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MIssing Person - Dwayne Anthony Martin

Nov 15, 2019

Incident #19-44017

November 15, 2019

Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing male.

25 year old Dwayne Anthony MARTIN has been reported missing to the Brantford Police Service and police are concerned for his well-being.

Dwayne MARTIN is described as an indigenous male, 6’1” tall, 175lbs, slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.  A clothing description is not available at this time.  


Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at (519) 756-7050.

Crime Brief - November 12, 2019

Nov 12, 2019

Type:   Impaired – Drug  
Incident:  19-43527
Location:  Grey Street  
Incident:  On Sunday November 10, 2019 just after 9:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Grey Street.  The vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign at Grey Street and James Ave.  Officers then observed the vehicle fail to stop for two more controlled intersections before coming to a stop.  A male driver was observed in the vehicle.  While speaking to the driver Officers were advised that the vehicle had been taken by the driver without the owner’s consent and that he is currently a suspended driver.  Officers also observed signs of impairment and the driver admitted to recent drug use.  The male was arrested and given a demand to perform a Drug Recognition Evaluation.  Further investigation revealed that the accused had stolen and cashed a check belonging to the owner of the vehicle.  As a result of the Drug Recognition Evaluation and further investigation a 38 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation, Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent, Fraud Under $5000 and Utter Forged Document under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Careless Driving and Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.                     

Type:    Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:  19-43558
Location:  Icomm Drive  
Incident:  On Sunday November 10, 2019 just before 4:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about an impaired driver.  A male had attended to a business on Icomm Drive but was denied services due to being intoxicated.  The male was seen getting into a vehicle and leaving the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle parked a short time later.  The driver was seen walking down the street away from the vehicle.  While dealing with the male Officers observed signs of impairment.  The male was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over 2X the legal limit.  A 60 year old Brantford male has been charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  


Type:   Arson  
Incident:  19-43477
Location:  Terrace Hill Street   
Incident: On Saturday November 9, 2019 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers while at the Brantford General Hospital were approached by Security staff who advised that someone had started a fire in the emergency room washroom.  Officers attended and observed smoke and water coming from the washroom as the occupant was trying to stuff wet paper under the door to conceal the smoke.  Officers were able to gain entry into the washroom where they located a male who had started a fire in the washroom sink and there was water all over the floor.  The male was arrested without incident.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of a credit card that had previously been reported stolen.  A 56 year old Brantford male was charged with Arson, Mischief Under $5000, Possession of Stolen Credit Card and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.        

Type:   Fraud 
Incident:  19-43303
Location:  Lynden Road   
Incident: On Friday November 8, 2019 just before 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a fraud call at a business on Lynden Road.  Information had been received that a female was attempting to purchase a vehicle and that the identification used was believed to be false.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located and spoke to the female.  Investigation revealed that she had produced a false driver’s license and had provided a false name and information.  Further investigation revealed the female was currently bound by two court orders and was wanted on an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  The woman was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the accused she was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine and fake identification.  A 42 year old Toronto woman has been charged with Attempt Fraud Over $5000, Identity Theft, Obstruct Police and Fail to Comply with Undertaking under the Criminal Code.  She is further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.    

Type:   Impaired – Drug  
Incident:  19-43437
Location:  West Street  
Incident:  On Saturday November 9, 2019 just after 3:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a possible impaired driver.  A female was seen in the driver’s seat and slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle parked in the parking lot.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the vehicle.  Officers observed the female driver slumped over in the driver’s seat and observed drug paraphernalia in her hand.  Officers were able to wake and spoke to the driver.  Officers observed signs of impairment and arrested the driver without incident.  While dealing with the driver she was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspect crack cocaine.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by three court orders with conditions.  As a result of the investigation a 29 year old Brantford woman has been charged with Impaired Operation, Breach of Recognizance x2 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  She is further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.              
   
 
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Four Firearms Recovered After Investigation at Alice Street Residence

Nov 8, 2019

Brantford Police have recovered four firearms after an investigation at a residence on Alice Street.

On Saturday November 2, 2019 at approximately 12:45 p.m. Brantford Police Service attended along with Emergency Medical Services to a residence on Alice Street in regards to a male who was suffering from a possible drug overdose.  A 47 year old Brantford male was found in medical distress and was transported to hospital in critical condition.  He later passed away due to his medical condition.  The investigation into the death of the male is being handled through the coroner’s office.  Three individuals resided at the residence at the time of the incident.  During the investigation a number of firearms along with ammunition were visibly seen inside the residence.  The firearms were not stored properly and were readily accessible. 

Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit and Task Force continued to investigate this incident and a search warrant was granted and conducted at the residence.  During the investigation Police located and seized two rifles (one modified, one not displayed in picture), shotguns x2, stock and 2 barrels along with 725 various rounds of ammunition and 5 magazine cartridges.  Police also located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine (street value $1000).  

As a result of the investigation a 24 year old Brantford male and a 19 year old Branford female have been charged with:

1)      Contravention of storage regulations Sec 86(1) CCC x5
2)      Unauthorized possession of firearm Sec 91(1) CCC x4
3)      Possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized Sec 92(1)(a)
          CCC x4
4)      Tampering with serial number Sec 108(1) CCC x1 
 
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Crime Brief - November 5, 2019

Nov 5, 2019

Type:   Impaired – Drug  
Incident:  19-42742
Location:   St George Street  
Incident:  On Monday November 4, 2019 just after 3:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a single motor vehicle collision on St George Street and Grand Street.  A pick-up truck had been observed on St George Street when it hit and knocked over the stop sign at the intersection and then left the scene.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the suspect vehicle being operate a short distance away.  Officers were able to stop the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  While speaking to the driver Officers observed signs of impairment and the driver was arrested.  The driver was given a demand for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.  As a result of the evaluation the driver was charged with a number of Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act Offences.  A 47 year old Brantford male has been charged with Operation While Impaired and Fail To Stop at Accident under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Careless Driving and Driver – Fail To Surrender Licence under the Highway Traffic Act and Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and their vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                

Type:    Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:  19-42580
Location:  Memorial Drive  
Incident:  On Sunday November 3, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a possible impaired driver on Memorial Drive.  Community Patrol Officers responded to the area where they located the vehicle.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment and a bottle of alcohol was observed in the vehicle.  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 in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were 2X the legal limit.  A 22 year old Brantford male has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 


Type:    Motor Vehicle Collision  
Incident:  19-42356
Location:  Colborne Street West at Oak Street  
Incident:  On Friday November 1, 2019 just before 2:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Colborne Street West at Oak Street.  A male driver had been travelling eastbound on Colborne Street West when he suffered from medical distress and swerved off the road striking a tree.   The driver was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the collision scene and to the hospital where they spoke to the driver.  While dealing with the driver he provided false information to police about his identity.  Investigation revealed that the driver was currently wanted on two outstanding warrants for his arrest; he was currently bound by eight court orders with conditions and was currently a suspended driver.  The driver was also found to be in possession of suspected Fentanyl ($200 street value).  As a result of the investigation a 21 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrants and is charged with Obstruct Police, 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 and Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.                                           
  
 
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CRIME BRIEF - November 1, 2019

Nov 1, 2019

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol   
Incident:  19-42000
Location:  Clarence Street  
Incident:  On Tuesday October 29, 2019 just after 8:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision on Clarence Street near Colborne Street.  Two vehicles had been involved in a minor collision with no injuries.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located the collision and spoke to the drivers involved.  While speaking to the one driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The male driver was given a demand for roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 21 year old Brantford male is 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:    Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:  19-41615
Location:  King George Road  
Incident:  On Saturday October 26, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a possible impaired driver on King George Road.  A vehicle was stopped on the 403 overpass on King George Road with damage to the front end and a flat tire that had shredded down to the rim.  A male driver was seen in the vehicle.  Community patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and the driver and observed an open can of beer in the centre consul of the vehicle.   While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over 3X the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 25 year old Brantford male has been charged with Impaired Operati0on and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.        

Type:    Break and Enter
Incident:  19-41715
Location:   Mary Street  
Incident: On Sunday October 27, 2019 just after 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a Break and Enter.  An unknown male was seen breaking into a vacant house that was under construction on Mary Street.  Community patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located and arrested the male in the basement.   Investigation revealed that the accused had forcefully broken into the residence through the rear door.  While inside he began to remove copper piping and in process damaged other property in the residence.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of break-in instruments and it was discovered that he was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 39 year old Brantford male has been charged with Break, Enter and Commit, Mischief to Property Under $5000, Theft Under $5000, Possession of Break-In Instruments and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                                          
  
 
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Crime Brief - October 23, 2019

Oct 23, 2019

Type:   Suspicious Person
Incident:  19-40674
Location:  Charing Cross Street  
Incident:  On Sunday October 20, 2019 Brantford Police Service responded to a call regarding a suspicious person at the rear of a business on Charing Cross Street.  Community patrol Officers attended to the business where they located a male rummaging through dumpster bins.  Officers spoke to the male who provided verbal identification.  Through investigation it was determined that the information provided by the male was false.  Further investigation revealed that the male was in possession of identification belonging to other individuals as well as small amount of suspected fentanyl.  Information was also received that the male was currently bound by a court order with conditions that he was contravening.  As a result of the investigation a 28 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Identity Document and Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code and Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.        

Type:  Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:  19-40726
Location:  King George Road  
Incident: On Sunday October 20, 2019 just after 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a suspected impaired driver call at a business on King George Road.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located the male.  In speaking to the male, Officers observed signs of impairment and it was confirmed that he had driven to the business.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over three times the legal limit.  A 64 year old St George male is charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     

Type:    Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:  19-654
Location:  Dalhousie Street  
Incident:  On Sunday October 20, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a driving complaint about a vehicle that was seen travelling the wrong way on Dalhousie Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and stopped the vehicle.  Officers spoke to the driver and observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected cocaine.  The accused samples were two times the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 29 year old Cambridge male is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                

LOCATED- Missing Person - Chrystal Thompson

Oct 22, 2019

LOCATED 
incident #19-39787 
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female.
Chrystal THOMPSON has been reported missing to the Brantford Police Service.
Chrystal THOMPSON is 40 years old and is described as a white female, 5’6”, 141 pounds, brown hair, hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing black heeled shoes, a purple coloured skirt, and black top.
Chrystal THOMPSON is new to the Brantford area and is known to travel between Brantford and Woodstock, Ontario.

The Brantford Police Service are concerned for the female’s well-being. Anyone with information is asked to call Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 or Detective Constable Kevin Cabral of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigations Section at (519) 756-7050, ext. 2206.
Det. Kevin

Two People are Facing over 70 Charges after Stolen Vehicle Flees from Police

Oct 21, 2019

Incident #19-38990 
 
On Monday October 14, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Officers from the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit located a stolen motor vehicle parked on Drummond St.  Officers observed an individual approach the vehicle and attempted to affect an arrest.  As Officers attended to the vehicle the suspect was able to get inside the stolen vehicle and struck one of the police vehicles as it fled.  As the suspect fled he also struck one of the Officers who was involved in the arrest.  The Officer received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.  The vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed.  Police received a call shortly afterwards that a vehicle was on fire in a parking lot at a residential complex on Dunsdon Street.  The suspect was seen getting into another stolen vehicle and fled the area.  The suspect was known to police and was positively identified. 

On Tuesday October 15, 2019 just before 12:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed the suspect and another occupant operating another stolen vehicle on Colborne Street.  When the driver observed police he fled the area striking a vehicle parked on the roadway.  Officers searched the area and observed the stolen vehicle parked on Mary Street.  The one suspect was seen getting into another stolen vehicle, while the passenger fled the area in the current stolen vehicle.  Officers located the first stolen vehicle unoccupied in a residential complex parking lot on Lynnwood Drive.  A short time later the second stolen vehicle was located in a commercial parking lot on Lynden Road.  The vehicle was unoccupied at the time.  Officers spotted the two suspects in a taxi that was leaving the area.  Officers were able to safely stop the taxi and arrested the two accused without incident.  Investigation revealed the one accused who had been the driver of the stolen motor vehicle on both occasions, was currently a suspended driver and was also wanted regarding several other investigations.   Since October 8, 2019 the Brantford Police Service has been engaged in six investigations involving the two accused.   As a result of the six investigations accused #1 is facing sixty six Criminal Code Charges and accused #2 is facing eleven Criminal Code Charges.  The charges are relating to stolen motor vehicles, possession of stolen property and theft under (of gas).  Both accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Accused #1 Bradley George Saunders a 21 year old Brantford male has been charged with the following offences:
Investigation on October 15, 2019:
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2 CCC
• Dangerous Operation x2 CCC
• Flight from Peace Officer x2 CCC
• Failure to Stop after Accident CCC        
• Operation While Prohibited x3 CCC
• Breach of Probation CCC
• Theft of Motor Vehicle x2 CCC
• Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x2 CCC
• Drive While Under Suspension x2 HTA

Investigation on October 14, 2019
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime CCC
• Assault Peace Officer CCC
• Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon CCC
• Dangerous Operation CCC
• Flight from Peace Officer CCC
• Failure to Stop After Accident CCC
• Operation While Prohibited x3 CCC
• Arson CCC
• Breach of Probation CCC
• Drive While Under Suspension x2 HTA

Accused #2 Elyse April Jamieson a 32 year old Brantford woman is charged with the following Offences:
Investigation on October 15, 2019:
• Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x2 CCC
• Theft of Motor Vehicle CCC
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2 CCC
• Breach of Probation CCC

                   
  
 
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Brantford Police Execute Search Warrants on Grand Street Residence

Oct 21, 2019

Incident #1940387
 
Brantford Police Service executed two search warrants and arrested three people at a residence on Grand Street.

On Friday October 18, 2019, just after 7:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service received information about an individual who may have been in possession of a firearm. An investigation was initiated which brought police to a residence on Grand Street, Brantford. Due to the nature of the investigation the surrounding neighborhood was closed, and residents were notified.  In consultation with the Grand Erie District School Board and in the interests of the safety and wellbeing of the staff and students of a grade school located nearby, a decision was made to close the school for the day. 

During the course of the investigation eight people from the residence were detained.  Three of those residents were arrested on outstanding arrest warrants.  The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit continued to investigate the firearms incident throughout the day and into the evening. 

With the assistance of the Emergency Response Team, BPS K-9, Task Force, Major Crime Unit and O.P.P., two search warrants were executed at the residence on Grand St. and a search was conducted of the surrounding properties.  No firearm was located as a result of the search warrants.     

The Brantford Police would like to thank local residents, the Grand Erie District School Board and our media partners for their assistance and cooperation during this investigation.  The Brantford Police Service will thoroughly investigate these types of incidents and takes these investigations seriously.  

                   
   
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Police Investigate Sexual Assault in the Brighton Avenue area

Oct 15, 2019

Incident #19-37196

On September 21st, 2019 a sexual assault occurred in the area of Brighton Avenue in the early morning hours. A female in her 20’s was sexually assaulted by an unknown male who then fled the area. The incident was reported several days later and an investigation was initiated.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20's, 5 foot 10 inches, average build, dark brown hair, clean shaved, wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. A composite photo of the suspect was created and can be viewed below.

The Brantford Police want to make the public aware of this incident and the location it occurred. Police are continuing to investigate this incident and are asking anyone with information to contact D/Cst. Mike Aasla of the Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit at 519-756-0113 ext.3001or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

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