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Crime Brief - February 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018

Type:  Suspended Driver
Incident: 18-6059
Location: Bosworth Court
Incident: On Thursday February 15, 2018 just after 1:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a pickup truck being driven on Bosworth Court.  Information received was the validation permit on the license plate was expired.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  The driver was unable to produce a valid ownership or proof of insurance for the vehicle. Information was received that the driver?s licence was also suspended.  The driver a 25 year old Brantford man is charged with Drive While Under Suspension, Fail to Surrender Permit For Motor Vehicle, Drive Motor Vehicle-No Validation on Plate under the Highway Traffic Act.  He is further charged with Owner Operate Motor Vehicle ? No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.      

Type:  Theft ? Commercial   
Incident: 18-6071
Location: Colborne Street
Incident:  On Thursday February 15, 2018 just before 2:00 p.m. the Brantford Police
Service received a call from employees at a store on Colborne Street.  A male was inside the store and had concealed items under his clothing.  The male had left the store without making any attempts to pay for the items.  Employees tried to stop the male from leaving but he got on his bike and left the area.  Community Patrol Officers attend to the area and located the suspect matching the description provided by employees.  The suspect was arrested without incident.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by two court orders that he was in contravention of.  Jordan William CLARK 23 years old of Brantford is charged with Theft Under $5000 and Breach of Probation x2.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type: Suspended Drive
Incident: 18-6133
Location: West Street
Incident:  On Friday, February 16, 2018, just after 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle on Terrace Hill St at West St.  Officers observed the motor vehicle driving with no headlights or no taillights.  The vehicle approached and went through a red light on West St.  A traffic stop was performed and the driver was spoken to.  The driver was unable to produce a driver?s licence.  Information received was that the driver?s licence was under suspension.  The driver a 33 year old Brantford man is charged with Drive under suspension, Red light ? fail to stop, Drive without proper headlights ? motor vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act.
 
Type: Break and Enter   
Incident: 18-6124
Location: Equestrian Court 
Incident:  On Thursday February 15, 2018 just before 11:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a resident on Equestrian Court.  The resident had caught someone breaking into their garage and scared them off. The suspect was last seen running down the street and onto Sympatica Cres. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.      
      

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Crime Brief - February 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Type:  Assault - Arrest
Incident: 18-5971
Location: Marlborough Street
Incident: On Wednesday February 14th 2018, just after 4:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Marlborough Street.  Residents from a rooming house reported that one of their roommates was creating a disturbance and had assaulted and threated them.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence and spoke to the vicitms.  Investigation revealed that victim #1 a 60 year old male had been in the kitchen when the accused confronted him with a knife and threatened to kill him.  Victim #1 was able to get away from the accused and was not physically injured.  Victim #2 a 61 year old female was confronted by the accused and she was able to get to and lock herself in the bathroom.  The accused started to kick and bang on the door threatening to physically harm her.  The accused was located and arrested without incident.  A 65 year old Brantford woman is charged with Utter Threats to Cause Bodily Harm or Death x2, Assault with a Weapon and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing

Type:  Drugs - Arrest  
Incident: 18-6011
Location: Clarence Street
Incident: On Thursday February 15, 2018 just before 4:00 a.m. Community Patrol
Officers observed a vehicle travelling on Darling Street at Clearance Street that did not stop for a red light.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver and two passangers.  In speaking to the driver she was unable to produce a driver?s licence and provided false information.  Investigation revealed the driver was currently bound by two court orders with conditions including a curfew that she was not abiding by.  The driver was arrested for Failing to Comply with her conditions.  Further investigation revealed several packages containing controlled substances including cocaine, methamphetamine and hydro-morphine and a quantity of Canadian currency.  The total weight of the cocaine was 51.47 grams with a value of $5147.00, total weight of methamphetamine was 4.88 grams with a value of $536.00 and 2 x 12 mg hydro-morphine pills with a value of $30.00. Jessica GORTYCH 18 years old from Toronto is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Substance x3 under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.  She is also charged with Obstruct Police, Identity Fraud, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Fail to Comply with Recognizance x2 under the Criminal Code.  Michelle BROWN 18 years of Toronto is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Substance x3 under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.  She is further charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under the Criminal Code.  Faud Mohamed 20 years of Hamilton is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Substance x3 under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.  He is further charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under the Criminal Code.  All three accused were held for a bail hearing. 

Type: Traffic Stop - Charges
Incident: 18-5969
Location: Clarence Street at Icomm Drive
Incident: On Wednesday February 14th 2018 just before 6:30 p.m.  Community Patrol Officers observed a pickup truck being driven on Clarence Street near Icomm Drive.  Information received was the license plates on the truck were currently unattached and not registered to that vehicle. Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  The driver was unable to produce a valid ownership or proof of insurance for the vehicle. Information was received that the vehicle had recently been purchased and not yet registered and there was no insurance on the vehicle.  The license plates on the vehicle did not belong to that vehicle and the validation sticker was not valid for that vehicle or the licence plates.  The driver a 29 year old Brantford man is charged with Owner Operate Motor Vehicle ? No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  He is further charged with Use Plate Not Authorized for Vehicle, Use Validation Not Furnished for Vehicle and Fail to Apply for Permit on Becoming Owner under the Highway Traffic Act.     
      

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Crime Brief - February 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018


Type:  Disturbance
Location: Dalhousie Street 
Incident   5828-18
Incident:   On Tuesday February 13, 2018, shortly before 7:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers attended an address on Dalhousie Street regarding an unwanted male. The male who was temporarily rooming at an address on Dalhousie Street (100 block) began to cause a disturbance and was asked to leave. Community Patrol Officers spoke with the male in attempts to convince the male to leave calmly. The male became assaultive and punched one officer in the chin and elbowed another officer in the face. The accused,  a 28 year old Brantford man is charged with Assault Peace Officer X2 and Breach of Probation.    
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle
Location: Colborne Street (900 block)  
Incident:   On Tuesday February 13, 2018 sometime during the day an unlocked vehicle was entered on Colborne Street and a men?s wallet was stolen. The owner of the wallet later received notifications from his credit card company that a credit card which had been stolen from the wallet had been used at a business in Brantford. 

Type: Suspicious Persons
Location: Ashgrove Avenue  
Incident:   On Wednesday February 14, 2018 at around 5:00 a.m. an alert citizen called police to report two suspicious men on Ashgrove Avenue. The males appeared to have been checking out parked vehicles in the area. The citizen advised that the males took off running when the citizen banged on his home window. One male is described as being a large male wearing a black toque. Community Patrol Officers attended the area and did not find any vehicles being entered. The unknown males had fled the area prior to police arriving.        
 

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Crime Brief - February 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018


Type:  Drugs
Location: Henry Street 
Incident   5726-18
Incident:   On Tuesday February 13, 2018, shortly before 3:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle that was observed failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving a motor vehicle while being a suspended driver. A large amount of cocaine was located in the vehicle.  82.73 grams of cocaine was seized with a street value of approximately $8,200.00.  The accused, Odinga Tony SAM (Sam being the last name) 26 years of Toronto is charged with the following offences, Breach of Recognizance X3, Possession for the Purpose Schedule 1 ? Cocaine and Drive while under suspension (HTA)
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type: Shoplifting
Location: Colborne Street West  
Incident:   On Monday February 12, 2018 shortly before 4:00 p.m. a woman was arrested by a loss prevention officer at a business on Colborne Street West (100 block). The woman had been observed concealing items into her purse and exiting the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. A Community Patrol Officer attended and found that the woman had multiple pieces of identification on her possession which did not belong to her. Investigation revealed that several pieces of the identification were reported stolen last year. In August of 2017 a Brantford woman reported the theft of her wallet from a shopping cart while shopping at a business on Market Street.
 The accused a 47 year old Brantford woman is charged with Theft under $5,000.00, Use of Credit Card and Possession of An Identity Document. The accused was released with a future court date.  

Type: Break and Enter - Shed
Location: Egerton Street  
Incident:   On the morning of Monday February 12, 2018 a rear shed at a home on Egerton was found to have been broken into. Two bicycles were reported stolen. The first is a black Transeo GT and the second is a black Norco Bush Pilot.

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle 
Location: Adelaide Avenue  
Incident:   On the morning of Monday February 12, 2018 it was discovered that a motor vehicle was entered sometime over night. Amongst the items reported stolen were a variety of items and gear used for trapping.  


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February 8, 2018

Feb 8, 2018

Type:  False Fire Alarm
Incident: 18-5035
Location: Aberdeen Ave
Incident: On February 7, 2018 just before 1:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service attended with Brantford Fire to an apartment complex on Aberdeen Ave.  Multiple fire alarms had been received from the complex.  Community Patrol Officers attended and were unable to locate any sign of fire.  Investigation revealed that the fire alarms had been pulled on purpose. A 46 year old Hagersville man was charged with False Fire Alarm under the Criminal Code.  The accused was release on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Officer in Charge Undertaking with conditions.   

Type:  Stolen Vehicle  
Incident: 18-5015
Location: Mohawk Street and Greenwich Street
Incident: On Wednesday February 7, 2018 just after 8:30 a.m. Brantford Police
Service received a report of a vehicle fire in the area of Mohawk Street and Greenwich Street.  Officers attended along with Brantford Fire and located a pickup truck on fire.  Investigation revealed that an unknown person was observed near the vehicle before it started on fire.  Further information received was that the vehicle a GMC Seirra pickup had been stolen from the Kitchener-Waterloo area.  
  
Type:  Theft from vehicle
Incident: 18-5098
Location: Erie Ave
Incident:   On Wednesday February 7, 2018 just before 11:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a resident on Erie Ave.  Unknown person(s) had smashed out the driver?s side window of her vehicle and items were taken.  Reported stolen was a purse containing money and identification.     

Type:  Domestic - Arrest   
Incident: 18-4906
Location: Sheridan Street 
Incident:   On Wednesday February 7, 2018 just before 8:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a resident on Sheridan Street.  The victim reported that her ex-boyfriend had come to the residence earlier in the day to retrieve property.  While at the residence they got into a verbal argument and the accused threatened to kill the victim and would not let her leave the residence.  The victim was finally able to leave the residence and went to a local convenience store.  The accused followed the victim and continued to argue and harass her but eventually left.  The victim was able to return home but after a short time the accused returned to her residence and was banging on door again threating to harm the victim.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the accused.  The accused was arrested without incident.  A 35 year old Brantford man is charged with Utter Threats to Cause Bodily Harm/ Death, Criminal Harassment and Forcible Confinement.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 
         
        
      

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Crime Brief - February 7, 2018

Feb 7, 2018


Type:  Motor Vehicle Collision
Location: Blackburn Drive 
Incident:   On Wednesday February 7, 2018, shortly before 12:30 a.m. a driver of a motor vehicle lost control while travelling on Blackburn Drive. The vehicle struck a light post causing it to collapse. No injuries were reported. The driver, a 20 year old Brantford man was charged with Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act.  

Type: Suspicious Person
Location: Flamboro Court  
Incident:   On Tuesday February 6, 2018 shortly before 7:00 a.m. an alert neighbor observed an unknown male and female walking out of a neighbours backyard. The two left the area on bicycles. Community Patrol Officers attended and discovered that a garage door had also been opened at the residence. Officers spoke with the homeowners who reported no items stolen.     

Type: Domestic Dispute
Incident:   On Wednesday February 6, 2018 shortly before 6:00 p.m. a couple (boyfriend and girlfriend) became involved in a heated argument at the woman?s home. The victim told her boyfriend to leave her home. The accused began to yell at the victim call her names and told her to drink bleach. As the accused was leaving the home the victim went to shut the door at which point the accused turned around and returned inside the residence. The victim who is pregnant was pushed and struck on the side of the head by the accused and threatened to kill her and her unborn child.
 The accused left the residence and the victim called police. The accused was located a short distance away and arrested without incident. The accused an 18 year old Freelton man is charged with Assault and Utter Threats and held in custody for a bail hearing.   

 


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Crime Brief - February 6, 2018

Feb 6, 2018

Type:  Theft - Motor Vehicle
Incident: 18-4807
Location: Paris Road
Incident:  On Monday February 5, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a report of a stolen motor vehicle.  The vehicle had been locked in a trailer and parked overnight on Paris Road.  The owner attended in the morning and noticed damage to the pickup truck that was attached to the trailer.  When the trailer was examined it was discovered that the locks had been removed and the vehicle was missing from inside.  The vehicle taken is a Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird show car with red interior with a white top.       

Type:  Traffic Stop - Arrest  
Incident: 18-4842
Location: Stanley Street
Incident:  On Monday February 5, 2018 just before 3:00 p.m. Community Patrol
Officers observed a U-Haul van driving on Stanley Street.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver.  Information was received that the driver?s licence was under three separate driving suspensions.  Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of four separate controlled substances along with stolen identification.  She was also currently bound by a court order with conditions.  The accused a 30 year old Brantford woman is charged with Drive While Under Suspension x3 under the Highway Traffic Act.  She is further charged with Possession of a controlled substance x4 (marihuana, hydromorphone, methadone and clonazepam) under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. She is also charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code of Canada.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Officer in Charge Undertaking with conditions.      

Type:  Domestic - Arrest 
Incident: 18-4894
Location: Mohawk Park
Incident:  On Tuesday February 6, 2018 just after 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a motor vehicle in Mohawk Park after hours.  Officers spoke to the occupants and discovered that the male driver was currently bound by two court orders to have no contact with the female passenger.  Officers attempted to arrest the driver who then put the vehicle in gear and attempted to flee the scene.  The driver drove into a snowbank and when trying to reverse almost struck officers and the female who had been in the vehicle.  Officers stopped the vehicle and while trying to arrest the driver he resisted and attempted to flee on foot.  A 33 year old Scotland man is charged with Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police ? Fail to Stop, Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest and Breach of Court Order x2 under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type:  Domestic Arrest   
Incident: 18-4895
Location: Memorial Drive 
Incident:  On Tuesday February 6, 2018 just after 3:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service        
received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Memorial Drive.  A resident reported that her sister?s boyfriend had attended to the residence with a gun and was demanding money.  Community Patrol Officers attended and observed the accused throw an object and run back into the residence.  The object was recovered and found to be a BB gun.  The accused was located and was arrested without incident.  During the arrest the accused was found to be in possession of items stolen from his girlfriend.  A 30 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Intimidation and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     
               

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Crime Brief - February 5, 2018

Feb 5, 2018

 

Type:  Traffic Stop
Incident: 18-4498
Location: Fairview Drive
Incident:   On Friday February 2, 2018 just before 9:30 p.m. a vehicle was observed travelling on Fairview Drive.  Information was received that the licence plate on the vehicle was not to be attached to that vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the female driver. Investigation revealed that the driver had recently purchased the vehicle but did not transfer ownership of the vehicle nor did she transfer plates from a previous vehicle to the new one.  Investigation also revealed that the driver had no insurance for the vehicle.  The driver a 24 year old Brantford woman is charged with Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle, Drive Motor Vehicle no currently validated permit, Fail to Apply for Permit on Becoming Owner and Use Plate Not Authorized for Motor Vehicle under to the Highway Traffic Act.  She was also charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.   

Type:  Domestic  
Incident: 18-4529
Location: Colborne Street East
Incident: On Saturday February 3, 2018 just before 4:00 a.m. Brantford police   
Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance in an apartment on Colborne Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the apartment and spoke to the parties involved.  Investigation revealed that the victim and the accused were celebrating his birthday when an argument ensued.  The victim gathered his things and attempted to leave the residence when he was physically attacked by the accused.  The accused hit and bit the victim and also hit him over the head with a glass bottle.  The victim was able to leave the residence and received minor injuries.  A 21 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault and Assault with a Weapon.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.    

Type: Break and Enter
Incident: 18-4672
Location: Branlyn Cres. 
Incident:   On Sunday February 4, 2018 Brantford Police Service received call from about a Break and Enter.  A resident from Branlyn Cres reported that sometime overnight unknown person(s) entered their shed.  Nothing was reported missing at the time of the report. 

Type: Assault   
Incident: 18-4688
Location: Sheridan Street
Incident:   On Sunday February 4, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a report about an assault.  The victim and his roommate (accused) were involved in a verbal altercation in the kitchen area of the residence which had turned physical.  The accused had been preparing food with a knife and at one point during the argument grabbed the victim around the throat and held the knife to the victim?s stomach.  The victim was not injured as a result of the altercation.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence and the accused was arrested without incident.  The accused a 44 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault with a Weapon and Possession of Weapons Dangerous.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Officer in Charge Undertaking with conditions.      
      

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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.

Crime Brief - February 2, 2018

Feb 2, 2018

Type:  Theft of Motor Vehicle
Incident: 18-4253
Location: Thomas Ave
Incident:   On Thursday February 1, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a call about a stolen vehicle.  The victim reported that he had leant his vehicle to a friend on January 30, 2018.  The victim had since attempted several times to retrieve their vehicle without success.  The accused had refused to return the vehicle and stopped all communication with the victim.  Community Patrol Officers searched for and located the victim?s vehicle near the accused residence.  Further investigation revealed that the accused was currently a disqualified driver as he had been convicted of Impaired Driving.  The accused was also bound by a court ordered Recognize to remain in their residence as well as a Probation Order with similar conditions.  The accused was located and arrested without incident and the vehicle was recovered and returned to the owner.  A 24 year old Brantford male is charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Drive while Disqualified, Fail to Comply with Recognizance x2 and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.  .      

Type:  Break and Enter
Incident: 18-4331
Location: West Street
Incident:   On Thursday February 1, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a call about a break and enter to an apartment complex.  Unknown person(s) had entered the complex and had broken into the storage lockers in the basement.  At the time of the report it was unknown what was taken.           

Type: Domestic 
Incident: 18-4354
Location: Fifth Ave
Incident:   On Friday February 2, 2018 just after 12:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service received a call about a disturbance at a residence on Bishop Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended and were advised that there had been a physical altercation between the victim and his girlfriend.  Both parties had been at the residence when a verbal argument started, which escalated to the victim being struck in the face and his glasses being knocked off.  The accused then stepped on and broke the victim?s glasses.  The accused when leaving the residence threatened to kill the victim.  Officers searched the area and located the accused a short distance away.  The accused was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was bound by a court order to have no contact with the victim.  A 37 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault, Utter Threats to Cause Death, Mischief to Property Under $5000.00 and Fail to Comply with Recognizance.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.   
      

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