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Brantford Police ServiceBrantford Police arrest two men on weapons and assault related charges

Detectives with the Brantford Police Service arrested two men believed responsible for a February 8, 2023, assault at a Darling Street residence and a February 9, 2023, break and enter at an Albion Street residence.

On February 8, 2023, a verbal dispute occurred between the two accused and the female victim at the Darling Street residence when it is alleged that the victim was assaulted and forcibly held at gunpoint. 

On February 9, 2023, the victim found her residence had been broken into, and a number of items stolen and damaged.  

An investigation was initiated when the incidents were reported to the Brantford Police Service, February 9, 2023.  

Brantford police investigators, with the assistance of the BPS Emergency Response Team, executed two search warrants at a Darling Street and an Autumn Road location in relation to the investigation. Replica firearms were located.

Additionally, information received indicated the accused were in violation of multiple parole and probation orders.

As a result of the investigation, the following individuals have been arrested and stand charged with Criminal Code offences as follows:

David STEWART, 35, of Brantford, was arrested and stands charged with:

  • Assault
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Break, Enter a Dwelling House with Intent to Commit Indictable Offence
  • Failure to Comply with Judicial Release Order 

Claude SIMON, 41, of Brantford, stands charged with:

  • Point Firearm
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Intimidation – Use Violence
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Firearm or Weapon: Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Failure to Comply with Judicial Release Order
  • Breach of Probation

Both accused have been held for bail.

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