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Brantford Police Services Crime Brief for June 8

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Brantford man charged with Impaired Operation after driving through park

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a possible impaired driver within Cedarland Park and Ashgrove Avenue at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday June 5.

The driver of the vehicle was reported to have been observed consuming alcohol while in his vehicle. Witnesses observed the accused driving recklessly at a high rate of speed within the park, across the soccer field. 

Many young children and families were using the park at this time.  Thankfully, no physical injuries were reported to have occurred as a result of this incident.

Officers attended and located the vehicle in question in the basketball court. The vehicle was running, with the accused occupying the driver’s seat. Officers were able to stop the vehicle and advised the accused that he was under arrest.

The accused refused to comply with officers, resisting arrest. The accused was arrested by officers. When speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. Both samples provided were over double the legal limit.

Officers would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information they have not previously provided to police. Please contact Constable Shannon Parks at sparks@police.brantford.on.ca with any information you may have.

As a result, a 29-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:

  • Obstruct Police Officer 
  • Dangerous Operation 
  • Impaired Operation
  • Impaired Operation – Plus 80
  • Mischief under $5000 

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded for seven days, and the drivers’ licence of the accused was suspended for 90-days. 

38-year-old Brantford man facing multiple charges

Patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop on King George Road near Powerline Road after observing a vehicle travelling at an excessively high rate of speed at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.

The subject vehicle was recorded travelling at a speed of 108 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone.

In speaking with the driver, officers observed signs of impairment. An open alcohol container was visible within the vehicle and accessible to the driver. The accused was transported to provide samples of his breath as required by law. Both samples provided were almost four times the legal limit.

The accused failed to provide valid proof of insurance as required by law. Information received indicated that the accused was operating the vehicle with a suspended licence.

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

  • Impaired operation, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 80 plus, contrary to the Criminal Code  
  • Suspended driver, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Speeding, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
  • Having care or control of a motor vehicle with liquor ready available, contrary to the Liquor License Control Act
  • Operate motor vehicle without insurance, contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

Additionally, the vehicle was impounded.

Police charge Brantford man with Aggravated Assault

Officers with the Brantford Police Service responded after receiving a 911 call regarding a physical altercation where one man was reported to possibly have been stabbed at a residence on North Park Street at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Monday May 30, 2022,

Officers attended and located the 61-year-old male victim suffering from what appeared to be a laceration to the arm.

The victim was transported to hospital to receive medical treatment for his injuries.

Officers located the accused, who was attempting to hide from police. Several weapons, including a crossbow and multiple firearms were located within reach of the suspect.

The accused was taken into police custody.

Information received indicated the accused was in violation of two valid probation orders.

As a result of the investigation, Dameon Austin HUNTER, 37, of Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose 
  • Aggravated Assault  
  • Breach of Probation Order x 2

The accused was held for bail.

Brantford duo charged with Breaking and Entering

Officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report that a break and enter had occurred at a home on Darling Street, on May 24, 2022.

Through investigation, it was determined that two individuals entered the home through an unlocked door and took various items before fleeing with the items in a waiting vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Cheryl Obediah, 33, and Brandon Blasdell, 32, both of Brantford, each stand charged with Break, Enter, dwelling house – commit indictable offence contrary to the Criminal Code.

Brantford woman charged with Breaking and Entering

Officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report that a break and enter had occurred at a home on Darling Street on May 22, 2022.

The accused allegedly entered the home through an unlocked door and proceeded to take items before fleeing with the items in a waiting vehicle.

Investigation occurred and as a result, Ashley Mae Blasdell, 39, of Brantford stands charged with Break, Enter, dwelling house – commit indictable offence contrary to the Criminal Code. 

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