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BPS arrest 20-year-old on child pornography charges in ongoing Project Dilemma

Aug 18, 2022

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The Brantford Police Services Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit made an additional arrest as a result of their efforts during ongoing Project Dilemma.

The project, started by the Brantford police ICE unit, began in October 2021 to address the increasing concern of social media platforms such as Snapchat being used to distribute and possess child pornography images.

The latest charges are as a result of the Brantford Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit having received information that a social media account had uploaded a video containing child pornography. Police investigation found that the social media account in question was linked to a registered address in the City of Brantford. 

On January 31, 2022, Brantford police executed a Search Warrant at a Marlborough Street residence at which time several electronic devices were seized and held for forensic examination. 

During forensic examination of the devices, police identified files containing images and video which meet the definition of child pornography as defined by the Criminal Code.

As a result of the investigation, Anish DEVGAN, a 20-year-old man of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
 Possession of Child Pornography x 2
 Making Child Pornography Available

Brantford Police Service ICE investigators believe that further individuals will be arrested, and charges laid as they continue their investigation and forensically examine the seized electronic devices. Details will be released as available.

Project Dilemma was made possible by the Ministry of the Solicitor General and its continued funding through the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet.

Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children are urged to contact the Brantford Police Service ICE Unit at 519-756-7050. 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/ 


Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

CRIME BRIEF: August 18, 2022

Aug 18, 2022

Type:                Break and Enter
Incident:          22-33393
Location:         Princess Street

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, at approximately 4:20 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence located on Princess Street.

Officers attended and located the accused female who allegedly attempted to steal a chainsaw from a backyard shed. The accused was also found to have entered two vehicles at a nearby residence, where she is alleged to have removed the stereo from one of the vehicles.

The stereo and chainsaw were recovered. 

As a result, a 41-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code charges: 
• Theft Under x 2
• Break, Enter a Place – Commit Indictable Offence



Type:                 Impaired- Drug
Incident:          22-32986
Location:         Charing Cross

On Monday, August 15, 2022, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call to advise of a possible impaired driver located in a Charing Cross Street parking lot.

Officers attended, located the subject vehicle and the accused, who appeared to be unconscious behind the wheel.

Officers observed cannabis readily available and accessible to the driver. Signs of impairment were observed. 

The accused was placed under arrest for impaired operation and given the demand for a drug recognition evaluation.

A drug recognition expert evaluation was performed. The evaluating officer formed the opinion that the subject's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drugs.
  
Search incident to arrest located a quantity of Oxycodone pills (40mg and 80mg) and a small quantity of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine.

As a result, a 20-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following: 
• Operation While Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code 
• Possession of Schedule I Substance x 3, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
• Have Care or Control of Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available, contrary to the Cannabis Control Act 

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.

CRIME BRIEF: August 15, 2022

Aug 15, 2022

Type:              Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:       22-32823
Location:     Dalhousie Street
 
On Sunday, August 14, 2022, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Brantford Police Service received a 911 call from a concerned citizen to advise of a possible impaired driver at a Dalhousie Street location.

The caller reported that a motor vehicle was stopped in the middle of the road, with a man passed out in the driver's seat. A description of the vehicle was provided. 

Police arrived on scene and located the subject vehicle pulled over on the left shoulder of the roadway. The motor vehicle was occupied by the accused.

In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was required to provide a sample of breath into an Approved Roadside Screening Device, which registered a fail.
 
The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.

As a result of police investigation, a 28-year-old man from St. Thomas stands charged with the following Criminal Code violation:
  • 80 Plus

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.
 


Type:               Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:       22-32813
Location:        St. James Street and Albion Street

On Sunday, August 14, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the area of St. James Street and Albion Street for a motor vehicle collision. 

Police arrived on scene and located two vehicles with significant damage. 

Officers observed signs of impairment when speaking with one of the drivers, who was then required to provide a sample of his breath into an Approved Screening Device.

The sample provided registered a fail. 

As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old man from Troy, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • 80 Plus
  • Dangerous Operation

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.
 
 


Type:               Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:         22-32610
Location:       Wayne Gretzky Parkway  

On Friday, August 12, 2022, Brantford Police were dispatched to attend the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant located at Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Edmondson Street in regard to a possible impaired driver. 
 
Officers attended and located the accused man within the subject vehicle. Officers observed signed of impairment.

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

The accused refused to provide samples of breath.

As a result, a 33-year-old man from Collingwood, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation while Impaired
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.
 


Type:               Impaired - Drug
Incident:        22-32186
Location:     Powerline Road and King George Road 

On Thursday, August 11, 2022, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the area of Powerline Road and King George Road regarding a single motor vehicle collision.

Police attended and located the vehicle in the ditch with the accused unconscious and unresponsive in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

Paramedics arrived on scene to provide medical attention to the accused, who then became alert and conscious.

The accused was then transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police subsequently formed reasonable and probable grounds that the accused was impaired by drugs. The accused was then arrested.

A drug recognition expert evaluation was performed. It was determined that the accused’s ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drugs.

The accused refused to comply with the demand for further testing as required by law. 

As a result, a 30-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation while Impaired (drugs)
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.
 


Type:               Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:       22-31867
Location:     West Street and Sheridan Street 

On Monday, August 8, 2022, at approximately 4:30 a.m. officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to the area of West Street and Sheridan Street, for a motor vehicle collision. 

Officers arrived on scene and located the accused, occupying the driver’s seat of her motor vehicle. Investigation revealed that the subject motor vehicle was travelling southbound on West Street when it crossed to the opposite side of the road and struck two parked motor vehicles.

In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was then placed under arrest for operation while impaired and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. 

Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
 
Additionally, information was received to indicate that the accused was a G1 licenced driver and was also in violation of a valid Probation Order.

Search incident to arrest found the accused in possession of approximately 18 grams of suspected Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $2,730. 

As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • 80 Plus, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Operation while Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Failure to comply with Probation Order, contrary to the Criminal Code, and 
  • Possession of Schedule I, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act 
Summons for the following Highway Traffic Act offences were also served: 
  • Class G1 licence holder - unaccompanied driver 
  • Class G1 licence holder - drive unlawful hour 
  • Novice Driver - B.A.C. above zero 

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

BPS seize loaded handgun and over $64,000 in illicit drugs after call from concerned citizen

Aug 15, 2022

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On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a 911 call from a concerned citizen to advise a man in a vehicle had been observed pointing a firearm at people on Grand River Avenue.

Officers arrived on scene and located the accused man within the subject vehicle who was arrested without incident.

Search incident to arrest, located the following in possession of the accused:
  • A loaded 9mm handgun
  • Ammunition
  • Canadian Currency
  • Digital Scale
  • Fraudulent Identification
  • Approximately 125 grams of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $12,500
  • Approximately 288 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $43,200
  • Approximately 29.5 grams of suspected Fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $7,375
  • Approximately 65 grams of an unknown white powder (unknown street value)
  • 78 Oxycodone pills, with an estimated street value of $1,560 

As a result of the investigation, Nathan Guy FORBES, 25, of Paris, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose 
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm/Ammunition 
  • Possess Loaded Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession in Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of an Identity Document, and 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 4, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

The accused has been held for bail.

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286. 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/ 

Six Arrested, Firearms and Over $213,000 in Illicit Drugs Seized in Project CHALLENGER

Aug 15, 2022

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Through funding provided by the Government of Ontario, Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario supported Project CHALLENGER which was a Brantford Police Services joint investigation with the Ontario Provincial Police and further assisted by the Guelph Police Service Tactical Response Unit. 

A two-month long drug investigation commenced mid-June 2022, involving several suspected drug dealers engaged in trafficking cocaine and fentanyl within the City of Brantford and throughout Southwestern Ontario.

In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 11, 2022, the Brantford Police Service executed four Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants. 

Brantford Police Service executed a Search Warrant at a residence located on Osborn Avenue, Brantford. Guelph Police Service Tactical Response Unit and K9 unit assisted. Upon search of the residence, police seized the following items:
  • 1,257 grams (approx.) of suspected Cocaine with an estimated street value of $125,768
  • 297 grams (approx.) of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $44,600
  • 693 grams (approx.) of suspected Psilocybin, with an estimated street value of $6,936
  • Canadian currency
 
Search Warrants were executed on two vehicles. Inside one of the vehicles police located:
  • 125 grams (approx.) of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $12,500.

Brantford police simultaneously executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at a residence located at Henrietta Street, Brantford. Members of the Brantford Police Tactical Intelligence Generated and Enforcement Response Unit, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Emergency Response Unit, K9 Unit and Patrol Unit all assisted with entry. Upon search of the residence, police located and seized:
  • 35 grams (approx.) of suspected Fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $8,700
  • 152 grams (approx.) of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $15,200
  • Canadian currency
 
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), County of Brant Community Street Crime Unit, assisted by OPP West and Central Region Tactics and Rescue Units, OPP West Region Emergency Response Team and OPP West Region Canine Unit, simultaneously executed an additional search at a residence located on Jenkins Road, Brant County. As a result of this Search Warrant, police seized:
  • 23 firearms, all long guns
  • 3 cross bows
  • 3 compound bows
  • Stolen vehicles (a trailer, ride-on lawnmower, and pick-up truck; all previously reported as stolen)
 

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As a result of Project CHALLENGER, an estimated total street value of $213,704 of illicit drugs were seized and the following individuals have been charged:

Stephanie MARSHALL, 30, of Brantford, stands charged with:
  • Possession for the purpose to traffic, to wit: Cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose to traffic, to wit: Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Possession for the purpose to traffic, to wit: Psilocybin
 
Kyle DASILVA, 30, of Brantford, stands charged with:
  • Possession for the purpose to traffic, to wit: Cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose to traffic, to wit: Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Possession for the purpose to traffic, to wit: Psilocybin
 
Sarah MARSHALL, 30, of Brantford, stands charged with:
  • Possession for the purpose to traffic, to wit: Cocaine
 
Odinga SAM, 31, of Toronto, stands charged with:
  • Possession for the purpose to traffic, to wit: Fentanyl,

Jessica HIGGINS, 23, of Brantford, stands charged with:
  • Possession for the purpose to traffic, to wit: Fentanyl, and

Steven SAULT, 32, of Brant County, stands charged with a number of Criminal Code offences related to several break and enters, possession of stolen property, and multiple firearms related violations.
 
Project Challenger is another successful joint project helping to minimize the threat to our communities caused by the distribution of controlled substances, including firearms. 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 Guelph Police Service. Removing firearms and illicit drugs from our streets helps to also reduce the violence surrounding the trade of these substances, further improving community safety,” stated Chief Rob Davis, Brantford Police Services.

In support of the search warrants and arrests related to Project Challenger, the Brantford Police Service would like to recognize the Guelph Police Service Tactical Response Unit and K9 Unit, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), County of Brant Community Street Crime Unit, OPP West and Central Region Tactics and Rescue Units, OPP West Region Emergency Response Team and OPP West Region Canine Unit for their assistance. 

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286.

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/ 


Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

CRIME BRIEF: August 8, 2022

Aug 8, 2022

Type:                 Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:          22-31847
Location:         Brunswick Street 

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at approximately 9:05 p.m., the Brantford Police Service responded to a call for service regarding a possible impaired driver.
 
Information was received to advise that an unresponsive man was in a motor vehicle outside a Brunswick Street residence.

Police arrived on scene and located the vehicle. The vehicle was running, and keys were in the ignition. 

Officers observed a man slouched over in the driver’s seat. The man appeared to be unconscious.

After several attempts, officers were able to wake the man and observed signs of impairment. The man 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.

As a result of the investigation, a 27-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation while Impaired
  • Operation while Impaired - Plus 80

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


Type:                 Break and Enter
Incident:          22-31739
Location:         Cayuga Street

On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at approximately 2:40 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a break and enter call for service, occurring at a Cayuga Street residence.

It was reported that a witness observed two men attempting to gain entry to a residence by kicking in the rear door. 

Police arrived on scene, located both suspects and, after a brief foot pursuit both accused were subsequently arrested without incident. 

As a result of the investigation, a 25-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both of Brantford, each stand charged with one count of Attempt Break and Enter with Intent to Commit Indictable Offence contrary to the Criminal Code.


 
Type:                 Impaired- Drug
Incident:          22-31527
Location:         Erie Avenue and Salisbury Avenue

On Friday, August 5, 2022, at approximately 4:15 p.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of Erie Avenue and Salisbury Avenue after receiving a report of possible impaired driver.

Officers attended and located the suspect vehicle stopped at the intersection. The vehicle was running and occupied by a man who appeared to be unconscious. Officers observed drug paraphernalia in view. 

After several attempts, officers were able to wake to man and observed signs of impairment.

The accused completed a drug recognition evaluation where it was determined that the accused's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired. 

As a result, a 54-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Operation while Impaired, Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code

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

Type:                 Break and Enter
Incident:          22-31250
Location:         Nelson Street

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a Nelson Street apartment building for a Break and Enter call for service. 

Investigation revealed that the accused had gained entry to the building and was located within the elevator control room of the building.

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

As a result, a 42-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Break and Entering with Intent
  • Breach of Probation Order

The accused was held for bail. 
 


Type:                 Weapons
Incident:          22-31219
Location:         Market Street

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at approximately 3:40 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a weapons related call for service at a Market Street location.

Information was received to advise that a man was allegedly observed defecating behind a Market Street building before pointing a firearm at an unknown citizen. 

Officers attended and located the suspect and the firearm, which was determined to be a replica, concealed on his person.

As a result, a 23-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Point Firearm
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon

CRIME BRIEF: August 3, 2022

Aug 3, 2022

Type:                 Impaired- Alcohol
Incident:          22-30677
Location:         Colborne Street West

On Sunday, July 31, 2022, at approximately 8:15 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling west bound on Dalhousie Street near King Street at a high rate of speed. 

A traffic stop was conducted near the Lorne Bridge, at Colborne Street West. When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment.  

An Approved Screening Device was administered, which was failed. 
At this point, the accused was arrested, and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples provided were over the legal limit.

As a result, a 22-year-old female from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • 80 Plus 

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

 
Type:                 Assault 
Incident:          22-30543
Location:         Market Street and Icomm Drive
 
On Saturday, July 30, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a retail store located at Market Street and Icomm Drive for an assault related call for service. 

Prior to police arrival, the accused, attended the store and attempted to commit a theft by leaving with unpaid items. The accused was observed by a store employee who attempted to stop the accused from leaving.

At this time, a shopper who was entering the store and observed the confrontation attempted to assist the employee. During this altercation, the victim, a 38-year-old female, was allegedly bitten by the accused who then fled on foot out of the store. 

Police attended and the accused was located nearby and arrested.

As a result, a 24-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code 
 


Type:                 Impaired- Alcohol
Incident:          22-30481          
Location:         Lynden Road

On Saturday July 30, 2022, at approximately 12:30 a.m. patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle exiting from the east bound Highway 403 off-ramp, turning northbound on Wayne Gretzky Parkway, erratically and at a significantly slow rate of speed.

In an effort to determine sobriety of the driver, a traffic stop was conducted.

While speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment, and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples were nearly three times the legal limit.

Information was received to identify the accused as an unlicensed driver.

As a result of the investigation, a 52-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol & Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive Motor Vehicle - No Licence, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded.


 
Type:                 Break and Enter
Incident:          22-30155
Location:         Grey Street

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report regarding an attempted break and enter at a residence located on Grey Street.

Investigation revealed that the accused attempted to gain entry to the residence by allegedly kicking in the front door, causing damage. The accused was unsuccessful in gaining entry to the unit, at which time the accused departed. 

As a result, a 27-year-old male from Hamilton stands charged with the following: 
  • Break, enter a dwelling house with intent to commit indictable offence, contrary to the Criminal Code
 


Type:                 Impaired - Drug
Incident:          22-29867
Location:         Colborne Street         
   
On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Brantford Police were dispatched to attend a report regarding a possible impaired driver at a location near Colborne Street and Clarence Street.

A concerned citizen called to report that a female appeared to be unconscious behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that was stopped at a Colborne Street gas station pump for an extended period of time.

Officers attended and successfully woke the woman. Items related to drug usage were observed in view. Speaking with the suspect, officers observed signs of impairment.

Search incident to arrest located a variety of prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The accused was read a demand to be examined by a drug recognition expert and transported for a drug recognition expert evaluation to be performed. The evaluating officer formed the opinion that the subject's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drug

As a result of the incident, a 36-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Impaired Operation – Drug, contrary to the Criminal Code

The motor vehicle was impounded, and the licence was suspended.
 


CRIME BRIEF: July 26, 2022

Jul 26, 2022

Type:                 Assault
Incident:          22-29839
Location:         Morrell Street and Webster Street
 
On Monday, July 25, 2022, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call to report an assault in the area of Morrell Street and Webster Street.

Between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., a 47-year-old woman reported that while she was waiting for the bus, an unknown man riding a bicycle approached her and attempted to steal her backpack.  

During this interaction, the woman was physically assaulted by the man and sustained minor physical injuries.

The accused fled the area, travelling towards Grand River Avenue on his bicycle. 

Suspect Description:

Caucasian male, approximately 5'7”, late teen to early 20’s, slim build, wearing dark t-shirt (black or blue) with red and white baggy basketball shorts, no facial hair, short brown hair, and dark running shoes. 

This investigation remains ongoing. 

Anyone with information or video related to this incident is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 

Additionally, 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:                  Assault
Incident:          22-29830
Location:         West Street

On Monday, July 25, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of an assault that had occurred at a West Street location.

At approximately 9:45 p.m., a 57-year-old woman observed an unknown man sleeping outdoors at a West Street location.
 
The woman was concerned that the man may be in need of medical attention.

The victim approached the accused. After the man awoke, he became agitated, and physically assaulted the victim who sustained minor physical injuries.

The victim fled the scene and contacted police.

Officers attended the scene, located the accused and, as a result, a 57-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 


Type:                  Stolen Vehicles
Incident:          22-29466
Location:         Colborne Street

On Saturday, July 23, 2022, at approximately 6:45 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed two vehicles in a Colborne Street parking lot that had previously been reported as stolen from other jurisdictions.

Through investigation, officers located two male suspects within a nearby motel.

Both men were advised of reasonable and probable grounds for their arrest for possession of property obtained by crime. Search incident to arrest located the keys for both vehicles. 

Both vehicles were recovered.

Additionally, information received indicated one of the accused men was in violation of a probation order, valid police undertaking and recognizance.

As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old male from Brantford, was held for bail and stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime 
  • Failure to Comply with Undertaking 
  • Breach of Recognizance 
 
And, a 23-year-old male from Port Alberni, British Columbia, was held for bail and stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x 2




ARRESTED: 1st Degree Murder

Jul 25, 2022

Incident # 22-29385
 
UPDATE: 
 
On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Rorey HILL, 38, and Jessica POERBA, 41, were arrested without incident for the offence of Murder - 1st Degree.
 
As this investigation remains active and ongoing, additional details including the identity of the deceased and manner of death will not be released at this time.
 

 
July 25, 2022

Detectives with the Branford Police Service have issued warrants for the arrest of two individuals for the offence of Murder – 1st Degree and are seeking information from the public.

On Friday, July 22, 2022, at approximately 5:00 p.m. members of the Brantford Police Patrol responded to a death investigation at a Colborne Street address.

Upon police arrival, a 68-year-old male victim was located deceased. Circumstances of the investigation led police to having grounds to issue warrants for the arrest of: Jessica POREBA, 41 and Rorey HILL, 38, for the offence of 1st Degree Murder. 

The victim and accused parties were known to each other.

The identity of the deceased and manner of death will not be released at this time.

Jessica Elizabeth POREBA, 41                      

Image: Suspect Photo

      

Image: suspect photo

                                             
DESCRIPTION:                                           
  • 5’4”                                          
  • 115 lbs
  • Thin build
  • Blue eyes
  • Black hair that is shaved on the sides - may have blonde hair now
  • Flower tattoo upper right arm
  • Butterfly tattoo upper chest
  • Black cat tattoo right bicep
  • Caucasian 


Rorey Grant Tyler HILL, 38
 

Image: suspect photo

    

Image: suspect photo

DESCRIPTION:
  • 5’5”
  • 160 lbs
  • Medium build
  • Hazel eyes
  • Brown hair or short shaved hair
  • Spider web tattoo right elbow
  • Tattoos on left forearm / upper arm
  • Scar upper lip
  • Indigenous
 
If observed, please do not approach and contact police.

Officers would like to speak with anyone who may have information regarding this investigation.

Anyone who has any information related to this incident or to the location of the wanted parties are asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 

Additionally, 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: July 22, 2022

Jul 22, 2022

Type:                 Possession
Incident:          22-29190
Location:         Icomm Drive
 
On Thursday, July 21, 2022, at approximately 2:30 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a woman in the process of using illicit drugs in the area of Icomm Drive and Wharfe Street.
 
Officers interrupted this process. The woman was in possession of suspected fentanyl. The accused was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance. 
 
Approximately 1.2 grams of suspected fentanyl was seized. 
 
Further investigation determined that the accused is in violation of a valid probation order.
 
As a result, a 34-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Possession of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
  • Failure to comply probation order, contrary to the Criminal Code
 


Type:                 Impaired - Drug
Incident:          22-29150
Location:         Icomm Drive

On Thursday July 21, 2022, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a driving complaint in the area of Icomm Drive and Market Street South.

A description of both the suspect and vehicle was provided.

Officers attended and located the suspect and vehicle at an Icomm Drive location. 

Investigation revealed the vehicle had previously been reported as stolen to the Brantford Police Service and the suspect was found to be in violation of a valid recognizance.

While speaking with the suspect, officers observed signs of impairment.
 
The accused was read his demand to be examined by a drug recognition expert and transported for a drug recognition expert evaluation to be performed. The evaluating officer formed the opinion that the subject's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drug.

Search incident to arrest located identification in possession of the accused which was not in his name. 

As a result, a 19-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired – Drugs
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Breach of Recognizance
 
The accused was held for a bail hearing and the involved vehicle was returned to the registered owner. 
 


Type:                 Impaired - Drug
Incident:          22-29010
Location:         Garden Ave and Lynden Road

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after a concerned citizen called to report that an elderly man was driving erratically in the area of Lynden Road and Garden Avenue.

Police arrived on scene and observed the vehicle traveling eastbound on Sinclair Boulevard. 

Officers conducted a traffic stop.

In speaking with the driver, signs of impairment were observed.

Information was received to identify the accused as a prohibited driver.

A standardized field sobriety test was completed roadside. The accused performed poorly and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug and was transported to complete a drug recognition evaluation. 

A drug recognition expert evaluation was performed, and it was determined that the subject’s ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by a drugs. 

As a result of this investigation, a 57-year-old man from Brechin stands charged with the following: 
  • Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Operation while Impaired- Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive while under suspension, contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act x 2 

Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.

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