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Brantford Police Services Crime Brief May 25

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Brantford man charged with Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a report of a serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Grand River Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Investigation revealed that a single motor vehicle was travelling at an excessive rate of speed along Grand River Avenue when the vehicle left the roadway, striking a residence.  The collision resulted in significant damage to both the residence and vehicle. The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side in the roadway.

Emergency services attended and extricated both the male driver and a male passenger. Officers on scene observed signs of impairment when speaking with the accused. Both the driver and the passenger were transported to hospital for medical treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No injuries were reported from within the residence.

As a result of the incident, a 45-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 

• Impaired Operation Causing Bodily Harm 

• Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm 

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

Brantford man and woman facing Theft and Drug charges

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a report related to a shoplifting offence which had occurred at a retail location near Powerline Road and King George Road.

It was reported that a man and a woman entered the store and allegedly proceeded to steal a duffle bag, placing various other items inside the bag. The accused parties then left the store, paying only for some of the items. Loss prevention officers who observed the offence, contacted police. Police attended and located the accused male and female occupying a van in the parking lot. 

In speaking with the accused, it was found that the accused male provided a false identity to officers and was subsequently arrested for obstructing a peace officer. Additional information received indicated an endorsed warrant existed for his arrest. The accused was also found to be operating a motor vehicle without a valid licence.

When speaking with the co-accused, it was determined that an endorsed warrant for her arrest existed as well.  Search incident to arrest located the stolen items, several pieces of identification not belonging to the accused, drug paraphernalia as well as several small baggies with a variety of drugs portioned out containing a total of the following:

•Approximately 3.6 grams of suspected Fentanyl

•Approximately 1.9 grams of suspected Crack Cocaine

•Approximately 4.2 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine

•A quantity of pills; suspected Dilaudid

The stolen items were recovered, and the drugs seized.

As a result, a 40-year-old male from Brantford, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:

• Theft Under $5000

• Possession of Identity Document 

• Obstruct Peace Officer 

Additionally, the co-accused, a 39-year-old female from Brantford, stands charged with the following violations:

• Theft Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code  

• Five (5) counts of Possession of Schedule I, and II contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

37-year-old man charged with Assault

Officers with the Brantford Police Service responded to an assault related call for service which had occurred at a property located on West Street near Sycamore Street at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.

It was reported that a man was allegedly residing within an abandoned shed located near the victim’s residence. After hearing noise from within the shed, the victim allegedly confronted the accused male and a verbal argument escalated.

The accused is then reported to have assaulted the 37-year-old male victim, striking him with a metal construction tool. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Information received indicates that the accused is currently in violation of a valid release order.

As a result of this investigation, a 37-year-old male from Brantford (no fixed address), stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 

• Assault with a Weapon

• Possession of Weapons Dangerous 

• Fail to Comply with Judicial Release- Release Order

Police charge Oshawa woman with Operation While Impaired

Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched after receiving a report of a possible impaired driver from an alert employee of a fast-food restaurant located on King George Road at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21.

Officers arrived on scene and located the accused in the driver’s seat of her running motor vehicle. When officers approached the vehicle, they observed a can of beer in the hand of the accused. Upon speaking with the female, officers observed signs of impairment. The accused was subsequently arrested for Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs. The accused was transported to provide samples of her breath as required by law.

The accused refused to comply with the request and as a result of the refusal, a 38-year-old female from Oshawa stands charged with the following: 

• Failure or refusal to comply with demand contrary to the Criminal Code 

• Operation while impaired – alcohol or drugs contrary to the Criminal Code 

• Having care or control of a motor vehicle with liquor readily available contrary to the Liquor Licence Control Act of Ontario 

• Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario 

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

Paris woman facing several charges after motor vehicle collision

On Friday May 20, 2022, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen to report a possible impaired driver travelling the wrong way in a construction zone, northbound on St. Paul Avenue. It was then reported that the motor vehicle attempted to turn into a parking lot when it struck another vehicle. An interaction occurred between the two drivers. The accused then parked her vehicle and fled the scene on foot.

Information from citizens who had observed the interaction led officers to an address on Abigail Avenue, where the accused was located. In speaking with the accused, officers observed signs of impairment. Officers confirmed through investigation, that when asked to identify herself, the accused female had provided a false name. 

The accused was subsequently arrested for Impaired Operation and transported to provide samples of breath as required by law. The accused refused to comply with the demand.  The accused was transported to hospital for treatment of a medical episode after fainting while in police custody. 

As a result of this investigation, a 36-year-old female from Paris, stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations: 

• Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs 

• Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand 

• Failure to Stop After Accident 

• Obstruct Peace Officer 

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

Brantford man charged with Mischief

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a report of a male who had damaged a telephone utility box at a location near Fifth Avenue and Erie Avenue.

Officers attended the scene and located the accused who was in possession of a number of wires that appeared to have been removed from the telephone utility box. The damage to the utility box resulted in significant disruption to the phone service of a nearby apartment building.

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

As a result, a 52-year-old man from Brantford (no fixed address) stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

• Mischief

• Breach of Probation

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