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Brantford Male Arrested for Armed Carjacking

Sep 19, 2020

Incident # 20-36630

On Friday, September 18th, 2020 at approximately 9:00 pm Brantford Police Service 9-1-1 dispatch received a call from a 26 year old male to report that he had just been robbed at gun point on Chatham Street. 
 
The victim reported he had been assaulted by a male suspect who then pointed a firearm at him, and stole the victim’s vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Camry. The suspect was unknown to the victim and the violent encounter was unprovoked. 
 
At approximately 12:30 am, Saturday, September 19th, 2020, Brantford Police located the victim’s vehicle parked at a Colborne Street motel. Investigation revealed that the accused was within a room at the motel.
 
Members of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team recovered the stolen vehicle and successfully arrested the accused at approximately 2:18am. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 26 year old male from Brantford is charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Robbery with a firearm
  • Point firearm
  • Weapons dangerous
  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Possession stolen property over $5,000 
  • Breach probation
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34 YEAR OLD MALE ARRESTED ON 48 FIREARM RELATED CHARGES

Sep 17, 2020

Incident # 20-34504

On Friday, September 4, 2020 at approximately 3:26 pm, Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to report a male suspect, believed to be in possession of a firearm. The suspect was witnessed driving a vehicle with a female passenger in the area of Clarence Street and Colborne Street.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle, a 2006 black Cadillac Escalade, was previously reported stolen from the Region of Halton.

At approx. 6 pm, officers identified the suspect vehicle in a parking lot located at Brant Ave and Church Street. The vehicle was occupied by the accused driver and female passenger. When officers conducted a traffic stop, the accused attempted to flee the scene, striking a residential fence and staircase with the vehicle. The vehicle, fence, and staircase all sustained extensive damage. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was not pursued by police due to public safety concerns.                                                                    

As the investigation continued, at approx. 8:00 pm, officers located the stolen vehicle abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment building on Tollgate Road. Officers recovered seven firearms from the vehicle, which had been reported stolen from a prior break and enter in Wellington County.  

The investigation also revealed that the accused was also currently bound by five Criminal Code driving prohibitions. The accused was identified by officers and arrested by members of the Six Nations Police Service on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

As a result of the investigation, Lorne Melvin GENERAL, 34 years of age from Ohsweken, is charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:

  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000  X 7
  • Pointing a Firearm X2
  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose X2
  • Careless Use of Firearm X2
  • Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm X7
  • Adult Firearm or Weapon Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order X7
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm X7
  • Unauthorized Possession in Motor Vehicle X7
  • Operation While Prohibited X5

The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the Six Nations Police Service for their assistance in this investigation. 

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CRIME BRIEF

Sep 17, 2020

Type:                   Impaired- Alcohol
Location:           Forest Road      
Incident:            20-35776

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at approximately 1:20 a.m. Brantford Police responded to a call from a concerned citizen who observed a vehicle strike a tree then flee the scene. The vehicle was described as a small, white, four-door car occupied by a driver and one passenger.  

Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where remnants of automobile parts were found alongside the uprooted tree. 

The suspect vehicle, accused driver, and passenger were located by Community Patrol Officers in a nearby parking lot on Colborne Street East. The registered owner, later identified as the accused, had contacted the Brantford Police Station to falsely report that his vehicle had been stolen.

During the investigation, Community Patrol Officers received conflicting stories from the two individuals involved, as each claimed the other was driving at the time of the accident. While speaking with the individuals, Officers observed signs of impairment. Both parties were arrested and transported to the station to provide samples of breath as required by law. Samples provided were over the legal limit.

As a result of the investigation,

A 20 year old male from Brantford is charged with:

  • Novice Driver, Blood Alcohol Concentration Above 0 under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Suspension of licence for three days and the vehicle impounded for seven days, and

A 20 year old male from Brantford was charged with:    

  • Careless Driving, Under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Novice Driver, Blood Alcohol Concentration Above 0 under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Suspension of licence for three days

 

Type:                   Assault with Weapon
Location:           Dalhousie Street      
Incident:           20-35371 

On Thursday, September 10, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm an altercation occurred between occupants of two vehicles in the parking lot of a business located at Dalhousie Street and King Street.

The accused was passenger in a vehicle driven by his girlfriend, which arrived and parked alongside a vehicle occupied by two passengers. As the driver began to exit her vehicle, her car door made contact with the victims’ vehicle. While assessing the damage, the victim was confronted by the accused who was verbally abusive and threatened to shoot the victim, claiming to be in possession of a firearm. The victims did not witness a firearm, but believed the accused to be in possession of one. The accused and his girlfriend then left the area and the victims called 9-1-1 for police assistance.  

Community Patrol Officers attended the scene and conducted a search of the area for the subject vehicle, which was located in a parking lot at Henry Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.

Officers secured the area and, upon confirming the identity of the vehicle’s occupants, the accused was directed out of the motor vehicle. While being escorted from the vehicle, the accused became violent with officers, resisting arrest and damaging the interior of the police vehicle.     

The driver of the subject vehicle was directed out of the vehicle without incident. 

As a result of the investigation, a 21 year old male from Brantford is charged with the following under theCriminal Code:

  • Utter threats to cause death
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Failure to comply with a Recognizance
  • Obstructing a Peace Officer

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Overdose Death Leads to Manslaughter Charge for Brantford Male

Sep 15, 2020

Incident # 20-22482

A Brantford resident has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the fatal drug overdose of a Brantford man earlier this year.

On June 13th 2020 the victim, along with his brother and a close friend purchased a quantity of what they believed to be cocaine from Jeremy FOLK.  While at the victim’s residence the three persons ingested the cocaine and a short time later Emergency Medical Services were called to the victim’s address.  As a result of ingesting the drugs, the victim died of a fentanyl overdose. The victim’s brother and close friend were hospitalized.

On Monday, September, 14 2020 Brantford Police Officers executed the arrest of Jeremy George FOLK, 39 years of age from Brantford.  Jeremy George FOLK has been charged with Manslaughter in relation to the overdose death.

The Brantford Police Service remains focused in the pursuit of illegal drug traffickers and will criminally charge those who are in possession of illicit drugs for the purposes of trafficking.

Due to the increase in overdose incidents, the Brantford Police Service is urging the public to be aware of these occurrences and of the potentially fatal risks of illicit drug use. Please use caution when using any type of drug that is not prescribed to you. If you are a new drug user you are particularly at risk should you use drugs that may be cut with or contain Fentanyl.

If you think someone is suffering from a drug overdose, call 9-1-1- immediately. If available, give the person Naloxone. Naloxone is an emergency medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, methadone, morphine. You can give naloxone while you wait for emergency services to arrive. Remember naloxone can temporarily reverse an overdose but it can wear off before the person has completely recovered. Always call 9-1-1 and be treated by Emergency Medical Services. If you yourself have taken drugs or have drugs on you, the Good Samaritan Law can protect you.

The Good Samaritan Lawprovides immunity from simple possession charges for those who call 9-1-1 in the case of an overdose. This Law is in place to encourage and protect people who are witnessing or experiencing an overdose so they can seek help and save lives.

If you have information about suspected drug activity please 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

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BPS Arrest and Charge Armed Suspicious Male

Sep 15, 2020

As a result of the investigation into reports of an armed suspicious male in the area of St. George Street and House Ave on September 14, 2020, Brantford Police Service now have a suspect in custody.

A 30 year old male from Brantford has been arrested and is charged with the following under the Criminal Code:

WEAPONS DANGEROUS
POSSESSION OF FIREARM WHILE PROHIBITED
BREACH OF PROBATION
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH UNDERTAKING

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ORIGINAL RELEASE 
Incident # 20-35995
 
On Monday, September 14, 2020 at approximately 5:45 pm, Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding reports of a suspicious male with a firearm in the area of St. George Street and House Avenue.

Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene and, with assistance of the BPS K9 unit, conducted a thorough search of the area. Officers were unable to locate the reported male. 

Police do not believe that there is an immediate threat to public safety. As the investigation is active and ongoing, further information is not available at this time.

The Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigating this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or 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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BPS Investigate Armed Convenience Store Robbery

Sep 11, 2020

Incident # 20-35452
 
On Friday, September 11, 2020 at approximately 4:00 am, Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a robbery at a convenience store located near Erie Ave and Gladstone Ave.
 
Two unidentified male suspects, with faces covered, brandished a firearm and demanded money from the store clerk.

The unidentified male suspects obtained an undisclosed amount of money and are believed to have fled the scene in a white vehicle, reported stolen earlier in the day. Individuals in the store were unharmed.

Suspect #1 – Male, average height and build, short dark hair, wearing a black hoodie with a white decal, blue jeans and a blue medical mask.

Suspect #2 – Male, average height and build, wearing a black hoodie with a white decal, flat black rimmed hat with a red beak, and grey sweat pants. The suspect was wearing a blue bandana to conceal his face and carrying a blue and orange backpack. 

Suspect Vehicle – White Dodge Caravan

 
The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is investigating this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or 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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BPS Downtown BEAT Unit Seize Illegal Cannabis and THC Infused Edibles

Sep 10, 2020

Incident # 20-33193

On Thursday, August 27, 2020 members of the Brantford Police Service Downtown Better Enforcement Action Team (BEAT Unit) attended a business in the downtown core after receiving complaints regarding the sale of illicit cannabis.

Upon arriving at the location, large quantities of illicit cannabis along with price lists were clearly visible. As the location was being secured, members of the BPS BEAT Unit also observed a quantity of a substance believed to be cocaine.

As a result of the investigation, police obtained a search warrant for the location. Execution of the search warrant led to the search and seizure of the following:

  • Approx. 7,494 grams of cannabis
  • Approx. 244 grams of hash
  • Approx. 1 gram of suspected cocaine
  • THC infused chocolate cannabis edibles
  • Approx. 150 of 1 gram individual packages of "shatter”
  • Approx. 51 packages of 500 mg THC infused gummy candies
  • Approx. 96 individually packaged THC infused gummy cannabis candy
  • Approx. 27 THC infused cheesecakes
  • Approx. 23 THC infused brownies
  • Approx. 16 bags of THC infused cotton candy
  • A candy floss machine used to create THC infused cotton candy
  • Approx. 182 cannabis cigarettes
  • Approx. 26 grams of "shatter”
  • Approx. 50 "moon rock” THC infused edibles
  • Approx. 35 grams of "Bits and Bites” THC infused edibles
  • Approx. 4 loaves of THC infused banana bread

In addition to the substances listed above, a quantity of Canadian currency and records relating to the electronic purchases made of the illicit cannabis products was also seized.

The involved business was not licensed to sell cannabis/cannabis related products. Items sold from this location were not provided by licensed distributors. 

Brantford Police Service would like to remind members of the public that the only legal manner to purchase cannabis and cannabis related products is thru a licensed distributor. Purchasing these products from other than authorized and licensed distributors is dangerous as the cannabis products may be mixed with other substances.

Many of the items seized are dangerous as they resemble candy and appeal to children. To prevent accidental consumption by children, ensure only legal products are purchased from a licensed provider. Products are required to be clearly labelled, must contain a regulated amount of THC and come in plain, child-resistant packaging.

As a result of the investigation, a 39 year old male from Brantford and a 22 year old female from Brantford have been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of distributing, under the Cannabis Act
  • Possession for the purpose of selling under the Cannabis Act, and 
  • Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
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