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Crime Brief - March 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018

Type:  Break and Enter ? Commercial  
Incident: 18-11116
Location: Paris Road
Incident:  On Monday March 26, 2018 just after 4:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service
received a report of a break and enter in progress at a business located on Paris Road.  Unknown persons were seen going in and out of the business and were seen leaving in two separate vehicles, one with an ATM machine.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and confirmed the front entrance to the business was damaged and the window broken.  Officers checked the area and located a vehicle on fire on Coronation Drive.  There were no occupants in the vehicle or in the immediate area.  Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen.  The area was searched for the other suspect vehicle and suspects.  Reported stolen from the store was an ATM machine and other merchandise.      

Type:  Attempt Theft ? Motor Vehicle     
Incident: 18-11213
Location: Sinclair Blvd  
Incident: On Monday March 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service
received a report of an attempt theft of a motor vehicle.  The owner of the vehicle reported that he had parked his tractor trailer and trailer at the rest stop on Sinclair Blvd.  When he returned the driver?s window was broken and the ignition damaged and the cab was ransacked.  When the suspects were unable to start the tractor trailer they attempted to open the trailer but were unsuccessful. 

Type:  Theft ? Commercial   
Incident: 18-11246
Location: Colborne Street East
Incident: On Monday March 26, 2018 just before 7:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a store on Colborne Street.  An unknown male was observed placing items into a shopping basket.  Before the male approached the cashier he concealed a number of items inside his jacket.  The male attended to the cashier paying for the items that were left in his basket but made no attempt to pay for the items he had hidden.  The male then left the store and was stopped by a Loss Prevention Officer.  Community Patrol Officer attended to the store and confirmed the theft.  A 40year old Brantford male is charged with Theft Under $5000.00 and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00.  The accused was released with a future court date.   


 
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Crime Breif - March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018

Type:  Trespassing    
Incident: 18-10998
Location: Market Street South  
Incident:  On Sunday March 25, 2018 just after 7:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service
received a 9-1-1 call from employees at a business on Market Street South.  A customer who had been previously trespassed from the business due to his behaviour had attended inside and started to cause a disturbance.  Employees asked the male to leave but he refused and started to threaten the staff.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located the male outside the store and arrested the male without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was bound buy a court order with conditions.  A 46 year old Brantford male is charged with Mischief ? Interfere with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property, Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm/Death and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.    

Type:  Assault   
Incident: 18-11054
Location: Colborne Street East
Incident: On Sunday March 25, 2018 just before 4:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service
received a 9-1-1 call from a Taxi driver who had just been assaulted by his fare.  Information received from the driver was that he had picked up the accused and when dropping him off the accused refused to pay his fare and assaulted the driver before walking away.  Community Patrol Officers attended to that area where they located the accused.  The accused was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was bound by a court order with conditions.  A 51 year old Branford male is charged with Assault, Transportation Fraud and Fail to Comply with an Undertaking.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.  

Type:  Drugs  
Incident: 18-10974
Location: Market Street
Incident:  On Saturday March 24, 2018 just after 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police
Service received a call from staff at a business located on Market Street.  A customer had attended to the business and was spoken to by staff before entering.  While dealing with the customer a container was located which staff believed contained drugs.  The customer became upset and started to cause a disturbance inside the business.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located the male outside the front doors causing a disturbance not allowing anyone to come or go.  Investigation revealed that the accused was in possession of 0.72 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine ($60.00), 4.12 grams of Crack Cocaine ($380.00) and 0.31 grams of Fentanyl ($100.00).  A 40 year old Brantford male is charged with Causing a Disturbance under the Criminal Code as well as Possession of a Controlled Substance x3 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The Accused was released with a future court date. 


 
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Brantford Man Arrested For Child Pornography Related Offences

Mar 23, 2018


On October 5, 2017 the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service executed a Search Warrant at residence located on Black Locust Way, Brantford.  As a result of the search warrant several electronic devices were seized from the residence.  A Forensic Examination of these electronic devices has since been conducted and were found to contain images of child pornography.

On March 23, 2018, a 23 year old Brantford male was charged with Distribution of Child Pornography and two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  He has been held for a bail hearing.

Background regarding the Provincial Strategy:
On March 29, 2007 the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy, and has recognized that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.
For safety tips please visit the Canadian Centre of Child Protection website at
www.protectchildren.ca or www.cybertip.ca
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh or Detective Steven Bebee of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113.

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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Crime Brief - March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018

Type:  Arrest on Warrant    
Incident: 18-10554
Location: West Street  
Incident:  On Thursday March 22, 2018 just before 5:00 a.m. Community Patrol
Officers observed a male on a bicycle in the area of West Street and Edmondson Street.  Officers recognized the male as being wanted on an outstanding warrant.  Officers stopped and arrested the male on the warrant without incident.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of 0.14 grams of cocaine ($20.00).  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by two court orders with conditions.  A 42 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act as well as Breach of Probation and Fail to Comply with Recognizance under the Criminal Code of Canada.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.  

Type:  Arrest   
Incident: 18-10634
Location: Clarence Street 
Incident:  On Thursday March 22, 2018 just after 5:00 p.m. Community Patrol
Officers observed a vehicle driving in the area of Clarence Street and Chatham Street.  The passenger in the vehicle was known to officers to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver and passenger.  The passenger was arrested without incident.  Officers while dealing with the occupants located shotgun shells, knives and a hatchet.  Investigation revealed that the driver was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  Investigation also revealed that the passenger was bound by two court orders with conditions as well as four prohibition orders. During the investigation the passenger was found to be in possession 1.36 grams of crystal methamphetamine ($175.00), 2.62 grams of marihuana ($50.00) and a 24mg hydro-morphine pill ($15.00).  The driver a 27 year old Brantford male is charged with Breach of Recognizance and Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition and was held for a bail hearing.  The passenger a 31 year old Brantford male is charged with Breach of Probation x2, Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Ammunition While Prohibited x4 under the Criminal Code as well as Possession of a Controlled Substance x3 under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.  He was held for a bail hearing.     

Type:  Damage to Property
Incident: 18-10655
Location: Colborne Street
Incident:  On Thursday March 22, 2018 just before 9:00 p.m. Brantford police
Service received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen in the area of a Colborne Street business complex.  An unknown male was in the area and using a golf club to smash windows and business signs.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area to search for the male suspect who had fled the scene.  Officers searched the area and located the accused who matched the description a short distance away.  The accused was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by six court orders with conditions.  The accused a 47 year old Brantford male is charged with Mischief to Property Under $5000.00 x3, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose and Breach of Probation x6.          

 
 
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Crime Brief - March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018

Type:  Break and Enter   
Incident: 18-10444
Location: Brunswick Street 
Incident:  On Wednesday March 21, 2018 a resident from Brunswick Street reported that their residence had been broken into.  Sometime in the morning unknown person(s) broke into the residence through a rear door.  Reported stolen was jewelry, clothing, a laptop and other electronics.  

Type:  Break and Enter   
Incident: 18-10521
Location: Ashgrove Avenue   
Incident:  On Wednesday March 21, 2018 a resident from Ashgrove Avenue reported that their residence had been broken into.  Sometime in the afternoon unknown person(s) broke into the residence through a side window.  Reported taken were tools, jewelry, electronics and money.   

Type:  Breach of Court Order
Incident:  18-10543
Location:  Colborne Street
Incident:  On Thursday March 22, 2018 just before 2:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle on Colborne Street.  Officers spoke to the female driver and male passenger.  Officers learned that the female driver had been a recent victim of a domestic related incident.  During the conversation the male passenger provided a name which turned out to be false.  Investigation revealed that the passenger was currently bound by two court orders not to associate with the female driver.  The male passenger was arrested without incident.  A 40 year old Brantford male is charged with Obstructing a Peace Officer, Breach of an Undertaking and Breach of a Recognizance Order under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.    

 
 
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14 Year Old Brantford Youth Charged With Uttering Threats

Mar 21, 2018

 
On March 20, 2018, at 11:45 a.m. the Brantford Police Service was contacted by the Hanover Police Department, New Hampshire USA about a social media post that was threatening in nature. The Hanover Police Department was contacted by one of their local citizens after viewing a post on Instagram which referenced a Hanover High School shooting. The Hanover Police Department determined that the social media threat originated in Brantford.
The BPS Major Crime Unit and BPS Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit continued the investigation and obtained judicial authorization to search a Brantford residence. At approximately 8:45 p.m. a 14 year old Brantford female was arrested without incident at the home. Electronic devices were seized at the home and will be forensically examined by the BPS ICE Unit.
As a result of the investigation at 14 year old Brantford female is charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm/Death under the Criminal Code. The accused was held for a bail hearing.
The Brantford Police Service reminds people that social media outlets can be a useful but powerful tool. It is everyone?s responsibility to use it appropriately and safely. Threatening online or social-media posts are taken very seriously and are not treated as juvenile pranks. The BPS treats acts of violence or threats of violence the same, they will be fully investigated and if warranted charges will be laid. These acts include the threat to public safety and our community.
The Major Crime Unit continues their investigation. Anyone with information can contact Det. Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2265
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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Crime Brief - March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018

Type:  Impaired 
Incident: 18-10380
Location: Murray Street 
Incident:  On Tuesday March 21, 2018 just before 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police
Service received a call about an intoxicated male trying to get into and drive away in a vehicle on Murray Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male and spoke to witnesses.  Investigation revealed that the accused had driven his vehicle to a store to purchase cigarettes.  When he left the store he fell and was assisted by citizens in the area.  They offered him assistance however he continued to try to get into his vehicle and wanted to drive away.  The accused while speaking to officers displayed signs of impairment and was arrested without incident for Care and Control of Motor Vehicle while Impaired.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he provided two samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were twice the legal limit.  A 74 year old Brantford male is charged with Care or Control of Motor Vehicle while Impaired and Care or Control Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  The accused vehicle was impounded for 7 days and his driver?s license was suspended for 90 days.       

Type:  Suspended Driver
Incident: 18-10335
Location: West Street
Incident:  On Tuesday march 20, 2018 just before 4:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle driving on West Street.  The male driver was observed to be operating a handheld device.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver spoken to.  Investigation revealed that the drivers licence was currently suspended.  A 56 year old Brantford male is charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Drive with Handheld Communication Device under the Highway Traffic Act.   
 
Type:  Fraud
Incident: 18-10350
Incident: On Tuesday March 20, 2018 a Brantford woman contacted the Brantford
Police Service to report being a victim of a fraud.  The 76 year old woman advised that she had been contacted by a person claiming to be an officer with the R.C.M.P.  The fraudster advised the woman that her bank account and credit cards had been hacked and that money had been taken by a person who identified themselves with the same last name as her.  The elderly woman provided her banking information, passwords and remote access to her computer  as she was convinced that she was speaking to a police officer and helping out in a police investigation.  In helping out with the police investigation the fraudster advised that money would be deposited into her bank account.  While she was speaking to the fraudster she noticed that money had been put into her account, what she didn?t realized was that the money was from her own accounts that had been transferred to look like money had been placed in her account.  As part of the investigation the woman was asked to purchase $1000.00 in iTune gift cards which she did and provided the information.  She was then asked to go and purchase $5100.00 in iTune and Steam gift cards and provide the information.  The woman proceeded to attend several stores where she purchased the required amount of cards and was told by the caller not to say anything to the stores if questioned about the purchases as it could ruin the investigation.  When the woman returned home she spoke to family and realized that it was a scam and reported it to police.  
 
The Brantford Police Service would like to warn the community about this and other ongoing scams that are occurring in our area. The Brantford Police Service, R.C.M.P or any other Law Enforcement Agency will not ask for your assistance in an investigation in this nature and will not ask you to purchase gift cards to help out in a police investigation.  If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a Police Officer, ask for their full name, badge number, detachment they work for and the incident number they are investigating.  You may then call your local police agency to verify that that person is indeed a Police Officer conducting an investigation.      

If you receive a telephone call of this nature from an individual claiming to be a police officer, please hang up. The caller is a fraudster. Never give out personal or banking information to someone unknown to you or over the phone. If you have been targeted by a fraudster, do not be embarrassed, you are not alone.  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. If you have received a telephone call however have not fallen the victim of this fraud please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501 or   http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index.shtm   

Protect yourself; 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.  
  
  
 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
? You can stop a telephone scam by hanging up
? When contacted about your personal accounts never click on a web link attached to the email to ?verify? or ?confirm?
? Do not allow a person/company remote access to your computer unless  
    you know the company you are dealing with and absolutely have to
? Confirm with family members or your bank before transferring any funds  
? Report suspicious activity to police, to protect others from
    being caught in a scam
? If you have been targeted by fraud, don?t be embarrassed, you
    are not alone. Report the incident to police.
? Educate yourself by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre?s website at
www.antifraudcentre.ca


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Crime Brief - March 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

 

Type: Possession of Stolen Property 
Incident: 18-9958
Incident:   On Tuesday March 20, 2018 at around 12:30 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer on routine patrol checking parked cars in a lot on Colborne Street East came across a parked vehicle that had been reported stolen. The vehicle had been reported stolen in February. Investigation revealed that the accused had failed to return the vehicle back in February to the rightful owner, a rental car business.  The vehicle was parked out in front of a motel on Colborne Street. The Officer knocked on the door and spoke with a woman who advised that she had failed to return the vehicle and her personal possessions were still in the vehicle.    
 The accused was charged with Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000.00 and was released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date. The vehicle was seized.     

Type: Domestic 
Incident: 18-10217
Incident:   On Monday March 19, 2017 at around 4:30 p.m. Officers attended at an address regarding a verbal argument between the accused and his girlfriend.  The accused was bound by conditions not to contact or communicate with the woman. When the Officer advised the accused he was under arrest and took control of his wrists the accused began to pull his arms back and flail around. The accused broke free and fled on foot. Officers arrested the accused a few blocks away trying to hide under a tarp which was covering a boat in a driveway.  The accused an 18 year old Brantford man is charged with Fail to Comply with Recognizance, Fail to comply with Sentence and Escape Lawful Custody. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

Type:  Assault & Theft - Arrest  
Location: Colborne Street West (100)
Incident:   On Monday March 19, 2018 at around 6:30 p.m. two woman entered a grocery store on Colborne Street West. The accused was observed selecting merchandise and hiding the items in her purse. The accused began to leave to store without making attempts to pay for the concealed merchandise.  A loss prevention officer arrested the woman for the theft. The accused resisted the arrest and in an attempt to flee, bit the loss prevention officer in the arm.  The officer was uninjured and escorted the accused back into the office area and police attended. The accused, a 25 year old Scotland woman is charged with Theft under $5,000.00 and Assault. The accused was released on an Appearance Notice with an Officer in charge Undertaking with a future court date.

Type: Indecent Act 
Incident: 18-10184
Location: Paris Road
Incident:   On March 19, 2018 shortly after 10:15 a.m., a male attended a business on Paris Road. The male was acting suspicious and sat in the lobby of the business, not asking employees for any service. Another customer also sitting in the lobby happened to look over at the male and observed that he was exposing his genitals while sitting in a chair. The female victim alerted employees who then told the man to leave the business and telephoned police. The accused was arrested a short distance away without incident.  Further, a call was also received at around 9:30 a.m. from a Brantford woman walking the trails behind the Glenhurst Gardens. The woman reported that she was walking the trails when she was approached by an unknown man who approached her and asked for sex. Community Patrol Officers had been walking the trails and searching the area when the accused entered the business on Paris Road. The accused matched the description of the man who spoke briefly to the woman on the trails.
 The accused, a 23 year old Brantford man is charged with committing an  Indecent Act in a public place. The accused was released with a future court date.
 
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Crime Brief - March 16, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

Type: Dangerous Operation Motor Vehicle 
Incident: 18-9958
Incident:   On Saturday March 17, 2018 shortly before 3:00 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer observed a male and female enter a vehicle on Colborne Street. The officer recognized the male passenger as being wanted on an outstanding warrant of arrest. The officer requested additional units as the accused was involved in a police pursuit the evening before.  The vehicle became mobile and officers conducted a traffic stop and boxed the motor vehicle in. The male passenger was arrested without incident. A plastic baggy containing what is believed to be cocaine (.85 grams) was found on the accused person. Located inside the vehicle was a baggie of what is believed to be marihuana (2.13 grams) and a bag containing cocaine (0.91 grams). 
 On Friday March 16, 2018 shortly after 12:30 p.m. A Community Patrol Officer while on routine patrol observed the accused driving a vehicle in the area of Memorial Drive and Hayhurst Road. The officer was aware that the driver was wanted on outstanding warrants. The accused pulled over to the side of the road to park the vehicle. The officer pulled his vehicle in front of the vehicle at an angle in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop and prevent the motor vehicle from fleeing.  The accused then accelerated in reverse around a vehicle parked behind it and fled at an unsafe and high rate of speed. The officer did not engage in a pursuit for public safety concerns as the vehicle was driving in a dangerous manner.
 The accused, a 16 year old Ohsweken male is charged with Flight from Police Officer, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession Schedule II ? Marihuana, Possession of Schedule I ? Cocaine X2 (CDSA)
 The accused was also wanted on a warrant for fail to re-attend court for charges of Motor Vehicle Theft and Possession of Stolen Property. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 The female driver, a 19 year old Oshweken woman was charged with Possession Schedule II ? Marihuana and Possession of Schedule I ? Cocaine (CDSA).
 The female accused was released on a Promise to Appear with an officer in charge undertaking.  


Type: Hit and Run - Impaired Driver 
Incident: 18-10039
Location: Rowanwood Avenue
Incident:   On Sunday March 18, 2018 shortly after 4:00 a.m. a citizen called 911 to report a truck had just struck a telephone pole and came to a resting spot on the front lawn of a home on Rowanwood. The caller reported that the driver had fled the truck on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended in the area and found the driver running on foot in the area of Hamilton Avenue and Lyndhurst Street. The accused was arrested a The male driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he refused to provide samples of his breath required by law. The accused a 37 yr old Brantford man is charged with; Impaired Driving, Fail to Provide Breath Sample and Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    

Type:  Trespass by Night  
Location: Wellington Avenue 
Incident:   On Monday March 19, 2018 shortly after 3:00 a.m. an alert citizen telephoned 911 to report two suspicious males in a neighbours driveway. The caller advised that the males then entered a backyard. Community Patrol Officers attended and found a male standing in the backyard looking at a BMX bicycle next to a rear patio deck. When the accused noticed the officers approaching he jumped over a fence and fled on foot.    
 The male was arrested at the corner of Wellington and Brock Street.
Officers spoke with the home owner who advised that no one had permission to be in his rear yard. The home owner also pointed out two cellphones which were now in his rear yard which did not belong to him. The cellular phones were seized. The phones are a purple Samsung and a blue LG cell phone.
The area was searched for a second male with negative results.
RAYMOND, James, Ian a 30 yr old Brantford man is charged with Trespass by Night and Breach of Probation X2 under the Criminal Code of Canada. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Break and Enter 
Incident: 18-10124
Location: Dalhousie Street (200 block)
Incident:   On March 18, 2018 a home on Dalhousie Street was entered. Sometime between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. a door was kicked in. Amongst the items reported stolen were an Xbox and games. 

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Crime Brief - March 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018


Type: Fraud 
Incident: 18-9584
Incident:   On March 14, 2018 a Brantford woman contacted the BPS to report being the victim of a fraud. The woman advised that she had received a telephone call from a man identified themselves as a Canadian Revenue Agency Investigator. The woman was convinced that she had to pay $3,000.00 to the CRA. The woman was instructed to attend at a convenience store in Brantford and pay $3000.00 at the Bitcoin ATM.

The Brantford Police Service would like to warn the community about the ongoing CRA scam. The CRA will not ask for personal information by email or text. The CRA will not request a payment by prepaid credit card, wire transfer or ITunes gift cards or Bitcoin.  The CRA will not use nasty language or threaten to throw you in jail. The CRA will not contact the police to drive over to your house and arrest you for non-payment or being late to file your taxes. Hang up the phone. 

Type: Impaired Driver 
Incident: 18-9781
Incident:   On Friday March 16, 2018 at around 3:00 a.m. a citizen telephoned the BPS to report a possible impaired driver. Community Patrol Officers observed the vehicle southbound crossing the Lorne Bridge. The vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and swerving crossing the centre line. The vehicle turned onto Ballantyne Drive where the officer conducted a traffic stop with the driver.  The male driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he provided samples of his breath required by law. The accused readings were two times over the legal limit.
The accused a 27 yr old Brant County man is charged with; Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired and Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit.
Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    

Type:  Traffic Stop  
Incident:   On Thursday March 15, shortly before 5:00 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer observed a gold Cadillac vehicle travelling west bound on Colbourne Street. The vehicle?s licence plates were not registered to the Cadillac. Officers suspecting that the vehicle might be stolen performed a traffic stop with the vehicle while it was stopped in traffic waiting for a red light at Wayne Gretzky Parkway. One officer positioned their cruiser in front of the Cadillac at an angle to block it in. A second cruiser pulled in behind the Cadillac in order to prevent it from reversing.  As the officer approached the Cadillac he observed four occupants in the vehicle. The driver then accelerated forward in an attempt to flee and the officer had to step back away from the vehicle fearing it may strike him. The officer ran up to the driver?s side door and saw that the driver was reaching to the right side of the driver?s seat. The officer was able to open the driver?s side door and remove the driver from the vehicle. The male driver was arrested for dangerous driving. A large knife wedged in the right side of the driver?s seat was seized. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was not reported stolen.
 The accused, a 16 year old from Brantford is charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Obstruct Police under the Criminal Code of Canada. The accused was also charged with the following Highway Traffic Act offences; Drive Motor Vehicle no licence, Operate Motor Vehicle no Insurance, Fail to apply for a permit on becoming an owner, Drive Motor Vehicle no validation on plate, Permit use of Plate not Authorized for Motor Vehicle. The accused was released into the custody of a parent with a future court date.   

Type: Fraud 
Incident: 18-9713
Incident:   On March 15, 2018 a Brantford man contacted the BPS to report being the victim of a fraud. The 56 year old man advised that he had sent just over $45,000.00 via Western Union in order to claim a lottery prize he was told he won. The victim advised that he was contacted by a woman over Facebook advising him that he was one of five random email addresses selected to win a lump sum of money in the ?Zuckerberg Lottery?. The victim was told he had won over $4,000.000.00 but he needed to pay the tax first. The victim made multiple payments before realizing that he had been scammed.

  A ?lottery scam? usually involves an unsolicited telephone call, email or pop-up on your computer notifying that you just won a lottery. Be concerned when someone claims you have won something, such as a lottery or contest that you never entered. You should never have to pay money in order to receive a prize or money. Fraud prevention and awareness is key! These scammers are highly skilled and manipulative. Ask yourself, is this too good to be true? Contact a trusted family member or friend before sending any money - Cst Natalie Laing


Educate yourself by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre?s website at www.antifraudcentre.ca  


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. If you have received a telephone call however have not been fallen the victim of this fraud again please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501 or   http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index.shtm


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