Type: Counterfeit Money
Location: Erie Ave
Incident: On Sunday January 20, 2019 just before 7:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a theft and counterfeit money from a business on Erie Ave. An unknown male had come into the business, produced a $100.00 bill and asked to purchase lottery tickets. The clerk opened the tray and the male grabbed a number of tickets and fled the store. When the male fled he left behind the $100.00 bill which was determined to be counterfeit. Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they reviewed surveillance video of the incident. Officers searched the area and continued the investigation. The accused was found later that day and arrested without incident. While dealing with the male he was found in possession of the lottery tickets. A 44 year old Brantford male has been charged with Using Counterfeit Money and Fraud Under $5000.00 under the Criminal Code. The accused was held for a bail hearing.
Type: Property Damage
Location: Colborne Street
Incident: On Sunday January 20, 2019 just after 2:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a male walking down the street carrying a 2 x 4 piece of lumber. Investigation revealed that the male had just smashed out the front window to a business on Colborne Street as well as the glass to a bus shelter. The accused was arrested without incident. Information was received that the male was currently bound by a court order with conditions. A 33 year old Brantford male has been charged with Mischief to Property Under $5000.00 x2 and Breach of Probation. The accused was held for a bail hearing.
Type: Break and Enter - Arrest
Location: Drummond Street
Incident: On Friday January 18, 2019 just before 10:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a Break and Enter to a garage on Drummond Street. Sometime overnight an unknown person(s) had broken into the garage and had taken a large amount of empty beer cans. The owner of the property later attended the nearby beer store where he observed a suspicious male leaving after returning a large amount of cans. When the male observed the owner he fled on foot. Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence and investigated the Break and Enter. During that investigation a report was received about a suspicious male in the rear yard at a residence on Grey Street. Officers attended to the area where they located a male a short distance away hiding behind another residence. While Officers were dealing with the male a third report was received from a residential complex where a number of mailboxes in the lobby had been pried open and their contents stolen. Investigation revealed that the male was in possession of property that had been stolen from the residential complex on Dalhousie Street, that he was responsible for the Break and Enter on Drummond Street and was found to be in possession of Break and Enter tools. Further information was received that the male was currently bound by a court order with conditions that he was contravening. The accused was arrested without incident. As a result of the investigations a 29 year old Brantford male has been charged with Break and Enter, Theft Under $5000.00, Mischief to Property Under $5000.00, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00, Possession of Break-In Instruments and Fail to Comply with Recognizance Order. The accused was held for a bail hearing.
Type: Drugs and Firearm
Location: King Street
Incident: On Friday January 11, 2019 Brantford Police Service received a report about a theft of a motor vehicle. The victim had lent his vehicle to an acquaintance who did not return the vehicle when they were supposed to. All attempts to have the vehicle returned to the owner had failed. Community Patrol Officers observed the vehicle being operated on King Street later that day and performed a traffic stop. When the officers attempted to speak to the parties in the vehicle they fled on foot. A short foot pursuit was conducted with the male driver who was located a short distance away in a business. Investigation revealed that the accused had just discarded a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the bathroom of the business and was attempting to flee the area. The accused was arrested without incident. While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of a large amount of money and a knife. Further investigation revealed a backpack inside the vehicle which contained a large amount of drug paraphernalia and suspected drugs including crack cocaine (street value $1140.00), methamphetamine (street value$4900), fentanyl powder (street value $15,500.00), cocaine (street value $4900.00) and Percocet pills (street value $30.00). The suspected value of the controlled substances is over $26,000. Further investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by court orders with conditions. As a result of the investigation Shaun Austin Krawiec, a 22 year old Bradford male is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (crack cocaine), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (methamphetamine), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Fentanyl), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine) and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Percocet) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The accused is also charged with Careless Storage of Firearm, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Carry Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Prohibited Ammunition, Possession of Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, Possession of Firearm contrary to Court Order x2 and Breach of Probation. The accused was held for a bail hearing.
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