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Crime Brief - April 23, 2019

Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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