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Crime Brief - July 7, 2017

Jul 7, 2017


Type: Break and Enter (Commercial) 
Incident: 17- 25001
Location: Darling Street -Brantford Bus Terminal
Incident: On Tuesday July 4, 2017 shortly after 7:00 p.m. a male broke into the Brantford Transit Office on Darling Street. The suspect was captured on video entering the office area and stealing over $3,000.00 worth of bus cards and passes. The video was shared with Community Patrol Officers. On July 6, 2017 at around 9:00 a.m. an employee from Brantford Transit called police to report a suspicious male at the Lynden Park Mall selling bus tickets at one of the entrance doors at the mall. A Community Patrol Officer attended and observed the male. It can be noted that the suspicious male matched the suspect who was captured on video committing the break and enter at the Brantford Transit on Tuesday. The male was also observed wearing the same style running shoes as the suspect in the video.  The accused was arrested for break and enter and found on his possession were over 400 bus passes totaling just over $3,200.00. It is believed that almost all of the stolen passes were recovered.
Daniel Eric MCKINNON, 45 years of age of Brantford is charged with Break and Enter and Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000.00. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.


Type: Stabbing  
Incident: 17- 25253
Location: Colborne Street (300 block)
Incident: On Thursday July 6, 2017 at shortly after 5:30 p.m. a citizen called 911 to report a disturbance on Colborne Street. The caller advised that two females and a male were fighting and one female had a knife. A male and female fled the area prior to police arriving. The second female was located sitting on a curb. Next to the female was a bloodied knife. Investigation revealed that the three individuals are known to each other and recently had a falling out. On this day the three individuals found themselves in the same area and a verbal argument quickly escalated to a physical fight where one of the females (accused # 1) took out a knife and stabbed the other female (accused #2) in the shoulder area. The male (accused #3) received a cut on his hand from the blade of the knife. Accused #2 and #3 fled the area. Accused #2 stole accused #1 bicycle before fleeing.  Community Patrol Officers attended an address and arrested both accused #2 and accused #3. Accused #2 and accused #3 were taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Further Accused #1 was found to have stolen identification on her possession. Accused #3 was found to have two pieces of stolen identification on his possession.
Accused #1, Amy Catherine BAKER, 30 years of age from Brantford is charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Assault with a Weapon X2, Assault Causing Bodily Harm X2 and Possession of Stolen Property. BAKER was held in custody for a bail hearing.
Accused #2, Sarah-Jane HAWES, 29 years of age from Brantford is charged with Robbery.  HAWES was released on a Promise to Appear. 
Accused #3, Michael Joseph KASZAROWSKI, 41 years of age is charged with Robbery and Possession of Stolen Property X2. Kaszarowski was held in custody for a bail hearing.  

 
 
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Crime Brief - July 6, 2017

Jul 6, 2017


 

Type:               Impaired Driver  

Incident:          17- 25088

Location:        Lynden Road

Incident:          On Wednesday Tuesday July 5, 2017 shortly before 7:00 p.m. two citizens called 911 to report a possible impaired driver. One caller advised that a silver Mazda exited the 403 westbound lanes onto Garden Avenue and was weaving from lane to lane almost striking a guard rail. The vehicle was followed onto Garden Avenue and then onto Lynden Road. The Mazda was also observed by another citizen turning onto Brantwood Park Road almost striking a vehicles travelling in the opposite direction. The  Mazda was observed striking a curb and then came to a stop on Hackney Ridge. Two citizens also stopped with the accused vehicle and positioned their vehicles in a way that blocked in the accused. Officers attended and had conversation with the male driver. The accused was arrested for impaired driving.  The accused provided samples of his breath required by law. The readings were over two times the legal limit. The accused a 59 year old Brantford man is charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle while impaired and Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date. Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days

 

 

Type:               Break and Enter (Commercial)   

Incident:          17- 25139

Location:        King George Road (100 block)

Incident:          On Thursday July 6, 2017 shortly before 2:30 a.m. unknown person(s)s entered a business on King George Road. An alarm system at the premise was activated. Community Patrol Officers attended and found a window was damaged and entry gained. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen

 

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Assault

Jul 6, 2017


Type:  Assault
Location: Darling St.
Incident: 17-24857
On Tuesday July 4, 2017 at approximately 9:50 AM Brantford Police Service responded to a call of a suspicious person.  A citizen had advised that a male may be in medical distress after observing the male on a bench.  As police attended and began speaking with the male, the male immediately yelled and swore at the officer.  The male continued to such an extent that persons exited their residences.  One citizen began to exchange words with the male.  While the police officer made efforts to maintain the peace, the suspicious male punched the police officer in the face.  The officer ordered the male to stop, but he continued with his assaultive stance and behaviour.  The male was arrested after the officer successfully deployed their conducted energy weapon.  The male was not injured during the arrest.  The officer sustained minor injuries as a result of being assaulted.
James Vaughan Rankin, 31 years of age of Brantford, has been charged with Causing a Disturbance, Assaulting a Peace Officer, Uttering Threats, and Breach of Probation.  He has been held for a bail hearing.

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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Robbery

Jul 6, 2017


Type:  Robbery
Location: Brantwood Park Road.
Incident: 17-24714
On Monday July 3, 2017 at approximately 8:30 AM Brantford Police Service responded to a robbery at a business located on Brantwood Park Road.  A male wearing a ski mask brandished a knife at an employee and demanded money.  The male ran from the area without obtaining money.  No employee was injured during the incident.
Investigation and Brantford Police Service canine track led to a nearby residence where the suspect was arrested.
A subsequent search warrant was executed at the residence; a knife, ski mask, and clothing believed to have been worn by the male during the attempted robbery were seized.
A 38 year old Brantford man has been charged with possession of a weapon, assault with a weapon, disguise with intent, and robbery.  He has been held for a bail hearing.

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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Brantford Man Arrested For Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Jul 6, 2017

 
On Monday July 3, 2017, as a result of an ongoing investigation, the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service arrested a 61 year-old Brantford man for possession and distribution of child pornography.  

In May 2017, the accused shared child pornography images via the Internet.  A search warrant was obtained and officers executed the search warrant on June 28, 2017 at around 8:45 a.m. on Elizabeth Street.  On July 3, 2017 the accused was arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography and held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113 ext. 3337.

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 webtip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251


Background regarding the Provincial Strategy:
On March 29, 2007 the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.


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The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy, and has recognized that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.
For safety tips please visit the Canadian Centre of Child Protection website at www.protectchildren.ca or www.cybertip.ca
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh or Detective Steven Bebee of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113.
Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to make a report at www.cybertip.ca
 
 


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Brantford Man Arrested for Two Offences of Luring a Child

Jul 6, 2017

 
On Thursday June 30, 2017 as a result of an ongoing investigation the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service arrested a 29 year-old Brantford man for two offences of Luring a Child.  
In April 2017, the accused engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with two young females.  A search warrant was obtained and officers executed the search warrant on June 27, 2017 at around 7:45 a.m. on Elizabeth Street.  On June 30, 2017 the accused was arrested for two counts of Luring a Child and held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113 ext. 3337.

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 webtip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251


Background regarding the Provincial Strategy:
On March 29, 2007 the Brantford Police Service joined the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.
The Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet is comprised of the OPP Child Exploitation Section and 26 municipal police services. The online exploitation of children continues to be a challenge for investigators due to its sheer volume, global reaches and anonymity; however, these police partners and the Provincial Government are committed to making a difference in our communities. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

 

The Brantford Police Service supports this strategy, and has recognized that images of children and child abuse placed on the internet lead to perpetual victimization.
For safety tips please visit the Canadian Centre of Child Protection website at www.protectchildren.ca or www.cybertip.ca
Anyone with information relating to internet sexual crimes against children is urged to call Detective Balbir Singh or Detective Steven Bebee of the Brantford Police Service ICE Section at 519-756-0113.
Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to make a report at www.cybertip.ca
 
 


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Crime Brief - June 27, 2017

Jun 27, 2017


Type: Stolen Trailer 
Incident: 17- 23659
Location: Roy BV
Incident: On Monday June 26, 2017 a trailer was reported stolen from a lot on Roy Boulevard. Sometime overnight a grey utility trailer was stolen. A pickup truck also parked on the lot was entered and a window broken. 

Type: Motor Vehicles Entered  
Incident: 17- 23720
Location: Copernicus BV
Incident: Sometime over the weekend unknown persons entered an enclosed fenced business on Copernicus Bv. Four vehicles were entered.  It is unknown what was stolen at the time of the report.

Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 23746
Location: Rawdon Street (200 block)
Incident: On June 26, 2017 sometime after 2:00 p.m. a home was broken into on Rawdon Street. The front door had been damaged in order to gain entry. Jewelry was reported stolen. 

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Crime Brief - June 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017


Type: Grand River 
Incident: 17- 23426
Incident: On Saturday June 24, 2017 the Brantford Police Service received several reports regarding two canoes that were floating down the Grand River abandoned. Concerned citizens had telephoned the police to report their observations as they were concerned that there may be persons who had fallen over board and in trouble somewhere in the Grand River. Officers were dispatched to investigate and we also called on the assistance from Brantford Fire. Officers attended at several locations along the Grand River and also spoke with Brant Conversation Authority Officers who advised that they have observed multiple kayaks, boards and buoys floating down the river unoccupied. Further information was received that one of the kayaks had been swept off a residence on the Grand River and not had any persons with it.  While the officers were investigating they observed the Grand River water levels to be high and very fast flowing.  The river had a lot of debris in the river including large branches which could possibly cause damage to a dingy or person floating in the river. Officers spoke to several persons seen in the river to warn them of the dangers as well as persons who were just loading their dingy? s into the river. Most persons speaking with the officers chose to enter the Grand River.

 The Brantford Police Service would like to warn the community about the current dangers in and around the Grand River. The water levels are high and fast flowing. The large sharp branches seen in the river have the potential to damage a dingy type floatable boat and therefore danger the lives of persons in the boat. Always wear a life jacket, make sure it fits and is fastened properly. Stay seated in the boat. Never boat or canoe near dams where there can be undertows or currents. Always tell someone if you are planning a boat or canoe ride and what time you are expected to return. Be safe and be smart. Do not mix alcohol and boating together.

Type: Hit and Run & Impaired  
Incident: 17- 23347
Location: Market Street (200 block)
Incident: On June 24, 2017 shortly after 12:30 a.m. an officer on routine patrol observed a pickup truck fail to stop at a red light on Garden Avenue.  The pickup truck further accelerated away at a high rate of speed. The Community Patrol Officer conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. The driver advised that he was coming from his girlfriend?s home. At around the same time another Community Patrol Officer had attended a buisness on Market Street regarding a report of a hit and run. A citizen had reported observing a pickup truck leave the parking lot and struck a parked car. The pickup truck did not stop and continued driving out of the parking lot. A witness obtained a licence plate and the officer relayed the licence plate out to all patrols. The Officer who was conducting a traffic stop recognized that the vehicle he had stopped was suspected in the hit and run investigation. Damage was also observed to the vehicle as described by the witness.  The driver a 25 year old male was issued a demand to provide by the roadside an approved screening device. The results were a fail and the accused was arrested and transported to the BPS. The accused provided two samples of his breath which is required by law. The results were two times over the legal limit.
The accused, a 25 year old Ohsweken man was charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle over the Legal Limit, Fail to Report a Motor Vehicle Collision ? Highway Traffic Act, Drive Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor ? Liquor Licence Act. 
Further the accused licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.                       

Type: Break and Enter - Residential 
Incident: 17- 23601
Location: Peel Street (0-100 block)
Incident: On June 25, 2017 sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. unknown person(s) entered a home on Peel Street. A television was reported stolen. 

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$500,000 GRANT HELPS BRANTFORD BRING CRISIS RESPONSE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Jun 26, 2017

  Brantford will soon benefit from half of a million dollars in funding thanks to an innovative new granting program, the Health Technology Fund (HTF). Operated by the Ontario Centres for Excellence in conjunction with Ontario?s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the HTF supports the development of made-in-Ontario health technologies.

The grant will fund a multi-agency project - entitled the "Brantford Mental Health Crisis Support System? - which will leverage new assessment, risk appraisal and case
management technology to connect front line officers, primary care givers and community support workers.

"Over the past few years we have made significant improvements in our ability to respond to individuals with mental health challenges in crisis,? comments Chief Geoffrey Nelson of the Brantford Police Service (BPS). "The challenge is that we?re still responding reactively to these crises.?

The grant hopes to change that.

"Across Ontario we have partnered with Police and Hospitals to reduce the proportion of time a person gets apprehended and to decrease hospital wait times,? says Daniel Pearson Hirdes, CEO of HealthIM, "Our hope now is to see how technology can help to drive Brantford?s response "up stream?, ideally reducing the number of times a person goes into crisis in the first place.?

The coordinated services of BPS and St. Leonard?s Community Services (SLCS) will help to identify persons who can receive assistance in the comfort of their home, reduce the likelihood of future mental health crisis situations and to ensure that those brought to the hospital are quickly admitted.

"For those persons frequently and inappropriately matched with hospital services, we can now provide a standardized workflow that will allow emergency responders to coordinate care with community partners,? says Anne Coombe, Director of Clinical Services for SLCS.

The grant will be completed over the next two years and is a collaboration between BPS, SLCS, HealthIM, Nippising University and Brantford General Hospital.
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About the Brantford Police Service? The mission of the Brantford Police Service is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens and respond to their changing needs by ensuring and promoting public safety in partnership with our community.

About St. Leonard?s Community Services ? The commitment of St. Leonard?s Community Services is to quality assurance standards, through the consistent and ongoing application of a Client Service Model which is based on current evidence-informed best practices to be effective with clients within the Brantford/Brant Community. Click here to see an Agency overview for more information.

About HealthIM ? HealthIM is a comprehensive technical solution for Police Service response to mental health crisis calls. On scene, Officers are guided through a brief digital screening of an individual?s risk of harm. After an Officer decides which outcome is most appropriate HealthIM supports transfer of care to mobile crisis teams, emergency shelters or in the case of apprehension, to local hospital receiving sites. The system utilizes military-grade cryptography (transport layer security and 4096 bit RSA encryption) to safeguard an individual?s privacy.

For more information, please contact:
Brantford Police Service
Cst. Natalie Laing
Tel: 519-756-0113 Ext. 2204
Email: nlaing@police.brantford.on.ca
Website: www.brantfordpolice.ca

St. Leonard?s Community Services
Anne Coombe
Mobile: (519) 754-0264 Ext. 2121
Email: acoombe@st-leonards.com
Website: www.st-leonards.com

HealthIM
Brendan Sheehan
Mobile: (519) 590-6583
Email: Brendan@healthim.com
Website: www.healthim.com

Crime Brief - June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

 
Type: Break and Enter - Commercial
Incident: 17- 23087
Location: Market Street South (0-100 block)
Incident: On Thursday June 22, 2017 shortly before 3:00 a.m. a citizen called police to report seeing two persons trying to break into a business on Market Street. Community Patrol Officers attended and observed a south side window had been smashed and a rear shed had been entered. A significant amount of blood was found at the scene. It is believed that one of the suspects was injured during the entry. No items were repotred stolen at the time of the incident. 
Type: Break and Enter - Commercial 
Incident: 17- 23090
Location: Brant Avenue
Incident: On Thursday June 22, 2017 at around 4:40 a.m. a citizen called police to report a break in at a business on Brant Avenue. The citizen observed broken glass at a business on Brant Avenue and had observed a male in the area. The citizen yelled out to the male suspect who then fled away on foot. Officers observed that the front glass window had been damaged. It is unknown at the time of the incident if any items were stolen.  
                             
Type: Theft from Motor Vehicle 
Incident: 17- 23124
Location: Robertson Avenue
Incident: On June 22, 2017 a citizen reported that sometime overnight unknown person(s) entered a vehicle parked on Drummond Street. A car seat and fishing equipment were amongst the items reported stolen. 
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