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CRIME BRIEF: March 18, 2024

Mar 18, 2024

Type:                  Assault
Incident:          24-10719
Location:         Market Street South

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, at approximately 8:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a report of a theft and assault at a grocery store located at Market Street South.

It was reported that a man was observed attempting to steal merchandise when he was approached by store security. The accused is then alleged to have assaulted the security guard before fleeing on foot. 

Officers attended and located the accused nearby. Investigation revealed that the accused did not leave the store with any merchandise. 

As a result, a 33-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 


Type:                  Theft
Incident:          24-10671
Location:         Colborne Street

On Saturday, March 16, 2024, at approximately 8:55 p.m., a Brantford police uniform patrol officer located a motor vehicle parked in a Colborne Street motel parking lot which had previously been reported as stolen from a neighbouring jurisdiction.

Officers located a lone female occupying the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The female was arrested, investigation revealed that the woman was wanted on a valid arrest warrant.

As a result of the investigation, a 51-year-old female resident of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Possession of Stolen Goods Over $5,000
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle Without Consent
 


Type:                   Impaired
Incident:          24-10245
Location:         Buffalo Street

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the area of Buffalo Street and Washington Street for an assist other service call for service.
 
Prior to police arrival, information was received that Emergency Medical Services were enroute for a male driver who was reported to have previously overdosed.

Officers arrived on scene and located the accused man in the driver’s seat of the vehicle being tended to by EMS. After being escorted from the vehicle, the male attempted to flee on foot from police.
 
The accused was arrested by police after a brief foot pursuit. During the arrest, the accused resisted. 

A Drug Recognition Evaluation was completed, and it was determined that the accused was operating a vehicle while impaired by a combination of alcohol and drugs. 

Police also learned that the accused is bound by multiple driving prohibition orders. Additionally, it was learned by police that the vehicle had been taken without consent.

As a result, a 30-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act offences:
  • Resist Arrest
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs
  • Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited x 3
  • Drive While Under Suspension x 3
  • Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent 
 
The accused was held for bail. 

Brantford police seek to identify attempted robbery suspect

Mar 13, 2024

#24-10121

Brantford police are investigating the attempted robbery of a convenience store and are seeking information from the public to help identify the suspects.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at approximately 11:15 p.m., members of the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of an attempted robbery of a convenience store located at Brant Avenue near Church Street.

Information was received to indicate one male suspect entered the business with his face concealed and demanded cash from the store employee. The suspect did not obtain any cash and fled the scene on foot.

Physical injuries were not reported as a result of the incident.

A K9 track was initiated, and the area was closed to local traffic temporarily in order to conduct the investigation.

The suspect remains outstanding and is described as follows:
  • Male, average build, wearing a light grey winter coat or zippered hooded sweater, black-brimmed hat, blue jeans, black running shoes, brown gloves, and a black and white scarf used to conceal his face.
 

Image: suspect photo


The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this investigation 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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CRIME BRIEF: March 4, 2024

Mar 4, 2024

Type: Hit and Run
Incident: 24-8768
Location: Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Dunsdon Street

On Sunday, March 3, 2024, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call to report a hit and run had occurred at a gas station located at Fairview Drive and West Street.

Officers were advised that a SUV hit a truck before fleeing the scene. The SUV was observed by witnesses to be traveling in a dangerous manner, at a high rate of speed. Police located the SUV, at the corner of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Dunsdon Street, flipped over in the ditch.
The driver of the SUV was present at the scene. Information received indicated the driver held a G2 licence at the time of the incident.

As a result of this incident, an 18-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Highway Traffic Act violations:
  • Careless driving
  • Drive motor vehicle while perform stunt
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the accused received a licence suspension.



Type: Impaired
Incident: 24-8653
Location: Dunsdon Street

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Services were dispatched to attend a report of a vehicle that had collided with a building at Dunsdon Street and Greenfield Road.

Officers attended and the accused was located at the scene. Officers observed signs of impairment when speaking with the accused. Information received indicated that the accused did not hold a valid driver's licence.

The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Members of the Brantford Fire Department also attended, as the collision had damaged a live gas line.

As a result, a 29-year-old woman from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration over 80
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded for seven days.


Type: Various
Incident: 24-8533
Location: Stanley Street

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Stanley Street and Dalhousie Street and conducted a traffic stop.

Investigation determined that the licence plates attached were not registered to the vehicle.

Speaking with the driver of the vehicle, officers observed what appeared to be a handgun in plain view. Further investigation revealed the firearm was a replica.

The driver was also displaying signs of impairment and was required to perform an alcohol screening demand (ASD). The driver registered an alert and received a three-day licence suspension as per law. Information received indicated the accused was in possession of a G1 driver's licence.

As a result, a 22-year-old, male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Highway Traffic Act violations:
  • Drive motor vehicle fail to display two plates,
  • Use plate not authorized for motor vehicle, and
  • Novice Driver - Blood alcohol level above zero
Additionally, the unauthorized licence plate, vehicle, and the G1 licence were seized by police.

BPS Seeking Witnesses of Collision

Mar 1, 2024

Incident 24-8318

The Brantford Police Service are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a collision involving a motor vehicle that occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m., Thursday, February 29, 2024, in the area of Elgin Street and Hachborn Road.

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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Brantford police seek to identify robbery suspects

Feb 28, 2024

#24-7900

Brantford police are investigating the robbery of a pharmacy and are seeking information from the public to help identify the suspects.

On Monday, February 26, 2024, at approximately 4:50 p.m., members of the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of a robbery of a pharmacy located at Colborne Street West near Mt. Pleasant Street.

Information was received to indicate four masked suspects entered the business where they threatened employees and unsuccessfully attempted to access the safe. The suspects obtained an unknown quantity of cash and fled the scene. No weapons were reported to be observed. Minor physical injuries were sustained by an employee as a result of the incident.

The suspects were described as follows: 
  • Four men - three black, one white or possibly Asian descent. All suspects were approximately 18 years of age, and 5’11’ in height.
  • All suspects were reported to be wearing black and grey sweat suits and face coverings.
  • One suspect was carrying a black satchel, and another wore a baseball hat.

Anyone with information related to this investigation 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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BPS arrest three men after shooting investigation, drugs and firearms seized

Feb 20, 2024

24-5235, 24-6458, 24-6372

Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) arrested three Brantford men after launching a shooting investigation on February 7, 2024.

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a concerned citizen called to report what was believed to be a gunshot, heard at a Tenth Avenue residence.

Officers of the Brantford Police Service including members of uniform patrol and the Emergency Response Team attended the scene.

The Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) conducted the investigation, where it was learned that two male suspects were observed arriving at the Tenth Avenue residence in a vehicle. The two suspects then exited the vehicle, where an altercation occurred with another man. A shot is believed to have been fired. The two men then returned back to the vehicle and fled the scene. 

As a result of the investigation, all three men have been arrested and held for bail.
 
A 29-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm/ammunition while prohibited 
  • Fail to comply with Release Order 

A 45-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Discharge firearm
  • Break, enter and commit indictable offence
  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence

A 29-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Discharge firearm
  • Break, enter and commit indictable offence
  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Utter threats to cause bodily harm/death
  • Assault

Additionally, search incident to arrest, found the 29-year-old man in possession of brass knuckles, illegal drugs (suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl), Canadian currency, a digital scale and drug packaging materials. As a result, the suspect also stands charged with:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x3, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.

On February 16, 2024, a Section 487 Criminal Code Search Warrant was granted to search a Burwell Street residence. Following the search of the residence the following items were located:
  • Approximately 420.58 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • Approximately 42.2 grams of suspected fentanyl
  • A quantity of pills – suspected hydromorphone, dilaudid, and morphine
  • A tactical vest with a 10-round capacity and 21-round capacity magazine containing live ammunition
  • Handgun with a high-capacity magazine containing live ammunition
  • Bag containing various caliber live ammunition 

Image: Image of evidence

 

The total street value of the controlled substances seized from the residence is approximately $62,568. 
 
As a result of the investigation, the 29-year-old man from Brantford also stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (handgun) 
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm (handgun) 
  • Careless storage of a firearm (handgun) 
  • Possession of restricted firearm (handgun) 
  • Possession of a prohibited device - Magazine x 2
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (handgun) 
  • Failure to comply with undertaking  
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Morphine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Hydromorphone, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

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/ 

BPS arrest 33-year-old Brantford man, seize fentanyl

Feb 5, 2024

24-4344

Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) arrested a 33-year-old Brantford man and seized a large quantity of suspected fentanyl.

 

Image: Image of evidence



On Thursday, February 1, 2024, at approximately 2:45 p.m., at a Colborne Street location, members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) located and arrested a wanted man. The man was wanted by BPS on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault and other offences under the Criminal Code.

Members of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Services Team (ERT) provided assistance with the arrest. The accused was taken into custody without incident.

Search incident to arrest located approximately 127.07 grams of suspected fentanyl in possession of the accused. This quantity of fentanyl has an estimated street value of $25,414. 

As a result, a 33-year-old Brantford man stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking - Schedule I, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The accused was held for bail. 

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/ 

Additional Fentanyl Seizure and Arrest in Brantford Police Services Project Katoomba

Feb 2, 2024

23-50070

As a result of the continued efforts of Project Katoomba, a multi-jurisdictional investigation led by the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), a 35-year-old Toronto woman was arrested, and a large quantity of fentanyl seized and removed from circulation. 

Initiated in November 2023, Project Katoomba was a drug investigation which focused on the distribution of large quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine within the City of Brantford and Southern/Southwestern Ontario.

Further investigation revealed the identity of a female suspect, who was located and subsequently arrested in Toronto on February 1, 2024. 

Officers with the Toronto Drug Squad applied for and were granted a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Warrant and received judicial authorization to search a Toronto residence. 

The following items were seized as a result of the search warrant:
  • Approximately 4 kilograms of suspected Fentanyl
  • A large quantity of Canadian currency and two money counting machines

 

Image: Image of evidence

 

As a result of the investigation, and subsequent search, a 35-year-old woman from Toronto stands charged with the following, pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
Possession of Proceeds of Crime (over)

The accused was held for bail.

Project Katoomba will improve the safety of our communities by reducing the presence of, and violence surrounding the trade of illegal substances. The success of this project can be attributed to the collaboration of policing partners and agencies, including assistance from the Chatham-Kent Police Service and the Toronto Police Service.


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WANTED: Skylar BEAL, 27

Feb 2, 2024

Inc. # 23-55620

Image: suspect photo

 

Brantford Police Service are asking for assistance to locate a 27-year-old Brantford man wanted in relation to an ongoing shooting investigation that occurred at a West Brant residence on December 16, 2023. No injuries occurred as a result of the firearm being discharged. 

Investigators with the Major Crime Unit are requesting anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Skylar BEAL, contact police.

BEAL is to be considered armed and dangerous and is wanted for numerous firearm related offences along with break and enter offences.

If BEAL is observed, please contact police immediately. 

Witnesses are asked to notify Detective Minotti of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 with any information. Additionally, individuals who would like to provide information anonymously are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

ARRESTED - Brandon Christopher PFEIFFER, 37

Feb 1, 2024

Brandon Christopher PFEIFFER, 37-years-of-age, who was wanted in connection with a criminal incident which occurred in the City of Brantford on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, where a Brantford police officer was struck by a motor vehicle was arrested by Brantford Police Service officers the evening of February 12, 2024, in Hamilton.

The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for information.

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE: February 1, 2024

Brandon Christopher PFEIFFER, 37-years-of-age, is wanted in connection with a criminal incident which occurred in the City of Brantford on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, where a Brantford police officer was struck by a motor vehicle.

As a result of the incident, the officer was transported to hospital for medical attention and has since been released.

PFEIFFER is described as a white male, approximately 5’8” tall, 160 lbs., with a muscular build, bald with light brown facial hair and blue eyes. 

PFEIFFER is currently wanted by the Brantford Police Service for numerous Criminal Code offences including:
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Flight from Police Officer
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Failure to Stop After Accident
  • Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Failure to Comply
  • Assault Peace Office with a Weapon
  • Drive While Under Suspension
  • Motor Vehicle Theft

The investigation by the Brantford Police Service is active and ongoing. Additional details are not available for release at the present time.

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of PFEIFFER is asked to contact Detective Curtis Logan at 519-756-7050 ext 2306. 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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