Category: Media Releases
(Innisfil, ON) Four youths are facing charges after a swarming type of assault. On Sunday, June 4, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., a witness called 9-1-1 after seeing a group of youths assaulting another near the Innisfil Library. The victim, who suffered only minor injuries, was able to identify the youths.
They were all located in various nearby locations and arrested.
A 16 year old and a 14 year old, both from Innisfil, were charged with Assault and Disguise with Intent. Two other youths were charged with Assault.
All have been given a future court date and released on strict curfews and non-contact orders.
Theft From Autos
(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service are once again reminding residents to ensure their vehicles are locked and all valuables removed. On Thursday, June 1, 2017, officers received reports of a series of thefts from vehicles overnight on Prince Drive in Bradford. On Friday, June 2, 2017, reports came in from Longview Drive, Breeze Drive and Noble Drive. Investigators hope to have still images from surveillance footage available soon.
The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to remove valuables and lock your call. Call police immediately if you see suspicious activity in your neighbourhood.
Theft of Auto
(Bradford, ON) On Friday, June 2, 2017, officers from the South Simcoe Police Service were told of two recently stolen motor vehicles. A Kulpin Avenue man told officers that he had been bringing groceries in from his car and mistakenly left the keys in the vehicle on Thursday night. A 1999 Toyota Tercel, licence plate BTWH277 was taken sometime overnight.
Another Bradford man had parked his work van in a Miller Park Avenue church parking lot on Tuesday, May 30. When he returned on Friday, his vehicle had been stolen. The white 2006 Ford van has licence AM68442.
Anyone with information on these thefts is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
(Innisfil, On) On Saturday, June 3, 2017, just after 3:00 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service constable stopped a car in Alcona. When he approached the car, he smelled marihuana. The rear seat passenger admitted to having a quantity of the drug and was arrested. During a search, suspected cocaine was also seized.
A 16 year old Innisfil youth was held in custody for a bail hearing charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Cocaine.
WARN Range Suspensions
(Bradford, On) On Friday, June 2, 2017, a South Simcoe Police Service constable stopped to speak to a motorist who was stopped at the side of the road on Simcoe Road. As he spoke to the man, he noticed the odour of alcohol on his breath. A roadside screening device test was conducted, resulting in a WARN. The 42 year old Toronto man had his licence suspended for three days.
On Saturday afternoon, a South Simcoe Police Service sergeant stopped a man on an e-bike, after seeing him disobey several stop signs. A can of beer was seized from the bike rider, and a roadside screening device test was conducted. A result of WARN meant that the man's driver's licence was suspended for three days.
E-bike riders are reminded that they are considered a vehicle under the Criminal Code of Canada and operators must be sober at all times.
Category: Media Releases
Possession Of A Controlled Substance
(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, May 28, around 11:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service were called to a local business parking lot in Bradford for an unconscious, possibly deceased male. When the officer arrived, he located the male behind a tractor truck's trailer unconscious but breathing. The officer was able to wake the male who was confused about where he was and where he had come from. While speaking to the male, the officer detected a strong odour of alcohol on his breath and a plastic bag clutched in his hand containing marihuana. The male was placed under arrest and taken to the station for further testing. A 47 year old man from Beaverton has been charged with 2 Counts of Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Intoxicated In A Public Place. He will appear in Bradford criminal court in July 2017.
Warn Range Suspension
(Bradford, ON) On Friday, May 26, 2017, just after 1:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police officer on general patrol observed a vehicle travelling well under the speed limit on Holland Street West. While the officer continued to follow this vehicle, it quickly made lane changes without signalling then pulled into a local business's parking lot hitting the curb. Police stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, she noted an odour of alcohol coming from the driver's breath. A roadside screening device was conducted registering a CAUTION. The 65 year old male from Bradford driver's licence was suspended for 3 days.
(Bradford, ON) On Friday, May 26, 2017, South Simcoe Police Service was conducting R.I.D.E. near the intersections of Line 6 and Brownlee Drive in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury when an officer noticed a grey van approaching, slow down and turn quickly into a driveway. The officer attended the location of this vehicle and spoke to the driver noticing no signs of alcohol detected on his breath. The officer did note an expired validation tag from December 2013 on the rear licence plate of the van. The male driver openly admitted to having no licence or insurance. The officer continued his investigation to find that the driver was currently under a province wide driving suspension for unpaid fines since August 2003. As a result the 55 year old man from Richmond Hill was charged with and number of Highway Traffic Act violations including Driving While Under Suspension and Drive With No Insurance.