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CRIME BRIEF: July 26, 2022

Jul 26, 2022

Type:                 Assault
Incident:          22-29839
Location:         Morrell Street and Webster Street
 
On Monday, July 25, 2022, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call to report an assault in the area of Morrell Street and Webster Street.

Between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., a 47-year-old woman reported that while she was waiting for the bus, an unknown man riding a bicycle approached her and attempted to steal her backpack.  

During this interaction, the woman was physically assaulted by the man and sustained minor physical injuries.

The accused fled the area, travelling towards Grand River Avenue on his bicycle. 

Suspect Description:

Caucasian male, approximately 5'7”, late teen to early 20’s, slim build, wearing dark t-shirt (black or blue) with red and white baggy basketball shorts, no facial hair, short brown hair, and dark running shoes. 

This investigation remains ongoing. 

Anyone with information or video related to this incident is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 

Additionally, information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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  
 


Type:                  Assault
Incident:          22-29830
Location:         West Street

On Monday, July 25, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of an assault that had occurred at a West Street location.

At approximately 9:45 p.m., a 57-year-old woman observed an unknown man sleeping outdoors at a West Street location.
 
The woman was concerned that the man may be in need of medical attention.

The victim approached the accused. After the man awoke, he became agitated, and physically assaulted the victim who sustained minor physical injuries.

The victim fled the scene and contacted police.

Officers attended the scene, located the accused and, as a result, a 57-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 


Type:                  Stolen Vehicles
Incident:          22-29466
Location:         Colborne Street

On Saturday, July 23, 2022, at approximately 6:45 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed two vehicles in a Colborne Street parking lot that had previously been reported as stolen from other jurisdictions.

Through investigation, officers located two male suspects within a nearby motel.

Both men were advised of reasonable and probable grounds for their arrest for possession of property obtained by crime. Search incident to arrest located the keys for both vehicles. 

Both vehicles were recovered.

Additionally, information received indicated one of the accused men was in violation of a probation order, valid police undertaking and recognizance.

As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old male from Brantford, was held for bail and stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime 
  • Failure to Comply with Undertaking 
  • Breach of Recognizance 
 
And, a 23-year-old male from Port Alberni, British Columbia, was held for bail and stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x 2




ARRESTED: 1st Degree Murder

Jul 25, 2022

Incident # 22-29385
 
UPDATE: 
 
On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Rorey HILL, 38, and Jessica POERBA, 41, were arrested without incident for the offence of Murder - 1st Degree.
 
As this investigation remains active and ongoing, additional details including the identity of the deceased and manner of death will not be released at this time.
 

 
July 25, 2022

Detectives with the Branford Police Service have issued warrants for the arrest of two individuals for the offence of Murder – 1st Degree and are seeking information from the public.

On Friday, July 22, 2022, at approximately 5:00 p.m. members of the Brantford Police Patrol responded to a death investigation at a Colborne Street address.

Upon police arrival, a 68-year-old male victim was located deceased. Circumstances of the investigation led police to having grounds to issue warrants for the arrest of: Jessica POREBA, 41 and Rorey HILL, 38, for the offence of 1st Degree Murder. 

The victim and accused parties were known to each other.

The identity of the deceased and manner of death will not be released at this time.

Jessica Elizabeth POREBA, 41                      
Suspect Photo      suspect photo                                             
DESCRIPTION:                                           
  • 5’4”                                          
  • 115 lbs
  • Thin build
  • Blue eyes
  • Black hair that is shaved on the sides - may have blonde hair now
  • Flower tattoo upper right arm
  • Butterfly tattoo upper chest
  • Black cat tattoo right bicep
  • Caucasian 


Rorey Grant Tyler HILL, 38
 suspect photo    suspect photo
DESCRIPTION:
  • 5’5”
  • 160 lbs
  • Medium build
  • Hazel eyes
  • Brown hair or short shaved hair
  • Spider web tattoo right elbow
  • Tattoos on left forearm / upper arm
  • Scar upper lip
  • Indigenous
 
If observed, please do not approach and contact police.

Officers would like to speak with anyone who may have information regarding this investigation.

Anyone who has any information related to this incident or to the location of the wanted parties are asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 

Additionally, information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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/ 

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CRIME BRIEF: July 22, 2022

Jul 22, 2022

Type:                 Possession
Incident:          22-29190
Location:         Icomm Drive
 
On Thursday, July 21, 2022, at approximately 2:30 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a woman in the process of using illicit drugs in the area of Icomm Drive and Wharfe Street.
 
Officers interrupted this process. The woman was in possession of suspected fentanyl. The accused was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance. 
 
Approximately 1.2 grams of suspected fentanyl was seized. 
 
Further investigation determined that the accused is in violation of a valid probation order.
 
As a result, a 34-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Possession of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
  • Failure to comply probation order, contrary to the Criminal Code
 


Type:                 Impaired - Drug
Incident:          22-29150
Location:         Icomm Drive

On Thursday July 21, 2022, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a driving complaint in the area of Icomm Drive and Market Street South.

A description of both the suspect and vehicle was provided.

Officers attended and located the suspect and vehicle at an Icomm Drive location. 

Investigation revealed the vehicle had previously been reported as stolen to the Brantford Police Service and the suspect was found to be in violation of a valid recognizance.

While speaking with the suspect, officers observed signs of impairment.
 
The accused was read his demand to be examined by a drug recognition expert and transported for a drug recognition expert evaluation to be performed. The evaluating officer formed the opinion that the subject's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drug.

Search incident to arrest located identification in possession of the accused which was not in his name. 

As a result, a 19-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired – Drugs
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Breach of Recognizance
 
The accused was held for a bail hearing and the involved vehicle was returned to the registered owner. 
 


Type:                 Impaired - Drug
Incident:          22-29010
Location:         Garden Ave and Lynden Road

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after a concerned citizen called to report that an elderly man was driving erratically in the area of Lynden Road and Garden Avenue.

Police arrived on scene and observed the vehicle traveling eastbound on Sinclair Boulevard. 

Officers conducted a traffic stop.

In speaking with the driver, signs of impairment were observed.

Information was received to identify the accused as a prohibited driver.

A standardized field sobriety test was completed roadside. The accused performed poorly and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug and was transported to complete a drug recognition evaluation. 

A drug recognition expert evaluation was performed, and it was determined that the subject’s ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by a drugs. 

As a result of this investigation, a 57-year-old man from Brechin stands charged with the following: 
  • Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Operation while Impaired- Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive while under suspension, contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act x 2 

Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.

BPS continue to investigate indecent incident

Jul 20, 2022

Incident #22-26140

Brantford police are continuing to investigate an indecent incident and are seeking information from the public.
 
On Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report of a male who engaged in an indecent incident at a retail location within the Lynden Park Mall located at Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Lynden Road.
 
The male fled prior to police arrival.
 
Investigators are looking to identify and speak to the individual in these photographs.
 
  
suspect photo  suspect photo
 

 
Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Constable Megan Russell with the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2816 or, to provide information anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/  
 
 
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CRIME BRIEF: July 19, 2022

Jul 19, 2022

Type:                Drugs
Incident:          22-28667
Location:         Icomm Drive

On Monday, July 18, 2022, at approximately 12:15 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a man preparing to inject a substance believed to be fentanyl while within a parking facility located at Icomm Drive.

Police interrupted this process and took the accused into custody for possession of controlled substance. 

On further investigation it was learned that the accused was in violation of a valid probation order.

As a result, a 40-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following: 
  • Possession of Schedule I Substance (Fentanyl), contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Breach of Probation Order, contrary to the Criminal Code
 


Type:                 Impaired- Alcohol
Incident:          22-28598
Location:         Mintern Avenue

On Sunday, July 17, 2022, at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen to advise of a possible impaired driver involved in a hit and run in the area of Mintern Avenue and Tom Street.

Officers were dispatched and located the suspect vehicle and the accused at a Colborne Street location.

In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication. 
The accused was placed under arrest and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.

Information was received that the accused is a prohibited driver and that the plates affixed to the vehicle, were not registered to this vehicle. The plates were seized by police. 

As a result, a 42-year-old man from Ohsweken stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Operation While Impaired
  • Over 80
  • Operation While Prohibited 
 
The accused also stands charged with the following Highway Traffic Act offences: 
  • Drive While Under Suspension 
  • Use Plates not Authorized
  • Fail to Remain
 
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 


Type:                 Impaired- Alcohol
Incident:          22-28486
Location:         Stanley Street

On Sunday, July 17, 2022, at approximately 12:50 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a call regarding a possible impaired driver at a Stanley Street fast-food restaurant.

Officers attended and located the vehicle stationed in the drive thru. The vehicle was running, and the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, appeared to be unconscious.

After several attempts, officers woke the accused and observed signs of impairment.

The accused was placed under arrest and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over three times the legal limit.

As a result, a 38-year-old man from Simcoe stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • Operation While Impaired- Blood Alcohol Concentration/80+
 
Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.


 

Type:                 Assault
Incident:          22-28315
Location:         Erie Avenue

On Saturday, July 16, 2022, at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched in regard to a disturbance involving several people, occurring in the area of Erie Avenue and Strathcona Avenue.

Through investigation, officers determined that a man was confronted by three other individuals for allegedly prowling in resident’s yards and attempting to enter vehicles. A verbal confrontation occurred, which escalated to a physical altercation involving all four persons.

As a result of the altercation all four parties received for minor / non-life-threatening injuries. 

Officers attended, located all four persons, and requested Emergency Medical Services. 

The man who had been confronted by the others for prowling, was uncooperative with police and emergency medical services, assaulting one of the police officers by striking him in the face.

As a result of the investigation, the following individuals stand charged:
  • A 27-year-old man, a 23-year-old man, and a 20-year-old woman, all from Brantford, each stand charged with one count of Aggravated Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code, and
  • A 22-year-old man from Ohsweken, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
    • Assault x 3
    • Assault a Peace Officer 
    • Trespass/Prowl near Dwelling House 
     


Type:                 Assault
Incident:          22-28119
Location:         Icomm Drive
 
On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a location on Icomm Drive after receiving a report of a man threatening another man with a knife.

The accused is alleged to have been asked to leave the property by an employee when he brandished a knife and made a threatening gesture towards the victim.

No physical injuries were sustained as a result of the incident.

Officers attended, located, and arrested the accused.

Investigation revealed that the accused was in violation of a valid police undertaking.

As a result of this investigation, a 52-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following offences: 
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Failure to Comply with an Undertaking
The accused was held for bail.
 


Type:                 Assault
Incident:          22-28073
Location:         Darling Street

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to attend a dispute involving two men in the area of Darling Street.

The accused, a 54-year-old man, and the victim, a 27-year-old man, were involved in a verbal dispute when the accused struck the victim several times.

The two men were known to each other. Minor physical injuries were sustained by both parties.

As a result, a 54-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code.
 

 
Type:                 Drugs
Incident:          22-27869
Location:         Market Street

On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a man and a woman in the process of using illicit drugs in the area of Dalhousie Street and Market Square.

Officers interrupted this process. The male was in possession of suspected fentanyl and a pipe with suspected crystal methamphetamine. The accused was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance. 

Further investigation determined that the accused is in violation of a valid release order.

As a result, a 45-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl/crystal methamphetamine), contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
  • Breach of release order, contrary to the Criminal Code
 


Type:                 Stolen Vehicle
Incident:          22-27828
Location:         Colborne Street

On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at approximately 7:00 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle that had previously been reported as stolen from another jurisdiction. The vehicle was located in a Colborne Street parking lot. 

Investigation revealed that the vehicle, which had out-of-province licence plates, was rented by the accused and was to be returned in May, 2022.   

Officers located the accused nearby. The vehicle was recovered.

As a result of this investigation, a 49-year-old female from Alliston stands charged with Possession of Stolen Goods Over $5,000, contrary to the Criminal Code.
 


Type:                 Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:          22-27663
Location:         Mintern Avenue

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at approximately 3:20 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a 911 call to advise of a possible impaired driver who had been involved in a collision in the area of Mintern Avenue.

Officers attended and through investigation determined that the accused had been involved in two motor vehicle collisions which resulted in damages to a parked vehicle, a hydro pole, and a road sign. 
In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication. 
The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of the legal limit.

As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration of 80 plus
  • Failure to stop after accident x 2 

Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.


Public Advisory – Thumbtacks located on trail

Jul 14, 2022

The Brantford Police Service is issuing a public advisory after responding to a property damage report where a quantity of thumbtacks were located on the T.H. & B. Rail Trail bike path in the Shellard Lane / Conklin Road area of the City of Brantford.

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 7:50 a.m., roughly 50 brass-coloured thumbtacks were located and removed from the trail.

As a result of this incident, damage has been reported to several bicycles. No physical injuries have been reported as a result of this vandalism.

Discovery of these items pose significant safety risks to everyone who is utilizing the trail system. 

In addition to the safety risk to pedestrians and cyclists, the tacks could also pose a risk of injury to young children and pet owners who may walk dogs along the trail.

At this time, we would like to remind dog owners of the requirement to ensure dogs are leashed when utilizing the trails. Proper use of a leash will also provide control of a pet’s actions and help to prevent injury to canine companions should an object be found on the trails.
 
The Brantford Police Service is reminding all trail users – pedestrians and cyclists to be mindful of your surroundings.

Please report any occurrences of this nature to the Brantford Police Service Non-Emergency line 519-756-7050, or alternately, a report can be made online at https://www.brantfordpolice.ca/online-reporting   
 
The City of Brantford is home to more than 70km of natural trails flanked by the serene Grand River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. Part of the Hub of Ontario Trails, our trail system connects our community to Hamilton, Port Dover, Cambridge, and beyond, and is thoroughly enjoyed by walking, hiking and cycling enthusiasts alike. Please respect these natural assets that we are so fortunate to have access to. 
  
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Release of High-Risk Offender: William Michael SMITH, 62

Jul 13, 2022

PUBLIC ADVISORY

Image of William Michael SMITH
 
In the interest of public safety, the Brantford Police Service are issuing a public advisory regarding the release of a high-risk offender to the community.

William Michael SMITH, 62, was convicted in 2016 for the following offences:
  • Sexual Interference x 15
  • Invite Sexual Touching x 4
  • Print/Publish Child Pornography x 4
  • Possess Child Pornography x 3
  • Access Child Pornography
  • Indecent Assault Female
  • Sexual Assault
  • Mischief x 3

Described as 6’1, 225 lbs., with green eyes and grey hair, SMITH was released on statutory release June 28, 2022, with conditions to reside in Brantford.

Current terms of his release include the following:
  • Follow treatment plan/program to be arranged by parole supervisor to address all outstanding domain areas
  • To participate in counselling with a mental health professional to address sexual deviancy
  • No direct or indirect contact with all victims and family members of those victims unless communications are necessary for any or all of the following purposes: judicial proceedings, mediation sessions, CSC's Restorative Opportunities program, or other such requirements, with prior written permission from parole supervisor
  • Abide by a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., except for work-related reasons with parole supervisor’s written agreement
  • Not permitted to consume alcohol or drugs
  • Not to own, use, or possess any technological device that would allow access to the internet, unless previously approved in writing by parole supervisor
  • Not to use the internet or other digital networks unless for the purposes of seeking employment, or while engaged in lawful employment and with parole officer's advanced approval
  • Immediately report all sexual and non-sexual relationships and friendships with females and males and any changes to the status of the relationships/friendships to parole supervisor. This includes any attempts to initiate the above. This includes disclosing whether those above have parental responsibilities for children under the age of 18 years.
  • Not to reside with another person without the prior knowledge and the written approval of parole supervisor
  • Must reside at a specific place approved by Correctional Service of Canada
  • Not to reside with another person without the prior knowledge and the written approval of parole supervisor
  • Do not associate or communicate with any person you know or have reason to believe is involved in criminal activity.
  • Not to be in the presence of any male or female children under the age of 18 years unless under the supervision of a person who has been deemed appropriate by the court and has been deemed a responsible adult who knows your criminal history and has been previously approved in writing by your parole supervisor.
  • Not to communicate directly or indirectly by any means with any male or female children under the age of 18 years unless you do so under the supervision of a person who has been deemed appropriate by the court and has been deemed a responsible adult who knows your criminal history and has been previously approved in writing by your parole supervisor.
  • Not to be in, near, or around places where children under the age of 16 years are likely to congregate such as daycares, elementary and secondary schools, parks, and playgrounds, swimming pools and recreational centres.

The Brantford Police Service is working closely with Correctional Service of Canada to monitor the terms of SMITH’s release.

If members of the public observe SMITH breaching any of the terms of his release, please do not approach, but call 9-1-1.

The victims involved in prior incidents have been notified of his release. 

The Brantford Police Service is issuing this information and public advisory after careful consideration of all related issues, including privacy concerns, in the belief that it is clearly in the public interest to inform members of the community of the release of SMITH.

This public safety advisory has been issued under the authority of Regulation 265/98 of the Police Services Act, which allows for disclosure of personal information about an individual if it is reasonably believed that the individual poses a significant risk of harm to other persons or property and believes that such disclosure would reduce that risk.

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CRIME BRIEF: July 12, 2022

Jul 12, 2022

Type:                Assault
Incident:         22-27602
Location:        Lynden Road 

On Monday, July 11, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a call was received from a concerned citizen to report suspicious activity in a parking lot located at Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.

A man was reported to have entered a parked car thru an open sunroof, allegedly attempting to gain entry to the vehicle’s trunk.

Officers attended and observed the man in the vehicle. The man refused to identify himself to police.

Repeated requests to identify himself were refused. The accused made physically threatening utterances and gestures towards the officers. 

As a result, a 54-year-old man from Kitchener was arrested and stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
• Obstruct Police Officer 
• Assault Police 
• Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest 
 


Type:                  Assault
Incident:          22-27103
Location:         Alfred Street

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m. a physical altercation between two men occurred at an Alfred Street residence where one man received a head injury. 

Police and ambulance were called the next day, attended, and transported the 51-year-old male victim to hospital for treatment of a serious head injury.

Both men were known to each other.

As a result, a 41-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Aggravated Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 


Type:                  Assault
Incident:           22-26990
Location:          Queen Street

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend an assault related call at a location on Queen Street.

It was reported that two men were involved in a verbal altercation, which turned physical. It was alleged that the accused, a 72-year-old man ,had attempted to choke the victim, a 22-year-old man. The men were known to each other.

Officers and emergency medical services attended. The victim declined medical treatment.

As a result of the investigation a 72-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with:
• Assault Cause Bodily Harm – Choke, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 


Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           22-26942
Location:          Clarence Street S. and Greenwich Street

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Brantford Police received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen regarding a driving complaint, in the area of Clarence Street South and Greenwich Street.

Brantford Police attended, located the vehicle in the area of Market Street South and Icomm Drive and initiated a traffic stop.

In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication.

Based on the observations, an Approved Roadside Screening Device was administered, which registered a fail. 

The accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples provided were over the legal limit.

As a result, a 38-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with:
• Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code

Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 


Type:                  Weapons
Incident:           22-26922
Location:          Bain Street

On July 7, 2022, at approximately 10:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Bain Street and Wharfe Street for a weapons related call for service.

It was reported that a man was observed swinging a knife at people in the area. 

Officers attended, located, and arrested the accused for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. 

The knife was located near the arrest location.

Information was received to indicate that the accused was in violation of a valid Judicial Release Order.

As a result, a 36-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
• Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose 
• Failure to Comply with Judicial Release Order

The accused was held for bail 
 


Type:                  Impaired - Drug
Incident:           22-26373
Location:          Lynden Road

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a motor vehicle collision at a location on Lynden Road, where one vehicle allegedly struck a parked car. The report received indicated the driver may be intoxicated. 

Officers attended, and in speaking with the accused, observed signs of impairment.

The accused was arrested for Operation while Impaired by Drug. 
 
The accused was submitted to a Drug Recognition Expert Examination, as required by law, and was found to be impaired.

As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old male from Burford stands charged with Operation while Impaired by Drug, contrary to the Criminal Code. 

Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 


Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           22-26261
Location:          Market Street and Wellington Street

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, at approximately 1:45 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a motor vehicle collision in the area of Market Street and Darling Street.
 
The collision involved two vehicles. No physical injuries were reported from any of the individuals involved. 

Officers attended and in speaking with a male driver, observed signs of impairment.

The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. 

Both samples provided were over the legal limit.

As a result, a 57-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
• Operation while Impaired-Alcohol 
• Operation while Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration 

Additionally, a license suspension was issued, and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 


Type:                  Assault
Incident:           22-26115
Location:          Dalhousie Street

On Sunday, July 2, 2022, at approximately 7:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend an assault that had occurred in the area of Dalhousie Street and King Street.

It was reported that two men were involved in an argument when one male stabbed the other and fled on foot.

Officers attended and located the accused nearby. 

The victim, a 40-year-old man, received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

As a result of the incident, a 64-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
• Assault with a Weapon 
• Assault Causing Bodily Harm 
• Possession of Weapons, Dangerous 
 


Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           22-25925
Location:          Park Road N

On Friday, July 1, 2022, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen to report a possible impaired driver in the area of Park Road North.

Officers attended and located the vehicle occupied by a male driver.
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was placed under arrest and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples were over twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 32-year-old man from London stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
• Operation while Impaired
• Operation while Impaired by Alcohol- Blood Alcohol Concentration

Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.
 


BPS TIGER Unit arrest man and seize loaded, concealed firearm

Jul 11, 2022

22-27285

On Saturday, July 9, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generated Enforcement and Response Unit (T.I.G.E.R.) initiated a drug trafficking investigation.

As a result of the investigation, officers attended a residence on Brant Ave to arrest a man. Once officers identified themselves, the accused fled on foot.

After a short foot chase, officers apprehended the suspect.

Search incident to arrest located a fully loaded .45 caliber handgun and a large quantity of Canadian currency in possession of the accused.
 
As a result of the investigation, Olanzo NELSON, 23, of Toronto, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
 
The accused was held for bail.

Anyone that would like to report criminal activity within the community is asked to 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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