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Members of the Brantford Police Service arrested a 47-year-old man and 40-year-old female, both Brantford residents, after receiving a report of a man who had brandished a firearm outside a Murray Street residence on Sunday, May 26, 2024.

officers attended a Murray Street residence after a man and woman were reported to have attempted to enter and rob a Murray Street residence with a firearm at approximately 6:00 a.m. on May 26.

The accused fled the scene on foot and were located by police at a Sarah Street residence. The female suspect was arrested outside the residence on the strength of outstanding warrants. Search incident to arrest located approximately 0.5 grams of suspected fentanyl in her possession.

The male suspect barricaded himself within the residence for approximately an hour before exiting to be arrested by officers.

The male suspect was transported to hospital for medical treatment due to suspected drug use. Information received also indicated the male suspect had several outstanding warrants. 

Police executed a search warrant at the Sarah Street residence at approximately 10:15 a.m., May 28, 2024, where officers located a replica firearm and approximately 136 grams of suspected cocaine and approximately 23 grams of suspected fentanyl.

This incident is not random as the individuals were known to each other.  

As a result of the investigation, a 47-year-old man from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Mischief Under $5,000
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Robbery with Firearm
  • Probation Order: Non-Compliance

And, as a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old woman from Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act violations:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Mischief Under $5,000
  • Possession Schedule 1 – Fentanyl
  • Probation Order: Non-Compliance

Both accused were held for bail.

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