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Vehicle Theft Awareness

Sep 9, 2021

Brantford Police Service are warning the public regarding a new trend involving vehicle thefts in the City of Brantford.
 
Upon further investigation, police have determined that six vehicles within the last week have been stolen with the use of Relay and Reprogramming technology.
 
Sometime overnight between Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5, 2021, unknown suspect(s) attended four separate addresses in Brantford and stole vehicles that were parked in driveways and parking lots.
·       Two Lexus RX5’s were stolen from Tom Thompson Court and Warner Lane
·       Three Toyota 4Runner’s were stolen from Varley Crescent and 5 Woodyatt Drive
·       One Toyota Highlander was stolen from 5 Woodyatt Drive
 
Reports indicate that the vehicles involved are newer model, high-end vehicles with keyless entry and push start technology. The thefts have typically occurred in the overnight hours.
 
How does relay vehicle theft work?
 
The suspect will approach a residence and use technology to find a key fob signal from inside a residence.  The technology allows the suspects to remain outside the residence to amplify and transfer the key fob signal in order to unlock, start and steal the vehicle.
 
The theft of the vehicle will typically be undetected until the morning when the owner discovers their vehicle has been stolen and they are still in possession of their key fob.
 
How does reprogramming vehicle theft work?
 
The suspects will approach the vehicle and force entry inside. Once inside the vehicle an electronic device is used to access the vehicles diagnostics. The suspects then reprogram a blank key fob so the vehicle can be started and steal the vehicle.
 
How to protect your vehicle from a Relay or Reprogramming Theft?
 
Make your vehicle more secure with the following theft prevention tips:
  • Park your vehicle inside a locked and secure garage.
  • Block the access to the onboard diagnostic port to prevent thieves from reprograming the vehicle’s key fob. (A simple device can be purchased online).
  • Use a steering wheel locking device to deter theft.
  • Place the vehicle key fob inside a radio frequency shielding bag/pouch to block cell signals when not in use. Inside your residence and in a purse or pocket.
  • Consider equipping your vehicle with an aftermarket global positioning system (GPS) tracker. The tracker may assist police in locating the vehicle and/or suspects.
  • Ensure all keys are accounted for and never left in the vehicle or unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle at all times.
  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended.
  • Consider purchasing a surveillance system and ensure the quality and function will capture any suspicious activity for a 24 hour period.
 
If you observe suspicious people in your neighborhood, looking into vehicles, we encourage you to report this to police immediately. Doing so will assist investigators to track patterns of criminal behavior and potentially identify suspects.
 
A crime in-progress can be reported by calling 9-1-1. Any non-emergency incidents can be reported on-line at Brantfordpolice.ca or by calling 519-756-7050.
 
Additionally, information can be provided anonymously to Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

 

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CRIME BRIEF: September 9, 2021

Sep 9, 2021

Type:                                  Impaired – Drug, Possession
Incident:                           21-34132
Location:                         Mohawk Street
 
On Thursday, September 2, 2021 at approximately 2:20 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a motor vehicle collision at a location on Mohawk Street. 
 
Officers arrived on scene and located the accused in the driver seat of a motor vehicle, situated off the roadway, under a chain-linked fence.
 
Speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication and the accused was arrested for impaired operation.
 
Search incident to arrest revealed the following:
  • Approx. 8.07 grams of suspected fentanyl 
  • Approx. 0.95 grams of suspected heroin 
  • Approx. 26.13 grams of suspected crack cocaine 
  • Approx. 0.51 grams of suspected cocaine 
  • Multiple cell phones
  • A digital scale
  • Canadian Currency
  • Metal baton
 
Information received indicated that the licence plates attached were not authorized for this vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle failed to have valid insurance as required by law.
 
The accused was transported to complete a drug recognition evaluation. The evaluation determined the accused's ability to operate a vehicle was impaired by drugs.
 
Further investigation revealed the accused is in violation of a valid release order.
 
As a result, Nathan Samuel Daryn MITCHELL, 36, of Brantford, stands charged with the following charges: 

  • Operation While Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure to Comply with Judicial Release contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Laundering Proceeds of Crime contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Heroin contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Crack Cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Fentanyl contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance contrary to the Automobile Insurance Act
  • Use Plate Not Authorized for Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.


 

Type:                    Possession                       
Incident:             21-34455
Location:            Colborne Street
 
On Saturday, September 4, 2021, at approximately 4:05 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed and arrested a male at a Colborne Street motel for failing to appear at a required court date. Officers arrested the accused without incident. 
 
Search incident to arrest located two bags containing approximately 0.7 grams of suspected crack cocaine in possession of the accused. 
 
As a result, a 45-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2 contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
 

 

Type:                       Impaired – Hit and Run                  
Incident:                21-34526
Location:               Queen Street and Dalhousie Street
 
On Sunday, September 5, 2021 at approximately 3:47 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a call for service in regards to a single motor vehicle hit and run located on Queen Street near Dalhousie Street.

Officers attended the scene and in speaking with the driver observed signs of impairment.

Investigation revealed the details of the accident were falsely reported to officers by the accused. It was determined that while operating his vehicle, the accused had collided with an unoccupied vehicle that was parked at the side of the roadway before leaving the scene. 

The accused was arrested and transported to provide suitable samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 41-year-old male from Burford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • 80 and Over
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Fail to Stop after Accident
 
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 


Type:                      Stunt Driving                     
Incident:               21-34609
Location:              King George Road
 
On Sunday, September 5, 2021 at approximately 8:03 p.m., Traffic Patrol Officers with the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop at King George Road North near Powerline Road for the offence of Stunt Driving.

Prior to the traffic stop, officers were conducting road safety enforcement for speeding violations for north and southbound traffic on King George Road between the intersection of Governors Road and Powerline Road, which is a posted 80 km per hour zone in both directions.

Officers observed the subject vehicle travelling northbound at a dangerously high rate of speed, passing other motor vehicles with disregard to safety. 

Utilizing radar, the vehicle was verified to be travelling at 140 km per hour in a posted 80 km per hour zone.

As a result, an 18-year-old female of St. George, stands charged with the offence of Stunt Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

As required by law, the motor vehicle was impounded for 14 days and a seven-day driver’s license suspension has been issued.




Type:              Break and Enter               
Incident:       21-34780
Location:      Bruce Street
 
On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at approximately 3:57 a.m., officers responded to a break and enter call at a residence located on Bruce Street.
 
Information was received to advise that a female was alleged to have smashed the victim's front window before crawling thru to gain entry of the residence. Once inside the residence, the accused created a disturbance. When confronted by the victim, the accused physically assaulted the resident then left the home. Officers do not believe this to be a random incident as the accused and victim are known to each other.
 
Officers attended the scene and located the accused. The accused resisted arrest, attempting to strike officers.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old female from Brantford stands accused of the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Mischief Under $5000 
  • Assault 
  • Break and Enter - commit 
  • Resist Arrest 
 

The accused will be held for bail. 

LOCATED - MISSING PERSON: Robert Mark CANNON

Sep 8, 2021

UPDATE: 
Please be advised that Robert Mark CANNON has now been safely located.
 
Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.
 

ORIGINAL  RELEASE:
September 7, 2021
 
  
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing male.

35-year-old, Robert Mark CANNON, went missing on August 31st, 2021.  He was last seen in the area of Waterloo Street, in the City of Brantford.  He is believed to be in the Brantford area.

Robert Mark CANNON is described as a white male, 5’11”, 170 lbs, hazel eyes, brown short hair, and a goatee. 
 
He was last observed wearing navy blue sweatpants, a green t-shirt, black shoes, a black baseball cap and carrying a black Reebok backpack.

Police 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.

CRIME BRIEF: September 3, 2021

Sep 3, 2021

Type:           Trespass / Mischief                        
Incident:      21-32226
Location:     Acorn Lane

On Saturday, August 21, 2021 at approximately 2:03 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a theft and disturbance at a residence located on Acorn Lane.

A citizen called 9-1-1 to report that a male suspect had allegedly broken into his vehicle. A neighbour witnessed the accused unlawfully enter the vehicle and then observed the accused male defecate on the victim’s lawn. The accused was being detained by the victim’s neighbour when the incident was reported.

Officers arrived at the scene and the accused male was placed under arrest. 
     
Investigation revealed that the accused was in violation of a valid probation order and in breach of a valid release order. 

As a result, a 46-year-old male of Brantford, stands charged for the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Breach of release order 
  • Trespass at night (prowl) 
  • Mischief to property 
  • Breach of probation 

 
The accused was held for bail.
 


Type:           Impaired - Drug                
Incident:      21-32265
Location:    Colborne Street and Locks Road

On Saturday, August 21, 2021 at approximately 12:28 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the area of Colborne Street and Locks Road for a report of a motor collision and possible impaired driver. 
 
A male driver was observed to have rear-ended another motor vehicle which was stopped at a red light on Locks Road at Colborne Street. The accused was reported to have then driven his motor vehicle into a nearby parking lot when he became unconscious at the wheel while the motor vehicle was running.
 
Officers attended and located the accused unconscious behind the wheel. After several attempts, officers were able to help the accused regain consciousness. Drug paraphernalia and signs of intoxication were observed by officers. 
 
At this time, the accused was placed under arrest for Operation While Impaired. A Drug Recognition Evaluation was conducted.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 53-year-old male from Lynden, stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation while Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs contrary to the Criminal Code
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 


Type:            Indecent Act                      
Incident:       21-32297
Location:     Alexandra Park 

On Saturday, August 21, 2021 at approximately 5:06 p.m., officers received a call from a concerned citizen to advise she had observed a male and female engaged in an indecent act in the area of Alexandra Park, Dalhousie Street.

Officers attended the area and located a male and female matching the witness description at a nearby convenience store.

As officers approached the suspects, the male fled on a bicycle. The female attempted to flee on foot but was stopped by officers and placed under arrest for Indecent Act. The accused female then attempted to resist arrest.       

Investigation revealed that the accused female was in violation of three valid probation orders.

As a result, a 38-year-old female of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Indecent Act 
  • Fail to Comply Probation X3
  • Obstruct Peace Officer 
 


Type:            Assault                
Incident:      21-32335
Location:     Colborne St / Kiwanis Way
 
On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at approximately 11:09 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of an assault, which had occurred at a business located at Colborne Street and Kiwanis Way.

A male customer allegedly assaulted a 28-year-old female employee, where for unknown and unprovoked reasons; the accused male threw a slice of pizza at the employee. The accused created a disturbance, yelling and swearing at patrons and employees, refusing to leave when instructed to do so.  

Officers attended the scene, and placed the accused under arrest for assault and cause disturbance.

The accused resisted arrest, attempting to assault officers and uttered threats. 

The victim and officers did not require medical attention. 

Information received indicated that the accused was in violation of a valid probation order.

As a result, a 37-year-old male from Brantford stands charged and is being held for a bail hearing on the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Assault 
  • Assault Peace Officer x4 
  • Resist Arrest
  • Cause Disturbance
  • Uttering Threats
  • Breach of Probation 


 
Type:           Suspicious Vehicle                         
Incident:      21-32418
Location:     Lynden Road
 
On Sunday, August 22, 2021, at approximately 6:02 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a business located on Lynden Road for a suspicious vehicle complaint. The caller reported a male and female who appeared to be slumped over in a motor vehicle. 
 
Officers arrived at the scene and observed a male sleeping in the front passenger seat and a female sleeping in the front driver seat of a motor vehicle.
 
Investigation revealed that the female suspect was bound by, and in violation of, an undertaking. 
 
A search of the motor vehicle incident to arrest revealed break and enter instruments and approximately 1.22 grams of suspected Fentanyl.  
 
As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old female from West Grey, has been charged with: 
  • Failure to comply with undertaking contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Possession of Break-In Instruments contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
 
The second accused, a 30-year-old male from Orangeville, was arrested and transported to a neighbouring service as a result of an unrelated warrant.


 

Type:           Robbery               
Incident:      21-32987
Location:     Fairview Drive at West Street
 
On Thursday, August 26, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a robbery, which was reported to have occurred at a convenience store located at Fairview Drive and West Street.
 
Officers were advised that a male allegedly entered the store, brandished a replica firearm and demanded the store employee surrender cash from the register.
 
The accused male fled the store with a small amount of currency and a large quantity of instant lottery tickets.
 
Officers attended the scene, identified and located the accused, who was travelling by taxi. 
 
Search incident to arrest located the lottery tickets and approximately 0.27 grams of suspected crack cocaine.
 
As a result of police investigation, Wesley VANDEWATER, 34, of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Robbery Using a Firearm contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act


 

Type:           Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:      21-33286
Location:     West Street and Morton Avenue
 
On Saturday, August 28, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a possible medical emergency involving the driver of a motor vehicle in the area of West Street and Morton Avenue. 
 
Officers attended the scene and located the vehicle in the intersection of West Street and Morton Avenue. A male was located unresponsive in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.   
 
The male was awoken by officers who observed signs of intoxication. 
 
The accused was arrested for Impaired Operation, and transported in order to provide suitable samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit. 
 
As a result, a 32-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Impaired Operation - Alcohol 
  • 80 Plus 
 
Additionally, a license suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as required by law.
 


Type:           Impaired - Alcohol                          
Incident:      21-33407
Location:     Market Street
 
On Saturday, August 28, 2021, at approximately 9:36 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call regarding a possible impaired driver who allegedly collided with a Laurier University Special Constable cruiser, which was parked on Market Street.
 
Officers attended and, in speaking with the driver, observed signs of intoxication. A roadside screening demand was administered resulting in a fail. 
 
The accused male was arrested for Impaired Operation. Search incident to arrest located alcoholic beverages in the vehicle, within reach of the driver. 
 
The accused was transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of the legal limit.
 
As a result, a 42-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Impaired Operation
  • Over 80 
 
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 

 
Type:           Impaired - Drug                
Incident:      21-33657
Location:     Paris Road
 
On Monday, August 30, 2021, at approximately 3:26 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call regarding a motor vehicle observed by several callers to have been travelling erratically on Highway 403 westbound and may have been involved in a hit and run.  
 
Further information was received that the vehicle had exited the highway at King George Rd and failed to stop at the red light. Police then received information that the vehicle was involved in a single motor vehicle collision on Paris Road, between Terrace Hill Street and Ava Road.
 
Officers attended the scene and located the suspect vehicle and driver. Information was received to advise the accused was bound by the terms of a G1 drivers licence. 
 
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication. The accused was then placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and transported in order to conduct a Drug Recognition Evaluation. 
 
As a result, a 37-year-old male from Paris, stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation While Impaired (drug) contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Dangerous Operation contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Further Class G1 licence holder - unaccompanied by a qualified drive contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Contravene licence condition - driving ability contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 


Type:          Mischief 
Incident:     21-33704
Location:    Market Street and Sheridan Street
 
On Monday, August 30, 2021, at approximately 9:29 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched in regards to a report of a male damaging a vehicle in the area of Sheridan Street and Market Street.
 
Officers attended and, based on the description provided, located the male who then fled on foot through several back yards.
Additional information was received to advise that a male matching the suspect description was jumping on cars in a driveway on Market Street.
 
Officers attended, located the suspect, and confirmed his identity.  
 
Further investigation revealed that the accused was in violation of a valid probation order. 
 
As a result, a 23-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Mischief Under $5000  x3 
  • Breach of Probation  


Type:         Impaired - Drug                
Incident:      21-33913
Location:     Superior Street
 
On Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at approximately 4:54 a.m., Community Patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle travelling at inconsistent speeds westbound on Erie Avenue. The motor vehicle proceeded to turn northbound onto Cayuga Street where officers observed it fail to stop at a sign at the intersection of Cayuga Street and Superior Street. 
 
Due to the driving behaviour observed, a traffic stop was conducted to ensure the sobriety of the driver. 
 
In speaking with the driver, information was received to advise the driver was unlicensed. In clear view, officers observed a bag containing approximately 22 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $2,200. 
 
As a result, the accused was arrested. Search incident to arrest revealed various drug paraphernalia within the vehicle.
 
A Drug Recognition Evaluation was conducted and officers formed reasonable and probable grounds to charge the accused with Operation while Impaired (drug). 

As a result, a 43-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with: 
  • Operation While Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
 
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.

Assault Investigation

Sep 3, 2021

Inc. # 21-34204

Shortly after midnight on Friday, September 3, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service responded alongside Brant County Paramedics to a report of a disturbance in the area of Brant’s Crossing, located on Icomm Drive, Brantford.
 
Investigation revealed a 20-year-old male victim had been assaulted by two male suspects. The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a nearby trauma center. 
 
An 18-year-old Brantford man was arrested at the scene and held in police custody pending a bail hearing.  The accused is facing aggravated assault charges. A second suspect has been identified and remains outstanding.
 
The victim remains in critical condition. Police do not believe this to be a random assault.
 
Police are asking for witnesses at the scene to contact Det. Jeff Cotter of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit with any information involving this assault. Det. Cotter can be reached at 519-756-7050 extension 2271.
 
Additionally, information can be provided anonymously to Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 
 
 
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Methamphetamine, Fentanyl and Knifes Seized After Traffic Stop

Sep 1, 2021

Inc. # 21-33134
 
On Friday, August 27, 2021 at approximately 2:47 a.m., Community Patrol Officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle driving erratically in the area of Clarence Street and Colborne Street and conducted a traffic stop.
 
Officers observed signs of intoxication when speaking with the male driver, who was subsequently placed under arrest for Operation while Impaired.
 
Search incident to arrest located the following items:
  • 68.05 grams (approx.) of suspected Methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $6,805
  • 5.57 grams (approx.) of suspected Fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $1,392
  • Digital scale and drug paraphernalia
  • Brass knuckles with a knife attachment
  • 17 knives, including one prohibited weapon - butterfly knife
 Image of Evidence

The accused was transported to perform a Drug Recognition Evaluation, the results of which provided the grounds to charge the accused with Operation while Impaired (drug).

As a result of the investigation, Ryan Gary SLAUENWHITE, 36, of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Operation While Impaired – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose  x 2 – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Trafficking in Substance x 2 – contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
The accused was held for a bail hearing.

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. 
Additionally, information can be provided anonymously to Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a
web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 
 
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Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

Aug 28, 2021

Incident# 21-33258

The Brantford Police Traffic Unit is investigating a serious single vehicle collision.
 
On Friday, August 27, 2021 at approximately 8:18 p.m., in the area of Pearl Street and Richmond Street, a red Sport Utility Vehicle struck a pedestrian. The driver of the motor vehicle remained on scene. Members of the Brantford Police Service, Brantford Fire, and Brantford / Brant Paramedics attended to assist. 
 
The pedestrian was transported to the Brantford General Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. 
 
The circumstances of the collision are being investigated. The Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this collision. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Kris REID at 519-756-0113 extension 2228 or kreid@police.brantford.on.ca

CRIME BRIEF: August 19, 2021

Aug 19, 2021

Type:                 Indecent Act - Exposure                
Incident:         21-31137
Location:        Salisbury Avenue

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, at approximately 12:55 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen who allegedly observed a male masturbating in public view, in the yard of a residence located on Salisbury Avenue. 
 
Officers attended and, as a result of this investigation, a 45-year-old male from Brantford was arrested and stands charged with:
  • Indecent Act contrary to the Criminal Code
 


Type:               Impaired- Alcohol                           
Incident:        21-31170
Location:      Elgin Street
 
On Saturday, August 14, 2021 at approximately 4:16 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to an intoxicated male who arrived in the front lobby of the Brantford Police Station. 
 
Officers observed signs of intoxication and noted the male had arrived at the station by operating a motor vehicle, which was parked in the station lot.
 
The accused male was arrested on reasonable and probable grounds for Impaired Operation of a Vehicle and 80 Plus, and was required to provide samples of his breath as per law. Both samples provided were over three times the legal limit. 
 
As a result, a 59-year-old male of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation while Impaired 
  • 80 Plus 

Additionally, a licence suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.
 


Type:                Possession                       
Incident:        21-31349
Location:       Rawdon Street

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call regarding a disturbance outside a residence near Rawdon Street and Bruce Street. 
 
Male suspects were observed and reported by a citizen to be involved in a physical altercation where batons were allegedly utilized.
 
As officers arrived on scene, two male suspects matching the description provided by the caller, fled on foot. Officers successfully located and detained both suspects. A search for the batons was conducted in the area where the males were located. During this article search, officers located the following: 
  • 1.53 grams (approx.) of suspected Fentanyl with an estimated street value of $382 and 
  • 36.5 grams (approx.) of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $3,650
 
Information received confirmed that one of the male suspects provided a false identity to officers. This individual was also found to be in possession of a canister of bear repellent pepper spray. Additional information received revealed that this accused male is currently bound by two separate Probation Orders, one Recognizance of Bail and one Weapons Prohibition. 
 
As a result of the investigation, the following young offenders (who cannot be identified) stand charged with the following:

A male (young offender) from Brantford:
  • Two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
 
A male (young offender) from Hamilton: 
  • Weapons Dangerous contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Obstruct Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Possession contrary to Prohibition Order contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Failure to Comply with Release Order contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Cause Disturbance contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Fail to Comply with Sentence contrary to the Youth Criminal and Justice Act 

 


Type:                Stolen Vehicle                  
Incident:        21-31453
Location:       Birkett Lane
 
On Monday, August 16, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call related to a stolen vehicle observed at a location on Birkett Lane. 
Officers attended and two accused (one male and one female) were located in possession of a stolen motor vehicle, described as a white cargo van.
 
The accused parties were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.
 
Search incident to arrest located keys belonging to the stolen vehicle in addition to two other sets of keys, which were also reported at the time of the incident. Officers also located various break-in instruments in the possession of the accused male.
When dealing with the accused male, it was determined that a false identity was provided to officers, actively obstructing the investigation. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Possession of Stolen Goods over $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code, and 
 
A 26-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Possession of Stolen Goods over $5000 
  • Possession of Stolen Goods under $5000 x3 
  • Possession of Break In Instruments 
  • Obstruct Peace Officer 

 


Type:              Road Rage                       
Incident:       21-31566
Location:     Gillespie Drive and Ferrier Lane
 
On Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at approximately 9:50 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen and were dispatched to attend a road rage incident in progress at the intersection of Gillespie Drive and Ferrier Lane. 
 
The accused, a 29-year-old male, and the victim, a 45 year-old male, became engaged in a verbal argument. During the incident, the accused allegedly threw a construction level at the victim’s vehicle causing damage. 

As a result of the incident, a 29-year-old male from Brantford, was arrested and stands charged with Mischief contrary to the Criminal Code. 

 


Type:               Assault / Mischief                           
Incident:        21-31620
Location:       George Street
 
On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a dispute between two individuals in the area of Chatham Street and George Street.
 
It was reported that a 23-year-old female armed with a large wooden stick approached a 71-year-old male in a mobility scooter. The two parties allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation before the accused female struck the scooter with the stick causing damage. 

As a result, a 23-year-old female of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Mischief Under $5,000
  • Assault with a Weapon 

 


Type:                Shoplifting                         
Incident:         21-31636
Location:       Colborne Street
 
On Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at approximately 4:28 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service attended a call for service at a retail store located at Colborne Street in regards to shoplifting theft. 
 
A male and female allegedly selected various items, placing them into a grocery cart, and then left the store without attempting to provide payment. The accused were observed by store security who notified police. The value of the items was approximately $93.
 
Officers attended and located the accused parties at a nearby location. The accused were in possession of the cart of merchandise. All items were recovered and returned.

As a result, a 46-year-old female of Brantford and a 49-year-old female from Brantford each stand charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Theft Under $5000 
  • Possession of Stolen Goods under $5000 


 

Type:                Impaired - Alcohol                          
Incident:        21-31669
Location:       Philip Street and Duke Street
 
On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at approximately 8:54 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call for service in the area of Philip Street and Duke Street regarding a report of an intoxicated driver.
 
Information was received that a male was observed creating a disturbance in the roadway, yelling and dancing while in possession of an alcoholic beverage. The male was observed to be struggling to enter his motor vehicle, which
was stopped in the middle of the roadway.
 
Arriving on scene, officers located the suspect male and vehicle. Officers observed signs of intoxication.
 
The accused was subsequently arrested for Operation while Impaired.  During a search of the motor vehicle, police located several beer cans within the reach of the driver seat. 
 
The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.

As a result of the investigation, a 32-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • 80 Plus 
 
Additionally, a licence suspension was issued and the vehicle impounded as per law.

 


Type:                Assault                
Incident:         21-31760
Location:       Colborne Street
 
On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call for service related to an alleged assault that had occurred at a location on Colborne Street.
 
It was reported that the accused male entered the garage of a male victim stating he was looking for his cat. Upon being asked to leave, the accused allegedly punched the victim before leaving the area on foot. 
 
Officers attended the scene and located the accused nearby. Upon being advised he was under arrest, the accused male refused to comply with officers, resisting arrest. 
 
As a result of this investigation, a 51-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Assault
  • Resist Arrest 


LOCATED: Previously MISSING 17-year-old female, Serenity BROWN

Aug 19, 2021

Please be advised that previously missing person Serenity BROWN has been safely located.
 
The Brantford Police Service would like to thank members of the public and media for your assistance.
 

 
Original Release
21-30393 
August 10, 2021
 

The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 17-year-old female, Serenity BROWN.
 
Serenity BROWN is described as an Indigenous female, 5’4”, 140 pounds, and has long straight brown and orange hair.  She was last seen wearing a black tank top, blue jean shorts, grey and white running shoes.  Serenity was also carrying a beige purse and black duffle bag. A current photo is not available.     

She was last seen in the area of Dundas Street and North Park Street at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021. 
 
The Brantford Police Service are concerned for Serenity’s well-being and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information, which may assist in locating her.
 
Anyone with knowledge of Serenity’s whereabouts is asked to please 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.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/
 

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Two Charged in Drug Trafficking Investigation

Aug 17, 2021

Inc. # 21-30782

On Thursday, August 12, 2021, members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit entered into a drug trafficking investigation.

As a result of the investigation, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant was obtained and executed at a motel located on Colborne Street East. The Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team and uniform patrol officers provided assistance in the execution of the search warrant.

Officers seized a quantity of suspected crack cocaine and prescription medication with an estimated street value in excess of $1000, Canadian currency, and other offence related property. 

 evidence


As a result of the investigation, Brian Lee Patrick BOURGEOIS, a 41-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking x2
  • Failure to comply with probation order, and
 
Amanda Lee CRICK, a 33-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with:
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking x2
 
The accused parties have been held for bail.
 
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. 
Additionally, information can be provided anonymously to Brantford Crime Stoppers by calling 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 or by submitting a web tip online at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

 
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