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Crime Brief - January 1, 2020

Jan 1, 2020

Type:         Impaired - Alcohol   
Incident: 19-49926
Location:   Wayne Gretzky Parkway    
Incident: On Tuesday December 31, 2019 at approximately 12:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision on Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Holiday Drive.  A vehicle had struck a pole and had flipped onto its side.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were 2x the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 17 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He was also charged with Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days1, 2.                                           

Type:        Impaired – Alcohol 
Incident: 19-49923
Location:    West Street and Grey Street   
Incident: On Tuesday December 31, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a two vehicle collision on Grey Street at West Street.  A vehicle had been traveling down West Street when it crossed the centre line and collided with another vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located  the vehicles and parties involved.  While speaking to the one driver Officers observed signs of impairment and issued a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused samples were 2x the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 29 year old Brantford woman has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.          

Type:        Impaired – Drug   
Incident: 19-49770
Location:   Grey Street    
Incident: On Sunday December 29, 2019 just before 8:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a report of an impaired driver on Grey Street.  A vehicle has been parked at the side of the road and the driver appeared to be passed out.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle as it drive away.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.  The driver was transported in order to perform the evaluation.  As a result of the Drug Recognition Evaluation the driver was arrested.  A 32 year old Brantford male has been charged with Impaired Operation under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.        

Type:        Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-49797
Location:    Market Street    
Incident: On Monday December 30, 2019 just before 3:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle driving erratically on Market Street.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The drivers blew a warning on the roadside screening device.  A 42 year old Woodstock woman was issued a 3 day licence suspension.  

Type:        Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-49680
Location:   Conklin Road    
Incident:   On Sunday December 28, 2019 just after 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a motor vehicle collision.  A vehicle had been travelling on Conklin Road when it left the roadway and struck a fence.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located the vehicle and the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 23 year old Brantford male has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  

Type: Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-49688
Location:   West Street    
Incident:On Sunday December 29, 2019 just before 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a two vehicle collision on West Street at Clarence Street.  A vehicle had been travelling on West Street when it failed to stop for the red light and collided with another vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and drivers involved.  While speaking to the one driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over 3x the legal limit.  Investigation revealed that the accused’s licence was currently suspended.  As a result of the investigation a 28 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Red Light – Fail to Stop and Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.  The drivers licence was further suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.      
 
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Missing Male - Located

Dec 31, 2019

 
 *******Update December 31, 2019******* 
 Missing male party Justin PILAT has been located with no concerns. Thank-you for the assistance.
 
December 30 2019
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing male.
26 year old Justin Allen PILAT, went missing on December 2nd, 2019. He was last seen in the area of Strong Court, in the city of Brantford.
Justin Allen PILAT is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, thin build, blue eyes, red hair, red goatee, wearing a brown winter coat with a tear on the upper left chest, a grey Under Armour hoodie, blue jeans and black boots.
Police and family are concerned for the male’s well-being. Anyone with information is asked to call 9- 1-1 or Detective Constable Jeff Cotter of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Section at (519) 756-7050, ext. 2271

Brantford Resident Charged with Child Luring Offences

Dec 18, 2019

Incident #19-46400 Update 

December 6, 2019 

On December 3rd, 2019 the Brantford Police Service were alerted by the United States -Homeland Security and the Alburquerque Police Department that a male from Brantford had engaged in on-line luring of a female believed to be 14 years of age.

A joint investigation was conducted which included the Brantford Police Service – Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit and the BPS – Internet Child Exploitation Unit.  As a result of the joint investigation a male was arrested and charged with sex related offences.  Gerald Alfred Lucas, 60 years old from Brantford has been charged with Luring a Person Under 16 Years of Age by means of Telecommunication and Make Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Person Under 16 Years of Age.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     

Members of the BPS-CASA Unit have continued to investigate this incident and have further executed a search warrant at a residence on Freeborn Ave, where they seized several computers and electronic devices used to facilitate the offences.

Brantford Police believe that the accused used several social media chat sites with the user name of "Canadainman_47" and believe that there may be other victims.

Anyone with information or who may have had contact with this individual is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or Det. Michael Korda of the Brantford Police-CASA Unit at 519-756-0113 x 3007

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Crime Brief - December 18, 2019

Dec 18, 2019

Type:        Impaired - Alcohol   
Incident: 19-48175
Location:   Spalding Drive    
Incident:On Monday December 16, 2019 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a single motor vehicle collision on Spalding Drive.  A vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree.   Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located the vehicle.  Officers located the male driver a short distance away.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The driver was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over two times the legal limit.  A 38 year old Brantford male has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                                       

Type:         Impaired – Alcohol 
Incident:  19-47962
Location:    Dalhousie Street at Stanley Street   
Incident:On Sunday December 15, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a motor vehicle collision.  A truck had been seen swerving on the roadway, hitting the curb and then caused a three vehicle collision.  The driver of the vehicle then fled the area on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the collision.  The area was searched and the driver was located a short distance away.  While dealing with the male 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 accused samples were two times the legal limit.  Investigation revealed that the accused was a Prohibited driver, that the licence plates on the vehicle were not for that vehicle and that the driver did not have insurance.  As a result of the investigation a 43 year old Ohsweken male has been charged with Operation While Impaired, 80 Plus and Fail to Remain under the Criminal Code.  He has also been charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Use Plate Not Authorized for Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act as well as Owner Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.         

Type:         Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident:  19-47955
Location:    Clarence Street    
Incident:On Sunday December 15, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Clarence Street.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment and issued a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver refused to provide a sample and was unable to provide documentation for the vehicle or produce his driver’s licence.  Information was received that the driver was a novice driver.  As a result of the investigation a 28 year old Brantford male has been charged with Refusal under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Driver- Failing to surrender licence, Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle and Novice driver refuse to provide breath sample under the Highway Traffic Act.  He is further charged with Fail to surrender insurance card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     

Type: Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-47668
Location:    Henry Street    
Incident: On Thursday December 12, 2019 just after 9:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling down Chatham Street with three flat tires and damage to the front end.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver who showed signs of impairment.  Investigation revealed that the male driver had just been in a motor vehicle collision on Henry Street where he had left the roadway and struck a sign and fled the scene.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  As a result of the investigation a 32 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Impaired, 80 Plus and Fail to Remain under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.   

Man in Custody for Attempt Sexual Assault

Dec 16, 2019

Brantford Police are currently involved in an ongoing investigation in the area of Paris Road and Seneca Crescent. Just prior to 2pm a male attempted to sexually assault a female teenager in the Paris Road and Henderson Avenue area. The suspect fled the scene in a motor vehicle and was promptly apprehended by police. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident. At this time there is no further threat to public safety as the suspect is in custody.
Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses to the incident. More information will become available as the investigation progresses. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Det. Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext. 2265.

Brantford Police Continue to Investigate the Shooting at a Residence on Strawberry Lane

Dec 11, 2019

Incident #19-46656

December 11, 2019

On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at approximately 11:15 p.m. an unknown shooter fired numerous shots into the front of the residence.  Investigation revealed that many of the rounds penetrated the second story and entered into the bedroom of a sleeping two year old female.  At least one of the bullets narrowly missed the toddler who was sleeping in her bed. 

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Police have canvassed the area and have spoken to a number of residents.  Police continue to appeal to the public for their assistance.  Anyone with information or anyone who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Jason Sinning the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2265 or 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 Resident Charged with Child Luring Offences

Dec 6, 2019

Incident #19-46400

December 6, 2019

On December 3rd, 2019 the Brantford Police Service was alerted by the United States -Homeland Security and the Alburquerque Police Department that a male from Brantford  had engaged in on-line luring of a female believed to be 14 years of age.

As a result of the joint investigation, members of the Brantford Police CASA Unit (Child Abuse and Sexual Assault), arrested  a 60 year old male resident of Brantford and charged him with sex related offences, including Luring a child under 16 yrs old.

Members of the BPS-CASA Unit further executed a search warrant at a residence on Freeborn Ave, where they seized several computers and electronic devices used to facilitate the offences.

Police believe that the accused used several social media chat sites with the user name of Canadainman_47.  The Brantford Police Service believes that there may be other victims.

Anyone with information or who may have had contact with this individual is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or Det. Michael Korda of the Brantford Police-CASA Unit at 519-756-0113 x 3007

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Brantford Police are Investigating a Shooting At a Residence on Strawberry Lane

Dec 5, 2019

 Incident #19-46656

December 5, 2019

The Brantford Police Service is currently conducting an investigation into a shooting that occurred overnight at a residence on Strawberry Lane.

On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at approximately 11:15 p.m. an unknown shooter fired numerous shots into the front of the residence.  Investigation revealed that many of the rounds penetrated the second story and entered into the bedroom of a sleeping two year old female.  At least one of the bullets narrowly missed the toddler who was sleeping in her bed. 

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing this investigation and are appealing to the public for assistance.  Anyone with information or anyone who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact police. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Jason Sinning the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2265 or 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 assist City Officials at Homeless Encampment

Dec 4, 2019

On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service attended with City officials to the encampment known as the "Welcome Love Camp” that is currently set up on both private and City owned property. City officials were going to be cleaning up part of the encampment that was on City owned property. The Brantford Police Service attended to assist with keeping the peace as a coordinated effort was being made to assist those that were living in the area. Occupants had been given notice in advance of today’s efforts and had been advised that they were trespassing. Occupants were given ample notice that they would need to relocate and the area of the encampment cleaned up. Emergency Shelter facilities and support services were set up to help those that may have been affected prior to today’s events.

Upon Police arrival, a fire was seen encompassing part of the encampment and Officers had to move quickly in order to rescue an individual before he was injured. Brantford Fire was contacted, attended and quickly extinguished the fire. A criminal investigation is now being conducted into the fire and how it started. While Officers were onscene, Emergency Medical Services needed to be contacted for a male who was found unresponsive in the encampment and who may have been suffering from hypothermia.

The Brantford Police Service will continue to assist in keeping the peace while the City and other agencies work to assist those that belong to this encampment.

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Police Investigate Suspicious Person at Donegal Park

Nov 27, 2019

November 26, 2019

Incident #19-45599

On Tuesday November 26, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m. an 11 year old female youth was playing in Donegal Park on Donegal Drive.  The youth was playing in and around the forested area when an unknown male came out of the forest and grabbed her on the shoulder.  When the youth screamed the male fled on foot out of the park. 

The suspect male is described as a white male, between 40-50 years of age, wearing a grey hoodie with hood up and blue jeans. 

The Brantford Police want to make the public aware of this incident and the location it occurred.  Police are continuing to investigate this incident and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Chad Francis of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 extension 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

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