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Brantford Police are investigating the death of a 37 year old male as a Homicide

Apr 8, 2019

Incident #19-12275 

The Brantford Police Service Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate an incident at a William Street address as a homicide. 

On Friday April 5, 2019 just after 11:30 p.m. the Brantford Police Service received a 9-1-1 call about an assault and possible shooting at an address on William St.  Community Patrol Officers attended to the scene where they found a male who was suffering from  a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The victim has been identified as Gerald Robert Male, a 37 year old resident of Brantford.  A second male in a distraught state was located at the residence.  This male has spoken with police and is not a suspect.     

The Major Crime Unit is investigating this incident.  Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Kevin Cabral at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206.   

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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On April 5, 2019 at approximately 11:30pm the Brantford Police responded to a report of a male that had been assaulted. Officers attended an address on William Street and located a male suffering from serious injuries. The male was transported to the Brantford General Hospital without vital signs and has since been pronounced dead. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Brantford Police Service are investigating this as a homicide and no further information will be released at this time.

Homicide Investigation

Apr 6, 2019

On April 5, 2019 at approximately 11:30pm the Brantford Police responded to a report of a male that had been assaulted. Officers attended an address on William Street and located a male suffering from serious injuries. The male was transported to the Brantford General Hospital without vital signs and has since been pronounced dead. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Brantford Police Service are investigating this as a homicide and no further information will be released at this time.

 

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Detective Cabral of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 2206.

Brantford Male Faces Criminal Charges After Collision Investigation

Apr 4, 2019

Incident #19-10613 

On March 25, 2019 the Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit investigated a serious motor vehicle collision which involved two pedestrians that had been struck at the intersection of Colborne Street and Clarence Street.

Officers attended to the scene along with Brantford Fire and Brant/Brantford Paramedics.  Two 20 year old females had been struck by a pick-up truck and suffered serious injuries.  They were transported to hospital where they were treated for serious injuries.  The driver of the motor vehicle was not injured in the collision.

As a result of the investigation a 47 year old Brantford male has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily harm x2 and Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm x2 under the Criminal Code.   

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On March 25, 2019 at approximately 8:07am, members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a serious motor vehicle collision involving 2 pedestrians having been struck in the area of Colborne Street at Clarence Street. Members of Brantford Fire and Brant/Brantford paramedics also attended to assist with the injured parties.

Preliminary investigation suggests two 20 year old females were struck by a pick- up truck at this location.  Both females were transported to Hamilton General Hospital where they remain with serious injuries.  The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured.

The area of Colborne Street and Clarence Street will remain closed for most of the afternoon while investigators from the Collision Reconstruction Unit continue their investigation. 

Several witnesses came forth at the scene, however, the Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Jeremy Morton at 519-756-0113

Male Safely and Successfully Arrested after Police Investigation

Apr 3, 2019

 

 Incident #19-11798

The Brantford Police Service is continuing to investigate into the incident that occurred at an address on Market Street.

On April 3, 2019 just before 2:00 p.m. Police safely and successfully made contact with the male inside his residence. The male has been arrested and is facing criminal charges of Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (knife). The accused is being transported for precautionary reasons for medical assessment.

The Brantford Police Service will remain at the scene as we continue to conduct this investigation. We would like to thank the Waterloo Regional Police Service for their assistance in s successful conclusion to this incident. We would also like to thank the public for their cooperation during this investigation.

Ongoing Police Investigation- UPDATE

Apr 3, 2019

INC#19-11798

The Brantford Police are involved in an ongoing investigation in the area of Market Street and Grey Street.  Police are dealing with a person in distress and there is no threat to public safety.  Due to the situation, police are asking people to avoid the area if possible.  Waterloo Regional Police Service are assisting Brantford with this investigation.  

Brantford Police Service were contacted April 2, 2019 in the afternoon by a person who was threatened by a 36 year old Brantford male.

Brantford Police Service attended a dwelling in the 200 block of Market St. where the suspect male barricaded himself inside of a room.  Brantford Police Service officers de-escalated the situation by setting up containment, and negotiating with the male.

Containment and negotiation has continued since the early evening hours of April 2, 2019.  Brantford Police Service has received assistance from Waterloo Regional Police Service, who are relieving Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team officers, who had been deployed since the containment commenced.

Brantford Police Service would like to remind the public not to attend in the area of Market Street at Grey Street.  Further, this incident is isolated, and there is no threat to public safety.

All efforts are being made to conclude this incident safely.

Ongoing Police Investigation

Apr 2, 2019

INC#19-11798
 

The Brantford Police are involved in an ongoing investigation in the area of Market Street and Grey Street.  Police are dealing with a person in distress and there is no threat to public safety. Due to the situation, police are asking people to avoid the area if possible.  Waterloo Regional Police Service are assisting Brantford with this investigation.  

 

Note – Should there be any further inquiries or requests from media, we are asking that you avoid the area, and instead attend the Brantford Police Station to speak with the media relations officer.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Brantford Man Charged In Historical Sexual Assault Investigation

Mar 29, 2019


Incidents (09-42494, 19-10847, 19-10848, 19-10849, 19-10850, 19-10993)


Brantford Police charge 55-year-old Brantford man with historical sexual assaults.
In the fall of 2018, the Brantford Police Service began an investigation into a complaint of a historical sexual assault that involved a young male teen. The investigation identified numerous male victims who were youths at the time of the incident(s). The victims have all identified the same Brantford man as the offender.
The youths allege that Paul FITZGERALD had befriended them between 1980 and 2015. During that time the accused is said to have provided them with drugs and alcohol. He then allegedly engaged in sexual activities with them. The sexual assaults are to have happened when the victims were between the ages of 12 - 17 years old. One of the incidents occurred as long as 35 years ago.
As a result of the police investigation, Paul Edward FITZGERALD a 55 years old male from Brantford, has been charged with 15 Criminal Code offences; including Indecent Assault on a Male, Procuring, Sexual Assault, Assault, Threatening and Uttering Threats.
Victims of Sexual Assault are encouraged to contact the Brantford Police Service, Victim Services of Brant (519-752-3140) or the Sexual Assault Center of Brant (519)751-1164.
Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Constable Chris Fleming of the Brantford Police Service Criminal Investigation Section at (519) 756-0113 ext. 2319.

Brantford Police Service is seeking identity of 2nd suspect male in Shooting Investigation.

Mar 27, 2019

Incident #19-10298

Correction - Update

 

The Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the shooting that took place at on March 22, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the area of Colborne Street and Park Ave.

 

Through investigation, the Major Crime Unit has been able to identify one male responsible for the shooting and has been identified as Keyshawn COMMISSIONG 19 years old, who remains outstanding.  It has been determined that a male who had earlier been linked as a suspect to the shooting, Isaiah CASTILLO 19 years old is not a suspect in this investigation.  Police are seeking the public’s assistance again with information in regards to the second suspect who is described as:

 

Suspect #2 – Non-White male 5’7”-5’9”, with a medium build, and a mustache, last seen wearing a black jacket with pink, a dark hoodie, dark baseball hat, blue jeans, black running shoes with white soles.

 

 

 


Suspect #1 - Keyshawn COMMISSIONG- 19 year old male, 5’11, 165 lbs with black hair in dreadlocks, last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants with "Champion” in white lettering and brown boots.

 
 

Anyone who has information about the suspects or who sees the suspect males is urged to contact police or 9-1-1. Do not approach the suspects as they may be in possession of a firearm.

 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Brantford Police Service – Major Crime Unit – Det. Chad Francis at 519-756-0113 ext 2272 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

 
 


Historical Plaque Stolen From Bell Memorial Park Has Been Successfully Located

Mar 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

The Brantford Police Service has continued the investigation into the stolen Historical Plaque since it was reported missing on March 20, 2019 from the monument at Bell Memorial Park located on West Street. 

On March 25, 2019 just before 5:30 p.m. the Brantford Police Service received information about the whereabouts of a historical plaque. Community Patrol Officers following up on that information located and verified that it was the stolen Historical Plaque from Bell Memorial Park.  The plaque was located still fully intact, with minor damage to one corner.  The plaque was recovered and has since been returned to the City of Brantford.  The investigation remains open and no charges have been laid at this time.

The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public and our media partners for their assistance in this investigation in spreading the word about the plaques disappearance. Together we can build a stronger and safer community.     

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March 20, 2019

The Brantford Police Service is currently investigating the theft of a Historical Plaque from the monument at Bell Memorial Park. 

On Wednesday March 20, 2019 the Brantford Police Service was notified of the theft by City of Brantford Employees.  The Historical Plaque had been forcefully removed from the monument.   The Historical Plaque was in reference to the work of Walter S. Allward for the Bell Telephone Memorial Association and is dated 1917.    

 

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision-2 Pedestrians struck

Mar 25, 2019

On March 25, 2019 at approximately 8:07am, members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a serious motor vehicle collision involving 2 pedestrians having been struck in the area of Colborne Street at Clarence Street. Members of Brantford Fire and Brant/Brantford paramedics also attended to assist with the injured parties. 

Preliminary investigation suggests two 20 year old females were struck by a pick- up truck at this location.  Both females were transported to Hamilton General Hospital where they remain with serious injuries.  The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured. 

The area of Colborne Street and Clarence Street will remain closed for most of the afternoon while investigators from the Collision Reconstruction Unit continue their investigation. 

Several witnesses came forth at the scene, however, the Brantford Police Traffic Unit would like to speak with anyone that has further information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Constable Jeremy Morton at 519-756-0113

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