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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!


 

"Crime Prevention through Education and Awareness?


Brantford Man Charged With Murder

Feb 2, 2018

UPDATE
A 28 year old Brantford male has been charged with First Degree Murder in relation to a shooting that occurred on New Year?s Day in Brantford.
On Monday January 1, 2018 just after 5:30 p.m. the Branford Police Service received a call about a male who had been taken to the Brantford General Hospital with life threatening injuries.  An incident had occurred in the area of St Paul Ave and Terrace Hill Street.   The male victim, Jeffrey Ronald Maxner died from his injuries.
Detectives from the Major Crime Unit as well as other areas of the Criminal Investigation Section have been continuing with their investigation into this incident. 
As a result of this continuing Investigation, Joel Scalzo a 28 year old Brantford man has been charged with First Degree Murder.
It is believed that the Victim and the Accused were known to each other and that this was not a random act.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2271 ajackson@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

Domestic - Brantford Woman Charged Attempt Murder

Jan 18, 2018

January 18, 2018

On Wednesday January 17, 2018 shortly before 8:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service attended an address on Edith Monture Avenue regarding a disturbance.  Two children in the home had received non-life threatening injuries.
The accused was taken first to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and then transported to the Brantford Police Service. 
As a result of this investigation the accused, a 46 year old Brantford woman is charged with Attempt Murder X2 and is held in custody for a bail hearing on today?s date.

The Brantford Police Service will not be releasing the name of the accused or any information regarding the victims to protect their identity.

 

Previous Media Release

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January 17, 2018

On Wednesday January 17, 2018 shortly before 8:00 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call to assist ambulance at an address on Edith Monture Avenue.  A 46 year old Brantford woman was taken into custody at the home. Two children at the home were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
The accused was also transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and remains in police custody.

The investigation continues. The scene has been secured and officers from the BPS Major Crime Unit and Forensics Identification Unit will remain at the scene continuing their investigation.   

 

 
 

UPDATE - Suspicious Death

Jan 3, 2018

Type:  Homicide

Location: St. Paul Avenue/Terrace Hill Street, Brantford

Incident:  On January 1, 2018 at approximately 5:35 p.m., the Brantford Police responded to the Brantford General Hospital concerning an adult male victim who had suffered life threatening gunshot injuries.  The male victim, Jeffrey Ronald MAXNER, 34yrs of Brantford died as a result of those injuries.

Brantford Police Service does not believe that this was a random act, or that there is an ongoing risk to public safety as a result of the incident.

Police presence will remain in the area of Terrace Hill St. and St. Paul Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2271 ajackson@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. 

Brantford Police Investigating Homicide

Jan 2, 2018

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is currently investigating the death of a 34 year old Brantford man.

On Monday January 1, 2018 just after 5:30 p.m. the Branford Police Service received a call about a male who had been taken to the Brantford General Hospital with life threatening injuries.  An incident had occurred in the area of St Paul Ave and Terrace Hill Street.   The male victim has since died from his injuries.  A post mortem is to be conducted to determine the cause of death.   

Citizens and businesses in the area will continue to see an increased police presence as the investigation continues.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2271 ajackson@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.   

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Original

Type:  Suspicious Death
Location: St. Paul Avenue/Terrace Hill Street, Brantford
Incident:  On January 1, 2018 at approximately 5:35pm the Brantford Police responded to a call for service about an adult male victim who had suffered life threatening injuries.  The male victim has since died.
 The Brantford Police do not believe that there is any risk to the public as a result of this incident.
 Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2271 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. 

Brantford Police Investigate Homicide Incident #46963-17

Dec 8, 2017

 
On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at approximately 9:39 p.m. Brantford Police were dispatched to a Sheridan Street address in Brantford with regards to an injured 42-year-old female victim who had been stabbed.

The victim was transported to the Brantford General Hospital and pronounced deceased.

A 24-year-old female was arrested at the scene and charges are pending in relation to the homicide.

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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UPDATE

The accused, a 24-year-old Brantford woman will appear at a bail hearing today on December 8, 2017.
The accused is charged with the following offences;
Murder - Second Degree, Assault, Assault Peace Officer and Fail to Comply with Undertaking X4. The accused was arrested on scene at the Sheridan Street address.

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continue their investigation and wish to notify the residents in the area that officers will be canvassing neighbouring homes as part of their investigation. 

The incident is domestic related and therefore the BPS will not be releasing the name of the accused.

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.


Saving Lives During Operation Impact

Oct 5, 2017

Operation Impact 2017

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

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

The issues that are most important in Operation Impact are;

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

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

Don?t drink or drug and drive ever!

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

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

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

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


PLEASE DON?T BE ANOTHER STATISTIC

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

"Dedicated to Improving Public Safety on our Roadways."


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



 

 

Project Shutdown Members Recover $800,000.00 in Stolen Vehicles

Jun 21, 2017

Southwestern Ontario experiences an extraordinarily high number of auto theft occurrences each year. It is estimated that the stolen car industry is a 600 million dollar a year illicit industry in Ontario. In particular, high end GMC pickup trucks and SUV?s are frequently targeted and "stripped? for their parts and sold illegally and within criminal networks. 

Project Shutdown is a multi- jurisdictional joint forces project led by the Hamilton Police Service and includes members from the Halton Police Service, Six Nations Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, and Brantford Police Service.  The project is aimed at targeting auto theft, in and around the greater Toronto area.

Members of Project Shutdown, using different investigative techniques, were able to identify numerous locations on the Six Nations Territory where stolen vehicles were being dropped off and dismantled.

On Thursday, June 15th 2017 a total of 75 stolen vehicles were located and recovered by police.  The approximate value of the recovered stolen vehicles is $811,000.

 

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact S/Sgt. Emidio Evangelista by calling 905-546-2991

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

 

 

Brantford Police Service Launch New and Improved Website

Jun 7, 2017

The Brantford Police Service has launched a new and improved redesigned website, www.brantfordpolice.ca.
The new contemporary design and site-wide navigation changes were designed to help visitors find the information they need faster and easier. 


Highlights of the website include a robust "I am looking for??" search feature,  GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Public Crime Mapping program, On-line reporting, On-line Police Background Records Checks, our Brantford Police Service YouTube channel and user friendly website.


The most significant changes can be seen on our home page. The changes were based on direct requests from our users as well as statistics that were analyzed from our most visited pages. Our home page features direct links to our daily crime briefs, tweets and career section.

On-line reporting can be completed from the comfort and convenience of your own home. On-line reporting is available 24/7 and benefits the community by; instantly providing an occurrence number for insurance purposes, the ability to add information after initially reporting it and allowing our officers to focus on higher priority calls for service occurring within the community. Incidents that can be reported on-line where there are no suspect(s) are;

  • Damage to Vehicle (other than by collision and under $5000)
  • Lost or Stolen Driver's License
  • Stolen Vehicle Plates
  • Theft (Under $5000)
  • Lost Property (Under $5000)
  • Mischief/Damage to Property (Under $5000)
  • Theft from Vehicle (Under $5000)

 

We are excited to announce that our new website is a responsive web site, which allows community members to access and utilize services that are available on the website from any mobile device they choose.


Finally, our website offers an RSS feed (Rich Site Summary) which is a special form for delivering regularly posted web content to whoever subscribes. To receive automatic updates on all our latest news and crime prevention tips visit our links page at www.brantfordpolice.ca.

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