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Homicide Suspect Arrested

Feb 20, 2020

Incident #20-5483 - UPDATE


As a result of the ongoing investigation, and in partnership with neighbouring jurisdictions, accused Roger Earl VanEvery, a 35 year old male from Brantford, was arrested in Northern Ontario at approximately 2am, February 20, 2020.
 
The Brantford Police Service would like to acknowledge and thank the Anishinabek Police Service, the North Bay Police Service and the OPP for their cooperation and assistance in this investigation. We would also like to thank Six Nations Police, Hamilton Police, London Police Service and Norfolk County OPP for their ongoing support in this investigation.

VanEvery is charged with Murder (1st), Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2 and Conspiracy to Commit Murder under the Criminal Code.

Crime Brief

Feb 19, 2020

Type: Offensive Weapon  
Incident:         20-6336
Location:           Market Street
Incident:
 
On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at approximately 1:50am Brantford Police Service responded to a disturbance at a business on Market Street. 

Prior to police arrival, two females were involved in a physical altercation inside the business. The two females were separated and escorted outside of the building by staff. Once outside the altercation continued.  Shortly thereafter an unknown male stepped in and became involved in the altercation. 

Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the three parties who were actively engaged in a physical altercation in front of the establishment. While attempting to separate the parties, the male involved resisted and a handgun fell from his person and onto the ground.  Officers were able to secure the firearm and the male was arrested after attempting to escape.  One of the females involved attempted to intervene and block the Officers from arresting the male.  She was arrested and taken into custody, while the other female involved was able to flee the area.   

As a result of this investigation, a 28 year old male from Brantford is charged with the following Criminal Code offences: Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Careless Use of Firearm, Possession of Firearm - tampered serial number, Careless Storage of Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, and Resist Arrest.

A 24 year old female from Brantford is charged with the following Criminal Code offences: Obstruct Police.
 
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Suspicious Male

Feb 19, 2020

Brantford Police Service is investigating two incidents of a similar nature and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious male and vehicle.  The two incidents involved a suspicious unknown male who approached young females.  The incidents occurred on February 11, 2020 and January 29, 2020. 

Incident: 20-4190

The Brantford Police Service received a call to report that, on January 29, 2020 at approximately 8:40 pm, an unknown male in a vehicle approached two females, aged 21 and 20, in the area of the parking lot of 50 Market Street South. While in his vehicle, the male followed the females as they left the area. The male repeatedly asked the females for their contact information and/or social media accounts.  The male left the area but was seen again by the females a short time later, this time on foot.  The male approached the female again; however they were safely able to leave the area.  

The suspicious male is described as non-white / light brown skin, mid-to-late 20’s, approximately 5’8”, medium build, with a facial beard trimmed short. The male was wearing dark sweat pants and a dark zip-up sweater with white on the side and the hood over his head. 

The male was seen driving a white, 4-door sedan.

Incident: 20-5889

Brantford Police Service received a call to report that on February 11, 2020 at approximately 3:00 pm, a suspicious male in a vehicle approached two 13 year old females in the Conklin Rd area and asked them if they would like a ride.  The two females were able to safely leave the area.

The suspicious male has been described as non-white / light brown skin, approximately 25 years of age, wearing a button down shirt. The male was driving a white 4-door vehicle.

Brantford Police Service would like to request the public’s assistance to identify the individual in question.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or 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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Female Arrested in Armed Robbery Investigation

Feb 17, 2020

Incident #20-6647 - UPDATE

As a result of the investigation, a 36 year old female from Brantford has been taken into custody without further incident as a result of an investigation on Sydenham Street related to a prior robbery. The female faces several charges under the Criminal Code including: robbery with a firearm, point firearm, careless use of firearm, firearm-use while committing offence, possession of weapon for dangerous purposes, disguise with intent, break and enter dwelling house – commit indictable offence, firearm or weapon: and possession contrary to prohibition order x2.  

Prior street closures will be removed, with vehicle and pedestrian traffic to resume shortly.

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the area residents for their cooperation and patience as the situation was resolved.

On February 16, 2020 at approximately 11:15 pm, Brantford Police Service members attended a Park Road North residence to investigate a robbery. Information was received that a female, disguised in all-black clothing, entered the residence where she brandished a firearm and robbed two male victims of prescription medication and money.  


The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or 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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Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit is actively investigating an incident on Sydenham Street related to a prior robbery.  

As a result of the investigation, Sydenham Street from Newcastle Street to Kennedy Street will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic until further notice. 

We ask that the public refrain from attending the area due to the nature of the investigation.

On February 16, 2020 at approximately 11:15 pm, Brantford Police Service members attended a Park Road North residence to investigate a robbery. Information was received that a female, disguised in all-black clothing, entered the residence where she brandished a firearm and robbed two male victims of prescription medication and money.  

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or 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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Homicide Suspect Arrested

Feb 14, 2020

Incident #20-5483 - UPDATE
The Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit has continued to investigate the homicide which occurred Saturday morning at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street East, Brantford.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, and in partnership with neighbouring jurisdictions, accused Shajjad Hossain Idrish, a 22 year old male from Hamilton, has been arrested in London.
We would like to thank the London Police Service for their cooperation and assistance with this investigation.

Idrish is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Careless Use of a Firearm under the Criminal Code.
As a result of the investigation three people have been arrested and one male is currently wanted on an arrest warrant. Police are actively searching for one male suspect.
WANTED:
Roger Earl VanEvery, 35 year old male from Brantford is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2 and Conspiracy to Commit Murder under the Criminal Code.
VanEvery is described as a male, Indigenous, 5’9”, 170 lbs, dark hair, brown eyes with a tattoo "13” upper right arm. He may be in the Brantford or Hamilton area.
 
The accused, Roger VanEvery, should be considered armed and dangerous.  If seen do not approach, contact police or 9-1-1.

On Saturday February 8, 2020 at approximately 5:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded with Emergency Medical Services to a call regarding a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound at a motel on Colborne Street East. Community Patrol Officers attended to the motel where they located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The three victims were transported to hospital. A 42 year old male, Jason David Kossatz from Brantford has since succumbed to his injuries while two males, 25 and 26, from Brantford remain in hospital.

Members of the Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit are continuing to investigate this incident.  This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence.  

Anyone with information or who may have video surveillance of the area is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively a web tip may be submitted at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251





Crime Brief - February 13, 2020

Feb 13, 2020

Type:       Stolen Vehicle   
Incident:       20-5775
Location:         Colborne Street and Nelson Street  
Incident:On Monday, February 10, 2020 at approximately 6:30 pm Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle pulling a trailer with unsafe equipment. Officers stopped the motor vehicle and spoke to the male driver. Information was received that the trailer had previously been reported stolen to police. As a result of the investigation, a 39 year old male from Delhi and a 47 year old male from Courtland were charged with Possession of Stolen Property under $5000 under the Criminal Code.

Type:      Impaired – Alcohol / Stolen Vehicle   
Incident:      20-5843
Location:        Glenwood Drive  
Incident:On Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at approximately 10:30am Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a motor vehicle collision hit and run near Erie Ave and Birkett Lane. The suspect vehicle was seen fleeing the area in a dangerous and reckless manner and was located abandoned on Glenwood Drive. Two people were observed fleeing the vehicle on foot. Information was received that the motor vehicle had previously been reported stolen. Community Patrol Officers attended and searched the area where they located and arrested two accused. While dealing with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. The driver was given a demand for a road side screening device. The driver registered a fail on the road side screening device and was transported in order to provide samples of their breath as required by law. The accused samples were over 80. Further information was received that the driver’s license was suspended. While dealing with the passenger, information was received that she had provided a false identity. As a result of this investigation, Accused #1, a 27 year old female from Ohsweken has been charged with Operation While Impaired, 80 plus, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop After Accident, and Possession of Stolen Property – Over $5,000 under the Criminal Code. She is further charged with Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act. Accused #2, a 26 year old female from Hagersville is charged with Personation, Obstruct Peace Officer and Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000 under the Criminal Code.


Type:       Theft Under $5,000 and Stolen Vehicle
Incident:       20-5916
Location:         Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Lynden Road   
Incident:On Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at around 7:00 pm the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a business on Wayne Gretzky Parkway in regards to a theft. An unknown male had attended into the store where he gathered a number of electronic kitchen devices and proceeded to the self checkout area. The suspect male proceeded thru the self checkout without making any attempt to pay. Employees observed the suspect male get into a vehicle and fled the area. Investigation reveled that the vehicle had been reported stolen from another jurisdiction. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they searched for the suspect and vehicle. 

                                                

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Two Individuals In Custody and Two Wanted Regarding Homicide Investigation

Feb 10, 2020

Incident #20-5483 - UPDATE

The Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit has continued to investigate the homicide which occurred Saturday morning at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street East, Brantford.

On Saturday February 8, 2020 at approximately 5:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded with Emergency Medical Services to a call regarding a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound at a motel on Colborne Street East. Community Patrol Officers attended to the motel where they located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The three victims were transported to hospital. A 42 year old male from Brantford has since succumbed to his injuries while two males, 25 and 26, from Brantford remain in hospital.

As a result of the investigation two people have been arrested and two people are currently wanted on arrest warrants.  

Accused #3 (wanted)
Roger Earl VanEvery, 35 year old male from Brantford is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2 and Conspiracy to Commit Murder under the Criminal Code.
VanEvery is described as a male, Indigenous, 5’9”, 170 lbs, dark hair, brown eyes with a tattoo "13” upper right arm.  He may be in the Brantford or Hamilton area.

Roger VanEvery is a relation to Lynn VanEvery and Larry Reynolds, however this investigation is not related to and is independent to the Park Rd investigation.

Accused #4 (wanted)

Shajjad Hossain Idrish, 22 year old male from Hamilton is charged with Murder, Attempt Murder with a Firearm x2, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Careless Use of a Firearm under the Criminal Code.

Idrish is described as a male, middle eastern, 5’7”, 125 lbs, dark hair and brown eyes. He may be in the Brantford or Hamilton area.

The accused Roger VanEvery and Shajjad Idrish should be considered armed and dangerous.  If seen do not approach them, contact police or 9-1-1.

 

Members of the Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit are continuing to investigate this incident.  This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence. 

Anyone with information or who may have video surveillance of the area is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively a web tip may be submitted at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251



Brantford Police Continue to Investigate Homicide on Colborne Street East

Feb 9, 2020

Incident #20-5483

The Brantford Police Service continues to investigate a homicide which occurred earlier yesterday morning at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street East, Brantford.

On Saturday February 8, 2020 at approximately 5:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded with Emergency Medical Services to a call regarding a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound at a motel on Colborne Street East. Community Patrol Officers attended to the motel where they located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The three victims were transported to hospital. A 42 year old male has since succumbed to his injuries while two males in there 20’s remain in hospital. 

Members of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit are currently investigating the incident. The area will be closed to the public for some time as the investigation continues. This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence.

Anyone with information or who may have video surveillance of the area is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or Detective Jason Sinning at 519-756-0113 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

Brantford Police Investigate Homicide on Colborne Street East

Feb 8, 2020

Incident #20-5483

The Brantford Police Service is currently investigating a homicide which occurred earlier this morning at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street East, Brantford.  

On Saturday February 8, 2020 at approximately 5:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded  
with Emergency Medical Services to a call regarding a male who was suffering from a gunshot wound at a motel on Colborne Street East.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the motel where they located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The three victims were transported to hospital. A 42 year old male has since succumbed to his injuries. The two other victims remain in hospital.

Members of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit are currently investigating the incident.  The area will be closed to the public for some time as the investigation continues.  This incident is not believed to be a random act of violence.      

Anyone with information or who may have video surveillance of the area is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or Detective Jason Sinning at 519-756-0113 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

Update- Missing 46 year old Female Located

Feb 3, 2020

*******Update February 3, 2020******* 
Missing female Lisa Diamond has been located. Thank-you for the assistance. 
 
Incident #20-4268
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female.

Lisa Diamond was last seen on January 29, 2020 at Rosewood House, Brantford. Diamond has been reported missing to the Brantford Police Service and police are concerned for her well-being.

Lisa Diamond is described as a white female, 46 years of age, 6’ tall, heavyset, with short sandy blonde hair and hazel eyes. Diamond was last seen wearing a multi-coloured winter toque, navy blue winter jacket, wine coloured hooded sweatshirt, black tights and brown winter boots. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at (519) 756-7050.

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