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Media Release. Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Further Appeal For Witnesses in Death Investigation In Bradford

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police are repeating an appeal for witnesses as they assist the Coroner's Office in a death investigation in Bradford.

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 7:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a construction site off Miller Park Avenue in Bradford after construction workers discovered a deceased male. Officers arrived to find the body of a 17 year old  youth beside an overturned forklift.

Foul play is not suspected at this time, but investigators are requesting anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the area of Miller Park Avenue, west of Melbourne Drive on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 overnight to Wednesday, March 15, 2017, to come forward.

Witnesses are asked to call Detective Constable Giordano at 905-775-3311 extension 1043 or e-mail their contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Release. Monday, April 3, 2017.

WARN Range Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, March 31, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Traffic & Marine constable was patrolling Bradford when he saw a driver disobey a stop sign. When he spoke to the driver, the officer noted the smell of alcohol on the driver's breath. A roadside screening device test was administered and the result was a WARN. The 26 year old Bradford man had his licence suspended for three days. He was also charged with Disobey Stop Sign, Drive No Licence and Fail To Surrender Insurance.

 

Breach Recognizance (Bradford, ON) On Saturday, April 1, 2017, around 11:30 a.m., a patrolling South Simcoe Police constable saw a man and woman walking together on Professor Day Drive. The officer knew that the man had been arrested for assaulting the woman earlier in the week and that the man was on release conditions to avoid the victim. A 24 year old man from Everett was arrested and charged with Breach Recognizance. He was later released from custody with a new court date and updated conditions.

 

Drive Under Suspension (Bradford, ON) On Sunday, April 2, 2017, around 9:45 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Traffic & Marine constable was patrolling Bradford when he saw a driver disobey a stop sign. When he stopped and investigated, he discovered that the 20 year old Bradford woman had been suspended since December. She was charged with Drive Under Suspension, Disobey Stop Sign, Operate Without Insurance and Possess Revoked Licence. Her car was impounded for 7 days and she was given a May court date.

Media Release. Thursday, March 30, 2017.

 UPDATE- Arrest Made In Stabbing Investigation

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, March 27, 2017, at 10:42 p.m., South Simcoe Police responded to the area of Holland Street West and Simcoe Road for the report of a stabbing. Officers learned that the victim, a 26 year old Bradford man, exited a restaurant at the corner when he was confronted by the suspect. It is believed that they have an ongoing disagreement. A fight ensued during which the victim was stabbed in the chest. Both  the victim and the suspect left the scene before police arrived. The victim was later located at his residence. He was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Surveillance footage gathered from the area  produced a still photo of the suspect. After the photo was broadcast on social media, the identity of the suspect was confirmed. He was contacted and surrendered himself on Wednesday, March 29.

A 24 year old Newmarket man has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault With A Weapon, Weapons Dangerous, Carry Concealed Weapon and Disobey Court Order. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

South Simcoe Police acknowledge the assistance of the public in the identification and arrest of this subject.

 

Fraud Warning

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, a man reported a fraud to South Simcoe Police. He had advertised a computer for sale on the buy and sell website, Kijiji. He received a response and the prospective buyer sent him a bank draft for $2800, with instructions that the excess money obtained from cashing the draft was to be given to the man picking up the computer. The victim attended the bank where he was informed that the draft was a forgery. The victim did not suffer a loss.

This fraud, known as the Overpayment Scam, attempts the lure the victim into cashing fraudulent or stolen cheques or money orders. Once the victim has returned the overpayment, the bank will call with information that the cheque has bounced, and the victim is out the cash. When selling items on-line, never accept an overpayment for any transaction. We recommend face to face selling, with exact change in cash as the only means of payment.

Media Release. Friday, March 31, 2017.

Road Safety Message: Move Over For Emergency Vehicles

With another busy spring and summer approaching, Ontario drivers are reminded to clear the way for emergency vehicles by slowing down and moving over.

Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act, since 2009, has required that drivers slow down and proceed with caution when approaching a stopped police car, fire vehicle or ambulance with emergency lights flashing. Since 2015, this has also included tow trucks. Drivers must slow down and move left with caution. If the highway has two or more lanes, drivers must slow down and also move over into another lane, if it is safe to do so. If approached from behind by an emergency services vehicle with its lights flashing, motorists must pull to the right and stop to allow the emergency vehicle to pass safely.

Please remember the Move Over Law and keep emergency services personnel and our partners in the towing industry safe on our highways.

Quick Facts 

First Offence - $400 plus 3 demerit points upon conviction

Second Offence (within 5 years) - $1,000 to $4,000, possible jail time up to 6 months and possible suspension of driver’s licence for up to 2 years.

Hit and Run Collision Witness Sought

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police are seeking a witness to a  fail to remain collision.

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, around 8:45 p.m., at the intersection of 10 Sideroad and the 9th Line of Innisfil, a car and a garbage truck were involved in a collision. The two drivers argued and the car driver left the scene of the collision. Through the use of the cruiser equipped with the Automated Licence Plate Reader and some good investigative work, the vehicle was identified and the driver arrested at his home. A 21 year old Barrie man now faces charges of Impaired Driving, Drive Over 80 mgs, Fail To Remain, Dangerous Driving and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The accused man will appear in court in April.

Officers are looking to speak with the driver of a 5 tonne box truck with the word "Simcoe" on the side who may have been a witness to the collision.

Witnesses are asked to call Sergeant David Phillips at 705-436-2141 ext 1458 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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