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Crime Brief - July 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017

 
 UPDATE

The Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit continues their investigation and asks for the
publics assistance with any information regarding the sudden death of the cyclist. 
Officers have met with the family of the deceased and were authorized to release his
name.
Michael John Campeau, 47 years of Brantford was found on Monday, July 24, 2017
 shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Terrace Hill Street between Main Street and West Street. 
 Officers are seeking the assistance from any neighbours in the area who have home
 video security system which may have captured the fall or Mr. Campeau
riding his bike prior to the incident to please review their video and contact police with
any information.  Mr. Campeau had been riding a white mountain bike.
The Brantford Police Traffic Unit continues their investigation and seeks assistance from
anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.   Anyone with information
is encouraged to call Constable Mark Baxter at 519-756-0113 ext 2212  

Previous Media Release
Type: Sudden Death - Cyclist 
Incident: 17- 27850
Location: Terrace Hill Street
 On July 24, 2017 shortly before 2:30 a.m. an officer on routine patrol was flagged down by a citizen on Terrace Hill Street. The citizen advised that an unknown male was lying on the ground injured. The male had received serious head injury and was transported to the hospital. The victim, a 47 year old Brantford man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The BPS Traffic Unit is investigating the sudden death involving this cyclist. It is believed that the deceased was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk and fell off his bike receiving a fatal head injury.  The cyclist was not wearing a helmet.

 
Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 17- 27969
Location: Stanley Street (200 Block)
Incident: Sometime within the last week a home was entered on Stanley Street. Unknown person(s) entered a side window. Amongst the items reported were two flat screen televisions and a computer. 


     
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Male Hosting a Yard Sale Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property

Jul 24, 2017


On the morning of July 21, 2017 the accused set up a yard sale and was selling a variety of items including tools and sporting equipment. A Detective from the Street Crimes Unit attended the yard sale and observed numerous items for sale which were believed to have been reported stolen to the Brantford Police Service. Investigation revealed that several high end tools being sold at the yard sale were confirmed to have been reported stolen in May 2017 from a motor vehicle which had been parked on Erie Avenue. The accused was arrested for possession of stolen property. The owner of the tools was contacted and attended the BPS to recover his property.

A variety of baseball equipment was also seized from the yard sale. Police are attempting to identify the owners of the baseball equipment and encourage the public that if they have been the victim of stolen baseball equipment to contact the police and report those items as stolen.

The Street Crimes Unit has searched incidents from citizens reporting stolen baseball equipment however have been unable to locate the rightful owners of the seized items.


Brandon Joseph LEWIS, a 38 year old Brantford man has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Breach of Recognizance and Breach of Probation. Lewis was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information on any other stolen property related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service 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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Crime Brief - July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017


Type: Domestic Assault
Incident: 17- 27625
Location: Market Street (100 Block)
Incident: On Saturday July 22, 2017 shortly after noon hour a citizen called police to report a disturbance behind a restaurant on Market Street. Police arrived and spoke to a 35 year old Brantford woman who reported that her x-boyfriend had just threatened to kill her and took her cell phone. While officers spoke with the victim the accused approached them on Market Street. The accused was observed to be yelling obscenities and flailing his arms. An officer approached and arrested the male for uttering threats and the male resisted pulling his arm away. The accused swung at the officer with a closed fist just grazing his head and continued to be assaultive and resisting. The officers were able to gain control of the accused.
 The accused a 44 year old Brantford man was charged with the following offences; Uttering Threats, Theft under $5,000.00 and Assault with intent to resist arrest. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
Type: Fraud 
Incident: 17- 27672
Location: Colborne Street (100 block)
Incident: On July 22, 2017 at approximately 8:20 p.m. a B.E.A.T officer on routine patrol on Bain Street was flagged down by a taxi driver. The citizen advised that a fare had just exited the taxi without paying for services. The officer searched the immediate area and observed the accused hiding behind a pillar not far away on Colborne Street. The officer attempted to arrest the accused for fraud and the accused resisted arrest. A brief struggle ensued and the accused was arrested.
Ansel Kipp MCNEIL, 28 years of age from Brantford is charged with Transportation Fraud, Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest, Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 
Type: Sudden Death - Cyclist 
Incident: 17- 27850
Location: Terrace Hill Street
 On July 24, 2017 shortly before 2:30 a.m. an officer on routine patrol was flagged down by a citizen on Terrace Hill Street. The citizen advised that an unknown male was lying on the ground injured. The male had received serious head injury and was transported to the hospital. The victim, a 47 year old Brantford man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The BPS Traffic Unit is investigating the sudden death involving this cyclist. It is believed that the deceased was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk and fell off his bike receiving a fatal head injury.  The cyclist was not wearing a helmet.
  The Brantford Police Traffic Unit continues their investigation and seeks assistance from anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.   Anyone with information is encouraged to call Constable Mark Baxter at 519-756-0113 ext 2212  

 
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-Robbery Investigation - Police Seeking Assistance from Public to help Identify Third Accused

Jul 24, 2017

 

 
Type: Robbery 
Incident: 17- 27059
Location: Chatham Street (200 Block)
Incident: On Tuesday July 18, 2017 shortly before 10:00 p.m. a male called 911 to report he was assaulted on Chatham Street. Investigation revealed that the victim, a 31 year old Brantford man was walking on Chatham Street and met up with three male acquaintances (accused) in front of a home on Chatham Street. One of the males known to the victim invited him into the home to talk in private. While the group was talking out front of the home a second male unknown to the victim approached the victim and placed him in a headlock. All three males dragged the victim into the home. Once inside the residence, accused #2 brandished a handgun and threatened the victim to hand over his debit card and pin number. The victim refused and was assaulted by all three accused. The victim was eventually able to break free and run from the house to a neighboring home and call 911 for police assistance. Community Patrol Officers attended and arrested Accused #1. Accused #2 and Accused #3 fled the area prior to police arriving.  Investigation continued and an arrest warrant obtained for the arrest of Accused #2. Accused #3?s identity remains unknown and it is believed he answers to the nickname of ?Chily?.

 Accused #1, Shawn Jason PEEKHAUS, 41 years of age of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Forcible Confinement,
 Robbery, Kidnapping and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. Investigation continues regarding the other two male parties who fled the scene prior to police arriving.
 
 Accused #2, WANTED Jonathon Charles LUDWIG, 30 years old of Brantford, is to be charged with the following offences; Forcible Confinement, Utter Threats, Robbery with firearm, Kidnapping, Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Careless use of a Firearm, Firearm-Use while Committing an Offence, Point Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Possession of Firearm contrary to Prohibition Order X3 and Breach of Probation X2

 
 *WANTED* Jonathon Charles LUDWIG 30 years of age  **ARRESTED in CUSTODY**
 

 

 Detectives from the Major Crime Unit continue their investigation regarding this incident. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Accused #2 and/or the identity of Accused #3 is encouraged to call Detective Jason Sinning 519-765-0113 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

 

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Crime Brief July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017

 

Type:               Public Urination

Incident:          17- 272332

Location:        Queen Street (0-100 Block)

Incident:          On Thursday July 19, 2017 a B.E.A.T Unit Officer while on routine patrol observed a male urinating at the side of a building on Queen Street. The male, a 21 year old Ohsweken man was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Urinating on a Public Building.   

The Brantford Police Service Better Enforcement Action Team (or B.E.A.T. Unit) is a section of the service which focuses primarily on community based policing within the downtown area of Brantford Aside from regular patrols and community contacts, the B.E.A.T. Unit engages in several special projects on a regular basis to address concerns raised by residents and business owners in the downtown area. The B.E.A.T. Unit is committed to ensuring the downtown continues to be an excellent, desirable and safe place to live and visit.

Type:               Mischief/Arson 

Incident:          17- 27271

Location:        Cedarland Park ? Ashgrove Avenue

Incident:          On July 20, 2017 the BPS was advised of an incident regarding Mischief. On July 4, 2017 a porta potty which was located at Cederland Park was destroyed by fire. No suspects.

 

UPDATE Robbery at Zehrs

Jul 21, 2017

The Brantford Police Service received a telephone call from a witness who had been in the parking lot at Zehrs at the time of the confrontation. The citizen captured the suspect on video walking away from the victim and pushing the grocery cart. The suspect is described as; white male, pale skin, in his 20?s or 30?s, dirty blond to brown hair wearing khaki pants, black shoes and a blue baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding this offence is encouraged to contact the Detective Andy Balog of the Major

Crime Unit at 519-756-001 ext 2266 

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Type: Robbery 
Incident: 17- 27173
Location: King George Road - Zehrs (200 Block)
Incident: On July 19, 2017 at around 7:30 p.m. a male suspect enters a business on King George Road. The male selects a pair of head phones and conceals them down his pants. The suspect then attends customer service and asks that a cab be contacted for him. The suspect waits a few minutes and then selects a 40 inch Television in a box and places this inside a grocery cart. The suspect then exits the store without any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The suspect then attends at the side of the building and places the boxed television on the ground and leaves it unattended for a short time. A citizen (55 year old male)who had been driving by observes the boxed television sitting unattended and stops and picks up the boxed television and places it in his car. The suspect runs back to this location and confronts the citizen. A confrontation ensues where the two engage in pushing each other and the suspect knocks a cell phone out of the hand of the citizen. The suspect picks up the citizens cell phone and tells the citizen that he will keep the phone unless he gives him the television. A verbal argument continued where the suspect then showed him a handgun that he had on his hip in a holster. The citizen gave the television to the suspect and the citizen was given his cellular telephone back. The suspect was last seen travelling on foot southbound on the walking path behind Zehrs. Community Patrol Officers and BPS K9 searched the area and observed a cab pull up to an address on Barbara Street. One of the Officers approached a resident who was out front speaking with the cab driver. The Officer learned that the suspect had attended a home on Barbara and asked the homeowner to telephone a cab for him and then hid in the backyard waiting for the cab to arrive. Officers directed the cab to leave and the homeowner to attend in the home. Officers searched the rear yard for the suspect however he had already fled the yard. Officers located the stolen television, head set and an imitation handgun (pellet gun). The suspect was not located.
 The suspect is described as; white male, pale skin, in his 20?s or 30?s, dirty blond to brown hair wearing khaki pants and black shoes and a blue baseball cap.
 Anyone with information regarding this offence is encouraged to contact the Detective Andy Balog of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-001 ext 2266

Crime Brief - July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017


Type: Theft - Commercial
Incident: 17- 27106
Location: King George Road (300 Block)
Incident: On the morning of Wednesday July 19, 2017 a business on King George reported damage and theft on their property. Sometime overnight unknown person(s) smashed a passenger window on 3 separate business vehicles. Suspect(s) then stole all 4 tires which were attached to those vehicles. 

Type: Robbery 
Incident: 17- 27173
Location: King George Road - Zehrs (200 Block)
Incident: On July 19, 2017 at around 7:30 p.m. a male suspect enters a business on King George Road. The male selects a pair of head phones and conceals them down his pants. The suspect then attends customer service and asks that a cab be contacted for him. The suspect waits a few minutes and then selects a 40 inch Television in a box and places this inside a grocery cart. The suspect then exits the store without any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The suspect then attends at the side of the building and places the boxed television on the ground and leaves it unattended for a short time. A citizen (55 year old male)who had been driving by observes the boxed television sitting unattended and stops and picks up the boxed television and places it in his car. The suspect runs back to this location and confronts the citizen. A confrontation ensues where the two engage in pushing each other and the suspect knocks a cell phone out of the hand of the citizen. The suspect picks up the citizens cell phone and tells the citizen that he will keep the phone unless he gives him the television. A verbal argument continued where the suspect then showed him a handgun that he had on his hip in a holster. The citizen gave the television to the suspect and the citizen was given his cellular telephone back. The suspect was last seen travelling on foot southbound on the walking path behind Zehrs. Community Patrol Officers and BPS K9 searched the area and observed a cab pull up to an address on Barbara Street. One of the Officers approached a resident who was out front speaking with the cab driver. The Officer learned that the suspect had attended a home on Barbara and asked the homeowner to telephone a cab for him and then hid in the backyard waiting for the cab to arrive. Officers directed the cab to leave and the homeowner to attend in the home. Officers searched the rear yard for the suspect however he had already fled the yard. Officers located the stolen television, head set and an imitation handgun (pellet gun). The suspect was not located.
 The suspect is described as; white male, pale skin, in his 20?s or 30?s, dirty blond to brown hair wearing khaki pants and black shoes and a blue baseball cap.
 Anyone with information regarding this offence is encouraged to contact the Detective Andy Balog of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-001 ext 2266
 
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Crime Brief - July 18, 2017

Jul 19, 2017


Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 26961
Location: Spartan Drive
Incident: On the morning of Tuesday July 18, 2017 home owners reported a break and enter at a residence on Spartan Drive. The citizen advised that on July 17, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. the residential alarm was activated.  A rear garage door had been kicked in by unknown person(s). No items appeared to be missing and no suspect(s) were seen in the area. 

Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 27014
Location: Port Street
Incident: On July 18, 2017 a homeowner reported that unknown person(s) had entered a rear shed sometime in the last week. A red road bicycle was reported stolen.  
 
Type: Damage to Motor Vehicle  
Incident: 17- 27077
Location: Darling Street (200 block)
Incident: On Wednesday July 19, 2017 shortly after 1:00 a.m. a citizen heard glass breaking and called 911. A Nissan vehicle parked in the area was found to have the back window smashed out. An unknown female was seen in the area and is described as a white female mid 20?s, 5?6 in height and approximately 130 lbs. Investigation continues.


Type: Drugs  
Incident: 17- 27084
Location: Rawdon Street at Victoria Street
Incident: On Wednesday July 19, 2017 shortly before 3:00 a.m. a concerned citizen called 911 to report a suspicious male standing on the corner. The citizen described the male as acting like he was on some sort of drug. Community Patrol Officers attended and located the male standing on the sidewalk out front of a residence on Victoria Street. The officers had a brief conversation with the male and while speaking with him observed several items next to him on the sidewalk which would be used for drug trafficking. Once Officers advised that they were investigating him the male sprinted away. Officers chased after the male and arrested him a short distance away.
 Officers seized the following items; two cell phones, over $3,000.00 in cash and 33.2 grams of cocaine with an approximate street value of $3,300.00.
 Jordan Dakota MINNS, 24 years of age of Brantford is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine)
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

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Crime Brief - July 18, 2017

Jul 18, 2017

Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 26823
Location: Memorial Drive (100 Block)
Incident: On Monday July 17, 2017 shortly before 10:30 a.m., an alert citizen called 911 to report a break and enter in progress. The citizen observed a female cut a screen window and enter the home by climbing in through the window. Police arrived and observed the accused exiting through the front door and was arrested for break and enter. 
 A 15 year old Hagersville youth who cannot be identified under the YCJA was charged with Break and Enter and issued an appearance notice to attend court at a future court date. The youth was released into her mother?s care.

Type: Disturbance/Assault 
Incident: 17- 26866
Location: Colborne Street (400 Block)
Incident:  On Monday July 17, 2017 shortly after 3:00 p.m. a 911 call was received regarding a male on the ground being assaulted by several men out front of a licensed lounge on Colborne Street. Two men believed involved with the assault fled the scene prior to police arriving. A third involved male (accused), remained at the scene. Investigation revealed that the victim had attended the business on Colborne Street to meet the accused. A verbal argument ensued inside the establishment and the two walked outside. The accused picked up a wooden board and struck the victim with it. The victim fell to the ground and was also kicked in the head by the accused. At least two other individuals were also observed joining in with assaulting the victim while he was on the ground. The victim was transported to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The accused, had attended back inside the premise prior to police arriving. Officers attended inside the business and arrested the accused for assault. Officers also located two .22 caliber handguns located in plain view. The firearms were not loaded, did not have serial numbers and appeared to have been altered. The accused was also found to be in possession of two bullets in his pocket.
 The accused, Howard John CAMPBELL, 50 years of age of Hamilton is charged with the following offences;
1) Assault with a Weapon,
2) Assault,
3) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm X2,
5) Firearm Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order X2 (two .22 calibre handguns)
4) Weapons Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order (wooden board)
5) Store Firearm in a Careless Manner-Contravention of Storage Regulations X2,
6) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized X2,
7) Possession of a Prohibited Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 
Any person with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Jason Sinning at 519-756-7050 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


Type: Fraud ? Obtain Food  
Incident: 17- 226861
Location: Market Street (100 Block)
Incident: On Monday July 18, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m. the accused attended inside a restaurant on Market Street. The accused ordered food and drink and sat down to dine. The accused also ordered a separate food order to take with him. The accused then fled the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. An employee chased after the accused and observed him in the area of Grey Street and Market Street. The accused dropped his food order and started to run. The employee returned to the restaurant. Community Patrol Officers attended in the area and found the accused hiding under a car port on Charlotte Street.
Randy Albert LEMIEUX, a 52 year old Brantford man is charged with Obtain Food by Fraud. The accused was released on an appearance notice to attend court on a future court date. 


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Crime Brief - July 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

 
Type: Motor Vehicle Collision - Injury
Incident: 17- 26598
Location: Albion Street/Palace Street
Incident: On Saturday July 15, 2017 at around 6:30 p.m. a 10 year old boy riding a bicycle was struck by a motor vehicle. A Hyundai vehicle was travelling northbound on Albion Street, crossing the intersection of Palace Street. The bicyclist was riding his bike east bound on Palace Street and crossed the road into the oncoming path of the Hyundai vehicle and was struck. The young boy who was not wearing a helmet received a head injury and transported by ambulance to the hospital. The young boy received serious, non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Hyundai had the right of way and deemed not at fault.
Any individual who witnessed this collision and hasn?t yet spoken to an officer is asked to contact Constable Mark Baxter of the BPS Traffic Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2212.
A helmet can greatly reduce the risk of permanent injury or death if you fall or collide.
By law, every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved helmet.
Helmets are not compulsory for adults over 18 years of age. It is strongly recommended that all cyclist wear helmets.
Type: Theft of Motor Vehicle and Trailer
Incident: 17- 26528
Location: Fen Ridge Court ? (Hampton Inn)
Incident: On Saturday July 15, 2017 shortly before 10:00 a.m. an SUV and trailer were reported stolen sometime over night. Reported stolen was a 2004 GMC Yukon grey in colour with New York plates. A 2015 Stealth trailer grey in colour also with New York plates was attached to the Yukon. Inside the trailer were 6 racing bikes.
Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 26670
Location: Dalkeith Drive
Incident: On Sunday July 15, 2017 at around 4:30 a.m. unknown person(s) broke into a business on Dalkeith Drive. A rear door was entered as well as a rear storage shed. At the time of the report no items appeared to be missing. The premise alarm was activated when entry gained.
Type: Break and Enter ? Residential
Incident: 17- 26667
Location: Goods Lane
Incident: On Sunday July 16, 2017 shortly before 4:00 a.m. a citizen from a home on Goods Lane called 911 after being awoken to the sound of glass breaking. Unknown person(s) had smashed a basement window however did not gain entry. No persons(s) were seen in the area.
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