Police Looking for Public?s Assistance to Help Identify an Individual
The Branford Police Service is requesting the public?s assistance in identifying a male in the below photograph.
The male is described as a white male, in his 40?s, approximately 6? tall, brown/grey short hair, clean shaven, wearing a grey tee shirt, blue jeans and dark framed glasses. The male was last seen operating a motor vehicle described as a white, Ford Escape with tinted windows.
We are seeking the identity of this man as we believe he may have information which would be helpful to an investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 X2235.
Brantford Police Investigating a Series of Incidents
Brantford Police Service is currently investigating a series of incidents that occurred during the evening of June 19, 2018 in the East end of the City.
At approximately 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Elgin Street. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they observed the vehicle. The vehicle was identified as being reported stolen and was involved in a theft of gas at a local gas station. Officers approached the vehicle where they observed two occupants in the front seat of the vehicle. The driver proceeded to ram a marked police vehicle and fled the scene at a high rate of speed. Shortly after dealing with the vehicle Brantford Police Service received a report of three vehicles that had been set on fire on Abbott Court.
Brantford Police Service received further information that a suspicious vehicle had been seen around the area of the Lynden Park Mall. Community Patrol Officers attended and investigation revealed that another vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot and was seen leaving East Bound on Lynden Road. Officers observed smoke coming from a vehicle fire on Bodine Drive and discovered that the original stolen vehicle had been set on fire. The latest stolen vehicle was seen entering a set of train tracks of off Lynden Road. A report was received that the stolen vehicle had been struck by a train and the two occupants had fled the area on foot. Officers attended to the area and with the assistance from the OPP K9 a track was conducted. During the track it was discovered that the two suspects had stolen another vehicle from a property located on McMillian Road and fled the area.
Brantford Police Service has identified two people of interest and is currently investigating this string of events and is requesting anyone with information to contact us 519-756-0113.
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
Area Evacutaed Due To A Gas Leak
It has been confirmed that a construction crew performing road work hit a natural gas line during excavation in the Banbury Rd. area.
Union Gas, Brantford Fire Department, and Brantford Police Service are on scene. Homes in the immediate area have been evacuated as a precaution.
The area is safe and gas has been turned off. Repairs are underway.
Further information will be sent out when residents can return to their homes and the relighting of natural gas appliances can begin.
On Friday June 15, 2018 at approximately 0820 AM Brantford Police Service were contacted by Brantford Fire Department about a gas leak in the 100 block of Banbury Road.
The leak may have occurred during construction.
With the assistance of Brantford Transit, Brantford Police Service and Brantford Fire Department evacuated numerous persons with the area.
Victim Services of Brant attended to assist as well.
Police are requesting that persons do not attend within the Brantwood Park Road and Banbury Road area.
Emergency services and Union Gas are on scene. It is anticipated this incident will be contained within a few hours.