Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a call related to a suspicious person and theft in the area of Erie Avenue and Allenby Avenue at approximately 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Police received information from a citizen that his motor vehicle had been broken into and his wallet stolen. Attached to the victim’s wallet was an AirTag tracking device which enabled the victim to provide a current location of his belongings to police.
Officers attended a location on Ontario Street, where they identified and located the accused.
After being advised he was under arrest, the accused fled on foot. A short foot pursuit occurred. When officers caught the accused, he then resisted arrest.
Search incident to arrest located the victim’s wallet in the accused’s possession. The accused was also found in possession of break-in instruments.
As a result, a 30-year-old man from Waterford stands charged with the following:
- Theft Under $5,000
- Possession of Stolen Goods Under $5,000
- Resist Arrest
- Escape Lawful Custody
The accused was held for bail.