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BPS arrest three men after shooting investigation, drugs and firearms seized

Feb 20, 2024

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Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) arrested three Brantford men after launching a shooting investigation on February 7, 2024.

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a concerned citizen called to report what was believed to be a gunshot, heard at a Tenth Avenue residence.

Officers of the Brantford Police Service including members of uniform patrol and the Emergency Response Team attended the scene.

The Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) conducted the investigation, where it was learned that two male suspects were observed arriving at the Tenth Avenue residence in a vehicle. The two suspects then exited the vehicle, where an altercation occurred with another man. A shot is believed to have been fired. The two men then returned back to the vehicle and fled the scene. 

As a result of the investigation, all three men have been arrested and held for bail.
 
A 29-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm/ammunition while prohibited 
  • Fail to comply with Release Order 

A 45-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Discharge firearm
  • Break, enter and commit indictable offence
  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence

A 29-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Discharge firearm
  • Break, enter and commit indictable offence
  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Utter threats to cause bodily harm/death
  • Assault

Additionally, search incident to arrest, found the 29-year-old man in possession of brass knuckles, illegal drugs (suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl), Canadian currency, a digital scale and drug packaging materials. As a result, the suspect also stands charged with:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x3, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.

On February 16, 2024, a Section 487 Criminal Code Search Warrant was granted to search a Burwell Street residence. Following the search of the residence the following items were located:
  • Approximately 420.58 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • Approximately 42.2 grams of suspected fentanyl
  • A quantity of pills – suspected hydromorphone, dilaudid, and morphine
  • A tactical vest with a 10-round capacity and 21-round capacity magazine containing live ammunition
  • Handgun with a high-capacity magazine containing live ammunition
  • Bag containing various caliber live ammunition 
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The total street value of the controlled substances seized from the residence is approximately $62,568. 
 
As a result of the investigation, the 29-year-old man from Brantford also stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (handgun) 
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm (handgun) 
  • Careless storage of a firearm (handgun) 
  • Possession of restricted firearm (handgun) 
  • Possession of a prohibited device - Magazine x 2
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (handgun) 
  • Failure to comply with undertaking  
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Morphine, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Hydromorphone, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Anyone that would like to report criminal activity within the community is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Anonymous information can be provided by contacting 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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Feb 20, 2024

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BPS arrest 33-year-old Brantford man, seize fentanyl

Feb 5, 2024

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Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) arrested a 33-year-old Brantford man and seized a large quantity of suspected fentanyl.

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On Thursday, February 1, 2024, at approximately 2:45 p.m., at a Colborne Street location, members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) located and arrested a wanted man. The man was wanted by BPS on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault and other offences under the Criminal Code.

Members of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Services Team (ERT) provided assistance with the arrest. The accused was taken into custody without incident.

Search incident to arrest located approximately 127.07 grams of suspected fentanyl in possession of the accused. This quantity of fentanyl has an estimated street value of $25,414. 

As a result, a 33-year-old Brantford man stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking - Schedule I, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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. Anonymous information can be provided by contacting 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/ 

Additional Fentanyl Seizure and Arrest in Brantford Police Services Project Katoomba

Feb 2, 2024

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As a result of the continued efforts of Project Katoomba, a multi-jurisdictional investigation led by the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), a 35-year-old Toronto woman was arrested, and a large quantity of fentanyl seized and removed from circulation. 

Initiated in November 2023, Project Katoomba was a drug investigation which focused on the distribution of large quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine within the City of Brantford and Southern/Southwestern Ontario.

Further investigation revealed the identity of a female suspect, who was located and subsequently arrested in Toronto on February 1, 2024. 

Officers with the Toronto Drug Squad applied for and were granted a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Warrant and received judicial authorization to search a Toronto residence. 

The following items were seized as a result of the search warrant:
  • Approximately 4 kilograms of suspected Fentanyl
  • A large quantity of Canadian currency and two money counting machines

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As a result of the investigation, and subsequent search, a 35-year-old woman from Toronto stands charged with the following, pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
Possession of Proceeds of Crime (over)

The accused was held for bail.

Project Katoomba will improve the safety of our communities by reducing the presence of, and violence surrounding the trade of illegal substances. The success of this project can be attributed to the collaboration of policing partners and agencies, including assistance from the Chatham-Kent Police Service and the Toronto Police Service.


Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

WANTED: Skylar BEAL, 27

Feb 2, 2024

Inc. # 23-55620

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Brantford Police Service are asking for assistance to locate a 27-year-old Brantford man wanted in relation to an ongoing shooting investigation that occurred at a West Brant residence on December 16, 2023. No injuries occurred as a result of the firearm being discharged. 

Investigators with the Major Crime Unit are requesting anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Skylar BEAL, contact police.

BEAL is to be considered armed and dangerous and is wanted for numerous firearm related offences along with break and enter offences.

If BEAL is observed, please contact police immediately. 

Witnesses are asked to notify Detective Minotti of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 with any information. Additionally, individuals who would like to provide information anonymously are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

ARRESTED - Brandon Christopher PFEIFFER, 37

Feb 1, 2024

Brandon Christopher PFEIFFER, 37-years-of-age, who was wanted in connection with a criminal incident which occurred in the City of Brantford on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, where a Brantford police officer was struck by a motor vehicle was arrested by Brantford Police Service officers the evening of February 12, 2024, in Hamilton.

The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for information.

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE: February 1, 2024

Brandon Christopher PFEIFFER, 37-years-of-age, is wanted in connection with a criminal incident which occurred in the City of Brantford on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, where a Brantford police officer was struck by a motor vehicle.

As a result of the incident, the officer was transported to hospital for medical attention and has since been released.

PFEIFFER is described as a white male, approximately 5’8” tall, 160 lbs., with a muscular build, bald with light brown facial hair and blue eyes. 

PFEIFFER is currently wanted by the Brantford Police Service for numerous Criminal Code offences including:
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Flight from Police Officer
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Failure to Stop After Accident
  • Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Failure to Comply
  • Assault Peace Office with a Weapon
  • Drive While Under Suspension
  • Motor Vehicle Theft

The investigation by the Brantford Police Service is active and ongoing. Additional details are not available for release at the present time.

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of PFEIFFER is asked to contact Detective Curtis Logan at 519-756-7050 ext 2306. Anonymous information can be provided by contacting 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/ 

BPS Seeking to Identify Vehicle

Feb 1, 2024

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The Brantford Police Service is seeking information from anyone who may have dash camera video of an older metallic blue Mitsubishi Lancer that had been traveling south bound on King George Road, then west bound on Powerline Road on yesterday’s date of January 31, 2024, between 3:10-3:20 p.m.

Witnesses or anyone with information or footage are asked to please contact Constable Shannon PARKS at 519-756-7050 or email video directly to sparks@police.brantford.on.ca

 
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Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

$110,720 in Illegal Narcotics Seized in Brantford Police Services Project Katoomba

Jan 31, 2024

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Project Katoomba, a multi-jurisdictional investigation led by the Brantford Police Services High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), arrested a Toronto man for trafficking controlled substances in the City of Brantford and throughout Southwestern Ontario. 

Led by the Brantford Police Service, with assistance from Chatham-Kent Police Service, Project Katoomba was a drug investigation initiated in November 2023, which focused on the distribution of large quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine within Southwestern Ontario.

On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team located and arrested the accused man at a North York location.

Members of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Services Team, K-9 Unit, Identification Unit and the Tactical Intelligence Generating Enforcement and Response Unit (TIGER) provided valuable assistance with the investigation.

Subsequently, police received judicial authorization to search the accused’s vehicle, along with a residence in Paris, and a residence in North York.

The following items were seized as a result of the search warrants:
  • Approximately 186.4 grams of suspected fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $37,280
  • Approximately 476.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $47,680
  • Approximately 257.6 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $25,760
  • Drug packaging materials
  • Canadian currency
  • Various items utilized in drug production including cutting agents, scales, and a hydraulic press
 
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As a result of the investigation, and subsequent searches, police seized $117, 720 worth of illegal substances and a 32-year-old man from North York, stands charged with the following violations of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine


The accused was held for bail.

Project Katoomba will improve the safety of our communities by reducing the presence of, and violence surrounding the trade of illegal substances. The success of this project can be attributed to the collaboration of policing partners and agencies, including assistance from the Chatham-Kent Police Service and the Toronto Police Service.

Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

BPS arrest 32-year-old Brantford man, seize $971,297 in illicit drugs

Jan 30, 2024

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Members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generated Enforcement and Response Unit (TIGER), with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), launched a drug investigation in January 2024 to target drug trafficking in the City of Brantford.

As a result of the investigation, on Friday, January 26, 2024, with the assistance of the Brantford Police Services Emergency Response Team, four Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrants were granted and executed at locations within the City of Brantford: Grand River Avenue, Henry Street, Colborne Street West, and a vehicle.

Following the operation, the following items were seized:  
  • Approximately 972.4 grams of suspected cocaine, with an estimated street value of $97,240
  • Approximately 516 grams of suspected MDMA (Ecstasy), with an estimated street value of $10,330
  • Approximately 452.7 grams of suspected psilocybin, with an estimated street value of $4,527
  • Approximately 6,498 grams of suspected hashish, with an estimated street value of $129,960
  • Approximately 72.72 kilograms of dried cannabis, with an estimated street value of $727,000
  • Approximately 450 packages of cannabis oil, with an estimated street value of $2,250
  • Packaging materials, digital scale
  • Stun gun
  • Canadian currency

The total estimated street value of the seized illicit drugs is $971,297.

As a result of the investigation, a 32-year-old male resident of Brantford, stands charged with the following Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code and Cannabis Act violations:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x3
  • Possession of a prohibited device
  • Possession for the purpose of distribution
 
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. Anonymous information can be provided by contacting 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/ 

CRIME BRIEF: January 24, 2024

Jan 24, 2024

Type:                 Impaired
Incident:          24-2714
Location:         Dunsdon Street

On Saturday, January 20, 2024, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a single motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Dunsdon Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Initial information indicated a motor vehicle had gone out of control and hit a streetlight. 

Officers arrived on scene and, when speaking with the driver of the vehicle, observed signs of impairment.

The accused was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 59-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired-Alcohol 
  • Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration 

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


Type:                 Break and Enter
Incident:          24-2692
Location:         Brock Street

On Saturday, January 20, 2024, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service attended a Brock Street residence after receiving a report of a break and enter. 

Officers arrived on scene and observed signs of forced entry. Damage to wires and cables within the residence was evident and appeared to be the cause of a gas leak which posed a hazard for local residents.

The Brantford Fire Department was contacted and attended regarding the gas leak.

The accused was located hiding within the building and arrested by police.

As a result, a 51-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Break, Enter Dwelling House - Commit Indictable Offence
  • Mischief Under $5,000
  • Mischief Endangering Life 
 


Type:                 Impaired
Incident:          24-2602
Location:         Memorial Drive

On Friday, January 19, 2024, at approximately 11:55 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle which had been reported as stolen from a neighbouring jurisdiction. The vehicle was observed at the intersection of North Park Street and Memorial Drive.

Officers initiated a traffic stop, at which time the accused failed to comply with orders. The accused attempted to pull forward almost striking a police cruiser, then proceeded to reverse, hitting a second police cruiser. 

The accused was removed from the motor vehicle and arrested. Signs of impairment were observed by officers. 

The accused was required to perform a drug recognition exam, where it was determined he was under the influence of drugs. 

Information received indicated the accused was in violation of two valid probation orders.

As a result, a 21-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act violations: 
  • Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent 
  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs 
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order 
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order 
  • Careless driving 

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


Type:                 Stunt Driving
Incident:          24-2392
Location:         King George Road 

Officers with the Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit who were performing proactive speed enforcement on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at approximately 1:45 p.m., charged a 26-year-old male, non-resident of Brantford who was recorded travelling 114 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone at King George Road near Powerline Road.

The accused was charged with fail to surrender licence, speeding and stunt driving, with the vehicle being impounded and licence suspended.

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