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Traffic Stop Results in Two Arrests, Seizure of Illegal Drugs and Replica Firearm

Dec 1, 2021

Inc. # 21-46882

Patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service arrested two people and seized a replica firearm and a large quantity of illegal drugs after a traffic stop.
 
On Monday, November 29, 2021, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a Brantford Police Cruiser was nearly hit by a vehicle near the intersection of East Avenue and Alfred Street.
 
Officers conducted a traffic stop. Occupying the vehicle was a male driver and two female passengers.
 
While speaking with the driver, officers observed a firearm and drug paraphernalia in clear view. Information received indicated the driver was currently prohibited from operating a motor vehicle and was in violation of a valid release order.
 
As a result, the driver was subsequently placed under arrest. Search of the vehicle subsequent to arrest located the following:  
  • Approx. 151 grams of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $15,110
  • Approx. 32 grams of suspected Fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $8,098
  • Approx. 24.6 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $3,690
  • Approx. 13 grams of suspected Crack-Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $1,330
  • Drug paraphernalia including packaging and digital scales.
  • Replica firearm
 
As a result of the investigation, James Ronald WILSON, 31, of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 4 contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Fail to Comply – Release Order contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Drive while Under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
Additionally, Rebecca Lynn JACQUES, 35, of Brantford, stands charged with:
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 4 contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Both accused were held for a bail hearing.

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. Additionally, tipsters who wish to remain anonymous 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/  
 
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CRIME BRIEF: November 30, 2021

Nov 30, 2021

Type:                     Break and Enter / Uttering Threats
Incident:             21-46541
Location:            Osborne Avenue

On Saturday, November 27, 2021, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call to attend a residence located on Osborne Avenue in regards to a break and enter that had just occurred.
 
The victim arrived home, to find her front door broken and a male standing inside. The male uttered threats and left on foot.
 
The resident was not physically injured during the incident.
 
Police attended and through investigation, were able to identify the suspect. The Brantford Police Service K-9 unit assisted to track the suspect to a nearby residence where he was located and subsequently arrested. 
 
As a result of this investigation, Keenan Daniel BARNES, 21, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Break and Enter with Intent  
  • Uttering Threats 
 
The accused was held for bail.

 


Type:                Attempted Vehicle Theft
Incident:        21-46480
Location:       Clarence Street

On Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 4:40 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a location on Clarence Street regarding an attempted motor vehicle theft.

Upon investigation, officers determined that the accused had attended to the parked motor vehicle and proceeded to damage the driver’s door lock in order to gain access to the vehicle. Once inside, the accused damaged the ignition system in an attempt to steal the vehicle. The accused was unsuccessful and left the area on foot.

Utilizing images from nearby surveillance footage, officers were able to identify and locate the accused nearby.

The accused was subsequently arrested. Information received indicated that the accused was in violation of a valid probation orders.

As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old man from Brantford (No Fixed Address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Attempt Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Breach of Probation
 


Type:                Impaired - Drug
Incident:         21-46382
Location:       Dalhousie Street and Queen Street

On Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were on routine patrol in the area of Dalhousie Street at Queen Street when they observed a suspicious vehicle.

Officers attended to the vehicle, which was running, and observed both the driver and the passenger in what appeared to be an unconscious state.

Officers woke the driver and when speaking with the accused, observed signs of impairment. Drug paraphernalia was observed in clear view.

The accused was subsequently arrested for operation while impaired by drug.

The accused was brought before a Drug Recognition Expert and performed poorly.

As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Impaired Operation contrary to the Criminal Code. 

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



Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:         21-46379
Location:       Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Colborne Street

On Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Colborne Street, for a male reported to be passed out behind the driver's wheel of a motor vehicle. 

Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, facing southbound on Wayne Gretzky Parkway. The vehicle was stopped in the left turning lane. Officers observed a man who appeared to be asleep behind the wheel.

In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication. The accused was subsequently arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided exceeded twice the legal limit.

As a result of the investigation, a 20-year-old man from Ohsweken, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • 80 Plus 

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



Type:                Break and Enter
Incident:         21-46252
Location:       Duke Street

On Thursday, November 25, 2021, at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a residence located on Duke Street in regards to a Break and Enter.

A resident called 911 to report an unknown man had attempted to break into her house and was presently in her backyard with her husband.

The occupants of the residence were at home during the incident and were alerted to the intruder’s presence by their barking dog. The male resident then observed the accused in his residence and gave chase. After a short foot chase, the accused was stopped and held for police arrival.

The accused was found to be in possession of two bags containing items stolen from the residence. The items were returned to their rightful owner.

As a result of the investigation, a 22-year-old man from Brantford (No Fixed Address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Break, Enter and Commit  
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 
 


Type:                Motor Vehicle Collision
Incident:          21-46240
Location:       Powerline Road and Paris Road

On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Services responded to a single motor vehicle crash which occurred in the area of Powerline Road and Paris Road.

The vehicle was observed travelling east on Powerline Road at speeds well in excess of the speed limit. As the driver approached the intersection at Paris Road, it appears as though the accused lost control of the vehicle and crashed after allegedly swerving to avoid another vehicle. 

The accused’s vehicle sustained significant damage in the collision. 

Both the accused and the passenger from his vehicle were transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment of non-life- threatening injuries. 

As a result of the investigation, a 48-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Dangerous Operation under the Criminal Code.



 

Type:              Mischief
Incident:      21-45591
Location:       Mohawk Street

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, at approximately 4:50 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police were dispatched in regards to a report of a suspicious man in the area of the Woodland Cultural Centre on Mohawk Street.

Multiple witnesses reported they observed a man carrying a chain damaging the memorial located on the front steps of the former residential school.

Police arrived on scene and located a lone man, matching the description provided by the witnesses. The man was located near broken glass and several other items which appeared to have been disturbed from the memorial. 

Information received indicated that the man provided a false name to police and was in violation of a valid release order as well as a valid probation order. 

Search incident to arrest revealed the man was in possession of a knife, which was attached to the long chain he was observed with.

As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Mischief Under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure to Comply with an Undertaking contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of a Probation Order contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Obstruct a Police Officer contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Engage in a Prohibited Activity on Premises contrary to the Trespass to Property Act


BPS Seek Suspects in Property Damage/Suspicious Fires

Nov 29, 2021

Inc. # 21-46385

Investigators with the Brantford Police Service are seeking information from the public in regards to reports of property damage which investigators believed are connected. 

Police continue to investigate multiple incidents of property damage which occurred in the area of Bisset Avenue and Gillespie Drive. The earliest incident occurred in August 2021, and the most recent incident occurred Friday, November 26, 2021. 

On Sunday, August 29, 2021, at approximately 6:15 a.m., officers responded to a report of a vehicle fire outside of a residence on Bisset Avenue. Members of Brantford Fire also attended and quickly extinguished the fire. This incident is being investigated as suspicious. 

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at approximately 12:20 a.m., officers responded to a report of property damage at a residence located on Bisset Avenue where rocks were thrown thru several windows.

Most recently, on Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a report of a vehicle fire outside a residence on Gillespie Drive. Brantford Fire also responded and quickly extinguished the fire. This vehicle fire is also being investigated as suspicious. 

Thankfully, no physical injuries were sustained in any of the incidents.

Still images from nearby surveillance are provided of person(s) of interest in relation to the incidents. 

Police are looking for assistance from the public to identify the person(s) involved. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Services – Criminal Investigate Section 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/ 

          
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BPS Seek Bank Robbery Suspect - Updated Suspect Photos

Nov 29, 2021

Inc. # 21-45433 **UPDATE**

Through continued investigation, further images of the suspect have become available. 
suspect photo
       
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Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Brantford Police Service Major Crime Detective Matt Roberts at 519-756-7050 ext. 2273 or at mroberts@police.brantford.on.ca 

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/    

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ORIGINAL RELEASE: November 24, 2021
 
Inc. # 21-45433

Officers with the Brantford Police Service are seeking information to help identify a suspect wanted for a bank robbery.

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, at approximately 12:55 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service attended a financial institution located at King George Road at St. Paul Avenue after receiving a report of a robbery.

An unknown suspect approached a bank teller, advised he had a weapon and demanded money. The suspect received money from the teller and left the area on foot.

No weapon was seen during the incident.

Employees and customers within the bank at the time of the incident remained physically unharmed.

The suspect is described as follows:
Male
Caucasian
Approximately 5’5” tall
Slim build
27-30 years old
Wearing a black jacket hooded jacket, jeans and a dark face mask 
 
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Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Services 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/ 


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CRIME BRIEF: November 24, 2021

Nov 24, 2021

Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:         21-45376
Location:        Enfield Crescent

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, at approximately 2:50 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call regarding a possible impaired driver who was observed in a parking lot located on Brantwood Park Road. 

A concerned citizen observed a female, who was believed to be in an intoxicated state, arrive at the parking lot by taxi and proceeded to then enter and operate a motor vehicle. The employee attempted to stop the female from driving by advising a call would be made to report the incident to the police. 

The citizen obtained the licence plate number and description of the vehicle and accused to the police.

Utilizing this information, police were able to locate the accused and vehicle at a nearby residence. Upon arrival, the accused was found in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Officers observed signs of intoxication.

The accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and was transported to provide samples of her breath as required by law. Both samples were in excess of twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 52-year-old female from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
Impaired Operation 
80 Plus 

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


Type:                 Impaired
Incident:         21-44963
Location:        Wayne Gretzky Parkway 

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., community patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling erratically, proceeding southbound on Wayne Gretzky Parkway near Morton Ave. 

After the officers observed the vehicle accelerating at a high rate of speed eastbound on Henry Street, a traffic stop was conducted.

Information was received to advise that the driver was a suspended driver. The accused was arrested for driving while under suspension.

Speaking with the driver of the vehicle, officers observed signs of impairment.

An approved screening device demand was read to the accused however, the accused refused to provide a breath sample to the police as is required by law.
 
While in the rear of the police cruiser, the accused spit at the arresting officer,
striking the officer on the chest.

As a result of the investigation, a 42-year-old male from Hamilton stands charged with the following: 
Driving while drivers licence suspended contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
Refusal to comply with a demand contrary to the Criminal Code, and  
Assault Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code.

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


Type:                 Break and Enter
Incident:          21-44874
Location:         Market Street

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at approximately 10:15 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call regarding a break and enter in progress at an office building located on Market Street.

The building was vacant at the time of the incident. 

Officers attended the scene and observed a man exiting the building from the second story. The man was placed under arrest. 

Information was received to indicate the accused was in violation of a valid Probation Order.

As a result, Addris Osiel HERNANDEZ, a 29-year-old male from Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with Break and Enter with Intent as well as Breach of Probation contrary to the Criminal Code. 


 

Type:                 Mischief
Incident:          21-45108
Location:          Dalhousie Street 

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, at approximately 5:50 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the area of Dalhousie Street/Clarence Street in regards to a report of a male throwing wood at a motor vehicle. 

Through investigation, it was revealed that the victim was travelling westbound on Dalhousie in his motor vehicle when the accused threw a piece of wood at his motor vehicle, causing minor damage.

Information was received to indicate the accused was in violation of a valid Probation Order.

As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old male of Brantford stands with the following Criminal Code offences: 
Mischief Under $5000 
Breach of Probation 


 

Type:                  Assault
Incident:          21-44847
Location:          Woodlawn Avenue

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at approximately 5:20 a.m., Brantford Police Service received a 911 call to report a disturbance occurring at a residence located on Woodlawn Avenue.

Officers arrived on scene at approximately 5:25 a.m. and determined an altercation had occurred involving two men, (ages 23 and 25), where the victim was allegedly struck in the head with a firearm. The victim received minor injuries from the altercation that did not require medical attention. 

The firearm, allegedly used in the assault, was not located by police on initial investigation. In order to locate the outstanding firearm, a search warrant was applied for and granted.

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at approximately 2:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service executed a search warrant at the residence and located a replica firearm that was allegedly used by the accused in the assault. 

Information received indicated that the accused was in violation of a valid undertaking and two outstanding warrants.

As a result of this investigation, a 23-year-old male stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
Assault with a weapon 
Failure to comply 
Using an Imitation Firearm in Commission of Offence

MISSING PERSON - LOCATED

Nov 21, 2021

UPDATE:
 
Please be advised that the previously reported missing female has been safely located.
 
Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance.
 

 Incident 21-45568

 
 
The Brantford Police Service are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 55-year-old female, Ana VAZ.
 
Ana VAZ is described as female, slender build, under 5’ tall, and has shoulder-length brown hair. She was last seen wearing a hospital gown.
 
She was last seen in the area of the Brantford General Hospital on Terrace Hill Street in the early afternoon, Sunday, November 21, 2021.  
 
The Brantford Police Service are concerned for Ana’s well-being and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information which may assist in locating her.
 
Anyone with knowledge of Ana’s whereabouts is asked to 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.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/
 
 
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Shoplifter fleeing scene is hit by car – both men charged

Nov 16, 2021

Inc. # 21-44498 / 21-44500

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, at approximately 1:20 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a theft in progress at a grocery store located on Colborne Street East.

A loss prevention officer advised police that a man allegedly stole approximately $100 worth of packaged meat and then fled the store on foot. 

The accused proceeded to run through a nearby construction site, heading westbound towards Iroquois Street, where he was struck by a car.

A citizen, observing the situation and attempting to assist, struck the shoplifter with his motor vehicle in an alleged attempt to stop him from fleeing.

The two men are not known to each other.
Officers arrived on scene and provided medical treatment for minor injuries. 

Roads in the area were closed for a short time as officers from the BPS Traffic Unit conducted their investigation.

As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old male from Brantford (No Fixed Address) stands charged with Theft under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code. 

Additionally, a 25-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with Dangerous Operation and Assault with a Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code. 


 
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CRIME BRIEF: November 15, 2021

Nov 15, 2021

Type:                 Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:         21-44565
Location:         Brant Avenue / St. Paul Avenue

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Brant Avenue and St. Paul Avenue in regards to a motor vehicle collision and possible impaired driver.

A concerned citizen called to advise they had witnessed a vehicle being driving in a dangerous and erratic manner, having hit a concrete barrier and several curbs near the train bridge on St. Paul Avenue. The citizen provided a detailed description of the vehicle and driver.

Officers located the vehicle and driver nearby. In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication.

The accused was placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of the legal limit.

As a result, a 29-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
Impaired Operation 
80 Plus
Fail to Remain 

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


 

Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:          21-44588
Location:          Dalhousie Street

On Sunday, November 14, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle driving westbound on Dalhousie Street, swerving erratically in the road. 
 
Police conducted a traffic stop. In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication.
 
The accused was placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and was transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples were nearly three times the legal limit.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 20-year-old male from Hagersville stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
Operation while Impaired 
80 Plus 
 
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.




Type:                Dangerous Operation / Possession
Incident:        21-44589
Location:       Wellington Street
 
On Sunday, November 14, 2021, at approximately 3:30 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle travelling aggressively and at a high rate of speed on Wellington Street towards Market Street. 
 
The vehicle was then observed turning northbound on Market Street, then eastbound on Chatham Street, failing to stop at three fully marked stop signs located at the intersections of Chatham Street and George Street, George Street and Sheridan Street, and George Street and Grey Street. 
 
At approximately 3:35 a.m., Police stopped the motor vehicle by blocking it in the area of Grey Street and Charlotte Street. 
 
The sole occupant of the vehicle, the male driver, was placed under arrest for Dangerous Operation. 
 
Search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of the following:
Approximately 3.7 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $370,  
A small quantity of suspected percocet pills, with an estimated street value of $70, and
Drug paraphernalia
 
As a result of the investigation a 21-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following: 
Dangerous Operation – contrary to the Criminal Code 
2x Possession of a Controlled Substance – contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 



Type:                 Break and Enter
Incident:          21-44620
Location:         West Street
 
On Sunday, November 14, 2021, at approximately 11:20 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call regarding a break and enter in progress at a residence located on West Street.
 
The residence was currently undergoing renovations and was vacant at the time of the incident. 
 
The property owner contacted police to advise they had live surveillance video of the accused gaining entry to the residence and disabling the security camera. 
 
Police arrived on scene and located the suspect within the residence. The suspect was placed under arrest.
 
A search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of the missing security camera.
 
As a result, John ROBINSON, a 31-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with Break, Enter and Commit contrary to the Criminal Code. 

Additional Witness Information Requested after Serious Motorcycle Collision

Nov 15, 2021

Inc. # 21-44123


The Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit continue to investigate a serious motor vehicle collision and are seeking additional witness information.
 
On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a collision involving a motorcycle and a SUV occurred in the area of Brant Avenue and Church Street. 
 
The driver of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment. 
 
Members of the Brantford Police Service, Brantford Fire, and Brantford/Brant Paramedics attended to assist. 
 
The circumstances of the collision are being investigated. 
 
The Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this collision. Additional witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Kris REID at 519-756-0113 extension 2228 or kreid@police.brantford.on.ca 

Additionally, anyone who wished to provide information anonymously is 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/ 

  
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