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CRIME BRIEF: July 22, 2022

Jul 22, 2022

Type:                 Possession
Incident:          22-29190
Location:         Icomm Drive
On Thursday, July 21, 2022, at approximately 2:30 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a woman in the process of using illicit drugs in the area of Icomm Drive and Wharfe Street.
Officers interrupted this process. The woman was in possession of suspected fentanyl. The accused was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance. 
Approximately 1.2 grams of suspected fentanyl was seized. 
Further investigation determined that the accused is in violation of a valid probation order.
As a result, a 34-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Possession of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
  • Failure to comply probation order, contrary to the Criminal Code

Type:                 Impaired - Drug
Incident:          22-29150
Location:         Icomm Drive

On Thursday July 21, 2022, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a driving complaint in the area of Icomm Drive and Market Street South.

A description of both the suspect and vehicle was provided.

Officers attended and located the suspect and vehicle at an Icomm Drive location. 

Investigation revealed the vehicle had previously been reported as stolen to the Brantford Police Service and the suspect was found to be in violation of a valid recognizance.

While speaking with the suspect, officers observed signs of impairment.
The accused was read his demand to be examined by a drug recognition expert and transported for a drug recognition expert evaluation to be performed. The evaluating officer formed the opinion that the subject's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drug.

Search incident to arrest located identification in possession of the accused which was not in his name. 

As a result, a 19-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired – Drugs
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Breach of Recognizance
The accused was held for a bail hearing and the involved vehicle was returned to the registered owner. 

Type:                 Impaired - Drug
Incident:          22-29010
Location:         Garden Ave and Lynden Road

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after a concerned citizen called to report that an elderly man was driving erratically in the area of Lynden Road and Garden Avenue.

Police arrived on scene and observed the vehicle traveling eastbound on Sinclair Boulevard. 

Officers conducted a traffic stop.

In speaking with the driver, signs of impairment were observed.

Information was received to identify the accused as a prohibited driver.

A standardized field sobriety test was completed roadside. The accused performed poorly and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug and was transported to complete a drug recognition evaluation. 

A drug recognition expert evaluation was performed, and it was determined that the subject’s ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by a drugs. 

As a result of this investigation, a 57-year-old man from Brechin stands charged with the following: 
  • Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Operation while Impaired- Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive while under suspension, contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act x 2 

Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.