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Brantford Taxi Driver Robbed

Jul 17, 2017


Incident #25486-17
July 9, 2017
On Saturday, July 8, 2017 at approximately 5:00 a.m., a Brantford taxi driver was robbed by two male suspects. The suspects were picked up in the area of Memorial Drive and Hayhurst Road and driven to the area of Richmond Street and Halls Avenue where the robbery occurred.
Suspect #1 is described as a slim white male, approximately 25-30 years of age, with short dark hair. He was wearing a baseball cap and a dark shirt. He was armed with a handgun.
Suspect #2 is described as a white male, with a medium build, larger than suspect #1, approximately 25-30 years of age, with collared length sandy blonde hair and a blue and grey plaid shirt and dark pants. He was armed with a knife.
The suspects received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot.
The victim was not injured.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.
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Weapons

Jul 17, 2017

July 12, 2017


Type:  Weapons
Location: 1. Colborne St. at Brock St., and 2. Mary St.
Incident: 17-25422, 17-26070
Brantford Police Service is investigating separate incidents where persons have been struck by what is believed to be BB pellets.
On Friday July 7, 2017 at approximately 6:00 PM a twenty four year old female was driving her vehicle eastbound on Colborne St. in the area of Brock St.  Her driver?s side window was down.  While driving, an unknown object struck the left side of her face.  The female stopped her vehicle a short distance away and noted she was cut on her cheek.  She subsequently located a small silver pellet within her car.  She did not require medical attention.
Brantford Police Service officers attended the area, searching for witnesses or evidence, but were met with negative results.
On Tuesday July 11, 2017 at approximately 11:30 PM a thirty one year old male and his friends were in a wooded area south of Mary St.  While seated speaking with his friends, the male heard the sound described as a pop, and immediately felt that sharp or hot had struck his left ear.  The group searched the area, but did not locate anyone.  The male attended hospital where he has received treatment.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Constable Jason Sinning at 519-756-0113 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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Update: Search for missing person Andrew Osborne continues

Jul 17, 2017


Incident #16945-17

 July 11, 2017

Brantford Police continue their missing person investigation into the disappearance of Andrew Osborne, 36 years of age. Andrew went missing from his residence near Jarvis and Spring Street in Brantford on the evening of May 10, 2017 and a short time later at 10:24 p.m. he was captured on surveillance video at the intersection of Brant Avenue and Church Street, Brantford. He was last seen walking southbound on Brant Avenue from that location. Friends and family have not heard from him. Police have been following up on all potential leads, however, no confirmed information points to his whereabouts. Andrew is described as a white male, 5?10?, 190 pounds, medium build, with a brown beard and shaved head. He was last seen wearing black and grey checked pajama pants, a black Metal Militia baseball hat, black Sons of Anarchy hoodie, white K-Swiss running shoes, and carrying a black and grey Duck Commander backpack. Andrew?s family would like to thank the community for their efforts in trying to locate Andrew and hope their efforts will continue as they want to bring Andrew home. Detectives will continue to follow-up on all tips as they come in. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477. "Public Safety in Partnership with our Community?

Crime Brief - July 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017


Type: Impaired Driving 
Incident: 17- 25001
Location: Brant Avenue
Incident: On Sunday July 9, 2017 shortly after 3:00 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer while on routine patrol observed a vehicle at a red light on Brant Avenue. The light turned green and the driver of the motor vehicle accelerated away at a high rate of speed squealing the tires. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was spoken to.  The male driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for Impaired Driving. The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he provided samples of his breath required by law. The accused readings were over the legal limit.  The accused a 33 yr old Simcoe man is charged with; Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired and
Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    

Type: Trespass  
Incident: 17- 25754
Location: Mohawk Park
Incident: On Sunday July 10, 2017 at around 12:30 a.m. two Special Constables with the Brantford Police Service Park Patrol Unit attended Mohawk Park area during their routine patrol of local parks.
Under the Brantford Municipal Code it is unlawful to be or remain in a park between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
A male was observed sitting on a bench next to the parking lot and after seeing the Park Patrollers jumped up and fled towards a fence line. The accused was observed jumping the fence which led to a residential area on Glenwood Drive. The Park Patrollers attended on Glenwood and located the male hiding behind a vehicle parked in a driveway on Glenwood Drive.
 The accused, a 32 year old Brantford man was charged and issued an infraction for Unlawfully in a Park under the Brantford Municipal Code and Enter a Premise when Entry Prohibited under the Trespass to Property Act.  
 
 
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Man Arrested for Trafficking Cocaine and Methamphetamine

Jul 10, 2017

 

 
On July 7, 2017 at around 12:40 p.m. the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit arrested a 26 year old Brantford man after several months of investigation relating to illegal drug activity within the City of Brantford. 
On July 7, 2017 the Street Crime Unit observed the accused next to his parked vehicle on a west end street in Brantford. Detectives approached the accused and advised him that he was under arrest. The accused fled and a short foot pursuit ensued. The accused was also observed throwing packages of cocaine onto the ground during the pursuit. After a brief struggle with the accused he was arrested. The BPS Canine Unit also attended to ensure all the packages were located. During the investigation and arrest police seized a total of 293 grams of Cocaine with a street value of $29,340.00 and 79.9 grams of Methamphetamine with a street value of $11,985.00.  Police also seized over $2600.00 in cash. 

Bryan Ainsley BETHEL, 26 years of age of Brantford is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (cash).   The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.


Anyone who has information on drug-related activities in the City of Brantford is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit.

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 webtip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251
 

 

Loaded Rifle and over 17,000.00 in Cocaine and Cash Seized

Jul 7, 2017


Type: Disturbance 
Incident: 17- 24629
Location: Port Street
Incident: On Sunday July 2, 2017 at around 6:00 p.m. a citizen called 911 to report a disturbance involving approximately 10 persons, some in possession of knives at a home on Port Street. One group of individuals had fled in a white corolla prior to police arriving and another group of persons fled on foot.  As Officers investigated the scene on Port Street other Officers searched the area for the suspect vehicle. One officer located the vehicle a short distance away on Greenwich Street running, parked and having three occupants inside. While investigating the involvement the occupants had in relation to the disturbance an officer located a loaded 22 calibre rifle, an imitation pistol and a knife in the vehicle.  The three occupants were arrested.
 The driver, accused #1, Harris Jonathan TALBOT, 19 years of age, of Brantford was charged with Careless Use of a Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Occupant of a Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm.
 Talbot was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 Accused #2 (an occupant in the vehicle), Shyann Nancy NEVES, 18 years of age is also charged with Careless Use of a Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Occupant of a Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm.
 NEVE was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 Accused #3 (an occupant in the vehicle), a 16 year old young person who cannot be named is also charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act with Careless Use of a Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Occupant of a Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm. Accused #3 is additionally charged with Firearm Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order, Breach of Probation X4 and Breach of Recognizance X2.
 The vehicle was seized and transported to the Brantford Police Station. Members of the Street Crime Unit assisted with the continued investigation and began the process of applying for judicial authorization to search the vehicle for additional evidence.
On Tuesday July 4, 2017 officers were granted authorization by a Justice of the Peace and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Located inside the vehicle and seized were;
 *a 22 calibre rifle with the serial number filed off
 *a replica Smith and Wesson handgun pellet pistol
 *three rounds of 22 calibre ammunition
 *100.72 grams of suspected cocaine with a street value of $10,072.00
 *over $7,000.00 in cash
 As a result of the search warrant executed on the vehicle and items seized extra charges on the accused are to be added.
 Officers learned that Accused #1 had been released from custody and subsequently searched for him in order to arrest him on additional charges. On Thursday July 6, 2017 shortly before 1:00 p.m. officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle hit and run collision on Grey Street (600 block). A vehicle was observed driving erratically through a residential area. The driver was observed by witnesses to lose control, mount a curb onto a sidewalk and slid sideways onto a private laneway running over two children?s bicycles and over a small tree. The vehicle came to a stop at the rear of the parking lot with two flat tires. The driver fled the vehicle on foot. The driver, a 17 year old Brantford youth who cannot be named under the YCJA was observed fleeing from the vehicle and climbing over a tall property fence. Community Patrol Officers attended, searched the area and located the 17 year old driver at an address close by. The driver is charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Fail to Stop at a Scene of an Accident and Breach of Probation X3. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 While investigating the hit and run collision an officer observed a male approach the parked vehicle which had been involved in the hit and run collision. The male took off running when approached by an officer. The officer recognized this male as accused #1 Harris TALBOT who was wanted by our service for additional charges stemming from Sundays disturbance. TALBOT was arrested after a short foot pursuit.
The following additional charges have been laid on Accused #1, #2 and #3; * Possession of Firearm with Serial Number Removed,
*Possession of a Controlled Substance in schedule I  - cocaine,
*Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance ? cocaine and
*Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
Accused #2 and #3 were already in custody and therefore a judge?s order was sought and the above additional charges were added.

   
 
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Crime Brief - July 7, 2017

Jul 7, 2017


Type: Break and Enter (Commercial) 
Incident: 17- 25001
Location: Darling Street -Brantford Bus Terminal
Incident: On Tuesday July 4, 2017 shortly after 7:00 p.m. a male broke into the Brantford Transit Office on Darling Street. The suspect was captured on video entering the office area and stealing over $3,000.00 worth of bus cards and passes. The video was shared with Community Patrol Officers. On July 6, 2017 at around 9:00 a.m. an employee from Brantford Transit called police to report a suspicious male at the Lynden Park Mall selling bus tickets at one of the entrance doors at the mall. A Community Patrol Officer attended and observed the male. It can be noted that the suspicious male matched the suspect who was captured on video committing the break and enter at the Brantford Transit on Tuesday. The male was also observed wearing the same style running shoes as the suspect in the video.  The accused was arrested for break and enter and found on his possession were over 400 bus passes totaling just over $3,200.00. It is believed that almost all of the stolen passes were recovered.
Daniel Eric MCKINNON, 45 years of age of Brantford is charged with Break and Enter and Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.


Type: Stabbing  
Incident: 17- 25253
Location: Colborne Street (300 block)
Incident: On Thursday July 6, 2017 at shortly after 5:30 p.m. a citizen called 911 to report a disturbance on Colborne Street. The caller advised that two females and a male were fighting and one female had a knife. A male and female fled the area prior to police arriving. The second female was located sitting on a curb. Next to the female was a bloodied knife. Investigation revealed that the three individuals are known to each other and recently had a falling out. On this day the three individuals found themselves in the same area and a verbal argument quickly escalated to a physical fight where one of the females (accused # 1) took out a knife and stabbed the other female (accused #2) in the shoulder area. The male (accused #3) received a cut on his hand from the blade of the knife. Accused #2 and #3 fled the area. Accused #2 stole accused #1 bicycle before fleeing.  Community Patrol Officers attended an address and arrested both accused #2 and accused #3. Accused #2 and accused #3 were taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Further Accused #1 was found to have stolen identification on her possession. Accused #3 was found to have two pieces of stolen identification on his possession.
Accused #1, Amy Catherine BAKER, 30 years of age from Brantford is charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Assault with a Weapon X2, Assault Causing Bodily Harm X2 and Possession of Stolen Property. BAKER was held in custody for a bail hearing.
Accused #2, Sarah-Jane HAWES, 29 years of age from Brantford is charged with Robbery.  HAWES was released on a Promise to Appear. 
Accused #3, Michael Joseph KASZAROWSKI, 41 years of age is charged with Robbery and Possession of Stolen Property X2. Kaszarowski was held in custody for a bail hearing.  

 
 
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Crime Brief - July 6, 2017

Jul 6, 2017


 

Type:               Impaired Driver  

Incident:          17- 25088

Location:        Lynden Road

Incident:          On Wednesday Tuesday July 5, 2017 shortly before 7:00 p.m. two citizens called 911 to report a possible impaired driver. One caller advised that a silver Mazda exited the 403 westbound lanes onto Garden Avenue and was weaving from lane to lane almost striking a guard rail. The vehicle was followed onto Garden Avenue and then onto Lynden Road. The Mazda was also observed by another citizen turning onto Brantwood Park Road almost striking a vehicles travelling in the opposite direction. The  Mazda was observed striking a curb and then came to a stop on Hackney Ridge. Two citizens also stopped with the accused vehicle and positioned their vehicles in a way that blocked in the accused. Officers attended and had conversation with the male driver. The accused was arrested for impaired driving.  The accused provided samples of his breath required by law. The readings were over two times the legal limit. The accused a 59 year old Brantford man is charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle while impaired and Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days

 

 

Type:               Break and Enter (Commercial)   

Incident:          17- 25139

Location:        King George Road (100 block)

Incident:          On Thursday July 6, 2017 shortly before 2:30 a.m. unknown person(s)s entered a business on King George Road. An alarm system at the premise was activated. Community Patrol Officers attended and found a window was damaged and entry gained. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen

 

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Assault

Jul 6, 2017


Type:  Assault
Location: Darling St.
Incident: 17-24857
On Tuesday July 4, 2017 at approximately 9:50 AM Brantford Police Service responded to a call of a suspicious person.  A citizen had advised that a male may be in medical distress after observing the male on a bench.  As police attended and began speaking with the male, the male immediately yelled and swore at the officer.  The male continued to such an extent that persons exited their residences.  One citizen began to exchange words with the male.  While the police officer made efforts to maintain the peace, the suspicious male punched the police officer in the face.  The officer ordered the male to stop, but he continued with his assaultive stance and behaviour.  The male was arrested after the officer successfully deployed their conducted energy weapon.  The male was not injured during the arrest.  The officer sustained minor injuries as a result of being assaulted.
James Vaughan Rankin, 31 years of age of Brantford, has been charged with Causing a Disturbance, Assaulting a Peace Officer, Uttering Threats, and Breach of Probation.  He has been held for a bail hearing.

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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Robbery

Jul 6, 2017


Type:  Robbery
Location: Brantwood Park Road.
Incident: 17-24714
On Monday July 3, 2017 at approximately 8:30 AM Brantford Police Service responded to a robbery at a business located on Brantwood Park Road.  A male wearing a ski mask brandished a knife at an employee and demanded money.  The male ran from the area without obtaining money.  No employee was injured during the incident.
Investigation and Brantford Police Service canine track led to a nearby residence where the suspect was arrested.
A subsequent search warrant was executed at the residence; a knife, ski mask, and clothing believed to have been worn by the male during the attempted robbery were seized.
A 38 year old Brantford man has been charged with possession of a weapon, assault with a weapon, disguise with intent, and robbery.  He has been held for a bail hearing.

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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