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CRIME BRIEF: August 12, 2021

Aug 12, 2021

Type:                Theft
Incident:        21-29559
Location:       King George Road and Powerline Road

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at approximately 4:53 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service attended a call for service at a retail store located at Powerline Road and King George Road in regards to shoplifting theft. 
 
The accused female allegedly took three full bags of various merchandise including cosmetics and clothing, leaving the store without making an attempt to provide payment. The accused was stopped by store security. The value of the items recovered was approximately $624.
 
As a result, a 25-year-old female of Brantford, stands charged with:
  • One count of Theft Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code 
 


Type:               Drugs
Incident:        21-29876
Location:       Diana Avenue

On Friday, August 6, 2021, at approximately 7:38 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a driver passed out inside his motor vehicle at a location on Diana Avenue.
 
Police located a male who was passed out in the driver's seat of the motor vehicle. Officers observed drug paraphernalia and suspected fentanyl in clear view.
 
The accused male performed and passed the Drug Evaluation Test.
 
Approximately .03 grams of suspected fentanyl was seized and sent to Health Canada for testing. 
 
Subsequently, a 42-year-old male of Brantford was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
 

 

Type:                Impaired- Alcohol
Incident:        21-30000
Location:       Helen Avenue / Buffalo Street
 
On Friday August 6, 2021, at approximately 10:06 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call regarding a disturbance occurring in the parking lot of an apartment building located on Helen Avenue.
 
Officers received information that a male who had been drinking left the scene, driving his motor vehicle. The male was reported to be travelling to a residence located on Buffalo Street.
 
At approximately 10:37 p.m., officers attended the location on Buffalo Street, and observed the suspect male within the described vehicle.
 
In speaking with the male driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, officers observed signs of intoxication. An approved screening roadside demand was issued, which the driver failed.
 
The accused male was arrested on reasonable and probable grounds for the offence of Impaired Operation of a Vehicle and 80 Plus and was transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were in excess of the legal limit. 
 
As a result, a 33-year-old male of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • Operation while Impaired 
  • 80 Plus 

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


Type:               Impaired- Drug
Incident:        21-30373
Location:       Colborne Street West

On Monday, August 9, 2021 at approximately 12:35 p.m., a concerned citizen contacted the Brantford Police Service to advise of a possible impaired driver.
 
A male driver was observed operating a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner in the area of Clarence Street and Icomm Drive. The male travelled to a parking lot located on Colborne Street West.
 
Officers attended, locating the accused male and the vehicle. In speaking with accused, officers observed signs of impairment and the accused was consequently arrested for Impaired Operation.
 
A search incident to arrest located several prescription pills believed to be Percocet and Hydromorphone. The pills did not have a prescription or bottle associated to them.
 
Investigation revealed the accused was a G1 level licenced driver, who was not accompanied by a fully licenced driver. Additionally, the plates attached to the vehicle were not authorized for said vehicle. 
 
As a result, a 39-year-old male of Brantford, stands charged with the following: 
  • Impaired Operation contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act x2 
  • Class G1 License holder unoccupied by licensed driver contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Use Plates not Authorized for Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

Public’s Assistance Requested to Identify Suspicious Male

Aug 12, 2021

The Brantford Police Service is investigating three incidents of a similar nature and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious male and vehicle. 

The incidents involved a suspicious, unknown male who has approached young females, attempting to call them to his vehicle. The male suspect has had a cell phone in his hand. The most recent incident occurred in the area of Memorial Drive near North Park Street. The young females who reported the incidents left the scene unharmed.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:
The vehicle is described as a late model 4-door sedan, dark grey / black in colour – possibly a Nissan Sentra. 

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:
The suspect is described as male, approximately 30-40 years of age, with dark tanned skin, ear length hair and was reportedly wearing a green or yellow fluorescent top.

If this suspect is observed, please take note of the vehicle licence plate and any other descriptors and report the incident to Brantford Police Service at (519)756-7050 immediately. Do not approach or confront the suspect.

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

Four Arrested, Drugs and Firearm Seized

Aug 9, 2021

21- 29907

On Friday, August 6, 2021 at approximately 1:06 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a weapons related 9-1-1 call for service at a residence on West Street near Morton Avenue.

Information was received to advise of two suspect males with a firearm, engaged in a foot chase on West Street.

Officers attended and through investigation, located three suspect males who were involved in a physical altercation. The three suspects were subsequently identified and arrested.
 
A search incident to arrest located the following:
  • 28 grams (approx.) of suspected Cocaine, with an approximate street value of $2,800 
  • 40.5 grams (approx.) of suspected Crack Cocaine, with an approximate street value of $4,050
  • 400 (approx.) Xanax pills, with an estimated street value of $4,000
  • 0.90 grams (approx.) of suspected Crack Cocaine 
  • A replica firearm
  • 0.79 grams (approx.) of suspected Crack cocaine
Information was received to indicate an additional male may have been injured in the altercation. Officers attended the West Street residence of the male in order to verify his well-being and observed illicit drugs in the residence. Judicial authorization to enter the residence was received and police executed a search warrant pursuant to Section 11 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

As a result, a fourth male suspect was arrested for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

During the search of the residence, the following was located:
  • 49.16 grams (approx.) of suspected Cocaine, with an approximate a street value of $4,916 
  • 18.40 grams (approx.) of suspected Crack Cocaine, with an approximate street value of $1,840
  • Numerous drug paraphernalia items utilized in Crack-Cocaine production and trafficking
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As a result of the investigation, the following accused parties stand charged with:

Omari Aswad BROWN, 29, of Toronto:
  • Weapons Dangerous 
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Crack Cocaine 
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Other Drugs (Xanax)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Crack Cocaine 
  • Production - Schedule 1 

Akiva KELLER-PITTERS, 24, of Toronto:
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Crack Cocaine 
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Other Drugs (Xanax)
  • Production - Schedule 1 

Khalid MOHAMED, 25, of Toronto:
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Crack Cocaine 
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Other Drugs (Xanax)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Crack Cocaine 
  • Production - Schedule 1 

Jacob William Micheal MINSHALL, 35, of Brantford:
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Crack Cocaine 
  • Possession for the Purpose – Schedule 1 – Other Drugs (Xanax)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Crack Cocaine 
  • Production - Schedule 1 

All of the accused are being held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at:  https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 

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CRIME BRIEF: August 5, 2021

Aug 5, 2021

Type:                  Theft
Incident:          21-29057 / 21-29074
Location:          Colborne Street

On Saturday, July 31,, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service attended a call for service at a retail store located on Colborne Street and Kiwanis Way in regards to the theft of an electric bike.
 
The e-bike was parked in front of the retail store when a male was observed and reported to have stolen the electric bike from the scene.
Through investigation, the accused was located at a residence on Maitland Street, along with the stolen electric bike. The stolen property, valued at approximately $3,000, was returned to the rightful owner.
 
As a result, a 39-year-old male of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Theft under $5000
  • Possession of stolen goods under $5000
 

 
 
Type:                 Weapons
Incident:          21-29361
Location:          Colborne Street
 
On Monday, August 2, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a weapons related call at a facility located at Dalhousie Street near Colborne Street.
 
A male was asked to leave the facility by a staff member as a result of his behavior. The accused refused to cooperate and threatened the victim with a knife.
 
Officers attended and took the accused into custody. A search incident to arrest located a knife concealed on the accused. Investigation revealed the accused was in violation of two valid probation orders.
 
As a result, a 24 year-old male of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
  • Assault with a Weapons
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Carry Concealed Weapons
  • Breach Probation
 
The accused was held for bail.
 

 
Type:                  Break and Enter
Incident:           21-29375
Location:          Wellington Street
 
On Monday, August 2, 2021 at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a suspicious male at a location on Wellington Street.
 
A concerned citizen observed a suspicious male at the rear of a vacant Wellington Street residence who was in possession of a large sledgehammer / pick-axe.
 
Officers attended and located the male inside the residence. The male was in possession of a large pickaxe.
 
The owner of the residence was contacted and verified the male did not have permission to be within the building. The officers observed signs of forced entry.
 
Information received confirmed the accused was in breach of two valid probation orders.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Break and Enter and Commit
  • Possess Break in Tools
  • Breach of Probation
 
The accused was held for bail.
 

 
Type:                  Stunt Driving
Incident:          21-29485
Location:          Dunsdon Street

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at approximately 11:08 a.m., the accused in this matter was operating a motor vehicle on Dunsdon Street near Sheena Avenue. Traffic officers were conducting speed enforcement in this area.
 
The accused was tracked with a handheld radar at recorded a speed of 88 km/h. Dunsdon Street is a posted 40 km/h zone at this location.
 
As a result, a 35-year-old female of Brantford, has been charged with the following Highway Traffic Act violations:
  • Drive Motor Vehicle Perform Stunt- Excessive Speed
  • Speeding 88 km/h in a 40 km/h zone
 
As per the recently updated Highway Traffic Act, the accused was served an administrative driver’s licence suspension (90 days) and vehicle impound (14 days) at roadside.
 

 
 
Type:                  Theft
Incident:          21-29511
Location:          Lynden Road

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a disturbance related call at a retail store located at Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
 
The accused male, allegedly entered the retail store, selected several high-value vacuum cleaners from the main area of the store and then proceeded into the storage area of the store with the merchandise. The accused then utilized a tool to break out of the emergency fire exit in an attempt to leave the scene in his vehicle, which he had previously parked behind the store.
 
Two store employees observed the actions of the accused and, when attempting to stop the theft, were assaulted by the accused.
 
Officers attended and placed the accused under arrest. 
 
Investigation revealed that the vehicle, as well as the unaffiliated licence plates were both reported stolen from another jurisdiction. A search incident to arrest located break and enter tools as well as stolen identity documents and credit cards within the vehicle
 
Further investigation revealed the accused had several outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions.
 
The total value of items the accused was allegedly attempting to steal was determined to be $10,932. All items were recovered and returned.
 
As a result of the incident, Jason Leonard Hill, 41, stands charged with the following Criminal Code charges:
  • Theft Over $5000
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000 X 2
  • Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest X 2
  • Possession of Identity Documents X 2
  • Possess Stolen Credit Card X 2
  • Break and Enter and Commit
  • Possess Break and Enter Tools
 
The accused was to be held for bail.

 

LOCATED - Previously MISSING: 19-year-old female, Kimberley BEZKOROW

Aug 4, 2021

Incident 21-29593
 
UPDATE - LOCATED:

Previously reported missing person, Kimberley BEZKOROW has been safely located.

Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in this matter.
 
 
ORIGINAL RELEASE:
 
The Brantford Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 19-year-old female, Kimberley BEZKOROW.
 
Kimberley is described as female, caucasian/asian, 5’2”, average build, brown shoulder-length hair, brown eyes. Likely wearing bright pants and a t-shirt.  

She was last seen leaving her residence on Conklin Court early in the morning of August 4, 2021.

The Brantford Police Service is concerned for the well-being of Kimberley and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have information, which may assist in locating her.

Anyone with knowledge of Kimberley’s whereabouts is asked to please contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/

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CRIME BRIEF: July 31, 2021

Jul 31, 2021

Type:                 Impaired Operation - Drug
Incident:           21-27601
Location:          West St and Morton Ave

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., patrol officers with Brantford Police Service observed a single motor vehicle collision in the area of West Street and Morton Ave. 

Members of Brantford Fire attended the scene to assist and extract the male driver from the vehicle. 

In speaking with the driver, signs of intoxication were observed by officers, and the male was subsequently arrested for Operation While Impaired (Drugs).

Brant County Ambulance also attended to provide emergency medical assistance and transported the male to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Search incident to arrest located approximately 1.3 grams of suspected Methamphetamine and approximately 0.9 grams of suspected Fentanyl.

As a result, a 34-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation while Impaired 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2




Type:                 Assault
Incident:           21-27695
Location:          Park Ave and East Ave
 
On Thursday, July 22, 2021 at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Park Avenue and East Avenue in regards to a disturbance. 
Information was received to indicate that a physical altercation occurred between three individuals. The accused: a 26-year-old male and a 34-year-old female, assaulted a 35-year-old male victim, striking him with a shovel and a skateboard.

Officers attended the scene and located the victim, who received emergency medical treatment for a head injury before being transported to hospital by ambulance.

Investigation revealed the identity of the two accused parties, who had since fled the area. 

Officers located the accused male nearby who was found to be in violation of a valid probation order and peace bond. The accused male was arrested on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

On Monday, July 26, 2021, information was received to advise of the accused female’s location. As a result, the accused female was arrested that day near Aberdeen Street and Ontario Street. 
 
As a result of the incident, the accused parties stand charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
 
A 34-year-old female of Brantford:
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Cause Disturbance
  • Weapons Dangerous
 
And a 26-year-old male of Brantford stands charged with:
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Cause Disturbance
  • Weapons Dangerous 
  • Disobey court order
  • Breach Probation
 
Both parties were held for bail. 


 
Type:                Stunt Driving     
Incident:           21-27876
Location:          Park Road North and Cobden Court
 
On Friday, July 23, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were conducting road safety enforcement on Park Road North near Brier Park Road.
 
Officers observed a motor vehicle travelling northbound from Fairview Drive at an excessive rate of speed.
 
Utilizing radar, officers were able to verify the vehicle was travelling at a rate of speed of 118 km/hr in the posted 50 km/hr zone. 
 
A traffic stop was performed and the driver, a 22-year old female from Brantford, was charged with Stunt Driving (drive motor vehicle-perform stunt by speeding 50 or more kilometres per hour) and Speeding 118 km/h in a posted 50 km/hr zone, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. 
 
As per the new penalties under the Highway Traffic Act, the motor vehicle was impounded for 14 days and drivers licence suspended for seven days as part of the administrative penalty. 

 


Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           21-27948
Location:          Colborne Street and Dalhousie Street
 
On Saturday, July 24, 2021 at approximately 2:55 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle travelling southbound on Stanley Street. The motor vehicle was observed striking the sidewalk on Stanley Street before turning eastbound onto Colborne Street. 
 
Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Colborne Street and Dalhousie Street. When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication and requested the driver provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples obtained were in excess of the legal limit.
 
A search incident to arrest of the motor vehicle revealed an open container of liquor was determined to be within reach of the driver, and brass knuckles were located.

As a result of this Police investigation a 19-year-old male from Ohsweken stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 
  • 80 Plus
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon


 

Type:                Drugs
Incident:           21-28028
Location:          Dalhousie Street
 
On Saturday, July 24, 2021 at approximately 5:42 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were conducting foot patrol in the area of Dalhousie Street and King Street when a male was observed attempting to utilize illegal drugs in view of the officer.
 
Officers placed the male under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (Fentanyl). The accused attempted to flee on foot to evade arrest. The accused was arrested on Queen Street and taken into custody.  
 
A search incident to arrest located approximately 2.7 grams of (suspected) fentanyl in possession of the accused (approximate street value $675). 
 
It was revealed that the accused provided a false name to police and was the subject of two outstanding bench warrants.  
 
As a result of this incident a 22-year-old male of Brantford was charged with: 
  • Possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Obstruct police officer contrary to the Criminal Code 
 
The accused was held for bail. 



Type:                Break and Enter
Incident:           21-28533
Location:          Anderson Court
 
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, a report was received by the Brantford Police Service to advise that sometime between 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021 and 5 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, 15 unoccupied residences and one closed residence on Anderson Road had been broken into.

The rear basement windows were broken to gain entry in order to remove copper piping from the homes.  The total damage / value of stolen goods is estimated at approximately $14,400. 

Brantford Police Service are appealing to the public for information regarding these incidents. If you have any information, please contact the Brantford Police Service non-emergency line 519-756-0113 or, to provide information anonymously, please contact Brantford-Brant Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 



Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           21-29004
Location:          Market Street South
 
On Saturday, July 31 2021, 2:20 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle being operated in a careless manner in the area of Market Street South and Grey Street.
 
The vehicle was observed spinning its tires, causing the vehicle to drift into oncoming traffic while travelling westbound on Grey Street.
 
A traffic stop was conducted. When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication and requested the driver provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples obtained were in excess of the legal limit.

Information received indicated that the driver was bound by the restriction of a G2 licence, which requires that a zero blood alcohol concentration be maintained while operating a motor vehicle. When asked, the driver was unable to provide his Driver’s Licence.

An open container of liquor was also determined to be within reach of the driver. 
 
As a result, a 24-year-old male of Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation while Impaired- contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Novice Driver BAC above 0 Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Careless Driving Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Fail to Surrender Drivers Licence Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Drive Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor Contrary to the Liquor Licence Act 




Type:                Impaired - Alcohol
Incident:           21-29018
Location:          Colborne Street and Garden Avenue
 
On Saturday, July 31, 2021 at approximately 5:43 a.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle travelling east on Colborne Street near Garden Ave. The vehicle was being operated in an erratic manner.

A traffic stop was conducted. When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of intoxication and requested the driver provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples obtained were in excess of the legal limit.

As a result, a 26-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with: 
  • One count of 80 Plus contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • One count of Amber Light - Fail to Stop contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

The accused’s vehicle was taken to impound. 

LOCATED - MISSING: 35 year-old female, Nicole MEAWASIGE

Jul 31, 2021

UPDATE - LOCATED:
 
Previously reported missing person, Nicole MEAWASIGE has been safely located.
 
Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in this matter.
 

 
ORIGINAL RELEASE:
July 29, 2021 
 
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female.

35-year-old Nicole MEAWASIGE, was reported to police as missing on July 27th, 2021.  She was last seen in the area of the Brantford General Hospital on July 19th, 2021.  Nicole MEAWASIGE is described as an indigenous female, 5’5” tall, 120 lbs, brown eyes, light brown/red shoulder length hair and a heart & roses tattoo on her upper chest.  Her clothing description is unknown.

Her current whereabouts are unknown.

Police and family are concerned for the female’s well-being.  Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or Detective Constable Jeff Cotter of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Section at (519) 756-7050, ext. 2271.

BPS Investigate Reports of Gunfire

Jul 30, 2021

Inc.# 21- 28865

Officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to a disturbance in the area of Diana Avenue and Blackburn Drive at approximately 5:00 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2021.

Officers with the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Unit are onsite investigating reports of gunfire. No injuries have been reported to at this time.

Traffic in the area is not impacted however; police are expected to remain on scene for several hours to conduct the investigation.

Additional details will be released as available.

Any witnesses or individuals who may have information are asked to contact Detective Jeff Cotter at 519-756-0113 ext. 2271 or to provide information anonymously, please contact Brantford-Brant Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or https://www.crimestoppersbb.com/submit-a-tip/ 
 

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Drug Risk Alert

Jul 29, 2021

Health Canada has advised of a new drug type that has been found within the local community. This substance could represent a significant threat to those who may be unaware they are consuming it and could also represent a threat to someone handling it without taking appropriate health and safety precautions.

The substance, benzodiazepine (namely Norfludiazepam) was found in a mixture with fentanyl and caffeine.

The Brantford Police Service is asking that the community be made aware of this substance and risks of drug use. Please use caution when using any type of drug that is not prescribed to you.

If you think someone is suffering from a drug overdose, call 9-1-1- immediately. If available give the person Naloxone. Naloxone is an emergency medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, methadone, morphine. You can give naloxone while you wait for emergency services to arrive. Remember naloxone can temporarily reverse an overdose, but it can wear off before the person has completely recovered. Always call 9-1-1 and be treated by Emergency Medical Services.

If you yourself have taken drugs or have drugs on you, the Good Samaritan Law can protect you. The Good Samaritan Law provides immunity from simple possession charges for those who call 9-1-1 in the case of an overdose. This Law is in place to encourage and protect people who are witnessing or experiencing an overdose so they can seek help and save lives.

Reduce your risk of an overdose:
  • Never use alone
  • Go slow if you are using a new substance; always take a small test dose first to see how it is going to affect you
  • Do not mix substances, including alcohol, as it increases risk of overdose
  • Call 9-1-1 right away if you think someone is overdosing, even if naloxone has been given
  • Know your source
  • Use where help is easily available
  • Be prepared to give breaths and/or administer Naloxone until help arrives. Have a kit accessible at all times and KNOW how to use it
 
 Know the signs of an overdose:
  • Can't stay awake
  • No strength or energy
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Gurgling or snoring sounds
  • Lips and/or fingernails blue or purple
  • Non-responsive to shouting

 For more information about opioids, including what to do if someone has an overdose and where to access harm reduction services, please visit the Brant County Health Unit website.

To see the latest opioid-related statistics, please visit the  Brant/Brantford Opioid Information System webpage.

This Alert is issued by Brant County Health Unit in collaboration with the Brant Community Healthcare System, Brant-Brantford Paramedic Services, Brantford Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Brant FACS and St. Leonard's Community Services. 


 
 
 

SIU Invokes Mandate After Three Arrested on Weapons Charges

Jul 28, 2021

Inc. # 21-28318, 21-28428

On Monday, July 26, 2021 at approximately 6:12 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a residence located on Rawdon Street after receiving a report to advise of an altercation involving offensive weapons.

As a result of the investigation, at approximately 2:28 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021, a 33-year-old male of Brantford, was located in the area of Colborne Street and Market Street, arrested and held pending a bail hearing for Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, and Assault with a Weapon, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, officers obtained and executed a Search Warrant at the Rawdon Street residence with the assistance of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team and the K-9 Unit.

As a result of the Search Warrant, a 40-year-old male of Brantford was arrested and held pending a bail hearing for Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x2, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Failure to Comply with Judicial Release, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

A 36 year-old female of Brantford has also been apprehended and charged with Possession of Weapons for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

As a result of the execution of the Search Warrant, officers located and seized a machete, hatchet and pellet pistol.

During the incident, the Brantford Police Service deployed use of force [Anti Riot Weapon Enfield – ARWEN and conducted energy weapon (CEW)], in an effort to apprehend one of the male suspects, 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.

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