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13 Year Old in Custody After Threatening Social Media Post

Dec 13, 2017

On December 12, 2017 information was received regarding a disturbing message that appeared on a Social Media site. The post suggested that an incident would take place in January and referenced North Park Collegiate.
Several individuals were also named on the post with threats to commit acts of violence to them.

The BPS Major Crime unit began an investigation which included seeking and obtaining information regarding the identity of the person responsible for the post.

Students and staff have observed a heavier police presence at North Park Collegiate School today while High School Resource Officers and Detectives from Major Crime Unit continued their investigation and spoke with students who are involved with the incident and/or have information about the social media post.

As a result of this investigation at around 10:40 a.m. a 13 year old male was arrested at North Park Collegiate for threatening.  

The Brantford Police Service does not take these sorts of communications which include threatening content as juvenile type pranks. The safety and security of the community is paramount.

The BPS continues their investigation working closely with and appreciates the full cooperation from the Principal and the staff at North Park Collegiate as well as the Grand River Erie School Board during this investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Sgt Gary Swift of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2274
 
 
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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Mischief ? Window Smashed

Dec 12, 2017

UPDATE

The Brantford Police Service has obtained a video capturing the suspect responsible for smashing the window at the Beckett Centre. It appears that the suspect is speaking to or possibly having a verbal argument with an unknown individual. At one point the suspect throws an object at a window causing it to smash. The suspect then retrieves the object and leaves the area.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 20?s, having a thin build, wearing baggy jeans; tan ?work? style boots a ball cap with a hooded sweater and a red coat.  

The video can be viewed at

 
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Constable Andre Gudgeon at 519-756-0113 ext. 2841 or agudgeon@police.brantford.on.ca
 
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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Original Media Release

Type:  Mischief - Commercial
Incident: 17-47534
Location: Colborne Street East ? Beckett Centre (200 block)
Incident: At around 11:30 a.m. on December 11, 2017 an unknown male threw a rock at a window causing it to break at the Beckett Adult Centre on Colborne Street. No suspect information was available at the time of this release.  

 
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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Fraud Alert Canadian Revenue Scam Phone Spoofing

Dec 12, 2017


POLICE WARNING COMMUNITY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM CRA SCAM VERSION WHICH INCLUDES THE FRAUDSTER ?SPOOFING? THE POLICE TELEPHONE NUMBER

The Brantford Police Service wishes to remind everyone of the importance of crime prevention and fraud education. The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) scam continues where random citizens are telephoned by fraudsters posing as an investigator from Revenue Canada. 

The common theme is that the fraudster identifies him or herself as an investigator with Revenue Canada. The fraudster tells the victim that they failed to respond to communications and now there is a warrant out for their arrest and they risk going to jail unless they pay a fee immediately. The fraudster uses aggressive tones and high pressured tactics to scare the victim into paying money in order to avoid incarceration.

A 34 year old Brantford man received a telephone call from a fraudster claiming he was an employee from the CRA and that there was a warrant out for his arrest. The Brantford man was told he could avoid being taken into custody if he paid $4,000.00, however if he decided to fight it in court, there would be an increased fine of $9,700.00. The fraudster advised that he would be sending someone from the Brantford Police Service to arrest him. The fraudster then asked the victim for the number for the Brantford Police Service and he provided it to the fraudster.  After the phone call was disconnected the victim received a telephone call from an individual impersonating a Brantford Police Officer. The call display on the victim?s phone identified the number as belonging to the Brantford Police Service.  Although the victim was pressured he did not send or transfer any funds and contacted the Brantford Police Service.

 
The CRA will not;
1. Ask for personal information by email or text message.
2. Request payment by prepaid credit card or wire transfer.
3. Share your tax information with another person or organization unless you agree that it can be shared.
4. Leave personal information on an answering machine.
5. Threaten or use nasty language.
6. Threaten to send police to arrest you.

The Brantford Police Service would not contact an individual from our community and threaten to arrest them due to an outstanding Canadian Revenue Agency debt. Caller ID is a great tool; however this information can be altered by criminals. Never use caller ID to confirm the source or identity of the caller. If you receive a telephone call from a person who identifies themselves as a police officer and you are suspicious of their legitimacy, call the police directly to confirm the communications. ? Constable Natalie Laing    
 

Educate yourself by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre?s website at www.antifraudcentre.ca or Canada Revenue Agency 


 If you have already sent funds and/or your personal information contact the police and your financial institution immediately. If you believe that you have been a VICTIM OF FRAUD and reside in the City of Brantford, contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. If you have received a telephone call however have not been fallen the victim of this fraud again please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501 or   http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index.shtm

"Crime Prevention through Education and Awareness?

Crime Briefs - December 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

 
Type:  Mischief - Commercial
Incident: 17-47534
Location: Colborne Street East ? Beckett Centre (200 block)
Incident: At around 11:30 a.m. on December 11, 2017 an unknown male threw a rock at a window causing it to break at the Beckett Adult Centre on Colborne Street. No suspect information was available at the time of this release.  

Type:              Recovered Stolen Vehicle
Incident:         17-47360
Location:        Fairview Drive
Incident:         On November 30, 2017 sometime during the day a
maroon GMC Yukon was stolen from a business on Lynden Road. On
Monday December 11, 2017 shortly before 12:30 p.m. the owner of the
vehicle observed the stolen Yukon parked behind a business on Fairview
drive and observed a man and women exit the vehicle and attend inside the
Days Inn.  Community Patrol Officers attended and blocked the vehicle in,
and attended inside the Days Inn. Surveillance video confirmed the two
accused had attended inside the business. The female accused was then
observed walking through the lobby area and was arrested by an officer.
The male accused was also observed and began walking quickly towards a
different exit. The male was also arrested without incident.  
SARDELLA, Justin, James, 28 years of St. George is charged with
Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation
X2.
ARCHER, Lindsay, Marie, 26 years of Dundas is charged with Possession
of Stolen Property.   
Both accused were released with a future court date. 

Type:  Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17-47407
Incident: On Monday December 11, 2017 sometime during the day a rear door was forced open. A MacBook Pro, jewellery a Nintendo Wii and cash were reported stolen.    


 
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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Crime Brief - December 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017

Type: Impaired 
Incident: 17-47087 
Location: King George Road
Incident: On Friday December 8, 2017 shortly after 8:15 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle being operated on King George Road.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the driver.  Officers upon speaking to the driver had suspicions that they may have been consuming alcoholic beverages and a roadside screening device was administered.  During the roadside testing the driver registered a fail and was arrested for Impaired Operation Over 80.  The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he provided two samples of his breath as required by law. The accused readings were two times over the legal limit.  The accused a 47 year old Brantford man is charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle Over 80.

Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 

Type: Domestic Disturbance
Incident: 17-47110
Location: King George Road (500 Block)
Incident:   On Saturday December 9, 2017 just before 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance.  Information was received that two males had been fighting outside a business on King George Road and one male had threatened the other with a wrench.   Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located a 23 year old male and a 39 year old female victim?s outside.  After speaking to the victims, it was discovered that a domestic incident had occurred between the female and a male inside the business.  When the female victim had tried to leave her boyfriend refused to return her cellphone.  A family member (victim #2) attended to pick-up the female when an argument ensued between victim #2 and the suspect.  The suspect became upset and threatened victim #2 with a wrench.  Victim #2 attended to the business to retrieve victim #1?s cellphone when the two engaged in a physically altercation.  During the altercation the accused took and smashed victim #2 cellphone.  Both victims involved received non-life threatening injuries.  The accused was contacted and arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by five different court orders.  The accused a 40 year old Cambridge male is charged with Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Choking, Assault, Mischief to Property Under $5000.00, Fail to Comply with Recognizance x2 and Breach of Probation x3.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.       

Type:  Weapons - Arrest 
Incident: 17-47148
Location: King George Road
Incident: Saturday December 9th, 2017 just after 11:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 called to the area of A&W Restaurant at 72 King George Road.  A concerned citizen reported that a male was seen chasing another male on a bike in the area with what appeared to be a gun.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located a male matching the description coming out of the washroom inside the A&W Restaurant.  The male was arrested without incident.  In speaking to the accused it was determined that the gun was a BB gun and had been disposed of in the garbage in the washroom.  Steven Wilfred Grayston a 32 year old Brantford man is charged with Possession of Weapon Dangerous and Pointing a Firearm.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     

Type:  Disturbance
Incident: 17-47299
Location: West Street
Incident: On Sunday December 10, 2017 just after 5:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance in the hallway of a residential complex.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located a disturbance inside one of the units.  While attempting to speak to people inside the residence, one of them jumped out a window in an attempt to leave the scene.  While jumping from the window the male landed on a car below causing damage to the vehicle.  The accused was arrested without incident as he tried to walk away from the scene.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order.  A 27 year old Brantford man is charged with Mischief to Property Under $5000.00 and Brach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.  

 

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Brantford Police Investigate Homicide Incident #46963-17

Dec 8, 2017

 
On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at approximately 9:39 p.m. Brantford Police were dispatched to a Sheridan Street address in Brantford with regards to an injured 42 year old female victim who had been stabbed.

The victim was transported to the Brantford General Hospital and pronounced deceased.

A 24 year old female was arrested at the scene and charges are pending in relation to the homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

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UPDATE

The accused, a 24 year old Brantford woman will appear at a bail hearing today on December 8, 2017.
The accused is charged with the following offences;
Murder ? Second Degree, Assault, Assault Peace Officer and Fail to Comply with Undertaking X4. The accused was arrested on scene at the Sheridan Street address.

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continue their investigation and wish to notify the residents in the area that officers will be canvassing neighbouring homes as part of their investigation. 

The incident is domestic related and therefore the BPS will not be releasing the name of the accused.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.


"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community?

Crime Brief - December 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017


Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 46641
Location: West Street- (100 block)
Incident: On December 5, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. unknown persons forced their way into a residence on West Street. A rear door was forced open causing damage to the door frame. Wrapped Christmas presents were opened and drawers in the home were rummaged through.  Amongst the items reported stolen were a laptop, a Samsung tablet and Louis Vuitton glasses.

Type: Impaired Driving 
Incident: 17- 46644
Location: Brunswick Street
Incident: On December 5, 2017 at around 3:30 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer 
conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle on Brunswick Street.  The male 
driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired 
Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he 
provided samples of his breath. The accused readings were 2 times over 
the legal limit.  The accused a 53 yr old Brantford man is charged with;
Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired and Operate a Motor Vehicle   over the Legal Limit. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 


Type: Stolen/Recovered Vehicle  
Incident: 17- 46629
Location: Morton Avenue
Incident: On Tuesday December 5, 2017 the owners of a Chevrolet Tahoe reported that sometime overnight their vehicle was stolen from a business on Morton Avenue.  On Wednesday December 6, 2017 shortly before 2:00 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer on routine patrol travelling north bound on Erie Avenue observed a Chevrolet Tahoe approaching him south bound on Erie Avenue. The officer was able to catch the first four digits of the licence plate and recognized those numbers as being the digits from the stolen Tahoe. The officer conducted a U-turn and proceeded to follow the vehicle and was then able to confirm that the plates matched the reported stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle travelled outside the city limit and accelerated away. In the interest of public safety a pursuit was not engaged. The officer maintained a safe distance behind the vehicle. The stolen vehicle was then observed conducting a u-turn and begin to travel back towards the city passing the cruiser. The officer alerted fellow officers of the change of direction of the stolen vehicle and another officer was able to strategically set up a tire deflection device. At least one of the Tahoe?s tires struck the spike belt in the area of Newport Road. The vehicle continued to travel and failed to stop.
On December 6, 2017 shortly before 8:00 p.m. a resident from Kitchener Avenue contacted the police to report a suspicious Chevrolet Tahoe abandoned on her driveway. The resident did not know how long the vehicle had been on her property for. The vehicle had damage to the steering column, door luck was punched and one of the tires was flat and the rim was damaged.  The vehicle was recovered and towed by the BPS where a forensic examination was conducted.  

 
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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Robbery at St. George Grand Street Variety

Dec 7, 2017

At around 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday December 5, 2017 a male attended the St. George Grand Street Variety on St. George Street armed with a baseball bat.  The unknown suspect wore a bandana and sunglasses to cover his face and conceal his identity.  The crime was captured on video. The BPS are releasing the video including the audio in hopes that with both the visual of the suspects stature including his voice that  someone from our community may be able to identify him.

The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim was not physically injured. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 foot, average build; wearing a black hoodie, red bandana, sun glasses, blue pants with a white stripe.   

  

 


Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Darryl Graham of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 extension 2206 dgraham@police.brantford.on.ca 

 

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime
Stoppers at 519-750-TIPS or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a webtip may be submitted
at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

 Citizens are reminded to cooperate with suspects should they find themselves the victim of a robbery. Try to get the best description possible and call 9-1-1 immediately. Always be aware of persons and/or vehicles and never hesitate to call police if you are concerned for your safety and/or observe suspicious activity. - Constable Natalie Laing


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Crime Briefs - December 5, 2017

Dec 5, 2017


Type:  Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17-46444
Location: Erie Avenue (200 block)
Incident: Sometime between the evening of December 3 and the early morning hours on December 4, 2017 unknown suspects entered a gated compound. A hole was cut in a fence and several vehicles parked in the lot were entered. A variety of tools were reported stolen. 

Type:  Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17-46532
Location:  Brisbane Boulevard
Incident:  On December 4, 2017 sometime during the day a home on Brisbane Boulevard was entered. The unknown suspect(s) moved an outdoor patio  table underneath a window located in the rear yard. A window screen was cut and a window slid open in order to gain entry into the home. Electronics and cash were amongst the items reported stolen. 

Type:  Fraud
Incident: 17-46554
Incident: On Monday December 4, 2017 a Brantford man attended the BPS to report being the victim of a fraud. On November 24, 2017 the victim responded to an online ad posted by a pet relocation service company regarding the sale of a Pomeranian puppy. The victim was told to send $500.00 via MoneyGram to an address in Las Vegas, Nevada. Once the transaction had been completed the victim was contacted and requested to send an additional $1,000.00 before then animal would be shipped. The victim refused and realized he was the victim of a fraud. 

Before sending any funds please verify the company is legitimate. A legitimate company will accept payment by credit card. Be cautious if the company only accepts money via wire money transfer. If the company asks for more money which wasn?t originally negotiated it may be a scam. Also some companies ask for additional deposit money for the loan of an animal crate and promise that you will receive a refund once the crate is returned. If you are the victim of a fraud regarding the purchase of a pet, you will not receive the pet or the refund.  
 Be cautious if the company is offering to sell a highly desirable breed and offering the cost of the pet at a lower cost than to purchase the same animal at a reputable breeder.  Consider adopting a pet from your local animal shelter and/or an address closer to your home where you can visit in person with the animal before purchase or adoption
. ?Constable Natalie Laing

If you have already sent funds and/or your personal information contact the police and your financial institution immediately. If you believe that you have been a VICTIM OF FRAUD and reside in the City of Brantford, contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. If you have received a telephone call however have not been fallen the victim of this fraud again please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501 or   http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index.shtm


Type:  Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 17- 46559
Location: Morton Avenue
Incident: On the evening of Monday December 4, 2017 two vehicles were entered on Morton Avenue. Tools were amongst the items reported stolen. 

 

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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Drugs with a Street Value of $88, 790.00 were seized by the BPS Street Crimes Unit

Dec 4, 2017

 

On Friday December 1st, 2017 shortly before noon hour members of the Brantford Police Street Crime Unit, Brantford Police Emergency Response Team, Brantford Police Community Patrol officers with the assistance of the Guelph Police Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act Search warrant at a Huff Avenue residence in Brantford. 
Members of the Street Crime Unit commenced a drug investigation which lead them to execute the search warrant.  Officers arrested a 32 year old Brantford man and located the following during the search of the residence.
? A large quantity of Cash
? Loaded Firearm with prohibited magazine containing ammunition   
? 21 Fentanyl patches with a street value of $4,200.00
? 515.31 grams of Cocaine with a street value of $51,380.00
? 139.49 grams of Crack Cocaine with a street value of $13,800.00
? 225 Hydromorph capsules with a street value of $7875.00
? 9.69 grams of Heroin with a street value of $3,600.00
? 5.1 grams of Methamphetamine with a street value of $750.00
? 270 five-milligram Oxycodone pills with a street value of $2700.00
? 23.83 grams of Ecstasy with a street value of $1,610.00
? 206.08 grams of Marijuana with a street value of $2,875.00
The total street value of seized drugs was $88,790.00.


The accused, Jerome Cerleto NOLAN, 32 years of Toronto is charged with the following offences;
? Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (to wit: marihuana), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (to wit: hydromorphone), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (to wit: cocaine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (to wit: crack cocaine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (to wit: heroin), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (to wit: methamphetamine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (to wit: ecstasy), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (to wit: fentanyl patches), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
? Careless storage of firearm, contrary to section 86(1) of the Criminal Code
? Possession of Weapon for Dangerous purpose, contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
? Possession of a firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code
? Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm, contrary to section 92(1) of the Criminal Code
? Possession of Prohibited device (to wit: unauthorized magazine capacity thirteen rounds), contrary to section 92(2) of the Criminal Code
? Possession of Prohibited ammunition, contrary to section 92(2) of the Criminal Code
? Possession of Prohibited firearm with ammunition, contrary to section 95(1) of the Criminal Code
? Possession of firearm contrary to order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code
The accused has been held pending 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