Accessible Version

Brantford police seek to identify suspect

Apr 15, 2024

 suspect photo
 
24-15001

Brantford police are investigating a collision involving multiple vehicles and are seeking information from the public to identify the driver who fled the scene.

On Monday, April 15, 2024, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a vehicle struck and damaged two citizen vehicles and two police vehicles in a parking lot located at Colborne Street West and Oakhill Drive. The citizen vehicles were unoccupied at the time of the collisions. Physical injuries were not reported as a result of the incidents.

The suspect vehicle involved in the collisions, an older model, black Chevrolet Tahoe, was later located and recovered by police.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - Brantford Crime Stoppers by 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/


Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

Meet Rookie, Brantford Police Service’s new mascot

Apr 10, 2024

BPS Macsot Rookie with Licoln Roberts

The Brantford Police Service is excited to introduce our newest recruit, Rookie! 

A contest was held asking the youth from our community to help us find a great name for our mascot and they did not disappoint. An online survey was launched in December 2024 asking the community to then help select their favourite name from the short list which included suggested names of Blue, Rookie, and Trooper. It was a close race, with nearly 1000 votes cast online.

We would like to thank 10-year-old Lincoln Roberts of Brantford for providing the winning name of Rookie.

Keep an eye out for Rookie, our crime fighting canine friend, who will be out-and-about, making appearances at various local community events.

 

 Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

Brantford Police Service Awarded National CALEA Re-Accreditation

Apr 10, 2024

image of people accepting award 
From left to right: CALEA Executive Director W. Craig Hartley, Jr., BPS CALEA Coordinator Sue Gemmell, 
BPS Chief Rob Davis, CALEA President Marcus Brown

 
The Brantford Police Service was awarded national re-accreditation on March 23, 2024, by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The Brantford Police Service was first accredited in 2004.

Following a multi-year self-assessment phase and a meticulous site-based assessment of community engagement, policy, procedures, equipment and facilities by CALEA assessors, the Brantford Police Service was required to appear before CALEA’s 21-member Board of Commissioners where the commission reviewed all findings and determined the accreditation status.

On Saturday, March 23, the CALEA Commission voted to approve re-accreditation of the Brantford Police Service. CALEA President Marcus Brown and Executive Director W. Craig Hartley, Jr. formally awarded the Brantford Police Service with re-accreditation, signifying excellence in public safety and commitment to community. This is Brantford Police Service’s 7th award of national accreditation.  

"Operating under the highest standards in public safety, I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication provided by Brantford Police Service officers and civilian staff. CALEA accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to providing exceptional service to our community.” 
– Chief Rob Davis 

In 1979, the Commission was created through the combined efforts of four major law enforcement organizations: the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs’ Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum.

The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.


Public Safety in Partnership with the Community


About CALEA

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); National Sheriffs' Association (NSA); and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.

Specifically, CALEA’s goals are to: Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities; Formalize essential management procedures; Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices; Improve service delivery; Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination; and Increase community and staff confidence in the agency.

The CALEA Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model; once implemented, it presents the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery—regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency.

This accreditation program provides public safety agencies an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards based on industry best practices and approved by an all-volunteer board of commissioners.

BPS Seeking Witnesses of Collision

Mar 28, 2024

24-9667
 
The Brantford Police Service is investigating a collision that occurred at approximately 3:35 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2024, in the area of St. Paul Avenue and St. George Street. 

A vehicle was involved in a collision with a pedestrian. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries. 

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene. 

Police are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Anyone with information, including dashcam or surveillance footage of the collision, is asked to contact Constable Shane SEIBERT at 519-756-0113 ext. 2204. 


Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

UPDATE – Stolen firearm recovered; police continue to seek information to identify suspect

Mar 25, 2024

#24-10726

Brantford police continue to investigate the theft of a firearm and seek information from the public to help identify the suspect. The stolen firearm has now been recovered by police.

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of a stolen firearm from a Market Street residence.

Information was received to indicate one male suspect entered the residence and is alleged to have stolen a 12-guage shotgun, described as a "Canuk Defender”. The suspect was photographed riding a bicycle – please see attached photo.

The suspect remains outstanding and is described as follows:
  • Male, average build, wearing a unique gold and orange winter coat. 

  suspect photo suspect photo


As part of a separate drug trafficking investigation, members of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a West Street residence, where the stolen firearm was recovered.

Officers continue to seek information from the public in an effort to identify the individual who stole the firearm. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - Brantford Crime Stoppers by 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/


Public Safety in Partnership with the Community



ORIGINAL RELEASE: Brantford police seek to identify suspect

#24-10726
 
March 20, 2024

Brantford police are investigating the theft of a firearm and are seeking information from the public to help identify the suspect.

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of a stolen firearm from a Market Street residence.

Information was received to indicate one male suspect entered the residence and is alleged to have stolen a 12-gauge shotgun, described as a "Canuk Defender”. The suspect was photographed riding a bicycle – please see attached photo. 

Physical injuries did not occur as a result of the incident.

The suspect remains outstanding and is described as follows:
  • Male, average build, wearing a unique gold and orange winter coat. 

   suspect photo suspect photo

For failing to properly store firearms and ammunition within his possession, a 70-year-old male resident of Brantford, stands charged with two counts each of Careless Storage of Ammunition and Careless Storage of Firearm as per the Criminal Code.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - Brantford Crime Stoppers by 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/

 

Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

MISSING: Andrew, 32

Mar 21, 2024

24-11030
  
Photo of missing person 

The Brantford Police Service are seeking the public’s assistance to locate missing person, 32-year-old, Andrew.

Andrew was reported missing to the Brantford Police Service by family on March 19, 2024, who last heard from him March 2, 2024.

Andrew is described as male, white, approximately 5’10” – 6”, thin build, with brown hair and a brown beard. 

The Brantford Police Service are requesting assistance from the public to locate the missing person and check on their well-being.

Anyone with knowledge of Andrew’s whereabouts are asked to please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Anonymous information can be provided to 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/ 
 

Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

Brantford man arrested, drugs seized, and firearms recovered as a result of BPS HEAT Unit drug trafficking investigation

Mar 20, 2024

24-9475

Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) arrested a Brantford man on March 19, 2024, after a drug trafficking investigation.

Two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants were granted for a West Street residence and a vehicle associated with the suspect. 

Members of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team members executed the warrants at approximately 5:30 p.m., March 19, 2024, where the following items were located and seized:
  • Loaded .357 handgun (concealed on the suspect) 
  • 12-gauge shotgun
  • 12-gauge shotgun ammunition
  • .22 caliber ammunition
  • Approximately 126.6 grams of suspected fentanyl
  • Approximately 23.1 grams of suspected cocaine
  • Approximately 436.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • Approximately 498 pills of suspected oxycodone
  • Approximately 213 pills of suspected hydromorphone
  • Digital scales and packaging material commonly used in the trafficking of illegal substances
  • Money counter
  • Canadian Currency

The total estimated street value of the illicit drugs seized by investigators is approximately $80,058. 

Investigation revealed that the suspect was prohibited on multiple orders from possessing firearms.

The loaded handgun located concealed on the suspect, was confirmed as stolen from a break and enter within a neighbouring jurisdiction. 


Image of evidence


As a result of the investigation, a 43-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following violations of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code of Canada:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (methamphetamine)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (fentanyl)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (cocaine)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (oxycodone)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Schedule 1, (hydromorphone)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (handgun)
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm (handgun)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (handgun
  • Possession of a restricted firearm (handgun)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (shotgun)
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm (shotgun)
  • Careless storage of a firearm (shotgun)
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order (handgun)
  • Possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order (shotgun)
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order (handgun)
  • Carry concealed weapon (handgun)

 
The accused has been 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: March 18, 2024

Mar 18, 2024

Type:                  Assault
Incident:          24-10719
Location:         Market Street South

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, at approximately 8:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a report of a theft and assault at a grocery store located at Market Street South.

It was reported that a man was observed attempting to steal merchandise when he was approached by store security. The accused is then alleged to have assaulted the security guard before fleeing on foot. 

Officers attended and located the accused nearby. Investigation revealed that the accused did not leave the store with any merchandise. 

As a result, a 33-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with Assault, contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 


Type:                  Theft
Incident:          24-10671
Location:         Colborne Street

On Saturday, March 16, 2024, at approximately 8:55 p.m., a Brantford police uniform patrol officer located a motor vehicle parked in a Colborne Street motel parking lot which had previously been reported as stolen from a neighbouring jurisdiction.

Officers located a lone female occupying the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The female was arrested, investigation revealed that the woman was wanted on a valid arrest warrant.

As a result of the investigation, a 51-year-old female resident of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Possession of Stolen Goods Over $5,000
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle Without Consent
 


Type:                   Impaired
Incident:          24-10245
Location:         Buffalo Street

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the area of Buffalo Street and Washington Street for an assist other service call for service.
 
Prior to police arrival, information was received that Emergency Medical Services were enroute for a male driver who was reported to have previously overdosed.

Officers arrived on scene and located the accused man in the driver’s seat of the vehicle being tended to by EMS. After being escorted from the vehicle, the male attempted to flee on foot from police.
 
The accused was arrested by police after a brief foot pursuit. During the arrest, the accused resisted. 

A Drug Recognition Evaluation was completed, and it was determined that the accused was operating a vehicle while impaired by a combination of alcohol and drugs. 

Police also learned that the accused is bound by multiple driving prohibition orders. Additionally, it was learned by police that the vehicle had been taken without consent.

As a result, a 30-year-old male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act offences:
  • Resist Arrest
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs
  • Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited x 3
  • Drive While Under Suspension x 3
  • Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent 
 
The accused was held for bail. 

Brantford police seek to identify attempted robbery suspect

Mar 13, 2024

#24-10121

Brantford police are investigating the attempted robbery of a convenience store and are seeking information from the public to help identify the suspects.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at approximately 11:15 p.m., members of the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of an attempted robbery of a convenience store located at Brant Avenue near Church Street.

Information was received to indicate one male suspect entered the business with his face concealed and demanded cash from the store employee. The suspect did not obtain any cash and fled the scene on foot.

Physical injuries were not reported as a result of the incident.

A K9 track was initiated, and the area was closed to local traffic temporarily in order to conduct the investigation.

The suspect remains outstanding and is described as follows:
  • Male, average build, wearing a light grey winter coat or zippered hooded sweater, black-brimmed hat, blue jeans, black running shoes, brown gloves, and a black and white scarf used to conceal his face.
 suspect photo

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - Brantford Crime Stoppers by 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/


Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

CRIME BRIEF: March 4, 2024

Mar 4, 2024

Type: Hit and Run
Incident: 24-8768
Location: Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Dunsdon Street

On Sunday, March 3, 2024, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call to report a hit and run had occurred at a gas station located at Fairview Drive and West Street.

Officers were advised that a SUV hit a truck before fleeing the scene. The SUV was observed by witnesses to be traveling in a dangerous manner, at a high rate of speed. Police located the SUV, at the corner of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Dunsdon Street, flipped over in the ditch.
The driver of the SUV was present at the scene. Information received indicated the driver held a G2 licence at the time of the incident.

As a result of this incident, an 18-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Highway Traffic Act violations:
  • Careless driving
  • Drive motor vehicle while perform stunt
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded, and the accused received a licence suspension.



Type: Impaired
Incident: 24-8653
Location: Dunsdon Street

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Services were dispatched to attend a report of a vehicle that had collided with a building at Dunsdon Street and Greenfield Road.

Officers attended and the accused was located at the scene. Officers observed signs of impairment when speaking with the accused. Information received indicated that the accused did not hold a valid driver's licence.

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

Members of the Brantford Fire Department also attended, as the collision had damaged a live gas line.

As a result, a 29-year-old woman from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration over 80
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded for seven days.


Type: Various
Incident: 24-8533
Location: Stanley Street

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Stanley Street and Dalhousie Street and conducted a traffic stop.

Investigation determined that the licence plates attached were not registered to the vehicle.

Speaking with the driver of the vehicle, officers observed what appeared to be a handgun in plain view. Further investigation revealed the firearm was a replica.

The driver was also displaying signs of impairment and was required to perform an alcohol screening demand (ASD). The driver registered an alert and received a three-day licence suspension as per law. Information received indicated the accused was in possession of a G1 driver's licence.

As a result, a 22-year-old, male resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Highway Traffic Act violations:
  • Drive motor vehicle fail to display two plates,
  • Use plate not authorized for motor vehicle, and
  • Novice Driver - Blood alcohol level above zero
Additionally, the unauthorized licence plate, vehicle, and the G1 licence were seized by police.

Page: « Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next »