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MIssing Person - Dwayne Anthony Martin

Dec 10, 2019

Incident #19-44017

UPDATE - December 10, 2019 

The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance.  Missing person Dwayne Martin has been safely located.  


November 15, 2019

Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing male.

25 year old Dwayne Anthony MARTIN has been reported missing to the Brantford Police Service and police are concerned for his well-being.

Dwayne MARTIN is described as an indigenous male, 6’1” tall, 175lbs, slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.  A clothing description is not available at this time.  


Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or the Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit at (519) 756-7050.

Brantford Resident Charged with Child Luring Offences

Dec 6, 2019

Incident #19-46400

December 6, 2019

On December 3rd, 2019 the Brantford Police Service was alerted by the United States -Homeland Security and the Alburquerque Police Department that a male from Brantford  had engaged in on-line luring of a female believed to be 14 years of age.

As a result of the joint investigation, members of the Brantford Police CASA Unit (Child Abuse and Sexual Assault), arrested  a 60 year old male resident of Brantford and charged him with sex related offences, including Luring a child under 16 yrs old.

Members of the BPS-CASA Unit further executed a search warrant at a residence on Freeborn Ave, where they seized several computers and electronic devices used to facilitate the offences.

Police believe that the accused used several social media chat sites with the user name of Canadainman_47.  The Brantford Police Service believes that there may be other victims.

Anyone with information or who may have had contact with this individual is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050 or Det. Michael Korda of the Brantford Police-CASA Unit at 519-756-0113 x 3007

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Brantford Police are Investigating a Shooting At a Residence on Strawberry Lane

Dec 5, 2019

 Incident #19-46656

December 5, 2019

The Brantford Police Service is currently conducting an investigation into a shooting that occurred overnight at a residence on Strawberry Lane.

On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at approximately 11:15 p.m. an unknown shooter fired numerous shots into the front of the residence.  Investigation revealed that many of the rounds penetrated the second story and entered into the bedroom of a sleeping two year old female.  At least one of the bullets narrowly missed the toddler who was sleeping in her bed. 

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing this investigation and are appealing to the public for assistance.  Anyone with information or anyone who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact police. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Jason Sinning the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2265 or 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 assist City Officials at Homeless Encampment

Dec 4, 2019

On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service attended with City officials to the encampment known as the "Welcome Love Camp” that is currently set up on both private and City owned property. City officials were going to be cleaning up part of the encampment that was on City owned property. The Brantford Police Service attended to assist with keeping the peace as a coordinated effort was being made to assist those that were living in the area. Occupants had been given notice in advance of today’s efforts and had been advised that they were trespassing. Occupants were given ample notice that they would need to relocate and the area of the encampment cleaned up. Emergency Shelter facilities and support services were set up to help those that may have been affected prior to today’s events.

Upon Police arrival, a fire was seen encompassing part of the encampment and Officers had to move quickly in order to rescue an individual before he was injured. Brantford Fire was contacted, attended and quickly extinguished the fire. A criminal investigation is now being conducted into the fire and how it started. While Officers were onscene, Emergency Medical Services needed to be contacted for a male who was found unresponsive in the encampment and who may have been suffering from hypothermia.

The Brantford Police Service will continue to assist in keeping the peace while the City and other agencies work to assist those that belong to this encampment.

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Police Investigate Suspicious Person at Donegal Park

Nov 27, 2019

November 26, 2019

Incident #19-45599

On Tuesday November 26, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m. an 11 year old female youth was playing in Donegal Park on Donegal Drive.  The youth was playing in and around the forested area when an unknown male came out of the forest and grabbed her on the shoulder.  When the youth screamed the male fled on foot out of the park. 

The suspect male is described as a white male, between 40-50 years of age, wearing a grey hoodie with hood up and blue jeans. 

The Brantford Police want to make the public aware of this incident and the location it occurred.  Police are continuing to investigate this incident and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Chad Francis of the Brantford Police Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 extension 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

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Brantford Police Investigate Report of Firearm at a Residence on Colborne Street East

Nov 27, 2019

Inc#19-45659

November 27, 2019

On November 27, 2019 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service received a   9-1-1 call about a person(s) with a firearm at a residence on Colborne Street East, Brantford.  A group of individuals were seen outside the residence and one of them was seen holding a possible firearm.  Community Patrol Officers, Brantford Police – Emergency Response Team and BPS – K-9 attended to the area where they located the residence and conducted an investigation.  In the interest of public safety, the area was contained and the roads were closed to traffic.  Police were able to make contact with the occupants inside the residence who were co-operative with the investigation.  As a result of the investigation the information was deemed to be unfounded.  There will continue to be a police presence in the area as the investigation is concluded.  The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while the incident was investigated. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 or Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.   


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Brantford Police Traffic Unit is Investigating a Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

Nov 24, 2019

 Inc BR19045162

November 24, 2019

On November 23rd, 2019 at approximately 2:31pm, members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a serious head on motor vehicle collision on Fairview Drive near Briar Park Road.  Brantford Fire and Brant/Brantford Paramedics were also dispatched to the collision.

Officers arrived at a collision in the eastbound lanes of Fairview Drive.   A 74 year old driver of one of the vehicles was transported by ambulance to the Brantford General Hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. 

The 74 year old driver from Brantford remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Fairview Drive between West Street and Memorial Drive was closed for several hours during the investigation as members from the Collision Reconstruction Unit processed the collision scene.  All roadways are now open.

The Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Kris Reid 519-756-0113 extension 2228.

Public Notice

Nov 20, 2019

The Brantford Police Service is scheduled for a site-based assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

As part of the assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at the public information session December 11, 2019 between the hours of 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  The session will be conducted in the Community Room located at the Brantford Police station at 344 Elgin Street, Brantford.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 519-756-0113 extension 3004 on December 11, 2019 between the hours of 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. 

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Brantford Police Service’s ability to comply with the standards of accreditation may send them to the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or email calea@calea.org.

Brantford Police Charge Male After Gun Fired Inside Residence

Nov 19, 2019

Brantford Police Service has charged a male after a firearm was discharged inside a residence.  
On Monday, November 18th, 2019 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible gunshot sound that was heard at a residential complex on Elgin Street.  
Upon arrival Community Patrol Officers observed a hole in the front door to a unit within the residential complex.  The hole appeared to have been caused by a firearm discharged from within the residence.  Due to the concern for public safety Officers cleared the residence and no one was located inside.  Officers did observe ammunition inside the residence. 
Investigation revealed that the occupant may have left and gone to another location.  Officers attended to that address where they located the resident.  The accused was arrested without incident.  No injuries or victims have been reported at this time from this incident.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions that the accused was currently contravening.  A 40 year old Brantford male has been charged with Possession of a Weapon contrary to a Prohibition Order and Careless Storage of Ammunition under the Criminal Code. 
The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Jason Sinning of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-7050 extension 2265 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

Crime Brief - November 18, 2019

Nov 18, 2019

Type:   Assault   
Incident:  19-44275
Location:  Colborne Street  
Incident:  On Saturday November 16, 2019 just after 3:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding an assault at an address on Colborne St.  Two males had been at a residence when a verbal argument ensued which turned into a physical altercation.  The accused began to punch and then struck the 35 year old victim with a hammer.  The victim was able to get the accused out of his residence and shut the door when the accused forced his way back into the residence.  The victim fled the residence to a nearby business for safety as the accused chased after him.  The accused continued to threaten to cause bodily harm/death to the victim when an employee attempted to intervene.  The accused then threatened the employee and struck the counter and walls of the business causing damage.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the business where they located and arrested the accused.  The victim was transported to hospital by emergency medical services for non-life threatening injuries.  A 55 year old Brantford male has been charged with Assault with a Weapon, Assault Cause Bodily Harm, Mischief to Property Under $5000 x3,  Utter Threats to Cause Bodily Harm/ Death x2 and Break and Enter with Intent under the Criminal Code.                                

Type:    Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:  19-44208
Location:  Pearl Street  
Incident: On Friday November 15, 2019, at approximately 11:30pm, Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Pearl St & St. James St with regards to a single motor vehicle collision.  Prior to Police arrival, information was received that a dark SUV had struck a tree and the vehicle had subsequently fled the scene.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the suspect vehicle parked on the road a short distance away.  Officers observed that the vehicle had sustained front end damage.  Investigation revealed that occupants from the vehicle had run into a nearby residence.  While Officers were investigating the incident the owner of the vehicle approached and admitted to having operated the vehicle and to being involved in the collision.  Officer’s observed signs of impairment and the accused was arrested.  The accused was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over the legal limit.  A 38 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.   

Type:   Assault and Break and Enter   
Incident:  19-44215
Location:   Bishop Street   
Incident:  On Saturday November 16, 2019 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a break and enter to a residence on Bishop Street.  An unknown male had been seen on the roof of a neighbouring residence causing damage.  When the male was confronted he tried to climb off the roof causing damage to a vehicle parked in the driveway.  The male then went to a neighbouring residence and began to bang on the rear glass sliding door.  The occupant’s tried to get the male to leave when he kicked and smashed the door gaining entry into the residence.  The male victim attempted to stop the accused while his wife tried to protect the child that was sleeping in the residence.  The accused was able to get to the kitchen where he grabbed a large kitchen knife and cut the victim on his hand.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the residence where they located and arrested the male.  During the arrest the accused resisted, fought and spit at police.  The 26 year old male victim received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.  Information was received that the accused was currently bound by two court orders with conditions.  A 29 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault, Assault with Weapon,  Possession Weapons Dangerous, Utter Threats to Cause Bodily Harm/Death, Break, Enter and Commit, Trespass by Night, Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest, Mischief Under $5000 x2 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.  
 
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