Members of the Brantford Police Service in collaboration with Six Nations Police Service have concluded an ongoing investigation begun in September 2019.

Since September 2019 the accused, Steven Wade VanEvery and Shawn Erwin Sandy, were using a stolen pick-up truck to steal ATMs from businesses all across Ontario.

In total, the two committed 36 break and enters into grocery stores, nail salons, convenience stores, and other businesses, where ATMs were targeted and stolen.

It is estimated that $100,000 worth of Canadian currency had been stolen from the ATMs and that some $180,000 worth of damage was done.

Thirteen different cities were affected by the thefts and break and enters, including Brantford, London, Woodstock, Pelham, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Cambridge, Kitchener, St. Catharines, Burlington, Oakville, Fonthill, and Guelph.

On Saturday, the Brantford and Six Nations Police Services jointly executed several judicial authorizations at an address on First Line Road, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.
 
In total, they yielded the following seizures: approx. $45,000 worth of Canadian currency, the stolen 2015 Dodge Ram pick-up truck, and 27 firearms. 

As a result of the initial investigation, Steven Wade VanEvery and Shawn Erwin Sandy were arrested and charged. The two males were held for bail hearings and are facing a number of charges.

Steven Wade VanEvery, 35, from Ohsweken is charged with:

Break and Enter with intent x36
Possession of Stolen Property over $5000. x28 
Disguise with Intent x27 
Mischief over $5000 x36 
Possession of break in Instruments x27 
Possession of Instruments for Breaking into Coin Operated or Currency Exchange Devices x14 
Possession of Property obtained by Crime under $5000 x32 
Theft Under $5000 x32 
Theft of Motor Vehicle
Possession of Stolen Property under $5000.00  

Accused #2:  Shawn Erwin Sandy, 43, from Ohsweken, is charged with:


Break and Enter with intent x36 
Theft of Motor Vehicle 
Possession of Stolen Property over $5000. x28 
Disguise with Intent x27 
Mischief over $5000 x36 
Possession of break in Instruments x27 
Possession of Instruments for Breaking into Coin Operated or Currency Exchange Devices x14
Possession of Property obtained by Crime under $5000 x32 
Theft Under $5000 x32

As a result of continued investigation by the Six Nations Police Service Steven Wade VanEvery and Krystal Marie Hughes of Ohsweken have been charged with:

Steven Wade VanEvery:

Careless Storage of Firearms
Careless Storage of Ammunition
Unauthorized Possession of Firearms
Disqualified Drive

Krystal Marie Hughes, 30, from Ohsweken is charged with:

Careless Storage of Firearms
Careless Storage of Ammunition
Unauthorized Possession of Firearms

“The Six Nations Police and Brantford Services have had an excellent working relationship over the years. With our communities linked so closely, it is imperative that our two services work together for the safety of our citizens. The Six Nations Police Service was asked to assist the Brantford Police Service in this lengthy investigation. We commend the work their investigators did and we were very happy to assist in any way possible. We will continue to work together on future investigations to ensure our communities are safe and secure for all.” 
Darren Montour, Inspector, Six Nations Police Service

It was realized early in the investigation that this would require a strong partnership with Six Nations Police. The outcome speaks to the cooperation and professionalism of the officers from both agencies and our mutual commitment to work together to address crime and keep our communities safe.” – Chief Rob Davis, Brantford Police Service

Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Cst. Logan of the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 X-2306 or tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.