Brantford School Threats

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:07 MH
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On December 12, a disturbing message appeared on a social media site, saying an incident would take place in January at North Park Collegiate, in Brantford. Several individuals were threatened by name, with acts violence.

The Major Crime Unit spoke with students who are involved with the incident and/or have information about the social media post.

As a result, a 13-year-old boy was arrested at North Park.

The Brantford Police Service says it does not view this sort of activity as a juvenile prank, saying the safety and security of the community is paramount.


Scalper Bots

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:04 MH
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Scalper bots are now banned in Ontario. A new ticket sales act was passed by the majority Liberal government that also includes strengthening rules around home warranties, real estate practices and travel services in Ontario.

Scalper bots buy large numbers of tickets online to resell them at a large profit. They are now illegal, as is the practice of tickets from being resold at more than 50% above the face value.


More Charges for London Officer

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:02 MH
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A London police officer who was charged last month with sexual assault has been charged with two more offenses, in relation to off-duty incidents.

The officer has been charged with breach of undertaking and criminal harassment.

After the 41-year-old officer was charged November 22 with sexual assault, police say a complainant reported an alleged incident involving the same officer in Waterloo Region.

Earlier this month Waterloo Regional Police charged the officer with two counts of criminal harassment and single counts of being unlawfully in a dwelling and making a harassing phone call.

The officer's name is not being released due to the nature of the allegations and to protect the identity of the alleged victims.


London Home Explosion Update

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:00 MH
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The December 4 explosion at a home on Hamilton Street, in London has led to charges. 35-year-old NathanThomas of London faces several counts of arson, property damage, disregard for human life, as well as drug trafficking.

December 4, emergency services responded to the explosion and fire. Although there was significant structural damage to the front and side of the home, everyone escaped alive.

December 7, the Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant at another building on Hamilton Street. These charges resulted.

Thomas is expected to appear in court on January 19, 2018.

The investigation continues at this time.


Hitman Scam

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:54 MH
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Police in Middlesex are warning of a 'hitman' scam. Several local residents have received emails saying the sender had been hired to harm them.

The scammer requested $10,000 as payment from the intended victim to "stop the operation".

The Canadian Anti-fraud Centre receives many complaints on the hitman scam and say: ignore it. E-mails claim that "you have been betrayed by someone" who has hired a hitman to "kill you".

The e-mails claim you can buy off the hitman for a large sum.


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