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Motorcycle Safety: Road safety is a shared responsibility

May 12, 2022

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The Brantford Police Service makes educating the public in safe driving practices a road safety priority. An essential part of our job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Our ongoing enforcement initiatives focus on impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and speeding. These behaviours endanger drivers, passengers, all road users, and pedestrians at risk of serious or fatal injury collisions. 

At this time of year, we would like to remind all motorists that road safety is a shared responsibility. Riding season is here, and we would like to remind car drivers of the need to be aware of motorcycles and to share the road.

Riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving a car. In fact, a crash as a motorcyclist is almost 30 times more likely to be fatal than as a motorist. For motorcyclists, there are a number of steps you should take to stay safe, including:

Take a safety course

A safety course will teach you the rules of the road for motorcycles. You will also learn the appropriate actions to take in unpredictable riding situations that can arise. Driving a motorcycle requires skill and good judgment and a safety course can help you practice these. Consider an advanced riding course to learn collision avoidance maneuvers, advanced turning, control tips and braking techniques.

Gear up

No matter how hot it is outside, shorts, a T-shirt and sandals are not proper riding attire. You can go for extreme protection with leathers or reinforced jackets, pants, and boots.

Glasses or goggles are a must if you have an open-faced helmet and to protect your hands, you should always wear gloves. In warm weather there is specially designed gear that is intended for ventilation and cooling. And, it should go without saying, never ride without a DOT-approved helmet.

Inspect your ride

Make sure your motorcycle is in proper working order every time you go for a ride. This includes checking tire pressure, mirrors, and lights. Taking a quick walk around your bike will give you an idea if there are any loose bolts, leaks, or other potential mechanical hazards. Be diligent about regular care and maintenance.

Stay in the comfort zone

Know your abilities and make sure that neither your chosen route nor motorcycle is more than you can handle. Never ride beyond your skill level.

Use your head

Don’t rely solely on your mirrors to remain aware of what’s in your immediate riding space. It’s important to keep your head and eyes up while rounding corners and that the safest way to change lanes is to actually turn and look over your shoulder to make sure you are clear. You will also be able to get a feeling for whether other drivers are paying attention to you. 

Watch the road

Pay attention to the road you are riding on. Err on the side of caution when going into curves; be vigilant for potential gravel or other unstable road conditions. Be careful when crossing railroad tracks because the paint can be slippery—the same goes for the white lines at stoplights.

No safety in numbers

Group rides can be risky due to riders covering too much of the roadway, riders driving side-by-side, and having a mix of riders of various skill levels. Hold a pre-ride meeting to talk about your ride strategy and to review hand signals. Select a skilled group lead and sweep. Keep your group size manageable. Ride only in a staggered formation. Leave a safe and proper following distance between motorcycles. Take breaks to prevent fatigue.

Shared responsibility

Road safety is a shared responsibility. As a car driver, be aware of your blind spots, slow down behind motorcycles, don’t tailgate, and use your turn signals. One of the most common causes of collisions between motorcycles and cars is the car driver turning left in front of the oncoming motorcycle, often due to speeding or lack of visibility. If driving a vehicle and making a turn or changing lanes, "look twice, turn once”.

Never drive impaired

Operating a motorcycle while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or fatigue, puts you and all road users at risk.

Learn more about the Highway Traffic Act

To learn more about the Highway Traffic Act and other laws in Ontario, visit Ontario's e-Laws website.

The local roadways are to be shared and enjoyed by everyone, please keep this in mind when operating any motor vehicle. The Brantford Police Service is committed to increase public compliance with safe driving in order to prevent collisions, save lives, and reduce injuries on our roads. 

CRIME BRIEF: May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

Type:                 Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           22-17398
Location:          West Street

On Sunday May 8, 2022, at approximately 2:10 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle without proper headlights, operating in violation of the Highway Traffic Act. The vehicle was travelling northbound on West Street, towards Charing Cross Street.

A traffic stop was conducted. When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment.
 
After failing the Approved Roadside Screening, the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and was transported to provide suitable samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over the legal limit.
 
As a result, a 20-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive Without Proper Headlights - Motor Vehicle, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

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


Type:                 Stunt Driving
Incident:           22-17361
Location:          Colborne Street

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed, what appeared to be, two persons entering into the trunk of a motor vehicle at a location near Colborne Street and Clara Crescent.

A traffic stop was conducted and two persons, a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female, were located within the trunk of the motor vehicle. 
 
As a result, an 18-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Highway Traffic Act Violations: 
  • Drive Motor Vehicle - Perform Stunt
  • Person In Trunk
The occupants of the trunk were each charged with Fail to Occupy Position with Seatbelt.

Additionally, the motor vehicle was impounded for 14 days, and the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended for 30 days.

Stunt driving is the act of excessive speeding, street racing, contests and engaging in dangerous driving practices in a motor vehicle. It is driving that is careless and it puts others at risk and carries severe penalties, even for a first offence.

The maximum fine for stunt driving in Ontario is $10,000. Upon conviction, drivers could also face up to six months in prison.
 


Type:                 Stunt Driving – Impaired / Alcohol
Incident:           22-17296
Location:          King George Road

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, at approximately 9:50 a.m., patrol officers in the area of King George Road and Powerline Road were conducting road safety enforcement when they observed a vehicle travelling at an excessively high rate of speed.

The vehicle registered at 131 km/hr. in a posted 80 km/hr. zone.

A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver was placed under arrest for Stunt Driving and Speeding under the Highway Traffic Act.

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

After failing the Approved Roadside Screening, the accused was transported to provide suitable samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were three times the legal limit.

As a result, a 47-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Over 80 mg, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive Motor Vehicle - perform stunt "speeding by 50 or more kilometres per hour in an 80 km hour zone," contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Speeding 131 km/h in a post at 80 km an hour zone, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

Additionally, the motor vehicle was impounded for 14 days, and the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended for 90 days.


 
Type:                 Assault with a Weapon
Incident:           22-17036
Location:          Brant Avenue / Icomm Drive

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched in regard to a weapons related call in the areas of Brant Avenue and Icomm Drive.

Investigation revealed that, in the area of Brant Avenue and Church Street, a 13-year-old male allegedly shot a 16-year-old male victim in the back with a pellet gun. 

It is reported that the accused then departed the area, where he travelled to an Icomm Drive location and allegedly shot a second victim, a 14-year-old male, with the pellet gun.

Officers attended the area, located the accused and the pellet gun.
Both victims received minor physical injuries.

As a result of this incident, a 13-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Assault with a Weapon x 2
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

As per the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the identity of the accused in this incident will not be released.


 
Type:                 Break and Enter
Incident:           22-16842
Location:          Colborne Street

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a break and enter at a medical clinic, located in the area of Colborne Street and Bain Street. 
 
Investigation revealed that the accused remained hidden inside until the clinic closed, and employees had vacated the premises. The accused allegedly stole a number of items from the clinic before leaving through a locked door.

Officers attended and thru investigation located and arrested the accused.

As a result of this investigation, a 26-year-old female from Brantford (no fixed address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Breaking and Entering 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime 
 

 
Type:                 Threatening
Incident:           22-16830
Location:          Colborne Street West

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at approximately 5:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a dispute between two customers within a fast-food business located on Colborne Street West.

It was reported that a male customer had become verbally abusive towards an employee. A female customer, observing this behaviour addressed the man, speaking up in the employee’s defense.

The accused then proceeded to threaten the 24-year-old female customer with physical violence, allegedly chasing her to her vehicle, where she then locked herself inside and called police. The accused continued to threaten the victim while kicking her vehicle.

Officers arrived on scene and the accused was taken into custody. 

As a result of the incident, a 69-year-old man from Brantford (no fixed address) stands charged with Uttering threats, contrary to the Criminal Code.
 


Type:                 Impaired - Drug
Incident:           22-16498
Location:          Charing Cross Street

On May 1, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a suspicious vehicle type call in the area of Charing Cross Street and North Park Street.

A concerned citizen called to advise an male, who appeared to be unconscious, was in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle.

Officers attended and located the vehicle which was still running. An unresponsive man was occupying the driver’s seat. 

Officers were able to wake the man. In speaking with the man, officers observed signs of intoxication. Drug paraphernalia was in clear view.

The accused was taken into custody, as officers formed reasonable grounds that the accused's ability to operate a conveyance was impaired. 

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

As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code.  
 


Type:                 Impaired- Alcohol
Incident:           22-16285
Location:          Market Street 

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, at approximately 1:10 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a location on Market Street for a report of a possible impaired driver.

It was reported that after having hit a metal fence with his vehicle, a male driver then left the scene on foot.

Officers attended and located the unoccupied vehicle which had sustained minor damage. An open alcoholic beverage was observed in the vehicle’s cupholder.

Through investigation, officers located the accused nearby. In speaking with the male, officers observed signs of intoxication.

Due to the level of intoxication observed, the accused was unable to provide suitable breath samples and was transported to hospital to receive medical attention.

Information was received indicating that the accused is a young driver bound by the conditions of his licence to not consume alcohol while in care and control of a motor vehicle. 

As a result, a 20-year-old male from Hagersville stands charged with the following:
  • Operation While Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Fail to Stop at Accident contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence and Control Act 
  • Young Driver - B.A.C above zero contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Contravene Licence Condition - Driving Ability contrary to the Ontario Regulation 340/94 

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


Type:                 Possession of Stolen Goods
Incident:           22-16014
Location:          Market Street South

On Thursday, April 28, 2022, officers with the Brantford Police Service arrested the accused, in regard to an unrelated investigation in a parking lot located on Market Street South.

During a search incident to arrest, officers located a memorial plaque in her possession. 

This memorial plaque was previously reported stolen from a local cemetery.

As a result, a 27-year-old female of no fixed address, stands charged with Possession of Stolen Goods Under $5000, contrary to the Criminal Code. 


BPS celebrating Police Week May 15–21

May 10, 2022

Banner for Family Fun Day 2022 
 
 
 
 
 

 
The Brantford Police Service is joining police services across Ontario in kicking off Police Week (#PoliceWeekON), which celebrates the work front-line police officers, 9-1-1 communicators, civilian staff, and all members of Ontario police services do to keep Ontarians safe and healthy.

This year, Police Week runs from May 15 to 21, 2022. The theme for the week is Your Police Services: Helping Build Safer Communities, which highlights and celebrates the vital role our police officers and personnel play in helping Ontarians build and maintain healthy and safe communities across our Province.

Police Week was first observed in 1970 and coincides with the Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is recognized internationally on May 15. "This year, we look forward to being able to highlight some of the exceptional work of our officers and personnel and thank them for their dedication to our community,” said Robin Matthews-Osmond, Brantford Police Service Corporate Communications Manager.

Throughout this week, the Brantford Police Service will be showcasing some of the many ways in which our members continue to serve our community. Be sure to follow the Brantford Police Service on Facebook @BrantfordPolice Service and Twitter @BrantfordPolice for this information.

To kick-off Police Week, along with Brantford-Brant Crime Stoppers, Ontario Provincial Police and Six Nations Police, the Brantford Police Service are hosting a FREE Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., at the Children’s Safety Village, located at 407 Elgin Street in Brantford. The event will feature Canine demonstrations, police vehicles, and Emergency Response Team demonstrations. 

Annual Police Week in Ontario is sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General. It is part of National Police Week led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
 

Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

 

Road Safety Initiatives May 2022: Excessive Noise and Distracted Drivers

May 2, 2022

The Brantford Police Service makes educating the public in safe driving practices a road safety priority. An essential part of our job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Our ongoing enforcement initiatives focus on impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and speeding. These behaviours endanger drivers, passengers, all road users, and pedestrians at risk of serious or fatal injury collisions.
 
During the month of May 2022, the BPS Traffic Unit has heard the community’s concerns regarding the noise pollution of excessively loud vehicles on roadways in residential areas. We will be conducting enforcement and public education in regard to vehicles making unreasonable and unnecessary noise as well as an increased focus on improperly modified vehicles.
Increased public education will be in effect in an effort to promote safe driving behaviours and ensure motorists are aware of the rules of the road.
The Highway Traffic Act of Ontario indicates that a person having control of a vehicle shall not "make unreasonable noise, and a driver of any motor vehicle shall not permit any unreasonable amount of smoke to escape from their motor vehicle, nor shall such driver at any time cause the motor vehicle to make any unnecessary noise.”
A focus of this ongoing project is to reduce the number of motor vehicles with modified and/or excessively loud exhaust systems on the roads. Vehicles will be subject to charges, including Improper Muffler and Unnecessary Noise, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). The penalties under the HTA include fines of $110 upon conviction.
Vehicles found to be unlawfully modified will be reported to the Insurance Bureau of Canada with the potential of a policy suspension.
We encourage vehicle owners to repair modified exhaust systems and avoid using devices such as factory-issued mechanisms to alter and increase their vehicles' sound in quiet, residential areas.
Anyone with information concerning aggressive driving or illegal street racing activities can contact the Brantford Police Service by calling 519-756-7050. Information or driving complaints can also be reported by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
The local roadways are to be shared and enjoyed by everyone, please keep this in mind when operating a motor vehicle. The Brantford Police Service is committed to increase public compliance with safe driving in order to prevent collisions, save lives, and reduce injuries on our roads.

BPS continue suspicious fire investigations, seek suspect information

Apr 29, 2022

The Brantford Police Service are continuing to investigate a number of suspicious fires, dating back to January 2022 and are seeking additional suspect information from the public.
 
Police are asking any members of the public who reside close to the location of any of the incidents, and who have not already done so, to review any video surveillance footage which may have captured the suspects responsible for these fires.
 
Police have reason to believe the fires were deliberately set and have been working to identify suspects seen in the area. All of the fires were quickly controlled and resulted in minor property damage. No physical injuries occurred as a result of the fires.
 
Police are asking homeowners and business owners in these areas to review their video surveillance equipment for the following dates and locations for any video that may assist in these investigations. 
 
Below is a list of occurrences currently under investigation. 
 
 

Incident

Date

Time

Location

Type of Fire

22-01245

10-Jan-22

7:23 p.m.

17 Dundas St. E

Basement Fire

22-01529

13-Jan-22

1:10 a.m.

18 Strathcona Ave

Porch Fire

22-01642

13-Jan-22

7:41 p.m.

109 Park Ave

Recycle Bin Fire

22-02029

16-Jan-22

9:38 p.m.

400 Garden Ave

Barn Fire

22-02274

19-Jan-22

12:00 a.m.

129 Wellington St

Recycling Bin Fire

22-02800

22-Jan-22

9:35 p.m.

72 Craig St

Vehicle Fire

22-03708

30-Jan-22

9:28 a.m.

274 Colborne St

Garbage Fire

22-07616

27-Feb-22

3:03 a.m.

521 Elgin St

Trailer Fire

22-07631

27-Feb-22

7:23 a.m.

433 West St

Trailer Fire

22-10104

16-Mar-22

9:10 p.m.

95 Wood St

Basement Fire

22-11318

25-Mar-22

7:45 p.m.

Park Rd. N.

Vehicle Fire

22-12994

07-Apr-22

12:06 a.m.

37 Morton Ave. E.

Scrap Wire Fire

22-14082

14-Apr-22

10:18 a.m.

46 Morton Ave. E.

Scrap Wire Fire

22-14565

18-Apr-22

3:51 a.m.

44 Raleigh St.

Garbage Fire

22-14566

18-Apr-22

3:52 a.m.

247 Colborne St. W.

Garbage Fire

22-14999

21-Apr-22

5:03 a.m.

4 Margaret Dr.

Vehicle Fire

22-15001

21-Apr-22

5:23 a.m.

87 Herbert St.

Vehicle Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone with who has any information related to any of these occurrences is asked to contact Detective Andre Major at 519-756-7050 or amajor@police.brantford.on.ca 
 
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/
 

Public Safety in Partnership with the Community

 

CRIME BRIEF: April 28, 2022

Apr 28, 2022

Type:                      Break & Enter
Incident:              22-15853
Location:             Grey Street

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a break and enter in progress at a fenced compound located on Grey Street. 
 
The accused is reported to have illegally entered the compound and proceeded to then enter multiple parked motor vehicles.
 
Officers attended and located the accused inside a vehicle within the compound. 
 
The accused was placed under arrest for the offence of break and enter with intent. At this time, it was determined that the accused had provided a false name and date of birth to the officers.
 
Investigation revealed that the accused was wanted by two neighbouring police services on outstanding arrest warrants.
 
As a result, the accused, Brenden DESHAIES, 23, of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Break, enter a Place – Commit Indictable Offence
  • Obstruct a Peace Officer

The accused was held for bail.
 


Type:                      Theft
Incident:              22-15403
Location:             Icomm Drive

On Saturday April 23, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a parking garage located on Icomm Drive regarding a theft investigation. 

While enroute, police received information that the victim, a 24-year-old male, located and confronted the accused who was found inside the victim’s vehicle in possession of two skateboards. 

Officers arrived on scene, arrested, and charged a 48-year-old man from Brantford, (No Fixed Address), with one count of Theft Under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code. 
 


Type:                      Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:              22-15325
Location:             Forest Street

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call to report a motor vehicle collision which had just occurred on Forest Street. 

Investigation revealed that a motor vehicle travelling east-bound on Forest Street, had allegedly lost control, struck a parked vehicle, then mounted the curb before side-swiping a tree and coming to rest in the driveway of a Forest Street residence.
 
Significant damage to both the parked vehicle and the vehicle the accused was driving had occurred. 

Officers arrived on scene and in speaking with the driver, observed signs of impairment.

The accused was subsequently arrested for Operation While Impaired and was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.
Both samples provided were over the legal limit.

As a result, a 25-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration
 
Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle towed. 
 


Type:                      Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:              22-15310
Location:             Dalhousie Street

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service who were on general patrol, driving westbound on Dalhousie Street observed a vehicle travelling the wrong way on Dalhousie Street. Dalhousie Street is a one-way road.

Officers initiated a traffic stop and, in speaking with the driver, observed signs of impairment. Additionally, open containers of liquor were located in the vehicle and the permit for the vehicle was found to be expired.
 
After failing the Approved Roadside Screening, the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and was transported to provide suitable samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 29-year-old man from Tillsonburg, 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 
  • Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor, contrary to the Liquor Licence and Control Act 
  • Driver Motor Vehicle, No Currently Validated Permit, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
Additionally, the accused’s vehicle was impounded for seven days, and his driver's licence was seized and suspended for ninety days. 
 


Type:                     Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:             22-15137
Location:            West Street

On Friday, April 22, 2022, at approximately 12:45 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of West Street and Wadsworth Street, for a possible impaired driver.

Police attended the area, located the vehicle, and conducted a traffic stop. 
 
In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and an open bottle of alcohol within reach of the driver. 

The accused was found to be driving in violation of a licence suspension.

While in the police cruiser, the accused was physically ill. As a safety precaution Emergency Medical Services attended to evaluate the accused.

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

As a result, a 22-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Operation While Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive while under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

Additionally, the accused’s vehicle was impounded for seven days, and his driver's licence was suspended for an additional ninety days. 
 


Type:                      Impaired – Dangerous Operation
Incident:              22-15006
Location:             Park Avenue

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a single motor vehicle collision, where the vehicle had struck a house located on Park Avenue.

Investigation revealed that the vehicle had failed to stop at a nearby stop sign and struck the home, landing on its side.

The home and vehicle sustained significant damage as a result of the collision. No-one within the home sustained any physical injuries.

Officers arriving on scene observed signs of impairment when speaking with the driver of the vehicle. 

The driver was transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The male passenger of the vehicle did not receive any physical injuries as a result of the incident. 

As a result of the investigation, Charnell FOLLAND, a 33-year-old female from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation while Impaired 
  • Dangerous Operation 

Search incident to arrest, found the accused to be in possession of the following:
  • Approximately 4.3 grams of suspected heroin
  • Approximately 3.12 grams of suspected fentanyl
  • Identification which was previously reported as stolen
  • Replica firearms
As a result, the accused also stands charged with the following violations:
  • Possession Schedule 1, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and  
  • Possession of Stolen Goods Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code.


Type:                      Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:              22-14996
Location:             Colborne Street West

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, at approximately 3:45 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, swerving into oncoming traffic in the area of Colborne Street West and Welsh Street.

A traffic stop was conducted and in speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment.

After failing the Approved Roadside Screening, the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation, Blood Alcohol Concentration and was transported to provide suitable samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over the legal limit.

Information was received to indicate that the accused was a G2 level driver and in violation of the terms of the licence.

As a result, a 24-year-old man from Brant County 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
  • Novice Drive – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

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


Type:                      Assault
Incident:              22-14952
Location:             Icomm Drive

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the skate park on Icomm Drive in regard to an assault. 

Initial information was received that a 25-year-old male victim had been stabbed in the neck and the assailant had fled on foot. 

Upon police arrival, the victim was receiving treatment by Emergency Medical Services for a laceration to the back of the head and was transported to hospital for further treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police investigation determined the identity of the accused. Information was received to confirm a knife was used by the accused during the altercation.

Officers located the accused nearby and, as a result of the investigation, Dominic John Anthony LOWE, 25, of Brantford, stands charged for the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Uttering threats to cause Death or Bodily Harm

The accused was held for bail.


 

Type:                      Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:              22-14811
Location:             Glenwood Drive

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at approximately 11:05 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling in an erratic manner on Mary Street.

To determine sobriety of the driver, officers conducted a traffic stop on Glenwood Drive.

In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. 
The accused was arrested for Operation while Impaired and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. 

Both samples provided were over three times the legal limit.

As result, a 45-year-old woman from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • Operation with over 80 mgs contrary to the Criminal Code

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



Type:                      Utter Threats / Weapon
Incident:              22-14695
Location:             Icomm Drive

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at approximately 7:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a parking garage on Icomm Drive after a 25-year-old female was threatened with what she believed was a firearm.

The accused is alleged to have had uttered threats after startling the victim as she exited the elevator by pointing a piece of metal in the shape of a firearm at her in a threatening manner.

The victim did not sustain any physical injuries as a result of the incident.

Officers attended and located the accused who was found to be in violation of a valid probation order. 

As a result, David Scott Hill, 29, of Brantford (No Fixed Address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Utter Threats  
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose 
  • Breach of Probation Order 

Over $171,000 of illegal drugs seized, 43-year-old Brantford man arrested in BPS TIGER Unit Investigation

Apr 28, 2022

Inc. # 22-15950

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generating Enforcement and Response Unit (TIGER) completed a drug trafficking investigation. 

As a result of the investigation, two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants were obtained and executed at addresses located on Colborne Street and Market Street.

The search warrants were executed with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team and Brantford Police Uniform Patrol Officers.

As a result of the investigation, a 43-year-old Brantford man was arrested. The following illicit drugs and items were located on his person: 
  • Approximately 46.6 grams of suspected Fentanyl
  • Approximately 1.1 grams of suspected Methamphetamine
  • Approximately 33 pills of suspected Xanax
  • Approximately 44 pills of suspected Hydromorphone
  • Large quantity of Canadian Currency 
  • Digital scale and drug packaging materials 

The seized illicit drugs found on his person have an estimated street value of $19,800.
 
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As a result of the search warrants, officers seized the following:
  • Approximately 1,018 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • 20 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition
  • 15 rounds of 22-25 rifle cartridges
  • 2 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition

The estimated street value of the illicit drugs seized as a result of the search warrants is $151,275.
 
As a result of the investigation, Matthew TAYLOR, 43, of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x 3, contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act 
  • Fail to comply with Probation contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Fail to comply with Judicial Release Order contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Driving while under suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

The accused has been held for bail.

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

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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Two men arrested, $26,500 of illegal drugs seized in BPS TIGER Unit Investigation

Apr 25, 2022

Inc. # 22-15012

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generating Enforcement and Response Unit (TIGER) completed a drug trafficking investigation. 

As a result of the investigation, three Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants were obtained and executed at addresses located on Clarence Street and Diana Avenue, as well as a vehicle which was associated to the investigation. The search warrants were executed with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team. 

Following the search, officers seized the following:
  • Sawed off air rifle
  • Drug packaging and Digital Scales
  • Canadian currency
  • Approximately 36.6 grams of suspected Methamphetamine
  • Approximately 99.6 grams of suspected Cocaine
  • Approximately 45.2 grams of suspected Fentanyl
  • 13 Tablets of suspected Hydromorphone

The estimated total street value of the illicit drugs seized is $26,515.
  
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As a result of this investigation, Terence Dwaine JOHNSON, 34, and Richard Edward GREENTREE, 47, both of Brantford, each stand charged with the following:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x4, contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act 

The accused have been held for bail.

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

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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Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Blitz pulls 25 unsafe vehicles from the road, charges dozens more

Apr 25, 2022

photo of vehicle inspection 
 
In collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Provincial Police, the Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit conducted commercial motor vehicle inspections in Brantford, April 20 and 21, 2022.  

As a result of this safety initiative, 62 commercial motor vehicles were inspected and the following infractions were found:
  • Vehicles pulled from service due to safety infractions:   25
  • Vehicles requiring maintenance:   10
  • Vehicles requiring annual inspection:   4
  • Vehicles requiring daily inspection:   6
  • Vehicles with improper cargo securement:   3
  • Vehicles with contraband investigations:   3
  • Vehicles with other infractions:    25
 
The Brantford Police Service is committed to increasing public compliance with safe driving in order to prevent collisions, save lives, and reduce injuries on our roads.
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