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On Friday, September 1, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Brantford Police Service uniform patrol officers observed a vehicle which had previously been reported as stolen from a neighbouring jurisdiction parked at a Colborne Street motel. 

A male and a female were occupying the vehicle at the time of police arrival. Upon seeing police, the driver fled the scene, travelling eastbound on Colborne Street, recklessly, and at a high rate of speed.  

Officers located the stolen vehicle at a Colborne Street East gas station, occupied by both of the accused. Police attempted to arrest the male driver, who struck several police vehicles before fleeing the scene in the stolen vehicle. A pursuit was not initiated in the interest of public safety. The female passenger was placed under arrest. 

The accused male has been identified by police and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Richard Bomberry, 34, resident of Brantford.

The male is in violation of a valid probation order and eleven prohibited drive orders. When arrested, the accused will be held for a bail hearing and faces the following charges:

  • Dangerous Operation x 2
  • Flight from Peace Officer
  • Failure to Stop After Accident
  • Possession of Stolen Goods over $5000
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle Without Consent
  • Operation While Prohibited by Order x 11
  • Probation Order – Non-Compliance

The accused female, a 33-year-old resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code violations:

  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle or Vessel without Consent
  • Possession of Stolen Goods over $5000

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