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Public Advisory - Large Gatherings

Apr 3, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the Government of Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued an Emergency Brake Shutdown, effective April 3, 2021, 12:01 a.m. This shutdown has been implemented by the Province in an effort to mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking part in large gatherings, including protests and demonstrations, contravenes the Emergency Orders. The Brantford Police Service recognizes the Charter protected right of any group to assemble peacefully in order to draw public attention to a specific cause so long as such a gathering does not breach any applicable statutes or municipal by-laws. Any gathering, regardless of its intended purpose, which is over the legal limit, will merit an appropriate police response in order to enhance community safety concerns.

Large gatherings of more than five people are not permitted under Emergency Orders. 

Brantford Police Service is aware of a large gathering planned for the afternoon of Saturday, April 3, 2021 in the area of Henry Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway. In the interest of public safety, we ask members of the public not to congregate in large gatherings and to avoid the area. Traffic delays or temporary street closures in the area may occur.

As it is our duty to ensure the safety and well-being of the public, officers will de-escalate potential situations, but have the ability to enforce orders related to the shutdown as well as other provincial and federal laws, should this be necessary. 

Brantford Police Service continue to work alongside the City of Brantford Bylaw Enforcement and Public Health to attend large gatherings and will take steps to ensure the safety of the community as a whole. 

BPS encourages everyone to do their part to support our health care system and workers at this difficult time and minimize the impact of COVID-19 in our community.

BPS continues to provide public safety services to the community we serve and supports the efforts of federal, provincial and local health authorities to limit the transmission of COVID-19, including the government-mandated Emergency Brake Shutdown during this pandemic. We appreciate the public’s ongoing support of these measures.

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Drug Seizure and Two Arrested by BPS Street Crime Unit

Apr 1, 2021

Incident BR21011207 / BR20048921

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit arrested a male and a female following a drug trafficking investigation. At the time of arrest, the male attempted to escape custody by fleeing on foot, however he was unsuccessful and was apprehended.

Following the arrest of both persons, a search warrant was executed at a dwelling in the area of Spring Lane and Jarvis Street where the following items were seized:
  • Approximately 44 grams of suspected cocaine (estimated street value of $4500)
  • Canadian Currency 
  • Cellular phones
  • Digital scale
  • Sport Utility Vehicle

As a result of the investigation, the following persons are facing criminal charges:

Gregory Ivan MILLAR, a 46-year-old male of Brantford is charged with:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Escape Lawful Custody contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Drive While Under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

A 46-year-old female of Brantford is charged with:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
 
PHOTO OF EVIDENCE

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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BPS Investigate Human Skull Found by Citizen - UPDATE

Apr 1, 2021

Incident # 21-2700

UPDATE

Police continue to work with the Center of Forensic Sciences and the Coroner’s Office in relation to human remains located in a remote field in the North end of Brantford earlier this year.  

On March 23, 2021 the identity of the remains were confirmed to be those of a 49-year-old male from the Brantford area. Next of kin have been notified of the death however, the name of the deceased will not be publicly released out of respect for the family.

The investigation into the circumstances of the death continues. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.  

ORIGINAL RELEASE
January 23, 2021
Members of the Brantford Police Service Major Crimes Unit and the Office of the Chief Coroner are investigating the discovery of suspected human remains.
 
Earlier today, a citizen discovered what is believed to be a human skull and contacted police. The skull was found in a remote area of a field located in an industrial area in the North end of Brantford.
 
A postmortem coroner’s examination is to be scheduled. Until this examination has been completed, Brantford Police Service is unable to provide further information regarding the identification of the remains. As the investigation is in the very early stages, additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Jason Sinning at (519) 756-7050 ext.2265 or Brantford-Brant Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be submitted anonymously online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID251

Active Police Investigation - Veteran's Memorial Pkwy Motorcycle Accident

Mar 31, 2021

Incident 21-11277

On March 31, 2021, at approximately 8:56 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and sport utility vehicle in the area of Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and Erie Avenue.

The 25-year-old male driver of the motorcycle, and the 36-year-old male driver of the sport utility vehicle have been transported to hospital for treatment of injuries.

The Brantford Police Service had involvement with the driver of one of the involved vehicles prior to the collision, and as such have notified the province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As such, Brantford Police Service will be unable to provide further information.

As a result of the investigation, the area of Veteran’s Memorial Parkway near Erie Ave is currently closed. Updates will be provided on social media to advise when the streets are re-opened.

Crime Brief - March 29, 2021

Mar 29, 2021

Type:                  Possession / Trafficking
Incident:           21-8570
Location:          Drummond Street

On Friday, March 12, 2021, at approximately 1:34 a.m., patrol officers with Brantford Police Service observed a female walking on Drummond Street and recognized this individual as being wanted on an arrest warrant issued from a partner police service. At this time, the female was placed under arrest.

Search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of the following:
  • Approximately 5.65 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $847
  • Approximately 14.35 grams of suspected Psilocybin with an estimated street value of $143
  • Drug trafficking paraphernalia
  • Canadian Currency

As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old female from Brantford, was re-arrested and stands charged with the following:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  x3
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule III substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Failure to Comply with Undertaking contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
 

 
Type:                  Impaired Driving - Drug
Incident:           21-8636
Location:          West Street

On Friday, March 12, 2021 at approximately 2:54 p.m., Brantford Police Service received information that a female was observed exiting her vehicle in what appeared to be an intoxicated state in a parking lot on West Street.
 
Officers attended the location and located the vehicle unoccupied. The accused was located by officers within a nearby business. Upon speaking to the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication.     
 
A field sobriety test was conducted, to which she performed poorly and was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance.
 
The accused was transported to perform a drug recognition expert evaluation as required by law, where it was determined that the subject's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drugs.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old female from Port Dover stands charged with Operate while Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.


 
Type:                 Impaired Driving - Alcohol
Incident:           21-8717
Location:          Brant Avenue

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, at approximately 1:36 a.m., Brantford Police Service received a call to advise of a possible intoxicated driver.
 
Officers located the suspect driver travelling on Brant Avenue and performed a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication and administered roadside testing. The accused registered a fail and was arrested without incident for 80 plus.
 
The accused was 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 26 year-old male from Brantford stand accused of the following offences:
  • 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Novice Driver B.A.C above 0 contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

 


 
Type:                  Possession
Incident:           21-8900
Location:          Murray Street

On Sunday, March 14, 2021 at approximately 7:59 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a residence on Murray Street to assist Emergency Medical Responders who were on route to an unknown medical call for service.
 
Information obtained prior to police arrival indicated that an anonymous report was received to advise an unknown male had been observed in an unresponsive state near parked vehicles. 
 
Police arrived on scene and located the accused asleep on the ground near a parked vehicle. The accused awoke when officers spoke to him.
 
Investigation revealed that the accused was currently wanted on a valid outstanding warrant issued by a partner service. As a result, he was subsequently placed under arrest on the strength of the warrant.
 
A search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of approximately 3.1 grams of suspected crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $300.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 29 year-old male from Brantford, was subsequently charged with Possession of Substance - Schedule 1 - contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.

 


 
Type:                  Possession
Incident:           21-8985
Location:          Shellard Lane 

On Sunday, March 14, 2021 at approximately 11:03 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling northbound in the southbound lane of Shellard Lane, against oncoming traffic. 
 
A traffic stop was conducted, the driver was identified, and information was received to indicate the accused was  bound by a valid undertaking with various conditions, including the condition to reside at specific address and to be within the residence at the time of the incident. 
 
The accused was subsequently placed under arrest.  Search incident to arrest found the accused to be in possession of the following:
  • Approximately 11 pills of suspected Hydromorph Contin
  • Approximately 10 pills of Ratio-Oxycocet
  • Approximately 7 pills of Alprazolam
  • Drug trafficking paraphernalia
  • Canadian Currency
 
As a result of the investigation, a 25 year-old female from Ohsweken, stands charged with the following:
  • Failure to comply with undertaking contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Possession for trafficking x 3 contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
 

 
Type:                  Impaired Driving - Alcohol
Incident:           21-9524
Location:          Blackburn Drive at Veteran’s Memorial Parkway

On Thursday, March 18, 2021 at approximately 9:03 p.m., Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a motor vehicle collision in the area of Blackburn Drive and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.
 
Information was received to indicate a motor vehicle struck an intersection traffic signal pole and the driver proceeded to flee the scene on foot. An independent witness observed the suspect female fleeing and drove her back to the scene of the collision.
 
Police arrived on scene and in speaking with the suspect, observed signs of intoxication. The accused was transported in order to provide suitable samples of her breath as required by law. Both samples provided were well beyond twice the legal limit. 
 
Investigation also revealed that there was open alcohol readily available to the accused while driving. As a class G2 driver, the accused was legally required to have a zero blood alcohol concentration while operating a motor vehicle.   The accused was also unable to produce valid insurance and permit for her vehicle.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 23 year-old female from Brantford stands charged with:
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol - contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Operation While Impaired - 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Having Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle with Unsealed Container of Liquor - contrary to the Liquor Licence Act
  • Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle – contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Class G2 Licence Holder - B.A.C. Above Zero - contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Fail to Surrender Insurance Card - contrary to the Canadian Automobile Insurance Act

 


 
Type:                  Impaired Driving -Alcohol
Incident:           21-9699
Location:          Fen Ridge Court

On Saturday, March 20, 2021 at approximately 5:19 a.m., officers with Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a motor vehicle collision in the area of Fen Ridge Court involving a driver who fled the vehicle on foot.
 
Witness(s) on scene observed a vehicle drive through the fence at a business located on Fen Ridge Court. The witness(s) observed the vehicle to be stuck in the fence, and the lone male occupant, exiting the vehicle and fleeing into the parking lot on foot.
 
Brantford Police arrived on scene and located the accused nearby, attempting to hide from police.
 
Investigation confirmed the accused to be the driver of the vehicle. Speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication.
 
The accused was arrested for Operation while Impaired and transported in order to provide suitable samples of his breath as required by law. The accused refused to complete the breathalyzer test.
 
As a result of Police investigation, a 30-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Operation While Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand contrary to the Criminal Code
 

 
Type:                   Assault
Incident:           21-9787
Location:          Brunswick Street

On Saturday, March 20, 2021 at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers with Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend reports of an assault which occurred at a residence on Brunswick Street.
 
A confrontation occurred between two men regarding alleged driving behaviours, resulting in the accused physically assaulting a 27 year-old male victim who received minor injuries. 
 
As a result of the investigation, 49 year-old, Andrew STEVENSON from Brantford stands charged with Assault contrary to the Criminal Code.

 


 
Type:                  Theft
Incident:           21-9789
Location:          Colborne Street

On Sunday, March 21, 2021 at approximately 7:49 pm, Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to report a male with a firearm was observed within the parking garage on Icomm Drive.
Officers attended, located, and subsequently arrested the accused without incident. 
 
On Saturday, March 20, 2021, at approximately 5:46 p.m., the accused was confirmed to have entered a retail store located on Colborne Street, where he proceeded to hide within the store until employees closed the store and left. The accused then stole a number of replica firearm BB guns and BB gun accessories, breaking out of the store, fleeing on foot.
 
During a search of the accused incident to arrest, one of the stolen guns was confirmed to be on his person, in addition to approximately 1.2 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
 
As a result of the investigation, Eric Wayne RUSSELL, 29, of Brantford, stands charged with:
  • Theft Over $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breaking Out contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Substance in Schedule I contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

The accused has been held for remand court.



 

Type:                  Impaired Driving - Alcohol
Incident:          21-9816
Location:          Market Street South
 
On Sunday, March 21, 2021 at approximately 12:30 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a location on Market Street South with regard to reports of an alleged impaired driver.
 
Information obtained prior to police arrival indicated a vehicle was observed attempting to drive the wrong way in a drive-thru of a local business. On-site security had stopped the vehicle, removing the keys from the driver while contacting police.
 
Police arrived on scene, observed signs of intoxication, and conducted an investigation concerning the driver's sobriety. At approximately 12:34 a.m., the accused was placed under arrest for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance.
 
The accused was subsequently transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of three times the legal limit.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 25 year-old male from Aylmer, stands charged with:
  • Impaired Operation of a Conveyance contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Over 80mg contrary to the Criminal Code

 


 
Type:                   Impaired Driving - Alcohol
Incident:           21-9825
Location:          Fairview Drive / King George Road / 403
 
On Sunday, March 21, 2021, at approximately 2:25 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police were dispatched to the area of Fairview Drive and King George Road in regards to reports of an alleged impaired driver.
 
Information had been received to advise the suspect vehicle was driving erratically on Highway 403 and had exited the Highway at Fairview Drive. Additional information indicated the vehicle had made several erratic U-turns, ran a stop sign, and had driven over curbs. The vehicle entered back onto the 403 eastbound from King George Road.
 
Officers with the Brantford Police Service located the vehicle travelling eastbound on the 403 as it passed Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Police observed the vehicle being operated in a dangerous manner with inconsistent speeds.
 
Officers performed a traffic stop and, when speaking with the driver, observed signs of intoxication.
 
As a result, the accused was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, 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 male from Hamilton stands charged with:
  • Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 80 plus Blood Alcohol, contrary to the Criminal Code
 


Type:                  Multiple Charges
Incident:           21-9997
Location:          Hill Avenue

On Monday, March 22, 2021 at approximately 9:29 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched in regards to a report received of a male suspect who was observed stealing items from a trailer at a construction site in the area of Hill Avenue.
 
The male suspect was observed leaving the area in a vehicle driver by a female driver.
 
Officers attended the area and observed the suspect motor vehicle, with the driver and passenger matching descriptions provided.
 
A traffic stop occurred, three occupants were located in the motor vehicle and taken into custody.
 
A search incident to arrest found the suspects to be in possession of stolen items from the trailer as well as drug paraphernalia, two sets of brass knuckles and quantities of various narcotics including suspected Xanax, Oxycocet and Crystal Methamphetamine.
 
At the time of the investigation, both male suspects were found to be in violation of prior court orders.
 
As a result of the investigation the accused parties are charged with the following:
 
Jamie Angel Mackenzie, 41-year-old female of Brantford, stands charged with:
  • Theft under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Substance included in Schedule I and IV contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

 

Matthew Scott Wells, 39 year-old male of Brantford, stands charged with:

  • Theft under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of Probation contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Substance included in Schedule I and IV contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

 

John Dennis Moth, 39 year-old-male of Brantford, stands charged with:

  • Theft under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Weapon x2 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession in Contradiction of Prohibition Order contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Substance included in Schedule I and IV contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

 

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Young Women Unite - Virtual Symposium Educates Our Community's Young Women

Mar 27, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                            

On Saturday, March 27, 2021 over 360 young women (and youth who identify as female) attended the YOUNG WOMEN UNITE Virtual Symposium. Organized by Brantford Police Service, in partnership with Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services, the Brant County Health Unit, Victim Services of Brant and Six Nations Police, the Young Women Unite virtual symposium provided valuable health and safety information to our community’s young female population.
 
 
Girls, women, and those who identify as female, between the ages of 13 and 19, who reside in Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation were all eligible to participate, receiving a $45 gift card as incentive for their participation. Adding to the excitement of the event, numerous prizes including bursaries for post-secondary education were randomly provided to attendees throughout the 90 minute long event.

The Symposium featured knowledgeable and experienced female speakers from partner agencies who lead discussions related to topics ranging from healthy relationships, general health and well-being, and human trafficking. 
Funding for the event was provided through the Community Safety and Policing Grant awarded to Brantford Police Service from the Ministry of the Solicitor General. This grant has allowed Brantford Police Service to collaborate with multi-sectoral partners including Nova Vita, to embark on a comprehensive anti-human trafficking strategy, implementing strategies ranging from prevention to an enhanced effort between police and victim services.  The initiative provides a strategic, multi-dimensional approach to reduce victimization and identify victims and those vulnerable to become victims of human trafficking.
 
 
Anyone, from any walk-of-life, can be a target for human trafficking for the purposes of sex trafficking or labour trafficking. However, in Canada, women and girls are at greatest risk, as well as individuals from certain populations, such as Indigenous women and girls, new immigrants, children in the child welfare system, persons living with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and those struggling socially and/or financially. Better understanding the facts about human trafficking, who is at risk, how traffickers recruit and exploit victims, and what signs to look for is a major step in helping to fight this widespread and often invisible crime.
 
"Although Human Trafficking can be hard to see, it is happening in communities like ours all across Ontario. Events like this are important to educate our youth and help change mind-sets. I would like to thank the Ministry of the Solicitor General for providing the funding opportunity to allow us to bring this event to the community. I would like to thank our partner agencies: Nova Vita Domestic Violence Services, the Brant County Health Unit, Victim Services of Brant, Six Nations Police Services and the members within the Brantford Police Service who have dedicated an immense amount of time and energy on this collaboration which will have great benefit to all of our communities.”   – Chief Rob Davis, Brantford Police Service
 
Young Women Unite Poster

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Brantford Male Arrested for Sexual Related Offences

Mar 24, 2021

Incident 21-9505

On March 18, 2021, the Brantford Police Service entered into a child exploitation investigation. Police received information that a 33-year-old Brantford male had transmitted explicit photographs of himself to victims under the age of 16 years.

As a result of the investigation, the accused male was arrested and held for a bail hearing. He stands charged with numerous offences:
  • Luring a Child- Contrary to section 172.1(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada x 3
  • Indecent Communication- Contrary to section 372(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada x 2
  • Intimidation- Contrary to section 423(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada x 2
  • Corrupting Children- Contrary to section 172 of the Criminal Code of Canada x 3
  • Make Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Child- Contrary to section S.171.1(1) of the Criminal Code of  Canada x3
  • Distribute Cannabis to Individual Under 18 years of age- Contrary to section 9(1)(aiii) of the Cannabis Act
 
Due to the nature of the offences, the name of the accused will not be released to protect the identity of the victims.
 
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh 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 web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

 

Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet

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

 

Internet Safety Tips

Brantford Police Service is committed to ensuring the safety of our community’s children and taking action against online sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children.
 
The following information is provided to assist parents and caregivers to understand internet safety.
 
These simple tips can help the youngest members of your family stay safe online:
  • Consider creating an internet contract with your child and have all parties sign it.
  • Let your child know that you will be monitoring their online activities.
  • Reinforce the fact that not everyone is who they say they are online.
  • Discuss how pictures should not be sent or posted online without parental permission.
  • Discuss sharing personal information online; never share their password with anyone other than their parents. Review the risks of personal information being misused online.
  • Use only child-safe search engines such as: www.askkids.com www.kidsyahoo.com or www.kidsclick.org
  • Encourage your child to trust in their instincts and stop, block, and tell if they are uncomfortable.
  • Talk to your child about the consequences of being involved in any incidents that include cyberbullying, sexting, etc.
  • Make sure your child understands that they can talk to you about anything on the internet.

As a parent, what can you do?

  • Place your child’s computer in a common area. Set expectations for your child’s online and cell phone activities.
  • Monitor your child’s activities online. Ask your child to show you what they are doing online, and be aware of whom they are talking to.
  • Retrieve your child’s login information, e-mail addresses and password.
  • If your child joins any social networking or gaming sites, help them create their online profile. Remember to only fill in information that is necessary and leave out any revealing information.
  • Monitor ALL webcam use, and any posting or exchanging of pictures online.
  • Do not allow your child to communicate in chat rooms.
  • Use filtering software on computers.
  • Communicate openly with your child. Encourage them to report any situation or information that makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • Be aware of signs that your child may be in trouble:
    • They quickly turn the computer or phone off when you walk into the room.
    • Your child seems worried, withdrawn or depressed.
    • Your child contacts, or is contacted by a person you do not know.
    • If your child is being harassed or threatened, save the evidence and contact the police.

Additional Online Safety Resources

  • Safe Kids Canada                                 www.safekidscanada.com
  • Cyber Tip                                              www.cybertip.com
  • Be Web Aware                                      www.bewebaware.ca
  • Kids in the Know                                   www.kidsintheknow.ca
  • Canadian Centre of Child Protection       www.protectchildren.ca

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LOCATED - Missing Person Christine Victoria BUCCI

Mar 20, 2021

UPDATE

Please be advised that Christine BUCCI has now been located.  Brantford Police Service would like to thank members of the public for their concern and assistance.


March 16, 2021 

Incident 21-9105

Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 39 year-old female, Christine Victoria BUCCI.

Christine BUCCI is described as a white female, 5’7”, with a small build, dark long hair and brown eyes.  Christine is suspected to in the Brantford, Hamilton or Dunnville area. Christine was reported to be last seen February 26, 2021.

The Brantford Police are concerned for Christine’s well-being and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information which may assist in locating her.

If located please contact Detective Jason Sinning of the Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 ext 2265. 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.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

Project WEAVER

Mar 18, 2021

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FROM: Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau                                                                                               DATE: March 18, 2021

FIREARMS, EXPLOSIVES AND QUANTITIES OF COCAINE AND ILLEGAL CANNABIS SEIZED

AFTER EIGHT-MONTH INVESTIGATION

(ORILLIA, ON) – Several individuals are facing serious charges at the conclusion of Project WEAVER, an eight-month investigation into firearms and drug trafficking in Southwestern Ontario.
 
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), Biker Enforcement Unit (BEU) and Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU), with assistance from the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), began this investigation after intelligence indicated significant firearms and drug trafficking activity in Southwestern Ontario. As the investigation continued, police identified four separate, unrelated criminal networks involved in the trafficking of cocaine, firearms, explosives and cannabis.

The four independent criminal networks identified include:
  • Members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in the London area responsible for trafficking cocaine in large quantities.
  • A criminal network trafficking firearms and cannabis in the London area.
  • A criminal network responsible for trafficking firearms and cocaine in the Brantford area.
  • A criminal network engaged in the trafficking of offensive weapons, explosive devices and cocaine in the Brantford area, including grenades and a grenade launcher.
The investigative team has been engaged with CFNIS to determine the source of the explosives and offensive weapons. It has been determined that these are not Canadian Military explosives and investigators are confident they have identified the source. There is no threat to public safety.

On March 9, 2021, police executed 11 search warrants in London (2), Brantford (4), Ancaster, Paris, St. Thomas, Oakland and Barrie. Members from OPP OCEB, BEU, Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), PWEU, Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit (PAFU), K-9, Community Street Crime Units (CSCU), Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET), and Aviation as well as specialty units from Hamilton Police Service, Brantford Police Service, London Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Barrie Police Service, Stratford Police Service and St. Thomas Police Service assisted with the execution of the search warrants.

As a result of this investigation, police seized:

  • 31 firearms
  • 81 grenades
  • Two (2) grenade launchers
  • 22 other prohibited devices
  • Three (3) explosive projectiles
  • 10.85 kilograms of cocaine
  • 216 pounds of illegal cannabis
  • Five (5) pounds of hash
  • More than $10,000 in other illegal cannabis products
  • 36 pounds of psilocybin
  • 715 grams of MDMA
  • One (1) Outlaws MC vest
  • $127,757 in Canadian Currency
  • $2,106 in US currency
  • Eight (8) vehicles

 

The investigative team has seized a total of 31 firearms as a result of Project WEAVER. The OPP-led PWEU has worked collaboratively with its partners to trace the origin of these firearms. At this time, the origin of all 31 firearms is not known, however some originated domestically in Canada, and some have an origin in the United States. This portion of the investigation is still underway.

 

Investigators have worked tirelessly to contribute to the disruption of the illegal firearms, offensive weapons and drug trafficking market in Ontario. The four criminal networks responsible for these illegal activities have jeopardized the safety of numerous Ontario communities. Investigators have diligently gathered intelligence and evidence over the past several months in order to lay significant and serious charges against those responsible. Some of these individuals have criminal backgrounds and were already bound by existing firearms prohibitions.

 

A total of 10 people have been charged with 268 offences. A full list can be found on the Addendum of Charged Persons within the Project WEAVER media kit. Upon arrest, three of the accused were held in custody. The remainder were released with conditions. They are expected to appear at an Ontario Court of Justice in London on March 19, 2021.

 

QUOTES

"Project WEAVER has revealed the availability of truly alarming offensive weapons and firearms, which compromise the safety of the citizens of Ontario. It is imperative that law enforcement continue the fight against illegal firearms and those who choose to engage in their trafficking. The OPP is committed to a safe and secure Ontario and this investigation has prevented numerous illegal firearms, weapons and large quantities of drugs from reaching our communities.” OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique
 
"The Barrie Police Investigative Services has been assisting the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Project WEAVER, which saw a number of search warrants simultaneously executed in southwestern Ontario. Last week, the Barrie Police Tactical Support Unit was called on to execute the safe entry of a residence on Dunsmore Lane in the City of Barrie. The collaborative focus on public safety is something that law enforcement encompasses in Ontario every day. We know organized crime has no boundaries and police services frequently work together to provide necessary resources to ensure community safety. I commend the OPP and everyone involved in this investigation and know that collectively we contribute to making Ontario and Barrie a safer place for everyone." - Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Barrie Police Service 

RESOURCES

Please visit https://youtu.be/dWncLp15cO4 to view the full announcement from the Ontario Provincial Police, London Police Service, Brantford Police Service and the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.

A full backgrounder on the BEU is available as an attachment to this release. 

Media resources including video clips, evidence photos, an Addendum of Charged Persons and graphics can be found at http://www.opp.ca/news/#/mediakit 

 
Media Contact:      Detective Staff Sergeant Scott Wade
                                         Operations Manager, Biker Enforcement Unit
Phone:                         289-257-0304
E-mail:                        scott.wade@opp.ca

  


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Significant Local Impact from Project WEAVER

 
March 18, 2021

Gun violence has significantly impacted the community of Brantford. As Project WEAVER has demonstrated, sophisticated and organized crime requires a collaborative and focused effort amongst neighbouring law enforcement services in order to effectively combat the threat these criminals pose and ensure the safety of our communities.

Investigators from BPS worked alongside the OPP Biker Enforcement Unit and other partner agencies, dedicating their efforts over the past eight months to the successful resolution of Project WEAVER.

An involved and complex investigation, Project WEAVER has dismantled multiple criminal networks and removed many illegal firearms, other offensive weapons and illegal substances from our communities. The success of this multi-jurisdictional project will have a direct impact on public safety in our local community.

As a result of Project WEAVER, a criminal network responsible for trafficking firearms and cocaine in the Brantford area, as well as a criminal network engaged in the trafficking of offensive weapons, explosive devices and cocaine in the Brantford area, including grenades and a grenade launcher have been identified.

Investigators from the Brantford Police Service including members of BPS Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9 Unit, Street Crime Unit and the Criminal Intelligence Unit were all involved in the successful execution of the Project WEAVER search warrants.

On March 9, 2021, as part of Project WEAVER, police executed four search warrants within the City of Brantford, laying a combined total of 73 charges against two individuals from the City of Brantford. The accused parties are all being processed through courts in London, ON.

Multiple illegal firearms, ammunition, grenades, prohibited weapons, cocaine, psilocybin and illegal cannabis were seized as a result of the local search warrants and were all connected to the Brantford area or local networks.

QUOTE:

 "I am proud of the work of the officers from the Brantford Police Service who have dedicated their efforts over the past eight months to the successful resolution of Project WEAVER.
 
At this time, I would also like to sincerely thank our partner services for their dedication and commitment to the project. The Ontario Provincial Police, London Police Service, Barrie Police Service and the Department of National Defense, thank you to each and every officer involved.
 
Project WEAVER is an excellent example of the important collaboration and teamwork between law enforcement agencies that is keeping our community safe." – Chief Rob Davis
 

 

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MISSING: 13 year-old male, Esyrah HUNTER - LOCATED

Mar 15, 2021

Incident 21-8881

March 16, 2021 - UPDATE

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance and advise that Esyrah HUNTER has been located. 

 

March 15, 2021 

Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13 year old male, Esyrah HUNTER.

Esyrah HUNTER is described as a black male, 5’4”, with a small build, dark curly hair and brown eyes.  Esyrah commonly wears a hoodie with the hood up. Esyrah was last seen March 14, 2021.

The Brantford Police are concerned for Esyrah’s well-being and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information which may assist in locating him.

If located please contact Detective Jason Sinning of the Brantford Police at 519-756-7050 ext 2265. 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.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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