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Brantford Man Arrested For Child Pornography Related Offences

Mar 23, 2018


On October 5, 2017 the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service executed a Search Warrant at residence located on Black Locust Way, Brantford.  As a result of the search warrant several electronic devices were seized from the residence.  A Forensic Examination of these electronic devices has since been conducted and were found to contain images of child pornography.

On March 23, 2018, a 23 year old Brantford male was charged with Distribution of Child Pornography and two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  He has been held for a bail hearing.

Background regarding the Provincial Strategy:
On March 29, 2007 the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy, and has recognized that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.
For safety tips please visit the Canadian Centre of Child Protection website at
www.protectchildren.ca or www.cybertip.ca
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh or Detective Steven Bebee of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113.

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

 

"Responding to the Changing Needs of our Community?

Brantford Police Service Retires Police Service Dog.

Mar 14, 2018


At this time we would like to acknowledge PSD Ranger who was officially retired on Feb 12th, 2018 due to an injured disk in his back. 

He arrived at the service as one of the BPS?s 1st Canine Unit members in Jan 2014 and was deployed on patrol in June 2014 with his partner Cst. Jason Nagy.
 
In his 3.5 years on the streets he was responsible for locating suspects, missing persons and locating evidence on 46 occasions.  His last capture was of a Break and Enter suspect three days before he left the streets. He will now enjoy his retirement with his partner and family.

"He?s a great dog, all he wants to do is work.  He was always ready to catch bad guys.? Cst. Jason NAGY
     

Human Trafficking Investigation

Mar 13, 2018

 

Two young woman aged 14 and 16 were removed from the control of their traffickers

On the early morning hours of Monday March 12, 2018, Community Patrol Officers attended a Motel on Colborne Street and spoke with two females. The officers identified the two young women as victims of Human Trafficking, being forced into the sex trade. An investigation, including officers from the BPS Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) and BPS Major Crime Units began.

Investigation revealed that the two Hamilton women were being recruited and controlled to provide sexual services.  The accused advertised sexual services to be performed by the two young victims. When cash was received in exchange for sexual services the accused took the money.       
 
As a result of this investigation two accused were arrested without incident at the motel for human trafficking related offences.


ALEMU, Same Tedros, 20 yrs of Toronto is charged with the following offences;

? Human Trafficking under 18
? Receiving Material Benefit under 18
? Derive Material Benefit under 18
? Procuring under 18
? Advertise Sexual Services
? Disobey Court Order X3

CLARKE, Deja Denique, 18 yrs of Brantford is charged with the following offences;

? Human Trafficking under 18
? Receiving material benefit under 18
? Derive Material Benefit under 18
? Procuring under 18
? Advertise Sexual Services
? Proceeds of Crime 
 

Both accused were held in custody for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or if you are a victim or believe you may know of a victim please contact Detective John Allan of the Brantford Police Service CASA Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2264.

Call 9-1-1 emergency if anyone is in immediate danger or in an emergency situation.
Anyone needing victim services can call Brantford Victim Services at 519-752-3140 http://victimservicesbrant.on.ca/


The Brantford Police Service takes the safety and well-being of vulnerable persons, particularly young women very seriously. The victims in this modern form of slavery are mostly young woman. Victims are being lured and groomed into false hopes by traffickers. These women are isolated by forms of psychological intimidation, threats of violence and violence. Cst Natalie Laing

Human Trafficking Offences prohibits the recruitment, transportation, harbouring or controlling of the movements of another for the purpose of exploiting or facilitating the exploitation of that person. It is also an offence to receive a financial or other material benefit, knowing that it results from the trafficking of a person.  
 

Procuring is defined as procuring a person to offer or provide sexual services for consideration or for the purposes of facilitating the purchasing offence, recruiting, holding, concealing or harbouring a person who offers or provides sexual services for consideration or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of that person.

Human trafficking is defined as recruiting, transporting, transferring, receiving, holding, concealing or harbouring a person, or exercising control direction or influence over the movements of a person, for the purposes of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation.

Know The Signs! (Provided by Ontario?s Strategy to End Human Trafficking)


Possible signs that someone is being groomed for sex trafficking include changes such as:
? Withdrawing from family and friends
? Being secretive about their activities
? Having a new boyfriend, girlfriend or friend who they won?t introduce to friends and family
? Suddenly spending time with an older person or people
? Staying out more often and later
? Absences from school or a decline in school performance
? Wearing more sexualized clothing
? Having new clothing, jewelry etc. that they can?t afford to buy
? Suddenly having a new or second cell phone with a secret number


 Signs someone is being ?Recruited? or ?Groomed?
? The person is not allowed to speak for themselves and their activities are controlled by someone else.
? The person is under 18 and involved in prostitution or sex work.
? The person is unpaid or paid very little to work, and seems to be treated poorly (long or unusual hours, not allowed breaks, forced to live in poor conditions, etc.).
? The person is repaying a large debt through labour or sex.
? The person seems fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid. They may avoid eye contact, seem fearful around police, etc.
? The person shows signs of abuse, such as bruising, cigarette burns, fractures, etc.
? The person has tattooing or branding symbols, particularly names.
? The person doesn?t have their own things or money, and doesn?t control their own passport or other documents.
? The person seems malnourished or lacks medical care.
? The person is moved frequently and may not know their surroundings well.
? The person has been reported missing.


"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community?

Crime Brief - March 9, 2018

Mar 9, 2018


Type:  Arrest  
Incident:   At around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday March 8, 2018 the accused was observed removing items from his pocket and hiding them in a flower pot outside the court house at 44 Queen Street. A Community Patrol Officer seized several items, one being a kitchen type knife with a 5 inch blade. The accused who had attended inside the court house was arrested for Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose and Breach of Probation. The accused a 26 year old Hamilton man was released on an appearance notice with a future court date.
    
Type: Fraud
Incident: 18-8845
Incident:   On Thursday March 8, 2018 a woman attended the Brantford Police Service to report being a victim of a fraud. The 55 year old Brantford woman advised that she had responded to an advertisement on Kijiji about purchasing an ?apple tv?. The woman electronically transferred $70.00 to an email provided to her after speaking to the man from the advertisement.  The victim was then advised that she could pick up the ?apple tv? at an address in Waterloo. When the woman attended the residential address in Waterloo she spoke to persons at the home and learned that they did not post an advertisement on kijiji and that she had been the victim of a scam.

Kijiji help desk provides a fraud prevention suggestion on their website -  
     
The best rule of thumb while using Kijiji is to meet up with the person you are communicating
 with the good old fashioned way: face-to-face!


 

"Crime Prevention through Education and Awareness?


Brantford Man Charged With Murder

Feb 2, 2018

UPDATE
A 28 year old Brantford male has been charged with First Degree Murder in relation to a shooting that occurred on New Year?s Day in Brantford.
On Monday January 1, 2018 just after 5:30 p.m. the Branford Police Service received a call about a male who had been taken to the Brantford General Hospital with life threatening injuries.  An incident had occurred in the area of St Paul Ave and Terrace Hill Street.   The male victim, Jeffrey Ronald Maxner died from his injuries.
Detectives from the Major Crime Unit as well as other areas of the Criminal Investigation Section have been continuing with their investigation into this incident. 
As a result of this continuing Investigation, Joel Scalzo a 28 year old Brantford man has been charged with First Degree Murder.
It is believed that the Victim and the Accused were known to each other and that this was not a random act.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2271 ajackson@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

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.   

 

 
 

UPDATE - Suspicious Death

Jan 3, 2018

Type:  Homicide

Location: St. Paul Avenue/Terrace Hill Street, Brantford

Incident:  On January 1, 2018 at approximately 5:35 p.m., the Brantford Police responded to the Brantford General Hospital concerning an adult male victim who had suffered life threatening gunshot injuries.  The male victim, Jeffrey Ronald MAXNER, 34yrs of Brantford died as a result of those injuries.

Brantford Police Service does not believe that this was a random act, or that there is an ongoing risk to public safety as a result of the incident.

Police presence will remain in the area of Terrace Hill St. and St. Paul Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2271 ajackson@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. 

Brantford Police Investigating Homicide

Jan 2, 2018

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is currently investigating the death of a 34 year old Brantford man.

On Monday January 1, 2018 just after 5:30 p.m. the Branford Police Service received a call about a male who had been taken to the Brantford General Hospital with life threatening injuries.  An incident had occurred in the area of St Paul Ave and Terrace Hill Street.   The male victim has since died from his injuries.  A post mortem is to be conducted to determine the cause of death.   

Citizens and businesses in the area will continue to see an increased police presence as the investigation continues.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2271 ajackson@police.brantford.on.ca or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.   

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Type:  Suspicious Death
Location: St. Paul Avenue/Terrace Hill Street, Brantford
Incident:  On January 1, 2018 at approximately 5:35pm the Brantford Police responded to a call for service about an adult male victim who had suffered life threatening injuries.  The male victim has since died.
 The Brantford Police do not believe that there is any risk to the public as a result of this incident.
 Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Amber Jackson of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2271 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. 

Brantford Police Investigate Homicide Incident #46963-17

Dec 8, 2017

 
On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at approximately 9:39 p.m. Brantford Police were dispatched to a Sheridan Street address in Brantford with regards to an injured 42-year-old female victim who had been stabbed.

The victim was transported to the Brantford General Hospital and pronounced deceased.

A 24-year-old female was arrested at the scene and charges are pending in relation to the homicide.

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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UPDATE

The accused, a 24-year-old Brantford woman will appear at a bail hearing today on December 8, 2017.
The accused is charged with the following offences;
Murder - Second Degree, Assault, Assault Peace Officer and Fail to Comply with Undertaking X4. The accused was arrested on scene at the Sheridan Street address.

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit continue their investigation and wish to notify the residents in the area that officers will be canvassing neighbouring homes as part of their investigation. 

The incident is domestic related and therefore the BPS will not be releasing the name of the accused.

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.


Saving Lives During Operation Impact

Oct 5, 2017

Operation Impact 2017

October 6 ? 9, 2017 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada's roads the safest in the world. This special initiative focuses on safe driving practices, and is timed in conjunction with Canada?s Thanksgiving holiday weekend, when the traveling public will be out in great numbers. 

Operation Impact is a time to remind drivers and passengers across Canada to consciously consider safety whenever they get behind the wheel.
 
This year?s focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving.

The issues that are most important in Operation Impact are;

BUCKLE SEAT BELTS and ensure youngsters are properly restrained in vehicles according to their age and size, no matter how short the trip is!

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/choose-car-seat.shtml

Don?t drink or drug and drive ever!

PAY ATTENTION to the road at all times, refrain from the use of mobile hand held devices and/or AGGRESSIVE DRIVING and DISTRACTED DRIVING behaviours which may lead to a collision.

Last year on Thanksgiving Weekend 2016 the Brantford Police Service issued a total of 68 Offences.

*1 Impaired Driving Offences & 2 Roadside Suspensions
*22 Speeding Offences
*6 Seat Belt Offences
*2 Drive while Prohibited Offences
And 37 other Highway Traffic Act offences

These issues are important every day of the year; not just during this special initiative.


PLEASE DON?T BE ANOTHER STATISTIC

Operation Impact is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and member agencies of the CACP Traffic Committee from across Canada

"Dedicated to Improving Public Safety on our Roadways."


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