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Crime Brief - October 11, 2017

Oct 11, 2017

Type:  Mischief - Commercial 
Incident: 17-39101
Location: Water Street -YMCA
Incident: On Tuesday October 10, 2017 the site supervisor for the YMCA construction project on Water Street reported damage to the new building.  Sometime over the weekend unknown person(s) entered the locked compound and using spray paint, painted Graffiti in numerous areas causing damage to the building.

Type:    Theft - Commercial
Incident:  17-39131
Location:  Plant Farm Road
Incident: On Tuesday October 10, 2017 employees from a business located on Plant Farm Road reported that their work vehicles had been broken into.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) broke into vehicles located at the business; these vehicles contained various tools which had been taken.  

Type:  Theft ? Commercial  
Incident: 17-39215
Location: Lynden Road ? Lynden Park Mall
Incident: In the early morning hours on Tuesday October 10, 2017 police received a call about a front entry way that had been smashed out at the Lynden Park Mall.  Community Patrol Officers attended and confirmed that the mall had been broken into and that an ATM had been stolen.  Unknown person(s) had smashed both sets of doors to the entry way to gain access to the Mall.  Once inside the suspect(s) removed an ATM machine from the front hallway area.      

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Crime Brief - October 10, 2017

Oct 10, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter - Commercial 
Incident: 17-38981
Location: Sherwood Drive ? Parks and Recreation
Incident: On Monday October 9, 2017 the City of Brantford Parks and Recreation Department reported to police that they had been broken into sometime overnight.  Employees discovered that a window had been smashed and entry gained to the main building.  A cash register was reported missing from the front office.  

Type:    Mischief
Incident:  17-39066
Location:  Eagle Place
Incident: On Tuesday October 10, 2017 at around 6:20 a.m. the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from concerned citizens who live in the Eagle Place area of Brantford.  Residents in the area were awakened by the sound of smashing glass and it was discovered that unknown person(s) had been smashing out car windows.  Two of the vehicles that were damaged were located on Lida Street and Mintern Avenue. Witnesses in the area saw what is described as a Silver SUV type vehicle leaving the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended and searched the area however they were unable to locate the suspects.   

Type:  Theft ? Commercial  
Incident: 17-39056
Location: Henry Street
Incident: On Tuesday October 10, 2017 just before 4:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a male riding a bicycle in the area of Henry Street and Earl Street.  Officers stopped and spoke to the male as he did not have proper lighting for his bicycle.  Investigation revealed the male was in possession of a car battery stolen from a trailer located at a business on Henry Street.  William Norman SMITH 33 years old of Brantford is charged with Theft and Possession Under $5000.00 and Breach of Probation.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Undertaking with conditions. 

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Public Assistance Requested After Firearm Discharged At Darling Street Complex

Oct 10, 2017

On October 9, 2017 shortly before 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received several calls about a disturbance in the area of a Darling Street complex.  Citizens reported hearing gun shots in the area.  Investigation revealed that three males met up with each other at a parking lot of a Darling Street townhouse complex.  The males became involved in a dispute where one male pointed a firearm at another.  The dispute escalated and the firearm was discharged.  There is no information to suggest that anyone was injured and there is no evidence that property was damaged as a result of a firearm being discharged.  Three unidentified males fled the scene prior to police arriving.  At the time of the disturbance residents including children were nearby in the area.  Detectives from the Major Crime Unit believe that the males are known to each other and that this was not a random act of violence.  Detectives seek the identity of the three males involved in this disturbance.  The three persons of interest are described as:    

Person #1  - Male, tan complexion, 20?s with a slim build, short dark hair, goatee and thin beard, wearing black t-shirt, dark jeans and white shoes, last seen on foot West bound on Stanly Street from the complex

Person #2 - Male, black with a dark complexion, 20?s, medium length black hair, wearing black t-shirt, dark jeans and light colored shoes riding a mountain bike last seen towards Darling Street from the complex

Person #3 - Male, white, 20?s, slim build, blue hoody and brown pants and black shoes and a baseball cap, last seen towards Darling Street from the complex 

The BPS Major Crime Unit is currently investigating this incident and encourages anyone with information to contact Det. Jason Davis of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or jdavis@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.    

 

 "Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community?

Crime Brief - October 9, 2017

Oct 9, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter
Incident: 17-38770
Location: Elgin Street (200 Block)
Incident: On October 7, 2017 shortly after 9:00 p.m. neighbours heard a loud bang coming from the residence next door and discovered that the residence had been broken into.  Community Patrol Officers attended and found that the side door had been forced open and that the residence had been rummaged through.  Officers including the BPS K9 unit entered the home and ensured that no suspects were present.  No items were reported stolen at the time of the report. 

Type:           Break and Enter
Incident:       17-38820
Location:       Park Ave (200 Block)
Incident:       On Sunday October 8, 2017 shortly after 5:00 a.m. the Brantford 
Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a Park Ave resident who reported that his home had just been broken into.  The victim reported that he woke from a sleep and observed an unknown person inside his home. The suspect immediately fled the residence and was chased out of the house by the homeowner.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and conducted a search however the suspect fled the area prior to police arriving. The suspect is described as a white male, 6' tall with a skinny build.  He was wearing a red and black jacket, dark pants and black shoes and was last seen running down Chatham Street.   

Type:  Threatening and Harassing Phone Calls
Incident: 17-38812
Location: Fifth Ave
Incident: On Sunday October 8, 2017 shortly before 12:00 p.m. a Brantford woman contacted police to report receiving threats.  Community Patrol Officers attended and spoke to the victim who stated that she had received numerous harassing texts, phone calls and threatening messages through Facebook Messenger.  The threats received related to causing bodily harm to the victim.  The accused is an ex-girlfriend of the victim?s current boyfriend.  An 18 year old Brantford woman has been charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm and Harassing Telephone Calls under the Criminal Code.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Officer in Charge Undertaking with conditions.  To protect the identity of the victim we will not be releasing the accused name.   

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.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

    "Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community?

Crime Briefs - October 6, 2017

Oct 6, 2017


Type: Break and Enter - Garage
Location: Salisbury
Incident: 17- 38453
Incident: On October 5, 2017 sometime between in the early morning hours unknown person(s) entered a garage. An orange GT Performer BMX bike was reported stolen. 

Type: Intoxicated Public Place 
Location: Brant Avenue/Bedford Street
Incident: 17- 38371
Incident: On Thursday October 5, 2017, shortly before 11:30 p.m. a concerned citizen telephoned police to report an intoxicated male at the corner of Brant Avenue and Bedford. The male was trying to ride a bike and was observed falling over several times.  Community Patrol Officers arrived and arrested the male for Intoxicated in a Public Place. The male, a 56 year old Brantford man was released once he sobered up.


 Operation Impact 2017 is underway

The BPS Traffic unit and Community Patrol Officers will be focusing on the behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk; impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving.
  
 This is a time to remind drivers and passengers to consider safety whenever they get behind a wheel. Buckle seat belts and ensure youngsters are properly restrained in vehicles according to their age and size. Refrain from drinking and driving. Pay attention to the road at all times and refrain from aggressive driving and distracted driving behaviour.


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.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

    "Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community?

Saving Lives During Operation Impact

Oct 5, 2017

Operation Impact 2017

October 6 ? 9, 2017 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada's roads the safest in the world. This special initiative focuses on safe driving practices, and is timed in conjunction with Canada?s Thanksgiving holiday weekend, when the traveling public will be out in great numbers. 

Operation Impact is a time to remind drivers and passengers across Canada to consciously consider safety whenever they get behind the wheel.
 
This year?s focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving.

The issues that are most important in Operation Impact are;

BUCKLE SEAT BELTS and ensure youngsters are properly restrained in vehicles according to their age and size, no matter how short the trip is!

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/choose-car-seat.shtml

Don?t drink or drug and drive ever!

PAY ATTENTION to the road at all times, refrain from the use of mobile hand held devices and/or AGGRESSIVE DRIVING and DISTRACTED DRIVING behaviours which may lead to a collision.

Last year on Thanksgiving Weekend 2016 the Brantford Police Service issued a total of 68 Offences.

*1 Impaired Driving Offences & 2 Roadside Suspensions
*22 Speeding Offences
*6 Seat Belt Offences
*2 Drive while Prohibited Offences
And 37 other Highway Traffic Act offences

These issues are important every day of the year; not just during this special initiative.


PLEASE DON?T BE ANOTHER STATISTIC

Operation Impact is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and member agencies of the CACP Traffic Committee from across Canada

"Dedicated to Improving Public Safety on our Roadways."


Crime Briefs - October 5, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

 

Type: Fraud/Theft - Arrest
Location: Nelson Street (200 block)
Incident: 17- 38135
Incident: On the early morning of Wednesday October 4, 2017 a motor vehicle parked in a driveway on Nelson Street was entered and a ladies wallet stolen. Shortly after 9:30 a.m. two suspicious males attended at a business on Stanley Street and were using several different credit cards to make purchases. The males left the business and were observed attending inside another business located on Colborne Street East. Officers were contacted and located the two suspicious males attempting to make purchases at the Colborne Street business. Both males were in possession of stolen credit cards which had been stolen earlier from a vehicle on Nelson Street. Investigation revealed that the victim had realized her wallet at been stolen and cancelled her debit card however had yet to contact her credit card companies to report the other cards stolen. The officer contacted the victims credit card companies and learned that one of the credit cards had been used at the first business shortly before 9:30 a.m. for just over $10.00. The Officer was able to confirm the identity of the accused that used the credit card by reviewing video surveillance at the business.
 Accused #1 Zachary BEAUDOIN 20 years of age of Brantford is charged with Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00.
 Accused #2 Corey Thomas DIXON 29 years of age of Brantford is charged with Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00, Fraud under $5,000.00 and Use Stolen Credit Card. Both accused were released with a future court date of November 16, 2017. 

Type: Disturbance 
Location: Murray Street (200 block)
Incident: 17- 38371
Incident: On Thursday October 5, 2017 at approximately 12:15 a.m. three individuals attended an address on Murray Street and stole an inflatable Halloween decoration that had been on the front lawn.  The home owner observed the three accused persons stealing her law ornament and summoned two other persons in the home. The two persons chased after the three accused parties catching up with them at the corner of Grey Street and Brock Street. One victim attempted to retrieve the stolen Halloween inflatable item and was pushed by Accused #1.   Accused #2 began threatening to shoot the victims. A third accused also joined in and pushed and punched at one of the victims. The victims began to slowly walk back away from the accused persons and continued to be told by Accused #2 to keep walking back or he would shoot them. It can be noted that the victims did not see any weapons only that Accused #2 kept his hand behind his back.  Community Patrol Officers were contacted during the disturbance and attended immediately. The three accused were arrested.
 Accused #1, Daniel Harold BROUGHTON, 36 years of age of Brantford is charged with Assault and Theft under $5,000.00.
 Accused #2, Jason Terence WARD, 44 years of age of Hamilton is charged with Uttering Threats and Theft under $5,000.00.
 Accused #3, Laura Angela LINDSAY, 44 years of age of Brantford is charged with Assault and Theft under $5,000.00.
All three accused were released from custody with a future court date. 
 
Citizens are encouraged to take a second to look inside their vehicles for items (wallets,
electronics, change, GPS, garage door openers, ect) that may make them an attractive target for thieves, remove the items and then lock the vehicle before they leave it.  (Look, Lock, Leave)

If it is valuable to you, don?t leave an item in a place where it can be easily stolen.

Report any incidents of theft and/or attempt theft of your property to the Brantford Police
Service. For your convenience report 
ONLINE
 
  
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.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

  

"Together we can build a Stronger and Safer Community?

Brantford Police Arrest Robbery Suspect After Foot Pursuit

Oct 4, 2017


The Brantford Police Major Crime Unit has actively investigated the August 2017 robbery at Mac?s convenience store on Colborne Street West. Recently, Detectives identified the suspect.  On Tuesday October 3, 2017 shortly before 10:30 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer observed the accused riding a mountain bike in the area of East Avenue and Alfred Street. Police attempted to stop the accused however he fled on a bike towards Shallow Creek Park. Officers set up containment in the area and located the mountain bike abandoned in some bushes.  Officers continued to search the park and nearby neighbourhoods for the wanted man. Shortly before 11:00 p.m. an officer observed the man running on foot towards Clarence Street. An officer engaged in a foot pursuit and caught up to the accused after a short pursuit. 
Shawn Joseph FARMER, 23 years of age is charged with the following offences; Robbery with a Weapon, Disguise with Intent and Breach of Probation X2. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
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Previous Media Release August 30, 2017
 
Police asking for assistance from the public regarding suspect who was captured on camera.

On Saturday, August 26, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m. a lone male attended Macs convenience store on Colborne Street West (100 block). The robbery suspect was armed with a knife. The suspect fled the store with several packages of cigarettes. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'10", wearing khaki pants, a checkered long sleeved shirt with a dark scarf covering his face and head with only his eyes exposed. The suspect has a tattoo or stamp located on his right hand area. The store employee was not physically injured and the suspect fled the area on foot. Community Patrol Officers including the Brantford Police Canine Unit attended and conducted a search of the area. 
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.


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Original Media Release
Incident #32769-17
August 26, 2017
On Saturday, August 26, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m. a lone male suspect armed with a weapon robbed a store in the area of Colborne Street West and Catharine Avenue in Brantford. The suspect fled the store northbound on Catharine Avenue.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'10", wearing khaki pants, a checkered long sleeved shirt with a dark scarf covering his face and head.
Nobody was injured during the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.
 

 

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Crime Briefs-October 4, 2017

Oct 4, 2017

 
Type: Break and Enter ? Residential
Location: Darling Street (200 block)
Incident: 17- 38135
Incident: On the morning of Tuesday October 3, 2017 a break and enter was discovered at a home on Darling Street. Sometime overnight a truck had been entered and a black men?s leather wallet containing cash, identification and bank cards was stolen. Unknown suspects also entered a garage and stole a white KHS and a black, red and blue mountain bike. Investigation revealed that the suspects had attended a restaurant and a pharmacy and used the victim?s debit card to make purchases.
 Suspect #1 is described as a Caucasian male 25-30 years of age long brown hair wearing a black jacket and black pants. Suspect #2 is described as an indigenous male, 25-30 years of age, long dark hair, black pants and a black jacket. Investigators have obtained video and are reviewing the surveillance.     

Type: Break and Enter 
Location: Brock Street (100 block)
Incident: 17- 338246
Incident: On Wednesday October 4, 2017 at around 5:30 a.m. a home owner on Brock Street observed an unknown man in his rear yard. The man had entered his detached garage and had started to remove items from the garage onto the grass. The victim yelled at the suspect who then fled away on foot. The suspect is described as a taller man 6 feet in height with long blonde hair wearing baggy pants. The suspect was last seen running towards Darling Street.  
 
 
 
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.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

  

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Brantford Woman Charged with 21 Counts of Fraud

Oct 3, 2017

UPDATE


On Wednesday September 20, 2017detectives from the Fraud Unit arrested a Brantford 
woman for fraud after numerous victims came forward to report being the victims of
fraud.

Between March and May of 2017 the accused attended 21 different residences in the City of Brantford. It is alleged that the accused represented herself as collecting money on behalf of Lansdowne Children?s Centre Charity.  The accused was claiming to be selling orders for cookies and pizza to raise money for school trips, as well as accepting money for the breakfast program. 
The victims did not receive any cookies or pizza and none of the donations were provided to Lansdowne Charity.  The victims did not receive any products or receipts from the accused. The total amount of money taken from the victims was just over $500.00. 
On one occasion a victim wrote a personal cheque to the accused. Officers were able to trace the cheques movement and obtain information from several financial institutions involved with the cheques travels. Detectives followed the evidence and information obtained from the victims. The accused was contacted and turned herself in without incident.
The accused, Natasha Dianne LAPOINTE, 30 years of age of Brantford is charged with Fraud X 21 and was released on a Promise to Appear in Court with a future court date on November 3, 2017.  

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Previous Media Release
May 18, 2017

The Brantford Police Service is appealing to the public for information to help identify
 the woman involved in a fundraiser scam.
 
On the evening of Wednesday May 17, 2017 a Brantford woman from Elm Street
contacted the BPS after reading a local media article about a community fraud alert.
The victim reports that sometime last month around April 10th, a woman attended her
home asking for her financial support for a fundraiser at Lansdowne Children?s Centre.
 The woman is described as a Caucasian female early 30?s, thin build 110-120
lbs, 5?3 to 5?4 in height, bad teeth and some missing and dirty blond to mousy brown
hair in a ponytail.  The victim placed an order for $19.00 for a pizza kit and was told the
order would be delivered the following week. The woman never returned.


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Previous Media Release

The Brantford Police Service believes there may be other victims of the
below noted fraud. Anyone who may have ordered cookie dough, desert and/or pizza kit orders in support of a Lansdowne Children?s Centre fundraiser is asked to contact police. Lansdowne Children?s Centre is not involved in a community fundraiser. If you have placed an order you are the victim of fraud. BPS encourages anyone who was visited at their home by the below described woman soliciting funds to please telephone the police and report the incident.
This is an unauthorized charitable funding. The suspect is playing on the sympathy and goodwill of others to make a donation in support of Lansdowne Children?s Centre. 
If you do not know the person soliciting for the charity, please ask for a receipt and confirm
with the organization.
 

 

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