On the heals of Monday night’s violent home invasion, Brantford Police were out in heavy force again Tuesday evening. Three people have been arrested as a result of a home invasion on Tuesday evening in downtown Brantford.
Police report they received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 6:30pm from a residence on Colborne Street downtown. They say three people had broken into a residence and threatened three people inside.
One suspect claimed to be armed with a firearm. No firearm was seen, however or located in a subsequent search. There was one victim targeted by the suspects who fled the residence to safety. The suspects chased after the victim and then fled the area. No victims were injured as a result of the incident.
Police contained a large area in the downtown during their investigation and search. The three suspects were located and apprehended a short distance away. Police discovered two of the suspects to be in possession of illegal drugs and recovered $1000 worth of suspected cocaine and $1000 worth of suspected fentanyl.
Three men have been arrested and are now facing a number of charges including break and enter, assault, uttering threats to cause death and drug possession. Those charged are: Brandon Whalen, 20 years old, from Brantford; Jamie MacNeill, 18 years old from Brantford; and Cameron Greives, 19 years old from Brantford.
This is the second violent home invasion in Brantford in as many days. On Monday, Brantford Police responded to a call from a residence on Sarah Street where three armed men had broken in. There were four people in the home at the time and one was assaulted. Gunshots were fired by the suspects outside as they fled. With the help of K9 units, two men were found and arrested. There is one suspect still at large.
Brantford Police say neither home invasion is believed to be a random act of violence.