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Crime Brief - November 7, 2018

Nov 7, 2018

Type:  Disturbance
Incident: 18-43956
Location: Westgate Circle   
Incident: On Monday November 5, 2018 just before 8:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a male who was in the area of Westgate Circle, yelling and screaming, carrying a large stick causing a disturbance.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male.  The male was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound court order with conditions.  A 37 year old Brantford male has been charged with Possession of Weapon Dangerous, Cause a Disturbance, Breach of Probation and Breach of Court Order under the Criminal Code of Canada.  He is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. 

Type:  Disturbance    
Incident: 18-44024
Location: Grey Street  
Incident:  On Tuesday November 6, 2018 just before 12:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance at an address on Grey Street.  An unknown male and female were involved in a verbal argument when the female went inside the male kicked open the door.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the parties involved.  While speaking to the male he continued to yell, scream and cause a disturbance.  Officer attempted to arrest the male who resisted arrest and tried to fight with officers.  The male was arrested and was found to be in possession of a small amount of prescription medication (Xanax) that was not prescribed to him.  A 22 year old Brantford male has been charged with Cause a Disturbance and Assault Police under the Criminal Code and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Xanax) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 

 
Type:  Theft from Vehicle   
Incident: 18-43858
Location: St James Street  
Incident: On Monday November 5, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a report of a theft from a vehicle on St James Street.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) smashed out the rear window of the vehicle and took tools and an air compressor.    


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Search Continues For Fisherman Seen In The Grand River

Nov 6, 2018

Update - inc#18-43729

November 6, 2018
 
The Brantford Police Service, Brant County OPP, OPP Underwater Search and Recovery
Unit along with an OPP Helicopter remained in the area and on the Grand River today
and have continued to search for the male that was seen in distress. The search efforts
will be called off for today, however the investigation remains open and will be re-
evaluated on an ongoing basis. 

Brantford Police Service is appealing to the public for any information on a fisherman
that was seen struggling in the water just after 12:00 PM on Sunday November 4, 2018
near Erie Avenue, in Brantford, Ontario.

The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age.
He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.

Brantford Police Service has not received a missing person’s report involving a male, as
described above.

If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River near Erie Avenue
while fishing, please notify the Brantford Police Service.

Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the
Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.
 


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Missing Person, In or Near Grand River

Nov 6, 2018

Update 18043729 

November 5, 2018

At 4:45 p.m. search of the Grand River was concluded.

The search will resume November 6, 2018 in the daylight hours.

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November 5, 2018

Members from Brantford Police Service, Brantford Fire Department, Brant County OPP, and OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit remain in the area and on the Grand River today.

Brantford Police Service is appealing to the public for any information on a fisherman seen struggling in the water just after 12:00 PM on Sunday November 4, 2018 near Erie Avenue, in Brantford, Ontario.

The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age. He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.

Brantford Police Service has not received a missing persons report involving a male, as described above.

If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River near Erie Avenue while fishing, please immediately contact the Brantford Police Service.

Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.

 

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November 4, 2018

On Sunday November 4, 2018 just after 12:00pm the Brantford Police service received an emergency call regarding a man who had been fishing along the Grand River near Erie Avenue in the City of Brantford.

Witnesses in the area observed the man become submerged under water and called 9-1-1. 

The Brantford Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Brantford Fire Department are currently searching the river and general area for the fisherman who is missing.

The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age. He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.

Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.

If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River while fishing, please immediately contact the Brantford Police Service.

 

 

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Explosive Device Brought To Brantford Fire Department

Nov 6, 2018

Incident - BR18043875
 
At approximately 10:00 a.m., a Brantford resident who had recently cleaned out a deceased relative’s property brought what was thought to be a live mortar to Fire Hall # 3, located on Lynden Road, Brantford, Ontario.
As a safety precaution, the Brantford Fire Department and Brantford Police Service briefly evacuated the Fire Hall, until it was determined that the mortar was an antique training round.
The Fire Hall resumed normal activities at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Brantford Fire Chief Shane Caskanette confirmed that "Despite a brief evacuation of Fire Station #3, contingency plans were put in place to ensure continuity of fire protection throughout the community”. 
Brantford Police Service encourages people to contact Police as soon as a suspected military ordinance is located.  Explosives, weapons, firearms, and ammunition should never be transported to a Police station or Fire Hall but rather investigated on site where found. 
 
 

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Missing Person, In or Near Grand River

Nov 6, 2018

Update : Incident BR18043729 

Members from Brantford Police Service, Brantford Fire Department, Brant County OPP, and OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit remain in the area and on the Grand River today.
Brantford Police Service is appealing to the public for any information on a fisherman seen struggling in the water just after 12:00 PM on Sunday November 4, 2018 near Erie Avenue, in Brantford, Ontario.
The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age. He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.
Brantford Police Service has not received a missing persons report involving a male, as described above.
If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River near Erie Avenue while fishing, please immediately contact the Brantford Police Service.
Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.

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November 4, 2018
On Sunday November 4, 2018 just after 12:00pm the Brantford Police service received an emergency call regarding a man who had been fishing along the Grand River near Erie Avenue in the City of Brantford.
Witnesses in the area observed the man become submerged under water and called 9-1-1. 
The Brantford Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Brantford Fire Department are currently searching the river and general area for the fisherman who is missing.
The fisherman is described is a white male, with grey hair approximately 50 years of age. He was last seen wearing a toque and "Lumber” style jacket.
Any witnesses or other persons with information are asked to immediately contact the Brantford Police Service at 519 756-7050.
If you or anyone you know has recently fallen into the Grand River while fishing, please immediately contact the Brantford Police Service.
 


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Police Looking for Public's Assistance to Help Identify an Individual

Nov 6, 2018

 Incident #18-43532

The Brantford Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male who approached a young female on Friday, November 2nd, 2018, as she was walking to school. 

The young female had observed that she was being followed by a male in the area of Centennial-Grand Woodlands School.  The male approached the female and grabbed her by the arm, she was able to break free and run away.

The individual is described as being in his early 20’s, blonde hair shaved up to the top with green hair on top.  He was wearing black shoes, black coat and grey pants. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Cotter of the Brantford Police Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 519-756-0113 extension 2269 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

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Crime Brief - November 2, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

Type:  Drugs
Incident: 18-43267
Location: Terrace Hill Street  
Incident: On Thursday November 2, 2018 just after 11:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a suspicious male who was found in the hallway of a building on Terrace Hill Street.  The male had left when confronted by residents but was seen hanging around the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and spoke to the male.  Information received was the male was currently wanted on an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine and heroin.  A 47 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance x2 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.   

Type: Dangerous Driving    
Incident: 18-43282
Location: Chatham Street  
Incident:  On Sunday October 28, 2018 just before 10:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a business on Market Street South regarding a suspicious vehicle.  An unknown male and female had been seen in a vehicle in the parking lot and it was believed that they may be under the influence.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located the vehicle in the parking lot.  A male was seen approaching the vehicle and when he observed police he got into the vehicle and drove away at a high rate of speed.  Information was received that the licence plates attached to the vehicle had been reported stolen.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however due to public safety Officers did not engage in a pursuit.  Officers were able to identify the driver who on Thursday November 1, 2018 was located and arrested.  A 29 year old Strathroy male has been charged with Dangerous Driving, Fail To Stop, Possession of Stolen Property Under $ 5000.00 and Breach of Probation under Criminal Code of Canada.  He is also charged with Fail to Yield to Traffic on Through Highway, Drive motor vehicle- no licence and Drive while Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.
 


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Items Found In Halloween Candy

Nov 2, 2018

Inc#18-43354
Update ? November 2, 2018
On November 1, 2018 the Branford Police Service commenced an investigation into an incident in which a box of Halloween Candy may have been tampered with. 
On October 31, 2018 a child had been out trick or treating in the West Brant area of Brantford, specifically, Blackburn Drive/Conklin Road/Shellard Lane/St Patricks Drive.  Once the family arrived home, the candy was checked.  One of the packages received by the child had been opened and the original candy had been removed and replaced with an unknown substance.  The package was a DOTS Assorted Fruit Flavored Gumdrops minibox which was supposed to contain fruit flavored gumdrops.  The candy had been replaced with three small unknown white cube shaped items and the lid was pushed back together but was not fully resealed or glued.  The items located in the box may possibly be camphor which is a substance that can be unsafe if taken orally.
          
 
Brantford Police are continuing to investigate this incident as it is unknown at this time if this was an intentional act or accidental.  We are reminding individuals to continue to be vigilant and check Halloween treats given to children.  If you suspect a package has been tampered with, please contact police.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other acts of tampering are urged to call Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 
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Brantford Police are investigating an incident in which Halloween candy may have been tampered with. 
On October 31, 2018 a child had been trick or treating in the West Brant area of Brantford.  Once the family arrived home, the candy was checked.  One of the packages received by the child contained items that were not consistent with the product packaging. Police were contacted on November 1, 2018 and an investigation was commenced.

Brantford Police are reminding individuals to continue to be vigilant and check Halloween treats given to children.  If you suspect a package has been tampered with, please contact police.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other acts of tampering are urged to call Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Items Found In Halloween Candy

Nov 2, 2018

Brantford Police are investigating an incident in which Halloween candy may have been tampered with. 
On October 31, 2018 a child had been trick or treating in the West Brant area of Brantford.  Once the family arrived home, the candy was checked.  One of the packages received by the child contained items that were not consistent with the product packaging. Police were contacted on November 1, 2018 and an investigation was commenced.
Brantford Police are reminding individuals to continue to be vigilant and check Halloween treats given to children.  If you suspect a package has been tampered with, please contact police.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other acts of tampering are urged to call Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Crime Brief - November 1, 2018

Nov 1, 2018

Type:  Assault with Weapon
Incident: 18-43267
Location: Elgin Street  
Incident: On Wednesday October 31, 2018 just after 10:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a male who had been stabbed at a residence on Elgin Street.  The suspect had attended to the residence and had gotten into a verbal argument with the 37 year old male victim.  At one point during the argument the accused pulled out a knife, stabbed the victim and fled the scene.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim.  The victim was treated and transported to hospital by Emergency Medical Services.   The victim received non-life threatening injures and is recovering. The suspect and victim are known to each other.  Officers searched the area and arrested the suspect without incident.  A 44 year old Brantford male has been charged with Assault with a Weapon and Assault Cause Bodily Harm.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.         

Type: Impaired Driving    
Incident: 18-43282
Location: Chatham Street  
Incident:  On Thursday November 1, 2018 just before 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a single motor vehicle accident on Chatham Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and the driver.  A vehicle had being driving on Chatham Street when it hit a tree outside a residence.  The male driver was treated by Emergency Medical Services and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Offices spoke to the male driver who showed signs of intoxication.  The driver was arrested and given a demand to provide a sample of his breath as required by law.  The driver refused to provide a sample to police.  As a result of the investigation a 35 year old Brantford male has been charged with  Refuse to Provide Breath Sample.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.      


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