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Brant OPP Weekend Report

(BRANT COUNTY, ON) – Over the course of the weekend, members of the Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were busy doing their part to keep our communities safe. This weekend finished off the Canada Day Week traffic initiative where OPP officers across the province focused on enforcement and education specifically around “The BIG 4” causal factors in serious injury and fatal collisions.

·      Aggressive driving

·      Seatbelts

·      Distracted driving

·      Impaired driving.

 (Shellard Lane) – 14 DAY VEHICLE IMPOUND FOR STUNT DRIVER

On Friday, July 2, 2021 at 3:14 p.m., an officer with the Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated a traffic stop on Shellard Lane. The officer was conducting traffic enforcement when they located a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle’s speed was locked on radar at more than 40 km/h over the speed limit in a posted 50 km/h zone.

Police have charged James Christopher HOLLOWAY, 39 years-of-age from the County of Brant with:

·      Race a motor vehicle – excessive speed and

·      Speeding 40+ kilometres per hour over the speed limit.

The vehicle was impounded at the roadside for 14 days under new legislation that came into effect on the same date. The individual’s driver’s licence was suspended for 7 days.  

The driver is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Brantford at a later date.

 (Cainsville) – CONCERNED CITIZENS CALL RESULTS IN IMPAIRED CHARGES

On Saturday, July 3, 2021, at approximately 12:59 a.m., officers with the Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a business address on Colborne Street East in the County of Brant.

Police located the vehicle and had a conversation with the occupant. As a result of their investigation, police have charged Sebastian STONE, 31 years-of-age from Scarborough with:

·      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs and

·      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine.

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Brantford, Ontario at a later date.

(Grand River) – COUNTY OF BRANT FIRE PULLS COUPLE FROM GRAND RIVER

On Saturday, July 3, 2021, at approximately 3:05 p.m. members of Brant County OPP responded to a marine call for a vessel in distress on the Grand River in the County of Brant.

County of Brant Fire members attended the area and located two people on an air-filled vessel that had deflated. Both parties were safely assisted to shore. As a result of their investigation, police have charged a 30 year-old from Brantford with: 

·      Being Intoxicated in a Public Place

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Brantford, Ontario at a later date.

(Brant North) – WALLET AND PURSE STOLEN FROM UNLOCKED VEHICLE

Sunday July 4, 2021 members of Brant County OPP received a theft report from a rural address on Drumbo Road in the County of Brant.

Sometime overnight or early morning, unknowns attended the address and removed a wallet and purse from an unlocked vehicle parked on the property. No suspects have been identified.

Brant OPP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who may have video surveillance or who may have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles, or have any information regarding these incidents to contact them at 1- 888 – 310 – 1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.crimestoppers-brant.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Avoid becoming a victim. Always secure your vehicle doors when parking your vehicle, even if you are only going to be a few minutes or are at your residence. Never leave valuable objects, wallets, purses or packages in full view. Remove them or lock them in the trunk.

(Oakland/Burford) – GRAFFITTI DISCOVERED AT TWO MASONIC LODGES

Friday July 2, 2021 members of Brant County OPP received a report for a mischief to property at the Oakland Masonic Lodge. Shortly afterwards, OPP received a report for similar damage at the Burford Masonic Lodge.

Police attended both scenes and located graffiti damage using paint and markers to the windows and doors of both facilities. No suspects have been identified.

Brant OPP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who may have video surveillance or who may have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles, or have any information regarding these incidents to contact them at 1- 888 – 310 – 1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.crimestoppers-brant.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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