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Media Release. Friday, July 14, 2017.

Drive Under Suspension (Bradford, ON) On Thursday, July 13, 2017, around 10:30 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service constable was patrolling Holland Street in Bradford. She saw a vehicle with a temporary validation and ran a check on the plate.

When she stopped the car, the driver immediately identified himself as a suspended driver.

A 40 year old Newmarket man was charged with Drive Under Suspension, No Validation, and Fail To Provide Proof of Insurance. He will appear in court in August.

The South Simcoe Police Service operates a cruiser equipped with an Automated Licence Plate Reader. This device automatically reads nearby licence plates and compares them to a database looking for violations. If you are suspended, or your vehicle is stolen, uninsured or otherwise out of compliance, the device alerts the operator who can then stop your car and investigate.

Media Release. Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Fail To Provide Necessities Of Life

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 7:55 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a Britannia Street address in Bradford. A man called and told the 9-1-1 operator that he had found two small children wandering alone in front of his home, without shoes. Another neighbour recognized the children and officers went to their house. Despite knocking and numerous phone calls to the residence, an adult could not be roused. Concerned for the safety of the occupants, officers entered the home and found two adults asleep inside.

The two boys, a one year old and a two year old, were not harmed. Another child, a girl aged 5, was also in the home. The 28 year old mother of the children was charged with Fail To Provide the Necessities of Life. She will appear in court in August. The children went to a place of safety with other relatives.

Once again, the South Simcoe Police Service reminds parents that they are responsible for the safety and security of children in their care. Simple child safety locks help prevent children from wandering. We salute the actions of the citizens involved in finding these children.

 

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 4:47 a.m., a concerned citizen called police after seeing erratic driving on Highway 400. Responding officers from the South Simcoe Police Service located the vehicle in a mall parking lot in Cookstown.

The driver, who was asleep in the driver's seat, was roused and arrested. A 21 year old man from Barrie is charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His vehicle was impounded and his licence suspended for 90 days. He will appear in court in August.

Media Release. Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Found Child

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, July 10, 2017, at 5:25 a.m., officers from the South Simcoe Police Service were called to the intersection of Disette Street and Jay Street. A man had been driving on Disette Street when he saw a small child alone, crossing the road. He stopped and spoke to the boy, then called police.

As officers arrived, the child's grandfather drove up and identified the child.

The boy was returned, unharmed, to his parents at home. Officers learned that the child had left the house while everyone was getting ready for the day. Family members began searching immediately.

Thankfully, this incident ended well. The public are reminded that toddlers and young children should be supervised at all times. Home security includes preventing small children from unauthorized exits.  Children can move quickly and travel far distances. Call police immediately in this situation.

The South Simcoe Police Service salutes the citizen who recognized that this child needed assistance and we thank him for his help.

 

Stolen Auto

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, July 10, 2017, a man reported his car stolen from the plaza parking lot at 305 Barrie Street in Bradford. He parked his white 2013 Toyota Prius, licence BSTH632,  in the afternoon of Thursday, July 6. Sometime over the weekend. the vehicle was taken. Anyone with information is asked to email jason.saville@southsimcoepolice or call 905-775-3311 extension 1472.

As always, you can remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Release. Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Assault

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, just after midnight, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a rural Innisfil address for an assault call. Investigators learned that two men, residents of the home, were engaged in an argument when one pushed the other from behind, causing him to fall and become injured.

A 59 year old Innisfil man was charged with Assault. He was ordered to find another place to live while avoiding the victim. He will appear in court in August. The victim did not require medical attention.

 

Breach Of Recognizance

(Innisfil, ON) In May, South Simcoe Police Service officers arrested and charged a man for squatting in an Innisfil cottage boathouse. The man entered into a recognizance of bail and was ordered by a Justice of the Peace to stay away from the address and to reside at an approved residence.

On July 11, 2017, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the home as the intruder had returned. He was also absent from his approved address on two occasions. The 38 year old man was arrested and held for a bail hearing on two charges of Fail To Comply-Recognizance.

 

Mischief

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, a Bradford resident called the South Simcoe Police Service. She came back to her Britannia Avenue home around dinner time to find spray painted graffiti on her deck. Two spray paint cans were located at the scene and submitted for fingerprinting.

Britannia Avenue residents are asked to review surveillance camera footage for the afternoon hours.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call PC Brent MacDonald at 905-775-3311 extension 1439, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Release. Monday, July 10, 2017.

Assault

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, July 8, 2017, just before midnight, South Simcoe Police Service officers were sent to a Bradford home for an assault. Investigators learned that a man and a woman had been arguing. The man's brother in law stepped in to separate the two when he was punched in the face. A 28 year old Bradford man was charged with Assault. He was released to an August court date with conditions to avoid contact with his sister and her husband.

 

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, July 7, 2017, just before noon, a concerned citizen called police about a possibly impaired driver. Officers from the South Simcoe Police Service responded and located the vehicle on Sideroad 10. After stopping the vehicle, the officer noted the smell of alcohol on the driver's breath. A roadside screening device test was conducted and the man arrested.

After further testing at the station, a 35 year old Bradford man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded. He will appear in court in August.

 

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, July 8, 2017, around 1;30 a.m., a concerned citizen called police to report an impaired driver. Officers from the South Simcoe Police Service responded to a Bradford home and investigated. A suspect was identified and a roadside screening device test was conducted.

The driver was arrested and, after further testing at the station, charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His vehicle was impounded and his licence suspended for 90 days. The 41 year old Bradford man will appear in court in August.

In each of these cases, citizens stepped up and called 9-1-1 when they saw an impaired driver. We are thankful to them for caring about their communities. Do your part in making our roads the safest in Canada; if you see a possibly impaired driver, notify police immediately.

 

Drive Under Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, July 7, 2017, just after 10:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service Sergeant was patrolling Holland Street West in Bradford. His attention was drawn to a nearby vehicle because of a loud muffler. After a check of the licence plate, the vehicle was stopped. The driver, a 42 year old woman from Elora, was found to be driving under suspension. She was charged with Drive Under Suspension, Improper Muffler, and Fail To Have Insurance Card. She was given an August court date.

 

Drive Under Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, July 7, 2017, just after 3:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service Traffic Unit constable was operating radar on Yonge Street in Bradford. She stopped a vehicle going 33 km/h over the posted limit of 80 km/h.  The driver, a 27 year old Whitby man, was charged with Drive Under Suspension and Speeding. His vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

 

Marine Calls

(Innisfil, ON) Over the weekend, South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit officers aboard the John Wardrop II patrolled the waterways of Lake Simcoe and the Holland River. On Saturday, July 8, 2017, just before 6:00 p.m., they came across a personal watercraft towing a person on a knee board.

The operator, a 23 year old Innisfil man, was charged with Fail To Keep Watch under the Canada Shipping Act. All boaters are reminded that they must have a spotter on board while towing a person behind their vessel.

On Sunday, July 9, 2017, just before 6:00 p.m., officers stopped a vessel with 11 people on board. While all children had lifejackets, there were insufficient personal floatation devices for the adults.

A 33 year old Toronto man was charged under the Canada Shipping Act with a safety equipment violation. The vehicle was escorted to shore. Necessary equipment must include sufficient life jackets for every person on board.

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