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Brantford woman charged with Impaired driving

A concerned citizen contacted the Brantford Police Service to advise of a possible impaired driver located in a Market Street South parking lot at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022,

Officers attended, located the vehicle, and female suspect. In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment.

The accused was arrested for impaired operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over three times the legal limit.

Information was received to indicate that the accused was a prohibited driver, and the licence plate was not authorized for the vehicle in question.

As a result, a 24-year-old female from Brantford, stands charged with the following: 

  • Operation while impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 80 Plus, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Drive while under suspension x 2 contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

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

25-year-old facing Weapons charge

Brantford Police received a 9-1-1 call to report a man with a firearm in a store located at Market Street South and Icomm Drive at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect who was arrested without incident. Search incident to arrest located an airsoft pellet gun concealed on his person.

Information received indicated that the accused was in violation of a valid probation order.

As a result of this investigation, a 25-year-old man from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations and was held for bail: 

  • Weapons Dangerous 
  • Carry a Concealed Weapon (Airsoft Gun) 
  • Breach Probation 

Brantford man charged with Robbery and Possession of Stolen Goods

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a robbery that had occurred at a location near Market Street and Dalhousie Street at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

Information was received that a 24-year-old male victim was allegedly assaulted by two men and robbed of his wallet and backpack while walking near Market Street and Dalhousie Street.

The victim sustained minor physical injuries.

Investigation revealed that the victim’s bank card was utilized by one of the suspects at a nearby retail store.

The suspect was located and arrested later the same day. Search incident to arrest located the victim’s belongings in possession of the accused.

As a result of the incident, a 22-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:

  • Robbery with violence
  • Possession of stolen goods under $5,000
  • Fraud – under $5,000 

The accused was held for bail. 

19-year-old Kitchener man facing numerous weapons-related charges

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a dispute between three people at a Nelson Street residence at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

A firearm was reported to be involved. It was reported that the accused was involved in a dispute with two residents and, when asked, he refused to leave. 

When the victims advised they were calling the police, the accused left. It was believed by the victims that the accused was in possession of a firearm.

Officers attended and located the accused nearby. The accused resisted arrest as officers placed him under investigative detention for the offence of weapons dangerous.

Search incident to arrest located three 12-guage shotguns, one which had previously been reported as stolen with a neighbouring service, ammunition, approximately 15.93 grams of suspected fentanyl, Canadian currency and drug packaging paraphernalia.

Further investigation revealed that the accused does not have a Possession and Acquisition Licence and is bound by two valid firearms prohibition orders. The accused was also found to be in violation of a valid undertaking.

As a result, the accused, Donte YATES, a 19-year-old male from Kitchener stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 

  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Carless use of firearm, weapon, ammunition
  • Carrying concealed weapon
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of weapon obtained by crime
  • Firearm or weapon: Possession contrary to prohibition order x 2
  • Failure to comply with undertaking 
  • Resist arrest

The accused also stands charged with Trafficking in Substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 

The accused was held for bail. 

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