On Sunday, October 15, 2023, at approximately 5:20 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a report of a theft from a business located at Lynden Road and Wayne Gretzky Parkway.
As a loss prevention officer had attempted to detain the accused from the store, he was allegedly assaulted by the accused with a sharp weapon.
Officers attended, located, and arrested the accused. Further investigation revealed that the accused was in violation of multiple probation and judicial release orders.
Search incident to arrest located a knife in the possession of the accused.
As a result, a 38-year-old non-resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
- Theft Under $5,000
- Assault with A Weapon
- Probation Order non-compliance
- Failure to Comply with Judicial Release/ Non-Comm Order – Release Order
The accused was held for bail.