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Drug Risk Awareness

May 18, 2020

The Brantford Police Service continues to investigate and respond to calls involving citizens who have suffered apparent drug over doses. A recent police investigation discovered white coloured pills are being sold on the street as Percocet or Oxycodone which may also contain other substances such as Fentanyl.  The Branford Police Service is reminding the community of the risks associated with drug use. If you choose to use, please use extreme caution as the drugs that you are using may not be what you are expecting and may contain other substances such as fentanyl.  If you are a new drug user you are particularly at risk should you use fentanyl or drugs cut with fentanyl.

Know what to do if you think someone is overdosing and call 9-1-1- immediately. If it’s available give the person naloxone. Naloxone is an emergency medication that 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 seen by a medical professional.  Even if you have taken drugs or have drugs on you, the Good Samaritan Law can protect you.

While we advise against using illicit drugs, people who choose to use should be sure to:
*never use alone
*start with a small amount
*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 (Narcan) 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 contact Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

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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Brantford Police Investigate Stabbing #20-17737

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

On May 13, 2020 just after 6:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service attended to the area of  265 Dalhousie Street, Alexandra Park in response to an incident where a 22 year old male had been stabbed.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim.  An unknown suspect, described as white, thin build, wearing a white t-shirt and creamed coloured pants had fled the area prior to police arrival.  The victim was transported to hospital where he remains in stable condition.
The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continues their investigation and are seeking any witnesses that were in the area at the time of the incident.    
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050
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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Celebrating Police Week May 10-16, 2020

May 11, 2020

Brantford Police Service Celebrating Police Week 
Front-line Police Officers and Police Personnel Honoured for Their Work in Keeping our Communities Safe
 
(BRANTFORD, ON) – The Brantford Police Service is joining police services across Ontario and Canada in kicking off Police Week (#PoliceWeekON), a celebration of the work our front-line police officers, 9-1-1 communicators, civilian staff, and all members of our police service do to keep our citizens safe and healthy, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year, Police Week runs from May 10 to 16, 2020. The theme in Ontario for the week is Leading the Way to Safer Communities, which focuses on the many ways that our police members help promote the safety and well-being of everyone in our communities.

"Police Week was first observed in 1970 and coincides with the Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is recognized internationally on May 15. While the Covid-19 pandemic means that our police personnel will not be able to go out into our communities and engage with members of the community as they have traditionally done during Police Week, we invite the public to reach out through social media or other means that use appropriate social distancing to thank our police officers and members for all they do to keep our communities safe”, said Robin Matthews-Osmond, Corporate Communications Manager.

Throughout this week, Brantford Police Service will be highlighting the many ways in which our members are serving our citizens, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ll also be acknowledging how our members are working closely with health care professionals and other first responders in our community to protect our citizens during this pandemic.

"During the Covid-19 pandemic, our police officers have literally been putting their lives on the line in serving our community,” said Robin Matthews-Osmond, Corporate Communications Manager. "They have worked hard with health care professionals and other first responders to keep residents safe during this unprecedented health challenge. During Police Week, we encourage community members to say ‘Thank You!’ to our hardworking officers and police personnel.”

The annual Police Week in Ontario is sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General. It is part of a national effort across Canada led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police to recognize and honour the work of police service members.

Canada Road Safety Week, May 12-18, 2020

May 7, 2020

Brantford, ON – Tuesday, May 12 to Monday, May 18, 2020 marks Canada Road Safety Week, a 7-day public education campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by promoting safe driving behaviours. This annual awareness campaign is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on Canada’s roads.

Despite the fact that most drivers claim to be aware of the laws and regulations related to impaired driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving, many do not appear to fully 
understand the various behaviours that define each of these infractions and, if they do, some continue to break the rules. This is why this year’s campaign theme is about "Shifting Gears”. We are encouraging drivers to "think differently” about problematic driving behaviours by broadening their understanding of the rules. We are also inviting them to acknowledge the bad habits they may not have realized they had and to "change their driving behaviours” accordingly.

The Brantford Police Service makes educating the public in safe driving practices a road safety priority.  An essential part of our job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways.  This year, the focus of our campaign continues to be on the behaviours that put drivers, passengers and all road users at risk of fatal or serious injury collisions.  Our enforcement initiative will focus on impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving and speeding.

The Brantford Police Service is committed to increase public compliance with safe driving in order to prevent collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. As a driver, your actions can increase road safety.  Please adjust your actions behind the wheel to make our roads safer for everyone.

The Brantford Police Service is proud to be participating in this year’s Canada Road Safety Campaign. While this public safety initiative is part of a national effort to help advance Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world, we are confident that our local efforts will help make the roads here in Brantford among the safest in Canada.

BPS Drugs and Weapons Investigation Sees Arrest of Armed Male

May 6, 2020

On Tuesday May 5, 2020, members of the Brantford Police Service conducted an arrest of an armed person in relation to an ongoing drugs and weapons investigation. Police then executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search warrant at a residence on Alfred Street in the City of Brantford. As a result of the investigation the following items were seized:
A semi-automatic handgun
Ammunition
250 grams of suspected cocaine (approximate street value of $25000)
Prescription medication
$5000 in cash (approximate)
Three persons were charged in connection with the investigation.

28 year old Enrico CALLENDER of Hamilton stands charged with:
1.Unauthorized possession of a firearm, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
2.Knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
3.Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
4.Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
5.Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (two counts).
6.Possession of Firearm contrary to Order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
7.Possession of ammunition contrary to Order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
8.Careless storage of ammunition, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
 
A 19 year old female from Hamilton stands charged with:
1.Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to 5 (2) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (two counts). 
2.Careless storage of ammunition, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. 

A 27 year old female from Brantford stands charged with:
1.Possession for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to 5 (2) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
2.Careless storage of ammunition, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
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

28 year old Brantford Male Faces Firearm and Assault Related Charges

May 5, 2020

Incident #20-15525

Brantford Police Service has charged a 28 year old Brantford male with numerous offences after an early morning investigation on Murray Street.  
On May 4th, 2020 at approximately 4:13 a.m. the Brantford Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at a Murray Street address within the City of Brantford.  Information was received that a domestic related dispute involving a firearm had taken place inside the residence.  The victim, a 22 year old female had been physically assaulted, threatened bodily harm and forced to stay in the residence.  Further information was received that a firearm was in the residence and used to threaten the victim.  

The Brantford Police Service responded to the residence with assistance from the Emergency Response Team.  Contact was made with the occupants and the victim was able to safely leave the residence.  The victim had sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene by Emergency Medical Services.  Communication was made with the suspect inside the residence who peacefully surrendered himself and was arrested by police.  Investigation revealed a loaded bolt action rifle, a magazine loaded with ammunition, two types of loose ammunition and a set of brass knuckles inside the residence.  

As a result of the investigation a 28 year old Brantford male has been charged with:
Assault CCC
Assault Cause Bodily CCC 
Pointing a Firearm CCC
Utter Threats Cause Death/Bodily Harm CCC 
Forcible Confinement CCC 
Careless Use of Firearm CCC
Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm CCC
Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose CCC


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BPS – Traffic Unit Continues to Investigate Motor Vehicle Collision

May 1, 2020

Incident #20-15525

The Brantford Police Service – Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate a motor vehicle collision located at Erie Ave and the Cockshutt Bridge and are appealing for witnesses.  

On Monday April 27, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a motor vehicle collision on Erie Ave at the Cockshutt Bridge.  Two vehicles had been involved in a head-on collision.  Community Patrol Officers attended to and investigated the collision.  At the time of the investigation occupants from both vehicles were transported to hospital.  Investigation revealed that one of the drivers involved in the collision suffered a medical emergency while operating her vehicle.  The driver has since succumbed to her medical condition.    

The BPS-Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate this incident and are asking anyone who may have witnessed or has any information relating to this investigation to contact Cst. Jeremy Morton 519-756-0113  ext.2869.  
       

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Crime Brief - May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Type:        Assault with Weapon  
Incident: 20-15924
Location:   Clarence Street South
Incident:On Thursday April 30, 2020 just before 3:00 p.m. Brantford Police responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding an assault at a business on Clarence Street.  An unknown male had attempted to steal a car that was parked in the parking lot and threatened to stab the owner with a pair of scissors when confronted.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim who was not physically injured as a result of the incident.  Officers searched the area and located the suspect a short distance away.  The accused fled on foot when he observed police, however was arrested after a brief struggle.  Investigation revealed the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions.  A 25 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault with a Weapon, Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Theft Under $5000, Attempt Theft Over $5000, Resist Arrest, Escape Lawful Custody and Breach of Probation.                  

Type:        Impaired – Drug  
Incident: 20-15983
Location:   Erie Ave
Incident:On Thursday April 30, 2020 just after 9:30 p.m. Brantford Police responded to a 9-11 call regarding a suspected impaired driver on Erie Ave near the Veterans Memorial Parkway.  A vehicle was seen driving in the area crossing the centre line and weaving all over the road.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they were able to locate the vehicle and it was observed by Officers to be crossing the centre line and striking the curb.  When Officers attempted to stop the vehicle it hit and mounted the curb coming to rest partially on the sidewalk.  Officers spoke to the male driver and observed signs of impairment.   The driver was arrested and given a demand for a Drug Recognition Evaluation. While dealing with the accused he was found to be in possession of several Oxycodone pills.  As a result of the investigation a 45 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation – Drug under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    

Type:Impaired – Alcohol 
Incident:20-15992
Location:Harriet Street
Incident:On Friday May 1, 2020 just after 12:00 a.m. Brantford Police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a suspicious vehicle.  A vehicle was observed driving up and down the street at a high rate of speed and honking its horn.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle.  Officers were able to stop the vehicle and spoke to the female driver.  Officers observed open alcohol in the front consul of the vehicle.   The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device, was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over the legal limit.  A 23 year old female from Brantford is charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  Her licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.   

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Missing Person - Randy MANSELL - 36 years old

Apr 30, 2020

Inc #20-15399

Brantford Police Major Crime Investigating – Missing Person

On Monday April 27th, 2020 Randy MANSELL was reported missing to the Brantford Police Service. MANSELL was last seen by family during June of 2019. 

MANSELL is described as a 36 year old male, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches, 160 pounds, medium build with short auburn hair and blue eyes. 
 

The Brantford Police are seeking public assistance in locating Randy MANSELL to confirm his wellbeing.  Anyone with knowledge of MANSELL’S whereabouts is asked to call Detective Matt ROBERTS at 519-756-7050 ext. 2273. 

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Catalytic Converter Thefts

Apr 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

The Brantford Police Service has recently seen an increase in the number catalytic converter thefts from motor vehicles. Catalytic converter systems work to filter harmful pollution from vehicle exhaust. Catalytic converters have become an increasingly valuable item for thieves.

Typically these thefts have occurred overnight, where a suspect has crawled under vehicles and cut away the catalytic converter from the exhaust system. 

The Brantford Police Service is asking the public to call police if suspicious persons are observed near parked vehicles in residential areas, parking lots, and commercial parking lots.

All vehicles are subject to these types of thefts, however a current trend involving these incidents relate to Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe’s vehicles.
Anyone with information regarding the thefts of catalytic converts 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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