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Brantford Police Service Crime Brief

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20-year-old charged with Operation While Impaired

Patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a motor vehicle without proper headlights, operating in violation of the Highway Traffic Act at approximately 2:10 a.m. on Sunday May 8, 2022.

The vehicle was travelling northbound on West Street, towards Charing Cross Street where a traffic stop was conducted.

When speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. After failing the Approved Roadside Screening, the accused was arrested for Impaired Operation and was transported to provide suitable samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were over the legal limit. 

As a result, a 20-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following: 

  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Drive Without Proper Headlights – Motor Vehicle, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

Additionally, the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended, and the vehicle impounded.

18-year-old female charged with Stunt Driving

Patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed, what appeared to be, two persons entering into the trunk of a motor vehicle at a location near Colborne Street and Clara Crescent at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

A traffic stop was conducted and two persons, a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female, were located within the trunk of the motor vehicle.  

As a result, an 18-year-old female from Brantford stands charged with the following Highway Traffic Act Violations: 

  • Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt
  • Person In Trunk

The occupants of the trunk were each charged with Fail to Occupy Position with Seatbelt.

Additionally, the motor vehicle was impounded for 14 days, and the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended for 30 days.

Stunt driving is the act of excessive speeding, street racing, contests and engaging in dangerous driving practices in a motor vehicle. It is driving that is careless and it puts others at risk and carries severe penalties, even for a first offence.
The maximum fine for stunt driving in Ontario is $10,000. Upon conviction, drivers could also face up to six months in prison. 

Police charge Brantford man with Stunt Driving

Brantford Police officers in the area of King George Road and Powerline Road were conducting road safety enforcement when they observed a vehicle travelling at an excessively high rate of speed at approximately 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

The vehicle registered at 131 km/hr. in a posted 80 km/hr. zone. A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver was placed under arrest for Stunt Driving and Speeding under the Highway Traffic Act.

In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. After failing the Approved Roadside Screening, the accused was transported to provide suitable samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were three times the legal limit.

As a result, a 47-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following: Over 80 mg, contrary to the Criminal Code 

Drive Motor Vehicle – perform stunt “speeding by 50 or more kilometres per hour in an 80 km hour zone,” contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

Speeding 131 km/h in a post at 80 km an hour zone, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

Additionally, the motor vehicle was impounded for 14 days, and the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended for 90 days.

Brantford woman charged with Breaking and Entering

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a break and enter at a medical clinic, located in the area of Colborne Street and Bain Street at approximately 5:30 p.m on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Investigation revealed that the accused remained hidden inside until the clinic closed, and employees had vacated the premises. The accused allegedly stole a number of items from the clinic before leaving through a locked door. Officers attended and thru investigation located and arrested the accused.

As a result of this investigation, a 26-year-old female from Brantford (no fixed address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 

  • Breaking and Entering 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime 

Brantford Police charge man with Uttering Threats

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at approximately 5:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a dispute between two customers within a fast-food business located on Colborne Street West.

It was reported that a male customer had become verbally abusive towards an employee. A female customer, observing this behaviour addressed the man, speaking up in the employee’s defense.

The accused then proceeded to threaten the 24-year-old female customer with physical violence, allegedly chasing her to her vehicle, where she then locked herself inside and called police. The accused continued to threaten the victim while kicking her vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and the accused was taken into custody. 

As a result of the incident, a 69-year-old man from Brantford (no fixed address) stands charged with Uttering threats, contrary to the Criminal Code.

Brantford man charged with Operation While Impaired

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a suspicious vehicle type call in the area of Charing Cross Street and North Park Street at approximately 5:30 p.m. On May 1, 2022.

A concerned citizen called to advise a male, who appeared to be unconscious, was in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle. Officers attended and located the vehicle which was still running. An unresponsive man was occupying the driver’s seat. 

Officers were able to wake the man. In speaking with the man, officers observed signs of intoxication. Drug paraphernalia was in clear view.
The accused was taken into custody, as officers formed reasonable grounds that the accused’s ability to operate a conveyance was impaired. A drug recognition expert evaluation was performed, and it was determined the accused’s ability to operate a conveyance was impaired by drugs. 

As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old male from Brantford stands charged with Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code.  

20-year-old Hagersville man facing multiple charges

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a location on Market Street for a report of a possible impaired driver at approximately 1:10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

It was reported that after having hit a metal fence with his vehicle, a male driver then left the scene on foot. Officers attended and located the unoccupied vehicle which had sustained minor damage. An open alcoholic beverage was observed in the vehicle’s cupholder.

Through investigation, officers located the accused nearby. In speaking with the male, officers observed signs of intoxication. Due to the level of intoxication observed, the accused was unable to provide suitable breath samples and was transported to hospital to receive medical attention.

Information was received indicating that the accused is a young driver bound by the conditions of his licence to not consume alcohol while in care and control of a motor vehicle. 

As a result, a 20-year-old male from Hagersville stands charged with the following:

  • Operation While Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Fail to Stop at Accident contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence and Control Act 
  • Young Driver – B.A.C above zero contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Contravene Licence Condition – Driving Ability contrary to the Ontario Regulation 340/94 

Additionally, the motor vehicle was impounded, and the driver’s licence of the accused was suspended.

Brantford Police charge woman with Possession of Stolen Goods

Officers with the Brantford Police Service arrested the accused, in regard to an unrelated investigation in a parking lot located on Market Street South on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

During a search incident to arrest, officers located a memorial plaque in her possession. This memorial plaque was previously reported stolen from a local cemetery.

As a result, a 27-year-old female of no fixed address, stands charged with Possession of Stolen Goods Under $5000, contrary to the Criminal Code. 

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