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BPS Launch Back-to-School Road Safety Blitz

Sep 1, 2022

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With the first day of school quickly approaching, the Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit will launch a Back-to-School Road Safety Blitz, looking for aggressive drivers, persons speeding, and to conduct stop sign enforcement.

As kids return to school, we ask everyone to be extra careful on our city streets, as children may not pay attention to the rules of the roads or watch for moving cars. We would like to remind motorists and pedestrians the importance of working together to ensure our roads remain a safe place.

At this time, we would also like to remind drivers of the new penalties for Stunt Driving under the Highway Traffic Act. If you are travelling 40km/hr over the posted speed limit in speed zones below 80 km/hr, you will now be charged with Stunt Driving.

In addition to fees and demerit points, a driver charged with Speed Driving will now receive a 30-day driver licence suspension and a 14-day vehicle impoundment.

Motorists are also reminded to use caution around school buses. When a school bus has stopped and activated its flashing red lights, all vehicles travelling behind or approaching the bus must come to a complete stop before reaching the bus. Drivers who fail to stop in these conditions face a minimum $400 fine and six demerit points for a first offence. If a vehicle is identified to fail for a school bus the registered owner can also receive a $400 fine.

Parents are encouraged to review and practice safety rules with their children to ensure they are familiar with their route to the bus or school.

We urge motorists and pedestrians to commute safely, free from distractions and to use extra caution when travelling through residential areas, school zones and along bus routes. Please slow down and be alert for children travelling to and from school. Community safety is a shared responsibility.

For more information and further clarification regarding the rules of the road, please visit the Ministry of Transportation website.

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BPS Charge Second Man with 1st Degree Murder in Homicide Investigation

Aug 31, 2022

Incident # 22-20178
 
UPDATE #3 – September 1, 2022

As a result of the ongoing investigation into the homicide of Peter POTTRUFF, detectives with the Brantford Police Service charged a second man – Jason EDELMAN, 36, of Brantford, with Murder – 1st Degree on August 31, 2022.

This investigation remains active and ongoing. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective John Allan of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2266. 

Additionally, information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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/



BPS Arrest 34-year-old man with 1st Degree Murder in Homicide Investigation
UPDATE #2 – August 30, 2022

As a result of the ongoing investigation into the homicide of Peter POTTRUFF, detectives with the Brantford Police Service charged Joseph Cunningham Davis, 34, of Brantford, with Murder – 1st Degree on August 29, 2022.

This investigation remains active and ongoing. 

Detectives have interviewed a number of individuals but believe there may be additional individuals who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information related to the investigation.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective John Allan of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2266. 

Additionally, information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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/ 

 

 
Incident # 22-20178 – UPDATE
 
BPS investigating homicide after assault victim succumbs to injuries 

June 20, 2022

Detectives with the Branford Police Service are now investigating a homicide after the victim of a serious assault succumbed to his injuries early this morning.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m. members of the Brantford Police Patrol section responded to reports of an assault in an area along the Grand River near the Brant’s Crossing Riverfront Skateboard Park on Icomm Drive. 

Upon police arrival, a 49-year-old male victim was located with head injuries. He was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  

The investigation revealed the victim was involved in an alleged property dispute with another group of individuals, during which time he was assaulted.  

The suspects fled the area prior to police arrival and a K-9 track was completed.  

Due to the severity of the injuries, members of the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Section were assigned to investigate.  

From the onset of the investigation, police have worked with the family of the victim to provide support and updates related to the progress of the investigation.

In the early hours of Monday, June 20, 2022, despite having received life-saving efforts, the victim, Brantford resident Peter POTTRUFF died as a result of the injuries sustained during the assault.  

Police have now upgraded this to a homicide investigation.

Detectives are aware a number of citizens were in the area at the time of the incident and are hoping to speak with these individuals. Based on the information provided to date, police do not believe this was a random attack, and feel that those who were present at the time of the assault may have valuable information that will assist in identifying the person(s) responsible. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective John Allan of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2266. 

Additionally, information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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/ 



June 9, 2022
 
ORIGINAL RELEASE
 
BPS seek information from public related to assault
 
Investigators with the Brantford Police Service continue to investigate an assault and are seeking information from the public to help identify the suspect. 

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a reported assault in the area of the Brantford Civic Centre and the Brant’s Crossing Riverfront Skateboard Park on Icomm Drive.

Investigation revealed that an unknown male suspect had struck a 49-year-old male victim in the head with a baseball bat. The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment. 

The incident took place in a wooded area located behind the Brantford Civic Centre between the asphalt-walking path and the Grand River. 

Information received indicated that several persons involved in the incident and numerous possible witnesses allegedly left the area prior to police arrival.
   
Officers would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information they have not previously provided to police.  Please contact the Branford Police Service Criminal Investigations Unit with any information you may have.

Anyone who has any information related to this incident is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 

Additionally, information can also be provided anonymously to Brant - 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: August 30, 2022

Aug 30, 2022

Type:                 Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:          22-35121
Location:         Stanley Street near Darling Street

On Sunday, August 29, 2022, at approximately 12:45 A.M., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling at excessive speeds in the area of Stanley Street near Darling Street and conducted a traffic stop.

When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication. 
A demand for an approved screening device was issued. The accused performed the test and registered a fail.

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

Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 26-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code. 

Additionally, the accused was served notice of suspension, and the vehicle was impounded. 



Type:                 Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:          22-34858
Location:         Morton Avenue and West Street

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at approximately 4:15 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a possible impaired driver in the area of Morton Avenue and West Street.

Officers attended and located the suspect vehicle in the area of Market Street and Grey Street. The vehicle was being operated in an erratic manner. 

Police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Pearl and Waterloo Street. In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment.

A demand for an approved screening device was issued. The accused failed to comply with the demand to provide a suitable sample of breath as required by law.
 
As a result, a 29-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • Failure or refusal to comply 
 
Additionally, the accused was served notice of suspension, and the vehicle was impounded. 
 


Type:                 Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:          22-34809
Location:         Park Road North

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, at approximately 1:45 A.M., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a possible impaired driver in the area of Powerline Road and Park Road North.

Officers observed the vehicle travelling in an erratic manner and a traffic stop was conducted.

In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. 

A demand for an approved screening device was issued. The accused performed the test and registered a fail.

The accused was then arrested for Operation While Impaired- Blood Alcohol Concentration level and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over the legal limit. 

Search incident to arrest located an open container of alcohol within the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor, contrary to the Liquor Licence Control Act 

Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.
 


Type:                 Hit and Run / Impaired
Incident:          22-34732
Location:         Conklin Road and Mount Pleasant Street

On Thursday, August 26, 2022, at approximately 5:45 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a hit and run in the area of Conklin Road and Mount Pleasant Street.

Witness reports assisted police to locate the suspect vehicle and driver on Phelps Road. 

In speaking with the driver, signs of impairment were observed. Open liquor was observed within reach of the driver.

The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were three times the legal limit.

Information received indicated the accused did not have a valid license.

As a result, a 28-year-old man from Ohsweken stands charged with the following:
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure to Stop After Accident, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Fail to Report Accident, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor, contrary to the Liquor Licence Control Act
  • Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
Additionally, the vehicle was impounded.
 


Type:               Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:          22-34614
Location:         Market Street South

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, at approximately 9:00 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen to report a possible impaired driver at a fast-food restaurant located on Market Street South.

Officers arrived on scene and located the accused. In speaking with the accused, signs of impairment were observed.

A demand for an approved screening device was issued. The accused performed the test and registered a fail.

The accused was then arrested for Operation While Impaired- Blood Alcohol Concentration level and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit. 

As a result, a 42-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration

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


Type:                 Disturbance
Incident:          22-34603
Location:         Dalhousie Street

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, at approximately 6:15 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a disturbance at a Dalhousie Street location.

A report was received that a man was yelling at random people and causing a disturbance near a Dalhousie Street retail store.

The store owner approached the accused and asked him to move along from their property.

At this time, the accused became assaultive towards the store owner.
 
The accused allegedly punched the victim in his side before retrieving a chain from a bicycle, swinging it in attempt to hit the victim. 

The victim fled into the store for safety and waited for police to arrive.  
Officers arrived on scene and advised the accused he was under arrest.
 
At this time, the accused became assaultive towards police, resisting arrest.

The victims did not receive any physical injuries.

As a result, a 35-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Cause Disturbance
  • Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Assault a Peace Officer
  • Resist Arrest

The accused was held for bail. 


 
Type:                 Break and Enter / Theft
Incident:          22-34382
Location:         Colborne Street

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at approximately 11:30 A.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report of a break and enter that had just occurred at an apartment located on Colborne Street near Charlotte Street.

Investigation revealed that the accused was within the halls of the apartment building when he allegedly entered an unlocked apartment and proceeded to steal a quantity of currency from a purse located within the apartment.

The victim was home at the time of the occurrence but did not observe the theft.

Officers attended and thru investigation, located the accused nearby.

The accused was arrested, and the victim’s belongings returned.

Information was received to indicate the accused was in violation of a valid probation order.

As a result of this investigation, a 33-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Break and enter 
  • Theft under $5000 
  • Breach of probation 
 


Type:                 Road Rage
Incident:          22-34274
Location:         Paris Road and Ava Road

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of road rage incident involving two men in the area of Paris Road and Ava Road.

After one man accused the other of cutting him off and threatening him, both vehicles pulled over into a parking lot on Paris Road.

At this point, the accused exited his vehicle and allegedly punched the victim while he was seated in his vehicle. The accused is also reported to have broken the driver’s side window.

The victim sustained minor injuries and did not require medical attention. 

As a result, a 39-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Uttering Threats to Cause death or bodily harm 
  • Assault
  • Mischief under $5000 


Type:                 Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:          22-34264
Location:         Mount Pleasant Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway
 
On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at approximately 4:15 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a multiple motor vehicle collision at Mount Pleasant Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. 

Officers attended. Fire and paramedics were on scene. Occupants of the three vehicles involved in the collision received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. 

In speaking with the driver of one vehicle, officers observed signs of impairment and a demand for an approved screening device was issued. The accused performed the test and registered a fail.

The accused was then arrested for Operation While Impaired- Blood Alcohol Concentration level.
 
Samples of breath were provided as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of three times the legal limit.

As a result, a 37-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration level

Additionally, the driver’s license of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.


 
Type:                 Theft / Fraud
Incident:          22-33921
Location:         Colborne Street

On Sunday, August 21, 2022, at approximately 12:15 p.m., the Brantford police received a report that a woman’s purse had allegedly been stolen and fraudulent charges were made using the victim’s credit and debit cards.

Police investigation, along with assistance from the victim, led to the location of the accused at her residence where she was then arrested.

As a result, a 32-year-old woman from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Fraud Under $5,000 x3
  • Possession and Use Credit Card x3 


Type:                 Impaired 
Incident:          22-33838
Location:         West Street and Charing Cross Street
 
On Saturday, August 20, 2022, at approximately 9:45 P.M., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of West Street at Charing Cross, in regard to a motor vehicle collision involving a possible impaired driver.

It was reported that a vehicle had collided with several other vehicles parked on the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was reported to be impaired.

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

The accused was placed under arrest for impaired operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of three times the legal limit.

As a result, a 38-year-old man from Hamilton stands charged with the following:
  • Operation while Impaired- Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Operation while Impaired- blood alcohol concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Careless Driving, contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act 

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.
 


Type:                 Impaired - Drug
Incident:          22-33805
Location:         Fairview Drive and West Street

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, at approximately 4:10 P.M., the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen to report a possible impaired driver.

A report was received to advise that, a woman was believed to be unconscious in her vehicle in a parking lot located at West Street and Fairview Drive. 

Police arrived on scene and located the vehicle. The accused, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was observed in the driver's seat.

Speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was placed under arrest for impaired operation and given the demand for a drug recognition evaluation.

A drug recognition expert evaluation was performed. The evaluating officer formed the opinion that the subject's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drugs. 

As a result, a 36-year-old female from Hamilton stands charged with Operation while Impaired (drug), contrary to the Criminal Code. 

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded. 



Type:                 Robbery
Incident:          22-33707
Location:         Lynden Road     

Officers with the Brantford Police Service continue to investigate an armed robbery that occurred at a Lynden Road Convenience store on Friday, August 19, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m.

An armed man entered the store and approached the employee, displaying a firearm and demanding money.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the man left the store.
No physical injuries were sustained by the victim during the incident.

Officers were called and attended the scene. A K9 track was initiated in an attempt to locate the suspect.

The suspect remains at large and is described as follows:

Male, Black, approximately 5' 5" tall, wearing a black hooded track suit, gloves, ball cap and a black face mask

Anyone with information is asked to contact Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Additionally, anonymous information can be provided by contacting Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at:  https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 


BPS TIGER Unit arrest man; seize over $149,000 in Fentanyl

Aug 30, 2022

22-35243

On Monday, August 29, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generated Enforcement and Response Unit (T.I.G.E.R) completed a firearms and drug investigation. 

As a result of the investigation, a Search Warrant was obtained and executed at a Mintern Avenue location. The warrant was executed with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team. 

Following the search officers seized the following:
  • Cellular phones
  • Quantity of Canadian currency
  • Replica Glock firearm
  • Approximately 373.5 grams of suspected Fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $149,600
  • Digital scale
  • Hydraulic drug press 
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As a result of the investigation Mackenzie Robert CARROLL, 42, of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Failure to comply with judicial release order, contrary to the Criminal Code
 
The accused was held for bail.
             
Anyone that would like to report criminal activity within the community is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

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/ 


OPP UPDATE - Amber ELLIS Investigation

Aug 26, 2022

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FROM/DE: Haldimand County Detachment             
DATE:  August 26, 2022

-UPDATE #1-
MISSING WOMAN FROM HAGERSVILLE 
Your Tip Could Make a Difference

(HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON) – Police believe someone has important information that will help investigators solve the disappearance of 33-year-old Amber ELLIS and are encouraging members of the public to come forward.

On March 8, 2021, Amber was reported missing by her mother. She was last seen near the end of February 2021 on Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation. Prior to her disappearance, Amber lived at an address in Hagersville, Ontario. Amber also has ties to the Brantford, Cambridge, Hamilton and Norfolk County areas.

Amber is 5’9” tall, 120 lbs, with a thin build, long dark hair, and brown eyes.

The OPP have a dedicated team of investigators working under the direction of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch, along with investigators from Haldimand County OPP, the Brantford Police Service and Six Nations Police Service, who are committed to locating Amber.
On December 21, 2021, police posted a video to encourage witnesses who have information about Amber’s disappearance to contact investigators.  The video can be found on YouTube at the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NDT5iC8rLA&ab_channel=OntarioProvincialPolice

"After interviewing dozens of witnesses, I believe that there are additional witnesses who have information that can help solve this case and I encourage them to contact police immediately.” – Detective Inspector Chris Josiah, OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

Anyone with information that can assist investigators are encouraged to call the OPP Amber ELLIS tip line at 1-866-549-2090 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Contact:  Constable Mary Gagliardi
Email:     mary.gagliardi@opp.ca 

BPS TIGER Unit arrest man; seize Fentanyl, Cocaine

Aug 25, 2022

22-34219

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generated Enforcement and Response Unit (T.I.G.E.R) initiated a criminal investigation. 

During the investigation, members of the unit located a man in breach of judicial conditions. The man was subsequently arrested. 

During a search incident to arrest the following items were located:
  • Approximately 149.8 grams of suspected Fentanyl with an estimated street value of $29,960
  • Approximately 62.3 grams of suspected Cocaine with an estimated street value of $7,476
  • An expandable baton
  • Digital scales
  • Switch blade
  • Bullet proof vest
  • A quantity of Canadian currency

The combined total value of the seized illicit drugs is $37,436.

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As a result of the investigation, Adam DERIE, 27, of Toronto stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure to comply with judicial release order, contrary to the Criminal Code
 
The accused was held for bail.

Anyone that would like to report criminal activity within the community is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

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/ 

BPS arrest 20-year-old on child pornography charges in ongoing Project Dilemma

Aug 18, 2022

22-33180

The Brantford Police Services Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit made an additional arrest as a result of their efforts during ongoing Project Dilemma.

The project, started by the Brantford police ICE unit, began in October 2021 to address the increasing concern of social media platforms such as Snapchat being used to distribute and possess child pornography images.

The latest charges are as a result of the Brantford Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit having received information that a social media account had uploaded a video containing child pornography. Police investigation found that the social media account in question was linked to a registered address in the City of Brantford. 

On January 31, 2022, Brantford police executed a Search Warrant at a Marlborough Street residence at which time several electronic devices were seized and held for forensic examination. 

During forensic examination of the devices, police identified files containing images and video which meet the definition of child pornography as defined by the Criminal Code.

As a result of the investigation, Anish DEVGAN, a 20-year-old man of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
 Possession of Child Pornography x 2
 Making Child Pornography Available

Brantford Police Service ICE investigators believe that further individuals will be arrested, and charges laid as they continue their investigation and forensically examine the seized electronic devices. Details will be released as available.

Project Dilemma was made possible by the Ministry of the Solicitor General and its continued funding through the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet.

Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children are urged to contact the Brantford Police Service ICE Unit 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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CRIME BRIEF: August 18, 2022

Aug 18, 2022

Type:                Break and Enter
Incident:          22-33393
Location:         Princess Street

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, at approximately 4:20 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence located on Princess Street.

Officers attended and located the accused female who allegedly attempted to steal a chainsaw from a backyard shed. The accused was also found to have entered two vehicles at a nearby residence, where she is alleged to have removed the stereo from one of the vehicles.

The stereo and chainsaw were recovered. 

As a result, a 41-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code charges: 
• Theft Under x 2
• Break, Enter a Place – Commit Indictable Offence



Type:                 Impaired- Drug
Incident:          22-32986
Location:         Charing Cross

On Monday, August 15, 2022, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call to advise of a possible impaired driver located in a Charing Cross Street parking lot.

Officers attended, located the subject vehicle and the accused, who appeared to be unconscious behind the wheel.

Officers observed cannabis readily available and accessible to the driver. Signs of impairment were observed. 

The accused was placed under arrest for impaired operation and given the demand for a drug recognition evaluation.

A drug recognition expert evaluation was performed. The evaluating officer formed the opinion that the subject's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drugs.
  
Search incident to arrest located a quantity of Oxycodone pills (40mg and 80mg) and a small quantity of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine.

As a result, a 20-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following: 
• Operation While Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code 
• Possession of Schedule I Substance x 3, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
• Have Care or Control of Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available, contrary to the Cannabis Control Act 

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.

CRIME BRIEF: August 15, 2022

Aug 15, 2022

Type:              Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:       22-32823
Location:     Dalhousie Street
 
On Sunday, August 14, 2022, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Brantford Police Service received a 911 call from a concerned citizen to advise of a possible impaired driver at a Dalhousie Street location.

The caller reported that a motor vehicle was stopped in the middle of the road, with a man passed out in the driver's seat. A description of the vehicle was provided. 

Police arrived on scene and located the subject vehicle pulled over on the left shoulder of the roadway. The motor vehicle was occupied by the accused.

In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was required to provide a sample of breath into an Approved Roadside Screening Device, which registered a fail.
 
The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.

As a result of police investigation, a 28-year-old man from St. Thomas stands charged with the following Criminal Code violation:
  • 80 Plus

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.
 


Type:               Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:       22-32813
Location:        St. James Street and Albion Street

On Sunday, August 14, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the area of St. James Street and Albion Street for a motor vehicle collision. 

Police arrived on scene and located two vehicles with significant damage. 

Officers observed signs of impairment when speaking with one of the drivers, who was then required to provide a sample of his breath into an Approved Screening Device.

The sample provided registered a fail. 

As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old man from Troy, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • 80 Plus
  • Dangerous Operation

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.
 
 


Type:               Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:         22-32610
Location:       Wayne Gretzky Parkway  

On Friday, August 12, 2022, Brantford Police were dispatched to attend the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant located at Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Edmondson Street in regard to a possible impaired driver. 
 
Officers attended and located the accused man within the subject vehicle. Officers observed signed of impairment.

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

The accused refused to provide samples of breath.

As a result, a 33-year-old man from Collingwood, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation while Impaired
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.
 


Type:               Impaired - Drug
Incident:        22-32186
Location:     Powerline Road and King George Road 

On Thursday, August 11, 2022, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the area of Powerline Road and King George Road regarding a single motor vehicle collision.

Police attended and located the vehicle in the ditch with the accused unconscious and unresponsive in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

Paramedics arrived on scene to provide medical attention to the accused, who then became alert and conscious.

The accused was then transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police subsequently formed reasonable and probable grounds that the accused was impaired by drugs. The accused was then arrested.

A drug recognition expert evaluation was performed. It was determined that the accused’s ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drugs.

The accused refused to comply with the demand for further testing as required by law. 

As a result, a 30-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Operation while Impaired (drugs)
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand

Additionally, the accused’s driver’s licence was suspended, and the subject vehicle impounded.
 


Type:               Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:       22-31867
Location:     West Street and Sheridan Street 

On Monday, August 8, 2022, at approximately 4:30 a.m. officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to the area of West Street and Sheridan Street, for a motor vehicle collision. 

Officers arrived on scene and located the accused, occupying the driver’s seat of her motor vehicle. Investigation revealed that the subject motor vehicle was travelling southbound on West Street when it crossed to the opposite side of the road and struck two parked motor vehicles.

In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was then placed under arrest for operation while impaired and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. 

Both samples provided were over the legal limit.
 
Additionally, information was received to indicate that the accused was a G1 licenced driver and was also in violation of a valid Probation Order.

Search incident to arrest found the accused in possession of approximately 18 grams of suspected Methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $2,730. 

As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • 80 Plus, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Operation while Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Failure to comply with Probation Order, contrary to the Criminal Code, and 
  • Possession of Schedule I, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act 
Summons for the following Highway Traffic Act offences were also served: 
  • Class G1 licence holder - unaccompanied driver 
  • Class G1 licence holder - drive unlawful hour 
  • Novice Driver - B.A.C. above zero 

Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.

BPS seize loaded handgun and over $64,000 in illicit drugs after call from concerned citizen

Aug 15, 2022

22-32044

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a 911 call from a concerned citizen to advise a man in a vehicle had been observed pointing a firearm at people on Grand River Avenue.

Officers arrived on scene and located the accused man within the subject vehicle who was arrested without incident.

Search incident to arrest, located the following in possession of the accused:
  • A loaded 9mm handgun
  • Ammunition
  • Canadian Currency
  • Digital Scale
  • Fraudulent Identification
  • Approximately 125 grams of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $12,500
  • Approximately 288 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $43,200
  • Approximately 29.5 grams of suspected Fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $7,375
  • Approximately 65 grams of an unknown white powder (unknown street value)
  • 78 Oxycodone pills, with an estimated street value of $1,560 

As a result of the investigation, Nathan Guy FORBES, 25, of Paris, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose 
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm/Ammunition 
  • Possess Loaded Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession in Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of an Identity Document, and 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 4, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 

The accused has been held for bail.

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact 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.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

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