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Missing Male - Located

Jan 13, 2020

  *******Update January 13, 2020******* 
Missing male Devan MOTZ has been located with no concerns. Thank-you for the assistance.
 
Incident #20-00991
Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 18 year old autistic male, Devan Motz.  
Devan is described as a white male, 6’1”, 180 lbs, slim to medium build, long straight brown hair and wears glasses.  He may be wearing a black leather jacket with a black and orange "Sons of Anarchy” hoodie.  He was last seen on January 5, 2020 around the Tim Horton’s on Mt. Pleasant Street, Brantford.  
The Brantford Police Service wishes to confirm Devon’s well-being.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

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Fatal Collision 2020/01/11 235 Brant Avenue

Jan 11, 2020

Incident # 20-01544
 
Members of the Brantford Police Service were sent to investigate a serious Motor Vehicle Collision at approximately 6:00 pm. The collision occurred in the area of 235 Brant Av near St. Joseph Church.  A south bound pickup truck collided with a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the road.

A seventy-four year old male sustained critical injuries and was rushed to Brantford General Hospital.  He later succumbed to his injuries.  Names will not be released until Next of Kin notification is completed.

The driver of the pickup truck, a twenty eight year old male, was not injured as a result of the collision.

Several witnesses came forth at the scene, however, the Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this tragic incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Jeremy MORTON at 519-756-0113 ext 2869
 
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Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Jan 10, 2020

Incident #20-01274

Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate after an armed robbery.  

On Thursday January 9, 2020 at approximately 7:40 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a robbery at a business on King George Road.  Three unknown males had entered the store and forced the two employees to turn over an unknown number of cellular devices.  One of the suspects brandished a firearm during the incident.  One of the employees was physically assaulted during the incident and received non-life threatening injuries.  Customers who were in the store at the time were able to safely exit.  

Suspect Information
  
Suspect #1
Male, 5’8” to 5’10”, black, wearing dark clothing, dark sweater and a balaclava

Suspect #2
Male, 5’7” to 5’9”, black, wearing dark clothing, grey shoes and grey hoodie pulled up over his head/face

Suspect #3 
Male, 5’7” to 5’9”, black, wearing a dark jacket, with hoodie pulled up over head/face

Suspect Vehicle
Dark colored SUV.

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information or who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or Det. Groen at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206.  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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Brantford Police are Investigating a Bomb Threat at St John’s College

Jan 6, 2020

Incident #20-00745

Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate a threat at St John’s College

On Monday January 6, 2020 at approximately 8:45 a.m. staff at St John’s College located on Paris Road, Brantford received a bomb threat through a phone call.  The Brantford Police Service was notified and Officers attended to the School.  Working in conjunction with school officials a decision was made for the safety and security of staff and students to evacuate the school.  Staff and students were relocated to a safe location nearby.  Officers worked with school officials at the school and the incident was investigated.  The school has since been deemed safe and staff and students are returning to the school.  

The Brantford Police Service takes these incidents and investigations very seriously.  This incident will be fully investigated and if appropriate Criminal Charges could be filed.  

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.


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Crime Brief - January 1, 2020

Jan 1, 2020

Type:         Impaired - Alcohol   
Incident: 19-49926
Location:   Wayne Gretzky Parkway    
Incident: On Tuesday December 31, 2019 at approximately 12:50 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a motor vehicle collision on Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Holiday Drive.  A vehicle had struck a pole and had flipped onto its side.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were 2x the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 17 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He was also charged with Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days1, 2.                                           

Type:        Impaired – Alcohol 
Incident: 19-49923
Location:    West Street and Grey Street   
Incident: On Tuesday December 31, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a two vehicle collision on Grey Street at West Street.  A vehicle had been traveling down West Street when it crossed the centre line and collided with another vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located  the vehicles and parties involved.  While speaking to the one driver Officers observed signs of impairment and issued a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The accused samples were 2x the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 29 year old Brantford woman has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.          

Type:        Impaired – Drug   
Incident: 19-49770
Location:   Grey Street    
Incident: On Sunday December 29, 2019 just before 8:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a report of an impaired driver on Grey Street.  A vehicle has been parked at the side of the road and the driver appeared to be passed out.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle as it drive away.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.  The driver was transported in order to perform the evaluation.  As a result of the Drug Recognition Evaluation the driver was arrested.  A 32 year old Brantford male has been charged with Impaired Operation under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.        

Type:        Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-49797
Location:    Market Street    
Incident: On Monday December 30, 2019 just before 3:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle driving erratically on Market Street.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The drivers blew a warning on the roadside screening device.  A 42 year old Woodstock woman was issued a 3 day licence suspension.  

Type:        Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-49680
Location:   Conklin Road    
Incident:   On Sunday December 28, 2019 just after 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a motor vehicle collision.  A vehicle had been travelling on Conklin Road when it left the roadway and struck a fence.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located the vehicle and the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation a 23 year old Brantford male has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  

Type: Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-49688
Location:   West Street    
Incident:On Sunday December 29, 2019 just before 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a two vehicle collision on West Street at Clarence Street.  A vehicle had been travelling on West Street when it failed to stop for the red light and collided with another vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and drivers involved.  While speaking to the one driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over 3x the legal limit.  Investigation revealed that the accused’s licence was currently suspended.  As a result of the investigation a 28 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Red Light – Fail to Stop and Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.  The drivers licence was further suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.      
 
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Missing Male - Located

Dec 31, 2019

 
 *******Update December 31, 2019******* 
 Missing male party Justin PILAT has been located with no concerns. Thank-you for the assistance.
 
December 30 2019
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing male.
26 year old Justin Allen PILAT, went missing on December 2nd, 2019. He was last seen in the area of Strong Court, in the city of Brantford.
Justin Allen PILAT is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, thin build, blue eyes, red hair, red goatee, wearing a brown winter coat with a tear on the upper left chest, a grey Under Armour hoodie, blue jeans and black boots.
Police and family are concerned for the male’s 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

Brantford Resident Charged with Child Luring Offences

Dec 18, 2019

Incident #19-46400 Update 

December 6, 2019 

On December 3rd, 2019 the Brantford Police Service were alerted by the United States -Homeland Security and the Alburquerque Police Department that a male from Brantford had engaged in on-line luring of a female believed to be 14 years of age.

A joint investigation was conducted which included the Brantford Police Service – Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit and the BPS – Internet Child Exploitation Unit.  As a result of the joint investigation a male was arrested and charged with sex related offences.  Gerald Alfred Lucas, 60 years old from Brantford has been charged with Luring a Person Under 16 Years of Age by means of Telecommunication and Make Sexually Explicit Material Available to a Person Under 16 Years of Age.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     

Members of the BPS-CASA Unit have continued to investigate this incident and have further executed a search warrant at a residence on Freeborn Ave, where they seized several computers and electronic devices used to facilitate the offences.

Brantford Police believe that the accused used several social media chat sites with the user name of "Canadainman_47" and believe that there may be other victims.

Anyone with information or who may have had contact with this individual is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or Det. Michael Korda of the Brantford Police-CASA Unit at 519-756-0113 x 3007

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Crime Brief - December 18, 2019

Dec 18, 2019

Type:        Impaired - Alcohol   
Incident: 19-48175
Location:   Spalding Drive    
Incident:On Monday December 16, 2019 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a single motor vehicle collision on Spalding Drive.  A vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree.   Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they located the vehicle.  Officers located the male driver a short distance away.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The driver was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over two times the legal limit.  A 38 year old Brantford male has been charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                                       

Type:         Impaired – Alcohol 
Incident:  19-47962
Location:    Dalhousie Street at Stanley Street   
Incident:On Sunday December 15, 2019 just after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a motor vehicle collision.  A truck had been seen swerving on the roadway, hitting the curb and then caused a three vehicle collision.  The driver of the vehicle then fled the area on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the collision.  The area was searched and the driver was located a short distance away.  While dealing with the male Officers observed signs of impairment and the driver was arrested.  The driver was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were two times the legal limit.  Investigation revealed that the accused was a Prohibited driver, that the licence plates on the vehicle were not for that vehicle and that the driver did not have insurance.  As a result of the investigation a 43 year old Ohsweken male has been charged with Operation While Impaired, 80 Plus and Fail to Remain under the Criminal Code.  He has also been charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Use Plate Not Authorized for Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act as well as Owner Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.         

Type:         Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident:  19-47955
Location:    Clarence Street    
Incident:On Sunday December 15, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Clarence Street.  Officers performed a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment and issued a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver refused to provide a sample and was unable to provide documentation for the vehicle or produce his driver’s licence.  Information was received that the driver was a novice driver.  As a result of the investigation a 28 year old Brantford male has been charged with Refusal under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Driver- Failing to surrender licence, Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle and Novice driver refuse to provide breath sample under the Highway Traffic Act.  He is further charged with Fail to surrender insurance card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.     

Type: Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 19-47668
Location:    Henry Street    
Incident: On Thursday December 12, 2019 just after 9:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling down Chatham Street with three flat tires and damage to the front end.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver who showed signs of impairment.  Investigation revealed that the male driver had just been in a motor vehicle collision on Henry Street where he had left the roadway and struck a sign and fled the scene.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  As a result of the investigation a 32 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Impaired, 80 Plus and Fail to Remain under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.   

Man in Custody for Attempt Sexual Assault

Dec 16, 2019

Brantford Police are currently involved in an ongoing investigation in the area of Paris Road and Seneca Crescent. Just prior to 2pm a male attempted to sexually assault a female teenager in the Paris Road and Henderson Avenue area. The suspect fled the scene in a motor vehicle and was promptly apprehended by police. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident. At this time there is no further threat to public safety as the suspect is in custody.
Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses to the incident. More information will become available as the investigation progresses. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Det. Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 ext. 2265.

Brantford Police Continue to Investigate the Shooting at a Residence on Strawberry Lane

Dec 11, 2019

Incident #19-46656

December 11, 2019

On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at approximately 11:15 p.m. an unknown shooter fired numerous shots into the front of the residence.  Investigation revealed that many of the rounds penetrated the second story and entered into the bedroom of a sleeping two year old female.  At least one of the bullets narrowly missed the toddler who was sleeping in her bed. 

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Police have canvassed the area and have spoken to a number of residents.  Police continue to appeal to the public for their assistance.  Anyone with information or anyone who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Jason Sinning the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2265 or Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

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