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Drug Charges

Jan 12, 2018

 

UPDATE

On January 5, 2018 while conducting an ongoing criminal investigation the Brantford Police located various controlled subtances. As a result the accused, Joel Scalzo, 28 years, of Brantford is charged with the following offences;
 
  1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule I (to wit: crack cocaine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
2.     Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule I (to wit: cocaine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
3.     Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule I (to wit: methamphetamine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
4.     Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule I (to wit: fentanyl), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
5.     Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule II (to wit: marihuana), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
6.     Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule I (to wit: hydromorphone), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
7.     Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule II (to wit: nabilone), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
8.     Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule IV (to wit: clonazepam), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
9.     Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule I (to wit: morphine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
10.  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule IV (to wit: lorazepam), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
11.  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in schedule I (to wit: oxycodone), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
12.  Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, contrary to section 354(1)(A) of the Criminal Code.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext. 2271, aljackson@police.brantford.on.ca, or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477

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Previous Media Release


Type:  Uttering Threat

On Thursday January 4, 2018 members of Brantford Police Service located a male who was wanted for uttering threats.  The threats stemmed from an incident that occurred during the evening of January 1, 2018.  This incident is related to the Jeffery Maxner homicide investigation.
The accused male was located in a vehicle travelling on Highway 403.  Brantford Police Service members safely conducted a vehicle stop.  The accused male was taken into custody shortly after 6:30 PM.
Joel Scalzo, 28 years of age from Brantford, has been charged with uttering threats.  Scalzo was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson od the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext. 2271, aljackson@police.brantford.on.ca, or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477


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Crime Brief - January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018


Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle 
Location: Burwell Street
Incident: On Thursday, January 11, 2018 sometime between midnight and 6:00 a.m. unknown person(s) entered a van parked on Burwell Street. A variety of tools were reported stolen including two drills.

Type: Stolen Vehicle - Recovered 
Incident: 18-1353
Location: Fifth Avenue
Incident: Sometime overnight on January 11, 2018 a vehicle was stolen from a lot on Fifth Avenue. At around 12:30 p.m. Brantford Fire attended a vehicle reported on fire on Charles Street. The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire and was confirmed to be the vehicle stolen earlier in the morning from Fifth Avenue. 

  
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 - January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018


Type: Suspicious Person 
Incident: 18-1278
Location: Glenwood Drive
Incident: On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at around 1:30 a.m. a female at a home on Glenwood Drive telephoned police to report that an unknown male was on her front porch holding onto a lap top computer. The male had knocked on her door; however she did not know the male and did not answer the door.
Community Patrol Officers arrived and located the suspicious person across the road on the porch of another home. One of the Officers recognized the male as having an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The accused was arrested on the outstanding warrant for Breach of Probation.
The accused was also found in possession of 3.64 grams of marihuana and 6 Hyrdomorphine pills.
A 29 year old Brantford man is charged with Fail to Comply with Recognizance X2, Breach of Probation X2, Possession of Schedule II- Marihuana and Possession of Schedule I ? Hydromorphine contrary to the CDSA. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 


Type: Break and Enter 
Incident: 18-1151
Location: Glenwood Drive
Incident: On the morning of January 10, 2018 unknown person(s) entered a home on Glenwood Drive. Contents of the home were ransacked. No items were reported stolen at the time of the report. 

Type: Mischief
Incident: 18-1271
Location: Market Street (100 block)   
Incident: On Thursday January 11, 2018 shortly after midnight Community Patrol Officers attended at a business on Market Street regarding a disturbance. The accused had smashed a window at the business and had fled the area. An officer located and arrested the accused on Chatham Street. The accused a 24 year old Brantford man was charged with Mischief under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation. The accused was released with a future court date.   
 

 
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 - January 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018


Type: Dangerous Driving 
Incident: 18-1095
Location: Wayne Gretzky Parkway
Incident: On Tuesday January 9, 2018 shortly before 8:00 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer made an attempt to conduct a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of Stanley Street and Marlborough Street.  The vehicle failed to stop and the officer was unable to obtain a licence plate number as the plate was obstructed. The vehicle fled at a dangerously high rate of speed and was last seen travelling north bound on Wayne Gretzky Parkway. The Officer did not pursue the vehicle in the interest of public safety.  Another Officer in the North end of the City observed the vehicle turn onto Dunsdon Street from Wayne Gretzky Parkway. The vehicle was then located at a residence on Dunsdon Street. The driver was spoken to and investigation revealed that she was a suspended driver.
 The accused, a 34 year old Brantford woman was charged with Drive While under Suspension, Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Entire Plate Not Plainly Visible contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Operate a Motor Vehicle No Insurance, contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  The accused was released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date  

Type: Break and Enter 
Incident: 18-1011
Location: Lynden Park Mall
Incident: On January 9, 2017 shortly before 8:30 a.m. an alarm was triggered at the Freedom Mobile Kiosk at the Lynden Park Mall. Investigation revealed that a cabinet door was removed from its hinges. Security surveillance captured the suspect. No items were reported stolen.

 
Anyone with information about this Break and Enter of any other Break and Enters are
encouraged to contact the Brantford Police Street Crimes Unit at 519-756-7050 
 

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 18-018
Location: Wellington Street   
Incident: On Tuesday January 9, 2018 a residence at an address on Wellington Street (100 block) discovered that sometime overnight her vehicle was entered. Stolen from the vehicle was a beige Michael Kors backpack containing textbooks and personal belongings. 
Citizens are encouraged to take a second to look inside their vehicles for items (wallets,
electronics, change, GPS, garage door openers, ect) that may make them an attractive target for thieves, remove the items and then lock the vehicle before they leave it.? (Look, Lock, Leave)

If it is valuable to you, don?t leave an item in a place where it can be easily stolen and report any incidents of theft and/or attempt theft of your property to the Brantford Police
Service.

For your convenience you may report thefts from your motor vehicle online, where there are no suspects. 
 

Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 18-1146
Location: Brant Avenue
Incident: On Wednesday January 10, 2018 at around 7:00 a.m. a break and enter to a rear shed was discovered at an address on Brant Avenue. Sometime overnight an unlocked shed was entered and two bicycles were stolen. The first bike was a specialized 21 speed mountain bike, silver in colour and the second bike was a Giant 21 speed, silver in colour.   

  
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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Update - Robbery

Jan 9, 2018

 

Type:  Update - Robbery
Incident: 18-797
Location: Clarence Street - Petro Canada Gas Bar
Incident: On January 7, 2018 at around 8:30 a.m. a lone male entered the business
and demanded money from the female employee. The suspect fled the store on foot last seen running to the trails behind the business with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, mid-twenties, slim build, approximately 5?10 wearing a black toque, wearing a bright orange construction jacket with yellow vertical stripes and a scarf covering his face. The suspect had with him a black reusable grocery bag. Below are photographs of the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective David Minutillo of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext 2811 or dminutillo@police.brantford.on.ca
  

Crime Brief - January 9, 2018

Jan 9, 2018

Type: Fraud
Incident: 18-962
Incident: On Monday January 8, 2018 a woman received a telephone call from a man identifying himself as an employee at her bank. The male advised that her bank account had been compromised and he requested that she allow him remote access to her bank account. The victim, a 61 year old Brantford woman allowed him remote access to her bank account. It is believed that while this fraudster was accessing the victims account remotely he transferred funds from her credit line to her bank account and then pointed out to her that this was proof her account had been compromised. The fraudster who was very convincing advised her that the RCMP were very close to catching the thieves and requested that she withdraw $800.00 from her account and send to China via Western Union as this would greatly help their investigation. The victim went to Western Union and completed the transaction. The victim received another telephone call later this day by the fraudster directing her to purchase $1,000.00 in ITunes cards. The victim purchased the ITunes cards and spoke with the fraudster once again. The serial numbers for the ITunes cards were given to the fraudster allowing him to receive the value of the purchased cards. 

Type: Fraud
Incident: 18-1016
Incident: On Tuesday January 9, 2018 a woman received a telephone call from a man advising her that her bank account had been hacked and that $600.00 had been taken out. The victim, a 51 year old Brantford woman was conned into attending a Money Mart and transferring $600.00 to India in order to help her situation. The fraudster convinced the woman to stay on the telephone with him as she drove to Money mart and transfer the funds. This allowed the fraudster to keep in direct communication with the victim so she didn?t have a chance to contact anyone else for a second opinion. The fraudster also instructed the victim to tell the Money Mart employee that the funds were being sent to her sister in India.

Protect yourself, don?t fall victim to a phishing fraudster. Phishing is where a fraudster will contact someone by email, text or phone and trick them into providing personal and sensitive information, such as their name, bank account number, password, PIN or other personal information.  
The only way to confirm if the information you have been given is true is to contact your bank or credit card company directly. Police and banking agencies will never ask you to become a part of their investigation by transferring your money to another account or address. Never send or transfer funds to an address or person who you don?t know. No legitimate business will request a client to purchase ITune cards for transfer of funds or payment
. 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: Break and Enter 
Incident: 18-781
Location: Charing Cross Street
Incident: On January 8, 2017 at around 12:30 p.m. officers attended a break and enter at a business on Charing Cross Street. Sometime over the weekend a lock was broken off a rear shed. Three bicycles were reported stolen. Two bikes were CCM silver and blue and silver and burgundy. The third bike was an unknown make described as silver and blue.

Type: Assault
Incident: 18-918
Location: Market Street South   
Incident: On Monday January 8, 2018 at around noon hour a 911 call was received from a security guard working at 50 Market Street. The guard advised that she had observed two males having a verbal argument on the lot and she approached the two in an attempt to keep the peace. While the guard was speaking one male suddenly charged at her grabbing her arm and throwing her phone down. The male then fled the area. Community Patrol Officers located the accused at another area of the plaza. An officer approached the accused and advised him he was under arrest. The accused resisted during the arrest. The accused was transported to the Brantford Police service where he continued to be uncooperative and assaultive towards officers and punched and kicked an officer at the police service. 
 Andrew Donald STORY, 41 years of Brantford is charged with Assault, Assault a Peace Officer and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.   
 
 
 
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 - January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018

Type: Assault
Incident: 18-781
Location: West Street (600 block)
Incident: On January 7, 2018 shortly after 2:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers attended the Tim Hortons on West Street regarding an intoxicated male causing a disturbance. Investigation revealed that the accused had pushed a male customer who had been at the counter ordering food. The accused then approached another customer and threw hot tea at him.  Community Patrol Officers arrested the accused without incident.
 Craig James HENDERSON, 27 years of Scotland is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with an Officer in Charge Undertaking.

Type: Break and Enter and Theft
Incident: 17- 32150, 17-47040, 17-47738
Location: William Street   
Incident: On Sunday January 7, 2018 shortly before 7:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers located a male on West Street who was wanted on several outstanding warrants for break and enter and shoplifting. The accused was arrested without instant for the following incidents. On August 21, 2017 officers investigated a break and enter at a home on William Street. The home owner arrived home to find an acquaintance of his (accused) laying on a couch in the home. A rear screen window had been broken in order to gain entry.  The accused had fled the area prior to police arriving. Community Patrol Officers applied for a warrant for Break and Enter with Intent regarding the accused.
 On Friday December 8, 2017 shortly before 3:00 p.m. the accused was caught on surveillance video attending the LCBO on Market Street and selecting two bottles of liquor from a shelf, concealing the items and fleeing the store without making any attempt to purchase the merchandise.
 Later in the evening on December 8, 2017 shortly before 8:00 p.m. the accused attended the LCBO again and stole two more bottles of liquor and fled the store.  
 On December 14, 2017 the accused returned to the LCBO on Market Street and concealed two bottles of liquor on his person and fled the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise.
 On December 21, 2017 the accused attended the LCBO on Lynden Road and selected two bottles of liquor and conceal them on his person and flee the store.
 On January 6, 2018 the accused attended at the LCBO on Lynden Road and selected two bottles of liquor
 Jacob William Minshall 31 years of Brantford is changed with Break and Enter with Intent, Theft under $5,000.00 X5 and Possession under $5,000.00 X5.
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Impaired Driving
Incident: 18-796
Location: Dunsdon Street and Buchannan Street
Incident: On Sunday January 7, 2017 shortly before 7:00 a.m. a two vehicle collision took place at the intersection at Dunsdon Street and Buchannan Street. One of the vehicles drivers exited the vehicle and fled on foot towards Brantwood Park Road. Officers searched the area and located the driver at his home a short distance away. 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 over the legal limit.  The accused a 26 yr old Brantford man is charged with; Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired and
Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit, Fail to Remain at the Scene of a Collision under the Highway Traffic Act. The accused was also a novice G2 driver who is required to have a blood alcohol concentration of zero when operating a motor vehicle. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear.  
 
 
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

Jan 8, 2018


Type: Robbery
Incident: 18-797
Location: Clarence Street - Petro Canada Gas Bar
Incident: On January 7, 2018 at around 8:30 a.m. a lone male entered the business
and demanded money from the female employee. The suspect fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, mid-twenties, slim build, approximately 5?10 wearing a black toque and scarf covering the lower portion of his face. 
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

 
Crime Prevention Tips ? Robbery

*Stay alert and know who is in your business and where they are. Watch for customers who hang around the store without buying anything. Be aware of suspicious activity outside of your store. If in doubt call police!

* Make it a habit of greeting customers when they enter your business, ask them if you can assist them. A potential robber does not want attention drawn to them.

* Keep your store well-lit inside and out, and windows unobstructed.

* Keep small amounts of cash in the till. Avoid receiving large bills from customers, making it a point to say you don?t keep large amounts of cash on hand.

* Install a panic or robbery alarm, and if your store is equipped with video surveillance ensure that at each start of the day the video equipment is operating properly.

* If you are being robbed, do not panic, take deep breaths. Your personal safety is much more important than any merchandise or money.

* Listen closely to what the robber is saying do not resist, do not make any sudden moves, and do not follow the robber out of the store. Call 911 immediately.

How can I assist with the Police Investigation?

*Call 911 immediately! Stay Alert.

*Lock your doors, make any observation if the robber fled on foot or jumped into an awaiting car.

*Do not touch anything; do not clean up anything if a mess was made during the robbery.

* Try and remember the description of the robber, the height, the weight, and any distinguishing characteristics such as tattoos, piercing, scars, and accents.
 
* Try to remember the exact words spoken by the robber.

* If a weapon is used you will be asked later to describe the weapon.

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Crime Brief - January 4, 2018

Jan 4, 2018

Type: Suspend Drive
Incident: 18-00248
Location: St Paul Ave and Brant Ave
Incident:   On Wednesday January 3, 2018 shortly after 2:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle at the intersection of St Paul Ave and Brant Ave.  Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and spoke to the driver.  Upon speaking to the driver he was unable to provide his licence or any other documents for the vehicle.  Further investigation revealed that the diver?s, drivers licence was currently suspended.  A 34 year old Brantford male is charged with Drive While Under Suspension, Disobey Sign and Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act.  He is also charged with Fail to Surrender Insurance Card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.     

Type: Theft
Incident: 18-00267
Location: Colborne Street East (600 Block)
Incident:   On Wednesday January 3, 2018 a resident on Colborne Street East reported their bicycle stolen.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) cut the lock and stole a Giant Hybrid bicycle that was locked outside the resident.  

Type: Attempt Theft of Motor Vehicle
Incident: 18-00277
Location: Bury Court
Incident:   On Wednesday January 3, 2018 a business on Bury Court reported the attempt theft of a vehicle parked in the parking lot.  On January 2, 2018 sometime after 7:00 p.m. unknown person(s) attempted to steal a vehicle parked in a parking lot.  The door lock was damaged and the vehicle entered.  The suspect(s) were unable to take the vehicle.        

Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 18-00415 
Location: Brant Ave
Incident: On Thursday January 4, 2018 a break and enter was reported on Brant Ave.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) broke into a storage container on the property.  At the time of the report it was unknown what was taken. 

Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 18-00424 
Location: Sherwood Drive
Incident: On Thursday January 4, 2018 a break and enter was reported on Sherwood Drive.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) entered into a building complex and broke into the laundry room.  Laundry machines were entered and money taken. 
 
            

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Crime Brief - January 3, 2018

Jan 3, 2018

Type:  Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 18-00128
Location: Erie Ave
Incident:   On Monday January 2, 2018 a business on Erie Ave reported there compound was entered.  Unknown person(s) had entered there secure compound over the weekend and broke into work vehicles.  Reported taken was tools.

Type:  Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 18-00129
Location: Alfred Street
Incident:   On Monday January 2, 2018 a resident on Alfred Street reported their residence was broken into.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) broke into the residence and took money and medication.      

Type:  Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 18-00007 
Location: Wellington Street
Incident: On Tuesday January 2, 2018 a resident on Wellington Street reported that their vehicle had been entered.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) had entered and ransacked the vehicle.  Reported taken was identification, bank and credit cards. 

 
            

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