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Crime Brief - July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017

 Crime Brief - July 26, 2017

Type: Hit and Run ? Impaired Driving
Incident: 17- 27969
Location: King George Road (0-100 Block)
Incident: On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, shortly after 9:00 p.m. a woman driving a Jeep struck a cyclist on King George Road and fled the scene. A 16 year old cyclist had been riding his bicycle on the sidewalk crossing a driveway at a business on King George Road. The driver of the vehicle turned into the business and struck the cyclist causing injury to the cyclist. The driver of the vehicle turned around in the lot and exited back onto King George Road and fled the scene. A citizen who witnessed the collision obtained a licence plate number of the suspect vehicle. The victim was transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle description was given out to all officers and OPP for location. At approximately 9:45 p.m. OPP located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop with the accused on Cockshutt Road just north of Oxbow Road.  Our officers attended and arrested the driver for Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident. Further the accused driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where she provided samples of her breath legally required by law. The accused readings were over the legal limit. The accused a 31 yr old Townsend woman is charged with; Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired Causing Bodily Harm, Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit and Fail to Remain at Scene of an Accident
Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     


Type: Fraud
Incident: 17- 27933
Location: Market Street (200 Block)
Incident: On the morning of Monday July 24, 2017 a financial institution on Market Street telephoned the BPS regarding a fraud investigation.
Information was learned that on July 21, 2017 the accused deposited three cheques into his bank account via ATM. On July 24, 2017 the accused deposited two more cheques into his account via an ATM machine. In total 5 cheques were cashed, three of the cheques belonged to a Brantford woman and the other two a Brantford man who resided at a different address. A Community Patrol Officer investigated and contacted victim #1 who advised that he had not wrote the accused any cheques and that his cheques had been stolen from his parked vehicle almost a week ago. Victim #2 a Brantford woman was also contacted and advised that she did not write such cheques and believed that her cheques were somehow stolen from her mailbox from a previous residence.  
On July 25, 2017 the accused attended his financial institution in order to withdraw funds. The BPS was contacted and the accused was arrested. The accused a 35 year old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property X5, Utter Forged Documents X5, Fraud under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.  

Type: Suspected Overdose
Incident: 17- 27969
Location: King George Road (0-100 Block)
Incident: A male in attendance at court yesterday on Queen Street suffered a
suspected overdose. Brantford Police Service Court Constable Officers
observed the man in medical duress. The Court Constables are trained to
administer Naloxone, as are all of Brantford Police Service Officers.
Naloxone is available to them for emergencies. Naloxone is an emergency
medication that reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as
fentanyl, heroin, methadone and morphine. The male regained
consciousness and he was taken to hospital by ambulance. He is expected
to make a full recovery. No further information will be added regarding
the individual and personal medical information.
Naloxone is available free of charge at the Brant County Health Unit. For more
information regarding the dangers of fentanyl and information regarding Naloxone please
visit www.FentanylCanKill.

Type: Dangerous Condition
Incident: 17- 28050
Location: Grand River
Incident: On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 shortly after 2:00 p.m. a citizen called 911 to report a male in the Grand River under the Veterans Memorial Bridge who was in trouble and possibly drowning. Community Patrol Officers attended and observed a male near the bank of the river. Officers lent a hand to the male and pulled him up onto the bank and out of the water. A female friend of the male was also on the bank next to the river. Both male and female were intoxicated and were unsteady on their feet. The male, a 47 year old Brantford man was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant for fail to appear in court for a previous charge of Transportation Fraud which occurred back in November of 2016. The accused was transported to the BPS where he was lodged and released with a future court date. The woman, a 44 year old Brantford resident was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and held in custody until sober. 

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