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Crime Brief: June 18, 2021

Jun 18, 2021

Type:                  Weapons
Incident:            21-21608
Location:           Park Avenue and Dalhousie Street
 
On Friday, June 12, 2021 at approximately 3:50 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of a male who was in possession of a firearm, riding a bicycle near Colborne Street and Alfred Street.
 
Officers attended the area and located the suspect male at the intersection of Park Avenue and Dalhousie Street.
 
The male was riding a bicycle while carrying a long, covered object, which was determined by officers to be a rifle. The suspect was placed under arrest.
 
At the time of the offence, the accused was bound by six firearms prohibitions and a valid probation order.
 
As a result of the investigation, Bernard Winston NOEL, 41, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited x6
  • Breach of Probation
The accused was held for bail.
 
 

 
Type:                  Impaired
Incident:             21-21680
Location:           Colborne Street and Forest Road

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Brantford Police were contacted by a concerned citizen to advise a motor vehicle had struck a traffic light at Colborne Street and Forest Road.
 
Officers arrived on scene and as they were speaking with the driver, observed the driver drop a small bag of suspected cocaine on the ground. As a result, the accused was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
 
Officers observed signs of intoxication and continued the arrest for impaired operation contrary to theCriminal Code of Canada. The accused was then transported in order to provide breath samples as required by law. Both samples of breath provided by the accused were in excess of three times the legal limit.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old male from Brampton stands charged with:
  • Operation while impaired contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of a controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  

 


Type:                  Drugs / Weapons
Incident:             21-21837
Location:           Colborne Street  East
 
On Monday, June 14, 2021, at approximately 9:50 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed suspicious behaviour occurring around a vehicle located in a parking lot on Colborne Street East.
 
Upon investigation, the driver of the vehicle was determined to be a suspended driver, bound by three separate driving prohibitions. Additionally, the driver was determined to be bound by two separate release orders.
 
The accused was subsequently arrested without incident for violation of these orders.
 
Further investigation revealed the accused to be in possession of the following:
  • 86.95 grams (approx.) of suspected fentanyl with an estimated street value of $34,780
  • 230.76 grams (approx.) of suspected crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $46,152
  • 149.04 grams (approx.) of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $14,904
  • Digital scale, cellphone and drug packaging paraphernalia
  • Canadian currency
  • Tipped arrows and shotgun ammunition

As a result of the investigation, Donald Patrick ABBOTT, 42, of Paris, stands charged as follows:
  • Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of Probation contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Firearm or Weapon: Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order x2 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Driving while under suspension x3 contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule II – Other Drugs x3 contrary to theControlled Drugs and Substances Act
  

 

Type:                  Suspicious Person
Incident:             21-21844
Location:           Glenwood Drive

On Tuesday, June 14, 2021, at approximately 11:04 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the area of Glenwood Drive and Locks Road as multiple 9-1-1 calls for service were received regarding a male jumping fences, going through backyards and attempting to gain entry into motor vehicles.
 
Upon arriving in the area, officers observed a male matching the description jumping a residential fence.
 
The male was identified and arrested as the accused was found to be in violation of a valid Judicial Release Order as well as a valid Probation Order.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 22-year-old male from Cambridge subsequently stands charged with:
  • Failure to Comply with Judicial Release Order
  • Breach of Probation
 The accused was held for bail.
 

 

 


 
Type:                  Weapons
Incident:             21-21907
Location:           Colborne Street
 
On Monday, June 14, 2021, Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to advise of a male in possession of a conducted energy weapon at a motel on Colborne Street East.
 
Officers attended the scene and located the accused who was arrested for unauthorized possession of a weapon (conducted energy weapon).
 
At the time of the incident, the accused was determined to be bound by a release order with the condition to not possess any weapon(s).
 
As a result of this investigation, Donovan Cyril HENRY-KEEPING, 21, of Brantford stands accused of the following:
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon
  • Failure to comply with Release Order
 
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BPS have charged a 28 year old female from Brantford with 2nd Degree Murder.

Jun 15, 2021

INC # 20-9948

The Brantford Police have arrested and charged a female in connection with the homicide of 37-year-old, Shannon Yvonne MACDOUGALL. 

Christine BIRT, 28, of Brantford, has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

On March 11, 2020, the Brantford Police Service attended Shannon MACDOUGALL’s address on Mintern Avenue to check on her wellbeing.  MACDOUGALL was pronounced deceased inside the residence.  Members of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section attended the scene and immediately entered into a suspicious death investigation.  A post-mortem examination occurred in the days that followed and the investigation into the circumstances and manner of death continued.

Police do not believe this to be a random incident.

Now that charges are before the courts, investigators will not discuss evidence as it pertains to the case.

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing information related to this homicide.

Police continue to investigate and encourage anyone with information to contact investigators. If you have any information related to this incident, please contact investigators at 519-756-7050 ext. 2319, or send an email to shannonmacdougall@police.brantford.on.ca 

Information can also be provided anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 orhttp://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/

Traffic Stop Results in Firearms and Drug Charges

Jun 14, 2021

On Saturday, June 12, 2021 at approximately 6:18 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle fail to stop at a 3-way Stop sign at the intersection of West Street and Grey Street.

The motor vehicle was then observed travelling southbound on West Street in the northbound lane while swerving.

A traffic stop was conducted at West Street and Pearl Street.

While speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of possible intoxication and an open container of alcohol within reach.

At this time, the male passenger proceeded to exit from the motor vehicle, pushed past the officer and fled on foot.

Police gave chase and quickly caught up with the male suspect, who assaulted police and attempted to flee the scene again. A short distance later, officers caught the suspect, who again, assaulted police, attempting to flee. Officers arrested the suspect male at approximately 6:25 a.m. 

A search incident to arrest of the male revealed the following on his person:
  • A prohibited firearm (loaded and concealed)
  • Approximately 4.70 grams of suspected Fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $1,175
  • Approximately 3.20 grams of suspected Crack Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $320
  • Approximately 0.6 grams of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $60
  • Canadian currency

Upon arrest, the suspect male provided a false identity to police.

As a result of the investigation, Darren James BUTLER, 18, of Ohsweken, stands charged with the following:
  • Obstruct Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Assault Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Transferring firearm without authority contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Careless storage of firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Weapon dangerous contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Careless use of firearm, weapon, ammunition contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Transport firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Handle firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of firearm at unauthorized place contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 3 contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Additionally, Christopher Norman BOUTILIER, 50, of Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Transferring firearm without authority contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Careless storage of firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Weapon dangerous contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Careless use of firearm, weapon, ammunition contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Transport firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Handle firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of firearm at unauthorized place contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 3 contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
 
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Animal in Distress Call Results in Charges

Jun 11, 2021

21-21177

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Service attended a residence on D’Aubigny Road after receiving a report of an animal in distress.

Arriving on scene, officers observed a dog in distress within the residence. This animal was determined to be in need of immediate assistance, which officers provided.  

Within the residence, officers located 23 dogs, three cats and a deceased cat. The Brant County SPCA were contacted and attended. As the animals were uncared for, they have been removed from the residence and are in the care of the Brant County SPCA.

This investigation is ongoing. Officers from Brantford Police Service are currently working in conjunction with the Brant County SPCA, City of Brantford Property Standards Department and the Brant County Health Unit. Further updates will be provided once available.

Two Brantford residents, a 45-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Causing unnecessary suffering to animals 
  • Cause damage or injury to animals

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ARRESTED - Wanted male: Corey Landon Lee HESS

Jun 8, 2021

UPDATE
 
Inc #21-20811

On June 7, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Service located wanted party, Corey Landon Lee HESS at a residence on Albemarle Street, Brantford.  As a result, officers with the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team responded to assist with the arrest.  

In the interest of public safety, a perimeter was set up, and several nearby residents were temporarily evacuated from their homes while a warrant was obtained. We would like to thank the public and nearby residence for their patience and cooperation during this incident.  

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, HESS was arrested with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Tactics and Rescue Unit.  

HESS will appear in bail court on alleged prior charges.

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance.
 

 
Original Release:
 
Inc # 21-18686

May 27, 2021

Brantford Police Service are advising the public of a man wanted for a May 23, 2021 robbery at a convenience store located on Brant Ave, in the City of Brantford, in addition to two recent gas station robberies which occurred in Ancaster and the County of Brant. 

The male suspect has been identified as Corey Landon Lee HESS, 32, of Ohsweken. HESS has ties to Brantford, Hamilton and Six Nations and is believed to be in the area.   

HESS is described as an aboriginal male, approximately 5’11”, 350 lbs, with long brown hair and scruffy facial hair.

HESS was observed driving a burgundy, 4-door, sport utility vehicle (photo attached). 

Security camera images have been released.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest. HESS stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Robbery
  • Attempted Robbery x2
  • Weapons Dangerous x3
  • Failure to Comply with Judicial Release Order x3

HESS should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Members of the public are requested to contact police at 519-756-0113 if they have any information relating to his whereabouts. If observed, please call 9-1-1. Members of the public are advised not to approach this individual, as he is believed to be in possession of weapons.

Information can also be provided anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or  http://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

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CRIME BRIEF: June 4, 2021

Jun 4, 2021

Type:               Break and Enter
Incident:         21-19482
Location:       Lynden Road / Wayne Gretzky Parkway

On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Brantford Police were dispatched to a retail location at Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway for an alarm call. A male was observed to be hiding behind the location and then fled on foot towards West Street. 

Brantford Police Service K9 unit attended and located the suspect male who was attempting to hide between parked vehicles at a nearby location.

When the accused was located, he was wielding a knife and refusing to comply with police demands. The accused was taken into custody without further incident after a K9 apprehension. 

A search incident to arrest found the accused to be in possession of break-in tools. 

Video footage from the retail location, allowed officers to confirm details of the incident inside the store where the accused stolen items and caused damage to the warehouse area.

At the time of arrest, the accused had two outstanding warrants for his arrest and was bound by an undertaking with the condition that he not possess any weapons, as well as a probation order with the conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

As a result of the investigation, the accused, Christopher FUDGE, 32, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Break and Enter and Commit 
  • Mischief under $5000 
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000
  • Possess break in tools
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Breach Probation
  • Breach Undertaking



Type:                Assault
Incident:         21-19286
Location:       Colborne Street West

On Monday, May 31, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a call after an unknown female was denied entry to an apartment building located at Colborne Street West and struck the female attendant before leaving the scene on foot.

The attendant received minor injuries which did not require medical attention. 

The suspect in this incident is outstanding and is described as female, Caucasian, with medium build, and brown hair worn in a messy bun. At the time of the incident she was wearing a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops.  

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact police at 519-756-0113 or, anonymous information can be provided to Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251
 

 

Type:                Arrest
Incident:         21-19817
Location:       Henry Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway 

On Monday, May 31, 2021, at approximately 2:00 p.m., members of the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Wayne Gretzky Parkway and conducted a traffic stop at Henry Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.

Investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was wanted for a Breach of Conditional Probation Sentence Order and multiple Undertakings. As a result, the accused was arrested. 

A search incident to arrest found the accused to be in possession of two pairs of brass knuckles, a folding knife and approximately 99 mg of suspected Fentanyl.

As a result of this investigation, Jade Angelina MARTINS, 26, of Brantford stands charged with the following charges: 
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon x2 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Fail to Comply With Undertaking x4 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Substance in Schedule I contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, 
  • Operation While Prohibited contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive Motor Vehicle no licence contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and 
  • Allegation of a Breach of a Conditional Sentence Order 

The accused was held for bail.

 

 
 
Type:                 Racing
Incident:         21-20009
Location:       Wayne Gretzky Parkway @ Highway 403W Off-Ramp

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at approximately 8:29 p.m., Officers with the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop on Wayne Gretzky Parkway at the Highway 403 West off-ramp. 

Police had observed two subject vehicles racing, attempting to overtake each other, at an estimated rate of speed between 150 and 200 km/hr. The posted speed limit is 70 km/hr.

As a result, a 33-year-old male driver from Brantford and a 36-year-old male driver from Scotland were both charged with the offence of racing contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. Both vehicles were towed and impounded for 7 days as required by law. Additionally, both drivers served a seven day drivers license suspension.

 
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MISSING: 13-year-old LOCATED

Jun 2, 2021

LOCATED:
 
Please be advised, 13-year-old Renay PEACH has been safely located.

BPS would like to thank the public for their assistance and concern.


 
Incident #21-20027
 
June 2, 2021
 
The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old female, Renay PEACH.
 
Renay PEACH is described as female, caucasian, 5'3” - 5'4”, 130 pounds, with blonde chin-length hair. She was last seen wearing grey jogging pants, a grey Champion hoodie and carrying a red and black backpack.

She was last seen leaving her residence on Rose Avenue at approximately 2:30 p.m., June 1, 2021.
It is possible Renay may have travelled to the Kitchener area.
 
The Brantford Police Service is concerned for the well-being of Renay PEACH and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information, which may assist in locating her.

If located, please contact the Brantford Police Service 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.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251 

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Person of Interest Video Released in Coby Carter Homicide

May 31, 2021

Header with OPP logo and BPS logo

 

FROM/DE: West Region                                                                        DATE: May 31, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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POLICING SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

Person of Interest Identified On Video/Reward Offered

(BRANTFORD, ON) – Investigators believe surveillance video, not previously viewed by the public, may hold the key to solving a 2019 murder in Brantford.

On Monday, July 8, 2019, at approximately 3:25 A.M., the Brantford Police Service responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of Colborne Street West in Brantford. Coby "Kareem” CARTER, age 22 of Hamilton, was located deceased at the scene.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch, in partnership with the Brantford Police Service, have continued to actively investigate this homicide.

Investigators are releasing a short surveillance video, containing images of a person of interest in the investigation.  Another individual, a potential witness, is also seen in the video. To view this video, click here: https://youtu.be/Ho2l88k0rQk

 

The Government of Ontario is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for this murder.

Anyone with information, or could potentially identify the individual in the video, is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Brantford Police at 519-756-0113.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers website. Those contacting Crime Stoppers would not be eligible for the government reward.

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Media Contact:              

Bill Dickson
Interim Manager-Media Relations
613-285-2752
Bill.dickson@opp.ca


Street Crime Unit Arrest

May 31, 2021

Inc# 21-19306

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit arrested a male in the area of Colborne Street and Park Avenue, following a drug trafficking investigation.

Subsequent to the arrest, the following items were seized:
  • Approx. 60 grams of suspected cocaine (with an estimated street value of $6,000)
  • Canadian Currency
  • Two cellular phones
  • Digital scale
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Ammunition

As a result of the investigation, Jermaine WATSON, 28, of North York, stands charged with:
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

 Image of evidence

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of 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: www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/    

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