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-Robbery Investigation - Police Seeking Assistance from Public to help Identify Third Accused

Jul 24, 2017

 

 
Type: Robbery 
Incident: 17- 27059
Location: Chatham Street (200 Block)
Incident: On Tuesday July 18, 2017 shortly before 10:00 p.m. a male called 911 to report he was assaulted on Chatham Street. Investigation revealed that the victim, a 31 year old Brantford man was walking on Chatham Street and met up with three male acquaintances (accused) in front of a home on Chatham Street. One of the males known to the victim invited him into the home to talk in private. While the group was talking out front of the home a second male unknown to the victim approached the victim and placed him in a headlock. All three males dragged the victim into the home. Once inside the residence, accused #2 brandished a handgun and threatened the victim to hand over his debit card and pin number. The victim refused and was assaulted by all three accused. The victim was eventually able to break free and run from the house to a neighboring home and call 911 for police assistance. Community Patrol Officers attended and arrested Accused #1. Accused #2 and Accused #3 fled the area prior to police arriving.  Investigation continued and an arrest warrant obtained for the arrest of Accused #2. Accused #3?s identity remains unknown and it is believed he answers to the nickname of ?Chily?.

 Accused #1, Shawn Jason PEEKHAUS, 41 years of age of Brantford is charged with the following offences; Forcible Confinement,
 Robbery, Kidnapping and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. Investigation continues regarding the other two male parties who fled the scene prior to police arriving.
 
 Accused #2, WANTED Jonathon Charles LUDWIG, 30 years old of Brantford, is to be charged with the following offences; Forcible Confinement, Utter Threats, Robbery with firearm, Kidnapping, Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Careless use of a Firearm, Firearm-Use while Committing an Offence, Point Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Possession of Firearm contrary to Prohibition Order X3 and Breach of Probation X2

 
 *WANTED* Jonathon Charles LUDWIG 30 years of age  **ARRESTED in CUSTODY**
 

 

 Detectives from the Major Crime Unit continue their investigation regarding this incident. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Accused #2 and/or the identity of Accused #3 is encouraged to call Detective Jason Sinning 519-765-0113 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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Crime Brief July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017

 

Type:               Public Urination

Incident:          17- 272332

Location:        Queen Street (0-100 Block)

Incident:          On Thursday July 19, 2017 a B.E.A.T Unit Officer while on routine patrol observed a male urinating at the side of a building on Queen Street. The male, a 21 year old Ohsweken man was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Urinating on a Public Building.   

The Brantford Police Service Better Enforcement Action Team (or B.E.A.T. Unit) is a section of the service which focuses primarily on community based policing within the downtown area of Brantford Aside from regular patrols and community contacts, the B.E.A.T. Unit engages in several special projects on a regular basis to address concerns raised by residents and business owners in the downtown area. The B.E.A.T. Unit is committed to ensuring the downtown continues to be an excellent, desirable and safe place to live and visit.

Type:               Mischief/Arson 

Incident:          17- 27271

Location:        Cedarland Park ? Ashgrove Avenue

Incident:          On July 20, 2017 the BPS was advised of an incident regarding Mischief. On July 4, 2017 a porta potty which was located at Cederland Park was destroyed by fire. No suspects.

 

UPDATE Robbery at Zehrs

Jul 21, 2017

The Brantford Police Service received a telephone call from a witness who had been in the parking lot at Zehrs at the time of the confrontation. The citizen captured the suspect on video walking away from the victim and pushing the grocery cart. The suspect is described as; white male, pale skin, in his 20?s or 30?s, dirty blond to brown hair wearing khaki pants, black shoes and a blue baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding this offence is encouraged to contact the Detective Andy Balog of the Major

Crime Unit at 519-756-001 ext 2266 

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Type: Robbery 
Incident: 17- 27173
Location: King George Road - Zehrs (200 Block)
Incident: On July 19, 2017 at around 7:30 p.m. a male suspect enters a business on King George Road. The male selects a pair of head phones and conceals them down his pants. The suspect then attends customer service and asks that a cab be contacted for him. The suspect waits a few minutes and then selects a 40 inch Television in a box and places this inside a grocery cart. The suspect then exits the store without any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The suspect then attends at the side of the building and places the boxed television on the ground and leaves it unattended for a short time. A citizen (55 year old male)who had been driving by observes the boxed television sitting unattended and stops and picks up the boxed television and places it in his car. The suspect runs back to this location and confronts the citizen. A confrontation ensues where the two engage in pushing each other and the suspect knocks a cell phone out of the hand of the citizen. The suspect picks up the citizens cell phone and tells the citizen that he will keep the phone unless he gives him the television. A verbal argument continued where the suspect then showed him a handgun that he had on his hip in a holster. The citizen gave the television to the suspect and the citizen was given his cellular telephone back. The suspect was last seen travelling on foot southbound on the walking path behind Zehrs. Community Patrol Officers and BPS K9 searched the area and observed a cab pull up to an address on Barbara Street. One of the Officers approached a resident who was out front speaking with the cab driver. The Officer learned that the suspect had attended a home on Barbara and asked the homeowner to telephone a cab for him and then hid in the backyard waiting for the cab to arrive. Officers directed the cab to leave and the homeowner to attend in the home. Officers searched the rear yard for the suspect however he had already fled the yard. Officers located the stolen television, head set and an imitation handgun (pellet gun). The suspect was not located.
 The suspect is described as; white male, pale skin, in his 20?s or 30?s, dirty blond to brown hair wearing khaki pants and black shoes and a blue baseball cap.
 Anyone with information regarding this offence is encouraged to contact the Detective Andy Balog of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-001 ext 2266

Crime Brief - July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017


Type: Theft - Commercial
Incident: 17- 27106
Location: King George Road (300 Block)
Incident: On the morning of Wednesday July 19, 2017 a business on King George reported damage and theft on their property. Sometime overnight unknown person(s) smashed a passenger window on 3 separate business vehicles. Suspect(s) then stole all 4 tires which were attached to those vehicles. 

Type: Robbery 
Incident: 17- 27173
Location: King George Road - Zehrs (200 Block)
Incident: On July 19, 2017 at around 7:30 p.m. a male suspect enters a business on King George Road. The male selects a pair of head phones and conceals them down his pants. The suspect then attends customer service and asks that a cab be contacted for him. The suspect waits a few minutes and then selects a 40 inch Television in a box and places this inside a grocery cart. The suspect then exits the store without any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The suspect then attends at the side of the building and places the boxed television on the ground and leaves it unattended for a short time. A citizen (55 year old male)who had been driving by observes the boxed television sitting unattended and stops and picks up the boxed television and places it in his car. The suspect runs back to this location and confronts the citizen. A confrontation ensues where the two engage in pushing each other and the suspect knocks a cell phone out of the hand of the citizen. The suspect picks up the citizens cell phone and tells the citizen that he will keep the phone unless he gives him the television. A verbal argument continued where the suspect then showed him a handgun that he had on his hip in a holster. The citizen gave the television to the suspect and the citizen was given his cellular telephone back. The suspect was last seen travelling on foot southbound on the walking path behind Zehrs. Community Patrol Officers and BPS K9 searched the area and observed a cab pull up to an address on Barbara Street. One of the Officers approached a resident who was out front speaking with the cab driver. The Officer learned that the suspect had attended a home on Barbara and asked the homeowner to telephone a cab for him and then hid in the backyard waiting for the cab to arrive. Officers directed the cab to leave and the homeowner to attend in the home. Officers searched the rear yard for the suspect however he had already fled the yard. Officers located the stolen television, head set and an imitation handgun (pellet gun). The suspect was not located.
 The suspect is described as; white male, pale skin, in his 20?s or 30?s, dirty blond to brown hair wearing khaki pants and black shoes and a blue baseball cap.
 Anyone with information regarding this offence is encouraged to contact the Detective Andy Balog of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-001 ext 2266
 
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Crime Brief - July 18, 2017

Jul 19, 2017


Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 26961
Location: Spartan Drive
Incident: On the morning of Tuesday July 18, 2017 home owners reported a break and enter at a residence on Spartan Drive. The citizen advised that on July 17, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. the residential alarm was activated.  A rear garage door had been kicked in by unknown person(s). No items appeared to be missing and no suspect(s) were seen in the area. 

Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 27014
Location: Port Street
Incident: On July 18, 2017 a homeowner reported that unknown person(s) had entered a rear shed sometime in the last week. A red road bicycle was reported stolen.  
 
Type: Damage to Motor Vehicle  
Incident: 17- 27077
Location: Darling Street (200 block)
Incident: On Wednesday July 19, 2017 shortly after 1:00 a.m. a citizen heard glass breaking and called 911. A Nissan vehicle parked in the area was found to have the back window smashed out. An unknown female was seen in the area and is described as a white female mid 20?s, 5?6 in height and approximately 130 lbs. Investigation continues.


Type: Drugs  
Incident: 17- 27084
Location: Rawdon Street at Victoria Street
Incident: On Wednesday July 19, 2017 shortly before 3:00 a.m. a concerned citizen called 911 to report a suspicious male standing on the corner. The citizen described the male as acting like he was on some sort of drug. Community Patrol Officers attended and located the male standing on the sidewalk out front of a residence on Victoria Street. The officers had a brief conversation with the male and while speaking with him observed several items next to him on the sidewalk which would be used for drug trafficking. Once Officers advised that they were investigating him the male sprinted away. Officers chased after the male and arrested him a short distance away.
 Officers seized the following items; two cell phones, over $3,000.00 in cash and 33.2 grams of cocaine with an approximate street value of $3,300.00.
 Jordan Dakota MINNS, 24 years of age of Brantford is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine)
 The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

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Crime Brief - July 18, 2017

Jul 18, 2017

Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 26823
Location: Memorial Drive (100 Block)
Incident: On Monday July 17, 2017 shortly before 10:30 a.m., an alert citizen called 911 to report a break and enter in progress. The citizen observed a female cut a screen window and enter the home by climbing in through the window. Police arrived and observed the accused exiting through the front door and was arrested for break and enter. 
 A 15 year old Hagersville youth who cannot be identified under the YCJA was charged with Break and Enter and issued an appearance notice to attend court at a future court date. The youth was released into her mother?s care.

Type: Disturbance/Assault 
Incident: 17- 26866
Location: Colborne Street (400 Block)
Incident:  On Monday July 17, 2017 shortly after 3:00 p.m. a 911 call was received regarding a male on the ground being assaulted by several men out front of a licensed lounge on Colborne Street. Two men believed involved with the assault fled the scene prior to police arriving. A third involved male (accused), remained at the scene. Investigation revealed that the victim had attended the business on Colborne Street to meet the accused. A verbal argument ensued inside the establishment and the two walked outside. The accused picked up a wooden board and struck the victim with it. The victim fell to the ground and was also kicked in the head by the accused. At least two other individuals were also observed joining in with assaulting the victim while he was on the ground. The victim was transported to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The accused, had attended back inside the premise prior to police arriving. Officers attended inside the business and arrested the accused for assault. Officers also located two .22 caliber handguns located in plain view. The firearms were not loaded, did not have serial numbers and appeared to have been altered. The accused was also found to be in possession of two bullets in his pocket.
 The accused, Howard John CAMPBELL, 50 years of age of Hamilton is charged with the following offences;
1) Assault with a Weapon,
2) Assault,
3) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm X2,
5) Firearm Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order X2 (two .22 calibre handguns)
4) Weapons Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order (wooden board)
5) Store Firearm in a Careless Manner-Contravention of Storage Regulations X2,
6) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized X2,
7) Possession of a Prohibited Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
 
Any person with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Jason Sinning at 519-756-7050 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


Type: Fraud ? Obtain Food  
Incident: 17- 226861
Location: Market Street (100 Block)
Incident: On Monday July 18, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m. the accused attended inside a restaurant on Market Street. The accused ordered food and drink and sat down to dine. The accused also ordered a separate food order to take with him. The accused then fled the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. An employee chased after the accused and observed him in the area of Grey Street and Market Street. The accused dropped his food order and started to run. The employee returned to the restaurant. Community Patrol Officers attended in the area and found the accused hiding under a car port on Charlotte Street.
Randy Albert LEMIEUX, a 52 year old Brantford man is charged with Obtain Food by Fraud. The accused was released on an appearance notice to attend court on a future court date. 


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Crime Brief - July 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

 
Type: Motor Vehicle Collision - Injury
Incident: 17- 26598
Location: Albion Street/Palace Street
Incident: On Saturday July 15, 2017 at around 6:30 p.m. a 10 year old boy riding a bicycle was struck by a motor vehicle. A Hyundai vehicle was travelling northbound on Albion Street, crossing the intersection of Palace Street. The bicyclist was riding his bike east bound on Palace Street and crossed the road into the oncoming path of the Hyundai vehicle and was struck. The young boy who was not wearing a helmet received a head injury and transported by ambulance to the hospital. The young boy received serious, non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Hyundai had the right of way and deemed not at fault.
Any individual who witnessed this collision and hasn?t yet spoken to an officer is asked to contact Constable Mark Baxter of the BPS Traffic Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2212.
A helmet can greatly reduce the risk of permanent injury or death if you fall or collide.
By law, every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved helmet.
Helmets are not compulsory for adults over 18 years of age. It is strongly recommended that all cyclist wear helmets.
Type: Theft of Motor Vehicle and Trailer
Incident: 17- 26528
Location: Fen Ridge Court ? (Hampton Inn)
Incident: On Saturday July 15, 2017 shortly before 10:00 a.m. an SUV and trailer were reported stolen sometime over night. Reported stolen was a 2004 GMC Yukon grey in colour with New York plates. A 2015 Stealth trailer grey in colour also with New York plates was attached to the Yukon. Inside the trailer were 6 racing bikes.
Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 26670
Location: Dalkeith Drive
Incident: On Sunday July 15, 2017 at around 4:30 a.m. unknown person(s) broke into a business on Dalkeith Drive. A rear door was entered as well as a rear storage shed. At the time of the report no items appeared to be missing. The premise alarm was activated when entry gained.
Type: Break and Enter ? Residential
Incident: 17- 26667
Location: Goods Lane
Incident: On Sunday July 16, 2017 shortly before 4:00 a.m. a citizen from a home on Goods Lane called 911 after being awoken to the sound of glass breaking. Unknown person(s) had smashed a basement window however did not gain entry. No persons(s) were seen in the area.
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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?

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