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Multiple Arrests by BPS Street Crime Unit

May 10, 2021

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit and uniform patrol entered into a firearms investigation. As a result of the investigation a Criminal Code search warrant had been obtained and executed at a residence on Murray Street in the City of Brantford.
 
During the search of the residence officers seized a quantity of suspected fentanyl (approx. 4.7 grams with an estimated street value of $1175), suspected methamphetamine (approx. 3.9 grams with an estimated street value of $585), a prohibited firearm with ammunition, and other offence related property. 

 Image of Evidence

 
As a result of this investigation, a 33-year-old female from Brantford, a 29-year-old female from Brantford, a 25-year-old male from Brantford, and a 37-year-old male from Brantford have been charged with the following:
  • Possession of a controlled substance x2
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Careless storage of ammunition
  • Tampering with serial number of firearm
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Breaches of court orders

 

The accused parties have been held for bail hearings.

 

Anyone with information on 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

Brantford Male Arrested in Nebiyu Myers Homicide

May 7, 2021

Incident # 21-13641


Brantford Police have arrested and charged an 18-year-old male from Brantford in connection with the homicide of 19-year-old Nebiyu Myers.

Elijah Marfoh, 18 years old of Brantford has been charged with 1st degree murder, firearms offences and breaching a court order.

On Saturday, April 17, 2021 Nebiyu Myers was located inside a residence in the area of Alfred Street and Wellington Street just after 1:00 p.m. suffering from gunshot wounds. Myers was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Police do not believe this to be a random incident.

Now that charges are before the courts, investigators will not discuss evidence as it pertains to the case.

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing information related to this homicide.

Police continue to investigate and encourage anyone with information to contact investigators. 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/ 

 

 

April 19, 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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Youth Arrested in Isaiah Castillo Homicide

May 7, 2021

 Incident # 21-13170

 

As a result of the continued investigation into the Wednesday, April 14, 2021 homicide of 20-year-old Isaiah Castillo, investigators with the Brantford Police Service have charged a 17-year-old youth, who cannot be identified as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

 

The youth is facing charges of First Degree Murder along with a variety of firearm related offences and breach of court orders.  The arrest took place during the afternoon on Thursday, May 6, 2021 without incident. The accused was held in police custody and will appear before the court on Friday, May 7, 2021

 

Now that charges are before the courts, investigators will not discuss evidence as it pertains to the case.

 

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing information related to this homicide.

 

The Brantford Police Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident. If you have any information about this homicide, please contact Det. Jason SINNING or Det. 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.caor by contacting Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/

 

 

April 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/

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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 Sergeant Charles Wheeler or Detective Jason Sinning at 519-756-7050. 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/

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April 14, 2021 – ORIGINAL RELEASE

 

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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Brantford Police Service Celebrating Police Week

May 6, 2021

Front-line Police Officers and Police Personnel Continue to Service in Extraordinary Times to Keep Communities Safe


The Brantford Police Service is joining police services across Ontario and Canada in kicking off Police Week (#PoliceWeekON), which honours and celebrates the work front-line police officers, 9-1-1 communicators, civilian staff, and all members of our police service do to keep our citizens safe and healthy, especially during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, Police Week runs from May 9 to 15, 2021. The theme for the week is "Working Together to Keep our Communities Safe,” which highlights the commitment of police services to develop partnerships that enhance the safety and well-being of everyone in our communities.

Police Week was first observed in 1970 and coincides with the Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is recognized internationally on May 15. This year, we honour our police officers and personnel for the extraordinary work they do every day in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The current lockdown means that police personnel will not be able to engage with community members as they have traditionally done during Police Week. This year we are inviting the public to reach out through social media or other means that use appropriate social distancing to thank our police officers and members for all they do to keep our communities safe.

Throughout this week, Brantford Police Service will be highlighting the many ways in which our members continue to serve our community. We will also be acknowledging how our members are working closely with health care professionals and other first responders to protect our citizens during this pandemic. During Police Week, we encourage community members to say, ‘Thank You!’ to our hardworking officers and police personnel.

The annual Police Week in Ontario is sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General. It is part of the National Police Week led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

BPS Internet Child Exploitation Unit Assist Young Child

May 6, 2021

Incident 21-15854

On Monday, May 3, 2021 the Brantford Police Service were alerted by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that a suspect believed to be outside of Canada had engaged in online luring of a young male child.
 
An investigation was conducted by the Brantford Police Service - Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit to identify the young child and to stop any further victimization from occurring.
 
On Thursday, May 6, 2021, Detectives from the ICE Unit were able to successfully identify and locate the young child at a residence in Brantford.
 
Charges have yet to be laid as the suspect has not yet been identified. 
 
The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reach and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities.
 
Brantford Police Service is committed to ensuring the safety of our community’s children and taking action against online sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children.
 
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Michael Korda of the Brantford Police Service ICE Unit 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

  

Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet

On March 29, 2007, alongside the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 other municipal police services, the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.

 
The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy, and has recognized that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.
 
This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Internet Safety Tips

Brantford Police Service is committed to ensuring the safety of our community’s children and taking action against online sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. The following information is provided to assist parents and caregivers to understand internet safety.
  • Consider creating an internet contract with your child and have all parties sign it.
  • Let your child know that you will be monitoring their online activities.
  • Reinforce the fact that not everyone is who they say they are online.
  • Discuss how pictures should not be sent or posted online without parental permission.
  • Discuss sharing personal information online; never share their password with anyone other than their parents. Review the risks of personal information being misused online.
  • Use only child-safe search engines such as: www.askkids.com www.kidsyahoo.com or www.kidsclick.org
  • Encourage your child to trust in their instincts and stop, block, and tell if they are uncomfortable.
  • Talk to your child about the consequences of being involved in any incidents that include cyberbullying, sexting, etc.
  • Make sure your child understands that they can talk to you about anything on the internet.

 

As a parent, what can you do? 

  • Place your child’s computer in a common area. Set expectations for your child’s online and cell phone activities.
  • Monitor your child’s activities online. Ask your child to show you what they are doing online, and be aware of whom they are talking to.
  • Retrieve your child’s login information, e-mail addresses and password.
  • If your child joins any social networking or gaming sites, help them create their online profile. Remember to only fill in information that is necessary and leave out any revealing information.
  • Monitor ALL webcam use, and any posting or exchanging of pictures online.
  • Do not allow your child to communicate in chat rooms.
  • Use filtering software on computers.
  • Communicate openly with your child. Encourage them to report any situation or information that makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • Be aware of signs that your child may be in trouble:
    • They quickly turn the computer or phone off when you walk into the room.
    • Your child seems worried, withdrawn or depressed.
    • Your child contacts, or is contacted by a person you do not know.
    • If your child is being harassed or threatened, save the evidence and contact the police.

 Additional Online Safety Resources 

  • Safe Kids Canada                                 www.safekidscanada.com
  • Cyber Tip                                              www.cybertip.com
  • Be Web Aware                                      www.bewebaware.ca
  • Kids in the Know                                   www.kidsintheknow.ca
  • Canadian Centre of Child Protection       www.protectchildren.ca

  

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LOCATED - MISSING 35-year-old male

May 3, 2021

UPDATE:
 
At this time, the Brantford Police Service would like to advise that Michael CAMPBELL has been located.
 
No further details will be released at this time.
 
Brantford Police Service would like to thank members of the public for their concern and assistance with information.  
 
 
Incident 21-15898

The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 35-year-old male, Michael CAMPBELL.
 
Michael CAMPBELL is described as male, Caucasian, 5’8” – 5’9”, 180 – 185 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, a medium build.  He was last seen at approximately 1 p.m., May 3, 2021 in the area of Port Street, and was wearing shorts and a t-shirt.  Michael CAMPBELL is operating a silver 2015 Kia Soul motor vehicle bearing an Ontario licence plate BEZS 452.  
 
The Brantford Police Service is concerned for the well-being of Michael CAMPBELL and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information, which may assist in locating him.
 
If located, please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or Detective Ryan Groen at rgroen@police.brantford.on.caTipsters 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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