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Suspicious Fire

Mar 20, 2019

On Monday March 18, 2019, the Brantford Police Service attended a commercial property fire at 666 Colborne Street, Brantford, shortly after 2:30 p.m. The Brantford Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire. The fire has been deemed suspicious.

The commercial property was formerly a hotel but has not been in operation for an extended period of time. An investigation into the fire found there were no signs of anyone staying in the building when it started, nor was there anyone affected by the fire.

Anyone with information about the fire should contact Detective Kevin Cabral at 519-756-7050 ext. 2206 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to leave an anonymous tip.

Crime Brief - March 12, 2019

Mar 13, 2019

Type:   Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 19-09087
Location: Governors Road         
Incident: On Wednesday March 13, 2019 just before 5:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a Break and Enter to a commercial property located on Governors Road.  Unknown person(s) had forced open the front entrance to the business and gained entry.  At the time of the report it was unknown what was taken.      
 
Type:  Weapons Offence 
Incident: 19-08914
Location: Greenwich Street        
Incident: On Monday March 11, 2019 just after 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a possible shooting on Greenwich Street.  The female victim had been driving her vehicle on Greenwich Street when another vehicle came into her lane and drove at her.  The male driver then followed the victim and ended up in front of her.  While stopped the male driver pointed what the victim believed was a firearm at her vehicle.  The victim stopped and pulled over to the side of the road.  The male driver performed a U-turn and drove past the victim again; while he did he pointed the firearm at the victim.  The victim believed that the male driver fired at her vehicle before leaving the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they searched for the male driver.  The male was located and arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused had used a replica firearm (Pellet Gun) to shoot at the victim’s vehicle causing damage.  The victim was not injured during the incident.  A 22 year old Brantford male has been charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Use Firearm in Commission of an Offence and Mischief Under $5000.00.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.         
               
Type: Robbery  
Incident: 19-08938
Location: Murray Street     
Incident: On Monday March 11, 2019 just after 9:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at a residence on Murray Street.  A male victim had attended to the address to make a purchase.  The victim met with the female occupant who took the victims money and closed and locked the door.  When the victim tried to contact the female a male answered the door, pointed a firearm at the victim and told him to leave. The victim left and contacted police.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they were able to make contact with the occupants inside.  A male and female were arrested without incident.  The male victim was not injured as a result of the incident.  Investigation revealed a replica firearm (Pellet Gun) was used during the incident.  As a result of the investigation a 37 year old Brantford male has been charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Point Firearm, Firearm – Use while Committing an Offence, Careless Use of Firearm/Weapon and Possession of Firearm contrary to Prohibition Order under the Criminal Code.  A 22 year old Brantford woman is charged with Robbery with Firearm under the Criminal Code.                      


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Crime Brief - March 11, 2019

Mar 11, 2019

Type:  Theft - Kijiji
Incident: 19-08628
Location: Olivetree Road         
Incident: On Friday March 8, 2019 just after 10:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to 9-1-1 call regarding a theft at an address on Olivetree Road.  An unknown female had attended to the residence after responding to an add on kijiji.  While at the residence the female grabbed the item and fled.  The female got into her vehicle and attempted to drive away.  The male victim tried to stop the female and was struck by the vehicle as it drove away.  Community Patrol Officers responded to the area where they located the vehicle a short distance away.  The female was arrested without incident and the property was recovered.  The male victim received non-life threatening injuries as a result if the incident.  An 18 year old Brantford woman has been charged with Theft Under $5000 and Dangerous Driving under the Criminal Code.   
 
Type:   Impaired - Alcohol
Incident: 19-08622
Location: Empey Street        
Incident: On Friday March 8, 2019 just before 9:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible impaired driver.  A vehicle had been observed swerving in and out of marked lanes and traveling at various speeds.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and stopped the vehicle.  Officers spoke to the male driver who showed signs of impairment.  Officers also observed open beer cans in the vehicle and in the cup holder.  The male driver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over three times the legal limit.  A 31 year old Brantford male has been charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle and Operate Motor Vehicle Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  The accused is also charged with Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days.               
Type: Assault   
Incident: 19-08690
Location: Darling Street     
Incident: On Saturday March 9, 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at a business on Darling Street.  A female had attended to the business where she got into a verbal confrontation with staff.  When staff attempted to calm the female and remove her from the business the female became physical and punched one of the staff members and tried to punch a second one.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located and arrested the female.  While dealing with the accused she became aggressive with police kicking and spitting at the Officers.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 21 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault x2, Assault Police and Breach of Probation. 
 
Type: Break and Enter - Arrest 
Incident: 19-08663
Location: Brant Ave     
Incident: On Saturday March 9, 2019 just after 6:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call regarding a Break and Enter to a property on Brant Ave.  An unknown was seen going into the property through the front door.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the property where they located the accused inside.  When the accused saw police he fled on foot.  The male was arrested without incident after a short foot pursuit.  Investigation revealed that the accused had damaged a number of items while he was inside.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by two court orders with conditions.  A 23 year old Brantford male has been charged with Break, Enter and Commit, Mischief Under $5000 and Breach of Probation. 

Type:  Impaired - Alcohol  
Incident: 19-08835
Location: Colborne Street and Wayne Gretzky Parkway     
Incident:   On Sunday March 10, 2019 just after 9:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible impaired driver.  The female driver was seen slumped over the steering wheel while sitting at a green light at the intersection of Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Colborne Street.  The female driver appeared to wake slightly and when she proceeded through the intersection hit the curb and came to a stop.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located the vehicle and the female drier.  Officer spoke to the driver who showed signs of impairment.  Officers also located an opened bottle of alcohol in the cup holder of the vehicle.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service were she was to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over three times the legal limit.  Information was received that the drivers licence was currently suspended for unpaid fines and for demerit points.  A 22 year old Wilsonville woman is charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle and Operate Motor Vehicle Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  The accused is also charged with Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero and Drive While Under Suspension x2 under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days.               


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Crime Brief - March 8, 2019

Mar 8, 2019

Type:  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident: 19-08522
Location: George Street        
Incident: On Friday March 8, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to single motor vehicle accident on George Street and Stanley Street.  A vehicle had left the roadway and crashed into a tree on the front lawn of a residence located on George Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located the accident and the male driver.  Upon speaking to the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.   The driver was arrested without incident.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused provided samples which were over two times the legal limit.  A 39 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle and Operation Motor Vehicle Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.   
 
Type:   Assault
Incident: 19-08376
Location: Mavin Street        
Incident: On Wednesday March 6, 2019 just after 10:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about an assault on Mavin Street.  A male and female had gotten into a verbal argument.  The female was able to get the male out of her residence when the male barged backed in and punched the victim before fleeing the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.  Officers were able to locate and arrested the male in his vehicle a short distance away.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently a Prohibited Driver.  As a result of the investigation a 32 year old Scarborough male has been charged with Assault under the Criminal Code and Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act             


Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle  
Incident: 19-08533
Location: Sinclair Blvd     
Incident: On Friday March 8, 2019 the Brantford Police Service received a report of a theft from a vehicle on Sinclair Blvd.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) broke into the vehicle that was parked in a business lot.  Reported taken was a tablet.                                    
 
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Crime Brief - March 6, 2019

Mar 6, 2019

Type:  Shoplifting  - Arrest
Incident: 19-08208
Location: Market Street        
Incident: On Tuesday March 5, 2019 just after 7:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a shoplifting call at a business on Market Street.  An unknown male had attended the store where he proceeded to conceal items and left the store without making any attempts to pay.  The male was confronted by staff who contacted police.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the store where the male was arrested without incident.  A 26 year old Brantford male has been charged with Theft Under $5000 and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 under the Criminal Code.  

Type:  Theft from Motor Vehicle
Incident: 19-08156
Location: Brant Ave        
Incident: On Tuesday March 5, 2019 Brantford Police Service received a report of a theft from a vehicle on Brant Ave.  Sometime overnight an unknown person(s) smashed the passenger window to the vehicle and took several items.          

Type:  Break and Enter - Arrest
Incident: 19-08151
Location: Charlotte Street     
Incident: On Tuesday March 5, 2019 just after 11:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a Break and Enter in progress call at a residence on Charlotte Street.  An unknown male had been seen breaking into the residence through the front door.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located a male still inside.  Investigation revealed that the male had forced his into the residence and was taking property.  A 28 year old Brantford male has been charged with Unlawfully in a Dwelling and Breach of Undertaking under the Criminal Code.                                 
    
Type: Break and Enter 
Incident: 19-08150
Location: West Street      
Incident:  On Tuesday March 5, 2018 Brantford Police Service received a report of a Break and Enter to an apartment complex on West Street.  Sometime overnight unknown person(s) broke into the building and into the laundry room.  The suspect(s) damaged the doors upon entry and the laundry machines. 

Type: Theft of Motor Vehicle and Assault - Arrest
Incident: 19-08127
Location: Murray Street      
Incident: On Tuesday March 5, 2018 just after 8:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding an assault and theft of a motor vehicle at a residence on Murray Street.  The 21 year old female victim had gotten into a verbal argument that turned physical with her boyfriend.  During the altercation the male pushed and punched the victim and threw items at her.  When the male left he took the victims vehicle without her consent.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim and searched for the vehicle.  Officers observed the vehicle driving recklessly in the area.  Officers were eventually able to locate the vehicle and arrested the accused without incident.  A 21 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Theft of Motor Vehicle and Breach of Recognizance Order under the Criminal Code. 

 
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Crime Brief - March 4, 2019

Mar 4, 2019

Type:  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident: 19-07729
Location: Colborne Street        
Incident: On Friday March 1, 2019 just after 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call about a possible impaired drier.  The driver was observed driving in a fashion that caused concerned and was seen pulling into a parking lot at a business on Colborne Street.   While trying to park the driver struck a parked vehicle.  The driver was seen getting out and looked at the vehicles before getting back into his vehicle and leaving.  Community Patrol Officers attended the area where they located and stopped the vehicle.  While speaking to the male driver Officers observed signs of intoxication.  The driver was given a roadside demand.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over the legal limit.  A 58 year old Brantford male has been charged with Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  His licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.      

Type:  Impaired - Alcohol
Incident: 19-07607
Location: Viscount Road        
Incident: On Friday March 1, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a motor vehicle accident on Viscount Road.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located the accident.  Investigation revealed that a female driver had struck a vehicle that was parked at the side of the road.  While speaking to the female Officers observed signs of impairment.  The female driver was arrested and transported to the Brantford Police Service where she was to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over 2 times the legal limit.  While dealing with the accused she was found to be in possession of a number of Percocet pills.  A 27 year old Brantford woman is charged with Impaired Operation and Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  She is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.   Her licence has been suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.      

Type:  Disturbance
Incident: 19-07814
Location: Galileo Blvd     
Incident: On Saturday March 2, 2019 just before 12:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received numerous calls about a female causing a disturbance on Galileo Blvd.  A female from the complex had been running around, banging on peoples doors and was threatening people.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the female.  While dealing with the female she brandished a knife.  Officers were able to speak to the female and arrested her without incident.  A 26 year old Brantford woman is charged with Possession of Weapon Dangerous.                             
    
Type: Theft    
Incident: 19-07752
Location: King George Road      
Incident: On Friday March 1, 2019 just before 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a theft from a business on King George Road.  An unknown female had attended into the store, gathered a number of items in a shopping cart and then exited the store without making any attempts to pay.  Employees confronted the female outside the store while she was attempting to place the items in a waiting vehicle.  The female got into the vehicle and they fled the area.  The male driver while leaving the area almost struck one of the employees.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and searched for the vehicle.  Officers were able to locate the vehicle and arrested the male and female without incident.  Information was received that the female accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 23 year old Brantford woman is charged with Theft Under $5000 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  A 47 year old Brantford male is charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle under the Criminal Code.  

 
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Crime Brief - March 1, 2019

Mar 1, 2019

Type:  Stolen Property
Incident: 19-07498
Location: King George Road        
Incident: On Thursday February 28, 2019 just after 11:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle in the parking lot of a business on King George Road.  Information was received that the licence plate on the vehicle had been reported stolen.  Officers attended to the vehicle where they spoke to the male driver and female passenger.  Both parties were arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the male was currently bound by court orders with conditions that he was currently contravening.  As a result of the investigation a 23 year old Brampton male is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000, Breach of Recognizance x2 and Breach of Probation.  A 22 year old Oakville woman is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000. 

Type:  Suspended Driver
Incident: 19-07508
Location: Eagle Ave        
Incident: On Thursday February 28, 2019 just after 11:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on Eagle Ave.  Information was received that the licence plate attached to the vehicle did not belong to that vehicle.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  The driver was unable to produce a driver’s licence or other documents for the vehicle.  Investigation revealed that the drivers licence was currently suspended, that the vehicle had no insurance and that the plates were not authorized for the vehicle.  As a result of the investigation a 46 year old Brantford male is charged with Drive While Under Suspension x2, Use Plate Not Authorized for Motor Vehicle and Fail to Apply for Permit on Becoming Owner under the Highway Traffic Act.  He is further charge with Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.   

Type:  Assault
Incident: 19-150
Location: Alfred Street     
Incident: On Tuesday February 26, 2019 just before 3:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance at a residence on Alfred Street.  A male and a female had gotten into a verbal argument when the male pushed the female down and started to destroy property in the residence.  The female was able to get the male outside and locked him out but he proceeded to force the door open to continue the altercation.  When the male realized the police had been contacted he fled the area on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and arrested the accused without incident.  A 37 year old Brantford male has been charged with Assault, Mischief Under $5000, Unlawfully in a Dwelling and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                                    
    
Type: Theft    
Incident: 19-07138
Location: King George Road      
Incident: On Monday February 25, 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a report of a theft from a business on King George Road.  An unknown male was seen running out of the store and driving away without paying for the products that he had gathered.  A description of the male and the vehicle was provided to police.  Community Patrol Officers checked the area and located the vehicle parked in the parking lot of a business a short distance away.  Officers checked the business where they located and arrested the male without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine (valued at $100).  A 33 year old Brantford male has been charged with Theft Under $5000 under the Criminal Code and Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.            
 

   
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Crime Brief - February 25, 2019

Feb 25, 2019

Type:   Break and Enter – Arrest
Incident: 19-07000
Location: Victoria Street        
Incident:  On Sunday February 24, 2019 just after 5:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a residence on Victoria Street.  An unknown male had just attempted to gain entry to the residence and left when confronted by the owner.  While Community Patrol Officers were responding to the area police received a second 9-1-1 call from another residence on Victoria Street, stating an unknown was trying to break into their house and had stolen items from front porch.  Officers located and arrested the accused without incident.  While dealing with the accused he made threats to harm those involved in the investigation and was found to be in possession of property and documents from vehicles in the area.  A 54 year old Brantford male is charged with Attempt Break and Enter x2, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x2, Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and Uttering Threats to Damage or Destroy Property.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.         

Type:  Break and Enter - Arrest
Incident: 19-6907
Location: Roy Blvd     
Incident: On Saturday February 23, 2019 just after 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a business on Roy Blvd.  An unknown person was seen entering a secure compound and was believed to be stealing property from the business.  Community Patrol Officers attended the area where they located a damaged area to the fenced compound.  Officers searched the area and located the accused a short distance away.  The accused was arrested without incident.  While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of break-in instruments and was wanted on two outstanding warrants for his arrest.  Investigation revealed that the accused had entered the compound and damaged equipment and property belonging to the business.  A 35 year old Brantford male was arrested on the outstanding warrants and has been further charged with Break, Enter and Commit, Possession of Break-In Instruments and Mischief Over $5000.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                                 
    
Type: Suspicious Person   
Incident: 19-06953
Location: Colborne Street West      
Incident: On Saturday February 23, 2019 just after 7:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen who was driving in the area of Colborne Street West.  An unknown male with a hammer was seen walking in and out of traffic. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the male.  In dealing with the male he was visibly upset and agitated and was making threats to cause bodily harm and death.  Officers were able to speak to and arrested the accused without incident.  While dealing with the male he was found to be in possession of a hammer and a knife.  The knife in the accused possession was determined to be a prohibited weapon.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by court orders with conditions.  A 39 year old Brantford male has been charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Breach of Probation and Possession of Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.        

Type: Disturbance    
Incident: 19-06966
Location: Sydenham Street      
Incident: On Saturday February 23, 2019 just before 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance at a residence on Sydenham Street.  A male was at the residence causing a disturbance and then fled the area on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and arrested the male a short distance away.  Investigation revealed that the accused had left a firearm at the residence before he fled.  The firearm had been modified by having its barrel cut and shortened.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions and was currently wanted on two outstanding warrants for his arrest.  A 41 year old Brantford male is charged with Trespass at Night, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Breach of Undertaking and Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.    

   
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Shooting Investigation

Feb 22, 2019

Update
On Thursday February 21, 2019 just after 8:15 p.m. the Brantford Police Service responded to 9-1-1 call about a shooting that occurred in the area of Scarfe Ave. and Grand River Ave, Brantford.  Investigation into the incident revealed that two males (20 and 23 years old from Brantford) suffered gunshot wounds.  The two males were treated at hospital for non-life threatening injuries and are in stable condition. 
The Brantford Police Service-Major Crime Unit is continuing the investigation into the shooting and believe that this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence. 
The Brantford Police Service is interested in locating a stolen Black 2015 BMW BX6 that was seen in the area.       
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit – Det. Jason Sinning at 519-756-0113 ext 2265 or 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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On February 21, 2019 at approximately 8:15 PM Brantford Police were called to the area of Scarfe Ave. and Grand River Ave. in relation to a shooting.  Preliminary Investigation revealed that two males in their 20’s had sustained gunshot wounds.   The males were both treated at hospital.  Their condition is unknown, but the injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 
Brantford Police believe this is not a random incident. Members of the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing to investigate the incident.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2265.
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

Drug Awareness

Feb 22, 2019

Over the past week the Brantford Police Service has assisted Emergency Medical Services in regards to several suspected drug overdoses.  These individuals suffered apparent drug overdoses and had to be treated medically.
The Branford Police Service is asking that the community be made aware of these occurrences and risks of drug use.  Please use caution when using any type of drug that is not prescribed to you.  If you are a new drug user you are particularly at risk should you use drugs that may be cut with or contain Fentanyl.
If you think someone is suffering from a drug overdose, call 9-1-1- immediately. If available give the person Naloxone. Naloxone is an emergency medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, methadone, morphine. 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 and be treated by Emergency Medical Services.   If you yourself have taken drugs or have drugs on you, the Good Samaritan Law can protect you.  
While the BPS advises against using illicit drugs, people who choose to use them should:
 *never use alone
 *start with a small amount
 *do not mix substances, including alcohol, as it increases risk of overdose
 *call 911 right away if they think someone is overdosing
 *make a plan and know how to respond in case of an overdose
 *use where help is easily available
 *be prepared to give breaths and/or administer Naloxone until help  
  arrives. Have a kit accessible at all times and KNOW how to use it.

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
For more information please visit www.FentanylCanKill.ca
If you have information about suspected drug activity please contacts Sgt. Greg STANLEY at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286.
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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