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CRIME BRIEF: July 31, 2021

Jul 31, 2021

Type:                 Impaired Operation - Drug
Incident:           21-27601
Location:          West St and Morton Ave

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., patrol officers with Brantford Police Service observed a single motor vehicle collision in the area of West Street and Morton Ave. 

Members of Brantford Fire attended the scene to assist and extract the male driver from the vehicle. 

In speaking with the driver, signs of intoxication were observed by officers, and the male was subsequently arrested for Operation While Impaired (Drugs).

Brant County Ambulance also attended to provide emergency medical assistance and transported the male to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Search incident to arrest located approximately 1.3 grams of suspected Methamphetamine and approximately 0.9 grams of suspected Fentanyl.

As a result, a 34-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation while Impaired 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2




Type:                 Assault
Incident:           21-27695
Location:          Park Ave and East Ave
 
On Thursday, July 22, 2021 at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Park Avenue and East Avenue in regards to a disturbance. 
Information was received to indicate that a physical altercation occurred between three individuals. The accused: a 26-year-old male and a 34-year-old female, assaulted a 35-year-old male victim, striking him with a shovel and a skateboard.

Officers attended the scene and located the victim, who received emergency medical treatment for a head injury before being transported to hospital by ambulance.

Investigation revealed the identity of the two accused parties, who had since fled the area. 

Officers located the accused male nearby who was found to be in violation of a valid probation order and peace bond. The accused male was arrested on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

On Monday, July 26, 2021, information was received to advise of the accused female’s location. As a result, the accused female was arrested that day near Aberdeen Street and Ontario Street. 
 
As a result of the incident, the accused parties stand charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
 
A 34-year-old female of Brantford:
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Cause Disturbance
  • Weapons Dangerous
 
And a 26-year-old male of Brantford stands charged with:
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Cause Disturbance
  • Weapons Dangerous 
  • Disobey court order
  • Breach Probation
 
Both parties were held for bail. 


 
Type:                Stunt Driving     
Incident:           21-27876
Location:          Park Road North and Cobden Court
 
On Friday, July 23, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were conducting road safety enforcement on Park Road North near Brier Park Road.
 
Officers observed a motor vehicle travelling northbound from Fairview Drive at an excessive rate of speed.
 
Utilizing radar, officers were able to verify the vehicle was travelling at a rate of speed of 118 km/hr in the posted 50 km/hr zone. 
 
A traffic stop was performed and the driver, a 22-year old female from Brantford, was charged with Stunt Driving (drive motor vehicle-perform stunt by speeding 50 or more kilometres per hour) and Speeding 118 km/h in a posted 50 km/hr zone, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. 
 
As per the new penalties under the Highway Traffic Act, the motor vehicle was impounded for 14 days and drivers licence suspended for seven days as part of the administrative penalty. 

 


Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           21-27948
Location:          Colborne Street and Dalhousie Street
 
On Saturday, July 24, 2021 at approximately 2:55 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle travelling southbound on Stanley Street. The motor vehicle was observed striking the sidewalk on Stanley Street before turning eastbound onto Colborne Street. 
 
Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Colborne Street and Dalhousie Street. When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication and requested the driver provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples obtained were in excess of the legal limit.
 
A search incident to arrest of the motor vehicle revealed an open container of liquor was determined to be within reach of the driver, and brass knuckles were located.

As a result of this Police investigation a 19-year-old male from Ohsweken stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • 80 Plus
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon


 

Type:                Drugs
Incident:           21-28028
Location:          Dalhousie Street
 
On Saturday, July 24, 2021 at approximately 5:42 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were conducting foot patrol in the area of Dalhousie Street and King Street when a male was observed attempting to utilize illegal drugs in view of the officer.
 
Officers placed the male under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (Fentanyl). The accused attempted to flee on foot to evade arrest. The accused was arrested on Queen Street and taken into custody.  
 
A search incident to arrest located approximately 2.7 grams of (suspected) fentanyl in possession of the accused (approximate street value $675). 
 
It was revealed that the accused provided a false name to police and was the subject of two outstanding bench warrants.  
 
As a result of this incident a 22-year-old male of Brantford was charged with: 
  • Possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Obstruct police officer contrary to the Criminal Code 
 
The accused was held for bail. 



Type:                Break and Enter
Incident:           21-28533
Location:          Anderson Court
 
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, a report was received by the Brantford Police Service to advise that sometime between 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021 and 5 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, 15 unoccupied residences and one closed residence on Anderson Road had been broken into.

The rear basement windows were broken to gain entry in order to remove copper piping from the homes.  The total damage / value of stolen goods is estimated at approximately $14,400. 

Brantford Police Service are appealing to the public for information regarding these incidents. If you have any information, please contact the Brantford Police Service non-emergency line 519-756-0113 or, to provide information anonymously, please contact Brantford-Brant Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 



Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           21-29004
Location:          Market Street South
 
On Saturday, July 31 2021, 2:20 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle being operated in a careless manner in the area of Market Street South and Grey Street.
 
The vehicle was observed spinning its tires, causing the vehicle to drift into oncoming traffic while travelling westbound on Grey Street.
 
A traffic stop was conducted. When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication and requested the driver provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples obtained were in excess of the legal limit.

Information received indicated that the driver was bound by the restriction of a G2 licence, which requires that a zero blood alcohol concentration be maintained while operating a motor vehicle. When asked, the driver was unable to provide his Driver’s Licence.

An open container of liquor was also determined to be within reach of the driver. 
 
As a result, a 24-year-old male of Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation while Impaired- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Novice Driver BAC above 0 Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Careless Driving Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Fail to Surrender Drivers Licence Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Drive Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor Contrary to the Liquor Licence Act 




Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           21-29018
Location:          Colborne Street and Garden Avenue
 
On Saturday, July 31, 2021 at approximately 5:43 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle travelling east on Colborne Street near Garden Ave. The vehicle was being operated in an erratic manner.

A traffic stop was conducted. When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication and requested the driver provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples obtained were in excess of the legal limit.

As a result, a 26-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • One count of 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • One count of Amber Light - Fail to Stop contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

The accused’s vehicle was taken to impound. 

LOCATED - MISSING: 35 year-old female, Nicole MEAWASIGE

Jul 31, 2021

UPDATE - LOCATED:
 
Previously reported missing person, Nicole MEAWASIGE has been safely located.
 
Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in this matter.
 

 
ORIGINAL RELEASE:
July 29, 2021 
 
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female.

35-year-old Nicole MEAWASIGE, was reported to police as missing on July 27th, 2021.  She was last seen in the area of the Brantford General Hospital on July 19th, 2021.  Nicole MEAWASIGE is described as an indigenous female, 5’5” tall, 120 lbs, brown eyes, light brown/red shoulder length hair and a heart & roses tattoo on her upper chest.  Her clothing description is unknown.

Her current whereabouts are unknown.

Police and family are concerned for the female’s well-being.  Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or Detective Constable Jeff Cotter of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Section at (519) 756-7050, ext. 2271.

BPS Investigate Reports of Gunfire

Jul 30, 2021

Inc.# 21- 28865

Officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a disturbance in the area of Diana Avenue and Blackburn Drive at approximately 5:00 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2021.

Officers with the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Unit are onsite investigating reports of gunfire. No injuries have been reported to at this time.

Traffic in the area is not impacted however; police are expected to remain on scene for several hours to conduct the investigation.

Additional details will be released as available.

Any witnesses or individuals who may have information are asked to contact Detective Jeff Cotter at 519-756-0113 ext. 2271 or to provide information anonymously, please contact Brantford-Brant Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 
 

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Drug Risk Alert

Jul 29, 2021

Health Canada has advised of a new drug type that has been found within the local community. This substance could represent a significant threat to those who may be unaware they are consuming it and could also represent a threat to someone handling it without taking appropriate health and safety precautions.

The substance, benzodiazepine (namely Norfludiazepam) was found in a mixture with fentanyl and caffeine.

The Brantford Police Service is asking that the community be made aware of this substance and risks of drug use. Please use caution when using any type of drug that is not prescribed to you.

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 Law provides 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.

Reduce your risk of an overdose:
  • Never use alone
  • Go slow if you are using a new substance; always take a small test dose first to see how it is going to affect you
  • Do not mix substances, including alcohol, as it increases risk of overdose
  • Call 9-1-1 right away if you think someone is overdosing, even if naloxone has been given
  • Know your source
  • Use where help is easily available
  • Be prepared to give breaths and/or administer Naloxone until help arrives. Have a kit accessible at all times and KNOW how to use it
 
 Know the signs of an overdose:
  • Can't stay awake
  • No strength or energy
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Gurgling or snoring sounds
  • Lips and/or fingernails blue or purple
  • Non-responsive to shouting

 For more information about opioids, including what to do if someone has an overdose and where to access harm reduction services, please visit the Brant County Health Unit website.

To see the latest opioid-related statistics, please visit the  Brant/Brantford Opioid Information System webpage.

This Alert is issued by Brant County Health Unit in collaboration with the Brant Community Healthcare System, Brant-Brantford Paramedic Services, Brantford Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Brant FACS and St. Leonard's Community Services. 


 
 
 

SIU Invokes Mandate After Three Arrested on Weapons Charges

Jul 28, 2021

Inc. # 21-28318, 21-28428

On Monday, July 26, 2021 at approximately 6:12 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a residence located on Rawdon Street after receiving a report to advise of an altercation involving offensive weapons.

As a result of the investigation, at approximately 2:28 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021, a 33-year-old male of Brantford, was located in the area of Colborne Street and Market Street, arrested and held pending a bail hearing for Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, and Assault with a Weapon, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, officers obtained and executed a Search Warrant at the Rawdon Street residence with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team and the K-9 Unit.

As a result of the Search Warrant, a 40-year-old male of Brantford was arrested and held pending a bail hearing for Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x2, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Failure to Comply with Judicial Release, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

A 36 year-old female of Brantford has also been apprehended and charged with Possession of Weapons for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

As a result of the execution of the Search Warrant, officers located and seized a machete, hatchet and pellet pistol.

During the incident, the Brantford Police Service deployed use of force [Anti Riot Weapon Enfield – ARWEN and conducted energy weapon (CEW)], in an effort to apprehend one of the male suspects, and have notified the province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As such, Brantford Police Service will be unable to provide further information or comment related to the incident.

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BPS Respond to Helicopter Crash

Jul 25, 2021

Incident 21-28102

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, at approximately 7:08 a.m., Brantford Police Service responded to a citizen report of a helicopter crash located at Golf Road and Powerline Road.

Emergency Medical Services and Brantford Fire attended the scene to provide assistance.

The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Brantford Police Service closed the area to traffic and held the scene for several hours. Area roads were reopened and the scene was released shortly after 5:00 p.m. 

As the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and Ministry of Labour are investigating the incident, additional detail pertaining to the incident will be released by these agencies.


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CRIME BRIEF: July 21, 2021

Jul 21, 2021

Type:                    Assault
Incident:             21-26502
Location:           Colborne Street

On Thursday, July 15, 2021 at approximately 12:55 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a location on Colborne Street in regards to an assault in progress. 
 
A 48-year-old male victim was in his vehicle when he observed a motor vehicle travelling on Colborne Street in the opposite direction of traffic. The victim honked his horn to alert the driver of his mistake. At this time, the accused, a passenger from the vehicle travelling the wrong way, is alleged to have exited his vehicle, opened the door of the victim’s vehicle and assaulted the victim, who sustained minor injuries.
 
The victim called 9-1-1 during the incident.
 
Police arrived on scene and, in speaking with both parties, observed signs of intoxication from the accused.
 
The accused was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service, to be released once sober. 

As a result of this incident, a 22-year-old male from Mississauga, stands charged with the offence of Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 


Type:                    Assault
Incident:             21-26516
Location:           Colborne Street
 
On Thursday, July 15, 2021 at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were at a convenience store located on Erie Avenue regarding another matter when they observed the a male who appeared to be passed out in the front seat of a parked motor vehicle. 
 
When attempting to speak with the male, officers observed signs that the individual was under the influence of illicit drugs.
 
Information was received which revealed that the vehicle had previously been reported as stolen from another jurisdiction.
 
At this time, the accused was arrested for possession of stolen property. The accused was then transported to hospital by ambulance to receive medical treatment for suspected drug use. 
 
A search incident to arrest located approximately 0.6 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine and approximately 1.4 grams of suspected fentanyl.
 
As a result of this investigation, a 35-year-old of Brantford, stands charged with the following offences: 
  • Possess Stolen Goods Over $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possess Scheduled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
 


Type:                    Break and Enter
Incident:             21-26530
Location:           Marlborough Street
              
A report was received by the Brantford Police Service to advise that sometime between Wednesday, July 14, 2021 and Thursday, July 15, 2021, the garage of a residence located on Marlborough Street had been entered and a number of items including tools, a bicycle and a television had been stolen.   
 
On Thursday, July 15, 2021, at approximately 8:48 a.m., the victim of the theft observed a male on the front porch of a nearby residence who appeared to be in possession of the stolen items.
 
When officers arrived on scene, the accused was observed in possession of the stolen items. 
 
The accused was arrested, and the stolen items were recovered. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old male of Brantford, stands charged with one count of Break and Enter and one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 

 

Type:                    Assault - Threats
Incident:             21-26559
Location:           Dalhousie Street and Market Street

On Thursday, July 15, 2021 at approximately 12:03 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service attended a call for service in the area of Dalhousie Street and Market Street related to an assault and uttering of threats incident.

The accused, a 51-year-old male, was on foot at the intersection of Dalhousie Street and Market Street. The victim, a 7-year-old male, was riding his bike in the area, when the accused allegedly grabbed the wheel of the bicycle and hit the child’s arm, attempting to knock the victim off his bicycle.

Before leaving the area, the accused was reported to have yelled at and threatened the victim.

The accused fled on foot. Officers located and arrested the accused at the intersection of Charlotte Street and Darling Street. During the arrest, the accused was assaultive and non-compliant.
 
As a result of this investigation, a 51-year-old male of Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Assault- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Utter threats to Person- contrary to the Criminal Code 
 


Type:                    Theft
Incident:             21-26668
Location:           Henry Street

On Friday, July 16, 2021, at approximately 12:33 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call related to a theft occurring from vehicles located within a fenced in compound on Henry Street.
 
Two accused parties, a male and a female, were observed to have gained illegal entry to the compound and were removing belongings from a number of vehicles.
 
The accused parties fled the scene but were located by police a short distance away.
 
The accused were arrested and officers retrieved the stolen items.    
 
As a result of this investigation, a 39-year-old male and a 40-year-old female, both of Hagersville, each stand charged with Theft under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code.
 


Type:                    Trafficking
Incident:             21-26754
Location:           Walter Street

On Friday, July 16, 2021, at approximately 3:20 p.m., members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit entered into a drug trafficking investigation.

As a result of the investigation, officers obtained and executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at a residence located on Walter Street.

Brantford Police located and seized the following items during the execution of the search warrant: 
  • 1.58 grams (approx.) of suspected fentanyl with an estimated street value of $630 
  • 0.1 grams (approx.) suspected crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value $20 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 44-year-old male of Brantford stands charged with one count of, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. 
 
The accused has been released with a future court date.

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286.
 


Type:                    Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:             21-26814
Location:           Sydenham Street

On Friday, July 16, 2021 at approximately 9:28 p.m., a driving complaint was received by the Brantford Police Service to advise of a potential impaired driver in the area of Sydenham Street.
 
The suspect vehicle and driver were located and officers conducted a traffic stop. Officers observed signs of intoxication and requested the driver provide samples of breath as required by law.
 
The accused was uncooperative and refused to comply with the lawful demands.

As a result of the investigation, a 61-year-old male of Brantford, stands charged with: 
  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand – contrary to the Criminal Code
 
The accused was released on a form 10 undertaking and his vehicle was taken to impound. 
 

 
Type:                    Weapons            
Incident:             21-27064
Location:           Eagle Avenue

On Sunday, July 18, 2021 at approx. 2:28 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a call for service related to an altercation between two males involving a weapon in the area of Eagle Avenue.
 
It is alleged that a verbal argument between two males occurred in the yard of a residence on Eagle Avenue. The accused male fled from the unknown male to a neighbouring yard and was observed to be in possession of a knife.
 
Police attended the scene and took the accused male into custody. The accused was released on an undertaking. 
 
As a result, of the investigation, a 38-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose contrary to the Criminal Code.
 


Type:                    Trafficking           
Incident:             21-27105
Location:           Clarence Street and Erie Avenue

On Sunday, July 18, 2021 at approximately 7:27 p.m., after observing a suspicious vehicle, officers with the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop in the area of Clarence Street and Erie Avenue 
 
During the traffic stop, information was received that one of the three occupants of the vehicle was in violation of a valid judicial release order. At this time, the accused male was placed under arrest. Search incident to arrest located the following items within the vehicle:
  • 15.4 grams (approx..) of suspected crystal methamphetamine
  • Several knives (one of which was a prohibited weapon)
  • A quantity of suspected hydromorphone pills
 
At the time of the occurrence, the accused was determined to be in violation of two valid Weapons Prohibition Orders. 
 
The other two occupants within the vehicle were then placed under arrest for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, due to their knowledge and control of the drugs located within the vehicle.
 
Subsequent search incident to arrest located the following items: 
  • 2.92 grams (approx.) of suspected Fentanyl 
  • 3.40 grams (approx.) of suspected crystal methamphetamine
  • A scale 
 
As a result of this incident, the accused parties stand charged with the following: 

A 29-year-old male of Brantford: 
  • POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE- Schedule I – contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • POSSESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAFFICKING- Schedule I X2 - contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • WEAPONS DANGEROUS – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • POSSESSION OF PROHIBITED WEAPON – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH JUDICIAL RELEASE  – contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • POSSESSION OF WEAPON CONTRARY TO PROHIBITION ORDER X2 – contrary to the Criminal Code
 
 A 27-year-old male of Brantford:  
  • POSSESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAFFICKING- Schedule I X2  – contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
 
A 21-year-old female of Brantford:
  • POSSESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAFFICKING - Schedule I X2  – contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

LOCATE - Previously Missing Person: 39-year-old male, Jacob LAVALLEY

Jul 20, 2021


UPDATE - LOCATED - Thanks to information from an alert citizen, missing person, Jacob LAVALLEY has been safely located.
 
 

 
Incident 21-26827
 
July 20, 2021
 
The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 39-year-old male, Jacob LAVALLEY. 
 
Jacob is described as male, indigenous, 6’0”, 180 lbs, with curly black shoulder length hair, black facial hair (goatee), brown eyes, and has a small scar above the right eyebrow area. Clothing description is not available.

His last contact with family was July 17, 2021 via text message.

The Brantford Police Service is concerned for the well-being of Jacob and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information, which may assist in locating him.

Anyone with knowledge of Jacob’s whereabouts is asked to 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.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

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ARRESTED: WANTED PERSON - Chad WRAY-MCCOMBS

Jul 20, 2021

21-26744, 21-27051, 21-27176, 21-27185

At 12:46 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2021, previously wanted party; Chad WRAY-MCCOMBS was arrested by Brantford Police Service and is now in custody.

WRAY-MCCOMBS was observed exiting a stolen motor vehicle in the area of Foster Street and Cayuga Street and was taken into custody by members of the Emergency Response Team and K-9 section in the backyard of a nearby residence.

Investigation revealed WRAY-MCCOMBS allegedly stole the vehicle earlier Monday morning from a Brantford business.  As a result, WRAY-MCCOMBS was faces various theft and mischief related charges from this incident.

In addition to existing charges, WRAY-MCCOMBS is facing charges related to the incidents which occurred on July 16, 18 and 19, 2021. Charges related to incidents 21-27051 and 21-26744 from July 16 and 18, 2021 are detailed below.

Brantford Police Service would like to thank members of the public and media for their assistance in this investigation.
 

21-27051

On Sunday, July 18, 2021 at approximately 11:38 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a weapons related call for service at a location on Charing Cross Street. 
 
Police attended to the area and learned that three male victims were just robbed of their motor vehicle at gunpoint by a male suspect. The suspect, operating the motor vehicle, fled the scene. 
 
Police located the stolen motor vehicle travelling westbound onto Walnut Street and engaged in a pursuit, which was terminated, for public safety in the area of Cayuga Street. Police were able to locate the motor vehicle again travelling westbound on Colborne Street towards County Road 18. Again, the same lone male driver was observed by police operating the suspect motor vehicle in a dangerous manner. Police engaged in a pursuit, which was terminated in the interest of public safety in the area of Colborne Street and Linden Ave. 
 
Officers then observed the suspect motor vehicle travelling westbound on Richardson Street from Gilkison Street. The suspect, upon observing the police cruiser, began travelling at a high rate of speed, directly at the cruiser before swerving out of the way avoiding a collision. At this time, officers were able to positively identify the suspect as Chad WRAY-MCOOMBS.
 
As a result of the incident which occurred on July 18, 2021, the accused, Chad WRAY-MCCOMBS, 31, of Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Robbery with Firearm- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Weapon Dangerous Purpose- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Firearm- Use while Committing Offence- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Careless use of Firearm- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Prohibited/Restricted Firearm- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Display Firearm- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 6x Possession of Weapons Contrary to Order- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Dangerous Operation- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Flight from Peace Officer- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Fail to Comply- Release Order- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Fail to Comply- Probation- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Stolen Goods under $5,000- contrary to the Criminal Code     
  • Operate while Prohibited- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Driving while under Suspension- contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 

 
UPDATE: July 19, 2021
 
ARRESTED: Previously wanted party Chad WRAY-MCCOMBS has been arrested and is in police custody.

BPS would like to thank members of the public and media for their assistance.
 
More information regarding the arrest and charges to come.
 
 
  
ORIGINAL RELEASE:
July 16, 2021
 
On July 15, 2021 the accused in this matter Chad WRAY-MCCOMBS, 31 years, was released from the Toronto Detention Centre with stipulation he wears an ankle mounted monitoring device. The accused stands charged with serious criminal charges stemming from a 2019 incident in Brantford.
 
On July 16, 2021 at approximately 12:30 p.m., the device was set off. Brantford Police were contacted and advised that the bracelet had been tampered with, and the GPS indicated that it was at an address in Brantford.

Officers located the bracelet and observed it had visible damage to it. Officers were unable to locate WRAY-MCCOMBS.
 
As a result a warrant has been sought for the arrest of Chad WRAY-MCCOMBS who, in addition to existing charges, is also wanted for charges related to today’s incident.   

If located, do not approach the suspect. Contact Brantford Police Service at (519)756-7050.

Anonymous information can be provided to Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 
 

Street Crime Unit Arrest and Drug Seizure

Jul 19, 2021

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On Thursday, July 15, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit entered into a drug trafficking investigation. 

As a result of the investigation, officers obtained and executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at a motel located on Colborne Street in the City of Brantford, with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team. 

During the search of the room, officers seized approximately 14.28 grams of suspected fentanyl and a quantity of prescription medication with an estimated street value in excess of $7000, a prohibited weapon, Canadian currency, and other offence related property.  
 
As a result of this investigation, a 45-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking x 2
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of weapon contrary to order
PHOTO OF EVIDENCE
 
The accused has been released with a future court date.

Anyone with information on 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.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/

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