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Crime Brief - September 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter ? Shed
Incident: 17-34903
Location: Grand Street ? (200 Block)
Incident: On Monday September 11, 2017 a resident from Grand Street reported that sometime overnight his fenced yard was entered.  Unknown person(s) then entered the shed and stole a mountain bike.    

Type:  Theft - Bicycle
Incident: 17-34912
Location: North Park Street (100 Block)
Incident:   On Monday September 11, 2017 a resident from North park Street reported that sometime between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. his garage was entered.  Unknown person(s) entered the open garage and stole a mountain bike.    

Type:  Theft - Commercial 
Incident: 17-35018 
Location: Shoppers Drug Mart
Incident: On Monday September 11, 2017 shortly after 10:30 p.m. a woman attended Shoppers Drug Mart and was observed by employees selecting various products, some of which she concealed on her person. The accused, attended to the checkout area where she proceeded to pay for some selected items but made no attempt to pay for the concealed items.  Employees had contacted the Brantford Police and Community Patrol Officers attended.  The female was arrested while exiting the store.     
A 40 year old Brantford female was charged with Theft under $5000.00.  The accused was released on an Appearance notice with a future court 

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CRIME BRIEF - September 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Type:  Shoplifting - Commercial
Incident: 17-34601
Location: Shoppers Drug Mart
Incident: On Friday September 8, 2017 shortly after 4:30 p.m. a woman attended the Shoppers Drug Mart and was observed by loss prevention selecting various products and concealing them on her person. The accused, who made no attempt to pay for the concealed items was arrested by loss prevention officer while exiting the store. Community Patrol Officers attended.     
A 27 year old Brantford female was charged with Theft under $5000.00.  The accused was released on an Appearance notice with a future court date. 

Type:  Impaired ? Driving Offence  
Incident: 17-34779 
Location: Alfred Street at Colborne Street
Incident: On Sunday September 10, 2017 shortly after 2:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers on routine patrol observed a vehicle driving in the area of Alfred Street at Colborne Street. The officer observed that the validation sticker was damaged and conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. Investigation revealed that the driver was a suspended driver under the Highway Traffic Act, the vehicle permit had expired in 2008 and that the plates were not registered to the vehicle. The Officer had conversation with the driver and issued a roadside screening device demand.  During the roadside testing the driver failed to provide a suitable sample, required by law.  The driver, a 52 year old Ohsweken man has been charged with Refused Breath Sample and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code. The accused is also charged with; Use plate not authorized for vehicle, drive motor vehicle-no currently validated permit, fail to surrender permit for vehicle, drive while under suspension under the Highway Traffic Act, and f  ail to surrender insurance card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court appearance.    

 
Type:  Break and Enter ? Commercial
Incident: 17-34804
Location: Elgin Street (0-100 Block)
Incident:   Sometime between Friday September 8 and Sunday September 10, 2017 a business on Elgin Street had their secure compound entered.  Unknown person(s) entered the property. No items were reported stolen at the time of the report.   


Type:  Break, Enter and Theft
Incident: 17-34805
Location: Balfour Street
Incident: On the morning of Sunday September 10, 2017 a home owner reported that sometime overnight his garage on Balfour Street was entered. A wallet containing debit and credit cards were reported stolen. Investigation revealed that the accused made $900.00 worth of transactions using the victims banking cards in the early morning hours. Surveillance video was reviewed and as a result of the investigation the accused was identified.  On September 10, 2017 the accused was observed and arrested without incident on a lot on Colborne Street West. 
Jordan David STONE, 30 years of age of Brantford is charged with Break, Enter and Commit, Theft Under $5000.00 and Breach of Probation x 2.  The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.  

 

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Crime Brief - September 8, 2017

Sep 8, 2017


Type: Property Damage - Commercial
Location: Sinclair Blvd (0-100)
Incident: On September 7, 2017 an employee at a business on Sinclair Blvd reported damage to property. Sometime in the last week unknown person(s) cut a 2 foot by 3 foot hole in a perimeter fence.  

Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Location: Colborne Street East (700 Block)
Incident: 17- 34447
Incident: On Thursday, September 7, 2017, residents from a multi-unit apartment building on Colborne Street contacted police to report a suspicious woman attending the building and stealing money from residents. A Community Patrol Officer attended and listened to the concerns of several residences regarding an unknown suspicious female who had been frequenting the building. The Officer learned that on September 6, 2017 at around 6:30 p.m. the accused entered an unlocked door and entered the apartment of victim #1. Victim #1, a 71 year old woman heard a noise and observed an unknown woman in her living room near her purse and holding $30.00 cash. The victim asked the woman what she was doing, and the female who was wearing clothing that looked like a medical uniform advised that she was dropping off medication for another person.  The victim advised that no one by that name lived there, and then asked the female about the money she was holding.  The woman advised she had taken it from the victim?s purse in order to pay for the medication. The woman (accused) put down the cash and fled the apartment.  The Officer canvassed the apartment building speaking to other neighbors and gathered information regarding the suspect. The Officer spoke with residents regarding home security and personal safety. During the investigation the Officer learned that another residence in the building had reported a theft of money involving the same female back on May 24, 2017.  On that occasion the accused knocked on the door of victim #2, a 70 year old woman and asked if she could use her telephone.  The accused explained that she lived in the building, but had forgotten her keys. The victim invited the accused in for a short while and, during this time; the accused stole approximately $40 in cash from the victim. At the time of the original report the woman was unidentified. As a result of the investigation the officer identified the accused and on September 7, 2017 shortly before 5:30 p.m. the accused was arrested without incident.
Shelly May WESTCOTT, 45 years of age is charged with the following offences; Break and Enter and Commit and Theft under $5,000.00. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with a future court date.


Type: Robbery
Incident: 34518-17
Location: Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Henry Street
Incident: On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at around 10:15 p.m. a 23 year old Brantford man was approached by two unknown males while walking on a pedestrian pathway on Wayne Gretzky Parkway near Henry Street. The two males attacked the victim in an unprovoked manner. Accused #1 struck the victim in the face with a skateboard. Accused #2, encouraged accused #1 to continue attacking the victim.  Accused #1 stole the victim?s cell phone and backpack and assaulted him again with the skateboard.  The accused fled the area on foot. Community Patrol Officers attended the area and shortly after 10:30 p.m. Officers located the accused walking in the area of Stanley Street and Elgin Street.  The two accused were arrested without incident for Robbery. Accused #1 was in possession of the skateboard used during the robbery and the victim?s cellphone. Accused #2 was in possession of the victims backpack.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for medical treatment.  The victim?s property was returned to him.
 Accused #1, Daniel Leslie DOLBECK, 23 years of age of Brantford is charged with Robbery.
 Accused #2, Baron Shawn BRADING-SEARLES, 23 years of age of Brantford is charged with Robbery.
 Both were held in custody for a bail hearing.  
 
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Crime Brief - September 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017


Type: Domestic
Incident: 17- 34366
Incident: On September 6, 2017 shortly after 9:00 p.m. a Brantford woman called 911 to report being assaulted by an x-boyfriend.  Investigation revealed that the accused was invited to the home of the 19 year old victim earlier on in the evening. A verbal argument ensued where the accused became physical and threw the victim to the ground. The accused choked the victim and threatened to kill her. Community Patrol Officers attended and arrested the accused who was still present at the victims address.
 The accused, a 19 year old Brantford man is charged with Assault, Utter Threats and Overcoming Resistance (choking). The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Fraud ? Canadian Revenue
Incident: 17- 34300
Incident: On Tuesday, September 6, 2017, a Brantford woman reported being the victim of a Canadian Revenue Agency scam.  The victim reported receiving email correspondence from who she believed was the CRA advising that she was eligible to receive a cash refund and was instructed to follow links in the email. The victim followed the links and was also directed to provide personal information including, passwords, mother's maiden name, credit card numbers, bank account information and her social insurance number. The victim advised that after sharing her personal information she was notified that an unknown person had attempted to use her credit card information to make an online $20,000.00 purchase.
 The credit card provider declined the attempted purchase and the victim contacted police. 
 
 The CRA will not contact an individual via email and request they disclose personal banking information and/or Social Insurance Number. When contacted about your personal accounts never click on a web link attached to the email to ?verify? or confirm?. Never give out personal information/credit card information to an unknown source over the telephone and/or unsecured email. If in doubt please contact the CRA directly and confirm the status of your account. If you are the victim of a fraud or victim of identity theft we suggest that you place flags on all your accounts and report to both credit bureaus Equifax and TransUnion  
 
If you have already sent funds and/or your personal information contact the police and your financial institution immediately. If you believe that you have been a VICTIM OF FRAUD and reside in the City of Brantford, contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

  

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Crime Brief - September 6, 2017

Sep 6, 2017

Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 34172
Location: Grey Street (100 Block)
Incident: On September 5, 2017 a break and enter at a business on Grey Street was discovered. Sometime over the weekend unknown person(s) entered an enclosed compound by cutting into a fence.  No items were reported stolen at the time of the report.
  
Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 17- 34191
Location: West Street (400 Block)
Incident: On September 5, 2017 the owner of a Dodge pickup reported the theft of  four tires and rims from his vehicle. Sometime between September 3 and 4th, 2017 unknown person(s) jacked up the pickup truck and removed all four aluminum tires and rims. The vehicle was parked on a lot on West Street at the time of the theft.
  
Type: Fraud - Internet
Incident: 17- 34258
Incident: On September 6, 2017 a Brantford man reported being the victim of an internet fraud. The victim answered an advertisement on Kijiji to purchase an All-Terrain Vehicle.  The victim e-transferred a down payment of $150.00 to an unknown person believed to be in Calgary. The victim was told that the seller and vehicle would be attending Brantford on Monday September 5, 2017. The seller did not arrive and the victim did not receive his money back and subsequently contacted police to report the fraud. 

Kijiji offers the following safety and fraud prevention tips;
 
? When buying or selling, you should meet in-person to thoroughly inspect the product and then exchange funds. Meet in a public place with many people around, such as a coffee shop.
? PayPal payments made through the Kijiji app may be eligible for PayPal Seller Protection. Kijiji and eBay do not offer any sort of protection programs for Kijiji items. Any emails or web sites that talk about such systems are scams, even if they may have the Kijiji logo. If you receive any emails promoting these services, please forward the message to us.
? Do not give out personal or banking information (e.g. social insurance number, bank account number) over the Internet.
? Inform Kijiji of any attempted fraud or suspicious emails, ads, or other activity by community members. In the case of fraud, file a police report and contact us.
? Use common sense. If something sounds too good to be true- it probably is
If you have already sent funds and/or your personal information contact the police and your financial institution immediately. If you believe that you have been a VICTIM OF FRAUD and reside in the City of Brantford, 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 webtip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251


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Brantford man charged with Manslaughter after Trafficking Cocaine and Fentanyl

Sep 5, 2017

 

Type: Manslaughter
Incident: 17- 33729
Location: Nelson Street
Incident: On Friday, September 1, 2017 shortly after 8:00 p.m., Community Patrol 
Officers attended an address on Nelson Street to assist ambulance 
regarding a suspected drug overdose. A 46 year old Brantford man was 
transported to hospital for medical treatment. On Monday, September 4, 
2017 the individual was pronounced deceased at hospital. 
The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit commenced a sudden 
death investigation into the suspected overdose and subsequent death of 
the victim. A Brantford man was identified by Detectives from the Major 
Crime Unit as the accused wanted in relation to the death of the victim. It
is alleged that the accused trafficked powdered fentanyl and powdered
cocaine to the victim.
Members from the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit sought out to locate and arrest the accused for Manslaughter. On Monday, September 4, 2017 shortly after 6:00 p.m., Detectives from the Street Crime Unit arrested the accused in a parking lot on Murray Street. 
Further, the following drugs were found on the accused at the time of his arrest:
1. 4.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine (Street Value $420.00)
2. 4.9 grams of suspected powder cocaine (Street Value $490.00)
3. 3.93 grams of suspected powder fentanyl (Street Value $983)
4. 1.44 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine (Street Value $216.00)
The total street value of drugs found on the accused is $2109.00.


Andrew Earl ALLISON, 34 years of Brantford is charged with the following offences in relation to the sudden death investigation;
* Manslaughter, contrary to section 236(b) of the Criminal Code
* Trafficking a substance (powder cocaine), contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

* Trafficking a substance (powder fentanyl), contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
As a result of the drugs found on the accused person at the time of his arrest the accused is also charged with the following offences.


* Possession for the purpose of trafficking a substance (crack cocaine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
* Possession for the purpose of trafficking a substance (powder cocaine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
* Possession for the purpose of trafficking a substance (powder fentanyl), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
*Possession for the purpose of trafficking a substance (methamphetamine), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act
* Possession of property obtained by crime, ($250.00 cash), contrary to Section 354(1) of the Criminal Code

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Sgt. Gary Swift of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2274 or gswift@police.brantford.on.ca


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Crime Brief - September 1, 2017

Sep 1, 2017

Type:  Theft ? Commercial
Incident: 17-33501
Location: Elgin Street ? (400 Block)
Incident: On August 31, 2017 sometime overnight a business on Elgin Street had their compound entered.  Unknown person(s) entered the property and took an amount of copper wire which was located in a caged unit.  

Type: Indecent Act - Arrest 
Incident: 17-33527 
Location: Market Street South
Incident: On August 31, 2017 at around 1:00 a.m. the victim reported that she had observed an unknown male following her in the area of the parking garage in Downtown Brantford.  This unknown male continued to follow the victim and at one point the victim noticed that the male had exposed his genitals and was fondling himself.  Community Patrol Officers attended and as a result a 46 year old Brantford man has been charged with Criminal Harassment, Indecent Act and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Type: Theft - Arrest
Incident: 17-33410
Location: Stanley Street (0-100 Block)
Incident:   On August 30, 2017 just after 2:30 p.m. an employee of a local business reported the theft of his bicycle.  Community Patrol Officers attended and searched the area for the suspect and stolen property.  At that time police were unable to locate the suspect or the stolen property.
On August 31, 2017 just after 12:30 p.m. the suspect returned to the area of the theft.  Alert employees recognized the suspect and contacted police.  Community Patrol Officers attend and the suspect was located and the property was recovered.  A 33 year old Brantford male is charged with Theft Under $5000.00 and was released on an Appearance Notice with a future court appearance. 


Type:  Shoplifting - Arrest
Incident: 17-33581
Location: St Paul Ave ? Metro Grocery
Incident: On August 31, 2017 shortly after 6:30 p.m. the accused attended at the Metro Grocery and was observed by employees selecting various meat products and nutritional drinks.  The accused had originally placed the selected items into a hand held basket but was observed transferring them into a reusable grocery bag.  The accused was seen heading back towards the front doors where he exited without any attempts to pay for the concealed merchandise.  The business contacted police and Community Patrol Officers attended.     
A 29 year old Brantford man was charged with Theft Under $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
 

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Crime Brief - August 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017


Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17- 33386
Location: Hillier Crescent
Incident: Sometime between Sunday August 27 and Wednesday August 30, 2017 a 
home on Hillier Crescent was entered. A basement window was forced 
open. Jewelry and fishing equipment were reported stolen.    
  
Type: Arrest Warrant/Suspended Driver
Incident: 17- 33404
Location: West Street 
Incident: On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 shortly before 1:30 p.m. the accused was observed driving an electric scooter on West Street.  A Community Patrol Officer conducted a traffic stop with the accused and received information that the accused was wanted on a Surety Revocation Warrant. Further, the accused was on three separate Highway Traffic Act Driver Licence suspensions. 
 The accused, a 44 year old Brantford man was held in custody under the authority of the warrant and also charged with Drive while under suspension X3 HTA.
  
Type: Theft - Commercial
Incident: 17- 33415
Location: Charlotte Street
Incident: On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 shortly before 4:00 p.m. a theft was discovered in the area of Charlotte Street and Grey Street at a Bell Service Box. Unknown person(s) had forced their way into the enclosed structure which houses telephone and internet wires. Copper wiring was removed causing significant damage. It is believed that the theft took place sometime during the day.
 
Type: Fraud - Internet
Incident: 17- 33447
Incident: On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 a woman reported being the victim of an online internet scam. The victim, a 28 year old Brantford woman had applied online with a loan company. The victim was instructed to purchase $200.00 in ITune cards in order to process the loan. The victim had conversation with her own local bank and was informed that she had been scammed and to contact the police.

 
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BEING A VICTIM OF FRAUD:
? Never give out personal information/credit card information to an unknown source over the telephone and/or unsecured email
? A legitimate company will not request the costumer purchase ITune cards as a form of  payment for services.
? When contacted about your personal accounts never click on a web link attached to the email to ?verify? or confirm?
? Confirm with family members or your bank before transferring any funds  
? Never agree to give cash to anyone unknown to you in exchange for a cheque written to you by that individual
? Educate yourself by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre?s website at www.antifraudcentre.ca

    
 
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Colborne Street West Robbery Investigation - UPDATE

Aug 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.

 

 

_______________________________________________________________________
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 Brief - August 30, 2017

Aug 30, 2017


Type: Domestic
Incident: 17- 33224
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at around 10:30 a.m. Community Patrol  
Officers attended a Brantford address regarding a report of a domestic 
assault. A Brantford woman contacted police to report that she had been
assaulted by her husband. The victim advised that her husband had since left the family home. Investigation revealed that on the evening before the couple were involved in a heated argument where the accused had pushed the victim into a wall. On the morning of August 29, 2017 another physical confrontation took place where the accused threatened and punched the victim in the throat. The victim attempted to leave the family home and was prevented from doing so by the accused. The accused eventually left the residence. Information was received that the accused had attended a Hamilton address. The BPS contacted Hamilton P.S. and requested assistance from their service regarding this domestic incident. Hamilton P.S attended the address provided by BPS and the accused was arrested without incident by Hamilton P.S. BPS attended Hamilton and escorted the accused to our service. The victim received nonlife threatening injuries as a result of the assault.
The accused a 45 year old Brantford man is charged with the following offences; Assault X2, Uttering Threats and Forcible Confinement. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.        

Type: Theft   - Commercial
Incident: 17- 33252
Location: Market Street South ? LCBO 
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at around 2:00 p.m. the accused attended at the LCBO on Market Street South. The accused selected two bottles of alcohol from the store shelf and conceal them on his person. The accused left the store without making any attempt to pay for the concealed merchandise. Community Patrol Officers attended and received a description of the accused. The accused was observed a short distance away from the store and was arrested without incident. The stolen items were not recovered.
The accused was also found to have 2.4 grams of marihuana on his person.
Javier Enrique MARTINEZ, 25 years of age from Brantford is charged with the following offences; Theft under 5,000.00, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Fail to Comply with Recognizance. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
  
Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 33241
Location: Henry Street ? (100 block)
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m. a business on Henry Street was entered.  Unknown person(s) entered an enclosed yard and forced their way into a trailer located on the yard. An assortment of tools were reported stolen.
 
Type: Break and Enter - Shed
Incident: 17- 33263
Location: Scarfe Avenue
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 a residence from Scarfe Avenue reported an entry to a rear shed sometime in the last several days. Two bikes and a crossbow were reported stolen. 

Type: Break and Enter - Garage
Incident: 17- 33298
Location: Grey Street
Incident: On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. unknown person(s) forced their way into a residential garage. Reported stolen from the garage were several radiator heaters and scrap metal.

Type: Suspicious Person
Incident: 17- 33335
Location: West Street (100 Block)
Incident: On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 shortly before 5:00 a.m. an alert citizen called 911 to report two unknown persons breaking into a parked vehicle. Community Patrol Officers attended and searched the area. The suspects fled prior to police arriving.   
 

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