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Crime Brief - January 28, 2021

Jan 28, 2021

Type:                  Assault
Incident:          21-02499
Location:          Queen Street
 
On Thursday, January 21, 2021 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend reports of an assault in the area of Queen Street.
 
Within a Queen Street apartment, a verbal dispute occurred between a female and male who were known to each other. The female suspect allegedly hit the male victim and later sprayed him in the face with mace.

Investigation revealed that the suspect was bound by a recognizance to keep the peace.

As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old-female from Brantford stands charged with the following under the Criminal Code:
  • Common Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Breach Peace Bond
 

 
Type:  
               Impaired Driving - Alcohol
Incident:          21-02513
Location:          Dorothy Street / Harriett Street
 
On Friday, January 22, 2020 at approximately 1:46 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Dorothy Street in relation to a report of an impaired driver.
 
A caller had advised that the accused was operating his motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, allegedly running over her foot while she was nearby the vehicle. The accused was also observed operating the vehicle by a witness.
 
Officers located the accused at his residence on Harriett Street. While speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of intoxication. Investigation revealed that driver’s licence of the accused was currently suspended  
 
The accused was placed under arrest for impaired operation and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

While in custody the demand for a breath sample was given, as required by law, however the accused refused.

As a result of the investigation, a 25-year-old male from Brantford has been charged with the following offences:
  • Impaired Operation contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Dangerous Operation contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Fail to Render Assistance contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Fail to Remain contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
Type:                   Stolen Vehicles
Incident:             21-02647
Location:            Sinclair Blvd.
 
On Saturday January 23, 2021 at approximately 3:22 am, Community Patrol Officers with the Brantford Police Service located two suspicious motor vehicles at a Sinclair Boulevard truck stop.
 
When the officers approached the vehicles, three males fled on foot and were subsequently apprehended by officers.
 
Investigation revealed the two vehicles had previously been reported stolen. Further investigation revealed one of the accused men was violating conditions of a valid Undertaking by Officer in Charge. A second accused male was found to be in violation of a valid Judge’s Release Order.  
 
Stolen licence plates and a small amount of suspected heroin were located in the vehicles.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old male from Brampton is charged with the following:    
  • Possession of a Stolen Vehicle – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession Stolen Property (plates) – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of Undertaking by Officer in Charge – Contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession Controlled Substance (suspected heroin) – contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Additionally, a 23-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following under the Criminal Code:
  • Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
  • Possession Stolen Property (plates)
  • Fail to Comply Judges Order

Both of the accused were held for bail.
 
 
Type:                Impaired Driving - Alcohol
Incident:          21-02771
Location:          Garden Ave / 403 W
 
On Sunday, January 24, 2021 at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were travelling westbound on Highway 403 near Garden Avenue when a vehicle was observed driving in an erratic manner.
 
Officers conducted a traffic stop and, upon speaking with the driver, observed signs of intoxication. Open containers of alcohol were observed within the vehicle, accessible to the driver.
 
The accused was arrested and transported to provide a sample of breath as required by law. Samples provided by the accused were over the levels permissible by law.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 24-year-old male from Brantford was arrested for 80 Milligrams Plus under the Criminal Code. 
 

As the accused was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s licence, his licence was seized. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
 

 
Type:                Threatening / Weapons
Incident:          21-02897
Location:          Marlene Avenue
 
On Monday, January 25, 2021 at approximately 10:00 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a residence on Marlene Avenue in regards to an offensive weapon complaint.  
 
Information was received that a male attended a neighbour apartment and, after a brief conflict, brandished a machete in a threatening manner towards a female resident. The female was not injured. 
 
Officers attended the location and located the suspect male within his apartment. The suspect male fled from police however he was stopped by police. The suspect resisted when being placed under arrest.
 
The suspect male was found to be in possession of a machete.
 
Further investigation revealed that the accused was in violation of a valid Undertaking by Officer in Charge with the condition "not to possess any weapon”.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 34-year-old-male from Brantford stands charged with the following under the Criminal Code:
  • Possession of weapons dangerous
  • Uttering threats to person
  • Failure to comply with undertaking
  • Escape from lawful custody
  • Resist arrest
 
The accused was held for bail.
 
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Crime Brief: January 22, 2021

Jan 22, 2021

Type:                 Possession / Suspended Driver
Incident:          21-01580
Location:         West Street and Buffalo Street
 
On Thursday, January 14, 2021, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Brantford Police community patrol officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of West Street and Buffalo Street.
 
Investigation revealed that the female driver provided a false identity by presenting a driver’s licence that did not belong to her.
 
Further investigation revealed the accused was operating the motor vehicle as a suspended driver. A search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of a quantity of suspected Percocet pills with an estimated street value of $530 and a quantity of suspected fentanyl with an approximate street value of $40.

As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with:
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2 - Contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substance Act
  • Utter Forged Document- Contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Obstruct Police- Contrary the Criminal Code
  • Driving while under suspension- Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act


Type:                 Residential Property Theft
Incident:          21-01592
Location:         St George Street
 
On Thursday, January 14, 2021 at approximately 11:45 a.m., Brantford Police Service received reports of two male suspects who had allegedly stolen a package from a residential porch on St. George Street.

Officers attended the area where the two male suspects were located in possession of the package and were subsequently arrested. Further investigation determined the suspects were bound by probation orders.

As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with:
  • Theft Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of Probation x 2

A 27-year-old male from Brantford also stands charged with:
  • Theft Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Breach of Probation  

              

Type:                 Break and Enter, Assault
Incident:          21-01705
Location:         Colborne Street East

On Friday, January 15, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a break and enter at a motel located on Colborne Street East.

It was reported that, on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at approximately 10:41 p.m., the accused female left her motel room and attended the room of the male victim where she entered unlawfully and stole miscellaneous items. 

On Friday, January 15, 2021, a second male victim had confronted the accused regarding the incident, when a verbal argument ensued resulting in the accused female assaulting the victim. At this time a male, who was present, became involved in the altercation, damaging a window and door of the motel room.   

The stolen property was located in possession of the accused male and accused female, and successfully retrieved by police.

As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
  • Break, enter to dwelling house and commit indictable offence 
  • Possession of stolen goods under $5000
  • Assault 

A 21-year-old male from Brantford stands also stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
  • Mischief under $5000 x 2
  • Possession of stolen goods under $5000


Type:                 Break and Enter, Theft
Incident:          21-01729
Location:         Dunsdon Street
 
On Friday, January 15, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Brantford Police Service responded to a call for service in regards to a suspected break and enter at a residence on Dunsdon Street. 
 
Investigation revealed that the two suspect individuals had forced entry to the residence and had collected items from the residence.  Upon attending the scene, officers observed a male and female removing items from the residence.
 
Further investigation revealed that the male suspect was wanted on an unrelated warrant. The two suspects were arrested and a search incident to arrest revealed that the female suspect was in possession of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine.  

As a result of the investigation, a 43-year-old male from Brantford was charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
  • Break, Enter Dwelling House – Commit Indictable Offence 
  • Possession of Stolen Goods Under $5,000 

A 27-year-old female was charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
  • Break, Enter Dwelling House – Commit Indictable Offence
  • Possession of Stolen Goods Under $5,000; and
  • Possession Schedule I – Methamphetamine under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act


Type:                 Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking
Incident:          21-01803
Location:         Fairview Drive
 
On Saturday, January 16, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Brantford Police Service responded to a call for service at a hotel located on Fairview Drive for reports of an intoxicated male who was refusing to return to his room.
 
Upon arrival, officers located the accused in the hotel’s hallway where he displayed visible signs of intoxication. The accused was creating a disturbance and was belligerent to staff and other hotel guests.
 
As a result, the accused was arrested for the Liquor Licence Act offence of Being Intoxicated in a Common Area and for the Criminal Code offence of Causing a Disturbance.
 
A search incident to arrest, found the accused in possession of approximately 10.5 grams of suspected cocaine, with and estimated street value of $1050, and approximately 1.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $210. Also located on his person were materials used for the packaging of controlled substances.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 22-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following:
  • Causing a Disturbance contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking of a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance – Cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Being Intoxicated in a Common Area contrary to the Liquor Licence Act
 
The accused was held for a bail hearing.


Type:                 Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle
Incident:          21-02263
Location:         East Avenue 
 
On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at approximately 10:27 p.m., Community Patrol Officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Victoria Street.
 
Officers observed the dangerous operation of the motor vehicle as it proceeded through a stop sign at Park Avenue then continued northbound onto Peel Street. Operated by a male driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, the motor vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign on Peel Street and Colborne Street as it turned eastbound onto Colborne Street. Turning southbound onto Murray Street, the vehicle stopped in the middle of the road before turning into the driveway of a residence on East Avenue. The motor vehicle did not have any plates affixed to it.
 
Attending to the vehicle, the driver was unable to provide a valid driver’s licence, ownership, or proof of insurance to officers. Officers observed signs of intoxication and an open container of alcohol within the vehicle. 
 
The suspect was arrested and transported to provide a sample of breath as required by law. Two samples were provided by the accused, both of which were over two times the legal limit. 
Further investigation revealed that the accused is a G1 licence holder and he had failed to transfer the ownership of the vehicle he was operating to his name in a timely manner as required by law. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 25-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following: 
  • Operation While Impaired - contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • 80 plus - contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Dangerous Operation - contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Driver Fail to Surrender Licence - contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Fail to Apply for Permit upon Becoming Owner - contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Drive Motor Vehicle- No Plates - contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Class G1 Licence Holder - Unaccompanied by Qualified Driver- contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance - contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

In addition to the charges, the accused’s vehicle was impounded and license suspended. 


Type:                 Possession of Stolen Property
Incident:          21-02273
Location:         Clarence Street and Dalhousie Street 
 
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service observed a male riding a bicycle northbound on Clarence Street passing Dalhousie Street. The male did not have a red light or reflector mounted to the rear of his bicycle as required by law. 
 
Officers conducted a traffic stop of the bicycle near the intersection of West Street and Galileo Boulevard.
 
Investigation revealed that the bicycle the male was riding had previously been reported stolen to the Brantford Police Service. 
 
The suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property. 
 
A search incident to arrest revealed the accused was in possession of an imitation firearm and various ammunition. 
 
Further investigation revealed the accused was bound by a probation order. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old male from Branford stands charged with:
  • Breach of Probation – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possess Stolen Property Under $5000 – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Carry Concealed Weapon – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Careless Use of a Firearm (ammunition) – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possess Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (ammunition) – contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Improper lighting on a bicycle – contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
 
The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

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Brantford Police Services Board Announce 2021 Chair and Vice-Chair

Jan 19, 2021

At the Thursday, January 14, 2021 meeting of the Brantford Police Services Board, an election was held to select the Chair and Vice-Chair for 2021. As a result of the election, the Board has selected Mark Littell to serve as Chair of the Board. City of Brantford Ward 3 Councillor Greg Martin was selected to serve as Vice-Chair.

Mark Littell previously served as the Chair of the Police Services Board in 2020 and also served as a Councillor with the City of Brantford from 2006 to 2010. 

Greg Martin is currently a Councillor for Ward 3 in Brantford and served as Vice-Chair of the Police Services Board in 2020. Mayor Kevin Davis, Karen George and Tammy Bonner also serve on the board.    
 
"Brantford Police Service is dedicated to servicing our community and I am eager to continue to lead the board in efforts to improve our city.” - Chair Mark Littell

"I would like to congratulate Chair Littell and Vice-Chair Martin and look forward to our continued collaboration as we work to serve our community.” – Police Chief Rob Davis  

What is the Police Services Board?

The Government of Ontario establishes the framework for policing through the Police Services Act. Locally, each municipality maintaining a police service is required through legislation to establish a structure, commonly known as a Police Services Board, through which these standards and regulations are administered.

The Police Services Board is the legal entity and authority for the organization and is ultimately accountable for the proper conduct of the organization's business. The Board is further responsible for the provision of police services and for law enforcement and crime prevention, generally determined after consultation with the Chief of Police.

The Brantford Police Services Board consists of two Council Members appointed by resolution of the Municipal Council, one Community Member appointed by Municipal Council and two persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
 
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Fire Fatality: Determined Cause - Accidental

Jan 19, 2021

Inc 21- 01838
UPDATE
 
The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit in partnership with the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office and Brantford Fire Prevention have concluded their investigation and determined the cause of the January 16, 2021 fire at a residence on White Owl Crescent to be accidental.

The sole occupant of the residence at the time of the fire, a 58-year-old female has died as a result of smoke inhalation. Out of respect for the family, the victim’s identity will not be released by Brantford Police Service. 
 
Original Release - January 16, 2021

On Saturday, January 16, 2021 at approximately 11:15 a.m., Brantford Police Service responded to an Assist Fire call at a residence on White Owl Crescent.
 
Brantford Fire Department located and extricated a female patient, who succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
 
The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate the matter in partnership with the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office and Brantford Fire Prevention. The scene is being held for further investigation.
 
Anyone with knowledge of the event is asked to call Detective Jeff COTTER at 519-756-7050 ext. 2271.
  
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Crime Brief - January 14, 2021

Jan 14, 2021

Type:                     Mischief
Incident:              21-00822
Location:             Colborne Street and Park Avenue
              
On Friday, January 8, 2021 at approximately 4:18 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a convenience store located at Colborne Street and Park Avenue in regards to a report of a male having damaged a motor vehicle.
 
Officers attended the scene where investigation revealed that a male had slashed the tire of a vehicle in the parking lot after engaging in an argument with the owner of the vehicle. Surveillance video from the scene allowed officers to identify the suspect.
 
Further investigation revealed that the suspect was bound by a probation order to keep the peace and be of good behavior.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old male from Brantford has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Breach of Probation Order


 
Type:                     Robbery / Firearm Charges
Incident:              21-01147
Location:             Market Street

On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call from an employee at a restaurant located on Market Street to report an armed robbery.
 
A male was reported to have entered the restaurant with his face concealed, brandished a firearm and demanded money from the restaurant employee. The accused was unsuccessful at obtaining money and proceeded to steal the employee’s cell phone and several beverages before fleeing the scene on foot. The restaurant employee was not injured as a result of the robbery.
 
Upon arriving on scene, officers observed an individual matching the description of the accused, in close proximity to the restaurant. When speaking officers, the suspect was evasive and attempted to leave the scene. The suspect was found to be in possession of the victim’s cell phone.
 
Further investigation revealed that the name the suspect provided to officers was determined to be a false identity. The accused was also determined to be bound by two probation orders and four weapons prohibition orders for various offences.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old male from Brantford was arrested and has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
  • Robbery with a firearm
  • Firearm – use while committing and offence
  • Point firearm
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Breach of Probation
  • Firearm of weapon – possession contrary to prohibition x 4
 
The accused was held for bail.


 
Type:                     Theft
Incident:              21-01412
Location:             Dufferin Avenue / William Street
 
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at approximately 3:45 a.m. officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Dufferin Ave in regards to a report of a male who was observed opening car doors of several motor vehicles within the area.
 
While travelling to scene, officers observed a male matching the description of the accused exiting a vehicle in the area of William and Richmond Street. When speaking with the officer, the male admitted to entering the vehicles and returned various items from the backpack he had stolen from vehicles. 
 
Investigation revealed the accused had entered and stolen various items from four motor vehicles. All property was obtained by the officers, to be returned to the owners.
 
As a result of the investigation, a 24-year-old male from Brantford has been charged with Theft Under $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code.
 
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BPS Seek Information in Drive-by Shooting Incident

Jan 8, 2021

Incident#  21-336
 
On Monday, January 4, 2021 at approximately 12:28 a.m. officers with the Brantford Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a resident on Eddy Avenue regarding a vehicle that had been damaged by gun shots.
 
Investigation has revealed that a vehicle travelled past the Eddy Avenue residence and an unknown suspect fired multiple rounds from a firearm into a vehicle parked in the driveway of the residence. The suspect vehicle left the area, travelling eastbound on Eddy Ave.
 
A description of the suspect(s) is not available at this time.
 
The suspect vehicle is described as a white sedan of an unknown make and model.
 
No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident.
 
As this investigation is active, additional information is not available for release at this time.
 
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked 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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BPS Seek Suspects in BB Gun Assaults

Jan 8, 2021

The Brantford Police Service are investigating two separate incidents involving an individual being shot with a BB gun.
  
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at approximately 5:45 p.m. the Brantford Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a convenience store located at Colborne Street and Park Avenue regarding an injured male.
 
The victim, a 21-year-old-male, was approached by two unknown females who requested money. The male declined to provide money to the females and was then shot multiple times with a BB gun by one of the suspects.
 
The suspects left the scene on foot, travelling southbound on Park Ave.
 
The victim was transported to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

Suspect Description
Suspect #1:                     
Female, early 20’s, wearing a dark grey hooded sweatshirt, red "Adidas” style pants, a camouflage patterned backpack
 
Suspect #2:                     
Female, early 20’s, wearing a blue hoodie with a Toronto Maple Leafs logo on the front, black "Adidas” style pants, and a back pack 


On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at approximately 3:15 p.m., in the area of Market Street and Dalhousie Street, Brantford Police responded to a report of an injured female.
 
Investigation revealed that after a dispute, a 23 year-old female victim was shot once with a BB gun by a female suspect.
 
The victim fled to safety and called for police. She was subsequently transported to hospital where she received treatment for minor injuries. The suspect fled the scene on foot.
 
Suspect Description:      Female, early 20’s

It is unknown at this time whether the two incidents are related. 
 
As these investigations are active, additional information is not available for release at this time.
 
The Brantford Police Service are continuing to investigate these incidents. Anyone with information is asked 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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Crime Brief - January 7, 2021

Jan 7, 2021

Type:                   Weapons
Incident:            21-00025
Location:            Dalhousie Street
     
On Friday, January 1, 2021 at approximately 3:36 a.m., members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a residence on Dalhousie Street in regards to a possible offensive weapons call.
 
Officers attended the scene where investigation revealed that an uninvited female had arrived at the residence and was acting erratic. Upon being asked to leave by the residents, the female brandished a kitchen knife in a threatening manner. A scuffle occurred, resulting in a male victim receiving minor injuries while attempting to disarm the female.

As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code:
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Assault with a weapon
 

Type:                   Assault / COVID – Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) Infraction
Incident:             21-00128
Location:            Brantford General Hospital, Terrace Hill Street

On Saturday, January 2, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the Brantford General Hospital to assist on-site security with an assaultive individual. 

The accused male had attended the Brantford General Hospital numerous times throughout the day, where he had caused several previous disturbances.

At approximately 12:03 a.m. on January 2, 2021, security officers noticed the male from earlier in the day in the waiting room of the emergency department not wearing a face mask, contrary to the hospital’s COVID-19 pandemic policy. After being asked to wear a mask, the male refused and became irate. Several patients in the emergency room expressed concern regarding the male’s behaviour. The male acted out, damaging dividers in the waiting room which were in place for pandemic related safety measures. 

Upon being asked to leave by security, the male refused and spit in the face of both security guards. The male also made multiple threats to cause damage to the building as well as injury to patients within.

At approximately 12:56 a.m., the security guards attempted to arrest the accused male however, he resisted arrest. Again, the male spit on one of the security guards.
 
Brantford Police were contacted at approximately 1:01am for assistance. Arriving on scene at approximately 1:08 a.m. Brantford Police Officers continued the arrest.
 
Investigation revealed that the accused was bound by various orders with conditions including multiple probation orders. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old male from Brantford was charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking 
  • Breach of Probation x2  
  • Breach Court Order 
  • Cause Disturbance 
  • Assault x2
  • Resist Arrest 
  • Uttering Threats 
  • Uttering Threats to Property 
 
The accused was also charged with the following:
  • Fail to leave premises when directed contrary to the Trespass to Property Act, and 
  • Failure to comply contrary to the Reopening Ontario Act
 
The accused was held for bail.


Type:                   Disturbance / Property Damage
Incident:             21-00318
Location:            Sheridan Street and Clarence Street
        
On Sunday, January 3, 2021, Officers with the Brantford Police were dispatched at approximately 8:17 p.m. to the area of Clarence Street and Sheridan Street in regards to reports of a male damaging motor vehicles and creating a disturbance while traveling on foot on Sheridan Street. 
 
Upon arriving on scene, officers observed the door of a motor vehicle with extensive damage and the accused was heard shouting and screaming in the street.
 
The accused had significantly damaged four motor vehicles by using his foot to kick the doors of the motor vehicles.
 
Further investigation revealed that the accused is currently bound to two separate probation orders, with the condition of "keep the peace and be of good behaviour.”
 
At approximately 8:25 p.m., the accused was taken into custody after he became assaultive toward officers. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Mischief under $5000 x 4
  • Cause Disturbance 
  • Breach of Probation x 2
 
The accused was held for bail.


Type:                   Fraud
Incident:             21-00645
Location:            Lynden Road

On January 6, 2021 at approximately 3:54 p.m., Police were dispatched to a financial institution located on Lynden Road in response to a report of a fraud in progress. Bank staff reported that a female was attempting to create a bank account and credit card under a stolen identity.
 
Upon investigation, the identification and documents presented to the bank were confirmed to be stolen. The accused was found to be in possession of numerous identity documents, financial debit and credit cards, cheques, and gift cards belonging to several named victims and other possible unknown victims. The accused was also in possession of a crowbar. 
 
The accused is bound by a Form 10 Undertaking with the condition to only possess credit-debit cards in their name, as well as two Probation Orders; one to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and one prohibiting the accused from possessing any credit or debit card unless lawfully issued in their name. 
 
As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 
  • Forgery
  • Fraud Under $5000
  • Identity Theft
  • Identity Fraud x 3
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x 2
  • Possession of Credit Card 
  • Possession of Break in Instruments 
  • Failure to Comply with Undertaking
  • Breach of Probation
 
The accused was held for bail. 

COVID-19 Outbreak at BPS Resolved

Jan 5, 2021

UPDATE:
January 5, 2021

At this time, BPS would like to advise the public that the previously reported outbreak at the Brantford Police Service has been declared over as of January 3, 2021.
 
We would like to thank the public for the outpouring of support they have shown our members.
 
Brantford Police Service is dedicated to ensuring public safety and would like to thank our officers and members who have been working diligently to protect our community during these unprecedented times.
 
ORIGINAL RELEASE:
December 27, 2020
Effective December 27, 2020, the Brant County Health Unit has declared a workplace outbreak at the Brantford Police Service Station. A workplace outbreak is declared when there are two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with an epidemiological link in the workplace (e.g., same work area, same shift) within a 14-day period, where cases could have reasonably acquired their infection in the workplace.

These are the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Brantford Police Service.  

The members were last at work on December 18, 2020. All areas where the members worked have undergone a deep cleaning. All members of the Brantford Police Service are screened daily under internal COVID-19 precautions.

The Service is working closely with the Brant County Health Unit to ensure proper contact tracing is undertaken while the affected members recover at home.

Modifications to Non-Emergency Services

In response to the provincial shutdown, the Brantford Police Service has temporarily modified some non-emergency services to help minimize the threat possibility of transmission of the virus. All emergency services remain in place.

Please refrain from attending the BPS facility on Elgin Street unless facing an emergency situation. All citizens who require non-emergency services such as record checks, criminal background checks or general information are asked to do so by utilizing our online reporting system at www.brantfordpolice.ca  or by calling the station at 519-756-0113. In an emergency, always dial 911.

Modifications to non-emergency services include: 
  • In-person record check applications and freedom-of-information requests will not be accepted in person. Please visit www.brantfordpolice.ca  to submit requests online. 
  • Non-emergency crimes, such as thefts from vehicles, fraud and property damage under $5,000, can be reported online at www.brantfordpolice.ca  
  • Additional screening questions related to COVID-19 will be asked of callers before an officer is dispatched. Officers may be wearing protective equipment such as gloves and masks. 
  • Do not call 911 or visit the station if you have COIVD-19-related questions — 911 is for critical situations and emergencies only. For any COVID-19-related questions, please call 519-759-4150 or email covidviolations@brantford.ca or the Brant County Health Unit at 519-753-4937 or covid19@bchu.org
Reporting COVID-19 Violations: 
  • COVID related violations can be reported by emailing covidviolations@brantford.ca or calling 519-759-4150 

It is important that members of the public refrain from visiting the station unless facing an emergency. If you must attend the station, please self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms at home and refrain from visiting in person if you have any signs of illness. We appreciate the public’s cooperation with this request in an effort to ensure the protection and peace of mind for our staff who continue to serve our community.

Brantford Police Service is dedicated to ensuring public safety and would like to thank our officers and members who have been working diligently to protect our community during these unprecedented times.

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

NYE Gathering Results in ROA Charge

Jan 4, 2021

Incident # 21-00008

At approximately 1:20 a.m. on January 1, 2021, officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report of an illegal social gathering involving attendees from more than one household. Officers attended, and have charged a 30-year-old female from Brantford, with Fail to Comply under the Reopening Ontario Act.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Brantford Police Service would like to remind the public that under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, businesses or organizations must ensure that masks or face coverings are worn by any person (including members of the public and workers) in the indoor area of the business or organization, with limited exceptions.

Under the COVID-19 Emergency Orders, gatherings of persons from outside the same household are not permitted. Each attendee / organizer can be fined in accordance with the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act.  

Individuals violating the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act are subject to a set fine of $880.  Individuals planning or organizing gatherings with persons outside their immediate household are subject to a fine of $10,000.

Members of the public are reminded of the need to comply with COVID-19 safety measures including physical distancing, hand cleaning, and the proper wearing of facial / mouth coverings.

To report a violation of COVID-19 provincial or municipal orders in Brantford, please visit Brantford.ca to access the online form or call the City’s Customer Contact Centre at 519-759-4150.

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”


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