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Father and Son Arrested for Child Pornography and Exploitation Related Offences

Sep 20, 2019

Inc#19-36334

 
On July 4, 2019 the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service executed a Search Warrant at a residence located on Hayhurst Road, Brantford.  As a result of the search warrant several electronic devices were seized from the residence.  A Forensic Examination of these electronic devices has since been conducted and were found to contain images of child pornography and evidence of child exploitation. A victim between the age of 12 and 16 was identified as a result of this investigation and has since been located.  

On September 19, 2019, a second Search Warrant was executed at the same residence and a computer was seized. 

As a result of the investigation a 52 year old male and his 19 year old son were both arrested and are facing a number of Criminal Code charges. 

A 52 year old Brantford male has been charged with Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference, Making Child Pornography, and Possession of Child Pornography.

A 19 year old Brantford male has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Make Child Pornography Available.  They have been held for a Bail Hearing. 

 

Background regarding the Provincial Strategy:
On March 29, 2007 the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

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.
For safety tips please visit the Canadian Centre of Child Protection website at www.protectchildren.ca or www.cybertip.ca
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh or Detective Steven Bebee of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section 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 webtip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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39 Year Old Missing Female

Sep 18, 2019

September 16, 2019

The Brantford Police are requesting the assistance of the public in locating 39 year old missing female, Catherine BONNETT.   

BONNETT is described as a white female, 5’ tall, brown eyes and blonde hair. She may have travelled outside the city and her whereabouts are unknown.   

Police are concerned about her well-being.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050. 

Crime Brief - September 16, 2019

Sep 16, 2019

Type:   Break and Enter – Residential 
Incident:  19-35742
Location:  North Park Street  
Incident:  On Sunday September 15, 2019 just after 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a break and enter to a residence on North Park Street.  An unknown female had broken into the residence through the rear door and was still believed to be inside.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the address where they located and arrested the female inside.  While dealing with the accused she spit on the officers.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 27 year old Brantford woman has been charged with Break, Enter and Commit, Assault Police x2 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.      

Type:   Break and Enter – Commercial       
Incident:  19-35757
Location:   Henry Street  
Incident:   On Sunday September 15, 2019 just before 8:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a break and enter to a business on Henry Street.  The owner had responded to an alarm and discovered that the business had been broken into.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located the front doors insecure and damage to the inside of the building.  Officers searched the business where they locate and arrested a lone female inside.  Officers discovered that the office had been broken into and items had been stolen but were recovered.  A 22 year old Hagersville woman has been charged with Break, Enter and Commit, Mischief to Property Under $5000, Theft Under $5000 and Possession Stolen Property Under $5000.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.      


Type:   Impaired –Drug         
Incident:  19-35357
Location:   Stanley Street 
Incident:   On Friday September 13, 2019, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Brantford Police Service received a 911 call about a suspected impaired driver travelling on Stanley Street near Wellington Street. A vehicle was observed driving all over the road, driving slowing and driving up and down on the boulevards and grass.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle which had damage to the front end.  Officers stopped and spoke to the female driver who showed signs of impairment and was arrested.  The accused was given a demand and was transported in order to perform a Drug Recognition Evaluation.  As a result of the investigation a 59 year old Brantford women has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Drug under the Criminal Code.  Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    
                   

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol     
Incident:  19- 35641
Location:  Wayne Gretzky Parkway    
Incident: On Sunday September 15, 2019 just before 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and swerving in and out of marked lanes.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver he showed signs of impairment and an open can of beer was observed in the vehicle.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device where he registered a fail.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused readings were over the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 21 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Impaired under the Criminal Code.  The accused drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.   


 
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Crime Brief - September 13, 2019

Sep 13, 2019

Type:   Weapon    
Incident:  19-34951
Location:  Nelson Street  
Incident:  On Tuesday September 10, 2019 just after 12:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at a residence on Nelson Street.  The victim had gotten into a verbal argument with an individual who was visiting the residence next door.  During the verbal altercation the suspect pulled up his shirt and showed the victim a firearm that was concealed in his waistband.  The victim was able to leave the area and contacted police.  The suspect fled the area on a bicycle.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located the suspect a short distance away.  The accused was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine ($150 street value) and a replica firearm (BB Gun) was recovered.  The victim was not physically injured as a result of the investigation.  A 48 year old Brantford male has been charged with Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Assault with a Weapon, Carry Concealed Weapon under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type:   Fraud     
Incident:  19-34970
Location:   Brant Ave  
Incident:   On Tuesday September 10, 2019 just before 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at a business on Brant Ave.  An unknown male had attended the business and was attempting to cash a check.  Employees became suspicious of the identity of the customer and the check and contacted police.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located and spoke to the suspect male.  Investigation revealed that the male had given false identification and the check had previously been reported stolen.  Information was received that the male was also wanted on an outstanding warrant and was bound by court order with conditions.  As a result of the investigation a 37 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and has been charged with Identity Fraud, Utter Forged Document, Possess Stolen Property Under $5000 and Breach of Recognizance.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                     


Type:   Break and Enter - Residential       
Incident:  19-35240
Location:   St Paul Ave 
Incident:   On Thursday September 12, 2019 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a Break and Enter to a residential property on St Paul Ave.  The property management company had attended to the vacant property and located the side door open and heard a person inside.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the address and confirmed the information.  While at the address an unknown male attempted to leave the property through a rear door where he was arrested without incident.  The residence was searched and damage was located inside.  The male had spray-painted the inside of the residence.  Information was received that the accused was currently wanted on an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  As a result of the investigation a 27 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and is charged with Break and Enter and Mischief to Property Under $5000 under the Criminal Code.                  

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol   
Incident:  19- 35203
Location:   Icomm Drive    
Incident: On Wednesday September 11. 2019 at approximately 11:50 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a call regarding a possible impaired driver.  Employees at a business on Icomm Drive dealt with a male driver who they believed was impaired.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment and the driver was arrested.  The driver was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 69 year old Brantford male has been charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    

Type:   Break and Enter - Residential       
Incident:  19-35304
Location:   Ninth Ave 
Incident:   On Thursday September 12, 2019 just after 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 regarding a Break and Enter to a residence on Ninth Ave.  The owner had returned home and found an unknown male in her basement.  The male fled the residence with property from the house and began to flee the area jumping fences and running through other properties.  The male attempted to steal a bike from a residence on Walter Street when he was confronted by the neighbour who he punched and assaulted.  Other neighbours came to their aid until police arrived.  During the events the male assaulted and threatened the citizens involved.  While dealing with the male a backpack was recovered containing items from the break and enter along with a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 17 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault x2, Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm x2, Break, Enter and Commit and Theft Under $5000 x2 under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Breach of Probation under the Youth Criminal Justice Act as well as Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) under the Controlled Drugs and substances Act.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     
 
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23 year old Male Arrested after Incident Involving Replica Handgun

Sep 11, 2019

Inc#19-34959

Brantford Police have arrested a 23 year old male after an incident involving a weapon on Colborne Street East.

On Tuesday September 10, 2019 just after 1:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call in the area of Colborne Street and Kiwanis Way.  A 20 year old victim had been at the plaza located at 603 Colborne Street East when he was approached by an unknown male.  The suspect demanded money from the victim and brandished a handgun.  The victim was able to flee the area and police were contacted.  Community Patrol Officers attended the area where they located and arrested the accused without incident.  While dealing with the accused a replica handgun (BB Gun) was recovered and he was found to be in possession of fentanyl ($800 street value).  The victim was not physically injured as a result of the incident.

A high school located nearby was temporarily placed in hold and secure while the investigation was conducted, it however was lifted shortly afterwards.  A Brantford Police Service High School Resource Officer attended the school to assist staff and students.

As a result of the investigation a 23 year old Brantford male has been charged with Robbery with a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose under the Criminal Code.  He has also been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 
 
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Male Arrested After Incident Involving Replica Handgun

Sep 10, 2019

Inc#19-34959

Brantford Police have arrested a 23 year old male after an incident involving a weapon on Colborne Street East.

On Tuesday September 10, 2019 just after 1:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call in the area of Colborne Street and Kiwanis Way.  A 20 year old victim had been at the plaza located at 603 Colborne Street East when he was approached by an unknown male.  The suspect demanded money from the victim and brandished a handgun.  The victim was able to flee the area and police were contacted.  Community Patrol Officers attended the area where they located and arrested the accused without incident.  A replica handgun (BB Gun) was recovered.  The victim was not physically injured as a result of the incident.

A high school located nearby was temporarily placed in hold and secure while the investigation was conducted, it however was lifted shortly afterwards.  A Brantford Police Service High School Resource Officer is at the school, assisting staff and students.

As a result of the investigation a 23 year old Brantford male has been arrested and is facing a number of Criminal Code Charges. 

 
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Crime Brief - September 9, 2019

Sep 9, 2019

Type:    Impaired - Alcohol  
Incident:  19-34580
Location:  Charlotte Street  
Incident:  On Saturday September 7, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call on Charlotte Street.  A male had driven to the area and when he got out of his vehicle caused a disturbance and was seen walking away with open alcohol.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male a short distance away.  The male was seen walking down the street with an open bottle of beer.  Officers spoke to the male and observed signs of impairment.  The male was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The male registered a fail and was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over two times the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 29 year old Ayr male is charged with Operation While Impaired under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                                        

Type:   Impaired - Alcohol     
Incident:  19-33994
Location: Lynden Road  
Incident:     On Tuesday September 3, 2019 just after 5:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a call about an impaired driver on Lynden Road.  An unknown female had attended to a business on Lynden Road where she was refused service due to suspected intoxication.  The female was seen getting into a vehicle and leaving the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle a short distance away driving on Wayne Gretzky Parkway.  Officers observed the vehicle travelling at a slow rate of speed, turning without using a signal and poor driving ability.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle which at first would not stop for police.  The driver pulled into a parking lot where she was stopped and spoken to by police.  Officers while dealing with the female driver observed signs of impairment and was arrested.  The driver was transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over three times the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 54 year old Brantford woman is charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                  


Type:   Stunt Driving       
Incident:  19-33757
Location:   King George Road 
Incident:   On Monday September 2, 2019 just after 12:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers were monitoring traffic on King George Road when they observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.  Officers confirmed the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed over the posted speed limit.  The vehicle was confirmed to be travelling at 151 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  As a result of the investigation a 35 year old Kitchener male is charged with Speeding 151 km/hr in a 80 km/hr zone and Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt under the Highway Traffic Act.  The drivers licence was suspended for 7 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                         

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol   
Incident:  19- 33653
Location:   Riddolls Ave and Alfred Street    
Incident:  On Sunday September 1, 2019 just after 5:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision on Riddolls Ave at Alfred Street. A single motor vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle.  Information had been received that a male driver and female passenger had been in the vehicle and that the male driver had fled the scene.  Investigation revealed that the female had been operating the vehicle and there were no other occupants.  While dealing with the female Officers observed signs of impairment and she was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 20 year old Brantford woman has been charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence has been suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.      


 
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Suspicious Male Attempts to Enter Residence

Aug 30, 2019

Inc#19-33334

The Brantford Police Service is investigating after an unknown male tried to break into a residence on Clarence Street early this morning. 

Then Brantford Police Service is currently conducting an investigation into an incident that occurred on Clarence Street this morning at around 3:00 a.m.  An unknown male attended to the front door of the residence and tried to open the door.  The resident observed the male who was holding what appeared to be a large kitchen knife in his hand.  When the male was unable to open the door he walked away and left the area. 

The suspect male is described as a white male, 6’4” to 6’5”tall with a skinny build wearing shorts.  The male was not wearing a shirt and was observed to have a tattoo on his back. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050.


 
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LOCATED - 19 year old Missing Person

Aug 28, 2019

Inc#19-32834

LOCATED 

The Brantford Police are requesting the assistance of the public in locating 19 year old Aidan BRADSHAW-MELHORN.  He was last seen on August 26, 2019 at approximately 5:30 AM leaving his residence in Brantford. 

Bradshaw-Melhorn is believed to be driving a blue four door 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt with Ontario licence plate CEKS513.  He is described as a white male, 6’3”, skinny build with a tanned complexion and scruffy beard, brown eyes, medium length dark curly brown hair, and tattoo on his upper arm.  He was believed to be wearing a blue pullover sweater that says "Manitoulin Island” with a picture of a bear on the front, khaki pants or black cargo shorts.

It is believed that he travelled to Quebec and was in the area of St. Veronique in the afternoon of August 27, 2019.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local police service or the Brantford Police at 519-756-7050.

Crime Brief August 27, 2019

Aug 27, 2019

Type:       Drugs
Incident:  19-32552
Location:  Grey Street  
Incident:  On Saturday August 24, 2019 at approximately 12:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling down Grey Street.  The vehicle had been borrowed and not returned to the owner on August 20, 2019.  Officers were able to stop the vehicle as is stopped at a business and arrested the occupants.  While dealing with the male driver he was found to be in possession of brass knuckles and was an unlicensed driver.  While dealing with the female passenger she was found to be in possession methamphetamine, fentanyl and hydromorphone pills.  A further search of the vehicle revealed further quantities of suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl, Canadian currency and other drug related paraphernalia.  In total over $3000.00 of methamphetamine, $3000.00 worth of Fentanyl and $250 worth of hydromorphone was located.  As a result of the investigation a 24 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Prohibited Weapon under the Criminal Code and Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence under the Highway Traffic Act.  A 28 year old Brantford woman is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x3 (methamphetamine, Fentanyl and Hydromorphone) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.                               

Type:   Prohibited Driving     
Incident:  19-32598
Location:    Henry Street  
Incident:    On Saturday August 24, 2019 just after 7:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on Henry Street.  Officers observed one of the vehicles doors open and close as the vehicle was travelling and then make an abrupt stop into a business parking lot.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  The driver was unable to produce a driver’s licence and information was received that he was a prohibited driver x3.  The driver was also wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant from another jurisdiction.  As a result of the investigation a 34 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and was charged with Operation Motor Vehicle While Prohibited under the Criminal Code and Drive While Under Suspension x2 under the Highway Traffic Act.        


Type:   Drugs     
Incident:  19-31594
Location:   Charing Cross Street 
Incident:   On Saturday August 24, 2019 just after 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service were conducting a R.I.D.E Check on Charing Cross Street.  Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed towards the R.I.D.E Check.  The driver was signaled to slow down and stop but failed to do so and preceded through the R.I.D.E Check.  Officers were able to stop the vehicle and spoke to the female driver and passenger.  Information was received that the licence plates attached to the vehicle had been reported missing/stolen and the validation tag had been reported stolen.  The occupants of the vehicle were arrested.  While dealing with the accused they were found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine ($2500.00), cocaine ($200.00) and hydromorphone pills ($40.00) along with Canadian currency and other drug paraphernalia.  As a result of the investigation a 37 year old Brantford women is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 x2 and Obstruct Police under the Criminal Code.  She is also charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x3 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  She is further charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence. Drive Motor Vehicle – No Permit under the Highway Traffic Act and Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  A 41 year old Brantford woman is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 x2 under the Criminal Code.  She is also charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x3 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.             

Type:   Mischief  
Incident:  19- 32495
Location:  Burgess Crescent    
Incident:  On Friday August 23, 2019 just before 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at an address on Burgess Crescent.  A vehicle had just driven by the victim’s residence and shot at and caused damage to their vehicle in the driveway with a BB gun.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the vehicle and the damage.  Investigation revealed that the victim had had an earlier dispute with the suspect who was the one seen driving by and shooting at and causing damage to their vehicle.  Officers were able to locate and arrest the accused without incident and the BB gun was recovered.  A 20 year old Brantford male is charged with Mischief to Property Under $5000.00 and Breach of Recognizance.    

Type:   Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:  19- 31925
Location:  King George Road    
Incident:  On Tuesday August 20, 2019 just after 3:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling on King George Road with no lights.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  While speaking to the driver Officers observed signs of impairment and gave a roadside screening device demand.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  A 21 year old Kitchener male is charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Novice Driver Blood Alcohol Concentration – Above Zero and Drive Without Proper Light under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.      

Type:   Stunt Driving   
Incident:  19-322077
Location:   King George Road
Incident:    On Wednesday August 21, 2019 just after 6:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers were monitoring traffic on King George Road when they observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.  Officers confirmed the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed over the posted speed limit.  The vehicle was confirmed to be travelling at 151 km/hr in a posted 80 km.hr zone.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  As a result of the investigation a 22 year old Brantford male is charged with Speeding 151 km.hr in a 80 km.hr zone and Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt under the Highway Traffic Act.  The drivers licence was suspended for 7 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                                                     


 
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