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CRIME BRIEF: November 12, 2021

Nov 12, 2021

Type:                   Shoplifting
Incident:           21-144136
Location:           King George Road

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report of shoplifting at a grocery store located at King George Road near Powerline Road. 
 
Officers arrived on scene and received information that a female had selected a grocery cart full of items and concealed additional items (valued at approximately $500) in her purse. After attempting to leave the store without paying for the items, the accused was confronted by store security. The accused then left the cart of unpaid items in the store and fled the scene in a vehicle, with the additional stolen items still concealed within her purse.
 
Police located the vehicle with the accused still inside. The accused was arrested. The other occupant of the vehicle was found to be in violation of a valid probation order and was also arrested.
 
During a search incident to arrest, police located the stolen items.
 
As a result, a 26-year-old female of Brantford stands charged with the offence of Theft Under $5000 contrary to section the Criminal Code. 
 
Additionally, a 40-year-old male of Brantford, stands charged with failure to comply with judicial release under the Criminal Code and was held for bail.
 

 

Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           21-43457
Location:          Icomm Drive

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, at approximately 6:45 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call from an employee of a restaurant located at Icomm Drive to advise of a possible impaired driver.
 
Officers attended and located the accused, asleep at the wheel of his vehicle. The vehicle was running and parked at the speaker in the drive thru.
 
Officers woke the accused and observed signs of intoxication. The accused was placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and provided two samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples were in excess of the legal limit.
 
As a result of this investigation, a 27-year-old male of Ohsweken stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Impaired Operation
  • 80 plus 

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


Type:                   Break and Enter
Incident:           21-43402
Location:          Colborne Street
 

On Friday, November 5, 2021, at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a vacant business located on Colborne Street regarding a break and enter in progress. 
 
A witness observed the accused kick and break a window at a vacant building on Colborne Street. The accused was then seen entering the building. A short time after entering, the accused was observed leaving the building.
 
Officers arrived on scene, located, and arrested the accused. 
 
Information was received to indicate the accused was in violation of two valid probation orders. 
 
As a result, Jeremy PORTH, 35 of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Break, enter a place with intent to commit indictable offence 
  • Breach of Probation Order 



Type:                   Arson
Incident:           21-42922
Location:          Queen Street
 

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report from a concerned citizen who observed a man deliberately starting a fire at a location on Queen Street.
 
A citizen had observed a male pouring gasoline from a gas can onto the sidewalk and garbage cans in front of a building on Queen Street. The accused was then observed igniting the gasoline. 
 
Officers attended and located the accused nearby. The accused was arrested at approximately 8:15 a.m. 
 
Brantford Fire attended and quickly extinguished the fire. 
 
Search incident to arrest determined the accused was in possession of a small amount of suspect crystal methamphetamine.
 
Information received indicated that the accused was in violation of a valid probation order.
 
As a result, Bruce Wayne WILSON, 34 of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Arson - Damage to Property contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Breach of Probation contrary to the Criminal Code and 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The accused was held for bail.