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Police are Investigating a Shooting in the Downtown

Apr 25, 2019

Incident #19-14626

Update
The Brantford Police are requesting the assistance of the public in locating two persons wanted in connection with the early morning shooting in the downtown core.
Police are looking for Chad WRAY-MCCOMBS, 29 years and Lori Ruth Ann STAATS, 25 years. Both are wanted for aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and a variety of weapons related offences.
They should be considered armed and dangerous. If seen, members of the public are asked not to approach but to contact 9-1-1.
Anyone with knowledge of their whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Mark Whitworth at (519) 756-0113 ext. 2266.
 
Chad WRAY-MCCOMBS
 
 
 
Lori Ruth Ann Staats
 

Police are Investigating a Shooting in the Downtown

Apr 24, 2019

Incident #19-14626

Brantford Police Service is actively investigating a shooting that occurred in downtown
Brantford last night. 

On Wednesday April 24, 2019 just before 4:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a
report of a suspected gunshot in downtown Brantford.  Community Patrol Officers
attended to the area and investigation revealed that an incident had taken place in the
alleyway behind a Dalhousie Street complex between Queen Street and King Street. 
As Officers were securing the scene a second call was received about a 23 year old male
victim who was located at a different location that was suffering from a gunshot wound
to his upper body.  Officers attended to that area along with Emergency Medical
Services.  The male was transported to hospital for medical treatment due to the severity
of the injury.  

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is investigating the incident that
occurred last night and do not believe that this was a random act of violence.  Preliminary
investigation has revealed that the two incidents are associated to each other.   Anyone
with information is asked to contact Det. Mark Whitworth of the Major Crime Unit at
519-756-0113 ext. 2266. 

Crime Brief - April 23, 2019

Apr 23, 2019

Type:  Robbery 
Incident: 19-14481
Location: English Lane         
Incident: On Tuesday April 23, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a robbery at an address on English Lane.  Two unknown parties wearing bandanas over their faces had entered the residence and were demanding property from the victim.  One of the suspects brandished a knife and threatened to stab the victim if he didn’t comply.  Several items were turned over to the suspects including a cellular phone before the suspects fled.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the victim who was not injured as a result of the incident.  Offices searched the area where they were able to locate and arrest one of the accused without incident.  While dealing with the accused she provided police with a false name and was found to be in possession of some of the stolen property taken from the residence.  As a result of the investigation a 15 year old female has been charged with Robbery, Unlawfully in Dwelling, Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Disguise with Intent, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000, Obstruct Police and Breach of Undertaking under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.            
 
Type:  Stolen Motor Vehicle 
Incident: 19-14284
Location: Tollgate Road        
Incident:        On Sunday April 21, 2019 just before 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a single vehicle accident outside a residence on Tollgate Road.  A vehicle had hit a tree outside the residence and had flipped on its side.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the accident.  Officers spoke to the female driver who was taken to hospital.  Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from the Niagara area.  Further information revealed the name provided by the driver was false and that the driver was currently unlicensed.  While dealing with the driver she showed signs of impairment and was given a demand to provide a sample into a roadside screening device.  The driver provided a sample which registered a warning.  As a result of the investigation a 22 year old Hamilton woman has been charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle and Obstruct Police under the Criminal Code.  She has also been charged with Careless Driving and Driver Motor Vehicle – No Licence under the highway Traffic Act.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.         
               
Type: Weapons
Incident: 19-14119
Location: Icomm Drive      
Incident: On Saturday April 20, 2019 just after 9:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from the parking garage on Icomm Drive.  The victim a security officer had located three individuals hanging out in a stairwell.  They were asked to leave several times but refused.  During the conversation with the victim, a male pulled out a knife and a female showed the handle of a suspected firearm and they stated that they were not going to leave.  Fearing for his safety the victim left the area and called police.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and arrested the two accused without incident.  While dealing with the accused, a knife was recovered but no firearm was found.  Investigation has revealed that the firearm may have been a pellet gun.  A 33 year old Brantford male has been charged with Assault with a Weapon and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose under the Criminal Code.  A 17 year old Brantford woman has been charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose under the Criminal Code.

Type: Impaired - Drugs
Incident: 19-14042
Location: Wayne Gretzky Parkway at Grey Street      
Incident:        On Friday April 19, 2019 just after 3:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle at the intersection of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Grey Street stopped at a red light.  The driver was observed slumped over the steering wheel.  As Officers were attempting to assist the driver the vehicle began to roll into the intersection against a red light and into oncoming traffic.  Officers were safely able to stop the vehicle and get the attention of the driver.  Upon dealing with the female driver Officers observed signs of impairment and located drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  The driver was arrested without incident.  The accused performed a drug recognition evaluation which she failed.  Further information revealed that the driver did not have a licence and that she was currently a suspended driver.  The driver was also unable to provide proof of insurance on the vehicle, produce the permit for the vehicle and that the permit was expired.  As a result of the investigation a 30 year old Brantford woman is charged with Operation while Impaired by Drug under the Criminal Code.  She is also charged with Drive While Under Suspension x2, Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence, Drive Motor Vehicle – No Currently Validated Permit and Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act.  She is further charged with Fail to Surrender Insurance Card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.      


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Crime Brief - April 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

Type:  Impaired – Alcohol 
Incident: 19-13752
Location: Colborne Street         
Incident: On Wednesday April 17, 2019 just after 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a possible domestic dispute between a male and female on Colborne Street.  A male and female were seen arguing in a vehicle.  The female was seen exiting the vehicle with a group of children and the vehicle took off.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and spoke to the female who was not injured as a result of the incident.  Investigation revealed that the two had gotten into an argument and when she exited the male took off with her vehicle.  Officers checked the area and located the vehicle as it pulled into a parking lot.  When the male observed Police he parked and tried to move to the passenger seat to make it appear that he wasn’t driving.  Information was received that the male was currently a suspended driver.  When Officers spoke to the male he became belligerent and tried to hit the officers with the door of the vehicle damaging a vehicle beside it and fought with police.  The male was arrested after a brief struggle.  When Officers spoke to the male they observed signs of intoxication and he was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The male registered a fail on the screening device.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused refused to provide samples.  As a result of the investigation a 34 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault Police, Mischief Under $5000, Failure/Refuse to Comply with Breath Demand and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.      
 
Type:  Assault - Domestic
Incident: 19-13798
Location: Nelson St and Market St        
Incident:       On Thursday April 18, 2019 just after 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a possible domestic assault on Nelson Street at Market Street.  Witnesses observed a male and female arguing at the comer when they saw the male strike the female.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the female victim and the male as he was walking away from the area.  Officers spoke to the female who was not injured as a result of the incident.  When Officers attempted to speak to the male be became agitated and aggressive towards police and attempted to fight with Officers.  The male was arrested without incident.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by court orders with conditions that he was contravening.  As a result of the investigation a 35 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault, Assault Police, Fail to Comply with Undertaking and Fail to Comply with Probation.    
               
Type: Drugs 
Incident: 19-13758
Location: Murray Street     
Incident: On Wednesday April 17, 2019 just after 6:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a male that was known to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest enter into a business on Murray Street.  Officers approached the male and while speaking to him he attempted to flee the area.  The male was arrested after a brief struggle.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of a small amount ($150 value) of suspected cocaine.  A 35 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and has been charged with Possession of a Controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.     


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Crime Brief - April 15, 2019

Apr 15, 2019

Type:  Firearm and Drugs
Incident: 19-13165
Location: Colborne Street         
Incident: On Saturday April 13, 2019 just before 2:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling on Colborne Street without its light on.  Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle on Colborne Street at Rawdon Street.  Officers spoke to the female driver and male passenger.  Through investigation it was revealed that the passenger was wanted on two outstanding warrants for his arrest in another jurisdiction.  While attempting to arrest the passenger he struggled with police.  It was discovered that he was concealing a loaded 9mm handgun on his person as well as a large amount of money.  During the arrest of the male, the female driver attempted to interfere and then attempted to flee the area with a bag from the vehicle.  Investigation revealed that the bag contained drug paraphernalia and suspected cocaine ($320 street value) and fentanyl ($11,000 street value).  As a result of the investigation Jihaad Al-Kisadi a 28 year old North York male is charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Knowledge of an Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Firearm Contrary to a Prohibition Order, Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, Careless Storage of a Firearm, Carry a Concealed Weapon under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking - Fentanyl and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The second accused Autumn Johnny a 35 year old Brantford woman is charged with Obstruct Police under the Criminal Code of Canada and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  Both accused were held for a bail hearing.    
 
 
 
 
Type:  Impaired - Alcohol 
Incident: 19-13168
Location: Dalhousie St        
Incident: On Saturday April 13, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a two vehicle collision in the Area of Dalhousie St and Colborne St.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the motor vehicle accident.  While speaking to one of the drivers involved, Officers observed signs of impairment. The diver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over the legal limit.  A 19 year old Brantford male has been charged with Operation while Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  
 
Type: Stolen Property 
Incident: 19-13047
Location: Richmond Street     
Incident: On Friday April 12, 2019 just after 9:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a male they recognized as being wanted on an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The male had been seen by Officers loading property into a vehicle on Richmond Street.  Officers were able to arrest the male without incident.  While dealing with the male they located credit cards that had previously been reported stolen.  Further investigation revealed that the accused was in possession of tools, a laptop and a tablet that had all been reported stolen.  He was also in possession of a small amount of suspected fentanyl.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by three court orders with conditions.  As a result of the investigation a 30 year old Port Dover male is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x2, Possession of Stolen Credit Cards x2, Breach of Probation and Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.    

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Homicide Investigation is not believed to be a Random Act of Violence

Apr 11, 2019

Incident #19-12275

On Friday April 5, 2019 just after 11:30 p.m. the Brantford Police Service investigated a shooting at an address on William St.  When Community Patrol Officers arrived at the scene they found a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

The Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Through investigation the victim and other persons at the residence where the shooting took place are believed to be known to each other and that this was not a random act of violence. 

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Detective Cabral of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206.

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April 8, 2019

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate an incident at a William Street address as a homicide. 

On Friday April 5, 2019 just after 11:30 p.m. the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about an assault and possible shooting at an address on William St.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they found a male who was suffering from  a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The victim has been identified as Gerald Robert Male, a 37 year old resident of Brantford.  A second male in a distraught state was located at the residence.  This male has spoken with police and is not a suspect.     

The Major Crime Unit is investigating this incident.  Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Kevin Cabral at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206.   

Suspicious Male for Identification

Apr 10, 2019

Inc#19-12725

Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious male.   

On Tuesday April 9, 2019, at approximately 5:45 p.m. in the area of Brantwood Park Road and Trotter Lane, an unknown male driving a smaller Silver or Grey SUV with a loud muffler stopped and spoke to a group of kids in the area.  The unknown male spoke to the group of youths aged 8 to 12 briefly until an adult came out of the house and the male drove away.  The suspect male is described as white, in his 30’s, very short hair and wearing sunglasses. 

The Brantford Police Service is asking the public for their assistance in identifying this unknown male/vehicle and to be aware of the incident that occurred in this area.  The Brantford Police are reminding parents to talk to your kids and to them to trust their instincts, if they feel they are being followed or someone they don’t know stops to talk to them or something isn’t right, seek help immediately.  You can speak to a parent, older sibling, neighbour, teacher, coach or a police officer.      

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050, or 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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Brantford Police are investigating the death of a 37 year old male as a Homicide

Apr 8, 2019

Incident #19-12275 

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate an incident at a William Street address as a homicide. 

On Friday April 5, 2019 just after 11:30 p.m. the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about an assault and possible shooting at an address on William St.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they found a male who was suffering from  a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The victim has been identified as Gerald Robert Male, a 37 year old resident of Brantford.  A second male in a distraught state was located at the residence.  This male has spoken with police and is not a suspect.     

The Major Crime Unit is investigating this incident.  Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Kevin Cabral at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206.   

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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On April 5, 2019 at approximately 11:30pm the Brantford Police responded to a report of a male that had been assaulted. Officers attended an address on William Street and located a male suffering from serious injuries. The male was transported to the Brantford General Hospital without vital signs and has since been pronounced dead. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Brantford Police Service are investigating this as a homicide and no further information will be released at this time.

Homicide Investigation

Apr 6, 2019

On April 5, 2019 at approximately 11:30pm the Brantford Police responded to a report of a male that had been assaulted. Officers attended an address on William Street and located a male suffering from serious injuries. The male was transported to the Brantford General Hospital without vital signs and has since been pronounced dead. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Brantford Police Service are investigating this as a homicide and no further information will be released at this time.

 

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Detective Cabral of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206.

Brantford Male Faces Criminal Charges After Collision Investigation

Apr 4, 2019

Incident #19-10613 

On March 25, 2019 the Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit investigated a serious motor vehicle collision which involved two pedestrians that had been struck at the intersection of Colborne Street and Clarence Street.

Officers attended to the scene along with Brantford Fire and Brant/Brantford Paramedics.  Two 20 year old females had been struck by a pick-up truck and suffered serious injuries.  They were transported to hospital where they were treated for serious injuries.  The driver of the motor vehicle was not injured in the collision.

As a result of the investigation a 47 year old Brantford male has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily harm x2 and Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm x2 under the Criminal Code.   

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On March 25, 2019 at approximately 8:07am, members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a serious motor vehicle collision involving 2 pedestrians having been struck in the area of Colborne Street at Clarence Street. Members of Brantford Fire and Brant/Brantford paramedics also attended to assist with the injured parties.

Preliminary investigation suggests two 20 year old females were struck by a pick- up truck at this location.  Both females were transported to Hamilton General Hospital where they remain with serious injuries.  The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured.

The area of Colborne Street and Clarence Street will remain closed for most of the afternoon while investigators from the Collision Reconstruction Unit continue their investigation. 

Several witnesses came forth at the scene, however, the Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Jeremy Morton at 519-756-0113

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