Jukasa News Update Monday, November 5, 2018
Brantford Police and emergency rescue workers searched the Grand River near Erie Avenue in Brantford Sunday afternoon for a fisherman believed to have been pulled into the river.
Police say a 911 call from witnesses reported seeing the man become submerged under the water. City police, OPP and firefighters launched a search for the missing man.
He is described as a white male with grey hair — approximately 50 years old. He was last seen wearing a toque and lumberjack style jacket.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information about the whereabouts of the man described are asked to contact Brantford Police.
Brantford Police are seeing the public’s assistance in identifying a male who attempted to apprehend a child on her way to school Friday.
The young girl told police a man followed her on her way to school near Centennial-Grand Woodlands in Brantford. Police say the man approached the girl and grabbed her by the arm — and she was able to break free and run away.
The male is described as being in his early 20s with blonde hair shaved up to the top with green hair on the top of his head. He was wearing black shoes, a black coat and grey pants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
The yearly deer cull at Hamilton’s Conservation area parks is set to begin this month.
Officials say the yearly Haudenosaunee hunt will occur in the Jerseyville and Powerline Road areas Monday to Thursday from November 12 to December 6.
Hamilton Police and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will be monitoring the areas for public safety and any necessary closures while the cull takes place.
The yearly hunt is organized between the Haudenosaunee Wildlife and Habitat Authority and the Hamilton Conservation Authority for Haudenosaunee families to collect game for ceremony and sustenance.
Three Six Nations members have had accessory to murder charges dropped against them in the death of Douglas James Hill.
Hill went missing from Brantford in June of 2017. His remains were found on Oneida Nation of the Thames two months later.
A 17 year old female was charged with second degree murder in his death. Three others; 36 year old Holly Martin, 25 year old Lori Anne Staats and 35 year old Nicolas Joel Shipman were later charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact.
The charges against Martin, Staats and Shipman were dropped by a judge who cited insufficient evidence to carry forward the charges. The teen accused in Hill’s death, who cannot be named, is set to face trial on November 8.
OPP say the bodies of three people were found in a car on Oneida Nation of the Thames Sunday.
Police did not release details about the discovery but say the deaths are being treated as suspicious.
The discovery was made Sunday morning on the edge of the reserve community near Bodkin Road and Jones Drive in Middlesex County. Police say the roads in that area will remain closed with no estimate for when they will be reopened.
The coroner and Ontario’s Forensic Pathology Service were sent to assist with the investigation.
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