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CRIME BRIEF: November 30, 2021

Nov 30, 2021

Type:                     Break and Enter / Uttering Threats
Incident:             21-46541
Location:            Osborne Avenue

On Saturday, November 27, 2021, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call to attend a residence located on Osborne Avenue in regards to a break and enter that had just occurred.
 
The victim arrived home, to find her front door broken and a male standing inside. The male uttered threats and left on foot.
 
The resident was not physically injured during the incident.
 
Police attended and through investigation, were able to identify the suspect. The Brantford Police Service K-9 unit assisted to track the suspect to a nearby residence where he was located and subsequently arrested. 
 
As a result of this investigation, Keenan Daniel BARNES, 21, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Break and Enter with Intent  
  • Uttering Threats 
 
The accused was held for bail.

 


Type:                Attempted Vehicle Theft
Incident:        21-46480
Location:       Clarence Street

On Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 4:40 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a location on Clarence Street regarding an attempted motor vehicle theft.

Upon investigation, officers determined that the accused had attended to the parked motor vehicle and proceeded to damage the driver’s door lock in order to gain access to the vehicle. Once inside, the accused damaged the ignition system in an attempt to steal the vehicle. The accused was unsuccessful and left the area on foot.

Utilizing images from nearby surveillance footage, officers were able to identify and locate the accused nearby.

The accused was subsequently arrested. Information received indicated that the accused was in violation of a valid probation orders.

As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old man from Brantford (No Fixed Address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Attempt Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Breach of Probation
 


Type:                Impaired - Drug
Incident:         21-46382
Location:       Dalhousie Street and Queen Street

On Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were on routine patrol in the area of Dalhousie Street at Queen Street when they observed a suspicious vehicle.

Officers attended to the vehicle, which was running, and observed both the driver and the passenger in what appeared to be an unconscious state.

Officers woke the driver and when speaking with the accused, observed signs of impairment. Drug paraphernalia was observed in clear view.

The accused was subsequently arrested for operation while impaired by drug.

The accused was brought before a Drug Recognition Expert and performed poorly.

As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Impaired Operation contrary to the Criminal Code. 

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



Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:         21-46379
Location:       Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Colborne Street

On Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Colborne Street, for a male reported to be passed out behind the driver's wheel of a motor vehicle. 

Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, facing southbound on Wayne Gretzky Parkway. The vehicle was stopped in the left turning lane. Officers observed a man who appeared to be asleep behind the wheel.

In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication. The accused was subsequently arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided exceeded twice the legal limit.

As a result of the investigation, a 20-year-old man from Ohsweken, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • 80 Plus 

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



Type:                Break and Enter
Incident:         21-46252
Location:       Duke Street

On Thursday, November 25, 2021, at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a residence located on Duke Street in regards to a Break and Enter.

A resident called 911 to report an unknown man had attempted to break into her house and was presently in her backyard with her husband.

The occupants of the residence were at home during the incident and were alerted to the intruder’s presence by their barking dog. The male resident then observed the accused in his residence and gave chase. After a short foot chase, the accused was stopped and held for police arrival.

The accused was found to be in possession of two bags containing items stolen from the residence. The items were returned to their rightful owner.

As a result of the investigation, a 22-year-old man from Brantford (No Fixed Address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Break, Enter and Commit  
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 
 


Type:                Motor Vehicle Collision
Incident:          21-46240
Location:       Powerline Road and Paris Road

On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Services responded to a single motor vehicle crash which occurred in the area of Powerline Road and Paris Road.

The vehicle was observed travelling east on Powerline Road at speeds well in excess of the speed limit. As the driver approached the intersection at Paris Road, it appears as though the accused lost control of the vehicle and crashed after allegedly swerving to avoid another vehicle. 

The accused’s vehicle sustained significant damage in the collision. 

Both the accused and the passenger from his vehicle were transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment of non-life- threatening injuries. 

As a result of the investigation, a 48-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Dangerous Operation under the Criminal Code.



 

Type:              Mischief
Incident:      21-45591
Location:       Mohawk Street

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, at approximately 4:50 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police were dispatched in regards to a report of a suspicious man in the area of the Woodland Cultural Centre on Mohawk Street.

Multiple witnesses reported they observed a man carrying a chain damaging the memorial located on the front steps of the former residential school.

Police arrived on scene and located a lone man, matching the description provided by the witnesses. The man was located near broken glass and several other items which appeared to have been disturbed from the memorial. 

Information received indicated that the man provided a false name to police and was in violation of a valid release order as well as a valid probation order. 

Search incident to arrest revealed the man was in possession of a knife, which was attached to the long chain he was observed with.

As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Mischief Under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure to Comply with an Undertaking contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of a Probation Order contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Obstruct a Police Officer contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Engage in a Prohibited Activity on Premises contrary to the Trespass to Property Act