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CRIME BRIEF: April 21, 2022

Apr 21, 2022

Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           22-14398
Location:          King George Road

On April 16, 2022, patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service were conducting speed enforcement in the area of King George Road and Varadi Avenue when a vehicle was recorded travelling at 86 km/hr. in a 50km/hr. zone.

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

The driver submitted to a roadside breathalyzer test demand, which he failed. 

At this point the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples provided were over twice the legal limit.

Additionally, the accused was unable to produce a valid insurance card for the vehicle. 

As a result, a 27-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with Operation while Impaired and 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code. 

The accused was also charged with Speeding, 86 km/hr and 50 km/hr zone contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Operate motor vehicle without insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

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

 


Type:                  Assault
Incident:           22-14347
Location:          Dalhousie Street

On Saturday, April 16, 2022, at approximately 5:40 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend an assault that had occurred within a business located at Dalhousie Street and King Street. 

A man had entered the business however, he had previously been removed from the location and was not welcome to return due to disruptive behaviour. When a staff member approached the accused and asked him to leave, he proceeded to assault the victim, a 40-year-old female. A concerned citizen provided assistance, removing the accused from the business.

At the time of the occurrence, it was determined that the accused was in violation of four valid probation orders. 

Officers attended, located the accused, and as a result of this incident, Ansel Kipp MCNEIL, 32, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
Assault 
Breach of Probation- x 4


 

Type:                  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           22-14346
Location:          Dundas Street East

On Saturday, April 16, 2022, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a possible impaired driver in the area of Dundas Street East.

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

The driver submitted to a roadside breathalyzer test demand, which she failed. At this point the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.
Both samples provided were over the legal limit.

As a result of this investigation, a 26-year-old female of Brantford, stands charged with: 
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration contrary to the Criminal Code 

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



Type:                  Sexual Assault
Incident:           22-14124

On Thursday, April 14, 2022, officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report that the victim, a 16-year-old female was sexually assaulted and threatened by the accused – a 44-year-old man from Brantford.   

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, the accused is reported to have sexually assaulted the victim within his residence. Additionally, the accused threatened to physically assault the victim’s boyfriend.

After investigation, officers with the Brantford Police Service attended the residence of the accused on Friday, April 15, 2022. The accused answered the door, wielding a hatchet. Officers observed a substance which appeared to be cocaine (approx. 1.2 grams) in clear view.

As a result of this investigation, a 44-year-old man from Brantford was arrested and stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Sexual Assault
  • Theft Under $5000 
  • Utter Threats to cause Bodily Harm 
  • Possession of Controlled substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
Please note: the name of the accused has been withheld from release to protect the identity of the victim.
 
The accused was held for bail.
 

  
Type:                  Assault
Incident:           22-13699
Location:          Nelson Street

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend an assault occurring at a Nelson Street location.

Information was received to indicate that a verbal altercation had occurred between the accused male and three male victims (ages 16, 17 and 47).

The accused is alleged to have approached the first victim (16-year-old male), striking him in the face. Having witnessed the attack, a second male (17-year-old) came to the assistance of the first, pushing the accused off the victim, who then ran for help. The accused then physically assaulted the second male and brandished a screwdriver.
 
A third victim (47-year-old male), came to the assistance of the others, interacting with the accused. 

At this point, the accused verbally threatened the victims and fled area on foot, travelling south on Park Avenue. 

The accused was located and arrested by officers in the area of Colborne Street and Park Avenue at 12:25 a.m. 

Minor physical injuries were sustained by the victims who did not seek medical attention.

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

As a result of the investigation, Jason Anthony LAFORME, 43 of Brantford (No Fixed Address,) stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Assault x 2 
  • Possess weapon for a dangerous purpose 
  • Utter threat to cause death 
  • Breach of Judicial Release 
  • Breach of Probation 
 


Type:                  Theft, Assault
Incident:           22-13761
Location:          Victoria Street

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a dispute at a Victoria Street residence.

It was reported that an argument occurred between the victim, a 57-year-old female, and the accused, a 51-year-old man.
 
During the dispute, the accused left for a brief period of time and then returned, when it is alleged that he removed the door to the unit and became physically aggressive with the victim.
 
The accused then allegedly threatened the victim before leaving with the victim’s cell phone and the door.

As a result, Kirk SKATER, 51, of Harley, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Theft Under x 2
  • Break Enter a Dwelling House with Intent to Commit Indictable Offence 
  • Assault 
  • Intimidation - Use Violence 
An arrest warrant for the accused was issued. The accused was arrested by officers on April 13, 2022. 



Type:                  Assault
Incident:           22-13433
Location:          Colborne Street

On Saturday April 9, 2022, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of an assault that had occurred at a Colborne Street bar.

It was reported that after two men were refused service and asked to leave the establishment by an employee, they proceeded to physically assault the employee, a 49-year-old male victim.  

The victim sustained minor physical injuries. 

Information was received to advise that at the time of the occurrence one of the accused men was in violation of two valid probation orders. 

As a result of the incident, Carl Andrew Richard HILL, 30 of Hagersville, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Assault 
  • Breach Probation x 2

And Lyle Alexander HILL, 30, of Brantford, currently stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Assault 



Type:                  Impaired, Mischief
Incident:           22-13395
Location:          Veterans’ Memorial Parkway

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend an incident involving two drivers at a location near Blackburn Drive and Veterans Memorial Parkway.

It was reported that the female victim was driving her vehicle along Veterans Memorial Parkway and the accused was operating a second motor vehicle, driving behind her. 

When both vehicles reached a stop near Mount Pleasant Street, the accused is reported to have got out of his vehicle and punched the victim’s front passenger window, causing it to shatter. The accused then returned to his vehicle and proceeded to drive away.

The victim followed the accused in her vehicle and contacted police.
Officers arrived on scene, locating both vehicles stopped at the intersection of Blackburn Drive and Veterans Memorial Parkway. 

Speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication. A roadside screening device was administered, which he failed.

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

As a result, a 43-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation While Impaired
  • 80 Plus 
  • Mischief Under $5000
Additionally, the drivers licence of the accused was suspended and the vehicle impounded as required by law.
  


Type:                  Possession
Incident:           22-13761
Location:          Darling Street and Queen Street

On Tuesday April 5, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m., while on routine patrol, officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a female seated on the sidewalk at Darling Street and Queen Street preparing to inject herself with what appeared to be illegal narcotics. 

Officers approached the accused, who became confrontational with officers.

The accused was then placed under arrest and search incident to arrest located a small amount of suspected fentanyl.

As a result, a 33-year-old female of Brantford (No Fixed Address), stands charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.



Type:                  Impaired
Incident:           22-12463
Location:          King George Road

On Saturday April 2, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop at 300 King George Road after observing a vehicle speeding excessively on King George Road. 

Officers observed the subject vehicle travelling in an aggressive manner, at an excessive rate of speed, over 100 km/hr, northbound on King George Road. This is a posted 50 km/hour zone. 

In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and a roadside screening demand was utilized, which the driver failed.

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

Additionally, information received indicated the accused was bound by the restrictions of a G2 Ontario drivers’ license and the accused was unable to provide proof of insurance as required by law.

Search incident to arrest located an unopened alcoholic beverage in the cupholder as well as various cannabis products, all within reach of the driver.

As a result, a 21-year-old male from Scotland, stands charged with the following:
  • Over 80mg contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Contravene license condition - driving ability contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act
  • Novice Driver - BAC above zero contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Failed to surrender Insurance Card, contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act 
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act

Additionally, the accused was served a 90-day (ADLS) Administrative Drivers License Suspension, and the vehicle was impounded. 
 


Type:                  Assault
Incident:          22-12213
Location:         Dalhousie Street

On Friday, April 1, 2022, at approximately 11:20 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to respond to an assault that had occurred at a Dalhousie Street location. 

A verbal dispute turned physical, when a 44-year-old female physically assaulted a 72-year-old male victim.

The victim sustained minor injuries.

As a result of the investigation, Christine VANBLYDERVEEN, 44, of Brantford, stands charged with Assault contrary to the Criminal Code.


Ten Charged, $205,000 in Illegal Narcotics Seized in Joint Forces Investigation Project Carbon Copy

Apr 20, 2022

Through funding provided by the Government of Ontario and supported by the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario, joint forces investigation Project Carbon Copy was responsible for the arrests of ten individuals and the seizure of a large quantity of illegal narcotics and currency.   

Led by the Brantford Police Service, with assistance from Haldimand Norfolk County OPP and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, Project Carbon Copy was initiated in October 2021, and focused on dismantling an organized crime group distributing large quantities of fentanyl from Southern Ontario to the northern regions of Ontario.

On April 14, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service received judicial authorization to search five separate residences and a motor vehicle.

Just after midnight on April 14, 2022, officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service initiated a traffic stop on a rental vehicle as it entered into the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Police arrested the four occupants of the motor vehicle, and a subsequent search revealed twelve ounces of suspected fentanyl with a street value of $168,000 concealed within the vehicle. 

As a result of the traffic stop in Sault Ste. Marie, the following individuals stand charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose to traffic, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:

Skyler BEAL, 26 years of age from Brantford, Ontario.

Jamal GOMES, 19 years of age from Brantford, Ontario.

Alexis ROSEBRUGH, 21 years of age from St. George, Ontario.

Drew PYNE, 23 years of age from Brantford, Ontario.

Moments after the arrest of the four individuals listed above, the involved police services simultaneously executed five search warrants.

Within a Caledonia residence located on Arnold Marshall Drive, Haldimand Norfolk OPP officers located approximately $45,000 in Canadian currency concealed within a wall of the residence. As a result of the investigation and subsequent search, 26-year-old Edison BEAL was charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose to traffic, trafficking in a controlled substance, and possession of the proceeds of crime.
 
The Brantford Police Service also searched a Darling Street apartment and located material related to cooking fentanyl. 

A third residence associated to Project Carbon Copy, located on Pearl Street, Brantford, was also searched by officers with the Brantford Police Service.

Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service executed a search warrant at a Queen Street West apartment in Sault Ste Marie. At this location police located quantities of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine and two canisters of oleoresin capsicum (OC spray). 

As a result of this search, 43-year-old Shawn SAUNDERS, of Sault Ste. Marie, stands charged with the following offences:
  • Possession of a controlled substance X 4
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to an order X 2
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon X 2
  • Breach of probation

Officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service also searched an adjoining Queen Street West apartment where officers located a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, fentanyl, and crystal methamphetamine within the residence. Shannon MORIN, of Sault Ste. Marie, stands charged with possession of a controlled substance X 3.

As a result of the project, police seized $205,000 worth of illegal substances and charged ten people with drug related offences.

Project Carbon Copy will help to minimize the threat to our communities caused by the distribution of controlled substances including synthetic opioids. By disrupting the operation of criminal networks, our goal is to assist our communities by reducing the violence surrounding the trade of illicit substances. 

The success of this operation can be attributed to the outstanding collaboration of policing partners and agencies, Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario, Brantford Police Services, Ontario Provincial Police, and Sault Ste Marie Police Services.

In support of the search warrants and arrests on April 14, 2022, the Brantford Police Service would like to recognize the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Haldimand Norfolk OPP for their assistance. 


QUOTES

"Project Carbon Copy is an excellent example of the significant cross-agency collaboration necessary to combat the illicit drug trade. It illustrates that crime in Brantford is evolving – it is a lucrative hub for distribution. The tenants that appeal to legitimate business also apply to criminal enterprise. By disrupting the operation of criminal networks, our goal is to assist our community by not only removing drugs from our streets but, by also reducing the violence surrounding the trade of illicit substances in Ontario.”           - Robert A. Davis, Chief of Police, Brantford Police Services

"This is a significant seizure for our community. The intensive investigative work by members of our Crime Suppression Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit lead to approximately $170,000 worth of poison being removed from our community,” says Chief Hugh Stevenson, Sault Ste. Marie Police Services. "This is yet another example of great police work by our members. We are proud to participate in a meaningful Joint Forces Operation.” 


   Image of Drugs  Image of evidence

Confiscated Fentanyl – Project Carbon Copy
 

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LOCATED DECEASED - MISSING PERSON: Noriyuki KIKUJI, 83

Apr 20, 2022

Photo of missing person   

UPDATE April 20, 2022:

At approximately 3:50 p.m. this afternoon, officers with the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) located missing person, 83-year-old Noriyuki Kikuji deceased in a wooded area near Welton Road.

Mr. Kikuji was reported missing from his home Saturday, April 16, 2022. Information received from members of the public allowed investigators to focus search efforts in the area of Lynden Road and Garden Avenue.

During the extensive search, Brantford Police Service Patrol Officers and the BPS Emergency Response Team received the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Helicopter Team. 

Investigators are now working in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office. Foul play is not suspected.  

We would like to thank the public for their assistance and information as we worked to locate Mr. Kikuji. This is not the outcome any of us were hoping for. 

The Brantford Police Service would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Kikuji. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult and emotional time.

 
UPDATE - April 18, 2022:

Brantford Police Service would like to thank members of the public for their continued assistance in the search for missing person, 83-year-old, Noriyuki Kikuji. 

Based on information received, investigators believe that Mr. Kikuji may be in the Brantwood Park / Lynden Hills area.

We are asking area residents in this area to pay close attention to their backyards and other property and check any video footage for sightings of Mr. Kikuji.

Please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 with any information which may help to locate him.
 
 

 

Inc # 22-14424

The Brantford Police Service are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 83-year-old male, Noriyuki Kikuji.

Mr. Kikuji is a small statured man of Japanese descent and is known to frequent the Downtown and East Ward areas on foot. 

Mr. Kikuji was last seen on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., leaving his residence on Brock Street, heading south bound on foot towards Dalhousie Street.

The attached photo shows the clothing Mr. Kikuji was wearing at the time he was last seen – dark pants, dark shoes, and a blue hooded jacket with a dark-coloured hood.

Police and family are concerned for Mr. Kikuji’s well-being and are asking anyone who may have seen him to please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 

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Seven suspected stolen vehicles recovered from Mohawk Lake

Apr 13, 2022

Inc. # 22-13241

Seven suspected stolen vehicles have been retrieved from Mohawk Lake, with initial investigation finding no involvement with any other crime.

On Friday, April 8, 2022, Brantford Police Service officers with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police Dive Team recovered seven vehicles located submerged in Mohawk Lake.

Initial investigation found no evidence to suspect these vehicles were involved with any other crime.

This is being treated as a property crime investigation, as many of the vehicles are believed to be stolen.

All recovered vehicles were 1970’s models and have sustained significant damage as a result of being submerged in the water for what appears to be an extended period of time. The recovered vehicles are as follows:
#1  AMC Pacer               1975-1977     red
#2  Ford Cortina            1972-1975     brown
#3  Chevrolet C10         1970-1975    blue 
#4  Plymouth Caravelle          1978     green
#5  Chrysler Cordoba             1977     white 
#6  Pontiac GTX            1970–1975    white
#7  Buick Riviera           1970-1975     blue
   
 Image of vehicle image of vehicle
  Pictured above: Left - Chevrolet C10 (1970-1975) and Right - 1977 Chrysler Cordoba 
The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the OPP Dive Team for their assistance with recovery efforts and would also like to thank Mohawk Park area residents for their patience and cooperation as the work was being conducted. 

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BPS seek suspect information in stabbing

Apr 12, 2022

Inc. # 22-13641

Investigators with the Branford Police Service are investigating a stabbing and seek suspect information from the public.

On Monday, April 11, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a residence located near Colborne Street and Peel Street after receiving a report of a stabbing. 

Officers attended and located a male victim who had sustained multiple stab wounds.  

The victim was transported to hospital where he received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for two male suspects, who were reported to have been wearing all black clothing and masks covering their faces. The suspects fled the scene on foot. A detailed description of the suspects is not available at this time. 

Officers have reason to believe this may be a targeted attack and do not feel this incident poses a threat to public safety.

Police are currently seeking any information that may lead to identifying the suspects.

Anyone who may have information, or video footage from the area at the time of the incident is asked to contact Detective Cst. Cotter of Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2271. 

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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13-year-old Young Offender receives assault and weapons charges after disturbance at theatre

Apr 11, 2022

Inc. # 22-13416

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a 13-year-old male, along with three other youth, engaged in disruptive and threatening behaviour within a theatre on King George Road.

Officers received a report to advise the accused was in possession of a knife and was causing a disturbance. The accused was reported to have verbally threatened and was assaultive towards a 37-year-old male victim, who was subjected to having the knife gestured towards him. 

The knife was observed being handled recklessly by the accused who was reported to have waved it towards the victim and multiple persons within the premise. A toy gun was also utilized and observed during the disturbance. No physical injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Once a call was placed to police, the four youth fled the scene on foot.

Officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to the scene. The accused was identified, located, and arrested Sunday, April 10, 2022.

As a result of the investigation, a 13-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose 
  • Cause disturbance 

Please note, as the accused is a young offender, the identity of the accused will not be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.


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Two additional men arrested and charged with Child Pornography Charges as BPS Project DILEMMA continues

Apr 7, 2022

Further to the information provided to the public on March 10, 2022, as a result of the continued investigation of the Brantford Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit, two additional men have been arrested and face child pornography related charges as part of Project Dilemma.

Project Dilemma was launched by the Brantford Police Service ICE Unit in October 2021, to address the increasing concern of social media platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, etc., being utilized to distribute and possess child pornography images.

The RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Crime Centre is reporting up to five hundred new files a day, while Cybertip.ca, which is run by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, has seen a 120 per cent increase in reports of children being victimized online compared to pre-pandemic rates.

Through ongoing investigation, the Brantford Police Service ICE Unit have arrested one additional man from Brantford and one man from Etobicoke. Investigators would like to thank members of the Toronto Police Service ICE Unit for their assistance with the search and arrest in Etobicoke.

Investigators allege that the suspects utilized their social media accounts to send images and video to other users. This content included children, some as young a two-years old, being sexually assaulted.

To date, Project Dilemma has resulted in the following search warrants executed and charges laid:
  • #21-43215 - January 31, 2022, at a residence on Marlborough Street 
  • #21-44328 - February 8, 2022, at a residence on Darling Street where a 22-year-old man from Brantford was arrested and charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of failure to comply with a judicial release order.
  • #21-44087 - February 17, 2022, at a second residence located on Darling Street 
  • #21-50022 - February 24, 2022, at a residence on Tollgate Road where a 45-year-old man from Brantford was arrested and charged with one count of possession of child pornography
  • 21-48849 – March 29, 2022, at a residence on William Street and at a residence in Etobicoke (Princeton Road), where a 19-year-old man from Etobicoke was arrested and charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of making child pornography available.
 
Additionally, to date, the efforts of Project Dilemma are responsible for:
  • 22 additional Court Orders
  • Seizure of 48 electronic devices (cell phones, computers, and other devices)   
 
Brantford ICE investigators believe that additional individuals will be arrested with charges laid as they continue their investigation and forensically examination of the seized electronic devices.

QUOTE:

"Investigators from the Brantford Police Services ICE Unit are dedicated to the fight to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. Social media apps like Snapchat have increased access to youth and, when combined with the global reach and anonymity these online platforms provide possible offenders, the potential for abuse exists,” stated Brantford Police Service Inspector Kevin Reeder.  

BACKGROUND:

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.

The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reach, and anonymity. The Brantford Police Service, along with the Provincial Government, and our policing partners are committed to making a difference in our communities.

The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy and recognizes that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.

To learn more about how to help keep children safer online, please visit Cybertip.ca

Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-7050 or, to provide information anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/   


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BPS Traffic Unit educating the public on licence plate renewals

Apr 5, 2022

On February 22, 2022, the Ontario Government announced they would be eliminating the fees for licence plates stickers. The Brantford Police Service have received many questions regarding the new information and the renewal of licence plates and/or stickers.

Drivers will no longer receive a licence plate sticker for passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds, but the law still states that you must renew your licence plate on a yearly basis.

Although the fee for the renewal of the licence plates has been eliminated, owners of motor vehicles are still required to renew their licence plates on a yearly basis. This renewal can be done online through the Service Ontario website. There is no charge for the renewal. To register your licence plates, you will require the plate number and the permit number from your motor vehicle ownership papers.

Once you complete your renewal online or in-person, law enforcement will be aware your licence plate has been renewed.

To renew your licence plate, you need the following: 

The Brantford Police Service understands there may be confusion surrounding these changes and are working to ensure this important information is shared with the public.

Officers with the BPS Traffic Unit will be conducting traffic stops during the month of April to educate the public on the new rules for the renewal of licence plates before enforcement of the legislation begins on May 1, 2022. Vehicles with licence plates that expired prior to the exemption in March 2020, as well as vehicles with temporary permits are still subject to enforcement.

For additional information regarding renewal of motor vehicle licence plates, please visit the Service Ontario website at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/renew-your-licence-plate

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 enforcement and education 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.

BPS officers proactively patrol our city and implement various road safety enforcement initiatives throughout the year. Road safety is a shared responsibility, please do your part to help keep everyone safe.


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BPS continue to investigate property damage with BB gun, seek information from public

Apr 4, 2022

Inc. # 22-12511

Between Friday, April 1, 2022, and Sunday, April 3, 2022, Brantford Police Service received reports of residential property damage at five locations within the city. 

Each of the incidents involve the front window of a residential home being shot at with what appears to be an airsoft / BB pellet gun. 

The incidents are as follows:
  
Friday, April 1, 2022       overnight       Main Street        Front window shot with pellet gun
Friday, April 1, 2022       8:00 p.m.       Memorial Drive        Front window shot with pellet gun
Friday, April 1, 2022       9 - 9:30 p.m.        Four Seasons Drive       Window of front door shot with pellet gun
Sunday, April 3, 2022       1:15 a.m.       Brantwood Park Road       Front window shot with pellet gun
Sunday, April 3, 2022       12 am - 6 am        Brantwood Park Road       Front window shot with pellet gun

All of the incidents resulted in property damage in the form of broken windows. Thankfully, no physical injuries occurred.

Officers with the Brantford Police Service are investigating these incidents and are working to identify suspect(s). 

If you have any information related to these incidents, please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. 

Anonymous information can also 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://crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/   

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40-year-old Mount Pleasant man charged with stunt driving

Apr 4, 2022

Inc. # 22-12598

A 40-year-old Mount Pleasant man stands charged with stunt driving after caught travelling 104 kms/hour in a 50 km/hour zone.

On Monday, April 4, 2022, at approximately 7:10 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service were conducting road safety enforcement for speeding violations on Mount Pleasant Road near Pleasant Crescent.
This area is a posted 50km/hr zone. 

Police observed the motor vehicle travelling east bound on Mount Pleasant Road, at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. Officers utilized a radar speed monitoring device, and the vehicle recorded a speed of 104 km/hr in the posted 50 km/hr zone.

A traffic stop was conducted. 

As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old man from Mount Pleasant stands charged with stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

As required by law, as part of the offence of stunt driving, the vehicle was seized and towed for 14 days as part of the administrative suspension penalty and the accused was also issued 30-day administrative drivers license suspension.

Increased penalties for stunt driving


Effective April 1, 2022, the Ontario government has increased penalties for those caught stunt driving.

Drivers who are convicted of stunt driving in the province of Ontario must complete a driver improvement course within 60 days of conviction, or their licence will be cancelled.

Anyone caught driving 40 km/hr or more above the speed limit, where the speed limit is set at less than 80 km/hr, will face stunt driving charges.

In areas where the speed limit is above 80 km/h, a motorist will face stunt driving charges if travelling more than 50 km/hr above the limit.

Drivers also face a 30-day roadside driver’s licence suspension, and a 14-day vehicle impoundment.

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

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