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Public Advisory: Public Requested to Avoid Attending Large Gatherings

Apr 16, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued an Emergency Brake Shutdown, effective April 3, 2021, 12:01 a.m. Additionally, further restrictions by way of a Province-wide Emergency Stay-at-Home Order was implemented, effective April 8, 12:01 a.m. in an effort to mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Taking part in large gatherings, including protests and demonstrations, contravenes the Emergency Orders. The Brantford Police Service recognizes the Charter protected right of any group to assemble peacefully in order to draw public attention to a specific cause so long as such a gathering does not breach any applicable statutes or municipal by-laws. Any gathering, regardless of its intended purpose, which is over the legal limit, will merit an appropriate police response in order to enhance community safety concerns.
 
Large gatherings of more than five people are not permitted under Emergency Orders.
 
Brantford Police Service is aware of a large gathering planned for the afternoon of Saturday, April 17, 2021 in the area of Henry Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway. In the interest of public safety, we ask members of the public not to congregate in large gatherings and to avoid the area. Traffic delays or temporary street closures in the area may occur.
 
Any gatherings on private property without permission from the owner is considered an offence under the Trespass to Property Act.
 
As it is our duty to ensure the safety and well-being of the public, officers will de-escalate potential situations, but have the ability to enforce orders related to the shutdown as well as other provincial and federal laws, should this be necessary.
 
After a large gathering on April 3, 2021, officers identified organizers and to-date, a total of 27 breaches of the Provincial Reopening Act for Failing to Comply with a Continued 7.0.2 Order were issued following the event. The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges may result.
 
Brantford Police Service continue to work alongside the City of Brantford Bylaw Enforcement and Public Health to attend large gatherings and will take steps to ensure the safety of the community as a whole.
 
BPS encourages everyone to do their part to support our health care system and workers at this difficult time and minimize the impact of COVID-19 in our community.
 
BPS continues to provide public safety services to the community we serve and supports the efforts of federal, provincial and local health authorities to limit the transmission of COVID-19, including the government-mandated Emergency Brake Shutdown during this pandemic. We appreciate the public’s ongoing support of these measures.
                                                                                                  
 
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Homicide Investigation - UPDATE

Apr 16, 2021

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the shooting death of a 20-year-old male that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

With permission from the family, the victim has been identified as Brantford resident, Isaiah Castillo.

Castillo was shot while inside a residence on Diana Avenue in what police believe to be a targeted incident.

Members of the Brantford Police Service Forensic Identification Unit remain on scene at the residence, while detectives are continuing to canvass the neighbourhood around Diana Avenue for potential witnesses and video.

There have yet to be any arrests made in the case.

Police continue to appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual in the neighbourhood between the hours of 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 and 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to contact Sergeant Charles Wheeler or Detective Jason Sinning at 519-756-7050.  Additionally, anyone may provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

 
ORIGINAL RELEASE
April 14, 2021 
 
Shortly after 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, members of the Brantford Police patrol section responded alongside EMS personnel to a Diana Avenue residence in the West Brant area of the City of Brantford after receiving reports of a male with gunshot injuries.  Upon arrival, a 20-year-old male was located in serious condition.
 
The victim was transported to a hospital trauma center however; he did succumb to his injuries shortly thereafter. This incident is being investigated as a homicide.
 
Police anticipate being on scene in the Diana Avenue area throughout the day. 
 
Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area between 9:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., who may have observed anyone or heard anything suspicious to contact Sergeant Charles Wheeler or Detective Jason Sinning of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit  at 519-756-7050 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/
 
Although still early in the investigation, police do not believe this to be a random incident.
 
Further details to be released as they become available.
 
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Request for Assistance in Suspect Identification

Apr 14, 2021

Incident #21-12278

UPDATE 

Brantford Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a male suspect in a robbery investigation.

On April 7, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m. a male suspect attended a business on King George Road near the 403 in the City of Brantford.  The male suspect robbed the business and fled on foot.  There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
 
The suspect is described as being an approximate 40 year-old male, who walked with a noticeable limp, had long dark shoulder length hair, wearing blue pants, grey zip up hoodie, hat, black glasses and dark bandana covering his face.
 
It is believed that the suspect in this robbery fled the scene in a black 4-door Mazda 3 hatchback vehicle.   Police are looking for assistance in identifying this vehicle and driver.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chad Francis of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext. 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. 

 suspect vehicle

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ORIGINAL RELEASE

April 8, 2021

The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect in a robbery investigation.

On April 7, 2021 at approximately 5:15pm a male suspect attended a business on King George Road in the City of Brantford.  The male suspect robbed the business and fled on foot.   
The suspect is described as being male, 40 years old who walked with a limp, long dark shoulder length hair wearing blue pants, grey zip up hoodie, hat, black glasses and dark bandana covering his face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Chad Francis of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

 

PUBLIC ADVISORY: OFF-ROAD VEHICLES PROHIBITED ON CITY ROADS AND TRAILS

Apr 12, 2021

The Brantford Police Service is reminding all off-road vehicle users to obey applicable laws and safety precautions when operating any off road vehicle and that off-road vehicle use on roads in the City of Brantford is prohibited.

In accordance with the Off-Road Vehicle Act, municipalities must have a by-law permitting certain All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) use on roadways.

Currently, the City of Brantford does not have a by-law permitting on-road ATV/ORV use and as such, on-road driving of ATVs/ORVs in the City of Brantford is prohibited.

Additionally, motorized recreational vehicles of any kind - meaning dirt bikes, snowmobiles, go-carts, ATVS, or any vehicle propelled or driven by an internal combustion engine - are prohibited from travelling in any public park or City-maintained trail.

Utilizing these types of motorized vehicles on pedestrian trails creates significant safety risks to everyone who is utilizing the trail system. 

BPS have responded to several complaints regarding trespassing, mischief and off-road vehicle use on the roadways and trails throughout the City of Brantford. Off-road vehicle riders have been reported to be on private property without permission and in some cases have caused damage to property and fields.

Being on private property, without permission from the property owner, is a violation under the Trespass to Property Act and could subject riders to charges. Causing damage by riding on property could subject riders to mischief charges.

Being a responsible rider by following laws and wearing approved helmets will significantly reduce the risk of injuries as well as being charged with offences.

To learn more about off road vehicle use and safety visit:
  

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MISSING: 30-YEAR-OLD KAYLA CLAUSE - LOCATED

Apr 12, 2021

UPDATE

Incident 21-12316
 
LOCATED: Please be advised that Kayla CLAUSE has been safely located.
BPS would like to thank the public for their concern and assistance.  


ORIGINAL RELEASE
APRIL 11, 2021
 
The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 30-year-old female, Kayla CLAUSE.
 
Kayla CLAUSE is known to reside in Brantford and Hamilton and was last seen in Hamilton area on April 1, 2021.  She is described as female, Indigenous, 5’1”, medium build, brown hair, hazel eyes.  No clothing description is available.
 
The Brantford Police Service are concerned for the well-being of Kayla CLAUSE and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information which may assist in locating her.
 
If located, please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.  Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251
 
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MISSING PERSON: LOCATED - 14 YEAR-OLD JASLYNN MAY CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD

Apr 9, 2021

Incident 21-12449
 
UPDATE
 
Please be advised, Jaslynn CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD has been safely located.
 
BPS would like to thank the public for their concern and assistance.

ORIGINAL RELEASE 

April 9, 2021
 
Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 14-year-old female, Jaslynn May CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD.
 
Jaslynn May CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD was last seen in the evening hours of April 8, 2021 in the area of Wellington Street.  She is described as female, Caucasian, 5’3” with blonde hair and a small-medium build. She was last seen wearing short grey shorts, dark blue hoodie, running shoes, and had a camouflage backpack with her.
 
The Brantford Police Service are concerned for the well-being of Jaslynn May CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information which may assist in locating her.
 
If located, please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.  Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251
 
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Request for Assistance in Suspect Identification

Apr 8, 2021

Incident #21-11636 

April 8, 2021

 The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect in an assault investigation.

On April 2, 2021 at approximately 4:33pm the male suspect was in the area of Colborne Street and Park Ave in the City of Brantford with his dog.  The male suspect got into a verbal argument with the female victim who is unknown to the male.  During this verbal confrontation the male suspect throw a cup of coffee at the victim and then proceeded to punch the victim in the face several times. 

The suspect is described as being a male, 30-35 years old, tall and average build with dark short hair. Wearing denim jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Chad Francis of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

 

BPS Lay Multiple Charges After Large Gatherings

Apr 7, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued an Emergency Brake Shutdown, effective April 3, 2021, 12:01 a.m. Additionally, further restrictions were announced today to advise of a Province-wide Emergency Stay-at-Home Order, effective April 8, 12:01 a.m. The Province has implemented these restrictions in an effort to mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The Brantford Police Service recognizes the Charter protected right of any group to assemble peacefully in order to draw public attention to a specific cause so long as such a gathering does not breach any applicable statutes or municipal by-laws. Any gathering, regardless of its intended purpose, which is over the legal limit, will merit an appropriate police response in order to enhance community safety concerns.
 
Large gatherings of more than five people are not permitted under Emergency Orders.
 
On April 2, 2021, the Brantford Police Service monitored and attended a gathering outside the John Noble Home, Mt. Pleasant Street as well as, on April 3, 2021, a large gathering at the corner of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Henry Street.
 
Organizers have been identified by officers and 12 breaches of the Provincial Reopening Act were issued following the event. The charges laid were for Failing to Comply with a Continued 7.0.2 Order. The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges may result.
 
Brantford Police Service continue to work alongside the City of Brantford Bylaw Enforcement and Public Health to attend large gatherings and will take steps to ensure the safety of the community as a whole. Police will issue tickets and summonses to individuals when there is evidence of non-compliance of the provincial orders.
 
BPS encourage everyone to do their part to support our health care system and workers at this difficult time and minimize the impact of COVID-19 in all of our communities.
 
BPS continues to provide public safety services to the community we serve and supports the efforts of federal, provincial and local health authorities to limit the transmission of COVID-19, including the government-mandated Emergency Brake Shutdown and Emergency Stay-at-Home Orders during this pandemic. We appreciate the public’s ongoing support of these measures.
                                                                                                  
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Safe Resolution to Male-in-Crisis Incident

Apr 7, 2021

Inc. # 21-11841

UPDATE

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at approximately 1:21 p.m., Brantford Police Service responded to reports of a male in crisis at a residence on Grey Street.

Responding officers attempted to speak with the male, who confined himself in the residence with weapons, while refusing to surrender himself to police.

Uniformed officers, negotiators, and the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) responded in an effort to resolve the situation safely. 

While there is was no concern for public safety, out of an abundance of caution, roads in the immediate area were closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Shortly after 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the person in crisis was apprehended and transported to hospital for assessment.
 
As this incident occurred over three days, BPS would like to thank Halton Police Service, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Guelph Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police for providing invaluable assistance. EMS and Brantford Fire were additional partners who contributed to a safe outcome for all involved.

Brantford Police Service would also like to thank area residents for their ongoing patience and concern while we worked to safely resolve this incident.
 
Due to the nature of the incident and related circumstances, the Brantford Police Service have notified the province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU), which has invoked its mandate. As such, Brantford Police Service will be unable to provide further information or comment related to the incident.

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Original Release
 
April 5, 2021

Inc. # 21-11841
 
On April 4, 2021, at approximately 1:21 p.m., Brantford Police Service responded to reports of a male in crisis at a residence on Grey Street.
 
Uniformed officers, negotiators, and the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) are onsite in an effort to resolve the situation safely. MCRRT partners uniformed officers with experienced mental health professionals to respond and provide crisis intervention.
 
While there is no concern for public safety, out of an abundance of caution, area roads have been closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the immediate area.
 
Brantford Police Service would also like to thank area residences for their ongoing patience and concern while we are working to safely resolve this incident.
 
This incident is active. Additional updates will be provided as available.
  
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