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Crime Brief - January 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018

 
Type:  Damage to Vehicle
Location: Tamara Place 
Incident:   On the morning of January 24, 2018 damage to property was discovered on a vehicle parked at a business on Tamara Place. Fuel tank straps had been cut however the fuel tank was still in place.

Type: Motor Vehicles Entered
Location: Abbott Court
Incident:   Sometime during the day on Tuesday January 23, 2018 several vehicles were entered while parked during the day at a car pool lot off of Garden Avenue. One locked vehicle suffered damage to the driver?s side door as a result of the forced entry. No items were reported stolen.

Type:  Internet Fraud ? Romance Scam
Incident: 18-2938
Incident:   On Tuesday January 23, 2018, a 59 year old Brantford woman contacted the Brantford Police Service to report being the victim of a fraud.
 In October 2017 the victim received a random message from an unknown person via her facebook account. The victim began chatting with this man who identified himself as Mark Wilson and that he was a contractor 
from the United States who was currently working overseas in Nigeria. Over the next few months ?Mark? claimed he had lost his new phone and had to use an older model phone that was not capable of having a live chat via facetime.  ?Mark? sent the victim photographs he alleged were himself and of his daughter.  The conversations continued and an online romance began. The conversations went from romance to the fraudster asking the victim to send him money. Although the victim and fraudster never met, the fraudster manipulated and convinced the victim that the romance and feelings were genuine. The victim continued to send money to the fraudster even though she could not afford to give him money. The victim had originally attended to a Money Mart in order to send $2,000.00 to Nigeria. An employee at the business warned the victim that this was a scam. The victim still believing the fraudster sent in total $4,000.00 via money gram and Western Union. The victim was instructed to send funds to a variety of places including Nigeria, Washington DC and North Carolina. In the end the victim became suspicious of ?Mark? and began to doubt the online romance. Most recently when the victim questioned the fraudster he tried to convince the victim to send more money claiming that he was dying, he wished to visit her in Canada and needed money to visit her. 

If you suspect that someone you know has fallen prey to any type of fraudulent scam, don't criticize them. Encourage that person to share their concerns with you about their situation. If in doubt call police! According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, romance scams continue to cause severe financial harm on consumers. Fraudsters use fake photos, use dating sites and social media outlets to lure potential victims into sending money.  
 


Warning Signs - How to Protect Yourself (Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre)

?Fraudsters want to develop a quick relationship with you, be suspicious when someone you haven't met professes their love to you.
?Never under any circumstances send money for any reason.
?Be cautious when conversing with an individual that claims to live close to you but is working overseas, this is a set up for the fraudster to provide numerous reasons to ask for money.
?If you receive a "pay cheque" or another form of payment from someone you've met online and they ask you to cash it and send a portion of the funds back to them - don't do it! It's a counterfeit cheque and you'll be responsible to cover any fees from the bank.

Signs to look out for if you suspect a family or friend is being scammed (CA-FC)

?Distressed family/friend worried about a loved one
?Talking about good friend or loved one in another country that is coming to visit or needs help.
?Mentions Western Union or MoneyGram
?Frequenting the bank more often
?Making unusual withdrawals both in amounts and frequency.
?Making multiple withdrawals ranging from $500? $3000 in Cash.
?Making large dollar wire transfers to countries in Africa, Asia or Eastern Europe
?A sudden inability to pay normal bills.
?Requests for loans or cash.
?Banking records that show cheques or withdrawals made to unfamiliar companies.
?Secretive behaviour regarding phone calls.

If you have already sent funds and/or your personal information contact the police and your financial institution immediately. If you believe that you have been a VICTIM OF FRAUD and reside in the City of Brantford, contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.
Educate yourself. If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888- 495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca.


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

 

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Crime Brief - January 24, 2018

Jan 24, 2018

Type:  Shoplifting
Incident: 18-2974
Location: Colborne Street East
Incident:   On Tuesday January 23, 2018 just before 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a Loss Prevention Officer at No Frill?s. A female was currently in the store and was observed concealing items under her clothing.  The female left the store without making any attempts to pay for the items and was stopped by LPO.  Community Patrol Officers attended and arrested the female without incident.  A 27 year old Brantford woman is charged with Theft Under $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 and Breach of Probation. The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type:  Shoplifting
Incident: 18-2852
Location: 84 Lynden Road
Incident:   On Monday January 22, 2018 just before 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from employees at the LCBO on Lynden Road.  Employees advised that a male had taken a bottle of liquor from the store and left without making any attempts to pay.  Community Patrol Officers attended but were unable to locate the male.  

On Tuesday January 23, 2017 just after 1:00 p.m. employees contacted the Brantford Police Service as the suspect male in the theft was seen around the mall.  Officers attended and located the suspect male who matched the description in the parking lot of Canadian Tire.  When stopped the suspect tried to flee and a short foot pursuit ensued.  The suspect was arrested.  During the investigation it was discovered that the accused was bound by three separate court orders.  Travis Dex Thomas a 23 year old Brantford man is charged with Theft Under $5000.00, Fail to Comply with Undertaking and Breach of Probation x2.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.    

Type:  Domestic - Arrest 
Incident: 18-3017
Location: Grey Street
Incident:   On Tuesday January 23, 2018 just before 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about an assault.  Victim #1 a 26 year old male and his sister victim #2 a 27 year old female were at their residence when confronted by the accused.  The accused was the ex-boyfriend of victim #2 and had come to the residence to retrieve property.  When the accused attended to the residence he was carrying a hammer and accused victim #1 of taking some of his property.  During the verbal altercation the accused threatened to hit victim #1 with the hammer.  The victim?s tried to leave the residence but were followed by the accused.  Victim #2 tried to get in between the accused and her brother and was threatened and assaulted.  The victims were able to leave the area and call police.  They received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the accused where he was arrested without incident.  Upon his arrest the accused was found to be in possession of a hammer and counterfeit Canadian currency. 
During the investigation it was discovered that the accused had attended to the area in a stolen UHAUL Truck.  On January 11, 2018 a 2016 GMC UHAUL Cube Van had been rented and later reported stolen.  During that investigation it was discovered that the vehicle had been rented using stolen identification.   A purse containing personal identification had been reported stolen on January 10, 2018.  In searching the stolen vehicle, the stolen identification was located and recovered.  A 32 year old Brantford man is charged with Assault with a Weapon, Assault , Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm x2, Possession of Weapons Dangerous, Possession of Counterfeit Currency, Possess Stolen Credit Card, Possession stolen Property Over $5000.00 and Possession Stolen Property Under $5000.00.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.        

            

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Crime Brief January 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018

 

Type:  Mischief
Incident: 18-2789
Location: Market Street 
Incident:   On Monday January 22, 2018 shortly before 10:00 a.m. a male was observed striking a business window causing it to crack. Community Patrol Officers attended and arrested the man without incident for Mischief. The accused a 46 year old Brantford man is charged with Mischief under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation X3. The accused was released on a future court date. 

Type: Suspicious Person
Incident: 18-2892
Location: Stanley Street (100 block)
Incident:   On Tuesday January 23, 2018 at around 12:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers on routine patrol observed a man with a bicycle near the garbage collection area at a town house complex. Officers approached the area to investigate. The man was currently bound by probation order not to be out of his residence between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.  The accused was arrested without incident and also found to be in possession of .2 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
 The accused a 33 yr old Brantford man is charged with Breach of Probation X2, Breach of Undertaking and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

Type:  Mischief
Incident: 18-2779
Location: Echo Place School ? Colborne Street
Incident:   Sometime over the weekend unknown person(s) using spray paint vandalized school property. Graffiti was observed on the outside of the school building, garbage cans and sidewalk. 

Type:  Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 18-2781
Location: Mintern Avenue
Incident:   On Monday January 22, 2018 a break and entry was discovered at a home on Mintern Avenue. Sometime overnight unknown person(s) kicked in a door. Contents were rummaged through. No items were reported stolen at the time of the report. 

Type:  Theft of Trailer and Snowmobile
Incident: 18-2793
Location: Harris Avenue
Incident:   On the morning of Monday January 22, 2018 it was discovered that two trailers were stolen from an address on Harris Avenue. Both trailers had a snowmobile attached. The first stolen snowmobile is a 2009 MXZ Skidoo black and white in colour. The second stolen snowmobile is a 2000 Bombardier MXZ yellow in colour. At around 11:00 a.m. One of the stolen trailers were recovered by OPP in Townsend abandoned and the snowmobile removed.  

Type:  Break and Enter
Incident: 18-2820
Location: Gilkison Street
Incident:   On Monday January 22, 2018 at around 12:30 p.m. a home was broken into on Gilkison Street. A resident was inside the home at the time sleeping. The suspect first knocked on the door and when no response was received he kicked in the front door. The resident heard the loud noise coming from the front door and attended that area. The resident observed an unknown man in the home and grabbed hold of the intruder. The suspect pushed back and fled out of the home on foot. The suspect was last seen running north bound on Gilkison and then west bound on Walnut Street.  The suspect is described as 30 years of age, 5?10 slim build, black hair, wearing a black coat white hoodie and carrying a black bag.

 It is not out of the ordinary for a person wishing to break into your home to knock on the door first to confirm if anyone is home. If the door is answered the suspect will make up an excuse as to why he/she is knocking at the door, such as asking for someone who they know does not live there and then apologizing for mistakenly being at the wrong home. 
 Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Brantford Police Service Street Crimes Unit.

 Type:  Break and Enter
Incident: 18-2879
Location: East Avenue
Incident:   Sometime during the day on Monday January 22, 2018 a home was entered on East Avenue. A screen window was popped off and suspect(s) entered in through a window. Amongst the items reported stolen were a PS4 gaming system and two guitars.

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Crime Brief

Jan 22, 2018

Type:  Break and Enter
Incident: #18-2484
Location: Brantford General Hospital - Terrace Hill Street
Incident:   On Saturday January 20, 2018 just after 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service were called to a report of a Break and Enter at a doctor?s office at the Brantford General Hospital.  Unknown person(s) had broken into the locked  office and stolen two bags containing a men?s wallet, credit cards, car keys and clothes. The victim reported his credit cards stolen immediately and cancelled the cards. Hospital surveillance was reviewed and the accused was captured on camera. Officers also checked the employee?s vehicle which was parked in the hospital lot.  The vehicle had been entered and the ownership and insurance had been taken from the vehicle. While officers were at the victim?s vehicle another call for service was received at a pizza business on Charing Cross regarding a male at the business attempting to make purchases with credit cards which had been declined. The fraud suspect at the business on Charing Cross matched the description of the suspect for the break and enter incident. Officers attended the business on Charing Cross and arrested a man at the business for attempt fraud. The officer who had reviewed the hospital security cameras recognized the accused at the business on Charing Cross as the suspect in the break and enter. Located on the accused was the stolen items taken from the break and enter at the hospital.  
 Timothy Daniel FUDGE 47 yrs of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Break, Enter and Commit, Theft Under $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00, Attempt Fraud Under $5000.00, Theft of Credit Card, Obstruct Peace Officer and Breach of Probation. The accused was held for a bail hearing.   

Type: Disturbance
Incident: 18-2548
Location: Brantford Public Library ? Colborne Street
Incident:   On Saturday January 20, 2018 shortly after 2:00 p.m. the accused had attended the Brantford Public Library and was observed causing a disturbance by yelling at staff and security. The accused threatened and then punched the security officer in the face.
 Christopher Ted MANCINI, 34 yrs of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Cause a Disturbance by shouting, Uttering Threats to Cause Death and Assault. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.   

Type:  Attempt Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 18-2644
Location: Strong Court
Incident:   On Sunday January 21, 2018 at around 8:00 a.m. a home owner discovered that a vehicle, trailer and shed were all entered overnight.
 A variety of tools and a charm bracelet were amongst the items reported stolen.

Type:  Attempt Break and Enter - Residential
Incident: 18-2659
Location: Colborne Street W (0-100 block)
Incident:   On Sunday January 21, 2018 at around 10:30 a.m. a home owner on Colbonre Street West discovered that sometime overnight unknown person(s) had attempted to gain access to the residence. A rear porch screen window had been damaged however entry was not gained.

Type:  Break and Enter
Incident: 18-2694
Location: Tom Street
Incident:   On Sunday January 21, 2018 shortly before 4:00 p.m. a resident on Bishop Street called 911 to report an unknown man banging on neighbours doors and yelling. The citizen was not sure if the man was trying to force his way into a home and was last seen walking down the street. Community Patrol Officers checked the area and located a home on Tom Street which had its front door damaged and entry gained. Officers located the male who was described earlier near a home on Bishop Street passed out on a bed inside the home on Tom Street. The accused was arrested for break and enter. The accused also provided a false name to officers.
 Beau GREEN, 32 yrs of Oshweken is charged with the following offences; Break, Enter and Commit, Breach of Probation, Breach of Recognizance and Obstruct Police. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.   

            

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Crime Brief - January 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

Type:  Shoplifting
Incident: #18-02251
Location: King George Road
Incident:   On Thursday, January 18, 2018 just after 9:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a Loss Prevention Officer at Zehr?s. A female was currently in the store and was observed concealing items under her clothing.  The female left the store without making any attempts to pay for the items and was stopped by LPO.  Once stopped and spoken to she fled the area on foot.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located the female. The female was arrested without incident.  A 34 year old Brantford woman is charged with Theft Under $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Officer In Charge Undertaking with Conditions. 

Type:  Suspended Driver
Incident: 18-02296
Location: Erie Ave
Incident:   On Thursday January 18, 2018 just after 4:00 p.m. a vehicle was observed traveling on Erie Ave with an expired validation.  Community Patrol Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver.  Investigation revealed that the driver?s licence was currently suspended.  The driver was also unable to provide valid registration for the vehicle or valid insurance.  The diver a 43 year old Brantford woman is charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Operate Motor Vehicle - no validation on plate under the Highway Traffic Act.  She is further charged with Operate motor vehicle ? no insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  The accused was released with a future court date

Type:  Impaired
Incident: 18-02349
Location: Wayne Gretzky Parkway 
Incident:   On Friday January 19, 2018 just before 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from employees from a restaurant on Wayne Gretzky Parkway.  Employees reported that a driver had come through the drive-thru and appeared to be intoxicated.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area and located the vehicle.  Officers spoke to the driver who displayed signs of impairment.  The driver was provided and failed a roadside screening device.  The driver was arrested for Care and Control Over 80.  The accused was taken to the Brantford Police Service where he provided samples of his breath as required by law. The accused readings were over the legal limit.  A 33 year old Dundas man is charged with Care and Control Over 80 and was released with a future court date.   
            

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Crime Brief - January 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018


Type: Theft  
Incident: 18-2143
Location: Colborne Street (900 block)
Incident: On the morning of Wednesday January 17, 2018 a theft was discovered at an address on Colborne Street. Sometime overnight two electric scooters were stolen from the rear of a property on Colborne Street. One scooter is an Avenue Super Striker blue in colour and the other is an AZ Resources orange in colour.

Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle 
Location: North Park Street (200 block)
Incident: On Wednesday January 17, 2018 a vehicle was entered on a lot on North Park Street.  An unknown suspect wearing a dark hood was observed at the vehicle and last seen fleeing in a dark SUV. Items reported stolen from the vehicle was a subwoofer and identification.

Type: Attempt Break and Enter 
Incident: 18-2225
Location: King George (100 block)
Incident: On January 18, 2018 at around 1:30 a.m. a Community Patrol Officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle parked in front of a business on King George Road. The officer turned his vehicle around in order to check on the business and began to approach the vehicle.  As the officer entered onto the lot the dark SUV fled out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle was last seen travelling at a dangerously high rate of speed entering on Highway 403 east bound. The vehicle was not pursued. Investigation revealed that there was an attempt at the business where the vehicle was parked at. The front door glass had been smashed however no entry had been gained. 

 
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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Domestic - Brantford Woman Charged Attempt Murder

Jan 18, 2018

January 18, 2018

On Wednesday January 17, 2018 shortly before 8:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service attended an address on Edith Monture Avenue regarding a disturbance.  Two children in the home had received non-life threatening injuries.
The accused was taken first to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and then transported to the Brantford Police Service. 
As a result of this investigation the accused, a 46 year old Brantford woman is charged with Attempt Murder X2 and is held in custody for a bail hearing on today?s date.

The Brantford Police Service will not be releasing the name of the accused or any information regarding the victims to protect their identity.

Previous Media Release

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January 17, 2018

On Wednesday January 17, 2018 shortly before 8:00 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call to assist ambulance at an address on Edith Monture Avenue.  A 46 year old Brantford woman was taken into custody at the home. Two children at the home were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
The accused was also transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and remains in police custody.

The investigation continues. The scene has been secured and officers from the BPS Major Crime Unit and Forensics Identification Unit will remain at the scene continuing their investigation.   

 
 

  
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Crime Brief - January 17, 2018

Jan 17, 2018


Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle 
Incident: 18-2007
Incident: On Tuesday January 16, 2018 at around 4:30 p.m. a truck was entered on Dalkeith Drive. Amongst the items reported stolen from the vehicle were a wallet, change and a cell phone.

Type: Recovered Stolen Vehicle 
Location: Burgess Cr
Incident: On Tuesday January 16, 2018 shortly before noon hour a citizen contacted police to report a suspicious vehicle parked on the road. Community Patrol Officers attended and located a Chevrolet pickup truck with broken windows and damage to the steering column. Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from the Hamilton Airport sometime after January 14, 2018.  

Type: Theft/Recovered Motor Vehicle Investigation 
Incident: 18-2052
Location: Powell Road
Incident: On Tuesday January 16, at around 1:00 p.m. an officer on routine patrol passed a Chevrolet pickup truck in the area of Blackburn Drive and Powell Road. The officer later learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen to Waterloo Regional Police Service. While Community Patrol Officers searched the area for the pickup truck they came across two stolen Cadillac Escalades parked on Powell Road. The first Escalade had been reported stolen from Niagara Regional Police on January 7, 2018. The second Escalade had been reported stolen from Halton Region on January 11, 2018.
As part of their investigation officers attended an address close to where the stolen vehicles were parked and spoke to a young man at the home. The young man spoke briefly with police and returned inside the residence. Further investigation revealed that the young man was wanted on two separate warrants of arrest from the Brantford Police Service. Officers returned to the home however received no response. Community Patrol Officers did observe and then followed fresh tracks in the snow which lead away from the rear of the home. The accused a 16 year old Ohsweken young man was observed fleeing on foot in the area of Powell Road and Blackburn Drive. The accused ran into a backyard on Powell Drive and jumped a fence. The accused was located arrested out front of an address on Mercer.
 The accused was wanted by the Brantford Police on a Bench Warrant for Failing to Attend Court and Fail to Comply with an Appearance Notice. The accused was wanted on a second warrant for Possession of Stolen Property, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Fail to attend court which was issued on January 3, 2018.
 The accused was held in custody.      


 
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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Domestic Dispute

Jan 17, 2018

 
On Wednesday January 17, 2018 shortly before 8:00 a.m., the Brantford Police Service received a call to assist ambulance at an address on Edith Monture Avenue.  A 46 year old Brantford woman was taken into custody at the home. Two children at the home were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
The accused was also transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and remains in police custody.

The investigation continues. The scene has been secured and officers from the BPS Major Crime Unit and Forensics Identification Unit will remain at the scene continuing their investigation.   

 
 
  
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Crime Brief - January 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

Type: Dangerous Condition
Incident: 18-01945
Location: Mohawk Lake 
Incident:   On Monday January 15, 2018 shortly after 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service attended along with Brantford Fire to Mohawk Lake.  A concerned citizen reported youths walking out on the lake and through the canal.  The youths were located and were safely brought in off the ice. 

The Brantford Police Service reminds everyone that there is always a risk of danger when going onto ice.  The color of the ice may be an indication of its strength, clear blue ice is the strongest, white opaque or snow ice is half as strong as blue ice and grey ice is unsafe.  The grayness indicates the possibility of water.  The recommended thickness for ice is 10-15 cm think to walk on and 15-20 cm to skate and snowmobile on. You should never go on ice if it not completely frozen over and there is any presence of open water.   

Ice Safety Tips
- Remember, you take a risk anytime you go onto the ice
- Ice thickness is not always consistent and can be different thicknesses in different spots-water currents especially around narrow spots and bridges should always be suspected for having thin ice
- Never go on the ice alone ? always have at least two people present or in the area in case one person needs help and always tell someone where you are going    
- Children should never be allowed to go on or skate on a pond unsupervised
- Be aware of ice that has formed around partially submerged objects such as trees, logs, brush, embankments or dam structures 
- Do not congregate in one area
- Do not go out on ice after dark and
- Stay away from cracks, seams, slushy areas or darker areas that may signify thinner ice


Type: Domestic
Incident: 18-01960
Location: Lyndhurst Street
Incident:   On Monday January 15, 2018 just before 8:00 p.m. a 51 year old female victim attended to the Brantford Police.  The victim advised that she had just been confronted by her husband at their residence.  During the verbal argument she was prevented from using the house phone or her cell phone and was prevented from leaving the residence.  When she was able to leave and get to her vehicle the accused threatened to slash her tires.  Community Patrol Officers located and arrested the accused without incident.  A 55 year old Brantford male is charged with Intimidation and Uttering Threats to Damage Property.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.     

            

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