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Media Release. Friday, May 19, 2017.

Assault

(Innisfil, ON) On Thursday, May 18, 2017, officers from the South Simcoe Police Service were called to an Alcona address after a fight at a local high school. Officers discovered that two youths were fighting when a third jumped into the fray, assaulting one of the fighting youths and taking his phone. A 16 year old Innisfil boy has been released to a future court date and must avoid the victim. He is charged with Assault and Theft Under $5000.

Theft Arrests

(Bradford, ON) Detectives from the South Simcoe Police Service Street Crime Unit, along with Criminal Investigation Bureau officers have spent the last month on a theft investigation. Officers were looking into a series of tool thefts and the pawning of stolen property and developed a case against three suspects. On Friday May 5, 2017, one of the suspects was arrested and charged. On Thursday, May 18, the remaining two suspects were located and arrested by members of the Community Mobilization and Engagement Unit. All 3 men were released on strict curfews and will appear in court in June.

A 31 year old Bradford man is charged with 4 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 4 counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property.

A 54 year old Bradford man is charged with 5 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 5 counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property.

A 24 year old Bradford man is charged with 4 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 4 counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property.

Media Release. Thursday, May 18, 2017.

UPDATE-Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, just before 1:20 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers, along with Simcoe County Paramedics and Innisfil Fire, were called to a motorcycle/car collision on 10 Sideroad just north of the 3rd Line of Innisfil.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 61 year old Bradford man was taken to a local hospital, then transferred to a Toronto Trauma Centre where he remains with critical, life threatening injuries.

The car driver, a 76 year old woman from Cookstown, was not injured.

The investigation is continuing; charges against the car driver are expected.

The South Simcoe Police Service reminds drivers that motorcycles have reappeared on our roads along with the warmer weather. Please look twice before pulling into traffic or making a turn.

 

Careless Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 2:45 p.m., officers from the South Simcoe Police Service responded to a two car collision on Jans Boulevard in Alcona. A vehicle was stopped waiting to turn into a driveway when it was struck from behind by another car. The driver of the stopped car was treated at hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the second car, a 17 year old Innisfil boy, was charged with Careless Driving.

 

Warrant Arrest

(Innisfil, ON) In February, a 49 year old Barrie man failed to appear in Bradford court on fraud charges. A Bench Warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the man was located and arrested by Barrie Police. He was transferred to the custody of the South Simcoe Police Service and held for a bail hearing. He faces an additional charge of Fail To Appear.

Media Release. Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Impaired By Drug

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, May 15, 2017, South Simcoe Police were responding to a call of an argument in Bradford. The suspect was described as driving a GMC truck, which an officer spotted on Magani Avenue. He spoke to the driver and recognized him as being wanted on a warrant. The man was arrested and during the arrest the officer noted several indications of impairment. He also located a quantity of suspected heroin in the man's pocket. A 40 year old Bradford man was held in custody for a bail hearing on charges of Refuse Drug Evaluation, Possession of Heroin and 2 counts of Breach of Recognizance. He was also charged with Drive Under Suspension.

 

Mischief Under $5000

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, May 15, 2017 just before 6:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police attended an Innisfil home for a report of damage. Responding officers spoke to a man who reported that he and his teenaged son had argued. His son had damaged numerous items and walls inside the home. A 16 year old youth has been held in custody for a bail hearing charged with Mischief Under $5000. He will appear in Youth Court today.

 

Unlawfully In A Dwelling

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, May 15, 2017, around 9:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police were called to an Innisfil home, after a man found a squatter living in his boathouse. The man left before officers arrived but he was quickly located and arrested. Investigation revealed that the man has been living unnoticed in the boathouse for several months. A 32 year old man of no fixed address has been held in custody for a bail hearing charged with Unlawfully in a Dwelling.

 

Robbery Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, May 12, 2017, two youths were robbed on Simcoe Road in Bradford. On Saturday, May 13, 2017, just after 11:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police constable located a suspect and identified him as being involved. A 16 year old boy has been charged with Robbery. He was released to a future court date. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.

 

Theft of Gas

(Bradford, ON) On the morning of Saturday, May 13, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a Bradford gas station for a report of theft of gas. Through investigation and the use of surveillance video, the officer was able to identify the vehicle and the driver. The same suspect is responsible for two other thefts of gas at this location over the last two weeks.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, the suspect, a 17 year old Bradford boy, was located and charged with three counts of Theft Under $5000.

He will appear in court at a later date.

 

Theft From Auto Arrest

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, May 13, 2017, just after midnight, South Simcoe Police were notified of a suspect entering cars in the Hill Street/ Inniswood St. neighbourhood. While investigating, the officer was approached by several citizens who had seen the suspect during the thefts. As they were taking to the officer, the suspect walked by and was pointed out.

He was arrested and investigated. A 17 year old Innisfil youth was charged with Theft Under $5000, Break and Enter and Possession of Stolen Property. The youth will appear in court at a later date. The investigation is continuing and more charges may be laid.

This is a fine example of community engagement where the citizens of the neighbourhood become the eyes and ears of the police. The South Simcoe Police applaud the actions of these citizens in looking out for their fellow neighbours.

Suspended Driver

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, May 13, 2017 around 8:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called by a concerned citizen who reported a possibly impaired driver at the LCBO in Alcona. A responding officer stopped the suspect vehicle and spoke with the driver. No signs of impairment were noted but the man's driver's licence was under suspension. A 44 year old Innisfil man has been charged with Drive Under Suspension. He will appear in court at a later date.

 

Stolen Bike

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, May 12, 2017, a bicycle was stolen from Lakeside Retirement Centre on Innisfil Beach Road. The bike is described as an orange "Gary Fisher Mamba" mountain bike with black accents. It has Hutchison Chameleon tires with green lettering. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Release. Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Break & Enter 

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, around 6:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a Bradford home on Aishford Road, after the homeowner discovered a burglary. Sometime during the day, a suspect kicked in the front door of the home, then ransacked the master bedroom. 

Anyone in the area with surveillance cameras are asked to review their footage for May 16 for any evidence of prowlers. 

As always, we encourage those with information to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

 

Theft Of Trailer 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police are reviewing surveillance tapes after a theft of a camping trailer overnight on Monday. On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, employees at Campmart, located at Innisfil Beach Road next to Highway 400, noticed that a trailer had been taken overnight. Video shows that a 41 foot Heartland trailer was taken at 6:12 a.m. by three suspects in a Ford F350 dually pickup, black or dark green in colour, with trailer mirrors and orange clearance lights on the roof. The truck also has silver rails on the truck bed and aluminum rims. The vehicles were last seen westbound on Innisfil Beach Road. The suspects are described as: 

1-Driver: Male, medium build, red hoody and red pants 

2-Male, short, wearing a red hoody and jean shorts 

3-Male, medium build, wearing a red hoody and jeans. 

Investigators are keen to speak with the occupants of a white van that was also seen on the surveillance at the same time. 

The neighbouring Tim Hortons is busy during this time and officers are hoping a customer may have information about the suspects or their vehicle. 

 

Theft From Auto 

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to an Innisfil address for a theft of a car stereo. A resident of Hunter Street reported that sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m., someone cut open the canvas roof of his 2011 Smart car and pulled the stereo and navigation system from the dash. 

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

Media Release. Friday, May 12, 2017.

Robbery

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, May 12, 2017, just after midnight, two teens were walking in downtown Bradford. As they were on Simcoe Road, just south of Holland Street, they were accosted by three male suspects. In front of 112 Simcoe Road, one of the suspects threatened them and demanded they hand over their belongings. As the suspects began going through their pockets, a witness pulled up in a silver Ford. When the victims asked for help, the first suspect threatened the driver of the car and he drove away. The suspects took cigarettes and cologne from one of the boy's backpacks and the three fled west along Luxury Avenue.

Suspect 1: Male, white, 40 years of age, thin and short, wearing a baggy grey sweater and black track pants

Suspect 2: Male, white, 20 years old, 6'2, heavy build, long brown hair, black hat

Suspect 3: Male, white, late teens, 6 feet tall, heavy build, dirty white striped shirt

 

South Simcoe Police are seeking the witness in the silver car. Anyone else with information or surveillance video of the area is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

CRA Scam

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, May 11, 2017, a Bradford woman reported a internet fraud. She told officers that she received an e-mail, purportedly from Canada Revenue Agency, that she was eligible for a refund. When she clicked on the link in the e-mail, she was taken to a site where she entered her personal information. She called the CRA afterwards and found out it was a scam. While she is not out any money, she has been exposed to a possible identity fraud and must monitor her creidt.

The CRA and other government agencies will not contact you via e-mail. Be suspicious of any correspondence that contains a link. Do not give out personal information to anyone you do not know.

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