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Brantford Man Charged In Historical Sexual Assault Investigation

Mar 29, 2019


Incidents (09-42494, 19-10847, 19-10848, 19-10849, 19-10850, 19-10993)


Brantford Police charge 55-year-old Brantford man with historical sexual assaults.
In the fall of 2018, the Brantford Police Service began an investigation into a complaint of a historical sexual assault that involved a young male teen. The investigation identified numerous male victims who were youths at the time of the incident(s). The victims have all identified the same Brantford man as the offender.
The youths allege that Paul FITZGERALD had befriended them between 1980 and 2015. During that time the accused is said to have provided them with drugs and alcohol. He then allegedly engaged in sexual activities with them. The sexual assaults are to have happened when the victims were between the ages of 12 - 17 years old. One of the incidents occurred as long as 35 years ago.
As a result of the police investigation, Paul Edward FITZGERALD a 55 years old male from Brantford, has been charged with 15 Criminal Code offences; including Indecent Assault on a Male, Procuring, Sexual Assault, Assault, Threatening and Uttering Threats.
Victims of Sexual Assault are encouraged to contact the Brantford Police Service, Victim Services of Brant (519-752-3140) or the Sexual Assault Center of Brant (519)751-1164.
Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Constable Chris Fleming of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Section at (519) 756-0113 ext. 2319.

Brantford Police Service is seeking identity of 2nd suspect male in Shooting Investigation.

Mar 27, 2019

Incident #19-10298

Correction - Update

 

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the shooting that took place at on March 22, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the area of Colborne Street and Park Ave.

 

Through investigation, the Major Crime Unit has been able to identify one male responsible for the shooting and has been identified as Keyshawn COMMISSIONG 19 years old, who remains outstanding.  It has been determined that a male who had earlier been linked as a suspect to the shooting, Isaiah CASTILLO 19 years old is not a suspect in this investigation.  Police are seeking the public’s assistance again with information in regards to the second suspect who is described as:

 

Suspect #2 – Non-White male 5’7”-5’9”, with a medium build, and a mustache, last seen wearing a black jacket with pink, a dark hoodie, dark baseball hat, blue jeans, black running shoes with white soles.

 

 

 


Suspect #1 - Keyshawn COMMISSIONG- 19 year old male, 5’11, 165 lbs with black hair in dreadlocks, last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants with "Champion” in white lettering and brown boots.

 
 

Anyone who has information about the suspects or who sees the suspect males is urged to contact police or 9-1-1. Do not approach the suspects as they may be in possession of a firearm.

 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit – Det. Chad Francis at 519-756-0113 ext 2272 or 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

 
 


Historical Plaque Stolen From Bell Memorial Park Has Been Successfully Located

Mar 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

The Brantford Police Service has continued the investigation into the stolen Historical Plaque since it was reported missing on March 20, 2019 from the monument at Bell Memorial Park located on West Street. 

On March 25, 2019 just before 5:30 p.m. the Brantford Police Service received information about the whereabouts of a historical plaque. Community Patrol Officers following up on that information located and verified that it was the stolen Historical Plaque from Bell Memorial Park.  The plaque was located still fully intact, with minor damage to one corner.  The plaque was recovered and has since been returned to the City of Brantford.  The investigation remains open and no charges have been laid at this time.

The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public and our media partners for their assistance in this investigation in spreading the word about the plaques disappearance. Together we can build a stronger and safer community.     

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March 20, 2019

The Brantford Police Service is currently investigating the theft of a Historical Plaque from the monument at Bell Memorial Park. 

On Wednesday March 20, 2019 the Brantford Police Service was notified of the theft by City of Brantford Employees.  The Historical Plaque had been forcefully removed from the monument.   The Historical Plaque was in reference to the work of Walter S. Allward for the Bell Telephone Memorial Association and is dated 1917.    

 

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision-2 Pedestrians struck

Mar 25, 2019

On March 25, 2019 at approximately 8:07am, members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a serious motor vehicle collision involving 2 pedestrians having been struck in the area of Colborne Street at Clarence Street. Members of Brantford Fire and Brant/Brantford paramedics also attended to assist with the injured parties. 

Preliminary investigation suggests two 20 year old females were struck by a pick- up truck at this location.  Both females were transported to Hamilton General Hospital where they remain with serious injuries.  The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured. 

The area of Colborne Street and Clarence Street will remain closed for most of the afternoon while investigators from the Collision Reconstruction Unit continue their investigation. 

Several witnesses came forth at the scene, however, the Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Jeremy Morton at 519-756-0113

Brantford Police Service seeking suspect male and assistance from the public to help identify 2nd suspect in shooting investigation.

Mar 22, 2019

Incident #19-10298

Update

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the shooting that took place at around 1:00 p.m. in the area of Colborne Street and Park Ave.

Through investigation, the BPS Major Crime Unit has identified one male believed to be responsible in the shooting investigation and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a second suspect male involved with this incident. 

Suspect #1 -  Keyshawn COMMISSIONG- 20 years old, non-white male, 5’11, 165 lbs with black hair in dreadlocks, last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants with "Champion” in white lettering and brown boots.

 

Suspect #2 – Non-White male 5’7” to 5’9” with a medium build and a mustache, last seen wearing a black jacket with pink, a dark hoodie, dark baseball hat, blue jeans, black running shoes with white soles.       

  
 

 

Anyone who has information about the suspects or who sees the suspect males is urged to contact police or 9-1-1.  Do not approach the suspects as they may be in possession of a firearm. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit – Det. Chad Francis at 519-756-0113 ext 2272 or 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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On Friday March 22, 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. the Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a shooting that occurred in the area of Colborne Street and Park Ave.  Community Patrol Officers responded to the scene where they located a male who suffered from an apparent gunshot wound.  The male was transported to hospital with serious injuries. 

The Brantford Police Service-Major Crime Unit is continuing the investigation into the shooting and believe that this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence. 

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the Brant County OPP and the Hamilton Police Service for the assistance they provided in their respective jurisdictions with regards to this matter.  The investigation is continuing within Brantford.   

 

Shoot Investigation - Update

Mar 22, 2019

Update

Inc#19-10298

On Friday March 22, 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. the Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a shooting that occurred in the area of Colborne Street and Park Ave.  Community Patrol Officers responded to the scene where they located a male who suffered from an apparent gunshot wound.  The male was transported to hospital with serious injuries. 

The Brantford Police Service-Major Crime Unit is continuing the investigation into the shooting and believe that this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence. 

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the Brant County OPP and the Hamilton Police Service for the assistance they provided in their respective jurisdictions with regards to this matter.  The investigation is continuing within Brantford.   

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit – Det. Chad Francis at 519-756-0113 ext 2272 or 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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March 22, 2019

On Friday March 22, 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. the Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a shooting that occurred in the area of Colborne Street and Park Ave.  Community Patrol Officers responded to the scene where they located a male who suffered gunshot wounds.  The male was transported to hospital.  

The Brantford Police Service is actively investigating this incident.    

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service 519-756-0113 or 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

 

Shooting Investigation

Mar 22, 2019

On Friday March 22, 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. the Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a shooting that occurred in the area of Colborne Street and Park Ave.  Community Patrol Officers responded to the scene where they located a male who suffered gunshot wounds.  The male was transported to hospital.  

The Brantford Police Service is actively investigating this incident.    

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service 519-756-0113 or 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

CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS MOVEMENT,50 DAYS OUT FROM THE INAUGURAL INVITATIONAL YOUTH GAMES, WITH A GOAL TO RAISE $50,000 ACROSS THE PROVINCE

Mar 21, 2019

                      

 

Community supporting local athletes by helping them get to the world stage!

BRANTFORD, March 25, 2019 – Local community supporters in 50 communities across the province, are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics movement.  The Brantford Police Service is one of those communities that is raising awareness of the celebration, and in support of local high school athletes who are 50 days away from competing at the inaugural 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games (IYG).

Together with other longstanding supporters such as the Knights of Columbus, communities are hosting a flag raising ceremony, send off celebration and raising awareness of the Draft an Athlete campaign to help successfully draft local athletes who will be competing on the world stage May 14-17 in Toronto. The local school that has qualified to date for these games is Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School who will be competing in traditional basketball.

Today’s provincial goal across all 50 celebrating communities is to raise $50,000 to go towards the Draft an Athlete campaign. Every $1,000 raised drafts an athlete competing at the games with 100% of the contribution helping to fund travel, accommodation, food and competition costs.

The IYG are among several events marking the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics worldwide. These games will break new ground, hosting athletes with and without intellectual disabilities who will compete against and alongside each other.

Qualifying is actively underway and will continue through to April in time for the games. Campaign organizers estimate the final draft will include over 200 teams and 300 individual athletes including from across Canada, US and Internationally. All sports will offer two types of team divisions: a traditional division (in which all athletes on the team have an intellectual disability), and a Unified division (in which athletes with and without an intellectual disability will have the opportunity to compete on the same team).

The Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games, held in Toronto May 14-17, 2019, will unite 2,500 student athletes (ages 13-21), with and without intellectual disabilities, from around the world, and their coaches.  Hosted by the Toronto Police Service, with the support of the Province and the City

of Toronto, the #YouthGames2019 will create a worldwide sporting and communal legacy during the 50th Anniversary year of the Special Olympics movement


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Shane Seibert Cst.
Media Relations Officer
Brantford Police Service
sseibert@police.brantford.on.ca
519-756-0113 ext. 2204

Jasmina Vranesevic
Marketing and Communications Specialist, 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth games
jasminav@youthgames2019.com
(m) 905-746-3653

Historical Plaque Stolen From Bell Memorial Park

Mar 20, 2019

The Brantford Police Service is currently investigating the theft of a Historical Plaque from the monument at Bell Memorial Park. 

On Wednesday March 20, 2019 the Brantford Police Service was notified of the theft by City of Brantford Employees.  The Historical Plaque had been forcefully removed from the monument.   The Historical Plaque was in reference to the work of Walter S. Allward for the Bell Telephone Memorial Association and is dated 1917.    

Brantford Police Service is asking the public for their assistance in recovering the stolen plaque and anyone with information is encouraged at 519-756-0113 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-TIPS. 

Suspicious Fire

Mar 20, 2019

On Monday March 18, 2019, the Brantford Police Service attended a commercial property fire at 666 Colborne Street, Brantford, shortly after 2:30 p.m. The Brantford Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire. The fire has been deemed suspicious.

The commercial property was formerly a hotel but has not been in operation for an extended period of time. An investigation into the fire found there were no signs of anyone staying in the building when it started, nor was there anyone affected by the fire.

Anyone with information about the fire should contact Detective Kevin Cabral at 519-756-7050 ext. 2206 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to leave an anonymous tip.

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