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Drug Seizure and Trafficking Charges

Oct 23, 2020

Incident BR20041590

On October 22, 2020, members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit and Intelligence Unit completed a drug trafficking investigation that led to the arrest of several persons. At the conclusion of the investigation several items were seized, including:
  • 27 grams of fentanyl
  • 38 grams of methamphetamine
  • 65 grams of cannabis
The combined estimated street value of the controlled substances is $17,000.

As a result of the investigation, four adults from the city of Brantford stand charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 

 Drugs and Cash Seized from Investigation

Anyone with information regarding this matter or any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286.
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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Public Awareness - Child Safety Concerns

Oct 21, 2020

Incident # 20-37639
 
The Brantford Police Service received a report from a concerned citizen to advise that on Friday, September 25, 2020 an unknown, adult male had approached two young females (ages 8 and 12).

The females were walking in the area of Brantwood Park Road and Powerline Road when an unknown male, driving a motor vehicle stopped and asked if the females if they would like some candy. The male did not leave his vehicle and the girls returned home unharmed.  
 
The driver was described as being male, white, mid 20’s in age with a thin beard that appeared to be brown in colour and a thin face structure. The male had a deep speaking voice and was wearing a dark coloured hoodie and a plain grey hat. The male was driving a black, four door sedan with tinted windows. The make and model of the car is unknown. The male has not returned to the area since the initial incident.

The Branford Police Service is asking that the community be made aware of this incident. Residents within the local community have previously been advised of this incident, which was promptly investigated. 

As we approach Halloween, Brantford Police Service is encouraging parents to educate their children about the dangers of interacting with strangers and to contact police should they observe any suspicious behavior.

The Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate this incident and would ask anyone with information to please contact Detective Christine McCallum at the Brantford Police Service 519-756-7050 ext 2269.

LOCATED - MISSING PERSON: Esyrah HUNTER

Oct 16, 2020

UPDATE:  Please be advised that Esyrah HUNTER has been safely located.

BPS would like to thank members of the public and media for their assistance.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:  
Incident #20-40538 
 
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing male.

13 year old Esyrah HUNTER went missing on October 15th, 2020.  He was last seen in the area of Lynnwood Drive, in the City of Brantford.
Esyrah HUNTER is described as a black male, 5’8”, thin build, black hair, brown eyes, and wearing a black Roots jumpsuit, black and blue Nike Air Jordan running shoes and carrying a dark coloured knapsack.

Police and family are concerned for his well-being.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Brantford Police Service at (519) 756-7050.

Operation Impact 2020 - 90 Road Safety Charges Laid

Oct 16, 2020

Over the Thanksgiving Long Weekend (October 9 – 12, 2020) Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit focused on ‘Operation Impact,’ a national public awareness campaign aimed at improving road safety.

A total of 90 road safety charges were issued:

  • Suspensions – Screening Device- 1
  • Impaired / Over 80 Alcohol Charges – 4
  • Impaired by Drug Charges – 4
  • Speeding – 57
  • Other Infractions (Failure to stop at a stop sign, Disobey Traffic Light, etc) – 24

Brantford Police Service would like to remind drivers to obey the rules of the road at all times. BPS Traffic Unit continues to enforce traffic laws to ensure public safety.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

October 7, 2020 

As we approach the Thanksgiving long weekend, Brantford Police want to remind everyone to drive safely. This Friday marks the beginning of Operation Impact 2020, a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada's roads the safest in the world. By promoting safe driving behaviours, we hope to help prevent collisions, save lives, and reduce injuries on our roads.

From October 9th to 12th, 2020, police across the country will be focused on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users at risk: impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs or fatigue, as well as aggressive driving, distracted driving, and driving without a seat belt.

Most collisions are not ‘accidents’, they are generally the direct result of a conscious decision an individual driver has made. This is why this year’s campaign theme is "Safety doesn’t happen by accident!” It emphasizes the accountability and the role each driver has to play to support traffic safety on the streets and highways in their community.

Motor vehicle collisions kill about 2,000 Canadians, seriously injure another 10,000 people and injure about 165,000 citizens in this country each year.

It is not a coincidence that the timing of this campaign to achieve safer streets and highways takes place during this long weekend. With people travelling, collisions are more frequent.

For further information, please contact:

Kris REID
Acting Sergeant
Brantford Police Service
Traffic Unit
519-756-7050 x. 2228
kreid@police.brantford.on.ca

Operation Impact is organized by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, under the leadership of the CACP Traffic Safety Committee, in support of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025.

 

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UPDATE: Suspected Human Remains Located

Oct 16, 2020

Incident # 20-29892

UPDATE

Following an anthropologic examination conducted with the assistance of the Coroner’s Office, it has been determined that the suspected human remains which were discovered August 5, 2020 in the area of Glenwood Drive are not modern and do not have any forensic value.

The investigation into the source of the remains has been transferred to the Registrar of Burial Sites, War Graves, Abandoned Cemeteries and Cemetery Closure.

Further details will be released as received.

 
Original Release: August 5, 2020

Members of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Section and the Office of the Chief Coroner are investigating the discovery of suspected human remains located in the area of Glenwood Drive on August 5, 2020.

Please be advised there will be a police presence in the area as officers conduct the investigation. Members of the general public are asked to avoid the area.

A postmortem coroner’s examination is to be scheduled. Until this examination has been completed, Brantford Police Service is unable to provide further information regarding the identification of the remains. As the investigation is in the very early stages, additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Brantford Police Service at (519) 756-7050 or Brantford-Brant Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be submitted anonymously online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID251

Traffic Stop Results in Multiple Charges and Seizure of Drugs

Oct 15, 2020

Incident # 20- 39513

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, at approximately 5:45 pm, members of the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop in the area of Colborne Street and Rawdon Street.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the license plate affixed to the vehicle was registered to a different vehicle and did not belong to the driver. The driver was also operating the vehicle without registration and insurance. 

Upon further investigation, Officers observed a significant quantity of cannabis readily available to the driver, which is in violation of the Cannabis Control Act. A large quantity of suspected cocaine along with drug paraphernalia was also located within the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, the motor vehicle was impounded and the following items were seized:
  • 80.5 grams (approx.) of Cannabis, with an estimated street value of $800
  • 538 grams (approx.) of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $53,890
  • Multiple drug paraphernalia; including a small digital scale and cutting agents used in illicit drugs
As such, a 32 year old male from Brantford was arrested and charged with:
  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act,
  • Possession of Stolen Property – Under $5,000, under the Criminal Code,
  • Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available, under the Cannabis Control Act,
  • Possession over 30 grams of Dried Cannabis, under the Cannabis Control Act,
  • Use of Plate – Not Authorized under the Highway Traffic Act,
  • Failure to Apply for Permit on Becoming Owner, under the Highway Traffic Act, and 
  • Owner Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance, under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Photo of suspected cocaine as evidence 
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BPS Seek to Verify Wellbeing of Cyclist Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision

Oct 11, 2020

Incident # 20-39935
 
On Sunday, October 11, 2020 at approximately 11:00 am, a male riding a bicycle was struck while crossing the intersection of St. Paul Avenue and Terrace Hill St by a red Hyundai Veloster.  The driver helped the pedestrian into his vehicle and drove away, but did not attend any nearby hospital. 
 
Police are concerned for the wellbeing of the cyclist and are appealing to the public for information.
 
Anyone with information regarding this motor vehicle collision is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113. Those 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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Drugs and Cash Seized by BPS BEAT Unit

Oct 8, 2020

Incident # 20-39360

On Wednesday October 7, 2020 members of the Brantford Police Service Downtown Better Enforcement Action Team (B.E.A.T.) were conducting patrols in the area of the Market Centre Parkade on Icomm Drive in response to reports of drug activity.

Upon attending the location, BPS B.E.A.T. members observed a suspect conduct a drug transaction. The suspect attempted to evade police by fleeing the scene in a vehicle and then continued on foot when police members located him.  After a short foot chase, the suspect was arrested.  The driver of the motor vehicle used to flee the scene, was arrested shortly afterwards.  

As a result of the patrol, B.E.A.T Officers seized the following:
  • 20 grams (approx.) of suspected Crack Cocaine
  • 30 grams (approx.) of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine
  • 9.7 grams (approx.) of suspected Fentanyl
  • A quantity of Canadian currency
In total, approximately $13,000.00 worth of illegal substances and a quantity of Canadian currency was seized.

As a result of the investigation a 32 year old male from Brantford and a 30 year old female from Ohsweken were charged with Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking and Trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 
Photo of drugs and cash

Anyone with information regarding drug related activities are asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113. 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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Bus Shelters Targeted by Vandals

Oct 2, 2020

Incident # 20-38615, 20-38628, 20-38629, 20-38630, 20-38631, 20-38632, 20-38633, 20-38634, 20-38636, 20-38637

Brantford Police Service has received a report to advise that overnight, Thursday, October 1, 2020, ten bus shelters at various locations throughout Brantford were vandalized.

Damaged locations:
  • Shellard Lane between Diana Ave and Flanders Drive
  • Fairview Drive at North Park Street
  • Brant Ave near Ava Road
  • Colborne Street at Kiwanis Way
  • Bell Lane and Mount Pleasant Street
  • Blackburn Drive and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway
  • Colborne Street and Iroquois Street
  • Fairview Drive and West Street
  • King George Road at Kent Drive
  • Oak Park Road and Hardy Road

Through investigation, it appears as though the shelter glass was shattered by discharging of a weapon believed to be a BB-gun.

The damage incurred to each of the bus shelters is estimated at $2,000 per shelter to repair.

An eye-witness has advised that at approximately 3:30 am Friday, October 2, 2020, an unknown individual  travelling in a newer model white sedan discharged a weapon, believed to be a BB-gun, towards a bus shelter in the area of Oak Park Road and Hardy Road.

Brantford Police Service is currently investigating this incident and are asking area residents who may have any information including home or dash cam footage in the areas of interest between 11:30 pm Thursday, October 1st and 5:30 am Friday, October 2, 2020 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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Two Youth Face Assault Charges in Recent Attacks on 13 Year Old

Oct 1, 2020

Incident # 20-38092

On September 29, 2020, Brantford Police launched an investigation after receiving a report from a parent to advise that his 13 year old daughter had been the victim of a series of serious assaults. 

The police investigation revealed that three separate offences occurred within the last month. These assaults had been documented by video and made public on social media, further victimizing the young female. 

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and later sought medical attention.

As a result of the investigation, the following charges have been issued under the Criminal Code of Canada:

          Accused #1: 13 year old, female from Brantford is charged with Assault x 3

          Accused #2: 14 year old, female from Brantford is charged with Assault x 1

The investigation revealed the existence of an online social media "fight club” which features consensual and non-consensual fights between youth in the City of Brantford.

Brantford Police Service would like to remind parents of the importance of monitoring the social activity of their young children. Often youth are hesitant to come forward and could downplay an incident as they may fear retaliation from bullies.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251 

 "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”