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Male and Female Arrested after Vehicle Stolen at Gun Point

May 28, 2018

Inc#18-20104

On May 28, 2018 at approximately 3:40 am members of the Brantford Police Service attended a location on Fifth Avenue in relation to a disturbance. Upon arrival police were advised a male and female attempted to steal a vehicle but were confronted by the owner. The male and female left the area and were spotted by Community Patrol Officers who deployed a "stop stick? causing the front tire to deflate. The vehicle continued and fled the area. 

At 4:10 am this vehicle was located on fire on St George Street.  Another stolen vehicle was reported and observed by the Six Nations Police and later the Ontario Provincial Police. This vehicle was abandoned in the city of Brantford.  The male and female made their way to an address on Clarence Street.  At this time the male pointed a gun at the victim and the female punched the victim. A 28 year old male victim received non-life threatening injuries.

This stolen vehicle was located by the Six Nations Police Service who assisted in the arrest of a 25 year old female from Scotland, Ontario. The female is currently being charged with a variety of offences including:

1- Attempt theft of Motor Vehicle, Contrary to Section 331.1(1)/463 of the Criminal Code.
2- Possession of Property Under, Contrary to Section 344(B) of the Criminal Code.
3- Theft of Motor Vehicle, Contrary to Section 333.1(1) of the Criminal Code.
4- Possession of Property Under, Contrary to Section 334(B) of the Criminal Code.
5- Robbery using a firearm, Contrary to Section 344(A) of the Criminal Code
6- Theft of Motor Vehicle, Contrary to Section 333.1(1) of the Criminal Code.
7- Possession of Property Over, Contrary to Section 334(A) of the Criminal Code.
8- Breach of Recognizance, Contrary to Section 145(3) of the Criminal Code.

A 34 year old male from Ohsweken, Ontario is being charged with an extensive series of offences including:

1-Use firearm while committing an offence, Contrary to Section 85(1) (a) of the Criminal Code.
2-Careless use of a firearm, Contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code
3- Point Firearm, Contrary to Section 87 of the Criminal Code.
4- Weapon possession for dangerous purpose, Contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code.
5-Carry concealed weapon, Contrary to Section 90 of the Criminal Code.
6- Firearm unauthorized possession, Contrary to Section 91(2) of the Criminal Code.
7- Possession of a restricted weapon, Contrary to Section 91(2) of the Criminal Code.
8- Firearm knowledge of unauthorized possession, Contrary to Section 92(1) of the Criminal Code.
9- Firearm in motor vehicle, Contrary to Section 94 of the Criminal Code.
10- Possession of a weapon contrary to an order, Contrary to Section 117.01 of the Criminal Code.
11- Dangerous Driving, Contrary to Section 249(1) (a) of the Criminal Code.
12- Robbery using a firearm, Contrary to Section 344(A) of the Criminal Code.
13- Arson damage property, Contrary to Section 434 of the Criminal Code.
14- Attempt theft of Motor Vehicle, Contrary to Section 331.1(1)/463 of the Criminal Code.
15- Theft of Motor Vehicle, Contrary to Section 333.1(1) of the Criminal Code.
16- Possession of Property Under, Contrary to Section 334(B) of the Criminal Code.
17- Theft of Motor Vehicle, Contrary to Section 333.1(1) of the Criminal Code.
18- Possession of Property Over, Contrary to Section 334(A) of the Criminal Code.
19- Possession of Property Under, Contrary to Section 344(B) of the Criminal Code.

The Brantford Police Service wishes to thank all the agencies involved in assisting in this investigation. Any person who has any information about these crimes is asked to contact Det FRANCIS at 519-756-0113 ext. 2272 or Det ANDREE at 519-756-0113 ext. 2306.

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

Crime Brief - May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018

Type:   Assault           
Incident: 18-20010
Location: West Street and Harris Ave
Incident: On Sunday May 27, 2018 just after 12:30 p.m. Brantford police Service received 9-1-1 call about an assault that occurred at the intersection of West Street and Harris Ave.  The victim a 27 year old Brantford male was in his vehicle in the area of Darling Street.  While parked he was approached by another vehicle occupied by the three accused.  The two accused passengers pointed at the victim making a gun symbol as if they were going to shoot him.  The victim left the area but was followed by the vehicle with the three accused.  The accused again pulled up beside the victim and the passengers again made gun symbols with their hands threatening the victim.  The victim began to drive away but was cut off by the accused driver who then exited his vehicle, approached the victim and punched him several times in the head before the victim was able to drive away and call police for help.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they were able to locate the accused who were arrested without incident. The accused driver, Peter Dominik Konjevic 37 year old male from Brantford is charged with Assault, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Breach of Probation and Fail to Comply with Recognizance.  Matthew David Davis a 29 year old Canfield male is charged with Uttering Threats to cause Death or Bodily Harm and Breach of Probation.  Shawn Gregory Marriott a 39 year old Brantford male is charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm or Death and Breach of Probation.  All three accused were held for a bail hearing.               

Type:  Weapons Offence 
Incident: 18-19986
Location: Erie Ave and Clarence Street    
Incident:  On Sunday May 27, 2018 just before 8:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen about a suspicious male waving around a knife in the area of Erie Ave and Clarence Street.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located a male dressed all in black with his face covered waving around a large pair of scissors at citizens in the area.  Upon police arrival the suspect fled on foot to a nearby park where Officers were able to arrest him without incident.  A 22 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.              
 
Type: Domestic                      
Incident: 18-19873
Location: Sympatica Cres
Incident: On Saturday May 26, 2018 just after 1:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a domestic dispute from a residence on Sympatica Cres. The accused had attended to the residence of the 20 year old victim (her ex-boyfriend) and confronted him over their breakup and was trying to retrieve property.  The two engaged in a verbal argument when the accused pick up and smashed property belonging to the victim.  The accused then went to the kitchen and retrieved a knife which she then stated she was going to use to further damage the victim?s property and at one point threatened to stab the victim.   During the altercation the victim used the knife to damage the victims motorcycle parked outside.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located the parties involved.  The accused was arrested without incident.  A 19 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault with a Weapon, Mischief to Property Under $5000.00 x2 and Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm or Death.  The accused was held for a bail hearing. 

Type: Theft Under                     
Incident: 18-19833
Location: Easton Road
Incident:  On Saturday May 26, 2018 just before 7:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen about a pile of tools and other equipment found behind a business on Easton Road.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located a number of tools and other items behind the business.  Officers located a male sleeping behind the business and investigation revealed that the items had been stolen.  The items had been stolen from a business and from inside a vehicle on Copernicus Blvd. A 34 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 and Fail to Comply with Undertaking.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.  

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Street Crime Unit Drug Arrest

May 28, 2018

Inc#18-19646

On Friday May 25, 2018, members of the Brantford Police Service - Street Crime Unit, BPS - Emergency Response Team, BPS - Community Patrol officers with the assistance of the BPS - Canine Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act Search warrant at a residence on Walnut Street in Brantford. 

Members of the Street Crime Unit commenced a drug investigation which lead them to execute the search warrant.  Officers arrested and charged four people inside the residence.

 

Salloum Hammadi JASSEM a 29 year old male from Brantford is charged with the following:

  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of trafficking Cocaine
  • Breach of Probation
  • Breach of Recognizance.

 

Ian Thomas ERSKINE a 30 year old male from Brantford is charged with the following:

  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of trafficking Cocaine
  • Breach of Probation

 

Nicole Isobell BALL a 29 year old female from Brantford is charged with the following:

  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of trafficking Cocaine

 

Jacob HEINRICHS a 32 year old male from Oxford County is charged with the following:

  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of trafficking Cocaine 

During the search of the residence officers seized the following:

  • A large quantity of Cash
  • 82.4 grams of Cocaine with a street value of $8240.00
  • 1.62 grams of Crack Cocaine with a street value of $162.00
  • 56.9 grams of Fentanyl with a street value of $14,000.00
  • A total of $22,400 in drugs was seized

All four accused have been held pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information on any other drug-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

 

 

Arson Investigation

May 25, 2018

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is currently investigating an arson that occurred on Mohawk St, Brantford.
On May 24, 2018 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Brantford Police Service and Brantford Fire attended Mohawk St near Emilie St for a vehicle fire and disturbance call.   A vehicle parked in a driveway had deliberately been set on fire.  One unknown suspect had fled the area on foot after the chain on his bicycle had fallen off prior to police arrival.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Andrew Balog of the BPS Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2266 or abalog@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Attempted Robbery with a Gun

May 25, 2018

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is currently investigating an attempted robbery where the owner of a vehicle was approached by two unknown suspects who demanded the keys to the victims vehicle while showing a gun which was concealed in a duffle bag.   
On May 23, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m. the victim attended a retail plaza located at Fairview Drive and West Street in Brantford.  The female victim parked her vehicle in the parking lot.   The victim went to get out of her vehicle when she was approached by two suspects.  Suspect #1 instructed her to leave her keys in the ignition and opened up a bag that he was carrying and showed the victim a gun.   Suspect #2 was a female who was with Suspect #1.
The victim locked her vehicle, yelled for help, and ran to a nearby retail establishment.  The suspects fled the area prior to police arrival.
The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1 ? male, white, 6? tall, skinny, wearing a dark coloured hoodie and blue jeans.   He was carrying a duffle style bag. 
Suspect #2 -  female, white, 5?8? tall, skinny, wearing a red sweater with dark pants.  
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Andrew Balog of the BPS Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2266 or abalog@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Brantford Residents Confronted in their Home with a Gun

May 22, 2018

 Incident #18-19207

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is currently investigating a home invasion where the residents were confronted by four unknown suspects, one who was armed with a gun. 

On May 22, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m. four unknown males forced entry into a home on Terrace Hill Street and confronted the 55 and 53 year old male occupants.  They demanded drugs and one of the suspects was armed with a gun.  The suspects fled the residence on foot.  The victims were not injured and did not require medical treatment.   

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1 ? male, 5?6?, black hoodie, light blue scarf, jeans and light brown work boots 

Suspect #2 -  male, tall, black hoodie, black scarf, light coloured blue jeans  

Suspect #3 ? male, construction jacket, blue hoodie, dark coloured jeans  

Suspect #4 ? male, dark coloured jacket, dark hoodie, glasses, dark scarf


Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Darryl Graham of the BPS Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206 or dgraham@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Crime Brief - May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

Type:  Impaired         
Incident: 18-18923
Location: Sydenham Street
Incident: On Sunday May 20, 2018 just before 2:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Sydenham Street with no lights on.  Officers observed the vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign before they were able to stop the vehicle.  Officers spoke to the male driver who showed signs of impairment and was arrested without incident.  The driver was transported to the Brantford Police Service where he was to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were two times the legal limit.  The driver a 19 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle and Impaired Operation ? Over 80 under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Novice Driver ? Blood Alcohol Content over Zero and Driver Motor Vehicle in Contravention of Conditions under the Highway Traffic Act.  The drivers licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  

Type:  Assault
Incident: 18-18912
Location: Market Street    
Incident:  On Sunday May 20th 2018 just after 12:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about an assault at a residence on Market Street.  The 18 victim had returned to her residence where she found the rear window to her residence had been smashed.  Shortly after returning home the victim was confronted by the accused who had re-attended her residence.  The victim had gone outside to speak to the accused when the accused began to assault her.   The victim was struck a number of times in the head and face causing non-life threatening injuries.  The victim was eventually able to get back inside her residence and call for help while the accused fled the area.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim.  The victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Investigation revealed that the accused and victim were known to each other and that the accused is bound by court order with conditions.  A 19 year old Brantford woman is charged with Assault Cause Bodily Harm, Mischief to Property Under $5000 and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.                     

Type:  Disturbance         
Incident: 18-19053
Location: Market Street 
Incident: On Sunday May 20, 2018 just after 11:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a call from a business on Market Street.  A male had entered into the business and started to cause a disruption for customers and staff.  The staff were dealing with the male and his behavior which was causing customers to leave.  The male had previously been trespassed from the store and was asked to leave by staff but refused.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business were they located the male.  The male continued to cause a scene and was arrested without incident.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions. A 43 year old Brantford male is charged with Causing a Disturbance, Common Nuisance and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.    
                         
Type: Stolen Vehicle ? Arrest                    
Incident: 18-19080
Location: Chatham Street
Incident: On Monday May 21, 2018 just after 4:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about a truck that had just been broken into on Chatham Street.  Two unknown people were seen inside the vehicle and then going into the rear yard of a residence.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle.  Investigation revealed that the truck had been reported stolen from Hamilton.  Officers searched the area and located one of the suspects at the rear of a residence on Chatham Street.  Information received was the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions as well she was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants from other jurisdictions.  A 31 year old female from Ohsweken is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000.00, Trespass At Night and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.       
       
 
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Brantford Police Continue Investigation Into Roy Blvd Homicide

May 7, 2018

Inc#18-16274 

UPDATE

On May 3, 2018 Brantford Police Service arrested a 19 year old Brantford male for Second Degree Murder and Breach of Probation.  As a result of a medical condition the accused has remained under medical care at a hospital. 

On May 7, 2018 the 19 year old accused was remanded into custody while continuing to be under medical care.  No personal medical information will be released about the accused.      

The BPS-Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.     

The 52 year old victim has been identified as the father of the accused and next of kin has now been notified.  The Brantford Police Service will not be releasing the identity of the victim as requested by the family.  The family asks that the public respect their privacy in this difficult time.
 
Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2265 or x2240  
 
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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May 5, 2018

On May 3, 2018 the Brantford Police Service entered into a homicide investigation at an address on Roy Blvd.  The BPS-Major Crime Unit continued their investigation throughout the day and determined the incident was domestic in nature.  The victim is a 52-year-old Male from Brantford.  A post mortem was conducted on May 4, 2018.  Due to the density of the investigation and positive identification of the deceased, updated information will be released as it becomes available. 

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May 3, 2018
 
On May 3, 2018 shortly after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service attended an address on Roy Boulevard regarding a deceased male. Community Patrol Officers arrested a 19 year old Brantford man who was located at the address. The accused remains in custody and is charged with Second Degree Murder and Breach of Probation. 
 
The identity of the victim and the circumstances surrounding the deceased continues to be investigated by the BPS Major Crime Unit. . 
 
Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2265 or x2240  
 
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 

 

Brantford Police Gun Amnesty A Success

May 7, 2018

During the month of April, the Brantford Police Service participated in a Provincial Community Safety Initiative that provided citizens an easy and safe way to surrender unwanted firearms and ammunition for destruction.  As a result, a total of 43 firearms (including one handgun, 22 rifles and 20 replicas) and 1,359 rounds of ammunition were turned into police for safe disposal.

The aim of the gun amnesty program is to improve public safety by reducing the number of firearms in our community. The Brantford Police Service would like to remind people that they can still call the non-emergency line anytime at 519-756-7050 to make arrangements for the disposal of unwanted firearms/replicas or ammunition ? but are asked not to take items to the police station. Information will be collected over the phone and a Community Patrol Officer will contact people with details.

The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the members of our community for their continued support with this initiative.        

 
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Brantford Police Service Investigating A Homicide

May 3, 2018

Inc#18-16274

May 3, 2018

On May 3, 2018 shortly after 2:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service attended an address on Roy Boulevard regarding a deceased male. Community Patrol Officers arrested a 19 year old Brantford man who was located at the address. The accused remains in custody and is charged with Second Degree Murder and Breach of Probation.

The identity of the victim and the circumstances surrounding the deceased continues to be investigated by the BPS Major Crime Unit.  The parties involved are believed to be known to each other and that there is not a risk to public safety.
 
Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 x2265 or x2240 

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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