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LOCATED- MISSING PERSON - Patricia WILLIAMS

Apr 22, 2020

Incident #20-14847

Thank you to the public and our media partners.  Missing person, Patricia Williams has safely been located. 
 
Investigators from the Brantford Police Service are seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing female.

Patricia Williams was last seen on April 21, 2020 at a residence on Allensgate Drive, Brantford. Williams has been reported missing to the Brantford Police Service and police are concerned for her well-being.

Patricia Williams is described as a white female, 65 years of age, 5’7”, 160 lbs, blue eyes with chin length brown and grey hair.  Williams was last seen wearing a red down jacket, blue jeans, red and black hi top sneakers and occasionally wears glasses.  Williams is known to frequent Brantford, Paris and surrounding area.  
 
Brantford Police are currently investigating this incident and a police presence will be seen in and around this area.  Police are asking anyone who lives in the area of Allensgate Drive to check their properties for the missing female.  Police are also asking anyone who may have home video surveillance in the area to check and contact police.  Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or the Brantford Police Service at (519) 756-7050.

Break and Enter to Business on Zatonski Ave

Apr 16, 2020

Incident #20-14162
On Thursday April 16, 2020 just after 12:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a Break and Enter to a business on Zatonski Avenue. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they verified that the business; Urban Tactical, had been broken into.  The Investigation revealed that a vehicle was used to smash through the front entrance of the business.  Suspects entered the store and were inside for a brief period of time before fleeing the area in a four door sedan.  The involved suspects and vehicles are believed to be related to additional crimes that took place overnight in other jurisdictions.  Although the suspects were able to gain entry to the business it is not believed that any firearms or other property was stolen.
The investigation is ongoing and the Brantford Police Service is working closely with community partners and neighbouring policing agencies to respond to this matter. 
 
 
 
Anyone with information about this investigation or anyone who may have video surveillance in the area is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service – Street Crime Unitat 519-756-7050 or 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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Missing Person Troy STOREY

Apr 12, 2020

Incident #20-13455

The Brantford Police Service is seeking assistance from the public in locating a missing male.

38 year old Troy STOREY went missing from the Greenwich Street area in Brantford on Friday April 10, 2020 around 8:00am.

Troy STOREY is described as being 5’10”, 180 LBS, Short brown hair, goatee and tattoos on both sides of his neck.  He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, a beige plaid jacket, blue jeans and black boots.

Police and family are concerned for the male’s well-being.  Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or Detective Chad Francis of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Section at (519) 756-7050, ext. 2272.

BPS Investigate Pharmacy Robbery

Apr 10, 2020

Incident #20-13379

On Thursday, April 9, 2020 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a pharmacy robbery in the area of Colborne Street and Dalhousie Street. 

A male suspect with his face concealed, entered the pharmacy and hid behind the pharmacy counter. The suspect was armed with what appeared to be a pellet rifle and demanded Fentanyl and Hydromorphone from staff. Staff complied and the suspect obtained an unknown amount of Hydromorphone tablets and several Fentanyl patches.

After a brief confrontation between the suspect and a customer, the male suspect fled on bicycle. The customer and pharmacy staff who were present at the time of the incident were unharmed.  

Brantford Police Service K9 Unit attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

Suspect Information: Caucasian male, approximately 5’8”, average build, wearing a black jacket, black hoodie, blue jeans a green baseball hat and carrying a red hiking style backpack with white stripes and silver straps. The suspect was observed in surveillance video riding a red or maroon coloured mountain bike to flee the scene.
The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information or who may have surveillance video in the area are asked to contact police at 519-756-7050, Detective Chad Francis at 519-756-0113 ext 2272 or 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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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Apr 9, 2020

How can I get tested for COVID-19 and how is the test done?
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever & new/worsening cough), first complete a self-assessment at https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus to determine if a clinical assessment is necessary. If the self-assessment indicates a clinical assessment is necessary contact:
Your family doctor or
Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
If you are unable or unsure if you need to see a family physician, call the BCHS COVID-19 hotline at 519-751-5818 to determine if you need an assessment.

Coronavirus infections are diagnosed based on laboratory testing. A specific test for COVID-19 has been developed to confirm an infection, if one is suspected. Testing is done by taking a swab from the back of the nose or throat. An assessment is done prior testing to determine if it is necessary based on symptoms and potential exposures.
For more information regarding symptoms and treatment of Coronavirus COVID-19, please visit the BCHU coronavirus website page: http://www.bchu.org

How do I access my COVID-19 test results?
If you have been tested for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health has launched a new online portal https://covid-19.ontario.ca for the public to easily access their COVID-19 lab test results
If you do not have a valid Ontario Health Card or still have a red and white card, please call BCHU (519-753-4937 and press '1').

How has the Brant Community Healthcare System prepared for COVID-19?
BCHS has worked diligently to prepare the organization to respond to patients who present with COVID-19 and other emergencies. 14 negative pressure rooms, including an operating room are ready. The laboratory is working to become accredited to be able to complete local COVID-19 testing which will allow for faster results. Safety measures for staff and physicians, and processes to manage limited medical supplies have been implemented. Staff are being provided the necessary educational tools to provide the right care to patients with COVID-19. To learn more about how BCHS is preparing for COVID-19, you can listen to Episode 12 of Hospital Insider: The Podcast.  https://www.bchsys.org/en/podcast-hospital-insider.aspx

How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Brantford and Brant?
The number of lab confirmed, positive cases in the City of Brantford and County of Brant combined is updated daily at 11 a.m. on the Brant County Health Unit website on this page: https://www.bchu.org/ServicesWeProvide/InfectiousDiseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Do our frontline healthcare workers have enough personal protective equipment?
The Brant Community Healthcare System is grateful to the many generous members of our community who have stepped forward with offers of personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff and physicians. Our staff are safe and currently have the right PPE to do their jobs but COVID-19 demands can change quickly. BCHS kindly requests that anyone who would like to donate PPE, or supply PPE by other means, please contact BCHS first. We are working swiftly to ensure donations that we require and can accept, meet national standards for PPE use in a health care setting, and align this equipment to our current products. Anyone wishing to donate or supply products are asked to email: foundation@bchsys.org  or call BCHS at 519-751-5510 to provide:
•Product description
•Product code
•Identify if the equipment is unused, unopened and unexpired
•Contact name, email and phone number

How are the municipal and provincial orders put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic being enforced?
Contraventions of the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act (EMPCA) and/or City of Brantford By-law violations will result in the attendance of a City By-law Officer or Brant County Health Unit Inspection Officer, supported by a member of Brantford Police Service or Ontario Provincial Police (if warranted).

Should the City of Brantford institute any additional by-laws, they will be enforced by the City of Brantford’s By-law Enforcement Officers and supported by Police, if warranted.

The severity of each infraction in relation to the potential risk to public health and the spread of COVID-19 will be considered when taking enforcement action. Consistent with existing enforcement approaches, a graduated approach to compliance will be implemented. This could include providing educational messaging or warnings to members of the public regarding the emergency orders and, if compliance is not obtained, the issuance of a ticket under the Part I of the Provincial Offences Act or a summons under Part III of the Act.
 
What is the difference between mandatory isolation and quarantine?
The Government of Canada has put an Emergency Order in place under the Quarantine Act that applies to all travellers arriving in Canada from outside of the country, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.

TRAVELLERS WITH SYMPTOMS - Mandatory Isolation
If you have recently returned to Canada and have symptoms, you must self-isolate. This is mandatory. If required, immediate medical attention will be provided upon arrival in Canada.

Mandatory isolation means you MUST:
•Go directly to the place where you will isolate, without delay, and stay there for 14 days
•Go to your place of isolation using private transportation only, such as your personal vehicle
•Stay inside your home
•Not leave your place of isolation unless it's to seek medical attention
•Do not go to school, work, other public areas or use public transportation (e.g., buses, taxis)
•Stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom from others in your home, if possible
•Not have visitors and limit contact with others in the place of isolation , including children
•Not isolate in a place where you will have contact with vulnerable people such as older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions
•If your symptoms get worse, immediately contact your health care provider or public health authority and follow their instructions.

If you have symptoms but do not have a place to isolate, you will be required to isolate for 14 days in a facility designated by the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. Violating any instructions provided to you when you entered Canada could lead up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.

TRAVELLERS WITHOUT SYMPTOMS - Mandatory Quarantine (mandatory self-isolation)
If you have recently returned to Canada and have no symptoms, you must quarantine (self-isolate) yourself. This is mandatory. You are at risk of developing symptoms and infecting others.

This means you MUST:
•Go directly to your place of quarantine, without delay, and stay there for 14 days
•Do not go to school, work, other public areas and community settings
•Monitor your health for symptoms of COVID-19
•Arrange to have someone pick up essentials like groceries or medication for you
•Do not have visitors
•Stay in a private place like your yard or balcony if you go outside for fresh air
 Keep a distance of at least two arms lengths (approximately two metres) from others

You can take public transportation to get to your place of self-isolation after you arrive in Canada, but you must not stop on the way home and practice physical (social) distancing of being 6 ft apart from others at all times. Violating any instructions provided to your when you entered Canada could lead up to six months in prison and/or $750,000 in fines.

If you develop symptoms within 14 days:
•isolate yourself from others
•immediately call a health care professional or the Brant County Health Unit and:
◦describe your symptoms and travel history
◦follow instructions carefully

Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

How do I report a violation of COVID-19 orders in place?
On March 28, 2020 the Ontario government issued a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, effective immediately. On March 30th, 2020, the City of Brantford issued an order to temporarily close all City-owned playgrounds and other outdoor amenities effective immediately. To report a violation of the provincial or municipal orders, please contact:
In Brantford: covidviolations@brantford.ca  or call the City’s Customer Contact Center at 519-759-4150
In the County of Brant: Ontario Provincial Police non-emergency line: 1-888-310-1122

For more information about what the City can enforce in priority order, please visit the City’s website at:http://www.Brantford.ca/covid19Violations
 
Complaints Relating to Self-Isolation or Quarantine
On March 25, 2020 the Government of Canada invoked the Quarantine Act. This requires all travelers returning to Canada – with the exception of what the federal government is calling "essential workers” – enter a mandatory 14-day period of isolation, regardless of whether any symptoms of COVID-19 are present. For concerns relating to returning travelers who are not self-isolating and who arrived on or after March 25, please contact Brant County Health Unit at 519-753-4937 and press '1'.

How do I report a non-essential business that is open?
If you have concerns that a business or service is still open when it should not be, please contact:
Please call the Brant County Health Unit at 519-753-4937 and press '1', if your complaint involves any of the following businesses/services:
•Child Care Facilities
•Recreational Camps
•Personal Services Settings (including mobile and home-based settings)
•Tanning Salons
•Food Premises, including restaurants and bars
•Grocery Stores
•Farmers’ Markets
•Places of worship
•Theatres and Cinemas (including drive-ins)
•Trailer Parks
•Schools (Public and Private)

For any other type of business, please report your concerns to the City at covidviolations@brantford.ca or call the City’s Customer Contact Center at 519-759-4150
For more information about what the City can enforce in priority order, please visit: http://www.Brantford.ca/covid19Violations
In the County of Brant: Ontario Provincial Police non-emergency line: 1-888-310-1122
 
Business Questions
Companies and workplaces that have questions about the temporary closure of all non-essential workplaces related order can call Ontario’s Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

Employee Concerns
If you have COVID-19 concerns or questions about your workplace or construction site, please call the Ministry of Labour’s Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-877-202-0008.

Price Gouging
The Province has both an online and telephone option for the public to report incidents of price gouging. Online reports can be made at: https://www.ontario.ca/form/report-price-gouging-related-covid-19 or, consumers can call Consumer Protection Ontario at 1-800-889-9768 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

What City facilities are closed and what programs are cancelled or modified?
Please visit the City’s Closures page https://www.brantford.ca/en/living-here/covid-19-response-closures-and-cancellations.aspx  for a complete list of City of Brantford closures, cancellations, and programming and services modifications during the City’s ongoing response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Please review this COVID-19 Fact Sheet regarding what activities are permissible and which are not in public. 

LOCATED- Drake VANDEVEN 30 years old

Apr 8, 2020

LOCATED  
 
The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance.  Missing person Drake VANDEVEN has been located.  
 
Inc #20-12989

Brantford Police Service - Major Crime Unit Investigating – Missing Person

April 8th, 2020

On Monday April 6th, 2020 Drake VANDEVEN was reported missing to the Brantford Police Service. VANDEVEN was last seen leaving his residence and has yet to return.

VANDEVEN is described as a 30 year old Caucasian male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches, 150 pounds, thin build, possibly wearing glasses with short brown hair and a brown beard. 

VANDEVEN was last seen wearing Blue Jeans, a Black and White Zig-Zag patterned sweater, brown boots, and carrying an Olive Green Backpack.
 
The Brantford Police are seeking public assistance in locating Drake VANDEVEN to confirm his wellbeing.  Anyone with knowledge of VANDEVEN’S whereabouts is asked to call Detective Matt ROBERTS at 519-756-7050 ext. 2273. 

"Public Safety in Partnership with our Community”

BPS Investigate Stabbing Incident

Apr 6, 2020

Incident #20-12901

On Monday, April 6, 2020 at approximately 5:30 a.m. Brantford Police Service responded to an assault in the area of Murray Street and Sarah Street where a male and a female were accosted by three unknown suspects. 

Brantford Police Service K9 Unit attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

Resulting from the incident, a 29 year old female victim was stabbed and sustained injuries that required hospital care. A 23 year old male victim sustained minor injuries. 

The Brantford Police Service – Criminal Investigation Section is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information or who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or 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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BPS Investigate Home Invasion

Apr 6, 2020

Incident #20-12886

On Monday, April 6, 2020 at approximately 12 a.m. Brantford Police Service attended to a residence in the area of Shellard Lane and Conklin Road after receiving a report of a home invasion.  

Unknown suspects were able to steal multiple firearms, jewelry and a substantial amount of cash.

Two occupants of the home who were present at the time of the incident were unharmed. 

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information or who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact Detective Constable Jason Sinning at 519-756-0113 2265 or 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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Public Advisory - Suspicious Male

Apr 3, 2020

Incident #20-12531

On April 2nd, 2020 just after 8:30 p.m. two 16 year old females were walking south on Shellards lane  at the intersection of Diana Avenue, within the City of Brantford.  The females observed a small white four door sedan driving east bound on Diana Avenue. A lone male occupant described as being in his mid to late 20’s, Middle Eastern, with dark hair and a dark coloured beard drove by, stopped and then waved the two females towards his car.  The females ignored the males’ gesture and continued walking 

The vehicle continued and was observed conducting a U-Turn attempting to follow the females.

The females advise that while on Shellard’s Lane and Flander’s Drive, the male exited the motor vehicle and approached them. The suspect male was now observed to be wearing a blue long sleeve shirt with grey sweatpants.

The male then approached the females and asked for their names, they ignored the male and continued to attempt to walk away, when the suspect male grabbed one of the females arms from behind. A group of bystanders observed the incident and offered to 
assist.  The male suspect walked back to his car and drove away.  
 
The Brantford Police Service wants to make the public aware of this incident and that we are currently conducting an investigation into similar occurrences in February and March 2020 and are appealing for the publics assist in identifying the suspect.   

Anyone with information or who may have surveillance video in the area is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050 or the Criminal Investigation Section at 519-756-0113 or 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 
 
Original Release 
Feb 19, 2020

Brantford Police Service is investigating two incidents of a similar nature and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspicious male and vehicle.  The two incidents involved a suspicious unknown male who approached young females.  The incidents occurred on February 11, 2020 and January 29, 2020. 

Incident: 20-4190

The Brantford Police Service received a call to report that, on January 29, 2020 at approximately 8:40 pm, an unknown male in a vehicle approached two females, aged 21 and 20, in the area of the parking lot of 50 Market Street South. While in his vehicle, the male followed the females as they left the area. The male repeatedly asked the females for their contact information and/or social media accounts.  The male left the area but was seen again by the females a short time later, this time on foot.  The male approached the female again; however they were safely able to leave the area.  

The suspicious male is described as non-white / light brown skin, mid-to-late 20’s, approximately 5’8”, medium build, with a facial beard trimmed short. The male was wearing dark sweat pants and a dark zip-up sweater with white on the side and the hood over his head. 

The male was seen driving a white, 4-door sedan.

Incident: 20-5889

Brantford Police Service received a call to report that on February 11, 2020 at approximately 3:00 pm, a suspicious male in a vehicle approached two 13 year old females in the Conklin Rd area and asked them if they would like a ride.  The two females were able to safely leave the area.

The suspicious male has been described as non-white / light brown skin, approximately 25 years of age, wearing a button down shirt. The male was driving a white 4-door vehicle.



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PUBLIC ADVISORY - Kareem Zedan - Arrested

Apr 2, 2020

April 2, 2020   - Update
Please be advised that earlier today, April 2, 2020 the Thunder Bay Police Service has located and arrested Kareem Zedan. BPS has been working in conjunction with OPP and Thunder Bay Police Service and would like to thank our enforcement partners for their work in this matter.

Previous Public Advisory:

 The Brantford Police Service is aware of the escape of Kareem Zedan, Wednesday evening from the Thunder Bay District Jail. Our service learned of this today and we are working alongside the OPP in sharing information with Thunder Bay PS to help locate and arrest Zedan.
Zedan was arrested March 24, 2020 in Thunder Bay and charged with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Brantford residents Larry Reynolds, 64 and Dorothy Lynn VanEvery, 62.
Please direct any further questions to representatives of the Thunder Bay Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-7050; or 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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