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Brantford Police Service Crime Brief for Friday, January 6

Brantford Police ServiceBrantford Police Service Crime Brief for Friday, January 6

19-year-old man charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a report of a man who had allegedly threatened to stab another man at a Nelson Street residence at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

Officers attended and, as a result of the investigation, a 19-year-old man from Brantford was arrested and stands charged for the following: 

  • Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, contrary to the Criminal Code

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Police charge 29-year-old after RIDE checkpoint

On Saturday, December 31, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) spot-check located at West Street, just south of Edmondson Street, observed a driver operating his vehicle without headlights or rear lights illuminated. The driver approached the RIDE program at a high rate of speed. 

Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment and performed a roadside sobriety test, which the accused failed.

The accused was subsequently arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples provided were over the legal limit.

As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following: 

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

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

35-year-old Brantford man facing Operation while Impaired charge

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to a Melrose Place location after receiving a report of possible impaired driver asleep in a vehicle at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2022.

Officers attended and located two people in the suspect vehicle who appeared to be asleep. The male (in the driver’s seat) and female occupant (in the passenger seat) had to be woken by officers.

Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. A Naloxone kit and drug paraphernalia were observed in clear view by the officer.

As a result, the officer arrested the accused for Impaired Care and Control of Motor Vehicle by Drug.

The officer provided a Drug Recognition Breath Demand at the time of arrest where it was determined that the accused was impaired by drug. 

As a result, a 35-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with: 

  • Operation while Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code 

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

Police charge Brantford man with several charges after erratic driving

Patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service observed a vehicle swerving in traffic, hitting a curb, in the area of Colborne Street near Alfred Street at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2022.

A traffic stop was conducted to determine sobriety of the driver.

Speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. Additionally, the accused was unable to produce his driver’s licence.

Investigation revealed the accused was a prohibited, unlicensed driver.

The accused was arrested and subjected to roadside sobriety testing, which he failed. The accused was then transported to provide samples of breath as required by law.

Both samples provided were over the legal limit.

As a result of the investigation, a 38-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following: 

  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Operation While Prohibited, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded.

21-year-old Hagersville woman charged with Operation while Impaired

On Monday, December 26, 2022, at approximately 1:10 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to the area of Wellington Street and Rawdon Street after receiving a report of a possible impaired driver.

Officers located the vehicle and performed a traffic stop to determine sobriety of the driver.

In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. 

The accused was arrested and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples were more than twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 21-year-old female from Hagersville stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:

  • Operation while Impaired
  • Operating a conveyance with over 80 milligrams of alcohol 

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

Paris man facing Operation while Impaired charge

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a call from a concerned citizen to advise of a possible impaired driver, passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle, at a Wadsworth Street location at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

Officers attended, located the vehicle, which was running, with the accused occupying the driver seat. The accused appeared to be asleep.

Officers observed signs of impairment when speaking with the accused.  

The accused was arrested, read the drug recognition evaluation demand, and transported to perform a drug recognition evaluation.

It was determined that the accused was impaired by drug. 

As a result, a 31-year-old man from Paris stands charged with Operation while Impaired, contrary the Criminal Code.

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

Brantford man facing multiple charges after motor vehicle collision

Members of the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a motor vehicle collision involving a possible impaired driver at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

Officers attended the intersection of Colborne Street East and Robinson Avenue, and in speaking with the driver of one of the vehicles, observed signs of impairment. 

Investigation revealed that the driver had provided a false identity to officers and was currently bound by numerous driving suspensions, a valid court action peace bond, probation order and court action suspended sentence.

The accused was then placed under arrest for obstruct peace officer, operation while impaired, and driving while suspended. 

The accused was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. 

Additionally, a drug recognition officer conducted a drug evaluation and found the accused to be impaired by drug.

As a result of this investigation, a 30-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 

  • Impaired Operation of a Conveyance 
  • Obstruct Peace Officer 
  • Breach of Probation x 2 
  • Disobey Court Order 
  • Operation while Prohibited X 4

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded.

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