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Crime Brief - March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018

Type: Domestic Assault 
Incident: 18-9638
Incident:   On Wednesday March 14, 2018 a woman telephoned 911 to report being assaulted by her 40 year old son.  The victim advised that her son became angered and punched her in the back of the head. The victim fled her home and called 911 from another residence. Community Patrol Officers attended to the victim and learned that her husband was still at the home with their son. Officers attended the victim?s home and was met by the accused who was in an agitated state at the front door. The accused threatened to stab one of the officers and punched a front window causing it to break. The accused then ran at one of the officers making more threats to stab him. A CEW (conducted energy weapon) also known as a Taser was used to gain compliance with the accused. The accused was arrested and had on him a pocket knife. 
 The accused a 40 year old Brantford man is charged with;
 Assault, Assault Police, Assault with a Weapon, Possession of Dangerous Weapon, Utter Threats and Mischief under $5,000.00.
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

Type:  Stunt Driving  
Incident:   On Thursday March 15, at around 1:30 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer conducted a traffic stop on King George Road. As a result of traffic complaints from citizens and local businesses the officer was conducting enforcement for speed infractions.  At this time the officer heard the acceleration of a motor vehicle travelling southbound towards his location. The vehicle was travelling at an unsafe speed of 113 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and charged the 18 year old Brantford man with Stunt Driving (Drive Motor Vehicle Perform Stunt ? HTA).
 The driver was released with a future court date.
 The vehicle being driven was towed and impounded for a mandatory 7 day period. The individual?s drivers licence was suspended for a mandatory 7 day period. 
 
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Brantford Police Service Retires Police Service Dog.

Mar 14, 2018


At this time we would like to acknowledge PSD Ranger who was officially retired on Feb 12th, 2018 due to an injured disk in his back. 

He arrived at the service as one of the BPS?s 1st Canine Unit members in Jan 2014 and was deployed on patrol in June 2014 with his partner Cst. Jason Nagy.
 
In his 3.5 years on the streets he was responsible for locating suspects, missing persons and locating evidence on 46 occasions.  His last capture was of a Break and Enter suspect three days before he left the streets. He will now enjoy his retirement with his partner and family.

"He?s a great dog, all he wants to do is work.  He was always ready to catch bad guys.? Cst. Jason NAGY
     

Crime Brief - March 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018

Type:   Fraud - Arrest  
Incident: 18-9482
Location: Dalhousie Street 
Incident:  On Tuesday March 13, 2018 just after 4:00 p.m. the accused attended a
Cash Money Store on Dalhousie Street and attempted to cash a cheque in the amount of $1280.00.  The store contacted that Brantford Police Service after noticing the information on the cheque did not match information they had on file.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the store and spoke with the accused.   Investigation revealed the information on the cheque did not match and that the cheque was indeed stolen and was not issued to the suspect.   A 54 year old Brantford woman is charged with Uttering a Forged Document and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00.  The accused was released with a future court date. 

Type:  Disturbance - Arrest 
Incident: 18-9509
Location: Dalhousie Street  
Incident:  On Tuesday March 13, 2018 just before 8:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a business on Dalhousie Street.  Employees reported that an unknown irate female came into the business, started to yell, threatened them and stated she was going to blow up the building.  When the female left the business she smashed out one of the windows.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the suspect a short distance away.  The suspect was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 38 year old Brantford woman is charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Death/Bodily Harm, Uttering Threats to Property, Mischief to Property Under $5000 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code of Canada.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Type:   Fraud - Microsoft
Incident: 18-9501
Location:  Memorial Drive
Incident:  On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 a woman contacted the Brantford Police Service to report being the victim of an internet fraud. The victim, a 75 year old Brantford woman had been contacted by phone by an unknown person claiming to be an employee of Microsoft.  The caller advised that she would be receiving a refund from Microsoft.  The caller was able to convince the victim to give him remote access to her computer as well as the victims debit card and banking information in order to process the refund.  When the victim was able to check her bank account she noticed that it was at zero and that $19,000.00 had been removed.  The caller then contacted the victim and told her that he would replace the funds if she went and purchased $2100.00 worth of iTune cards and provide him with the information.  The victim was to be contacted a short time later by the caller after she obtained the cards.  The victim went to a local Walmart Store but was alerted by a staff member when she tried to purchase the cards that she had been a victim of a scam and to contact police.  

Please know that Microsoft does not employ individuals to randomly monitor personal computers for errors or technical difficulties or to provide refunds. 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. 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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Human Trafficking Investigation

Mar 13, 2018

 

Two young woman aged 14 and 16 were removed from the control of their traffickers

On the early morning hours of Monday March 12, 2018, Community Patrol Officers attended a Motel on Colborne Street and spoke with two females. The officers identified the two young women as victims of Human Trafficking, being forced into the sex trade. An investigation, including officers from the BPS Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) and BPS Major Crime Units began.

Investigation revealed that the two Hamilton women were being recruited and controlled to provide sexual services.  The accused advertised sexual services to be performed by the two young victims. When cash was received in exchange for sexual services the accused took the money.       
 
As a result of this investigation two accused were arrested without incident at the motel for human trafficking related offences.


ALEMU, Same Tedros, 20 yrs of Toronto is charged with the following offences;

? Human Trafficking under 18
? Receiving Material Benefit under 18
? Derive Material Benefit under 18
? Procuring under 18
? Advertise Sexual Services
? Disobey Court Order X3

CLARKE, Deja Denique, 18 yrs of Brantford is charged with the following offences;

? Human Trafficking under 18
? Receiving material benefit under 18
? Derive Material Benefit under 18
? Procuring under 18
? Advertise Sexual Services
? Proceeds of Crime 
 

Both accused were held in custody for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or if you are a victim or believe you may know of a victim please contact Detective John Allan of the Brantford Police Service CASA Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2264.

Call 9-1-1 emergency if anyone is in immediate danger or in an emergency situation.
Anyone needing victim services can call Brantford Victim Services at 519-752-3140 http://victimservicesbrant.on.ca/


The Brantford Police Service takes the safety and well-being of vulnerable persons, particularly young women very seriously. The victims in this modern form of slavery are mostly young woman. Victims are being lured and groomed into false hopes by traffickers. These women are isolated by forms of psychological intimidation, threats of violence and violence. Cst Natalie Laing

Human Trafficking Offences prohibits the recruitment, transportation, harbouring or controlling of the movements of another for the purpose of exploiting or facilitating the exploitation of that person. It is also an offence to receive a financial or other material benefit, knowing that it results from the trafficking of a person.  
 

Procuring is defined as procuring a person to offer or provide sexual services for consideration or for the purposes of facilitating the purchasing offence, recruiting, holding, concealing or harbouring a person who offers or provides sexual services for consideration or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of that person.

Human trafficking is defined as recruiting, transporting, transferring, receiving, holding, concealing or harbouring a person, or exercising control direction or influence over the movements of a person, for the purposes of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation.

Know The Signs! (Provided by Ontario?s Strategy to End Human Trafficking)


Possible signs that someone is being groomed for sex trafficking include changes such as:
? Withdrawing from family and friends
? Being secretive about their activities
? Having a new boyfriend, girlfriend or friend who they won?t introduce to friends and family
? Suddenly spending time with an older person or people
? Staying out more often and later
? Absences from school or a decline in school performance
? Wearing more sexualized clothing
? Having new clothing, jewelry etc. that they can?t afford to buy
? Suddenly having a new or second cell phone with a secret number


 Signs someone is being ?Recruited? or ?Groomed?
? The person is not allowed to speak for themselves and their activities are controlled by someone else.
? The person is under 18 and involved in prostitution or sex work.
? The person is unpaid or paid very little to work, and seems to be treated poorly (long or unusual hours, not allowed breaks, forced to live in poor conditions, etc.).
? The person is repaying a large debt through labour or sex.
? The person seems fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid. They may avoid eye contact, seem fearful around police, etc.
? The person shows signs of abuse, such as bruising, cigarette burns, fractures, etc.
? The person has tattooing or branding symbols, particularly names.
? The person doesn?t have their own things or money, and doesn?t control their own passport or other documents.
? The person seems malnourished or lacks medical care.
? The person is moved frequently and may not know their surroundings well.
? The person has been reported missing.


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Crime Brief - March 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018

Type: Motor Vehicles Entered
Incident: 18-9083
Location: West Street (600 block)
Incident:   On Saturday morning, March 10, 2018 it was discovered that eight vehicles were entered in an underground parking garage on West Street Street.  Five vehicles had a window broken in order to gain entry to the vehicle.  Items stolen from the vehicles included money, an emergency kit, a Beverly Johnson handbag, prescription sunglasses, sunglasses, ownership and insurance and multiple sets of keys. Video surveillance captured the suspect at around 3:00 a.m. in the garage area. The suspect is described as having facial hair, wearing a grey hat, black pants, black coat and black gloves. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

  


Type:  Impaired Driving  
Incident:   On Sunday March 11, 2018 at around 4:15 p.m. a vehicle travelling on Brant Avenue near Ava Road had lost control and struck the side of the pedestrian bridge which crossed over the train tracks below.  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 2 times over the legal limit.  The accused, a 38 yr old Brantford 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: Disturbance
Incident: 18-9162
Incident:   On Saturday March 10, 2018 at around 10:00 p.m. an intoxicated male who was visiting an acquaintance on Port Street became angered when a female friend also visiting the home refused to drive him to buy some food. The male attempted to enter her vehicle when she refused to drive him and she attempted to stop him. The male became angered and the female tried to walk away. The intoxicated male punched the woman in the face.  A concerned neighbor nearby heard the commotion and yelled out to try and stop the assault. The accused then attended at this home and punched out a glass storm door window. Community Patrol Officers arrested a 45 year old Paris man. The accused is charged with Assault and Mischief under $5,000.00. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear in court with an Undertaking.

    
Type: Disturbance
Incident: 18-9171
Location: Terrace Hill Street
Incident:   On Sunday March 11, 2018 at around 12:15 a.m. a 911 call was received from an address on Terrace Hill Street regarding a female who had forced her way into a home.  The accused had attended an address on Terrace Hill Street looking for an x-boyfriend of hers who may have been visiting friends at this home. The accused began kicking in a side door causing extensive damage to the door frame and locking mechanism. A person inside the home heard the noise and went to investigate. The accused who was intoxicated and very agitated struck the resident in the face with her fist. The accused continued damaging the home and kicked in three windows.  The accused fled the area prior to police arriving. Community Patrol Officers searched the area and found the accused walking on Usher Street. The accused had multiple cuts to her hands and foot. The accused was taken to hospital by ambulance for medical care for her injuries. The accused is charged with Mischief under $5,000.00, Assault, Unlawfully in a Dwelling and Breach of Probation.   The accused, a 19 year old Brantford woman was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Stolen Vehicle - Arrest
Incident: 18-9262
Location: Clarence Street
Incident:   On Sunday March 11, 2018 shortly before 8:30 p.m. an officer came upon a vehicle parked with its hood up at the Petro Canada on Clarence Street. The male appeared to be hiding behind the vehicle; a female was standing next to him and two other females in the back seat of the vehicle. The officer approached the vehicle and queried the licence plate on the vehicle. The licence plate returned reported stolen from the Windsor area. The male originally gave the officer a fictitious name. A female in the vehicle advised that the vehicle belonged to her and that she purchased the vehicle from a family member however couldn?t provide any details regarding who the family member was. Windsor police were contacted and reported that the vehicle was reported stolen by the owner. The male then admitted to his true identity and was arrested. The female who claimed the vehicle was her was arrested. The female, a 30 year old Windsor woman is charged with Possession of Stolen Property and was released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date.
 The male accused, 37 years of Windsor is charged with Possession of Stolen Property X2 and Obstruct Police. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

 
 

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Fraud Alert Canadian Revenue Scam

Mar 9, 2018

POLICE WARNING COMMUNITY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM ONGOING CRA SCAM  

The Brantford Police Service wishes to remind everyone of the importance of crime prevention and fraud education. The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) scam continues where random citizens are telephoned by fraudsters posing as an investigator from Revenue Canada. 

The common theme is that the fraudster identifies him or herself as an investigator with Revenue Canada. The fraudster tells the victim that they failed to respond to communications and now there is a warrant out for their arrest and they risk going to jail unless they pay a fee immediately. The fraudster uses aggressive tones and high pressured tactics to scare the victim into paying money in order to avoid going to jail.

On March 8, 2018 at around 10:30 a.m. a Brantford woman received a telephone call from a fraudster claiming to be an employee from the Canadian Revenue Agency. The woman was threatened that she would go to jail unless she paid $1000.00 immediately.
The woman questioned the man on the telephone asking him if he was really a CRA employee then what was her social insurance number. The fraudster began yelling at her using aggressive tones and tactics to scare the woman into believing that she needed to pay the money now or be incarcerated. The woman was instructed to stay on the telephone with the fraudster and instructed to attend a business and purchase $1000.00 worth of ITunes gift cards and scratch the number code on the back and provide the number to him. The woman stayed on the phone with the fraudster for almost four hours until he received the access codes off of the purchased ITunes cards.
 
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.  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.  These are the fraudster?s tricks and tactics to use high pressured threatening tones and words in order to have you comply with their demands. The fraudster will also demand that you stay on the telephone during your travels to send wire transfer or make the purchase of the ITunes card to ensure that you don?t change your mind and call the real CRA or confide in a trusted friend or family member. ?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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Crime Brief - March 9, 2018

Mar 9, 2018


Type:  Arrest  
Incident:   At around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday March 8, 2018 the accused was observed removing items from his pocket and hiding them in a flower pot outside the court house at 44 Queen Street. A Community Patrol Officer seized several items, one being a kitchen type knife with a 5 inch blade. The accused who had attended inside the court house was arrested for Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose and Breach of Probation. The accused a 26 year old Hamilton man was released on an appearance notice with a future court date.
    
Type: Fraud
Incident: 18-8845
Incident:   On Thursday March 8, 2018 a woman attended the Brantford Police Service to report being a victim of a fraud. The 55 year old Brantford woman advised that she had responded to an advertisement on Kijiji about purchasing an ?apple tv?. The woman electronically transferred $70.00 to an email provided to her after speaking to the man from the advertisement.  The victim was then advised that she could pick up the ?apple tv? at an address in Waterloo. When the woman attended the residential address in Waterloo she spoke to persons at the home and learned that they did not post an advertisement on kijiji and that she had been the victim of a scam.

Kijiji help desk provides a fraud prevention suggestion on their website -  
     
The best rule of thumb while using Kijiji is to meet up with the person you are communicating
 with the good old fashioned way: face-to-face!


 

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Crime Brief - March 8, 2018

Mar 8, 2018

Type:   Unlawful In Dwelling  
Incident: 18-8765
Location: Grand Street 
Incident: On Wednesday March 7, 2018 just after 6:30 p.m.  Brantford Police
Service received a report from a resident on Grand Street.  The resident had received a call from his neighbour that someone had entered his residence.  The owner believed that it may have been a relative that was not welcome at his residence.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence and located a male inside.  The male was arrested without incident.  Further investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by two court orders with conditions.  He was also currently wanted from another investigation for theft.  The accused a 41 year old Brantford male is charged with Being Unlawfully in a Dwelling, Theft Under $5000.00 and Brach of Probation x4.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.  

Type:  Break and Enter - Commercial 
Incident: 18-8694
Location: Elgin Street  
Incident: On Wednesday March 7, 2018 just before 6:00 a.m. Brantford Police
Service responded to an alarm at a business on Elgin Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended and observed two individuals leaving the area.  It was discovered that a hole had been cut in the fence to the secure compound of the business and several spools of wire had been removed.  Officers attempted to stop the two parties however one was able to escape on foot while the other was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was in possession of bolt cutters along with tools taken from the business.  The accused was also wanted on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.  The accused a 33 year old Brantford male is charged with Break and Enter, Theft Under $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 and Possession of Break and Enter Tools.    
 

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Crime Brief - March 7, 2018

Mar 7, 2018

Type:  Break and Enter ? Residential  
Incident: 18-8652
Location: Eagle Ave 
Incident: On Tuesday March 6, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a report
from a resident on Eagle Ave.  The resident reported that sometime during the day unknown person(s) broke into and ransacked his garage.  Taken from the garage were a number of tools and power tools.  

Type:  Impaired  
Incident: 18-8687
Location: King George Road  
Incident: On Wednesday March 7, 2018 just after 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol
Officers observed a motor vehicle driving slowly around a parking lot at a business on King George Road.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver.  The female driver displayed signs of impairment and an open can of beer was observed in the vehicle.  The driver was arrested for Impaired Operation.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused provided two sample of her breath which was over the legal limit.  The accused, a 34 year old Brantford woman is charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle and Operate Motor Vehicle Over 80.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    
 
Type:    Theft from Motor Vehicle  
Incident: 18-8693
Location:  Bruce Street
Incident: On Wednesday March 7, 2018 just after 4:00 a.m. Brantford Police
Service received a 9-1-1 call to attend the area of Maitland St and Bruce St.  A report was received about a suspicious person trying car door handles and walking up to houses.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located a vehicle that had been entered and rummaged through.  Officers searched the area and located the accused who matched the suspect description provided a short distance away.  The accused was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed the accused had possession of property taken from the motor vehicle as well as 5.46 grams of marihuana ($60.00) and .35 grams of crystal methamphetamine ($50.00).  An 18 year old Brantford man is charged with Theft Under $5000.00 and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 under the Criminal Code of Canada.  He is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance x2 (marihuana and crystal methamphetamine) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The accused was released with a future court date.   
 

 
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FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION INVESTIGATION

Mar 6, 2018


BR18008162

 

On Friday March 2, 2018 at approximately 7:45pm, members of the Brantford Police Service along with Paramedics and Brantford Fire, attended a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the area of 643 Colborne St.

The involved pedestrian, a 67 year old Brantford woman was transported to the Brantford General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.  The woman?s identity is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

The Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit is leading this investigation. 
Witnesses are requested to contact Constable Scott Cole of the Brantford Police Traffic Unit at 519-756-0113 ext 2213 or scole@police.brantford.on.ca

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