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Media Release. Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Theft From Auto Arrest

(Bradford, ON) During the last two weeks, a number of thefts from unattended vehicles in Bradford have been reported to South Simcoe Police. Investigators were able to obtain surveillance footage which was shared with the public on social media.

Through investigation, officers were able to identity a suspect. On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, an 18 year old Bradford man was arrested and charged with 6 counts of Theft Under $5000, 6 counts of Possession of Property Obtained By Crime and one count of Use Stolen Credit Card. He was released on strict curfew and will appear in court in July. More charges may be laid in the next few weeks.

 

WARN Range Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, just before midnight, a South Simcoe Police Service constable was patrolling Bradford when his attention was drawn to a vehicle driving in a parking lot. A check of the licence plate revealed some inconsistencies. He stopped the car as it pulled off Holland Street West. As he spoke to the driver, he noted the smell of alcohol. A roadside screening device test was conducted, resulting in a WARN. As a result, the 22 year old Markham man had his driver's licence suspended for three days. A number of Highway Traffic Act charges were also laid, including Operate Without Insurance.

 

Drive Over 80 mgs

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, just after midnight, officers from the South Simcoe Police Service set up a R.I.D.E. spot check  in Stroud. The first car stopped by the officers had a driver who had the smell of alcohol on his breath. A roadside screening device test was initiated, resulting in a FAIL. After further testing at the station, a 55 year old Innsifil man has been charged with Drive Over 80 mgs. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and he will appear in court later this month.

The South Simcoe Police Service operate R.I.D.E. spot checks year round in an effort to make our roads the safest in Canada.

Media Release. Monday, June 5, 2017.

Swarming Assault

(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.

 

Drug Arrest

(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.

Media Release - Monday, May 29, 2017

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.  

R.I.D.E. 

(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.   

Arrest Made Folllowing Indecent Acts

 

(Bradford, ON) Between May 2016 and March 2017, South Simcoe Police Service received three separate complaints of a male suspect committing an Indecent Act by masturbating outside homes in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.   

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Forensic Identification Unit, Community Mobilization and Engagement Unit and Uniform patrol worked diligently since the first incident occurred and were able to identify a person of interest in the case. Through investigation, a 37 year old Bradford West Gwillimbury man was arrested on June 2nd, 2017.  

The man is facing several charges including three counts of Indecent Act, three counts of Voyeurism, three counts of Criminal Harassment, Trespass by Night and Mischief. The man has been held in custody and will be appearing for a Bail Hearing on June 5th.   

South Simcoe Police are now working with other police agencies to see if the man may be responsible for similar occurrences in their jurisdiction. 

Police are encouraging anyone with information in these cases, or who may have been the victim of a similar occurrence, to please contact Sergeant Brad Reynolds at (905) 775-3311 extension # 1054 or Crime Stoppers. 

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Media Release. Monday, February 27, 2017

Shoplifting  

(Innisfil, ON) Over the weekend South Simcoe Police were called to Tanger Outlet Mall for reports of shoplifting.  On Saturday, February 25, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., 3 males entered the Ralph Lauren Polo store communicating with each other thru ear pieces, distracting staff members and then removing 44 items worth over $1 700.00  concealing them in shopping bags.  The store's loss prevention were contacted and police were made aware that a similar report was made to York Regional Police from a mall in Vaughan.  Through investigation, York Regional Police were able to arrest one of the males responsible for the Theft and recover some stolen goods.  

On Sunday February 26, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called back to the Tanger Outlet Mall for a report of theft of sunglasses.  A man and a women entered the Sunglass Hut separately, both trying on several pairs of sunglasses.  The store employee did witness the man place a pair inside his jacket pocket.  Shortly after the couple left the store together, the store employee noticed at least two more items were taken without paying.  The total loss is estimated at $900 - $1200. 

Suspect #1: male, black, approximately 30 years of age, 6 foot tall, clean shaven, black short hair, wearing a grey toque, black leather coat with dark blue jeans and black shoes. 

Suspect #2: female, White, wavy blond hair, wearing a black toque, a long black winter coat, black and white striped leggings and winter boots.  She was carrying an Adidas bag and a large black purse. 

Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  

Theft Of Tools 

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, February 24, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a house in Bradford for a theft of work tools.  The vehicle was parked in the driveway on Imperial Crescent in the Town of Bradford West Gwillumbury, when someone entered the unlocked truck sometime between 11:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23 and 3:00 p.m Friday, February 24, 2017 and removed a drill.  

Also on Friday, February 24, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a home on Hurd Street in Bradford West Gwillumbury for a report of tools taken from a backyard shed.  A Compound Miter Saw and a Compact Table Saw were taken in that theft.  According to police, they have the owner's initials engraved on them.   

Police are reminding people to help keep your valuables safe, Lock It or Lose It. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

 

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