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Homicide Investigation - UPDATE

Apr 30, 2021

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the shooting death of 20-year-old Isaiah Castillo that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
 
Investigators would like to speak to anyone that was driving in the area of Blackburn Drive and Dianna Avenue from 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 until 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
 
If you were driving in the area, please contact Det. Jason SINNING or Det. Jeff COTTER at 519-756-7050.
 
The public can also provide information by contacting the CASTILLO Homicide Tip Line at 519-756-7050 extension 2915, by e-mailing the Brantford Police Service at castillohomicide@police.brantford.on.ca or by contacting Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/   
 
 
 
April 16, 2021 - UPDATE 

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the shooting death of a 20-year-old male that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

With permission from the family, the victim has been identified as Brantford resident, Isaiah Castillo.

Castillo was shot while inside a residence on Diana Avenue in what police believe to be a targeted incident.

Members of the Brantford Police Service Forensic Identification Unit remain on scene at the residence, while detectives are continuing to canvass the neighbourhood around Diana Avenue for potential witnesses and video.

There have yet to be any arrests made in the case.

Police continue to appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual in the neighbourhood between the hours of 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 and 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to contact police. The Brantford Police Service has now created a tip line in regard to this investigation. Please contact 519-756-7050 and ask for "Castillo Homicide” or dial 2915 to get forwarded to this mailbox. Information can also be sent by email to castillohomicide@police.brantford.on.ca  If you would prefer to speak directly to an investigator, please leave your name and telephone number and we will have an investigator contact you. 
 
Additionally, anyone may provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

ORIGINAL RELEASE
April 14, 2021 
 
Shortly after 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, members of the Brantford Police patrol section responded alongside EMS personnel to a Diana Avenue residence in the West Brant area of the City of Brantford after receiving reports of a male with gunshot injuries.  Upon arrival, a 20-year-old male was located in serious condition.
 
The victim was transported to a hospital trauma center however; he did succumb to his injuries shortly thereafter. This incident is being investigated as a homicide.
 
Police anticipate being on scene in the Diana Avenue area throughout the day. 
 
Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area between 9:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., who may have observed anyone or heard anything suspicious to contact Sergeant Charles Wheeler or Detective Jason Sinning of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit  at 519-756-7050 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/
 
Although still early in the investigation, police do not believe this to be a random incident.
 
Further details to be released as they become available.
 
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Homicide Investigation - UPDATE

Apr 17, 2021

Members with the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit continue to investigate the shooting death of a Brantford man that occurred Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Police have identified the victim as 19-year-old Brantford resident, Nebiyu Myers.

Myers was located inside a residence in the area of Alfred Street and Wellington Street just after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon suffering from gunshot wounds.  Myers was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

Police do not believe this to be a random incident.

Officers remain in the area, processing the crime scene and canvassing the neighbourhood.  Police are requesting any members living or working in the area to check any surveillance video between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  

Police are looking for a suspect male matching the following description: 
  • 20-25 year old, dark skinned male
  • between 5’10” and 6’2”
  • between 160 and 180 pounds
  • wearing dark clothing and a black face mask

Police have set up a tip line for anyone to receive any information relating to this investigation.  If you have any information related to this incident, please contact investigators at 519-756-7050 ext. 2592, or send an email to myershomicide@police.brantford.on.ca

Information can also be provided anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 


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April 17, 2021 - Original Release

Upon arrival, a male was located deceased, having succumbed to injuries sustained from gunshot wounds. This incident is being investigated as a homicide.
 
Police anticipate being on scene in the Alfred Street area throughout the day and ask for members of the public to please avoid the area while officers continue the investigation.
 
Police are asking anyone who may have observed anyone or anything suspicious to contact the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/
 
Police do not believe this to be a random incident.
 
Further details to be released as they become available.

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BPS Response to Enhanced Enforcement Announcement

Apr 17, 2021


On April 16, 2021, new restrictions were announced by the Government of Ontario, including a two-week extension of the current province-wide shutdown, in an effort to mitigate the rising case counts of COVID-19.
 
Enhanced enforcement measures were also announced for provincial offences officers, including police officers, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).
 
Once these new regulations are received, Brantford Police Service will conduct a thorough review and will notify the public on how we plan to implement the new provincial orders.
 
Brantford Police Service will not be conducting random vehicle or individual stops. We remain committed to providing the highest quality of policing service for the residents of Brantford and our pandemic enforcement initiatives will continue to be both complaint driven or proactive, with the goal of gaining compliance. Those that refuse to comply will receive the appropriate penalty.
 
We ask members of the public to respect the current stay-at-home measures and do your part to ensure the health and safety of our entire community. As soon as we have had an opportunity to conduct a full analysis of the new measures, we will communicate how this impacts our community.
 
This year has been particularly difficult for everyone. We know everyone is tired and overwhelmed with the changes but we need to continue to work together to protect the health and well-being of our entire community.
 
With our healthcare system at critical capacity, the Brantford Police Service continues to urge residents to take personal responsibility and follow the restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
 
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Public Advisory: Public Requested to Avoid Attending Large Gatherings

Apr 16, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued an Emergency Brake Shutdown, effective April 3, 2021, 12:01 a.m. Additionally, further restrictions by way of a Province-wide Emergency Stay-at-Home Order was implemented, effective April 8, 12:01 a.m. in an effort to mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Taking part in large gatherings, including protests and demonstrations, contravenes the Emergency Orders. The Brantford Police Service recognizes the Charter protected right of any group to assemble peacefully in order to draw public attention to a specific cause so long as such a gathering does not breach any applicable statutes or municipal by-laws. Any gathering, regardless of its intended purpose, which is over the legal limit, will merit an appropriate police response in order to enhance community safety concerns.
 
Large gatherings of more than five people are not permitted under Emergency Orders.
 
Brantford Police Service is aware of a large gathering planned for the afternoon of Saturday, April 17, 2021 in the area of Henry Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway. In the interest of public safety, we ask members of the public not to congregate in large gatherings and to avoid the area. Traffic delays or temporary street closures in the area may occur.
 
Any gatherings on private property without permission from the owner is considered an offence under the Trespass to Property Act.
 
As it is our duty to ensure the safety and well-being of the public, officers will de-escalate potential situations, but have the ability to enforce orders related to the shutdown as well as other provincial and federal laws, should this be necessary.
 
After a large gathering on April 3, 2021, officers identified organizers and to-date, a total of 27 breaches of the Provincial Reopening Act for Failing to Comply with a Continued 7.0.2 Order were issued following the event. The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges may result.
 
Brantford Police Service continue to work alongside the City of Brantford Bylaw Enforcement and Public Health to attend large gatherings and will take steps to ensure the safety of the community as a whole.
 
BPS encourages everyone to do their part to support our health care system and workers at this difficult time and minimize the impact of COVID-19 in our community.
 
BPS continues to provide public safety services to the community we serve and supports the efforts of federal, provincial and local health authorities to limit the transmission of COVID-19, including the government-mandated Emergency Brake Shutdown during this pandemic. We appreciate the public’s ongoing support of these measures.
                                                                                                  
 
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Request for Assistance in Suspect Identification

Apr 14, 2021

Incident #21-12278

UPDATE 

Brantford Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a male suspect in a robbery investigation.

On April 7, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m. a male suspect attended a business on King George Road near the 403 in the City of Brantford.  The male suspect robbed the business and fled on foot.  There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
 
The suspect is described as being an approximate 40 year-old male, who walked with a noticeable limp, had long dark shoulder length hair, wearing blue pants, grey zip up hoodie, hat, black glasses and dark bandana covering his face.
 
It is believed that the suspect in this robbery fled the scene in a black 4-door Mazda 3 hatchback vehicle.   Police are looking for assistance in identifying this vehicle and driver.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chad Francis of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext. 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. 

 suspect vehicle

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ORIGINAL RELEASE

April 8, 2021

The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect in a robbery investigation.

On April 7, 2021 at approximately 5:15pm a male suspect attended a business on King George Road in the City of Brantford.  The male suspect robbed the business and fled on foot.   
The suspect is described as being male, 40 years old who walked with a limp, long dark shoulder length hair wearing blue pants, grey zip up hoodie, hat, black glasses and dark bandana covering his face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Chad Francis of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

 

PUBLIC ADVISORY: OFF-ROAD VEHICLES PROHIBITED ON CITY ROADS AND TRAILS

Apr 12, 2021

The Brantford Police Service is reminding all off-road vehicle users to obey applicable laws and safety precautions when operating any off road vehicle and that off-road vehicle use on roads in the City of Brantford is prohibited.

In accordance with the Off-Road Vehicle Act, municipalities must have a by-law permitting certain All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) use on roadways.

Currently, the City of Brantford does not have a by-law permitting on-road ATV/ORV use and as such, on-road driving of ATVs/ORVs in the City of Brantford is prohibited.

Additionally, motorized recreational vehicles of any kind - meaning dirt bikes, snowmobiles, go-carts, ATVS, or any vehicle propelled or driven by an internal combustion engine - are prohibited from travelling in any public park or City-maintained trail.

Utilizing these types of motorized vehicles on pedestrian trails creates significant safety risks to everyone who is utilizing the trail system. 

BPS have responded to several complaints regarding trespassing, mischief and off-road vehicle use on the roadways and trails throughout the City of Brantford. Off-road vehicle riders have been reported to be on private property without permission and in some cases have caused damage to property and fields.

Being on private property, without permission from the property owner, is a violation under the Trespass to Property Act and could subject riders to charges. Causing damage by riding on property could subject riders to mischief charges.

Being a responsible rider by following laws and wearing approved helmets will significantly reduce the risk of injuries as well as being charged with offences.

To learn more about off road vehicle use and safety visit:
  

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MISSING: 30-YEAR-OLD KAYLA CLAUSE - LOCATED

Apr 12, 2021

UPDATE

Incident 21-12316
 
LOCATED: Please be advised that Kayla CLAUSE has been safely located.
BPS would like to thank the public for their concern and assistance.  


ORIGINAL RELEASE
APRIL 11, 2021
 
The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 30-year-old female, Kayla CLAUSE.
 
Kayla CLAUSE is known to reside in Brantford and Hamilton and was last seen in Hamilton area on April 1, 2021.  She is described as female, Indigenous, 5’1”, medium build, brown hair, hazel eyes.  No clothing description is available.
 
The Brantford Police Service are concerned for the well-being of Kayla CLAUSE and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information which may assist in locating her.
 
If located, 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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MISSING PERSON: LOCATED - 14 YEAR-OLD JASLYNN MAY CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD

Apr 9, 2021

Incident 21-12449
 
UPDATE
 
Please be advised, Jaslynn CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD has been safely located.
 
BPS would like to thank the public for their concern and assistance.

ORIGINAL RELEASE 

April 9, 2021
 
Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 14-year-old female, Jaslynn May CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD.
 
Jaslynn May CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD was last seen in the evening hours of April 8, 2021 in the area of Wellington Street.  She is described as female, Caucasian, 5’3” with blonde hair and a small-medium build. She was last seen wearing short grey shorts, dark blue hoodie, running shoes, and had a camouflage backpack with her.
 
The Brantford Police Service are concerned for the well-being of Jaslynn May CARRIGAN-BRANT-MACDONALD and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information which may assist in locating her.
 
If located, 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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Request for Assistance in Suspect Identification

Apr 8, 2021

Incident #21-11636 

April 8, 2021

 The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect in an assault investigation.

On April 2, 2021 at approximately 4:33pm the male suspect was in the area of Colborne Street and Park Ave in the City of Brantford with his dog.  The male suspect got into a verbal argument with the female victim who is unknown to the male.  During this verbal confrontation the male suspect throw a cup of coffee at the victim and then proceeded to punch the victim in the face several times. 

The suspect is described as being a male, 30-35 years old, tall and average build with dark short hair. Wearing denim jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Chad Francis of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

 

BPS Lay Multiple Charges After Large Gatherings

Apr 7, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued an Emergency Brake Shutdown, effective April 3, 2021, 12:01 a.m. Additionally, further restrictions were announced today to advise of a Province-wide Emergency Stay-at-Home Order, effective April 8, 12:01 a.m. The Province has implemented these restrictions in an effort to mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The Brantford Police Service recognizes the Charter protected right of any group to assemble peacefully in order to draw public attention to a specific cause so long as such a gathering does not breach any applicable statutes or municipal by-laws. Any gathering, regardless of its intended purpose, which is over the legal limit, will merit an appropriate police response in order to enhance community safety concerns.
 
Large gatherings of more than five people are not permitted under Emergency Orders.
 
On April 2, 2021, the Brantford Police Service monitored and attended a gathering outside the John Noble Home, Mt. Pleasant Street as well as, on April 3, 2021, a large gathering at the corner of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Henry Street.
 
Organizers have been identified by officers and 12 breaches of the Provincial Reopening Act were issued following the event. The charges laid were for Failing to Comply with a Continued 7.0.2 Order. The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges may result.
 
Brantford Police Service continue to work alongside the City of Brantford Bylaw Enforcement and Public Health to attend large gatherings and will take steps to ensure the safety of the community as a whole. Police will issue tickets and summonses to individuals when there is evidence of non-compliance of the provincial orders.
 
BPS encourage everyone to do their part to support our health care system and workers at this difficult time and minimize the impact of COVID-19 in all of our communities.
 
BPS continues to provide public safety services to the community we serve and supports the efforts of federal, provincial and local health authorities to limit the transmission of COVID-19, including the government-mandated Emergency Brake Shutdown and Emergency Stay-at-Home Orders during this pandemic. We appreciate the public’s ongoing support of these measures.
                                                                                                  
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