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BPS Investigate Fire Fatality

Jan 16, 2021

Inc 21- 01838
 
On Saturday, January 16, 2021 at approximately 11:15 a.m., Brantford Police Service responded to an Assist Fire call at a residence on White Owl Crescent.
 
Brantford Fire Department located and extricated a female patient, who succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
 
The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate the matter in partnership with the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office and Brantford Fire Prevention. The scene is being held for further investigation.
 
Anyone with knowledge of the event is asked to call Detective Jeff COTTER at 519-756-7050 ext. 2271.
  
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Crime Brief - January 14, 2021

Jan 14, 2021

Type:                     Mischief
Incident:              21-00822
Location:             Colborne Street and Park Avenue
              
On Friday, January 8, 2021 at approximately 4:18 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a convenience store located at Colborne Street and Park Avenue in regards to a report of a male having damaged a motor vehicle.
 
Officers attended the scene where investigation revealed that a male had slashed the tire of a vehicle in the parking lot after engaging in an argument with the owner of the vehicle. Surveillance video from the scene allowed officers to identify the suspect.
 
Further investigation revealed that the suspect was bound by a probation order to keep the peace and be of good behavior.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old male from Brantford has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Breach of Probation Order


 
Type:                     Robbery / Firearm Charges
Incident:              21-01147
Location:             Market Street

On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from an employee at a restaurant located on Market Street to report an armed robbery.
 
A male was reported to have entered the restaurant with his face concealed, brandished a firearm and demanded money from the restaurant employee. The accused was unsuccessful at obtaining money and proceeded to steal the employee’s cell phone and several beverages before fleeing the scene on foot. The restaurant employee was not injured as a result of the robbery.
 
Upon arriving on scene, officers observed an individual matching the description of the accused, in close proximity to the restaurant. When speaking officers, the suspect was evasive and attempted to leave the scene. The suspect was found to be in possession of the victim’s cell phone.
 
Further investigation revealed that the name the suspect provided to officers was determined to be a false identity. The accused was also determined to be bound by two probation orders and four weapons prohibition orders for various offences.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old male from Brantford was arrested and has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
  • Robbery with a firearm
  • Firearm – use while committing and offence
  • Point firearm
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Breach of Probation
  • Firearm of weapon – possession contrary to prohibition x 4
 
The accused was held for bail.


 
Type:                     Theft
Incident:              21-01412
Location:             Dufferin Avenue / William Street
 
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at approximately 3:45 a.m. officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Dufferin Ave in regards to a report of a male who was observed opening car doors of several motor vehicles within the area.
 
While travelling to scene, officers observed a male matching the description of the accused exiting a vehicle in the area of William and Richmond Street. When speaking with the officer, the male admitted to entering the vehicles and returned various items from the backpack he had stolen from vehicles. 
 
Investigation revealed the accused had entered and stolen various items from four motor vehicles. All property was obtained by the officers, to be returned to the owners.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 24-year-old male from Brantford has been charged with Theft Under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code.
 
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BPS Seek Information in Drive-by Shooting Incident

Jan 8, 2021

Incident#  21-336
 
On Monday, January 4, 2021 at approximately 12:28 a.m. officers with the Brantford Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a resident on Eddy Avenue regarding a vehicle that had been damaged by gun shots.
 
Investigation has revealed that a vehicle travelled past the Eddy Avenue residence and an unknown suspect fired multiple rounds from a firearm into a vehicle parked in the driveway of the residence. The suspect vehicle left the area, travelling eastbound on Eddy Ave.
 
A description of the suspect(s) is not available at this time.
 
The suspect vehicle is described as a white sedan of an unknown make and model.
 
No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident.
 
As this investigation is active, additional information is not available for release at this time.
 
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact police 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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BPS Seek Suspects in BB Gun Assaults

Jan 8, 2021

The Brantford Police Service are investigating two separate incidents involving an individual being shot with a BB gun.
  
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at approximately 5:45 p.m. the Brantford Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a convenience store located at Colborne Street and Park Avenue regarding an injured male.
 
The victim, a 21-year-old-male, was approached by two unknown females who requested money. The male declined to provide money to the females and was then shot multiple times with a BB gun by one of the suspects.
 
The suspects left the scene on foot, travelling southbound on Park Ave.
 
The victim was transported to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

Suspect Description
Suspect #1:                     
Female, early 20’s, wearing a dark grey hooded sweatshirt, red "Adidas” style pants, a camouflage patterned backpack
 
Suspect #2:                     
Female, early 20’s, wearing a blue hoodie with a Toronto Maple Leafs logo on the front, black "Adidas” style pants, and a back pack 


On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at approximately 3:15 p.m., in the area of Market Street and Dalhousie Street, Brantford Police responded to a report of an injured female.
 
Investigation revealed that after a dispute, a 23 year-old female victim was shot once with a BB gun by a female suspect.
 
The victim fled to safety and called for police. She was subsequently transported to hospital where she received treatment for minor injuries. The suspect fled the scene on foot.
 
Suspect Description:      Female, early 20’s

It is unknown at this time whether the two incidents are related. 
 
As these investigations are active, additional information is not available for release at this time.
 
The Brantford Police Service are continuing to investigate these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact police 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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Crime Brief - January 7, 2021

Jan 7, 2021

Type:                   Weapons
Incident:            21-00025
Location:            Dalhousie Street
     
On Friday, January 1, 2021 at approximately 3:36 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a residence on Dalhousie Street in regards to a possible offensive weapons call.
 
Officers attended the scene where investigation revealed that an uninvited female had arrived at the residence and was acting erratic. Upon being asked to leave by the residents, the female brandished a kitchen knife in a threatening manner. A scuffle occurred, resulting in a male victim receiving minor injuries while attempting to disarm the female.

As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Assault with a weapon
 

Type:                   Assault / COVID – Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) Infraction
Incident:             21-00128
Location:            Brantford General Hospital, Terrace Hill Street

On Saturday, January 2, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the Brantford General Hospital to assist on-site security with an assaultive individual. 

The accused male had attended the Brantford General Hospital numerous times throughout the day, where he had caused several previous disturbances.

At approximately 12:03 a.m. on January 2, 2021, security officers noticed the male from earlier in the day in the waiting room of the emergency department not wearing a face mask, contrary to the hospital’s COVID-19 pandemic policy. After being asked to wear a mask, the male refused and became irate. Several patients in the emergency room expressed concern regarding the male’s behaviour. The male acted out, damaging dividers in the waiting room which were in place for pandemic related safety measures. 

Upon being asked to leave by security, the male refused and spit in the face of both security guards. The male also made multiple threats to cause damage to the building as well as injury to patients within.

At approximately 12:56 a.m., the security guards attempted to arrest the accused male however, he resisted arrest. Again, the male spit on one of the security guards.
 
Brantford Police were contacted at approximately 1:01am for assistance. Arriving on scene at approximately 1:08 a.m. Brantford Police Officers continued the arrest.
 
Investigation revealed that the accused was bound by various orders with conditions including multiple probation orders. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old male from Brantford was charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking 
  • Breach of Probation x2  
  • Breach Court Order 
  • Cause Disturbance 
  • Assault x2
  • Resist Arrest 
  • Uttering Threats 
  • Uttering Threats to Property 
 
The accused was also charged with the following:
  • Fail to leave premises when directed contrary to the Trespass to Property Act, and 
  • Failure to comply contrary to the Reopening Ontario Act
 
The accused was held for bail.


Type:                   Disturbance / Property Damage
Incident:             21-00318
Location:            Sheridan Street and Clarence Street
        
On Sunday, January 3, 2021, Officers with the Brantford Police were dispatched at approximately 8:17 p.m. to the area of Clarence Street and Sheridan Street in regards to reports of a male damaging motor vehicles and creating a disturbance while traveling on foot on Sheridan Street. 
 
Upon arriving on scene, officers observed the door of a motor vehicle with extensive damage and the accused was heard shouting and screaming in the street.
 
The accused had significantly damaged four motor vehicles by using his foot to kick the doors of the motor vehicles.
 
Further investigation revealed that the accused is currently bound to two separate probation orders, with the condition of "keep the peace and be of good behaviour.”
 
At approximately 8:25 p.m., the accused was taken into custody after he became assaultive toward officers. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Mischief under $5000 x 4
  • Cause Disturbance 
  • Breach of Probation x 2
 
The accused was held for bail.


Type:                   Fraud
Incident:             21-00645
Location:            Lynden Road

On January 6, 2021 at approximately 3:54 p.m., Police were dispatched to a financial institution located on Lynden Road in response to a report of a fraud in progress. Bank staff reported that a female was attempting to create a bank account and credit card under a stolen identity.
 
Upon investigation, the identification and documents presented to the bank were confirmed to be stolen. The accused was found to be in possession of numerous identity documents, financial debit and credit cards, cheques, and gift cards belonging to several named victims and other possible unknown victims. The accused was also in possession of a crowbar. 
 
The accused is bound by a Form 10 Undertaking with the condition to only possess credit-debit cards in their name, as well as two Probation Orders; one to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and one prohibiting the accused from possessing any credit or debit card unless lawfully issued in their name. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Forgery
  • Fraud Under $5000
  • Identity Theft
  • Identity Fraud x 3
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x 2
  • Possession of Credit Card 
  • Possession of Break in Instruments 
  • Failure to Comply with Undertaking
  • Breach of Probation
 
The accused was held for bail. 

COVID-19 Outbreak at BPS Resolved

Jan 5, 2021

UPDATE:
January 5, 2021

At this time, BPS would like to advise the public that the previously reported outbreak at the Brantford Police Service has been declared over as of January 3, 2021.
 
We would like to thank the public for the outpouring of support they have shown our members.
 
Brantford Police Service is dedicated to ensuring public safety and would like to thank our officers and members who have been working diligently to protect our community during these unprecedented times.
 
ORIGINAL RELEASE:
December 27, 2020
Effective December 27, 2020, the Brant County Health Unit has declared a workplace outbreak at the Brantford Police Service Station. A workplace outbreak is declared when there are two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with an epidemiological link in the workplace (e.g., same work area, same shift) within a 14-day period, where cases could have reasonably acquired their infection in the workplace.

These are the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Brantford Police Service.  

The members were last at work on December 18, 2020. All areas where the members worked have undergone a deep cleaning. All members of the Brantford Police Service are screened daily under internal COVID-19 precautions.

The Service is working closely with the Brant County Health Unit to ensure proper contact tracing is undertaken while the affected members recover at home.

Modifications to Non-Emergency Services

In response to the provincial shutdown, the Brantford Police Service has temporarily modified some non-emergency services to help minimize the threat possibility of transmission of the virus. All emergency services remain in place.

Please refrain from attending the BPS facility on Elgin Street unless facing an emergency situation. All citizens who require non-emergency services such as record checks, criminal background checks or general information are asked to do so by utilizing our online reporting system at www.brantfordpolice.ca  or by calling the station at 519-756-0113. In an emergency, always dial 911.

Modifications to non-emergency services include: 
  • In-person record check applications and freedom-of-information requests will not be accepted in person. Please visit www.brantfordpolice.ca  to submit requests online. 
  • Non-emergency crimes, such as thefts from vehicles, fraud and property damage under $5,000, can be reported online at www.brantfordpolice.ca  
  • Additional screening questions related to COVID-19 will be asked of callers before an officer is dispatched. Officers may be wearing protective equipment such as gloves and masks. 
  • Do not call 911 or visit the station if you have COIVD-19-related questions — 911 is for critical situations and emergencies only. For any COVID-19-related questions, please call 519-759-4150 or email covidviolations@brantford.ca or the Brant County Health Unit at 519-753-4937 or covid19@bchu.org
Reporting COVID-19 Violations: 
  • COVID related violations can be reported by emailing covidviolations@brantford.ca or calling 519-759-4150 

It is important that members of the public refrain from visiting the station unless facing an emergency. If you must attend the station, please self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms at home and refrain from visiting in person if you have any signs of illness. We appreciate the public’s cooperation with this request in an effort to ensure the protection and peace of mind for our staff who continue to serve our community.

Brantford Police Service is dedicated to ensuring public safety and would like to thank our officers and members who have been working diligently to protect our community during these unprecedented times.

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

NYE Gathering Results in ROA Charge

Jan 4, 2021

Incident # 21-00008

At approximately 1:20 a.m. on January 1, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report of an illegal social gathering involving attendees from more than one household. Officers attended, and have charged a 30-year-old female from Brantford, with Fail to Comply under the Reopening Ontario Act.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Brantford Police Service would like to remind the public that under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, businesses or organizations must ensure that masks or face coverings are worn by any person (including members of the public and workers) in the indoor area of the business or organization, with limited exceptions.

Under the COVID-19 Emergency Orders, gatherings of persons from outside the same household are not permitted. Each attendee / organizer can be fined in accordance with the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act.  

Individuals violating the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act are subject to a set fine of $880.  Individuals planning or organizing gatherings with persons outside their immediate household are subject to a fine of $10,000.

Members of the public are reminded of the need to comply with COVID-19 safety measures including physical distancing, hand cleaning, and the proper wearing of facial / mouth coverings.

To report a violation of COVID-19 provincial or municipal orders in Brantford, please visit Brantford.ca to access the online form or call the City’s Customer Contact Centre at 519-759-4150.

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”


Public reminded to celebrate responsibly and comply with COVID-19 restrictions this New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2020

With the current increase of cases of COVID-19 within Brantford and across Ontario, numerous restrictions have been implemented to limit the spread of the virus.
 
Effective Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. a province-wide shutdown was initiated for all of Ontario.
 
In addition to the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere Program (RIDE) the Brantford Police Service is working collaboratively with our municipal partners in by-law enforcement and the Brant County Health Unit to ensure the safety of our community in regards to COVID-19 Emergency Order infractions.
 
Under the COVID-19 Emergency Orders, no indoor organized public events or social gatherings of persons from outside the same household are permitted (with some specific exemptions):
  • Individuals who live alone may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to reduce the negative impacts of social isolation.
  • Limit of 10 individuals for outdoor organized public events and social gatherings (must comply with public health advice on social distancing)
  • Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distance can be maintained have a limit of 10 people indoors or outdoors 
 
Each attendee / organizer can be fined in accordance with the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act.  
  • Individuals violating the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act are subject to a set fine of $880. 
  • Individuals planning or organizing gatherings with persons outside their immediate household are subject to a set fine of $10,000.
 
Members of the public are reminded of the need to comply with COVID-19 safety measures including physical distancing, hand cleaning, and the proper wearing of facial / mouth coverings.
 
For more information from the Province of Ontario on the COVID- 19 Grey Zone – Shutdown protocols click here:  MOH - Ontario Wide Shutdown 2020-12-21 V2b

Reporting COVID-19 Violations: 

COVID-19 related violations can be reported by emailing covidviolations@brantford.ca or calling the City’s Customer Contact Centre at 519-759-4150
 
Do not call 911 or visit the station if you have COIVD-19-related questions — 911 is for critical situations and emergencies only. 
 
For any COVID-19-related questions, please call 519-759-4150 or email covidviolations@brantford.ca or the Brant County Health Unit at 519-753-4937 or covid19@bchu.org
 


MALE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT, MISCHIEF AND CONTRAVENTIONS UNDER THE REOPENING ONTARIO ACT

Dec 29, 2020

Incident # 20-49779, 20-49744

At approximately 9:50 a.m. on December 23, 2020 officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report  of an individual within a retail location located at Henry Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway who assaulted a store employee after being asked to wear a face covering.
 
When reminded that wearing a face covering within the retail location is mandatory under the Reopening Ontario Act, the accused male physically assaulted the store employee and then fled.
 
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on December 23, 2020, officers with the Brantford Police Service received an additional report of an individual within a retail location on Lynden Road who assaulted a store employee after being asked to wear a face covering.
 
The accused male became confrontational and belligerent towards the store employee after being asked to wear a face covering. Upon being asked to leave the store, the accused threw merchandise at the store associate.
 
Officers confirmed the same male was responsible for both incidents.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 25 year old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following:

  • Assault  X 2  under the Criminal Code
  • Mischief under $5,000 under the Criminal Code and,
  • Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order under the Reopening Ontario Act
 
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Brantford Police Service would like to remind the public that under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, businesses or organizations must ensure that masks or face coverings are worn by any person (including members of the public and workers) in the indoor area of the business or organization, with limited exceptions.

To report a violation of COVID-19 provincial or municipal orders in Brantford, please visit Brantford.ca to access the online form or call the City’s Customer Contact Centre at 519-759-4150.

 "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

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