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Traffic Stop Results in Multiple Charges and Seizure of Drugs

Oct 15, 2020

Incident # 20- 39513

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, at approximately 5:45 pm, members of the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop in the area of Colborne Street and Rawdon Street.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the license plate affixed to the vehicle was registered to a different vehicle and did not belong to the driver. The driver was also operating the vehicle without registration and insurance. 

Upon further investigation, Officers observed a significant quantity of cannabis readily available to the driver, which is in violation of the Cannabis Control Act. A large quantity of suspected cocaine along with drug paraphernalia was also located within the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, the motor vehicle was impounded and the following items were seized:
  • 80.5 grams (approx.) of Cannabis, with an estimated street value of $800
  • 538 grams (approx.) of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $53,890
  • Multiple drug paraphernalia; including a small digital scale and cutting agents used in illicit drugs
As such, a 32 year old male from Brantford was arrested and charged with:
  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act,
  • Possession of Stolen Property – Under $5,000, under the Criminal Code,
  • Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available, under the Cannabis Control Act,
  • Possession over 30 grams of Dried Cannabis, under the Cannabis Control Act,
  • Use of Plate – Not Authorized under the Highway Traffic Act,
  • Failure to Apply for Permit on Becoming Owner, under the Highway Traffic Act, and 
  • Owner Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance, under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Photo of suspected cocaine as evidence 
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BPS Seek to Verify Wellbeing of Cyclist Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision

Oct 11, 2020

Incident # 20-39935
 
On Sunday, October 11, 2020 at approximately 11:00 am, a male riding a bicycle was struck while crossing the intersection of St. Paul Avenue and Terrace Hill St by a red Hyundai Veloster.  The driver helped the pedestrian into his vehicle and drove away, but did not attend any nearby hospital. 
 
Police are concerned for the wellbeing of the cyclist and are appealing to the public for information.
 
Anyone with information regarding this motor vehicle collision is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113. Those 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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Drugs and Cash Seized by BPS BEAT Unit

Oct 8, 2020

Incident # 20-39360

On Wednesday October 7, 2020 members of the Brantford Police Service Downtown Better Enforcement Action Team (B.E.A.T.) were conducting patrols in the area of the Market Centre Parkade on Icomm Drive in response to reports of drug activity.

Upon attending the location, BPS B.E.A.T. members observed a suspect conduct a drug transaction. The suspect attempted to evade police by fleeing the scene in a vehicle and then continued on foot when police members located him.  After a short foot chase, the suspect was arrested.  The driver of the motor vehicle used to flee the scene, was arrested shortly afterwards.  

As a result of the patrol, B.E.A.T Officers seized the following:
  • 20 grams (approx.) of suspected Crack Cocaine
  • 30 grams (approx.) of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine
  • 9.7 grams (approx.) of suspected Fentanyl
  • A quantity of Canadian currency
In total, approximately $13,000.00 worth of illegal substances and a quantity of Canadian currency was seized.

As a result of the investigation a 32 year old male from Brantford and a 30 year old female from Ohsweken were charged with Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking and Trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 
Photo of drugs and cash

Anyone with information regarding drug related activities are asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113. 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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Bus Shelters Targeted by Vandals

Oct 2, 2020

Incident # 20-38615, 20-38628, 20-38629, 20-38630, 20-38631, 20-38632, 20-38633, 20-38634, 20-38636, 20-38637

Brantford Police Service has received a report to advise that overnight, Thursday, October 1, 2020, ten bus shelters at various locations throughout Brantford were vandalized.

Damaged locations:
  • Shellard Lane between Diana Ave and Flanders Drive
  • Fairview Drive at North Park Street
  • Brant Ave near Ava Road
  • Colborne Street at Kiwanis Way
  • Bell Lane and Mount Pleasant Street
  • Blackburn Drive and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway
  • Colborne Street and Iroquois Street
  • Fairview Drive and West Street
  • King George Road at Kent Drive
  • Oak Park Road and Hardy Road

Through investigation, it appears as though the shelter glass was shattered by discharging of a weapon believed to be a BB-gun.

The damage incurred to each of the bus shelters is estimated at $2,000 per shelter to repair.

An eye-witness has advised that at approximately 3:30 am Friday, October 2, 2020, an unknown individual  travelling in a newer model white sedan discharged a weapon, believed to be a BB-gun, towards a bus shelter in the area of Oak Park Road and Hardy Road.

Brantford Police Service is currently investigating this incident and are asking area residents who may have any information including home or dash cam footage in the areas of interest between 11:30 pm Thursday, October 1st and 5:30 am Friday, October 2, 2020 to contact police at 519-756-7050 or 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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Two Youth Face Assault Charges in Recent Attacks on 13 Year Old

Oct 1, 2020

Incident # 20-38092

On September 29, 2020, Brantford Police launched an investigation after receiving a report from a parent to advise that his 13 year old daughter had been the victim of a series of serious assaults. 

The police investigation revealed that three separate offences occurred within the last month. These assaults had been documented by video and made public on social media, further victimizing the young female. 

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and later sought medical attention.

As a result of the investigation, the following charges have been issued under the Criminal Code of Canada:

          Accused #1: 13 year old, female from Brantford is charged with Assault x 3

          Accused #2: 14 year old, female from Brantford is charged with Assault x 1

The investigation revealed the existence of an online social media "fight club” which features consensual and non-consensual fights between youth in the City of Brantford.

Brantford Police Service would like to remind parents of the importance of monitoring the social activity of their young children. Often youth are hesitant to come forward and could downplay an incident as they may fear retaliation from bullies.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251 

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UPDATE: LOCATED - MISSING FEMALE: BRITTANY JUDD

Sep 28, 2020

Incident #20-36285

UPDATE - Missing Person Located

The Brantford Police Service is pleased to advise that the missing person, Brittany JUDD has been located. Thank you to those who assisted in the investigation.

Original Release: 

September 23, 2020

Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female.

33 year old Brittany JUDD was last seen on September 3, 2020, in the trail system area behind Earl Haig Family Fun Park, 101 Market Street South, in the city of Brantford.               

Brittany JUDD is described as a white female, 5’7” tall, brown eyes, long brown hair and her clothing description is unknown.

Police and family are concerned for her well-being. Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or Detective Constable Jeff Cotter of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Section at (519) 756-7050, ext. 2271.

BPS Investigation - Drug Charges

Sep 25, 2020

Incident # 20- 37474

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, members of the Brantford Police Service conducted a drug trafficking investigation in the area of Brant Avenue and West Street in the City of Brantford. During the investigation the suspect fled from police on foot.  The suspect was located and arrested a short time later hiding in a residential backyard.  

Following the arrest, Police executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search warrant at a nearby residence.  As a result of that search warrant the following items were seized:
  • 10 ounces of suspected cocaine (Approximate street value of $30,000)
  • A quantity of Canadian Currency
  • An imitation firearm
 
As such, a 24 year old, male from Brantford stands charged with:
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 
 
Anyone with information regarding any other drug or weapons-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

Cedarland Park Play Equipment Destroyed

Sep 24, 2020

Incident # 20-37413

Brantford Police Service has received a report to advise that overnight, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 the playground equipment at Cedarland Park located on Ashgrove Avenue was severely vandalized.

The damage incurred to the play structure was substantial and estimated to cost approximately $15,000 to $20,000 to replace.

A great deal of force would have been required to damage the playground equipment and would have created substantial noise, likely noticed by area residents.

Brantford Police Service is currently investigating this incident and are asking area residents who may have witnessed the incident or who may have any information to contact police at 519-756-7050 or 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 

ADDITIONAL SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN BRANTFORD HOMICIDES

Sep 23, 2020

(LONDON, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), in a joint investigation with Brantford Police Service and under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have arrested two additional individuals in connection with a double-homicide in the City of Brantford last summer.

On July 18, 2019, Dorothy Lynn VANEVERY, 62-years-old and Larry REYNOLDS, 64-years-old, were found deceased in their home on Park Road South in Brantford.

Nathan Lloyd Emlyn HOWES 30-years-old of Brantford was arrested on Monday September 21st, 2020. He was charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder (Criminal Code Section 235(1)). The accused remains in custody with a scheduled appearance by video before the Ontario Court of Justice on September 28, 2020.

Malik MBUYI 19-years-old of Toronto was arrested on Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 and also charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder (Criminal Code Section 235(1)). He too remains in custody with a scheduled appearance by video before the Ontario Court of Justice on September 25, 2020.

These arrests and charges follow the arrest and charge earlier this year of Kareem ZEDAN, 22-years-old of Pickering, who was arrested in Thunder Bay on March 24, 2020, and also faces two counts of First-Degree Murder (Criminal Code Section 235(1)).

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Contact: Derek Rogers- Regional Media Relations Coordinator-OPP West Region Headquarters

Email:     derek.rogers@opp.ca

Phone:   (519) 652-4161

BPS Traffic Unit Investigate Single Fatality in Mohawk Lake Motor Vehicle Accident

Sep 20, 2020

20-036754

On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at approximately 7:15pm, members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a serious single motor vehicle collision on Greenwich Street; South of Murray Street.  Members of Brantford Fire and Brant/Brantford Paramedics were also dispatched to the collision.

Arriving on scene, officers located a single motor vehicle in Mohawk Lake. Investigation revealed the vehicle had lost control and left the roadway where it crashed into the lake. Members of the Brantford Fire Department were able to locate a 38 year old male from Brantford, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  The male was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Greenwich Street between Murray Street and Mohawk Street was closed for several hours during the investigation as members from the Collision Reconstruction Unit processed the collision scene.  All roadways are now open.

The Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Jeremy MORTON 519-756-0113 extension 2869.

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