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Operation Impact 2019:Your actions have impact

Oct 10, 2019

Brantford, ON, October 10, 2019–Operation Impact 2019 is a public education campaign taking place from October 11th to 14th, 2019. The goal is to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world by promoting safe driving behaviours.

The Brantford Police Service makes educating the public in safe driving practices a road safety priority.  An essential part of our job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways.  This year we will focus on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and all road users at risk of fatal or serious injury collisions.  Our enforcement initiative will focus on impaired driving, seat belt use and all aspects related to aggressive driving including speeding and distracted driving. 

This is one way the Brantford Police Service is helping to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to prevent collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. "Your actions have impact”. This is the theme for this year’s campaign. Don’t let the impact of your choices be a collision on our roads.


The Brantford Police Service is committed to maintaining
road safety through enforcement and education.

Three People Arrested in Home Invasion

Oct 9, 2019

Incident #19-39105 

Brantford Police Service has charged three people in relation to a home invasion last night on Colborne Street.  

On Tuesday October 8, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Colborne Street, Brantford.  Three people had broken into the residence and threatened the three residences inside.  One suspect claimed to be armed with a firearm; however no firearm was seen or brandished.  One victim was targeted by the three suspects; he was able to flee the residence to safety.   The three suspects chased after the victim and then fled the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the three male victims who were not injured as a result of the incident.  Officers were able to contain the area and located the three suspects a short distance away.  All three suspects were arrested without incident.  A firearm was not located and is not believed to have been involved in this incident.  While dealing with the three accused, one was found to be in possession of $1000 worth of suspected cocaine and a second accused was found to be in possession of $1000 worth of suspected fentanyl. 

As a result of the investigation three males have been arrested and are facing a number of Criminal Code charges. 

Brandon Emmett WHALEN 20 y.o. male from Brantford

1. Break, enter and commit, contrary to section 348(1)(b) Criminal Code of Canada

2.    Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267 Criminal Code of Canada
 
3. Utter threats to cause death, contrary to section 264.1(a) Criminal Code of
Canada

4. Possession for the purpose, contrary to section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and
Substances Act x2

Jamie David MACNEILL 18 y.o. male from Brantford

1.   Break, enter and commit, contrary to section 348(1)(b) Criminal Code of Canada

2.      Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267 Criminal Code of Canada

3.      Utter threats to cause death, contrary to section 264.1(a) Criminal Code of 
         Canada

4.      Breach probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) Criminal Code of Canada

5.      Possession for the purpose, contrary to section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and  
         Substances Act

Cameron Douglas GREIVES 19 y.o. male from Brantford

1. Break, enter and commit, contrary to section 348(1)(b) Criminal Code of Canada

2.    Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267 Criminal Code of Canada

2. Utter threats to cause death, contrary to section 264.1(a) Criminal Code of Canada

This is not believed to be a random act of violence. 

The BPS Major Crime Unit with the assistance of the Task Force is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information or anyone who may have home security video footage in the area is asked to contact police or contact Det. Chad Francis of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.      

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Update - Brantford Police Investigate a Home Invasion

Oct 8, 2019

Update

Brantford Police Service have charged two males and are looking for a third suspect that were involved in a Home Invasion Robbery last night. 

On Monday October 7, 2019 at approximately 9:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Sarah Street, Brantford.  Three people had broken into the residence and were armed with firearms.  Four people were in their residence at the time and one victim was assaulted.  Three suspects fled the scene on foot.  Community Patrol Officers with the assistance of Woodstock Police K9 Unit attended to the area where they located the victims.  One victim was treated by Emergency Medical Services for minor injuries.  Officers and Police K9 conducted a search and a track of the area where they were able to locate and arrest two suspects without incident.  The two accused were located hiding on nearby properties a short distance away.  A third suspect is still outstanding.

Gunshots were fired outside the residence by the accused as they were fleeing the area.  

This is not believed to be a random act of violence. 

On Tuesday October 8, 2019 Brantford Police Service with the assistance of Guelph Police Service K9 conducted a ground search and located two firearms a short distance away from the residence. 

 

 As a result of the investigation two males have been charged and are facing numerous Criminal Code Offences. 

Accused #1 – Gideon BONSU a 26 y.o male from Brampton

Robbery S.344 1(b) CC

Assault with a weapon S.267(a) CC

Careless use of a firearm S.86(1) CC

Pointing a firearm S.87(1) CC

Discharging firearm- Recklessness S. 244.2(1)(b) CC

Possession of weapons dangerous S.88 CC


Accused #2 – Terence WATSON a 33 y.o. male from Mississauga

Robbery S.344 1(b) CC

Assault with a weapon S.267(a) CC

Careless use of a firearm S.86(1) CC

Pointing a firearm S.87(1) CC

Discharging firearm- Recklessness S. 244.2(1)(b) CC

Possession of weapons dangerous S.88 CC

Breach of Recognizance.  S.145(3) CC

Possession contrary to court order S. 117.01(1) CC

Accused #3 – outstanding


The BPS Major Crime Unit with the assistance of the Task Force is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information or anyone who may have home security video footage in the area is asked to contact police or contact Det. Kevin Cabral of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.      

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

 

Brantford Police Investigate a Home Invasion

Oct 8, 2019

Brantford Police Service has charged two males and is seeking another suspect that were involved in a Home Invasion Robbery last night. 

On Monday October 7, 2019 at approximately 9:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Sarah Street, Brantford.  Three people had broken into the residence and were armed with firearms.  Four people were in their residence at the time and one victim was assaulted.  Three suspects fled the scene on foot.  Community Patrol Officers with the assistance of Woodstock Police K9 Unit attended to the area where they located the victims.  One victim was treated by Emergency Medical Services for minor injuries.  Officers and Police K9 conducted a search and a track of the area where they were able to locate and arrest two suspects without incident.  The two accused were located hiding on nearby properties a short distance away.  A third suspect is still outstanding.

Gunshots were fired outside the residence by the accused as they were fleeing the area.  

Accused #1 – 26 y.o male from Brampton

Accused #2 – 33 y.o. male from Mississauga

Accused #3 – outstanding

This is not believed to be a random act of violence. 

The BPS Major Crime Unit with the assistance of the Task Force is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information or anyone who may have home security video footage in the area is asked to contact police or contact Det. Kevin Cabral of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.      

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

Crime Brief - October 2, 2019

Oct 2, 2019

Type:   Break and Enter – Commercial
Incident:  19-338021
Location:   Dalhousie Street  
Incident: On Tuesday October 1, 2019 at approximately 4:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a Break and Enter on Dalhousie Street.  Security Officers located a commercial building under construction that had been entered and it was believed that the person(s) may still be inside.  Community Patrol Officers attended and checked the business where they located one suspect inside.  The suspect male was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of tools used to enter the building and secure compound.  A 28 year old Brantford male has been charged with Break and Enter with Intent and Possession of Break-in Instruments. 

Type:   Weapon
Incident:  19-38004
Location:   King George Road  
Incident: On Monday September 30, 2019 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a call on King George Road.  An unknown male was seen in a nearby plaza holding what appeared to be a handgun.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the suspect male.  The male was arrested without incident and was found to be in possession of a black imitation handgun as well as a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by two court orders with conditions that he was contravening.  As a result of the investigation a 34 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Weapon Dangerous, Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.       

Type:   Weapon
Incident:  19-37490
Location:  Market Street  
Incident:  On Friday September 27. 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a disturbance call on Market Street.  An unknown male was on the sidewalk yelling and waving a pocket knife around in the air.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and spoke to the male.  Officers were able to calm the male and he was arrested without incident.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 37 year old Cambridge male is charged with Possession of Weapons Dangerous and Breach of Recognizance under the Criminal Code.        

Type:   Break and Enter – Residential 
Incident:  19-37745
Location:   Anderson Road 
Incident:   On Sunday September 29, 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the area of Anderson Road and Munro Circle.  An unknown vehicle was observed in the area of new houses that were under construction.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle.  Officers observed the front door to a new house under construction was open.   In searching the residence an unknown male was located in the basement.  The male was arrested without incident and was found to be in possession of break-in instruments.  A 55 year old Brantford male is charged with Break and Enter with Intent and Possession of Break-In Instruments under the Criminal Code.    
                   
Type:    Weapon 
Incident:  19- 37579
Location:  Dalhousie Street    
Incident:  On Friday September 27, 2019 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call in the area of Dalhousie Street and Queen St.  Two males had been seen arguing when one of the males pulled a knife.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim.  He advised that he had gotten into an argument with the suspect when the suspect brandished a knife and they fled the area.  The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.  Through investigation Officers were able to confirm the identity of the suspect who was located and arrested a short time later without incident.  A 17 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Possession of Weapon Dangerous under the Criminal Code.    
 
 
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