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Crime Brief - August 21, 2019

Aug 21, 2019

Type:   Weapon 
Incident:  19- 32047
Location:   Darling Street    
Incident: On Tuesday August 20, 2019 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a disturbance on Darling Street.  A male and female were seen arguing and when the male tried to leave he was chased down the street by the female.  The female had threatened the male with a can of Bear Spray.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the individuals involved.  The female was arrested without incident.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 20 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault with a Weapon, Possession of Weapons Dangerous and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.                                                         

Type:   Stolen Vehicle  
Incident:  19-32034
Location:   Dalhousie Street
Incident:  On Tuesday August 20, 2019 just before 10:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling on Dalhousie Street.  Information was received that the vehicle had been reported stolen from another jurisdiction.  Officers observed as the vehicle pulled into a parking lot.  Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the male driver and female passenger.  As Officers dealt with the driver he provided false information to police.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions as well as he was currently a suspended driver.  The second accused was also found to be bound by a court order with conditions.  As a result of the investigation an 18 year old Brampton male is charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5000, Obstruct Police, Operation While Prohibited, Breach of Probation and Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.  A 20 year old St Catherines woman is charged with Occupant of Stolen Motor Vehicle and Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code.                               

Type:    Drugs
Incident:  19-31919
Location:  Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Henry Street 
Incident:  On Tuesday August 20, 2019 at approximately 2:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers dealt with a male on a bicycle in area of Greenwich Street.  Officers spoke to the male who provided information to police.  Investigation revealed that the information provided was false and that he was currently wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant.  The accused was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of a large amount of suspected fentanyl ($11,000) as well as suspected "green” fentanyl ($1,500) and crystal methamphetamine ($800).  A 38 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding arrest warrant and has been charged with Obstruct Police under the Criminal Code as well as Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Controlled Substance x2.               

Type:   Break and Enter   
Incident:  19-31497
Location:   Colborne Street 
Incident:   On Saturday August 17, 2019 just before 8:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a Break and Enter to a residence on Colborne Street.  It was believed that people had broken into a vacant apartment in the complex and were possibly still inside.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located damage to the front door.  Officers located and arrested three people inside the residence.  While dealing with the three accused two were found to be in possession of small amounts of fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine and one was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  As a result of the investigation a 37 year Paris male is charged with Unlawfully in a Dwelling House, Mischief Under $5000 under the Criminal Code and Possession of Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances.  A 25 year old Brantford male is charged with Unlawfully in Dwelling House and Mischief Under $5000 under the Criminal Code.  A 36 year old Brantford male is charged with Unlawfully in a Dwelling House, Mischief under $5000 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.   

Type:   Stolen Vehicle    
Incident:  19-31594
Location:   Dalhousie Street 
Incident:   On Saturday August 17, 2019 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a hit and run accident on Dalhousie Street.  An unknown driver had side swiped another vehicle and fled the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended and searched the area where they found the vehicle parked on a side street.  The vehicle had previously been reported stolen on August 14, 2019.  Investigation revealed that the male driver had just left the area in a taxi.  Officers were able to locate and stop the taxi where the accused was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the accused he showed signs of impairment and information was received that he was currently bound by two separate court orders with conditions and his licence was currently suspended.  A 35 year old Brantford male is charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Possession Over $5000, Operation While Impaired, Fail to Stop, Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Suspended Drive under the Highway Traffic Act.           


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Five People Facing Drug Related Charges

Aug 15, 2019

Incident #19-31148

Brantford Police Service continues to actively investigate incidents involving illicit drug activity. 

Brantford Police Service has charged three males and two females with drug related offences after an investigation.  

Members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit entered into a drug investigation at a residence on North Park Street. With the assistence of the Task Force, the Emergency Response Team and Community Patrol Officers a  search warrant was executed at the address on August 14, 2019. During the search of the residence police located a large amount of Fentanyl valued at approximately $11,500.00 as well as Crystal Methamphetamine valued at approximately $350.00 and a large sum of Canadian currency.  Five people were located inside the residence and were arrested.   
As a result of the investigation, three males and two females have been arrested and charged. Three of the accused were held for bail hearings and two others (a 38 year old Paris woman and a 18 year old Brantford male) are facing charges related to the investigation and will appear in court at a later date. 


1. Mark Francis BRAY, 49 years of Brantford is charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (methamphetamine) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code
• Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code
2. Danielle Suzanne CURLEY, 43 years of Brantford is charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl),  under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (methamphetamine), under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
3. Jeremy Douglas PORTER, 39 years of Brantford is charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl),   under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (methamphetamine), under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Breach of Probation x4 under the Criminal Code


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 or Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

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Crime Brief - August 13, 2019

Aug 13, 2019

Type:   Impaired - Alcohol 
Incident:  19- 30840
Location:  King George Road  
Incident:  On Monday August 12, 2019 just before 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a call regarding a possible impaired driver.   An unknown male had attended a business on King George Road and was refused services due to suspected intoxication.  The male was seen leaving the area in a vehicle.  Community Patrol Officer attended to the area where they located the vehicle a short distance away and performed a traffic stop.  Officers spoke to the male drive who showed signs of impairment and was arrested.  The driver was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over two times the legal limit.  A 31 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                                                    

Type:   Disturbance  
Incident:  19-30561
Location:  Henry Street
Incident:  On Saturday August 10, 2019 just after 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a disturbance out front of a business on Henry Street.  An unknown female was out front of the store with a long broom handle and was smashing it off the front windows and other property outside the store.  The female was yelling and screaming at employees and customers that were coming and going from the business.  As the female continued she began to threaten people in the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the female.  Officers successfully calmed the female who eventually dropped the broom handle and was arrested after a brief struggle.  Information was received that the female was currently bound by two court orders with conditions.  A 52 year old Brantford woman is charged with Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Cause Disturbance, Utter Threats to Cause Death/Bodily Harm, Assault Police, Breach of Probation and Breach of Recognizance.                             

Type:    Impaired  - Alcohol
Incident:  19-30706
Location:   Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Henry Street 
Incident:   On Sunday August 11, 2019 just before 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a rear end motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles at Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Henry Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the collision and spoke to both drivers.  While speaking to one of the drivers Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused refused to provide the required samples.  As a result of the investigation a 46 year old Brantford male is charged with Failure/Refusal to Comply with Breath Demand under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.           

Type:    Robbery   
Incident:  19-30763
Location:  Alfred Street 
Incident:     On Monday August 12, 2019 at approximately 5:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a robbery at a residence on Alfred Street.  Two unknown males wearing masks had broken into the accused apartment stole a number of items and chased him down the street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim who was not injured as a result of the incident.  Investigation revealed that five people were involved in the incident.  Two people broke into the apartment while one person held open the secured access door and two others waited in a vehicle outside.  All five suspects fled the area in the waiting vehicle.  As a result of the investigation a 31 year old Brantford male is charged with Break and Enter, Robbery, Disguise with Intent and Breach of Probation.  A 32 year old Brantford male is charged with Break and Enter, Robbery and Disguise with Intent.  A 27 year old Brantford woman is charged with Break and Enter and Robbery.  A 23 year old Brantford male is charged with Break and Enter and Robbery and a 17 year old Brantford woman is charged with Break and Enter and Robbery all under the Criminal Code.  All accused were held for bail hearings.       


 
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Crime Brief - August 9, 2019

Aug 9, 2019

Type:    Firearm
Incident:  19- 30224
Location:  Charing Cross Street  
Incident: On Thursday August 8, 2019 just after 2:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service were in the area of North Park Street and Charing Cross Street when information was received about a suspicious male and female.  Information had been received that the female may be in possession of a firearm.  Community Patrol Officers observed the male leaving the area while the female entered a business on Charing Cross Street.    Officers made contact with the female and investigation revealed that she had placed a firearm into a garbage container inside the business.  Officers recovered a loaded firearm from a garbage container.  Officers arrested the female without incident.  Officers were able to locate and arrest the male.  As a result of the investigation a 41 year old Female and a 42 year old male from Brantford have been charged with Careless Storage of Firearm, Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Carry Concealed Weapon, Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Possession Weapon Obtained by Crime, Careless Storage x2 (Ammunition and Firearm) and Possession While Prohibited x2 (Ammunition and Firearm).                                                

Type:   Impaired - Drug 
Incident:  19-30127
Location:   Dalhousie Street
Incident:  On Wednesday August 7, 2019 just after 8:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a possible impaired driving.  A female was seen hunched over and sleeping in a vehicle that was running in a parking lot at a business on Dalhousie Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and the driver.  Officers observed the female drivers slouched over in the driver’s seat and observed suspected drugs in her lap.  Officers were able to wake and spoke to the female driver.  While dealing with the driver she showed signs of impairment and was found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine (value $200) and was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to perform a Drug Recognition Evaluation.  As a result of the evaluation the accused was charged.  A 35 year old Hagersville woman is charged with Operation While Impaired – Drug under the Criminal Code and is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs Substances Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                     

Type:    Drugs and Arrest Warrant
Incident:  19-30056
Location:  Charing Cross Street 
Incident: On Wednesday August 7, 2019 just after 10:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on Charing Cross Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle.  They spoke to the lone female occupant.  Officers dealt with the female who provided information to police.  Investigation revealed that the information provided was false and that the female was currently wanted on an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  Further investigation revealed that he female was in possession of a number of identity and bank documents that had previously been reported stolen.   She was also found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine.  As a result of the investigation a 30 year old Brantford woman was arrested on the outstanding warrant and has been further charged with Obstruct Police, Possess Identity Documents x7, and Possess Stolen Credit Card under the Criminal Code.  She is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (crystal methamphetamine) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.      

Type:    Disturbance    
Incident:  19-29960
Location:   Colborne Street 
Incident:      On Tuesday August 6, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a disturbance at a motel on Colborne Street.  Four unknown parties attended to the motel and attempted to gain entry to one of the rooms.  When they were unsuccessful in gaining entry, two of them smashed the front window.  All four fled the area on foot to a car that was waiting around the corner.  Community Patrol Officers were provided with a description of the vehicle and located it a short distance away.  When Officers attempted to stop the vehicle it fled away at a high rate of speed. Due to concern for public safety Officers did not pursue the vehicle.  Officers were able to locate the vehicle a short time later.  When Officers arrived the driver fled the vehicle on foot and was arrested without incident a short distance away.  The other three occupants were arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the driver was currently a suspended driver, that one accused was currently wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants and the other accused were currently bound by court orders with conditions.  As a result of the investigation a 36 year old Brantford male is charged with Flight From Police, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Mischief Under $5000 and Disobey Court Order under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Drive While Under Suspension x2 under the Highway Traffic Act.  A 25 year old Brantford woman was arrested on outstanding arrest warrants and is charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Breach of Recognizance.  A 25 year old Brantford male is charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  A 26 year old Brantford woman is charged with Mischief Under $5000 under the Criminal Code.        

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol     
Incident:  19-30026
Location:  Lynden Road at Wayne Gretzky Parkway 
Incident:  On Wednesday August 7, 2019 just after 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on Lynden Road approaching Wayne Gretzky Parkway. The vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed and then failed to stop for a red light at a controlled intersection.  Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver he showed signs of impairment and was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver registered a fail and was arrested.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  A 22 year old Brant County male has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 

Type:   Stolen Vehicle     
Incident:  19-29790
Location:  King George Road  
Incident:       On Monday August 5, 2019 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot of a business on King George Road.  An unknown female was observed sleeping in the vehicle.  Information was received that the licence plates on the vehicle had been previously reported stolen.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the vehicle and the female inside.  While speaking to the female she provided information that upon investigation was determined to be false.  Further investigation revealed that the female was currently wanted on a number of outstanding arrest warrants.  During the investigation it was determined that the licence plates had been previously reported stolen from another jurisdiction but that the vehicle had also been reported stolen from the Brantford area.  Located inside the vehicle were various forms of stolen identification and other items.  As a result of the investigation a 22 year old Brantford woman was arrested on the outstanding warrants and is further charged with Obstruct Police, Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x11, Possess Identity Documents x5 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.   
 
Type:   Impaired – Alcohol     
Incident:  19-29764
Location:  King George Road 
Incident: On Monday August 5, 2019 just before 3:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a possible impaired driver on King George Road.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle as it was travelling on King George Road and out to Highway 24.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  Officers observed signs of impairment and observed open alcohol in the vehicles cup holders.  The driver was given a demand for an approved roadside screening device. The driver registered a fail and was arrested.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were two times the legal limit.  Information was received that the drivers licence was currently under suspension.  As a result of the investigation a 22 year old Waterloo male is charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code as well as Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 
 
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Nine People Are Facing Firearm And Drug Related Charges

Jul 31, 2019

Incident #19-23789

July 31th, 2019

Brantford Police Service continues to actively investigate incidents involving firearms and illicit drug activity. 
Brantford Police Service has charged three males and six females with numerous firearm and drug related charges after an investigation.  

Members of the Brantford Police Service Task Force entered into an ongoing drug investigation that commenced this past spring and culminated on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, with the execution of judicial authorizations at addresses on:
1. Pearl Street, Brantford, ON   
2. Queensway Drive, Brantford, ON   
3. Banbury Road, Brantford, ON  
4. Westmount Road East, Kitchener, ON   
In totality, the execution of the judicial authorizations yielded the following seizures:
• A large quantity of Canadian money
• 784 grams of Fentanyl with a street value of $196,100
• (65) 40 milligram OxyNeo tablets with a street value of $2,600
• (8) 20 milligram Oxycodone tablets with a street value of $160.00
• Pump action shotgun
• 21 shotgun shells
• 14 rounds of  9 mm ammunition
• 7 rounds of 45 calibre ammunition
• Hydraulic Press
• The seizure of a 2013 Audi R5Q and 2016 Porsche Cayenne that are being investigated as property obtained by crime.
The estimated street value of drugs seized is $198,885.00.

As a result of the investigation, three males and six females have been arrested and charged. Three of the accused were held for bail hearings and are facing a number of charges.  Six others involved are facing charges related to the investigation and will appear in court at a later date. 


1. Edison Tyler BEAL, 23 years of Kitchener is charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Careless storage of a prohibited device (ammunition), contrary to section 86(1) of the Criminal Code
• Breach of Probation, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code

2. Skylar James BEAL, 23 years of Brantford is charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (oxycodone pills), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Careless storage of Firearm, contrary to section 86(2) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (Shotgun) contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous purpose, (Taser) contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code
• Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 92(1) of the Criminal Code
• Tampering with a Serial Number of a Firearm, contrary to section 108(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Firearm contrary to order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code

3. Ryan Oliver REED, 23 years of Brantford is charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (oxycodone pills), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Careless storage of Firearm, contrary to section 86(2) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, (Shotgun) contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (Taser) contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code
• Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 92(1) of the Criminal Code
• Tampering with a Serial Number of a Firearm, contrary to section 108(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Firearm contrary to order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code

 


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 or Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

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Crime Brief - July 30, 2019

Jul 30, 2019

Type:    Disturbance
Incident:  19- 27499
Location:  Salisbury Ave 
Incident:  On Sunday July 28, 2019 just after 6:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a call about a disturbance on Salisbury Ave.  An unknown female was in the area, yelling and screaming, banging on peoples doors, damaging property and damaging vehicles.  The female was seen going up and down the street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and arrested the female without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused had damaged a number of vehicles and personal property of several residences on the street.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  As a result of the investigation a 33 year old Brantford woman has been charged with Mischief to Property Under $5000 x 10 and Breach of Probation x 2 under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                           

Type:   Impaired - Alcohol 
Incident:  19-28578
Location:  West Street
Incident:  On Saturday July 27, 2019 just before 8:30 p.m. Brantford Police received a 9-1-1 call about a suspected impaired driver on West Street.  The driver was seen swerving in and out of her lane almost striking other traffic and driving at a high rate of speed.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and performed a traffic stop.  Officers spoke to the female driver who showed signs of impairment.   Information was received that the drivers licence was currently under suspension.  The driver was arrested after a brief struggle and transported to the Brantford Police Service where she was to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused refused to provide samples of her breath.  A 31 year old Brantford female has been charged with Operation While Impaired, Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand and Resist Arrest under the Criminal Code.  She is also charged with Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.          

Type:    Weapons
Incident:  19-28365
Location:  Colborne Street East 
Incident:  On Friday July 26, 2019 just after 2:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at a business on Colborne Street East.  An employee had observed an unknown male acting suspicious in the store.  When the male observed the employee watching him he approached the employee and pulled out a knife.   When the male pulled out the knife he threatened to physically harm the employee.  The male fled the business on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and arrested the accused without incident a short distance away.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  As a result of the investigation a 30 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault with a Weapon, Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Breach of Probation and Breach of Recognizance.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.   

Type:    Break and Enter and Drugs   
Incident:  19-28853
Location:   Rawdon Street 
Incident:   On Monday July 29, 2019 just before 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a Break and Enter to a residence on Rawdon Street.  Sometime during the day unknown person(s) broke into the residence.  The residence was ransacked and property damaged.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they confirmed the Break and Enter.  Investigation revealed that a vehicle and suspect(s) had been fled the residence shortly before the owner returned home.  Officers were able to locate that vehicle being operated on Colborne Street East and a traffic stop was performed.  Investigation revealed that the driver was currently wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant.  The passenger was currently bound by a court order with conditions and was arrested for the Break and Enter to the residence.  While dealing with the two accused Officers located approximately $16,000 dollar’s worth of suspected cocaine and a large amount of Canadian Currency in the vehicle.  As a result of the investigation a 19 year old Brantford woman was arrested on the outstanding warrant and he been charged with  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.  An 18 year old Brantford male has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  He is also charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Break, Enter and Commit and Breach of Undertaking under the Criminal Code.  The two accused were both held for bail hearings.       

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol     
Incident:  19-27807
Location:  Charing Cross Street and Sydenham Street 
Incident:  On Monday July 29, 2019 just after 2:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision on Charing Cross Street at Sydenham Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the collision where they spoke to the drivers involved.  While speaking to the one male driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over two times the legal limit.  A 71 year old Cambridge male has been charged with 80 Plus.  His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 
 

 
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37 Year Old Man Charged With Abduction Following Amber Alert

Jul 25, 2019

Incident #19- 28144 

UPDATE

On Thursday July 25, 2019 just after 12:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about abduction and an assault at an address on Bissett Ave, Brantford.  The estranged father broke into the residence through the rear door.  The suspect was confronted by the mother and another resident who were both assaulted and threatened.  The suspect grabbed the two year old child and fled the residence in a vehicle with three other people.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the victims who had suffered minor injuries.   

Through investigation it was believed that the suspects may have gone to the Hamilton area.  With the assistance of the Hamilton Police Service a residence was checked however neither the suspects nor the child were located.  The Brantford Police were at point able to communicate with the suspect however he refused to disclose his location or return the child.  As a result of the investigation an Amber Alert was issued.   

At approximately 2:00 a.m. the Hamilton Police Service was able to locate the suspect vehicle and three people were arrested as they were believed to have been involved in the incident.  The child was not located at that time.   

At around 3:00 a.m. it was believed that the suspect was located at an address on Upper Ottawa Street in Hamilton.  The Hamilton Police Service was able to make contact with the suspect and just before 4:00 a.m. the suspect turned himself over to police and the child was located safely.  

The Brantford Police Service has continued to investigation the circumstances surrounding this incident and the involvement of the identified parties.  As a result of the investigation Shawn Jason McManus 37 year old has been charged with Abduction of Person Under Sixteen, Assault x2, Uther Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Utter Threats to Destroy/Damage Property and Break, Enter and Commit.  The accused has been held for a bail hearing.    
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A missing 2 year old child has been located safely after an Amber Alert was issued just after 3:00 a.m.

On Thursday July 25, 2019 just after 12:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about abduction and an assault at an address on Bissett Ave, Brantford.  An unknown number of people attended to the front of the residence and when the door was answered by the mother the estranged father broke in through the rear door.  The suspect was confronted by the mother who was then assaulted and threatened.  The suspect was then confronted by another resident inside the house who was also assaulted.  The suspect grabbed the two year old child and fled the residence in a vehicle with three other people.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the assaulted parties who had suffered minor injuries.   

Through investigation it was believed that the suspects may have gone to the Hamilton area and possibly to a residence in Hamilton.  The Hamilton Police Service were contacted and assisted in the investigation and did check a residence for the suspect and child just before 1:00 a.m. however they were not located. 

The Brantford Police were able to identify and made contact with the suspect however he refused to disclose his location or return the child.  As a result of the investigation an Amber Alert was issued. 
 
Just after 2:00 a.m. the Hamilton Police Service was able to locate the suspect vehicle being operated in Hamilton by three individuals that are believed to be involved in this investigation.  The three were arrested and are currently in custody.  The child was not located at that time.   

At approximately 3:00 a.m. the suspect was located at an address on Upper Ottawa Street in Hamilton.  The Hamilton Police Service was able to make contact with the suspect and just before 4:00 a.m. the suspect turned himself over to police and the child was located safely.  

The Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate this incident and the circumstances surrounding the four parties that were involved. 


 
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Media Release - Regarding Amber Alert

Jul 25, 2019

Media Release
Inspector Scott Williams is in charge of the Investigative Support Branch for Brantford Police Service.  The following are his comments on the use of the Amber Alert.

The Ontario Amber Alert is a warning system that quickly alerts the public of an abducted child who may be in danger. Time is critical in saving the lives of abducted children, and the main objective of the Amber Alert is always the safe return of the child. The decision to utilize the Ontario Amber Alert is based on established criteria, and is never taken lightly.  Information obtained quickly through an Amber Alert may assist with the child’s safe and successful return.

Guidelines for requesting the Ontario Provincial Police to initiate an AMBER Alert have been distributed to all Ontario police services. The guidelines are used to ensure all alerts are appropriate.  Once a child is abducted, there is no way to determine the exact location the abductor is headed, and as time passes, there is a growing geography of concern. The abductor could travel quickly, using various forms of transportation, so it is important to alert the entire province.  As the abductor or vehicle information may be known to people in other areas of the province, issuing a province-wide alert may result with more information to assist with the investigation.

In Canada, the most common form of child abduction is by a parent or guardian. The term "parental child abduction” refers to when one parent takes, detains, or conceals a child from the other parent.  Police decide on a case-by-case basis whether issuing an Amber Alert would assist in the recovery of an abducted child.
The Brantford Police Service actively investigates all criminal matters, and our measured response is indicative to the risk assessment of the incident.  Our Service stands by our decision to connect with our policing partners to activate an Amber Alert.

On Thursday July 25, 2019, just after 12:00 a.m., the Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about abduction and an assault at an address on Bissett Avenue, Brantford.  A male, known to police, orchestrated a ruse so that he could abduct his two year old child from the child’s mother. Accomplices of the male attended at the mother’s front residence door, and when she answered the front door, the estranged father gained entry by kicking in the locked back door.

After breaking into the residence, the estranged father assaulted the child’s mother and another occupant of the residence.  He then physically removed his two year old child from the residence, and fled the area in a vehicle with the accomplices.

The Brantford Police Service follows strict guidelines for investigating child abductions.  An investigation immediately commenced with experienced and seasoned supervisors who have Major Case Management backgrounds.  A Senior Officer was consulted, who provided authorization to conduct an application of an Amber Alert.

Both prior to and after the Amber Alert, the investigation continued. The Brantford Police Service was assisted by the Ontario Provincial Police and Hamilton Police Service.  The suspect vehicle was located in Hamilton, Ontario, and subsequent to that, further investigation revealed the location of the suspect.  The suspect was arrested and the two year old child was located.  Thankfully, the child was physically unharmed.
The Brantford Police Service gratefully extends thanks to the Ontario Provincial Police, Hamilton Police Service, and members of the public, for the successful completion of this serious criminal matter.

Unfortunately, people have taken the time to show their displeasure with the Amber Alert program.  The Brantford Police Service has been inundated by numerous phone calls to our Communications Section, 9-1-1, and to our public email account.  One person has called and complained 11 times; this is being investigated.
 
Some of the comments from our public email account are as follows:
• Why did you have to send 2 Amber Alerts for the same event? My phone received at 3:04am and 3:36am.
• You guys are absolutely crazy with your Amber alerts. I live 6 hours drive away, in another province and you feel waking me up at 3 am is required.
• Perhaps if you do your job, we could sleep.
• Yes, I leave my phone on, but not because I want to be harassed by law enforcement, because I have elderly parent who may have a legitimate need for help.
• Respectfully, do your job and stop harassing citizens
• Please, please work on technology to stop unnecessary and health damaging alerts to people asleep. Soon people will find solutions that negate any good that might come from amber alert program
• 3 o'clock in the **** morning- no- I haven't seen her.   This went off five **** times.  I am in oshawa . What in the **** are you thinking
• Please stop sending the AMBER alerts to our phones in Ottawa. Since the abduction is in Hamilton, there is no way that the suspect is up in Ottawa, six hours away. We have things to do in the morning and this is the second time this night that the phone has woken us up, and it seems Brantford Police Services appear disproportionately on our phones here

The Brantford Police Service would like to remind the public that contacting the police service to complain takes resources away from legitimate police investigations.  When a child is abducted, it is our duty to utilize any and all resources available to facilitate a lawful investigation, and to locate the child as soon as possible.  We expect the public to support our stance.

Missing Child Located Safely After Amber Alert Issued

Jul 25, 2019

Incident #19- 28144 

A missing 2 year old child has been located safely after an Amber Alert was issued just after 3:00 a.m.

On Thursday July 25, 2019 just after 12:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about abduction and an assault at an address on Bissett Ave, Brantford.  An unknown number of people attended to the front of the residence and when the door was answered by the mother the estranged father broke in through the rear door.  The suspect was confronted by the mother who was then assaulted and threatened.  The suspect was then confronted by another resident inside the house who was also assaulted.  The suspect grabbed the two year old child and fled the residence in a vehicle with three other people.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the assaulted parties who had suffered minor injuries.   

Through investigation it was believed that the suspects may have gone to the Hamilton area and possibly to a residence in Hamilton.  The Hamilton Police Service were contacted and assisted in the investigation and did check a residence for the suspect and child just before 1:00 a.m. however they were not located. 

The Brantford Police were able to identify and made contact with the suspect however he refused to disclose his location or return the child.  As a result of the investigation an Amber Alert was issued. 
 
Just after 2:00 a.m. the Hamilton Police Service was able to locate the suspect vehicle being operated in Hamilton by three individuals that are believed to be involved in this investigation.  The three were arrested and are currently in custody.  The child was not located at that time.   

At approximately 3:00 a.m. the suspect was located at an address on Upper Ottawa Street in Hamilton.  The Hamilton Police Service was able to make contact with the suspect and just before 4:00 a.m. the suspect turned himself over to police and the child was located safely.  

The Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate this incident and the circumstances surrounding the four parties that were involved. 

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Crime Brief - July 24, 2019

Jul 24, 2019

Type:   Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:  19- 27499
Location:   Erie Ave 
Incident:    On Saturday July 20, 2019 just after 8:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling north on Erie Ave.  Officers observed the vehicle as it travelled down Erie Ave and turning onto Cayuga Street.  Officers observed the vehicle swerving within its lane and from side to side.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver.  While speaking to the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The driver was transported to the Brantford Police Service where she was to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  A 51 year old Brantford woman is charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                      

Type:   Disturbance
Incident:  19-27536
Location:   Market Street
Incident: On Sunday July 21, 2019 just after 2:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a call about a disturbance at a business on Market Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located a large group who were involved in a verbal confrontation.  Officers were able to disperse the crowd without incident.  Shortly after the crowd left another altercation occurred a short distance away.  Officers attempted to calm the situation when one male in the crowd refused to follow direction and began to fight with police.  The male was arrested after a brief struggle.  A 23 year old Hamilton male is charged with Obstruct Police and Cause a Disturbance under the Criminal Code.      

Type:   Weapons
Incident:  19-27256
Location:   Conklin Road 
Incident:  On Saturday July 21, 2019 just after 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at a business on Conklin Road.  The victim had been inside the business and when he exited he noticed that one of his windows was smashed and that there was damage in the side of his vehicle.  Someone from the housing complex was shooting BB’s from a residence and was causing damage.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they confirmed the damage and located BB’s.  Officers were able to confirm the residence that the BB’s were fired from and a BB gun was recovered.  As a result of the investigation a 32 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Careless Use of a Firearm, Mischief Under $5000 and Discharge Air Gun or Pistol with Intent under the Criminal Code.           
 
Safety Warning – The Brantford Police Service would like to remind the public about the safety and dangers of owning replicas firearms such as Pellet Guns, BB Guns, Airsoft Guns and Paint Ball Guns.  These types of guns can be used safely and legally, however people need to use them properly.  People should use common sense when using these types of guns and understand that there are dangers associated to them.  These types of guns cannot only cause damage to property, they can also cause harm if shot at a person or animal.  The Brantford Police Service responds to a number of calls each year involving these types of guns including individuals who carry these guns (handgun or rifle) down the street and citizens and police at times cannot distinguish by just looking at them if they are real.  This can cause an undue threat to public safety.  While these types of guns are legal, there are many Criminal Code charges that people can face when they are used in a manner that threatens public safety or if they are portrayed as being real.  These replica firearms can easily be mistaken for a real firearm until proven otherwise.  If you chose to own one of these items, please remember to use them responsibly and in a safe manner.     

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol   
Incident:  19-27360
Location:   Market Street 
Incident:   On Saturday July 20, 2019 just before 2:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on Market Street as it approached an intersection at Grey Street.  Officers observed as the vehicle failed to stop for the red light at the intersection.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver who showed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where she was to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over two times the legal limit.  A 25 year old Paris woman is charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol   
Incident:  19-27807
Location:  Market Street and Dalhousie Street 
Incident: On Monday July 22, 2019 just after 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a motor vehicle collision on Market Street at Dalhousie Street.  A vehicle had been travelling down Dalhousie Street when it turned onto Market Street and hit a lamp post.  The driver reversed the vehicle and continued down the road.  The collision had caused damage to both the vehicle and pole.  Numerous calls were received by police about the vehicle and driver.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle which had stopped on Albion Street and citizens were keeping the driver in the area.  Officers dealt with the male driver who showed signs of impairment and was arrested.   The accused was transported to hospital with minor injuries as a result of the collision.  While dealing with the accused he was given a demand to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused refused to provide samples.  As a result of the investigation a 57 year old Brantford male has been charged with Operation While Impaired, Refusal to Comply with Demand under the Criminal Code.  He was also charged with Fail to Remain under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     
 

 
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