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Crime Brief - September 19, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

Type:  Fatality ? Train
Incident: 17-36048
Location: Powerline Road
Incident: On Tuesday September 19, 2017 at around 7:30 a.m. Brantford Police attended with Emergency Medical Services to Powerline Road between Oak Park Road and Paris Road about a pedestrian who had been struck by a VIA Rail passenger train.  The train was travelling eastbound from London to Toronto in the southbound track.  A 36 year old Brantford man was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The VIA Rail passenger train was delayed at the scene during the sudden death investigation and continued its route shortly before 10:30 a.m. when the track was reopened.  The Brantford Police Service continues to assist the coroner`s office as they complete their investigation.  No further information will be released by the Brantford Police Service at this time.   

Type:  Theft ? Cemetery Plaques
Incident: 17-35138
Location: Oakhill Cemetery ? Jennings Rd
Incident: Sometime between Monday September 11, 2017 and Tuesday September 12, 2017 theft of memorial plaques were discovered stolen from the grounds of Oakhill Cemetery on Jennings Road.  On Tuesday September 12, 2017 two males attended a business on Murray Street which pays cash for scrap metal.  The two males wanted to exchange 10 memorial plaques for cash.  During the exchange a third male attended the business and had a heated confrontation with one of the males.  Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers were contacted and the two males selling the plaques fled the area prior to police arriving.  Investigation revealed that the 10 memorial plaques being sold were the ones stolen from Oakhill Cemetery.  At around 7:00 p.m. BEAT Officers observed one of the accused in the downtown on Dalhousie Street.  Gary Jacob RIDDELL-WATCHESON a 28 year old Brantford man was arrested for Theft Under $5000.00 x 10 and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 x 10 and was held for a bail hearing.  On Friday September 15, 2017 at around 11:30 a.m. an officer observed the second wanted accused in the area of Wellington Street and Park Avenue.  The officer approached the accused on foot and the accused fled to avoid arrest.  A short foot pursuit ensued where the officer caught up to the accused and arrested him.  The second accused Ian Thomas ERSKINE a 30 year old Brantford man is charged with Theft Under $5000.00 x 10 and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00 x 10 and was held for a bail hearing.   Officers were in contact with the supervisor from the City of Brantford Cemetery Services who were able to identify the locations where the 5`x 9`ground memorial plaques had been stolen and identify who the victims were.     
      

Type:  Theft - Commercial  
Incident: 17-35964
Location: Plant Farm Blvd
Incident: On Monday September 18, 2017 a business on Plant Farm Blvd reported that they were a victim of a theft.  On Sunday September 17, 2017 at around 5: 30 a.m. unknown person(s) stole an amount of copper wire from a power station.  The theft caused extensive damage to the area.    

Type: Arrest - Warrants
Incident: 17-36027
Location: Murray Street at Greenwich Street
Incident: On Monday September 18, 2017 at around 10:30 p.m. Community Patrol Officers while on routine patrol observed a male known to them riding a bike in the area of Murray Street and Greenwich Street.  This male was currently wanted by the courts on outstanding warrants of arrest.  The officers were able to stop and arrest the accused.  During the arrest the accused was searched and was found to be in possession of a pair of bolt cutters.  The bike that the accused was riding had been reported stolen to police in May 2017.  The accused Jordan William CLARK a 22 year old Brantford man is charged with Possession of Break In Instruments and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000.00. The accused will also answer to the outstanding warrants.  The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Type:  Break and Enter ? Commercial
Incident: 17-36046
Location:  Elgin Street
Incident:  On Monday September 18, 2017 a construction site located on Elgin Street reported that sometime overnight they were a victim of a theft of equipment from a construction trailer.  The trailer was forcefully opened and tools were taken.     

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Police Release Video of Robbery Suspect

Sep 18, 2017

The Brantford Police Service is asking for the public?s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect captured on video from Terrace Hill Pharmacy.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 40-50 years of age, slim build, with a moustache wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with hood up, a baseball cap, green shorts and sunglasses.  Detectives from the BPS Major Crime Unit continue the investigation into this robbery and to the identity of the suspect.  Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Darryl Graham of the BPS Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113.    

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Previous Media Release
September 13, 2017

Type:  Robbery 
Incident: 17-35290 
Location: Terrace Hill Pharmacy ? Terrace Hill Street
Incident:  On Wednesday September 13, 2017 at around 8:30 p.m. a lone male entered the Terrace Hill Pharmacy armed with a knife and committed a robbery.  The employees were not physically injured and the suspect male fled the Pharmacy with an undisclosed amount of prescription medication.  The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 40-50 years of age, slim build, with a moustache wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with hood up, a baseball cap, green shorts and sunglasses.  Community Patrol Officers including the Brantford Police K9 Unit attended to the area in search of the suspect.  Detectives from the BPS Major Crime Unit continue the investigation into this robbery and to the identity of the suspect.  Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Darryl Graham of the BPS Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113.    

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Crime Brief - September 18, 2017

Sep 18, 2017


Type:  Break and Enter - Residential  
Incident: 17-35794
Location: Banbury Road
Incident: On Sunday September 17, 2017 a Banbury Road resident reported to Police that their residence had been entered overnight.  Unknown person(s) had entered the residence and took a number of items located in an office area in the residence.  The victim reported that a laptop, cellular smart phone, wallet and cash were amongst the items taken. 

Type:   Impaired ? Driving Offence 
 Incident:  17-35837
 Location:  Chatham Street and Murray Street
 Incident: On Sunday September 17, 2017 shortly after 2:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service received a report of a suspected impaired driver in the area of Chatham Street operating a dark coloured four door Nissan.  Community Patrol Officers attended the area and located the vehicle parked at The Beer Store on Murray Street.  The driver was located still inside the vehicle sitting in the driver?s seat with the vehicle still running.  The Officers had conversation with the driver and the driver was arrested for Care and Control of a motor vehicle while ability impaired.  The driver, a 49 year old Brantford woman was transported to the Brantford Police Station where she provided two samples of her breath as required by law.  The results were two times over the legal limit. The accused is charged with Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle Over 80 mg. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court appearance.  Further the vehicle the accused was driving was impounded for a 7 day mandatory time period and her driver?s licence was suspended for an automatic 90 day suspension.      

Type: Assault - Domestic
Incident: 17-35869
Incident: On Sunday September 17, 2017 shortly before 7:00 p.m. a  47 year old Brantford man reported being assaulted by another family member.     Community Patrol Officers attended at the victim?s home and received information that earlier in the evening while he attended the family member?s home (accused) he was punched in the face causing injury and the loss of two teeth. The accused, a 22 year old Brantford man is charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm and has been released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date along with an Officer In Charge Undertaking. 

Type: Break and Enter ? Residential
Incident: 17-35871
Location: Sheridan Street (0-100 Block)
Incident: On Sunday September 17, 2017 a home owner reported that sometime between Friday September 15 and Sunday September 17, 2017 his residence was entered.  Unknown person(s) had entered and rummaged throughout the residence and stole a number of items.  Included in the items taken was an x-box and Nintendo Wii gaming systems, a laptop, cash and alcohol.    


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Brantford Man Arrested For Child Pornography Related Offences

Sep 15, 2017

 
The Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Brantford Police Service investigated a male who had left sexually explicit voicemails involving sexual contact with a child.  On Thursday September 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. officers attended and arrested the accused at his place of employment in Brantford without incident.  The accused Jeremy Justin Cromwell a 29 year old Brantford resident is charged with Making Child Pornography and Making Child Pornography Available and was held in custody for a bail hearing.


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 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

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CRIME BRIEF - September 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017


Type:  Robbery 
Incident: 17-35290 
Location: Terrace Hill Pharmacy ? Terrace Hill Street
Incident: On Wednesday September 13, 2017 at around 8:30 p.m. a lone male entered the Terrace Hill Pharmacy armed with a knife and committed a robbery.  The employees were not physically injured and the suspect male fled the Pharmacy with an undisclosed amount of prescription medication.  The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 40-50 years of age, slim build, with a moustache wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with hood up, a baseball cap, green shorts and sunglasses.  Community Patrol Officers including the Brantford Police K9 Unit attended to the area in search of the suspect.  Detectives from the BPS Major Crime Unit continue the investigation into this robbery and to the identity of the suspect.  Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Darryl Graham of the BPS Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113 ext.2206 dgraham@police.brantford.on.ca.    


Type:  Disturbance - Assault  
Incident: 17-35352
Incident: On Thursday September 14, 2017 at around 1:00 p.m. the Brantford Police received a 9-1-1 call about a disturbance at a rooming house in Brantford.  The accused was observed smashing dishes belonging to the victim in the common kitchen area.  The accused while brandishing a knife engaged in a verbal argument with the victim that escalated into a physical confrontation.  The victim was not injured.  The accused a 54 year old male from Brantford has been charged with Assault, Possession of Weapons Dangerous and Mischief to Property under $5000.00.  The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

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CRIME BRIEF - September 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017

Type:  Impaired  
Incident: 17-35306
Location: Dalhousie Street
Incident: On Thursday September 14, 2017 shortly after 2:30 a.m. Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables while on routine patrol in the downtown area observed a Dodge vehicle driving in such a manner that they suspected an impaired driver.  WLU Special Constables alerted Brantford Police and kept them apprised of the vehicles direction of travel.  The vehicle was observed pulling into a gas bar located on Icomm Drive.  Community Patrol Officers attended and had conversation with the driver.  The driver was arrested for Impaired Driving and transported to the Brantford Police Station where he provided two samples of his breath as required by law.  The accused a 21 year old male from Cambridge is charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80 mg and has been released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.  Further the vehicle the accused was driving was impounded for a 7 day mandatory time period and his driver?s licence was suspended for an automatic 90 day suspension.    

Type:  Theft Motor Vehicle - Arrest
Incident: 17-35295
Location: Marlborough Street (200 Block)
Incident:   On Wednesday September 13, 2017 at around 9:30 p.m. two suspects attempted to steal a pickup truck parked on the roadway on Marlborough Street.  Alert neighbours interrupted the theft and approached the suspects.  The accused attempted to flee on foot and was followed by citizens into a backyard.  The accused was told that the police had been contacted and to remain where he was until police arrived.  Community Patrol Officers arrived and arrested the accused who was standing in the backyard next to the neighbours.  The accused was found to be in possession of tools including a screwdriver and a hammer.  
The second male was approached by another citizen while he was attempting to flee the scene.  A struggle ensued where the suspect male pulled a knife on him.  The citizen was not injured and the unknown suspect fled the area in a waiting dark colored pickup prior to police arriving.  Investigation continues into the identity of the unknown suspect male.     
Delaney Bradon MARACLE 23 years of Ohsweken is charged with Attempt Theft of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Break In Instruments and Tresspass at Night and was held in custody for a bail hearing.     

Police are thankful that the citizens who engaged these suspects were not injured.  Police encourage members of the public who witness a crime in progress to not subject themselves to risk by confronting a suspect and to contact 9-1-1 immediately.      

 

 

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Crime Brief - September 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

Type:  Theft ? Commercial
Location: Colborne Street (0-100 Block)
Incident: On September 13, 2017 a construction site located on Colborne Street reported that sometime over night they were a victim of theft of equipment.  Cable, electrical panel, a meter and fuel siphoned from a forklift were some of the items reported stolen from the site.   

Type:  Mischief ? Fire Alarm
Location: Fifth Ave
Incident: 17- 35065
Incident: On Tuesday September 12, 2017 shorlty after 10:00 a.m. Community Patrol Officers attended to an address on Fifth Ave to investigate a report of an intoxicated male.  While onscene officers received information that the male had been responsible for setting off the buildings fire alarm the night prior.  A 28 year old Brantford man has been charged with False Alarm of Fire under the Criminal Code of Canada and was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.  

Type:  Neighbour Dispute
Incident: 17-35140
Incident: On Tuesday September 12, 2017 shortly after 6:30 p.m. a home owner contacted the Brantford Police after being threatened by a neighbour.  The accused was initially observed walking up and down the street screaming and yelling.  At one point the accused being unprovoked focused his attention on the victim.  The victim and his family were on their front porch when confronted and threatened by the accused.  Community Patrol Officers attended, located the accused, who was still in the area and arrested him without incident.  A 53 year old Brantford man has been charged Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm x3 and Breach of Probation x3.  The accused was held in custody awaiting a bail hearing.   

Type:  Threats
Incident: 17-35169
Location: St Paul Ave
Incident: On Tuesday September 12, 2017 shortly after 11:30 p.m. Brantford Police received a 9-1-1- call from employees at a business on St Paul Ave. An unknown male had attended inside the store, threatened to shoot employees and was holding a pair of scissors in his hand.  Community Patrol Officers attended and observed the accused inside the store.  Officers began communicating with the male, calmed him down and deescalated the situation.  
A 26 year old Brantford man is charged with Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Possession of Weapons Dangerous (Scissors) and Breach of Probation.  The accused was held in custody awaiting a bail hearing.
 
 
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Crime Brief - September 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017

Type:  Break and Enter ? Shed
Incident: 17-34903
Location: Grand Street ? (200 Block)
Incident: On Monday September 11, 2017 a resident from Grand Street reported that sometime overnight his fenced yard was entered.  Unknown person(s) then entered the shed and stole a mountain bike.    

Type:  Theft - Bicycle
Incident: 17-34912
Location: North Park Street (100 Block)
Incident:   On Monday September 11, 2017 a resident from North park Street reported that sometime between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. his garage was entered.  Unknown person(s) entered the open garage and stole a mountain bike.    

Type:  Theft - Commercial 
Incident: 17-35018 
Location: Shoppers Drug Mart
Incident: On Monday September 11, 2017 shortly after 10:30 p.m. a woman attended Shoppers Drug Mart and was observed by employees selecting various products, some of which she concealed on her person. The accused, attended to the checkout area where she proceeded to pay for some selected items but made no attempt to pay for the concealed items.  Employees had contacted the Brantford Police and Community Patrol Officers attended.  The female was arrested while exiting the store.     
A 40 year old Brantford female was charged with Theft under $5000.00.  The accused was released on an Appearance notice with a future court 

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CRIME BRIEF - September 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Type:  Shoplifting - Commercial
Incident: 17-34601
Location: Shoppers Drug Mart
Incident: On Friday September 8, 2017 shortly after 4:30 p.m. a woman attended the Shoppers Drug Mart and was observed by loss prevention selecting various products and concealing them on her person. The accused, who made no attempt to pay for the concealed items was arrested by loss prevention officer while exiting the store. Community Patrol Officers attended.     
A 27 year old Brantford female was charged with Theft under $5000.00.  The accused was released on an Appearance notice with a future court date. 

Type:  Impaired ? Driving Offence  
Incident: 17-34779 
Location: Alfred Street at Colborne Street
Incident: On Sunday September 10, 2017 shortly after 2:30 a.m. Community Patrol Officers on routine patrol observed a vehicle driving in the area of Alfred Street at Colborne Street. The officer observed that the validation sticker was damaged and conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. Investigation revealed that the driver was a suspended driver under the Highway Traffic Act, the vehicle permit had expired in 2008 and that the plates were not registered to the vehicle. The Officer had conversation with the driver and issued a roadside screening device demand.  During the roadside testing the driver failed to provide a suitable sample, required by law.  The driver, a 52 year old Ohsweken man has been charged with Refused Breath Sample and Breach of Probation under the Criminal Code. The accused is also charged with; Use plate not authorized for vehicle, drive motor vehicle-no currently validated permit, fail to surrender permit for vehicle, drive while under suspension under the Highway Traffic Act, and f  ail to surrender insurance card under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court appearance.    

 
Type:  Break and Enter ? Commercial
Incident: 17-34804
Location: Elgin Street (0-100 Block)
Incident:   Sometime between Friday September 8 and Sunday September 10, 2017 a business on Elgin Street had their secure compound entered.  Unknown person(s) entered the property. No items were reported stolen at the time of the report.   


Type:  Break, Enter and Theft
Incident: 17-34805
Location: Balfour Street
Incident: On the morning of Sunday September 10, 2017 a home owner reported that sometime overnight his garage on Balfour Street was entered. A wallet containing debit and credit cards were reported stolen. Investigation revealed that the accused made $900.00 worth of transactions using the victims banking cards in the early morning hours. Surveillance video was reviewed and as a result of the investigation the accused was identified.  On September 10, 2017 the accused was observed and arrested without incident on a lot on Colborne Street West. 
Jordan David STONE, 30 years of age of Brantford is charged with Break, Enter and Commit, Theft Under $5000.00 and Breach of Probation x 2.  The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.  

 

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Crime Brief - September 8, 2017

Sep 8, 2017


Type: Property Damage - Commercial
Location: Sinclair Blvd (0-100)
Incident: On September 7, 2017 an employee at a business on Sinclair Blvd reported damage to property. Sometime in the last week unknown person(s) cut a 2 foot by 3 foot hole in a perimeter fence.  

Type: Break and Enter - Residential
Location: Colborne Street East (700 Block)
Incident: 17- 34447
Incident: On Thursday, September 7, 2017, residents from a multi-unit apartment building on Colborne Street contacted police to report a suspicious woman attending the building and stealing money from residents. A Community Patrol Officer attended and listened to the concerns of several residences regarding an unknown suspicious female who had been frequenting the building. The Officer learned that on September 6, 2017 at around 6:30 p.m. the accused entered an unlocked door and entered the apartment of victim #1. Victim #1, a 71 year old woman heard a noise and observed an unknown woman in her living room near her purse and holding $30.00 cash. The victim asked the woman what she was doing, and the female who was wearing clothing that looked like a medical uniform advised that she was dropping off medication for another person.  The victim advised that no one by that name lived there, and then asked the female about the money she was holding.  The woman advised she had taken it from the victim?s purse in order to pay for the medication. The woman (accused) put down the cash and fled the apartment.  The Officer canvassed the apartment building speaking to other neighbors and gathered information regarding the suspect. The Officer spoke with residents regarding home security and personal safety. During the investigation the Officer learned that another residence in the building had reported a theft of money involving the same female back on May 24, 2017.  On that occasion the accused knocked on the door of victim #2, a 70 year old woman and asked if she could use her telephone.  The accused explained that she lived in the building, but had forgotten her keys. The victim invited the accused in for a short while and, during this time; the accused stole approximately $40 in cash from the victim. At the time of the original report the woman was unidentified. As a result of the investigation the officer identified the accused and on September 7, 2017 shortly before 5:30 p.m. the accused was arrested without incident.
Shelly May WESTCOTT, 45 years of age is charged with the following offences; Break and Enter and Commit and Theft under $5,000.00. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with a future court date.


Type: Robbery
Incident: 34518-17
Location: Wayne Gretzky Parkway and Henry Street
Incident: On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at around 10:15 p.m. a 23 year old Brantford man was approached by two unknown males while walking on a pedestrian pathway on Wayne Gretzky Parkway near Henry Street. The two males attacked the victim in an unprovoked manner. Accused #1 struck the victim in the face with a skateboard. Accused #2, encouraged accused #1 to continue attacking the victim.  Accused #1 stole the victim?s cell phone and backpack and assaulted him again with the skateboard.  The accused fled the area on foot. Community Patrol Officers attended the area and shortly after 10:30 p.m. Officers located the accused walking in the area of Stanley Street and Elgin Street.  The two accused were arrested without incident for Robbery. Accused #1 was in possession of the skateboard used during the robbery and the victim?s cellphone. Accused #2 was in possession of the victims backpack.  The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for medical treatment.  The victim?s property was returned to him.
 Accused #1, Daniel Leslie DOLBECK, 23 years of age of Brantford is charged with Robbery.
 Accused #2, Baron Shawn BRADING-SEARLES, 23 years of age of Brantford is charged with Robbery.
 Both were held in custody for a bail hearing.  
 
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