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Brantford Man Arrested for Accessing and Possession of Child Pornography

Aug 29, 2017

 
On Tuesday August 29, 2017, as a result of an ongoing investigation, the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service arrested Shawn Minnie, 28 years old, of Brantford for two offences of Accessing and one offence of Possession of Child Pornography.

On June 8, 2017 police executed a search warrant at Mr. Minnie`s residence located on Terrace Hill Street.  Several electronic devices were seized from his residence. 

Later, police forensically examined Mr. Minnie`s electronic devices and located child pornography images and videos on them.  On August 29, 2017, Mr. Minnie turned himself in to the police and he was held for a bail hearing in relation to the charges.   

Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113 ext. 3337.

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


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.


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Crime Brief - August 29, 2017

Aug 29, 2017

Type: Theft ? E-bike
Incident: 17- 32967
Incident: On Sunday August 27, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m. a Brantford man 
parked his e-bike at Brant Food on Grey Street. A short time later an 
unknown male was captured on video stealing the grey Freedom e-bike 
and black helmet. The suspect was last seen pushing the e-bike out of the
parking lot towards Grey Street. The suspect is described as a white male,
between 30 and 40 years of age, medium build, short brown hair. The
suspect was wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans and sandals.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is
encouraged to contact Constable Paul Wiacek at 519-756-0113 X2842 or
pwiacek@police.brantford.on.ca

 

Type: Theft   - Residential
Incident: 17- 33109
Location: Sheridan Street ? (0-100 Block) 
Incident: On Monday, August 28, 2017 at around noon hour the accused attended a retirement home on Sheridan Street. The victim who is a resident at the home had stepped out momentarily away from her room and upon return she observed the accused in her bedroom. The victim had conversation with the accused who claimed that she was at the retirement home visiting another resident. After the accused left the building the victim observed that her wallet had been removed from her purse and money stolen.
As a result of the investigation the accused was identified and charged. 
Shelly May WESTCOTT, 45 years of age from Brantford is charged with theft under $5,000.00 and released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date on October 10, 2017.
  
Type: Indecent Act
Incident: 17- 33143
Location: Shallow Creek Park ? East Avenue
Incident: On Monday, August 28, 2017 a woman who was walking in the park shortly before 5:30 p.m. observed an unknown male at Shallow Creek Park. The male was observed standing near the river with his shorts down to his knees, and masturbating while his genitals were exposed. The male is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, 5?11, balding with brown hair on either side of his head, larger set, wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Community Patrol Officers and Park Patrol Officers attended and conducted a thorough search of the area with negative results as the suspect had left the area prior to police arriving.  
  
Type: Fraud - Microsoft
Incident: 17- 33080
Incident: On Monday, August 28, 2017 a woman contacted the Brantford Police Service to report being the victim of an internet fraud. The victim, a 76 year old Brantford woman had been contacted by an unknown person claiming to be an employee of Microsoft and requesting money from her. The victim was directed to complete multiple transactions via western union, money grams, ITunes cards and Steam cards over a two month period. In total the victim was convinced to forward just over $20,000.00. The Brantford Police Service Fraud Unit continues their investigation.    

Please know that Microsoft do not employ individuals to randomly monitor personal computers for
errors or technical difficulties. If you receive a telephone call from an individual
claiming to be from Microsoft, please hang up. The caller is a fraudster. Never give out
personal or banking information to someone unknown to you. 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.

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.  
 

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Police investigate store robbery

Aug 28, 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 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017


Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 32884
Location: Murray Street ? (200 Block) 
Incident: On Saturday, August 26, 2017 shortly before 7:00 p.m. an employee arrived at the commercial building on Murray Street and found two individuals inside who had broken into the business.  The two suspects, a male and female fled the building on bicycles and the employee called 911. Community Patrol Officers and the BPS Canine Unit searched the building for more suspects. No other persons were found inside the building. Community Patrol Officers were provided a detailed description of the two suspects who fled the area. Shortly after 7:00 p.m. the male and female suspects were located in the area of Rawdon Street and Campbell Street. Both accused were arrested for break and enter without incident. The male was found to be in possession of a duffle bag which contained property stolen from the business. Further, found on the accused male were 0.5 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, 2 Ephedrine pills and 0.6 grams of hydro morph.
Accused #1, Lisa Marie PAUL, 34 years of age, of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Break and Enter and Commit, and Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00.
Accused #2, Daniel BERUBE, 40 years of age, of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Break and Enter and Commit, Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00, and Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act X3.
Both accused were released on a Promise to Appear, Officer in Charge Undertaking with a future court date.

 

Type: Traffic Stop
Incident: 17- 32950
Incident: On Sunday, August 27, 2017 shortly before 9:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers were conducting speed enforcement on West Street in the City of Brantford. Police observed a motor vehicle travelling northbound on West Street at 85kmph in a 50kmph zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle, a Chevrolet Equinox. Investigation revealed that the license plates attached to the vehicle were not registered and the permit had expired. The driver was also a suspended driver with no insurance registered for the vehicle. The driver, a 28 year old Cathcart man was charged with the following offences; Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), Drive Motor Vehicle - No Currently Validated Permit under the HTA, Operate Motor Vehicle on a Highway ? No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, Speeding ? 85km in a 50km, and Use Plate not Authorized for Vehicle under the HTA. The accused vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

 

Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17- 32894
Location: Joseph Street
Incident: On Saturday, August 26, 2017 sometime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. a home on Joseph Street was entered by unknown person(s). Reported stolen was a television.  

 
Type: Damage to Property - Residential
Incident: 17- 32763
Location: Murray Street (200 Block)
Incident: On Saturday, august 26, 2017 shortly before 1:00 a.m. a resident from Murray Street called police to report a broken window. Unknown person(s) had thrown a rock through the front window of the house causing it to break and fled the area.    
 
  

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Crime Brief - August 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

Type: Fraud
Incident: 17- 32504
Location: Lynden Park Mall
Incident: On Thursday, August 24, 2017 shortly before 12:00 p.m. a male attended at The Source store and began signing up for a cellular device contract. The male provided identification however did not have a sufficient amount of identification in order to complete the contract. The male advised he would return shortly with another piece of evidence. Employees became suspicious and concerned with the identification provided by the male and contacted police. A Community Patrol Officer attended for investigation and reviewed the store video which captured the male. The officer attended inside the mall area and walked around looking to see if the male was still in the mall. The officer observed the male at Freedom Mobile.   The officer approached the male and had conversation with him and learned that he was attempting to activate a new cellular device plan at this second store.  As a result of this investigation the male was arrested for fraud.  The accused had three pieces of identification on him being a Social Insurance Number card, Canadian Citizenship card and an Ontario Drivers Licence which were found to be fraudulent documents not issued by the government.   
 Ahmed Olalekan ODUNTAN, 38 years of age of Toronto is charged with the following offences; Fraud under $5,000.00 X2, Utter Forged Document X2, Possession of an Identity Document X2, Fraudulent Use of a Certificate of Citizenship and Possession of Counterfeit Mark X2. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear along with an Officer in Charge Undertaking.

Type: Prohibited Driver
Incident: 17- 32590
Location: King Georg Road at Dunsdon Street
Incident: On Thursday, August 24, 2017 shortly after 9:00 p.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop with a male on a motorcycle.  Investigation revealed that the male driver was a disqualified driver as a result of a conviction for fail to stop for police. The accused was arrested without incident for Drive while Disqualified. Further, the accused drivers licence was also suspended under the Highway Traffic Act for unpaid fines.  The accused, a 28 year old Cambridge man is charged with Disqualified Drive under the Criminal Code and charged Drive while under suspension under the Highway Traffic Act. The accused was released on an appearance notice with a future court date on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The motorcycle was impounded for a mandatory 45 day period under the vehicle impoundment program. 

  

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Crime Brief - August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017


Type: Theft
Incident: 17- 32290
Location: Market Street- Wilfred Laurier
Incident: On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at around 6:00 p.m. a male attended an empty Wilfred Laurier classroom. The male stole a Dell computer tower and walked out of the building with the computer in a reusable grocery bag. The suspect was captured on video. Officers from the B.E.A.T Unit attended to investigate and viewed the video which captured the suspect. Officers recognized the suspect.  On Wednesday, august 23, 2017 shortly after 1:00 p.m. a B.E.A.T officer on routine patrol in the Downtown area observed the accused on Market Street at Chatham Street. The accused was also wearing the same clothing as in the security video at the time of the theft.
 A 34 year old Brantford man was charged with Theft under $5,000.00 and issued an Appearance Notice to attend court on October 5, 2017. The computer has not been recovered.
 
Type: Fraud - Commercial
Incident: 17- 29312, 29327, 30013
Location: LCBO (Lynden Road and Market Street South)
Incident: On three separate occasions the accused was captured on video surveillance at the LCBO select an item off a shelf, attend the cashier desk and present the item as an old purchase with a receipt and received a refund. 
 On July 25, 2017 the accused attended the LCBO on Lynden Road and selected a bottle of scotch from the shelf. The accused went to checkout and then produced a receipt from a previous purchase and proceeded to return the bottle he had just selected off the shelf. 
 On July 29, 2017 the accused attended the LCBO and selected a bottle of rum from the shelf. The accused went to checkout and then produced a receipt from a previous purchase and proceeded to return the bottle he had just selected off the shelf. 
 On August 6, 2017 the accused attended the LCBO on Market Street South and selected a bottle of Vodka from the shelf. The accused went to checkout and then produced a receipt from a previous purchase and proceeded to return the bottle he had just selected off the shelf. The accused?s actions were later observed on video by staff at the store and police were contacted. A warrant was sought after for the arrest of the accused. On Wednesday August 23, 2017 at around 3:20 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer on routine patrol observed the accused walking on George Street. The accused was arrested without incident under the authority of the arrest warrant.
 Robert Keith HORTON, 44 years old of Brantford is charged with Fraud under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation X6.
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
     
 

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Crime Brief - August 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017

Type: Disturbance
Incident: 17- 32282
Location: Market Street (100 block)
Incident: On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 shortly after 6:30 p.m. officers attended at a multiple dwelling home on Market Street. The victim, a 37 year old man advised that the accused kicked in his bedroom door causing such damage to the door rendering it unable to close properly.  The accused and victim both reside at the multiple dwelling home where they rent bedrooms and share a common area. The accused was arrested without incident.
 The accused, a 25 year old Brantford man is charged with Mischief under $5,000.00 and Breach of Recognizance. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
 
Type: Theft - Commercial
Incident: 17- 32294
Location: Emilie Street (0-100 block)
Incident: On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 a theft was discovered at a convenience store on Emilie Street. Sometime overnight unknown person(s) removed an air conditioner motor and copper wire from an air conditioning unit. 

Type: Break and Enter ? Residential 
Incident: 17- 32296
Location: Anastasia Crescent
Incident: On Tuesday August 22, 2017 sometime during the day unknown persons broke into a home on Anastasia Crescent. A rear patio door was forced open and unknown person(s) entered the home. No items were reported stolen at the time of the report.   
 
 

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Crime Brief - August 22, 2017

Aug 22, 2017

Type: Breach of Probation
Incident: 17- 31929
Incident: On Monday August 21, 2017 at around 11:40 a.m. a B.E.A.T officer attended Brantford Probation Services on Darling Street. Information was received that a woman there had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for Breach of Probation, issued by Probation Services. The officer attended and arrested the accused. The accused was found to have drugs on her person.  Drugs seized were 8.3 grams of suspected crack-cocaine and 8.1 grams of powdered cocaine with a combined estimated street value of $1600.00.
 The accused, a 19 year old Brantford woman is charged with Possession for the purpose of Trafficking and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 
 
Type: Theft of a Walker 
Incident: 17- 32088
Incident: On Monday, August 21, 2017 shortly before 2:00 p.m., a woman discovered the theft of her walker.  The victim, a 60 year Brantford woman had parked her walker next to her porch stairs on Catherine Avenue on Sunday, August 20, 2017 around 9:00 p.m. The walker is described as a 4 wheel, red metal walker with a black seat. 

Type: Robbery 
Incident: 17- 32019
Location: Marlborough Street (100 block)
Incident: On Sunday, August 20, 2017 shortly after 9:00 p.m. a man called 911 to report that 3 males had broken into his home, assaulted him and stole cash and marijuana. Investigation revealed that the victim had been home watching television when he heard someone enter into his home through an unlocked front door. The victim attended the front door area and observed an unknown man standing in his home. A second unknown man was observed standing at the front door and was attempting to cover his face. The victim then observed a third male (accused) standing in his kitchen with some type of cloth covering his face. The accused told the victim that they want money and his marijuana. The victim recognized the accused as an acquaintance of his. The accused assaulted the victim by punching him in the face. The victim advised that he was then knocked to the ground by the other two unknown men. The accused stole money from the victims pocket and a small amount of marijuana. The accused and two unknown males fled the home. The victim, a 56 year old Brantford man received minor injuries. The two unknown males are described as #1: Caucasian male approximately 6?, skinny build, 18-20 years of age wearing baggy clothing. #2: Caucasian male, approximately 5?6 with some facial hair, 18-20 years of age.  On Monday August 21, 2017, shortly after 4:30 p.m. a community Patrol Officer on routine patrol observed the accused walking on Market Street. The officer had received information at the start of his shift that the accused was wanted for a home invasion style robbery from the night before. The accused was arrested without incident. Jordan Mcleod MCNEIL, 23 years of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Robbery, Disguise with Intent, Breach of Probation X3, Break and Enter and Commit. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 
Detectives from the Major Crime Unit continue their investigation. Anyone with
information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective
Darryl Graham at 519-765-0113 ext. 2206.  should be 


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 - August 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017

Type: Impaired Driving
Incident: 17- 31929
Incident: On Sunday, August 20, 2017 shortly before 6:00 a.m. a concerned citizen called 911 to report a vehicle parked in the middle of the road on Edmondson Street. A male was in the driver?s seat possibly sleeping. Community Patrol Officers attended and observed the vehicle parked with the keys in the ignition. The driver was awoken by officers. The male driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving- Care and Control. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he provided samples of his breath. The accused readings were 2 times over the legal limit.  The accused, a 30 year old Mississauga man is charged with;
Impaired Driving-Care and Control and Over 80-Care and Control. The accused was eventually released from custody on a Promise to Appear. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    
 
Type: Suspected Fentanyl Overdose 
Incident: 17- 31950
Incident: On Sunday, August 20, 2017 shortly before 10:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers attended a Brantford address to assist Ambulance regarding a possible overdose. A 32 year old Brantford woman who was at a friend?s address is suspected to have suffered an overdose from fentanyl. A friend at the home reacted and administered Naloxone. The woman who regained consciousness was transported to hospital for observation.   

 On Monday August 21, 2017 shortly after 12:30 a.m., community Patrol Officers attended a Brantford address to assist Ambulance regarding a possible overdose. A 37 year old Waterford man who was at a friend?s residence is suspected to have overdosed from fentanyl.  While Ambulance and Fire Services personal worked on the male his vital signs returned. The male was transported to hospital for observation
 
Know how to react! If you think someone is overdosing call 9-1-1- immediately. Give the person naloxone if it?s available. Naloxone is an emergency medication that reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as fentanyl. 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.
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
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Type: Arson Investigation 
Incident: 17- 32041
Incident: On Monday August 21, 2017 at around 2:30 a.m., Community Patrol Officers attended an apartment building on Brant Avenue (200 block) regarding a car fire.  Brantford Fire Service had attended and successfully extinguished two motor vehicle fires. Initial investigation indicates that the fires were set intentionally. A Hyundai and Toyota vehicle were damaged by fire. Investigation continues.

Type: Break and Enter - Commercial 
Incident: 17- 32043
Location: King George Road (250-300 block)
Incident: On Monday, August 21, 2017 shortly before 3:30 a.m., an alarm was activated at a business on King George Road. Community Patrol Officers attended and found the front glass door to be smashed out and entry gained to the business. Unknown suspect(s) made an attempt to steal an ATM machine with negative results.
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Crime Brief - August 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017


Type: Stolen Vehicle - Arrest
Incident: 17- 31080
Incident: A 15 year old Brantford girl is in custody after stealing her mother?s vehicle. On Monday, August 14, 2017 at approximately 6:10 p.m. the accused took her mother?s keys to her Jeep. The accused started the vehicle which was parked in the driveway. The accused grandmother approached the vehicle and stood up on the running boards of the passenger?s side of the vehicle. The grandmother attempted to convince her granddaughter to stop what she was doing. The accused knowing that her grandmother was on the vehicle accelerated the vehicle away from the property forcing her grandmother to jump off of the moving vehicle.
 At 6:15 p.m. the accused attended a Gas bar on King George Road and filled up the Jeep with gas. The accused made no attempt to pay for the gas purchase and fled the area. At around 6:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers located the vehicle being driven by the accused east bound on the 403 Highway. When Officers attempted to stop the vehicle the Jeep nearly rammed a BPS cruiser. The vehicle refused to stop and was being driven at a high rate of speed. Officers discontinued the pursuit in the interest of everyone?s safety. On August 17, 2017 the accused attended the Brantford Police Service with a family member to turn herself in.
 The accused a 15 year old Brantford resident was arrested and is charged with the following offences; Theft of Motor Vehicle, Dangerous Driving X2, Theft under $5,000.00 and Flight from Police. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Shoplifting - Arrest
Incident: 17- 31569
Location: St Paul Avenue ? Metro Grocery
Incident: On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 shortly before 4:00 p.m. the accused attended at the Metro Grocery and was observed selecting assorted candies and placing them in a bag the accused had in his grocery cart. The accused was then observed quickly walking past the checkout area and left the business without any attempt to pay for the concealed merchandise. On Thursday, August 17, 2017 at around 6:00 p.m. the business contacted police to report the shoplifting incident from the day before and advised that they had video surveillance which captured the suspect. While the officer was investigating the accused returned to the business and stole a can of pop. The accused concealed the item and left the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The officer observed the accused in the parking lot and arrested him without incident. 
The accused, a 23 year old Brantford man is charged with the following offences; Theft under $5,000.00 X2, possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00 X2, Breach of Recognizance X2, and Breach of Probation X6
The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.  

 

 
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