Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a suspicious vehicle at a location on Tenth Avenue at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022.
Officers attended, located the vehicle, and observed a man occupying the driver’s seat of the vehicle who appeared to be unconscious. The man was identified by officers to be Joshua BEAVER, wanted on an active arrest warrant for a prior incident.
Investigation revealed that the subject vehicle the accused was occupying was previously reported as stolen with a neighbouring police service.
Officers woke the accused, who was arrested and taken into custody. During this time, the accused became unresponsive. Emergency Medical Services was contacted and transported the accused to hospital to receive medical treatment.
As a result of this investigation, Joshua BEAVER, 33, of Brantford, stands accused of the following Criminal Code violations:
- Possession of Stolen Goods over $5000
- Resist Arrest
- Failure to comply with Undertaking
- Operation while Prohibited x6
Additionally, in relation to the incident which occurred on August 7, 2022, BEAVER also stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:
- Operation while Prohibited by Order x 7
- Possession of Stolen Goods over $5,000
- Dangerous Operation
- Flight from Police Officer
- Failure to Comply with Undertaking
- Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
- Assault with weapon x 2
The accused was held for bail.