- Category: Media Releases
(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, around the dinner hour, South Simcoe Police were called to an Alcona home for reports of damage. An investigation revealed that a woman had broken a window at the home prior to moving out. The suspect was contacted and turned herself in. A 34 year old Newmarket woman will appear in court in September, charged with Domestic Mischief.
Theft Under $5000
(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, South Simcoe Police officers in Bradford were called to a Britannia Street home. A woman reported that a 1.2 m tall decorative lighthouse had been taken from her front lawn overnight. The item is of sentimental value, as it was hand made by her husband. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Theft From Auto
(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, a Bradford resident called South Simcoe Police. He told officers that he left his car unlocked overnight in his Queen Street driveway, and came out in the morning to find his golf clubs, golf shoes, and Magellan GPS had been stolen from the car. The Ben Hogan clubs with a Cobra driver are in a Calloway golf bag. The shoes are size 10 Nike. Anyone with information on this theft is urged to contact South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
(Innisfil, ON) Another local resident has become the victim of internet fraud. On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, an elderly woman came to the North Division to report that she had been scammed online. She told the investigator that she had begun an online relationship with a man through a popular dating website. He gained her trust, then had her send money to him through Western Union. After she sent the cash, the suspect told the victim that immigration authorities needed more money to pay off corrupt officials so he could leave Africa and visit her in Canada. She then received a phone call from a second man, claiming to be a friend of the suspect. He said he was instructed to give her money, which arrived in the form of a cheque, drawn on a Georgetown business. She put the cheque in her account, and a third suspect called her to instruct her to transfer the money to a Japanese bank. It was at this point that the victim realized she'd been scammed and contacted police. To date, the victim is out almost $6000.
Internet fraudsters prey on the elderly and vulnerable. Never send money to anyone you have never met. Wire transfers, corrupt officials, and large cheques, usually for more than you are owed, are clues that you are being scammed. Educate yourself about fraud, go to the Canadian AntiFraud Centre's website for more information.
(Innisfil, ON) A man came to South Simcoe Police to report his Jeep stolen. A silver 2005 Jeep Cherokee, with several chrome upgrades, was stolen sometime overnight on Monday, August 10. It had been parked near Emily Street in Belle Ewart. The vehicle has a licence plate of 50FS12. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.