MALE LEAVING DEVICE IN RESIDENCE LEADS TO CHARGES
On Sunday October 21, 2018, at 10:31 PM, Six Nations Police responded to Pine Crescent, in response to a report of a possible explosive substance which had been left in a residence.
Police located a suspicious package in the basement of the residence. Police were able to remove the package from the residence and relocate it to a safe distance, away from the buildings and residences. Residents were evacuated from the immediate area for several hours.
O.P.P. Explosive Devices Unit (EDU) was called in to assist with determining if the package was indeed an explosive substance.
O.P.P. EDU rendered the device safe. They did a sweep of the residence and no other items were located.
The device was seized by Police. Further investigation is being conducted as to whether the device actually contained any explosive material.
Police had closed Pine Crescent for a period of time, while they investigated.
On Monday October 22, 2018, Police arrested the Accused, identified as James WILSON (18 years old). Mr. Wilson was charged with Break and Enter, Mischief Under $5000, Utter Threats, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Possession of Prohibited Weapon, and Theft Under $5000.
Mr. Wilson was held for a Bail Hearing in Brantford on Tuesday October 23, 2018, to answer to the charges against him.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to report any information to the Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestoppers-brant.ca.