BPS remains committed to providing essential services throughout the community. We recognize that many businesses have temporarily closed due to COVID-19. As always, we will continue proactive patrols and respond to calls for service to ensure the safety and security of our community. If members of the public observe suspicious activity or individuals, near or close to a business, they are encouraged to call police immediately. Reporting crime and providing relevant information allows our investigators to identify suspects and solve crime.
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a robbery at a convenience store located near Erie Ave and Gladstone Ave.
As a result of the investigation a 41-year-old female of no fixed address, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants, was charged with:
- Pointing a Firearm
- Weapons Dangerous
- Concealed Weapon
- Robbery with a Firearm
Additionally, a 47-year-old male from Brantford was charged with:
- Robbery and Failure to Comply with Release Order
- 2.4 grams (approx.) of fentanyl
- 9.5 grams (approx.)of crystal methamphetamine
- A semi-automatic firearm with ammunition
- Canadian Currency
- Drive while Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act
- Use of Plates Not Authorized under the Highway Traffic Act
- Unauthorized Possession of Motor Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act
- Unauthorized Possession of a firearm under the Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession of a Prohibited Device under the Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition under the Criminal Code of Canada
- Careless Storage of a Firearm under the Criminal Code of Canada
- Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm under the Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession Contrary to Order x3 under the Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession for the Purpose x2 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Assault with a Weapon
- Uttering Threats
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose;
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Carrying Firearm in Unsafe Manner
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Careless use of Firearm, Weapon, Ammunition
- Possession of a Prohibited or restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Failure to Comply with Probation Order
- Careless use of Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm and Ammunition
- Careless Storage of a Firearm
- Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
- Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order
- Possession of Ammunition contrary to Order
- Breach of Court Order
- Possession of Stolen Property Obtained by Crime
- Numerous successful incidents with regard to tracking/area searches for armed suspects involved in homicides, shootings, stabbings, robberies, and serious assaults.
- Numerous arrests/apprehensions of violent and armed individuals. During one incident in particular, Scout and his handler, Sergeant Kari Drake were credited with preserving the lives of Waterloo Regional Police Service Emergency Response Unit members. This occurred during a search for an armed homicide suspect with a shot fired.
- A number of large scale multi-jurisdictional projects including, but not limited to:
- Project RX/BATTERY (Toronto Police Service)
- Project COLLECTEUR (RCMP)
- Project KRAKEN (Toronto Police Service)
- Project SINDICATO (York Regional Police Service) and
- Project CARBON (Brantford Police Service)
- Successful investigations involving the detection of numerous firearms, illegal substances, and millions of dollars in Canadian currency classified as proceeds of crime.
- Successful tracking of a number of lost/vulnerable persons during ground searches. All searches ensured lost person(s) were reunited safely with their loved ones.
November 12, 2020
Incident #20-43307 / 20-44374
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing male.
15 year old Brayden RILEY was reported missing on November 11, 2020. He was last seen in the area of Allenby Ave.
Brayden RILEY is described as 5’8”, 120 lbs with shaggy black hair and was last seen wearing black track pants, yellow shoes, a green coat with a fur collar and a black and green baseball ball cap.
Police and family are concerned for Brayden’s safety. Anyone with information is asked to call the Brantford Police Service at (519) 756-7050.
Incident # 20-44653
On Friday, November 13, 2020, members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit and the Major Crime Unit entered into a firearms investigation. As a result of the investigation a Criminal Code search warrant had been obtained and executed at a residence on Wayne Drive in the City of Brantford with the assistance of the Brantford Police Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit, and uniformed members of the Brantford Police Service.
During the search of the residence officers seized a quantity of cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine, a restricted firearm with ammunition, and a quantity of cash and other offence related property. The following items were seized:
- 593 grams (approx.) of suspected cocaine with an approximate street value of $59,320
- 25 grams (approx.) of suspected crack cocaine with an approximate street value of $2,510
- 22.6 grams (approx.) of suspected methamphetamine with an approximate street value of $3,390
- 5,683 grams (approx.) of suspected cannabis with an approx. street value of $56,830
- 4,347 grams (approx.) of suspected cannabis edibles with an approx. street value of $43,470
The total estimated street value of drugs seized from the investigation is $165,520.
- Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking x3
- Possession of Cannabis for the Purposes of Distribution
- Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm
- Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
- Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm
- Careless Storage of a Firearm
- Careless Storage of Ammunition
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
The accused has been held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286.
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
UPDATE - Incident # 20-43759
Members of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit and Street Crime Unit continue to investigate a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 7th 2020.
At approximately 12:30 a.m., police responded to a report of shots fired at the Comfort Inn on King George Road. Upon arrival, police learned that four male suspects arrived at the hotel in a vehicle and subsequently fired multiple shots into a ground level room. The suspects fled the scene in a silver 4 door vehicle, travelling northbound on King George Road.
No one was injured in the shooting and police believe it to be a targeted event.
Police are asking anyone who may have been in the King George Road area around the time of the incident and may have observed the vehicle or have dash camera video to contact them.
Brantford Police are working alongside the Toronto Police to investigate any possible links between this shooting and the shooting of four victims later that same day on Stong Court in the Jane St. and Finch Ave. area of Toronto that has tragically left a 12 year old boy fighting for his life. Two arrests have been made in that case, and three loaded firearms recovered.
Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Jeff Cotter at 519-756-7050 ext 2271. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively a web tip can be submitted at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251
On Monday, November 9, 2020 at approximately 12:20 am, Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to report an elderly male in medical distress at a residence in the area of East Avenue.
Officers attended the scene to check on the well-being of occupants. All appeared in order within the residence with no occupants found in medical distress.
Upon arrival, officers observed a male attempting to flee police. Investigation revealed that this individual was subject to a court ordered recognizance and two court ordered probation orders. The male was located in breach of conditions of these orders.
Further investigation found the male in possession of the following items, which were seized by officers:
- 8.2 grams (approx.) of cocaine with an approximate street value of $820
- 4 percoset pills with an approximate street value of $20
- Approximately $3700 in Canadian currency
As a result of the investigation, a 19 year old male from Ohsweken is charged with the following:
- Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act x 2
- Breech of judicial release order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Breech of probation contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and
- Possession of property obtained by crime under the Criminal Code of Canada
The accused is currently being held for bail.
Anyone with information regarding this matter or any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286. 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