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Crime Brief - March 11, 2020

Mar 11, 2020

Type:               Impaired- Drugs
Incident:       20-9510
Location:       Fairview Drive and Brier Park Road
Incident:On Sunday, March 8, 2020 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Brantford Police responded to a report from a concerned citizen regarding a possible impaired driver in the area of Fairview Drive and North Park Street. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where the vehicle was located and observed travelling at a high rate of speed in a dangerous manner, nearly hitting other vehicles. Officers were able to conduct a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, Officers observed signs of impairment. Investigation revealed the driver may be impaired by drugs.  The driver was arrested and given a demand for a Drug Recognition Evaluation as required by law. As a result of the Drug Recognition Evaluation the driver was charged. During processing, the accused was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected cannabis and a small amount of an unknown powdery substance. A 29 year old male from Brantford is charged with Impaired Operation – Drug under the Criminal Code. The accused’s license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for 7 days.    


Type:                Assault With Weapon
Incident:        20-9554
Location:       Clarence Street
Incident:On Sunday, March 8, 2020 at approximately 5:10 p.m. Brantford Police responded to a report of an assault on Clarence Street. The victim had been walking past a residence on Clarence Street when he made a comment about the resident’s dog. The resident then assaulted the male victim with a hammer. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim who was treated for minor injuries by Emergency Medical Services. As a result of the investigation, a 24 year old male from Brantford is charged with Assault with Weapon.   


Type:              Suspended Driver
Incident:       20-9922
Location:     Darling Street and King Street
Incident:On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on Dalhousie Street.  Information was received that the licence plates did not belong to that vehicle.  A traffic stop was conducted at Darling Street and King Street where the investigation revealed that the driver was operating the motor vehicle with a suspended license and was unable to provide proof of insurance. Information was received that the driver was currently wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. The driver was arrested and transported for processing. During processing, the accused was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine. As a result of the investigation, a 29 year old male from Brantford is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He is further charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Use Plate Not Authorized for Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act. He is also charged with Owner Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

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Crime Brief - March 10, 2020

Mar 10, 2020

Type:              Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:       20-9151
Location:       Fairview Drive and West Street
Incident:On Thursday, March 5, 2020 at approximately 5:25 p.m. Brantford Police responded to a report of an impaired driver on Fairview Drive and West Street. A citizen had observed a male who, while parked in a parking lot, stumbled from his vehicle and was drinking from a container. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking to the driver, Officers observed signs of impairment. Further investigation revealed open alcohol in the vehicle. Information was received that the driver was operating the motor vehicle with a suspended license. The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. The accused samples were over 2x the legal limit. A 38 year old male from Brantford is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code; Drive While Under Suspension and Drive motor vehicle – no insurance under the Highway Traffic Act as well as Owner Operate Motor Vehicle – no insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. The accused’s vehicle was impounded for 7 days.    

Type:                Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:        20-9287
Location:       Kiev Blvd
Incident:On Friday, March 6, 2020 at approximately 2:40 p.m. Brantford Police responded to a call from a concerned citizen who witnessed a male park a vehicle in his driveway and stumble from the driver’s seat. The accused was observed to then proceed to his front porch where he passed out. Community Patrol Officers attended the scene where the accused was located laying on the porch with the keys to the vehicle in hand. Officers observed signs of impairment and the accused advised he had consumed alcohol. The driver was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. The accused samples were 2x over the legal limit. A 61 year old male from Brantford is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code. The accused license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for 7 days.


Type:                  Impaired – Drug
Incident:           20-9305
Location:          Erie Avenue
Incident:On Friday, March 6, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Brantford Police responded to a call regarding a minor motor vehicle collision in the parking lot of a business located on Erie Avenue. Information was received that a male driver was unconscious in the driver’s seat. Community Patrol Officers attended the scene where they located the vehicle and the driver.  Officers observed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and investigation revealed the driver had just used Fentanyl. With the assistance of Emergency Medical Services, Narcan was administered to the driver. A 33 year old male from Brantford was charged with Impaired Operation under the Criminal Code. The accused’s license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for 7 days.   



Type:               Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:       20-9353
Location:      Wells Avenue and Dundas Street
Incident:On Saturday, March 7, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Brantford Police responded to a call regarding a two vehicle motor vehicle collision in the area of Wells Avenue and Dundas Street. Community Patrol Officers attended the scene along with Emergency Medical Services who transported one male driver to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. While Officers were speaking with one of the drivers, signs of intoxication were observed. The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device. The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested. The driver was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. The driver’s samples were over the legal limit. A 36 year old male from Brantford is charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code. The accused’s license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for 7 days.   

Type:               Impaired – Drug
Incident:       20-9422
Location:       Erie Avenue
Incident:On Saturday, March 7, 2020 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Brantford Police received two separate calls from concerned citizens who observed a motor vehicle travelling dangerously on Erie Avenue. A child was reported to be a passenger in the vehicle. The callers observed that the vehicle nearly hit oncoming traffic and went up onto the curb. Community Patrol Officers attended the scene and located the vehicle unoccupied. Witnesses advised the driver had vacated the vehicle with a small child after colliding with a parked vehicle and then a tree. The driver and child were located a short distance away. Investigation revealed that the child had not been properly secured in the vehicle and the seats of the vehicle failed to be properly attached. Emergency Medical Services attended the scene, as the child received injuries from the collision and was transported to hospital. The driver of the vehicle failed to surrender her driver’s licence upon demand and was unable to provide any proof of insurance. Upon investigation, the Officer observed signs of intoxication and drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and given a demand for a Drug Recognition Evaluation as required by law. As a result of the Drug Recognition Evaluation the driver was charged. During processing, the accused was found to be in possession of a small quantity of suspected fentanyl. A 27 year old female is charged with Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm, Impaired Operation – Drug under the Criminal Code; Operation of Unsafe Vehicle, Failure to Ensure Child Properly Secured, Fail to Surrender License, Fail to Notify Change of Address under the Highway Traffic Act. The accused is also charged with Owner Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days. 


Type:             Impaired – Alcohol
Incident:     20-9505
Location:    Craig Street and Morton Avenue
Incident:On Sunday, March 8, 2020 at approximately 7:30 a.m. Brantford Police responded to a report regarding a damaged vehicle travelling well below the posted speed on Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Community Patrol Officers attended the area, located the vehicle turning onto Craig Street from Morton Ave and observed a female exit the driver’s seat. While speaking to the driver, Officers observed signs of impairment. The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device. The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested. The driver was transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law. The driver’s samples were over the legal limit. A 20 year old female from Brantford was charged with 80 Plus under the Criminal Code. The accused’s license was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for 7 days.   

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TASK FORCE AND STREET CRIME UNIT SEIZE DRUGS AND WEAPONS

Mar 6, 2020

Incident BR20-9133

March 5, 2020

On Thursday March 5th 2020, members of the Brantford Police Service Street Crime Unit and Task Force completed an investigation that led to the arrest of two people. During the investigation a search warrant pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act was executed at a residence on Clarence Street in the City of Brantford.  

As such a quantity of cocaine, fentanyl, weapons, Canadian currency and a motor vehicle were seized and criminal charges were laid.

33 year old Aaron MARSH of Brantford stands charged with:

Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and            Substances Act (two counts).
Possession of a prohibited weapon, contrary to the Criminal Code.
Failing to comply with the orders of the court, contrary to the Criminal Code.

A 32 year old female stands charged with:
Possession of a controlled substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Possession of a prohibited weapon, contrary to the Criminal Code.
 
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


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Crime Brief - March 6, 2020

Mar 6, 2020

Type: Suspended Driver     
Incident: 20-08833
Location:    Park Ave   
Incident: On Tuesday March 3, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling on Park Ave. When Officers attempted to stop the vehicle it pulled into a driveway and the driver fled on foot.  The driver was arrested a short distance away.  Investigation revealed that the driver’s licence was currently suspended under the Highway Traffic Act and he was also a Prohibited driver under the Criminal Code.  Further information was received that he was bound by a court order with conditions.  As a result of the investigation a 23 year old Brantford male is charged with Operation While Prohibited x3 and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.       

Type: Assault  
Incident: 20-08848
Location:   Murray Street   
Incident: On Tuesday March 3, 2020 just before 3:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a report of an assault on Murray Street.  The victim had been in the residence when he was assaulted by two people.  The victim was threatened, punched and assaulted with a hammer.  The victim attempted to get away but was held inside the residence.  The victim was eventually able to get away and call for help.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the victim who was treated by and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Officers attended to the residence where they located the two suspects hiding in the residence.  A 31 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Uttering Threats to Cause Death/Bodily Harm and Forcible Confinement.  A 33 year old Brantford male is charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Forcible Confinement and Breach of Probation.     
 
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Appointment of New Member to Brantford Police Services Board

Mar 4, 2020

Mrs. Karen George has recently been appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as a member of the Brantford Police Services Board for a three-year term. 

A resident of the City of Brantford, Mrs. George  has extensive community experience including being a Trustee on Grand Erie District School Board (formerly known as the Brant County Board of Education); Alderman for City of Brantford and Mayor of Brantford for the years of 1987 to 1991.  During her tenure on City Council, her many accomplishments included the building of the Police Station, refurbishment of the Sanderson Centre and construction of the Main Public Library Building on Colborne Street.  Mrs. George has previously served on the Brantford Police Services Board in her capacity as Mayor.

Her community involvement has included participation on the Mohawk College Board; Campaign Cabinet for Brant United Way; Brantford General Hospital Foundation; Crime Stoppers Board (Brantford); Sanderson Centre Management Board; Women’s Probus Club of Brantford and Brant Condominium Corporation 42 Board.

Mrs. George was Co-Owner/Certified Financial Planner with George & Edmison Partners and Principal/Owner of Karlyn Day Nurseries Limited in Brantford which operated Jack and Jill and William Street Day Nurseries.  She also served as a consultant for Ministry of Community and Social Services in the Day Nurseries Branch.

Other Board members are Chair Mark Littell; Vice Chair Councillor Greg Martin; Mayor Kevin Davis and T. Brendan Ryan.


Authorized by:

Mark Littell
Chair, Brantford Police Services Board

Crime Brief - March 4, 2020

Mar 4, 2020

Type:        Impaired – Alcohol    
Incident: 20-08449
Location:    Powerline Road    
Incident: On Saturday February 29, 2020 at approximately 8:45 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a report of an impaired driver on Powerline Road.  A vehicle had been seen traveling on Powerline Road, swerving in and out of its lane and almost contacting oncoming traffic.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located the vehicle stopped at a traffic light on Powerline Road and King George Road.  Officers observed that the vehicle was also driving without its headlights activated.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the female driver.  While speaking to the driver Officers observed signs of impairment and observed empty beer cans in the backseat.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused samples were over 2x the legal limit.  A 42 year old female from Brantford is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                                                    

Type:        Impaired - Drug 
Incident: 20-08562
Location:   Stanley Street   
Incident: On Sunday Mach 1, 2020 just after 4:00 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call regarding a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a business on Stanley Street.  The vehicle was parked in the parking lot and two females were observed passed out inside the vehicle.  Community Patrol Officers attended and located the vehicle and its occupants.  Officers observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle and after repeated attempts were able to wake the occupants.  Investigation revealed that the occupants had recently used fentanyl.  The driver was arrested and information was received that the passenger was currently wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant held by another jurisdiction as well as being bound by a court order with conditions.  Further investigation revealed a small amount of fentanyl in the vehicle as well as an amount of cannabis that was readily available to the driver and occupants.  As a result of the investigation the driver a 27 year old Brantford woman is charged with Impaired Operation – Drug under the Criminal Code.  She is further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Fentanyl under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act as well as Have Care and Control of Vehicle with Cannabis in Open Baggage under the Cannabis Control Act.   The passenger a 33 year old Brantford woman was arrested on the outstanding warrant and is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Fentanyl under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.                      

Type:        Drugs    
Incident: 20-08267
Location:    Colborne Street    
Incident:On Friday February 28, 2020 Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling on Colborne Street at a slow speed, making erratic driving maneuvers.  Officers conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the male driver and passenger.  While dealing with the driver he was unable to provide a drivers licence or any documentation for the vehicle.  Information was received that the drivers licence was currently under suspension and that he was currently bound by more than one court order with conditions that he was contravening and was arrested.  Officers spoke to and dealt with the passenger who was observed to be in possession of brass knuckles and was arrested.  While processing the passenger he was found to be in possession of a second set of brass knuckles, a large amount of Canadian Currency as well as a large amount of Fentanyl.  The passenger was also bound by a court order with conditions.  Officers located over $4000 worth of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine and $5,500 worth of suspected Fentanyl.  As a result of the investigation a 27 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  He is further charged with Breach of Probation and Breach of Release Order under the Criminal Code as well as Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act.  The passenger a 39 year old Brantford male is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x2 under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  He is further charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x2, Proceeds of Crime and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code.                    

Type: Impaired – Drug 
Incident: 20-8295
Location:   Nelson Street    
Incident: On Friday February 28, 2020 at approximately 9:45 p.m. Brantford Police Service received 9-1-1 call about a hit and run motor vehicle collision.  A truck had driven into a parked car on Nelson Street and fled the scene.  Community Patrol Officers in the area where able to locate and stopped the suspect vehicle.  Officers spoke to the male driver and observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and was found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl.  The accused was given a demand for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.  During the evaluation the accused refused to comply.  As a result of the investigation a 25 year old Woodstock male has been charged with Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand and Operation While Impaired under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Fentanyl under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Fail to Remain under the Highway Traffic Act.  The accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days.            


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Police Request Assistance in Locating Missing 17 year old Female

Mar 3, 2020

March 4, 2020

Incident #20-08702

UPDATE -  LOCATED - Missing teen Sommer Hunt was safely located overnight. BPS would like to thank the public and our media partners for their assistance.

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March 3, 2020  

Brantford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 17 year old female, Sommer Jean Hunt. 

Sommer is described as female, 5’3, 110lbs, slim build, red hair and was last seen wearing camouflage pants and a camouflage jacket.  She was last seen on Saturday February 29, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m. in the area of Mohawk Street, Brantford. 

 

The Brantford Police Service wishes to confirm Sommer’s wellbeing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-7050.

 

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Brantford Police Investigate Home Invasion

Feb 26, 2020

Incident #20-7834

Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate after a home invasion. 

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at approximately 8:40 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a home invasion at a residence on Morton Ave.  Three unknown male suspects wearing masks forcibly entered the residence. After a brief confrontation between the suspects and residents, the male suspects fled on foot, eastbound on Morton Ave. The residents of the home 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: Three males, early 20’s, wearing black clothing and black masks.

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 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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Crime Brief

Feb 25, 2020

Type:                 Impaired Driver – Alcohol Impairment
Incident:         20-7023
Location:       Charing Cross Street and West Street
Incident:        On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at approximately 2:40 am, Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle travelling northbound on West Street with a non-functioning headlight, travelling at an unsteady pace and made an illegal lane change within an intersection. Officers conducted a traffic stop, and upon speaking to the driver observed signs of impairment. The driver was arrested without incident and transported in order to provide samples of her breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over the legal limit.  As a result of the investigation, a 40 year old female from Paris is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code. The accused driver’s license was suspended for 90 days and her motor vehicle was impounded for seven days.  

Type:                 Impaired Driver – Alcohol Impairment
Incident:         20-7110
Location:       Harvard Street
Incident:        On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at approximately 6:30 pm, Community Patrol Officers conducted a traffic stop on Harvard Street as they observed an expired validation permit on a vehicle. Upon investigation, it was determined the driver was operating the vehicle with a suspended license. While dealing with the driver, Officers observed signs of impairment. The driver was arrested without incident and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. The driver’s samples were over 2x the legal limit. As a result of the investigation, a 46 year old male from Brantford is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code. He is further charged with Drive Motor Vehicle, No Validation on Plate and Drive While Under Suspension under the Highway Traffic Act. The accused driver’s license was suspended for 90 days and his motor vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Type:                 Speed Enforcement – Stunt Driving 
Incident:         20-7278
Location:       King George Road at Powerline Road  
Incident:        On Friday February 21, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Community Patrol Officers were conducting road safety enforcement for speeding on King George Road.  Officers observed two vehicles travelling North on King George Road from Powerline Road at a high rate of speed.  The vehicles appeared to be racing and attempting to overtake and pass each other in a dangerous manner with excessive speed.  Officers using radar confirmed the lead vehicle to be travelling at 167 km.hr in a posted 80 km.hr zone.  Officers were able to stop one of the two vehicles involved.   Information was received that the driver had a G2 driver’s license.  As a result of the investigation an 18 year old Mt Pleasant male was charged with Race a Motor Vehicle, Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt speeding by 50 km/hr or more and Speeding 167 km/hr in a 80 km/hr zone.  The accused license was suspended for seven days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.  

Type:                Impaired Driver – Alcohol Impairment
Incident:        20-7291
Location:       Market Street
Incident:       On Saturday, February 22, 2020 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle traveling south on Market Street.  Officers observed the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and attempted to turn onto Nelson St.  As the vehicle turned the corner the vehicle drifted almost striking the curb.  Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the male driver.  While dealing with the driver Officers observed signs of impairment.  The driver was arrested and transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law.  The driver’s samples were over 2x the legal limit.  Information was received that the driver’s license was suspended x3 and he was currently bound by a court order with conditions that he was contravening.  The driver was unable to provide a drivers license or any documentation for the vehicle.  As a result of the investigation a 24 year old Brantford male is charged with Impaired Operation and 80 Plus under the Criminal Code.  He is further charged with Careless Driving, Drive While Under Suspension x3 and Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act.  He is further charged with Fail to Surrender Insurance Card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act and Breach of Probation under the Provincial Offences Act.  The accused vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

Type:                Suspended Driver
Incident:        20-7560
Location:       Clarence Street South
Incident:On Monday, February 24, 2020 at approximately 1:45 a.m. Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station on Colborne Street South and witnessed the male driver acting suspiciously. Information was received that the licence plate on the vehicle had been reported stolen and the vehicle was deemed unfit.  Officers arrested the male who was then determined to also be a suspended driver. Upon arrest, the male was found to be in possession of a lock pick kit.  Investigation revealed that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions which he was currently contravening.   The accused was transported to the Brantford Police Service and was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected cocaine.
As a result of the investigation, a 34 year old male from Paris is charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 and Breach Recognizance of Bail under the Criminal Code.  He is also charged with Drive While Under Suspension, and Operation of an Unsafe Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act. He is further charged with Fail to Surrender Insurance Card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act as well as Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. 

 Type:               Impaired Driver – Alcohol Impairment
Incident:        20-7439
Location:        Stanley Street
Incident: On Sunday, February 23, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m Community Patrol Officers observed a vehicle that was stopped at a green light and not proceeding through the intersection.  Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle on Stanley Street. When the vehicle stopped Officers observed the driver jump into the rear seat and then back into the driver’s seat.  When Officers spoke to the driver they observed several open containers of liquor in the vehicle and the driver exhibited signs of impairment. The driver was given a demand for a roadside screening device.  The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested.  The driver was transported in order to provide samples of his breath as required by law. The driver’s samples were 2x over the legal limit.  Information was received that the accused’s license was currently suspended. The driver was also unable to provide an insurance card or proof of ownership for the vehicle. It was also determined that the accused was currently bound by a court order with conditions that he was contravening.  While at the Brantford Police Station the accused damaged police property while being processed.  As a result of the investigation a 24 year old male from Brantford is charged with Impaired Operation, 80 Plus, Failure to Comply, and Mischief Under $5000 under the Criminal Code. He is further charged with Drive While Under Suspension and Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act. Additionally, he is also charged with Fail to Surrender Insurance Card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, and Driving with Open Container of Liquor under the Liquor License Act.


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Crime Brief

Feb 20, 2020

Type:                 Robbery
Incident:         20-6880
Location:         Colborne Street
Incident:On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at approximately 7am the Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at a pharmacy on Colborne Street regarding a robbery. An unknown male and female attended into the pharmacy brandished an axe and a knife and took a large quantity of prescription medication. Staff and customers were unharmed. The suspects left the pharmacy on foot, hailed a taxi and fled the area. The suspects took the taxi to the area of Salisbury Ave and Pontiac Street where they fled the taxi without paying. Community Patrol Officers attended to and searched the area for the suspects. While dealing with the accused, the male provided a false name. The female was found to be in possession of a quantity of fentanyl ($600 street value).

 The officers were able to located and arrest the two accused without incident.  Officers were able to recover items taken from the pharmacy and the weapons used.

As a result of the investigation, a 36 year old male from Hagersville is charged with: robbery with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of stolen property over $5,000, transportation fraud, obstruct police and breach of probation under the Criminal Code. 

A 33 year old female from Brantford is charged with: robbery with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and transportation fraud under the Criminal Code. She is further charged with possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act


Type:              Uttering Threats
Incident:       20-6866
Location:      Colborne Street East
Incident:On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 just after 2 am Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call at an establishment on Colborne Street East regarding a male causing a disturbance. A male was inside the establishment where he was yelling, swearing, causing a disturbance and threatened to physically harm staff with a broken beer bottle. Community Patrol Officers attended to where they located and arrested the male outside the establishment without incident. While being transported, the accused went into medical distress. Officers stopped and immediately rendered medical assistance, including CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibulator. Emergency Medical Services were contacted, attended and transported the male to hospital for further treatment.

As a result of the investigation, a 52 year old male from Brantford has been charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, and cause a disturbance.


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