Project Shutdown Members Recover $800,000.00 in Stolen Vehicles
Southwestern Ontario experiences an extraordinarily high number of auto theft occurrences each year. It is estimated that the stolen car industry is a 600 million dollar a year illicit industry in Ontario. In particular, high end GMC pickup trucks and SUV?s are frequently targeted and "stripped? for their parts and sold illegally and within criminal networks.
Project Shutdown is a multi- jurisdictional joint forces project led by the Hamilton Police Service and includes members from the Halton Police Service, Six Nations Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, and Brantford Police Service. The project is aimed at targeting auto theft, in and around the greater Toronto area.
Members of Project Shutdown, using different investigative techniques, were able to identify numerous locations on the Six Nations Territory where stolen vehicles were being dropped off and dismantled.
On Thursday, June 15th 2017 a total of 75 stolen vehicles were located and recovered by police. The approximate value of the recovered stolen vehicles is $811,000.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact S/Sgt. Emidio Evangelista by calling 905-546-2991
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com
Brantford Police Service Launch New and Improved Website
The Brantford Police Service has launched a new and improved redesigned website, www.brantfordpolice.ca.
The new contemporary design and site-wide navigation changes were designed to help visitors find the information they need faster and easier.
Highlights of the website include a robust "I am looking for??" search feature, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Public Crime Mapping program, On-line reporting, On-line Police Background Records Checks, our Brantford Police Service YouTube channel and user friendly website.
The most significant changes can be seen on our home page. The changes were based on direct requests from our users as well as statistics that were analyzed from our most visited pages. Our home page features direct links to our daily crime briefs, tweets and career section.
On-line reporting can be completed from the comfort and convenience of your own home. On-line reporting is available 24/7 and benefits the community by; instantly providing an occurrence number for insurance purposes, the ability to add information after initially reporting it and allowing our officers to focus on higher priority calls for service occurring within the community. Incidents that can be reported on-line where there are no suspect(s) are;
- Damage to Vehicle (other than by collision and under $5000)
- Lost or Stolen Driver's License
- Stolen Vehicle Plates
- Theft (Under $5000)
- Lost Property (Under $5000)
- Mischief/Damage to Property (Under $5000)
- Theft from Vehicle (Under $5000)
We are excited to announce that our new website is a responsive web site, which allows community members to access and utilize services that are available on the website from any mobile device they choose.
Finally, our website offers an RSS feed (Rich Site Summary) which is a special form for delivering regularly posted web content to whoever subscribes. To receive automatic updates on all our latest news and crime prevention tips visit our links page at www.brantfordpolice.ca.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN 2017
On Friday June 9, 2017, the Brantford Police Service will be hosting its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and BBQ in support of the Special Olympics.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honourably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the "Flame of Hope? into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. Worldwide annually, more than 97,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the "Flame of Hope,? symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.
Special Olympics athletes will join participants from the BPS and students on Friday June 9th 2017 at 11:00 a.m. for photo opportunities on the track at Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School at 627 Colborne Street. The Torch Run will take place from 11:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. on the school track. The change of location adds to the community involvement as students who wanted to take part and raise funds for the Special Olympics are now able to attend and be a part of the event.
We invite members of the community and our media partners to join us at Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School, to cheer on participants, purchase a special edition t-shirt and/or join us for a charity BBQ all in support of the Special Olympics.
All proceeds from the event will go to support Special Olympics activities, programs and travel to games, accommodations, meals, athlete training and development initiatives in school.
Anyone wishing to purchase Special Olympics Torch Run shirts in advance may contact Cst Christine McCallum at 519-756-0113 ext 2901, firstname.lastname@example.org or Cst Scott Gibson at 519-756-0113 ext 2837 email@example.com Shirts can be purchased at the BBQ.
The Brantford Police Service would also like to thank Strodes BBQ and Deli, who once again has graciously donated supplies for the Charity BBQ.
Brantford Inmate Escapes - Incident #20650-17
David George GOYIT was in custody for Breach of Conditions offences. GOYIT was arrested on May 25, 2017 on an outstanding warrant for charges of Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Probation. These offences stem from original offences involving property related crimes for thefts and frauds.
Although the original offences had no acts of violence present, the Brantford Police Service still advise the public that if GOYIT is seen, do not approach and call 911 immediately.