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UPDATE: BPS arrest three for stabbing incident

Jan 31, 2023

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Investigators with the Brantford Police Service have arrested three men believed responsible for a stabbing that sent a 25-year-old man to hospital.

On Monday, January 30, 2023, members of the Brantford Police Service, assisted by the Windsor Police Service Intelligence Unit and Emergency Response Team identified and located the three suspects believed responsible for the stabbing at a hotel in Windsor, Ontario.  

All three men were arrested and transported to Brantford for a bail court appearance, scheduled for January 31, 2023.

The three men, who range in age from 18 to 21-years-of age, are from Hamilton and face charges of Aggravated Assault and Assault with a Weapon.  

   
ORIGINAL RELEASE: January 30, 2023
 
The Brantford Police Service continue to investigate a stabbing and seek information from the public.

On Friday, January 27, 2023, at approximately 3:30 p.m. members of the Brantford Police Service uniform patrol responded, along with paramedics, to the scene of a stabbing outside an Erie Avenue business.

Upon arrival, police located a 25-year-old man suffering from a single stab wound. The victim was transported to hospital and provided treatment for a non-life-threatening injury.

Members of the BPS Major Crime Unit continue to investigate the incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone who may have video surveillance of Erie Avenue between Clarence Street South and Eagle Avenue who have not yet spoken with police, are asked to contact Detective Simon O’TOOLE at 519-756-7050 x2856.

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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BPS investigate stabbing, seek witness information

Jan 30, 2023

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At approximately 2:00 pm Monday, January 30, 2023, officers with the Brantford Police Service responded after receiving a 911 call to report a 17-year-old victim was stabbed at a Fifth Avenue location.
 
The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
 
This investigation is active and ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.
 
Any witnesses are asked to contact police 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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CRIME BRIEF: January 25, 2023

Jan 25, 2023

Type:              Weapons
Incident:      23-3313
Location:     Various

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving reports from concerned citizens of a man with a gun outside a Darling Street location. Reports were received to advise that the man had also allegedly damaged property (garbage cans and a salt bin) and slashed the tires of five vehicles. 

Arriving on scene, officers located the suspect nearby and initiated an arrest. The suspect resisted.

It was determined that the firearm observed was a pellet gun. Search incident to arrest located a knife in possession of the accused.

Information received found the accused in violation of a valid recognizance and valid peace bond. 

As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Breach of Recognizance 
  • Disobeying Court Order
  • Resist Arrest
  • Mischief Under $5,000 x 7
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (knife)
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (pellet gun)
The accused was held for bail. 
 

Type:              Impaired
Incident:      23-3280
Location:     Paris Road

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a call to advise of a possible impaired driver who was reported to be passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle. The vehicle was reported to be in a parking lot located at Paris Road near Hardy Road.

Officers arrived on scene and located a male slumped over in the driver's seat of the running vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was observed in clear view.

Police woke the man and observed signs of impairment.

The accused was arrested and transported to be evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert. Upon completion of the evaluation, it was determined that the accused was impaired by drug.

Search incident to arrest found the accused to be in possession of approximately 0.4 grams of suspected fentanyl.

As a result, a 37-year-old man from London stands charged with the following offences: 
  • Possession of a Substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act 
  • Impaired Operation, contrary to the Criminal Code
 
Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.
 


Type:               Impaired
Incident:      23-3185
Location:      Dalhousie Street and Colborne Street

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend the scene of a motor vehicle collision after a vehicle hit a pole in the area of Dalhousie Street and Colborne Street.

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

As a result, the accused was placed under arrest. Search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of a small amount of cannabis.

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

As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration
  • Operation While Impaired – 80 Plus
  • Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available

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


Type:              Theft – Motor Vehicle
Incident:      23-2655
Location:     Walnut Street

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at approximately 3:45 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched regarding an attempted motor vehicle theft at a Walnut Street residence.

A call was received to advise that the accused was observed allegedly attempting to steal two vehicles when a citizen confronted and stopped the accused. The citizen restrained the accused man until police arrived and placed him under arrest. 

Speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment and contacted emergency medical services to transport the accused to hospital for assessment. 

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

As a result of this investigation, a 27-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Theft (attempt) x 2
  • Breach of Probation

 
Type:                 Theft
Incident:      23-02752
Location:     Dalhousie Street

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, officers with the Brantford Police located and arrested a woman after receiving a report of theft.

Investigation revealed that, at approximately 7:10 p.m., a woman is alleged to have entered a Dalhousie Street restaurant, where she hid undetected until after the restaurant closed. After employees left, the accused stole a donation box containing a small amount of cash and fled.  

As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Theft under $5000 
  • Break out of Business and Place

 
Type:               Robbery
Incident:      23- 02205
Location:     Marlene Avenue

On Sunday, January 15, 2023, at approximately 4:40 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a robbery related call at a Marlene Avenue location.

It was reported that an interaction between two victims and the accused occurred, where the accused is alleged to have utilized an imitation firearm and physical force to rob the victims of a small amount of money. 

The victims and the accused were known to each other. This was not a random incident.

Additionally, it was determined that the accused was in violation of a court-imposed weapons prohibition.

As a result, a 31-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Robbery 
  • Possession of Weapon 
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Disobeying Court Order 
  • Point Firearm
 
The accused was held for bail.
 


Type:                Impaired
Incident:        23- 02115
Location:       Dunsdon Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway

On Sunday, January 15, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Wayne Gretzky Parkway, which made an erratic and improper turn onto Dunsdon Street, crossing into oncoming traffic.

Officers conducted a traffic stop to determine the sobriety of the driver.
Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was unable to produce proof of valid insurance.

The accused was required to perform a field sobriety test, which was completed poorly. 

The accused was subsequently arrested and transported to be evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert. 

The accused was found to be impaired by drug.

As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with Impaired Operation, contrary to the Criminal Code in addition to violations of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

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


BPS seek information from public to identify a vehicle of interest

Jan 23, 2023

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Officers with the Brantford Police Service are continuing to investigate a reported sexual assault and are seeking information from the public to identify a vehicle of interest.

The incident occurred on Thursday, January 19, 2023, between 2:00 and 3:00 pm., in the area of Grand River Avenue and Church Street.

The vehicle of interest is described as a dark-coloured sport utility vehicle, similar to a Ford Explorer, with factory chrome detail and a sticker on the passenger side, top rear window that has words similar to "mom” underneath.

The motor vehicle described was observed in the area of Grand River Avenue and Church Street at the time of the incident and investigators believe the driver may be able to provide information to assist the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Meagan Hart of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 ext. 2584. Anonymous information can be provided to 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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Brantford Police Service launching new technology to enhance service to citizens

Jan 16, 2023

The Brantford Police Service are launching a new technology to improve and enhance communication with the residents of Brantford.
 
The new technology, called SPIDR Tech, is software that will automatically send text messages to victims of crime or community residents who report crime, as well as provide surveys to gauge community trust and satisfaction with the service.
 
Effective Wednesday, January 18, 2023, automated text messages will be sent to community residents who call police on an SMS enabled device to report the following types of incidents: break and enter, theft, fraud, property damage, and motor vehicle collisions involving property damage or are classified as a hit and run.
 
Once a report is received, the person who initiated the report will receive a text message with information about their report including confirmation the report was received, the occurrence number, updates on officer arrival, as well as follow-up surveys to provide feedback regarding the level of satisfaction with the service received.

"The Brantford Police Service is thoroughly committed to modernizing and enhancing the public safety service we provide to our local community. By utilizing SPIDR Tech, we strive to reduce the number of calls to the communications centre requesting report status updates. This will allow communicators to mobilize officers as efficiently as possible. Additionally, the survey responses provided by the public will generate insights that can be applied to day-to-day decision making, improving how we connect with the community and how we can work together to improve community safety,” said Rob Davis, Chief of Police.

SPIDR Tech is currently utilized by several other police services within North America and was created by a California-based company of former law enforcement officers to help police services improve communication, transparency, and service delivery to the public.
 
  
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BPS investigate early morning shooting

Jan 16, 2023

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The Brantford Police Service are actively investigating a report of shooting that occurred earlier this morning outside a Hampton Street residence.

On Monday, January 16, 2023, at approximately 6:30 a.m., a 9-1-1 call was received to report a male victim, outside a Hampton Street residence, suffering from a gunshot.

The male victim was transported to hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Officers attended and are currently on scene to investigate. 

This is not believed to be a random incident.

Police are asking residents in the immediate area to check any video surveillance between 6:00 am and 6:40pm and contact police with any information. 

As this investigation is active and ongoing, additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Anyone who may have information which would assist investigators are 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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BPS investigating fatal pedestrian collision

Jan 13, 2023

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The Brantford Police Service are continuing to investigate a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian and are seeking information from witnesses.

At approximately 6:15 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2023, a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing Icomm Drive near Water Street.

The pedestrian, a 26-year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the motor vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with police. 

Any witnesses, or anyone with information or footage of the collision is asked to contact Constable Kris REID at 519-756-0113 ext. 2228. 

BPS TIGER Unit arrest two, seize over $73,000 in illicit drugs

Jan 12, 2023

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On Tuesday, January 11, 2023, members of the Brantford Police Service Tactical Intelligence Generated Enforcement and Response Unit (T.I.G.E.R.) completed a drug trafficking investigation. 

As a result of the investigation, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant had been obtained and executed at addresses on Debby Crescent and a motor vehicle, in the City of Brantford. 

A search of the vehicle resulted in the following items being located:
  • Approximately 222 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $38,520
  • Approximately 81 grams of suspected Fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $32,360
  • Approximately 26 grams of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $2,580
  • Approximately 14 grams of suspected Psilocybin, with an estimated street value of $286

The total estimated street value of the illicit substances seized is $73,746. 

A search of the residence resulted in the following items being located:
  • 5 replica BB pellet guns

As a result of this investigation, Tricia CARRIERE, 51, of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (fentanyl - schedule I)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (cocaine - Schedule I)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (methamphetamine - Schedule I)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (psilocybin - Schedule III)

CARRIERE was released on a Form 10.

Additionally, Albert HILLIKER, 38, of Brantford, stands charged with the following:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (fentanyl - schedule I)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (cocaine - Schedule I)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (methamphetamine - Schedule I)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (psilocybin - Schedule III)
  • Fail to Comply Probation x 2, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Firearm or weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order X 2, contrary to the Criminal Code

Albert HILLIKER was held in custody 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/ 

CRIME BRIEF: January 12, 2023

Jan 12, 2023

Type:                  Mischief
Incident:          23-01517, 23-00088
Location:         Dalhousie Street

On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a mischief related call at a Dalhousie Street location.
 
A report was received to advise that a man was located within a secure building after allegedly breaking a window to gain entry.

Investigation revealed that the accused was also wanted by police for a similar incident that occurred on Sunday, July 1, 2023. Where, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the accused is alleged to have damaged a door at a Wellington Street location.

The accused was found to be in violation of valid probation orders.

As a result, a 36-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Mischief x 2
  • Breach probation x 2 
 


Type:                  Threatening
Incident:          23-01413
Location:         Gilkison Street

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at approximately 1:10 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a disturbance at a Gilkison Street location.

Upon attending the scene, officers were confronted and threatened by a man.
The accused resisted arrest and failed to comply with officer’s demands. 

During the incident, the Brantford Police Service deployed use of force (Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield – ARWEN), in an effort to apprehend the accused, and have notified the province’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As such, Brantford Police Service will be unable to provide further information or comment related to the incident.

As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following and was held for bail: 
  • Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm x 3 
  • Resist Arrest
 


Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:          23-01024
Location:         Erie Avenue and Cayuga Street

On Saturday, January 7, 2023, at approximately 7:10 p.m., officers of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Erie Avenue and Cayuga Street after receiving a call from a concerned citizen to report a possible impaired driver.

A caller advised that a man was seen passed out in the driver’s seat of his vehicle in the intersection of Erie Avenue and Cayuga Street. The citizen knocked on the window and successfully awakened the driver, who then fled the scene.

Officers attended and located the vehicle and driver at a drive-thru restaurant near Icomm Drive and Clarence Street when a traffic stop was conducted.
Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment.

The accused was subsequently arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. The accused refused to comply with the demand.
Investigation revealed that the accused was in violation of a valid undertaking.

As a result, a 32-year-old man from Ohsweken stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired 
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand 
  • Failure to Comply with Undertaking 

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

BPS K-9 Mack instrumental in arrest of three suspects after flight from officers with stolen vehicle

Jan 9, 2023

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  Photo: PSD Mack with BPS Constable Paul Wiacek
 
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Brantford Police Service K-9, PSD Mack located and apprehended three suspects who attempted to flee from police with a stolen vehicle.
 
On Saturday, January 7, 2023, at approximately 1:15 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service located a suspect vehicle with stolen license plates in the area of Lynnwood Drive and Glenwood Drive.
 
Officers observed the vehicle earlier that night driving in a dangerous manner within the city and had received information it had been involved in numerous incidents with a neighbouring police service in recent days.
 
The vehicle failed to stop for officers at Mohawk Park, and a tire deflation device was utilized in an attempt to immobilize the fleeing vehicle.
 
Officers located the vehicle unoccupied in the area of Burtch Road and Cockshutt Road in the County of Brant. The Brantford Police Service Canine Unit, and BPS Emergency Response Team members conducted a canine track, while Brantford police and Ontario Provincial Police patrol officers assisted with containing the area.
 
After tracking approximately 600 metres through rural property, PSD Mack located and apprehended one of the suspects who was concealing himself in thick, tall bullrushes. Two additional suspects were also located by PSD Mack hiding in close proximity within the bullrushes. All three suspects were taken into police custody.
 
As a result of this investigation, the following individuals were arrested, and stand charged:
 
Andrew MACDONALD, 20, from Waterford, stands charged with:
  • Dangerous Operation- Sec. 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Flight from Peace Officer- Sec. 320.17 of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000- Sec. 355(b) of the Criminal Code
  • Obstruct Police- Sec. 129 (a) of the Criminal Code
  • Drive Motor Vehicle- No licence- Sec. 32 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario
  • Fail or refuse to stop - Sec. 216(1) of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario
  • Escape by flight; willfully engaging in police pursuit - Sec. 216(3) of the Highway Traffic Act
 
A 17-year-old male from Hagersville, stands charged with:
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000- Sec. 355(b) of the Criminal Code
  • Obstruct Police- Sec. 129 (a) of the Criminal Code
  • Failure to comply with Judicial Release- Release Order- Sec. 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code
 
A 16-year-old female from Hagersville, stands charged with:
  • Obstruct Police- Sec. 129 (a) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000- Sec. 355(b) of the Criminal Code
 
MACDONALD and the 17-year-old accused male were held for bail hearings, while the 16-year-old accused female was released on a Form 10.
 

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