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Brantford Police Continue to Investigate Double Homicide

Jul 19, 2019

Inc #19-27097

Update #2

On Thursday July 18, 2019 at approximately 7:55 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a shooting at an address on Park Road South.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the address where they located the residents Larry Reynolds 64 years and Lynn VanEvery 62 years who were both suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victims were treated at the scene by emergency medical services however succumb to their injuries. 

The victims of this double homicide Larry Reynolds and Lynn VanEvery were husband and wife and did reside at the residence.  There were other individuals in the residence at the time of the incident that were not injured.  The number of people in the residence is not being released at this time. 

The Major Crime Unit has continued to investigate this incident and as part of the investigation two vehicles were identified as being in and leaving the area.  A vehicle was located on Rowanwood Ave. 

Two vehicles have been identified as being in the area at the time of the incident.  They are describerd as:
 
#1   Black Chrysler 300 4 door black, Shiny chrome trim around the doors. It had "10 spoke” shiny chrome rims with "blacked out” windows with black door handles. 

#2  Dark grey or black vehicle – make and model are still being investigated. 

A suspect male has also been identified as being in the area and is described as:
 
Suspect #1 male, wearing all black with a balaclava covering his face. 

At this point in the investigation it is still unknown how many people were involved in this incident.  As information becomes available it will be provided.

This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence, the investigation is still ongoing to determine the reason behind this targeted attack. 

 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence.      

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

On Thursday July 18, 2019 at approximately 7:55 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a shooting at an address on Park Road South.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the address where they located the residents Larry Reynolds 64 years and Lynn VanEvery 62 years who were both suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victims were treated at the scene by emergency medical services however succumb to their injuries. 

The Major Crime Unit has continued to investigate this incident throughout the day.  As part of the investigation a vehicle was identified as leaving the area and has since been located on Rowanwood Ave. 

The Brantford Police Service is currently receiving assistance from Forensic Identification Units from the O.P.P and Woodstock Police Service.  The investigation into this incident will continue throughout the day and residents can expect to see a police presence at both locations.     

Brantford Police Investigating Homicide - Update

Jul 18, 2019

Inc #19-27097

Update

On Thursday July 18, 2019 at approximately 7:55 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a shooting at an address on Park Road South.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the address where they located the residents Larry Reynolds 64 years and Lynn VanEvery 62 years who were both suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victims were treated at the scene by emergency medical services however succumb to their injuries. 

The Major Crime Unit has continued to investigate this incident throughout the day.  As part of the investigation a vehicle was identified as leaving the area and has since been located on Rowanwood Ave. 

The Brantford Police Service is currently receiving assistance from Forensic Identification Units from the O.P.P and Woodstock Police Service.  The investigation into this incident will continue throughout the day and residents can expect to see a police presence at both locations.    

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence.      

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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The Brantford Police Service is currently investigating a double homicide that took place this morning at approximately 7:55 a.m. at an address on Park Road South, Brantford.

On Thursday July 18, 2019 at approximately 7:55 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a shooting at an address on Park Road South.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located a male and female victim who were both suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victims were treated by emergency medical services however succumb to their injuries. The names of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Members of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit are currently investigation the incident.  The area will be closed to the public for some time as the investigation continues.  This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence.     

Announcement of new Deputy Chief, Jason Saunders

Jul 18, 2019

The Brantford Police Services Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Saunders as the new Deputy Chief of the Brantford Police Service.  This appointment concludes an extensive internal and external search for an individual who will fulfill the mission and vision of the Service in supporting the new Chief.

Jason currently serves as an Inspector with the Brantford Police Service. "Throughout his career, Jason has demonstrated a passion and commitment to serve the community and members of the Service”, said Vince Bucci, Chair of the Brantford Police Services Board.  "Please join me in congratulating Jason on this well deserved appointment.”
 
Read the full press release here!

Brantford Police Investigating Double Homicide

Jul 18, 2019

Inc #19-27097

The Brantford Police Service is currently investigating a double homicide that took place this morning at approximately 7:55 a.m. at an address on Park Road South, Brantford.

On Thursday July 18, 2019 at approximately 7:55 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a shooting at an address on Park Road South.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located a male and female victim who were both suffering from gunshot wounds.  The victims were treated by emergency medical services however succumb to their injuries. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Members of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit are currently investigation the incident.  The area will be closed to the public for some time as the investigation continues.  This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence.     


Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.  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

Brantford Police requesting assistance in identifying a male

Jul 17, 2019

BR19025739
The Brantford Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male.
On Monday July 8, 2019 the Brantford Police Service responded to a call of a Sexual Assault at Earl Haig Park on Market Street, Brantford. The investigation involved a 20 year old female and an unknown male. The victim was not physically injured in the incident. Police are trying to identify a male who is believed to have information relating to this investigation. The male is described as a white male, between 30-40 years of age, bald, no shirt, wearing dark colored shorts. The male was carrying a blue bag with a green shirt over his shoulder. The male may have left the area in a red midsized car.
 
 

Anyone with information on this male is encouraged to contact Det. Mike Aasla of the Criminal Investigation Section at 519-756-7050 ext. 3001.

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Crime Brief - July 16, 2019

Jul 16, 2019

Type:   Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:  19- 26575
Location:   Colborne Street 
Incident:    On Sunday July 14, 2019 just after 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling the wrong way down Colborne Street approaching Queen Street.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  As Officers spoke to the driver they observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over two times the limit. As a result of the investigation a 27 year old Burford male was charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                    

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:  19-26284
Location:   King George Road
Incident: On Friday July 12, 2019 just after 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a call about a possible impaired driver on King George Road.  A male had been at a business on King George Road, he had left on foot but returned a short time later and was seen driving away.  Community Patrol Officers observed the vehicle driving on King George Road and performed a traffic stop.  While speaking to the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was issued a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  A 53 year old Brantford male is charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    

Type:   Assault
Incident:  19-26274
Location:   Alfred Street 
Incident: On Thursday July 11, 2019 just after 11:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at a residence on Alfred Street.  A group of people had been at the residence when a verbal argument broke out.  One of the people involved in the argument punched one of the others involved in the face.  He then pulled out a set of brass knuckles and threatened to physically harm the victim.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the parties involved.  The accused was arrested without incident.  The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.  As a result of the investigation a 44 year old Brantford male has been charged with Assault, Possession of Weapons Dangerous and Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm under the Criminal Code.      
 
Type:   Impaired – Alcohol  
Incident:  19-26290
Location:   Phelps Road 
Incident:    On Friday July 12, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a single vehicle collision on Phelps Road.  A vehicle had been travelling down Phelps Road when it left the roadway, flipped over and came to rest in the ditch.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle however the driver was not present.  While investigating the collision the driver contacted police and advised that he had been in an accident after trying to avoid an animal.  Officers spoke to the driver who showed signs of impairment and was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  A 25 year old Brantford male has been charged with 80 Plus and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 


Type:   Impaired – Drug  
Incident:  19-26303
Location:  Alfred Street 
Incident:  On Friday July 12, 2019 just after 9:00 a.m. Branford Police Service received a call about a female driver passed out at the steering wheel of her vehicle which was parked blocking the sidewalk at an address on Alfred Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and the female driver.  The vehicle was still running and was blocking the sidewalk. Officers were able to successfully turn the vehicle off and spoke to the female driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment and the driver was given a standard field sobriety test.  As a result of the test the driver was arrested and given a demand for a Drug Evaluation Test and transported to the Brantford Police Service.  As a result of the Drug Evaluation the accused was charged.  While dealing with the accused she was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected crack cocaine.  As a result of the investigation a 43 year old Brantford woman is charged with Impaired Operation – Drug and Breach of Undertaking Under the Criminal Code.  She is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    
 

 
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Homicide Investigation

Jul 9, 2019

Inc. #19-25694

July 9th, 2019


On Monday July 8, 2019 at approximately 3:25 AM Brantford Police Service responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of Colborne Street West.
Brantford Police Service officers located a male who was suffering from a significant injury. The unidentified male appeared to be between 20 and 30 years of age.

Brant County Ambulance immediately attended, however the male had succumbed to his injury.

The Brantford Police Service is investigating this matter as a homicide.

Further information will be provided at a later time.  The investigation is in its infancy.

UPDATE - 1

The Brantford Police Service is looking for any information on a 2015 Toyota MTL 4 door white in colour motor vehicle bearing Ontario licence plate CAXR-012.  Members of the public are strongly advised not to approach this vehicle, but are asked to contact police immediately.

UPDATE – 2

The Brantford Police Service continues to investigate a homicide that occurred July 8, 2019 at approximately 3:25 AM.

The victim has been identified as Coby Carter, 22 years of age, from Hamilton, Ontario.

The Brantford Police Service believe that the homicide was a planned and deliberate act. 

The 2015 Toyota MTL 4 door white in colour motor vehicle bearing Ontario licence plate CAXR-012 has been located.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Constable Matt Roberts at 51-756-7050 ext. 2403 or Detective Constable AJ Snively at 51-756-7050 ext. 2271.

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

Announcement of new Chief, Robert A. (Rob) Davis

Jul 9, 2019

Following a comprehensive and lengthy nationwide search, the Brantford Police Services Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert (Rob) Davis as the new Chief of the Brantford Police Service. During the search, the Board had the opportunity to meet several talented and committed police executives from within the Brantford Service as well as other Services across the country.
 
"It was evident during Rob Davis’ interviews with the Board that he is passionate about public service and community safety” said Vince Bucci, Police Services Board Chair. "We welcome him to the Brantford Police Service, and are confident he will be an excellent fit and exemplary leader for our community.”
 
Read the full press release here!

T.I.C.K. Program

Jul 8, 2019


For Immediate Release

Follow-up to Brantford Expositor publication of article on Saturday November 24, 2019 Page A3

T.I.C.K. Program Success

Brantford, ON – The T.I.C.K. Board of Directors is pleased to share the successful delivery of the enhanced K.I.D.S. (Knowledge, Issues, Decisions, and Supports) Program.

From November 2018 to May 2019 the community collaborative delivered all six modules of the program to 1,318 students in all 42 City of Brantford elementary schools in both the Grand Erie District School Board and Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. 

The new program format started in November 2018, and is a partnership of Brantford Police Service, the Children’s Safety Village, Brant County Health Unit, Grand Erie District School Board, and Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. 

The K.I.D.S. program is a series of learning experiences supporting safe and healthy lifestyle choices, and decision making. The program is offered to all Grade 6 classes at the Children’s Safety Village, and is led by the Elementary School Resource Officer. A Public Health Nurse visits the class before and after to deliver the initial and final modules of the program. 

"A total of 1,318 students participated – that is truly a great accomplishment from everyone who has been working together,” says Sgt. Jordy Schmutz, Brantford Police Services.  

"We are currently reviewing and updating our program to ensure we are keeping up with evidenced based practices and the latest trends and information,” says Sue Reid, President of T.I.C.K.  
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Media Contact: Sue Reid, info@tickbrantford.ca 

Homicide Investigation

Jul 8, 2019

Inc. #19-25694

July 8th, 2019


On Monday July 8, 2019 at approximately 3:25 AM Brantford Police Service responded to reports of a shooting in the 100 block of Colborne Street West.
Brantford Police Service officers located a male who was suffering from a significant injury. The unidentified male appeared to be between 20 and 30 years of age.
Brant County Ambulance immediately attended, however the male had succumbed to his injury.
Brantford Police Service are investigating this matter as a homicide.
Further information will be provided at a later time.  The investigation is in its infancy.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Constable AJ Snively at 51-756-7050 ext. 2271.

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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