of a suspicious person believed to be in possession of a handgun at a location near Clarence Street and Henry Street.

Officers attended and quickly located the suspect who was arrested. Search incident to arrest located a replica firearm (bb gun) which was turned over to police.

 


Type:           Impaired
Incident:    23-39666
Location:   Charing Cross Street and West Street

On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a call to report a possible impaired driver in the area of West Street and Charing Cross Street.

Officers located the subject vehicle at the intersection of West Street and Charing Cross Street and initiated a traffic stop.

Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. Roadside testing was conducted to determine the sobriety of the driver. The driver failed the testing, was arrested, and transported in order to provide additional samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples provided indicated the accused was over the legal limit.
As a result, a 63-year-old female resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 

  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration 

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.




Type:           Impaired
Incident:    23-39613
Location:   Grand Street

On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at approximately 11:15 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a call to report a possible impaired driver in the area of Grand Street.

Officers attended and located the subject vehicle within a Grand Street parking lot. Officers were approached by a man who advised he was the owner of the vehicle. Signs of impairment were observed by officers when speaking with the accused.

Roadside testing was conducted to determine the sobriety of the driver. The driver failed the testing, was arrested, and transported in order to provide additional samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples were over twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 67-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the Criminal Code offence of Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration.

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.

Two arrested, facing numerous charges after road rage incident with firearm

Aug 31, 2023

23-38420

Officers with the Brantford Police Service have arrested a man and woman after a road rage incident involving a firearm. 

On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at approximately 5:20 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a Paris Road location after receiving a report of an active road rage incident involving two vehicles.

The accused is alleged to have been travelling as a passenger in a vehicle, behind the victim’s vehicle, westbound on Powerline Road towards Paris Road.
Officers were advised the victim continued to drive to get away from the accused.

The two vehicles continued onto Paris Road, northbound, when the victim pulled over to the side of the road. It was reported to police that the accused also stopped, left his vehicle, and began to punch the passenger side window of the victim’s vehicle. 

At this time, officers arrived on scene and observed the accused drop a firearm on the road before running to his vehicle.

Officers attempted to arrest the accused, who ignored police commands, resisted arrest, assaulting an officer in efforts to flee. 

After a short time, the accused was taken into custody and the loaded, semi-automatic handgun he was in possession of, was seized by police.

The female driver of the vehicle the accused was travelling in was also arrested.
 
Search incident to arrest found the accused man was in possession of approximately 11.4 grams of suspected fentanyl with an estimated street value of $2850 in addition to a quantity of Canadian currency. The accused woman was found to be in possession of approximately 0.8 grams of suspected cocaine, with an estimated street value of $80.

Information was received to indicate that the accused man was in violation of a valid release order.

As a result, a 20-year-old male, non-resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and CDSA offences: 
  • Careless use of firearm
  • Carry firearm in unsafe manner
  • Pointing firearm
  • Possess prohibited firearm
  • Possess prohibited device – magazine
  • Possess weapon dangerous
  • Carry concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Possession of firearm in vehicle
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Fail to comply with judicial release order
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking

And a 19-year-old female resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and CDSA offences:
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Possession a controlled substance

The accused man was held for bail and the accused female was released on a Form 10.


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UPDATE - Person of interest identified

Aug 30, 2023

23-39354, 23-39355, 23-39360
 
UPDATE: Person of interest identified

Investigators have now identified the person of interest. 

At this time, we would ask media outlets to remove the previously released photograph from circulation.


 
UPDATE: August 30, 2023
 
BPS Seek to identify person of interest - updated to include photo 
 
Investigators with the Brantford Police Service have received a photograph of the person of interest detailed below and are circulating the photograph in hopes that additional information from the public will help to identify this person.

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact Brantford police 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/ 


 
ORIGINAL RELEASE: August 29, 2023

The Brantford Police Service is investigating three separate suspicious incidents and are seeking additional information from the public in an effort to identify the suspect.

On Monday, August 28, 2023, police received three separate calls to 300 King George Road, all occurring between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. All three calls are believed to involve the same suspect man and vehicle.

In all three incidents, it was reported that the man approached youth within the parking lot, located at King George Road and Powerline Road. No physical injuries were reported as a result.  

The suspect was described to police as follows: white male, 40-50 years of age, large/ muscular build, with long brown/grey hair in a ponytail, wearing a black t-shirt and shorts.

The suspect is reported to have left the parking lot, driving a vehicle described to police as a dark blue pick-up truck (possibly a Dodge Ram).

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Police are asking any members of the public who were near the location of the incidents, and who have not already done so, to review any video surveillance or dash cam footage. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Brantford police 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 Launch Back-to-School Road Safety Blitz

Aug 29, 2023

With the first day of school quickly approaching, the Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit will launch a Back-to-School Road Safety Blitz, looking for aggressive drivers, persons speeding, distracted drivers, and to conduct stop sign enforcement during the month of September.
 
As kids return to school, we ask everyone to be extra careful on our city streets, as children may not pay attention to the rules of the roads or watch for moving cars. We would like to remind motorists and pedestrians the importance of working together to ensure our roads remain a safe place.
 
At this time, we would also like to remind drivers of the new penalties for Stunt Driving under the Highway Traffic Act. If you are travelling 40km/hr over the posted speed limit in speed zones below 80 km/hr, you will now be charged with Stunt Driving. 
 
In addition to fees and demerit points, a driver charged with Stunt Driving will now receive a 30-day driver licence suspension and a 14-day vehicle impoundment. 
 
Motorists are also reminded to use caution around school buses. When a school bus has stopped and activated its flashing red lights, all vehicles travelling behind or approaching the bus must come to a complete stop before reaching the bus. Drivers who fail to stop in these conditions face a minimum $400 fine and six demerit points for a first offence. If a vehicle is identified to fail for a school bus the registered owner can also receive a $400 fine.
 
Parents are encouraged to review and practice safety rules with their children to ensure they are familiar with their route to the bus or school.
 
We urge motorists and pedestrians to commute safely, free from distractions and to use extra caution when travelling through residential areas, school zones and along bus routes. Please slow down and be alert for children travelling to and from school. Community safety is a shared responsibility.
 
For more information and further clarification regarding the rules of the road, please visit the Ministry of Transportation website.

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CRIME BRIEF: August 29, 2023

Aug 29, 2023

Type:               Weapons
Incident:       23-39079
Location:      Sympatica Crescent

On Sunday, August 27, 2023, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a Sympatica Crescent residence after receiving a report of a drive-by shooting where a man had been injured.

Officers attended the scene where one male victim with a gunshot wound to his leg was located. It was reported to police that the injuries were the result of a drive-by shooting. Suspect information was provided to police.

The male was assessed by attending paramedics before being transported to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Through investigation, it was determined that the report of a drive-by shooting was falsely provided to police and did not occur. The gunshot wound appeared to be self-inflicted. 
 
The accused was found to be in possession of a complete firearm, seven 3-D printed firearm receivers – one with a tampered serial number, a bag of components used for manufacturing additional firearms, ammunition, two prohibited magazines and a large quantity of suspected fentanyl. 

Additional information received by police indicated that the accused was in violation of a valid court order.

As a result of this investigation, a 21-year-old male non-resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and CDSA offences: 
  • Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Ammunition
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm x 8
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm x 8
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm – Device x 2
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm x 8
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm x 8
  • Weapon or Firearm: Manufacture x 8
  • Failure to Report Finding Firearm, Weapon, Device or Ammunition
  • Tampering with Serial Number of Firearm
  • Public Mischief
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 - Fentanyl
 
The accused was held for bail. 
 


Type:               Impaired
Incident:       23-39025
Location:      Market Street South

On Saturday, August 26, 2023, at approximately 9:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call regarding a possible impaired driver in the area of Market Street South and Icomm Drive.

Officers attended and located the suspect vehicle. Speaking with the driver, police observed signs of impairment.

The accused was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over the legal limit.

As a result, a 25-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Impaired Operation 
  • 80 Plus 
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.
 


Type:               Impaired
Incident:       23-38862
Location:      King George Road

On Saturday, August 26, 2023, at approximately 2:00 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling at a very high rate of speed within a construction zone on King George Road near Powerline Road.
 
The vehicle registered a speed of 116 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone. The area was a signed construction zone, with workers present at the time of the incident.

A traffic stop was conducted. Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. An open container of alcohol was observed within reach of the driver.

Additionally, the accused was unable to provide proof of valid insurance and a valid vehicle permit. 

Roadside breath testing was conducted, which the accused failed.  

The accused was subsequently arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old female, non-resident of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Operation while Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Speeding 116km/h in a 60km/h Zone - Construction Zone - Worker Present, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Drive Motor Vehicle - Perform Stunt - Speeding By 40 Or More km/h In a Zone Less Than 80km/h, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Driving Motor Vehicle with Liquor Readily Available, contrary to the Liquor Licence and Control Act 
  • Fail to Surrender Insurance Card, contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act 
  • Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
 
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.


Type:              Suspect Identification
Incident:       23-38829
Location:      Mohawk Street and Emilie Street

Officers with the Brantford police are investigating a disturbance which occurred August 25, 2023, at approximately 2:20 p.m., in the area of Mohawk Street near Emilie Street and are seeking information from the public in an effort to identify the following individual shown in the photographs below.

Image: suspect photo

 

Image: suspect photo

  

The individual is described as a white male, 30-40 years, wearing a black shirt, dark pants, and a baseball hat. The individual was driving a vehicle which appears to be a dark coloured 2020-2023 GMC Terrain; either Ebony Twilight Metallic or Marine Metallic. 

If anyone has information that could help to identify the man in this photo, please contact Brantford police 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/ 



Type:              Suspicious Persons - UPDATED August 31, 2023
Incident:       23-38443
Location:      Glenwood Drive

UPDATE: Please be advised that the individuals in the previously provided photographs have been identified. No criminal activity has occurred and in the interest of privacy, we would ask media outlets to remove the photographs from circulation.
 
Officers with the Brantford Police Service are investigating a report involving suspicious persons and are seeking information from the public in an effort to identify the individuals.

The individuals in the photographs below attended a Glenwood Drive residence twice between August 23 and 24, 2023.
 
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If anyone has information that could help to identify the individuals in this photo, please contact Constable Emma Hill at 519-756-7050 ext 2802. 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: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 


    
Type:              Impaired- Drug
Incident:       23-38227  
Location:      Peel Street

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Peel Street from Nelson Street in an erratic manner before striking a hydro pole.

Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and the accused was provided the demand to complete a drug recognition evaluation. As a result of the testing, the accused was determined to be impaired by drug.

Information was received to indicate that the accused was driving while under suspension.

As a result, a 53-year-old female resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation while Impaired
  • Dangerous Operation

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.



Type:               Impaired - Drug
Incident:       23-38215
Location:      Market Street South

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at approximately 10:35 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a Market Street South location after receiving a call from a concerned citizen to advise of a possible impaired driver.

Officers arrived on scene and located the subject vehicle, occupied by a lone male driver. The vehicle was parked at the time of the officer’s arrival.

Speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. 

A drug recognition evaluation was performed where it was determined that the accused’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired. 

As a result, a 35-year-old male, who is a non-resident of Brantford, stands charged with Operation while Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code. 

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.


Crime Brief: August 18, 2023

Aug 18, 2023

Type:                 Weapons
Incident:          23-37478
Location:         Nelson Street

On Friday, August 18, 2023, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a Nelson Street location after receiving a report of a disturbance involving two men. It was reported that one of the men had threatened the other before departing the area on foot. The accused was reported to be in possession of a knife.

Officers attended and quickly located the accused at a Market Street location. The accused was arrested. The knife which was alleged to have been utilized in the incident was located nearby.

As a result, a 43-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Uttering Threats
 


Type:                 Assault
Incident:          23-37313
Location:         Marlene Avenue

On Thursday, August 15, 2023, at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call related to an assault at a Marlene Avenue residence.

A man was reported to have caused a disturbance within the residence, allegedly threatening on-site security with a knife before leaving the building on foot.

Information received indicated the accused was in violation of a judicial release and a valid court order.

Officers attended, located, and arrested the accused nearby.

As a result, a 34-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm 
  • Failure to Comply with Judicial Release 
  • Disobeying Court Order 

The accused was held for a bail hearing. 
 


Type:                 Impaired
Incident:          23-36653
Location:         Queen Street and Chatham Street

On Sunday, August 13, 2023, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service investigated a possible impaired driver after a vehicle travelled the wrong way on a one-way road and hit a police vehicle. 

Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over three times the legal limit.

As a result, a 32-year-old female resident of Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Operation while Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Operation while Impaired, BAC, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Drive Wrong Way – One-Way Traffic, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Novice Driver, B.A.C. Above Zero, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.
 


Type:                 Impaired
Incident:          23-36628
Location:         Lynden Road and Brantwood Park Road

On Saturday, August 12, 2023, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call reporting a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lynden Road and Roy Boulevard.

A concerned citizen called to report a male was unconscious in the driver seat of the vehicle. The caller had attempted to wake the man but was unable to.

Officers arrived on scene, and observed the man awake and speaking with attending EMS. Officers observed signs of impairment and drug paraphernalia. 

The accused was placed under arrest for Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs, and was transported to submit to a drug evaluation. It the opinion of the drug recognition expert that the accused was impaired. 

As a result of the investigation, a 27-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violation: 
  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs 

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.
 

Type:                 Assault
Incident:          23-36627
Location:         Market Street South

On Saturday, August 12, 2023, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police were dispatched to attend an assault related call for service at a location near Icomm Drive and Market Street South.

Information was received that two females had been approached by a man and woman who accused them of stealing their belongings. The victims and the accused were previously unknown to each other.

A verbal dispute occurred. The dispute escalated when one of the accused is alleged to have hit one of the victims. The other accused is alleged to have hit the victim’s vehicle with a baseball bat.

One of the victims received minor physical injuries as a result of the incident.
Officers attended and arrested both of the accused.

As a result, a 32-year-old female resident of Brantford stands charged with Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code, and a 44-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
 


Type:                 Impaired
Incident:          23-36495
Location:         Darling Street

On Saturday, August 12, 2023, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a Darling Street location after receiving a report to advise of a possible impaired driver.

Officers were advised that a vehicle had crashed into a fence and the driver was observed displaying strange behaviour. 

Officers attended and, in speaking with the driver, observed signs of impairment. The accused was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over twice the legal limit.

Additionally, as required by law, the driver was unable to provide her licence, proof of valid insurance, and the vehicle was being operated without a valid permit. 

As a result, a 35-year-old female non-resident of Brantford was arrested and stands charged with the following offences:
  • Operation while Impaired – Alcohol, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Operation while Impaired – Blood alcohol concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Driver Fail to Surrender Licence, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Drive Motor Vehicle Not Currently Validated, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Fail to Have Insurance Card
 
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.



Type:                 Impaired
Incident:          23-36451
Location:         West Street

On Friday, August 11, 2023, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a call to report a possible impaired driver in the area of Blackfriar Lane and Brier Park Road.

At approximately 6:10 p.m., a single motor vehicle collision occurred when the subject vehicle collided with a hydro pole at West Street near Fleet Street.

Officers arrived on scene and, in speaking with the driver, observed signs of impairment.

The accused was subsequently arrested for Impaired Operation, and was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over three times the legal limit.

As a result, a 33-year-old female resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation while Impaired
  • Operation while Impaired Blood Alcohol Concentration
 
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the licence of the driver was suspended.
 

 
Type:                 Weapons
Incident:          23-36355
Location:         Colborne Street and Icomm Drive

On Friday, August 11, 2023, at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of an attempted robbery of a financial institution located at Colborne Street and Icomm Drive.

It was reported that a man had entered the bank with his face concealed and brandished a knife towards staff before fleeing on foot.

Officers arrived on scene and searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate the man.

On Saturday, August 12, 2023, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the suspect was located by members of the Brantford Police Park Patrol Unit at a Dalhousie Street location.

The accused was arrested by officers. During the search incident to arrest, the knife alleged to have been used in the offence was located in possession of the accused and seized by police.

Upon further investigation, it was learned that the accused was in violation of two separate Probation Orders.

As a result, a 42-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charges with the following Criminal Code offences.
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Probation Order: Non-Compliance x 2
 
The accused was held for bail.



Type:                 Assault / Weapon
Incident:          23-36220
Location:         Market Street

On Thursday, August 10, 2023, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of an assault involving two men at a Market Street location.

Officers attended and upon arrival observed two men arguing. One of the men had sustained an injury, appearing to have been stabbed in the face. The victim was then transported by Emergency Services to hospital to receive medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries.

The accused male was arrested, search incident to arrest located a small amount of suspected fentanyl in his possession.

Additionally, the accused was determined to be in violation of a valid probation order. 

As a result, a 67-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act violations: 
  • Probation Order - Non-Compliance 
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Aggravated Assault 
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose 
  • Possession Schedule 1 - Fentanyl 
 
The accused was held for bail. 

BPS seeking witnesses of collision

Aug 17, 2023

23-35206

The Brantford Police Service are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a collision that occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m., on Friday, August 4, 2023, in the area of Brant Avenue and Henrietta Street involving a motorcycle and a car.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, including dashcam or surveillance footage of the collision, is asked to contact Constable Benjamin Alexander at 519-756-0113 ext. 2285. 


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Nearly $100M in illegal cannabis seized, 18 arrested in large-scale drug operation

Aug 14, 2023

23-31435

 

Image: Image of evidence


Police seized nearly $100 million in illegal cannabis and arrested 18 people after large-scale drug operation was dismantled.

Members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generated Enforcement and Response Unit (TIGER) and the Ontario Provincial Police Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET) entered into an investigation involving a large-scale, unauthorized cannabis grow operation in July 2023. 

As a result of the investigation, a S.87 Cannabis Act search warrant was obtained and executed at an industrial building located on Mohawk Street near Crandell Avenue on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. 

The search warrant was executed with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service (BPS) Emergency Response Team (ERT), the OPP Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET), Canada Border Services Agency, BPS High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), BPS Criminal Intelligence Unit, and BPS uniformed officers. The Brantford Police Service would also like to thank Brantford Fire and the City of Brantford Public Works department for their assistance. 

As a result of the search warrant, officers seized the following:
  • 83,435 cannabis plants in various stages of growth, with an estimated value of $83,435,000 ($1000/plant) 
  • 5147.8 pounds of dried cannabis with an estimated street value of $12,869,500 (if sold by the pound)
Total estimated value: $96,304,500.

During the execution of the search warrant, officers located and arrested eighteen people who appeared to be directly involved with and living within the illegal grow operation. These individuals each stand charged with unlawfully producing and/or cultivating cannabis without authorization, contrary to S.12(6)(a) of the Cannabis Act.

This investigation is ongoing.

The investigation is another successful endeavor, helping to minimize the threat to our communities caused by the illegal distribution of substances, and the subsequent criminal activity related to it. By disrupting the operation of criminal networks, our goal is to assist our communities by reducing the violence and exploitation surrounding the trade.

In support of the search warrant and arrests related to the investigation, the Brantford Police Service would like to recognize the OPP Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team and the Canada Border Services Agency for their assistance. These provincial and federal partnerships demonstrate the continued dedication in keeping communities safe in Ontario.

Anyone who would like to report 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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41-year-old man facing numerous firearm related charges after robbery

Aug 10, 2023

23-35745

Officers with the Brantford Police Service have arrested a man believed responsible for an August 8, 2023, robbery. 

On August 8, 2023, at approximately 5:00 a.m., uniform officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a Colborne Street motel after receiving a report of a robbery involving a firearm.

The accused is alleged to have attended the motel where he forcefully entered the victim's unit, brandished a firearm, and robbed the victim of a small amount of money before fleeing on foot. No physical injuries were reported by the victim.
 
The Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) conducted an investigation, located, and arrested the accused near Market Street South and Icomm Drive at approximately 11:45 a.m., August 8, 2023.

Information was received to indicate that the accused was currently in violation of a valid release order and two firearm prohibition orders.

Investigators received judicial authorization for a motor vehicle associated to the accused to be searched. The search was conducted August 10, 2023. Two firearms were located and seized. 
 

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As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Break and enter dwelling house- commit indictable offence 
  • Robbery with a firearm 
  • Intimidation 
  • Point firearm 
  • Possess weapon for a dangerous purpose 
  • Firearm or weapon: possession contrary x 2
  • Fail to comply with judicial release x 2

The accused was held for bail.


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