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Media Release. Friday, September 15, 2017.

Domestic Assault

(Bradford, ON) On August 21, 2017, a man assaulted his ex-girlfriend outside a Bradford bar. When passersby intervened, the suspect pulled a knife to keep them at bay. He then assaulted the victim a second time before she was able to escape. By the time police arrived, all people involved had scattered. The victim reported the event to police at a later date.

On September 14, 2017, the suspect was arrested by members of the Community Mobilization and Engagement Unit and held for a bail hearing. The 30 year old Bradford man has been charged with 2 counts of Assault, Weapons Dangerous, Carry Concealed Weapon, 3 counts of Fail To Comply Recognizance and Breach Probation.

 

Possession of Cocaine

(Innisfil, ON) On Thursday, September 14, 2017, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a gas station in Alcona, after a citizen saw a man bleeding in the parking lot. When officers arrived, they saw a man with a superficial accidental injury in a car with a woman.

While speaking with the woman, they found she was under a court order to abstain from drugs. The officer noted signs of drug use and she was arrested for Breach of Recognizance. A quantity of cocaine was also seized.

A 29 year old woman of no fixed address was held for a bail hearing, charged with Possession of Cocaine and Fail To Comply- Recognizance.

Media Release. Thursday, September 14, 2017

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, September 14, 2017, just after midnight, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to the intersection of Maplegrove Avenue and Luxury Avenue for a report of a car parked in the middle of the road.

Officers found a car blocking the road with its hazard lights on and the driver asleep at the wheel. Knocking and shouting did not rouse the man so officers broke a window to gain access. They were immediately met with a strong odour of alcohol. The man was awoken and arrested for Impaired Driving.

He was taken to the station for testing. A 29 year old Beeton man was held overnight. He was released to a court date later this month, charged with Impaired Driving and Fail To Provide Sample. His driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded.

 

Radar Detector Seized

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, a South Simcoe Police Service Traffic officer was patrolling Professor Day Drive in Bradford. His Radar Detector Detector alerted him to a passing vehicle. The officer stopped the car and saw a radar detector on the dash.

A 29 year old man from Springwater was charged with Possession of A Radar Warning Device.

Drivers are reminded that radar detectors are illegal in Ontario. Merely possessing one is an offence, it does not need to be operating for the offence to be committed.

Media Release. Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, around 5:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were patrolling a neighbourhood park in Bradford, after numerous citizen complaints. As they pulled in, they observed a vehicle driving in the parking lot. While speaking with the three occupants of the vehicle, an officer noted the smell of alcohol on the driver's breath.

After a roadside screening device test resulted in a FAIL, the driver was taken to the station for further testing.

During a search, a quantity of small denomination bills were located on the suspect, and a quantity of cocaine was found in the vehicle.

A 20 year old Bradford man was held for a bail hearing charged with Impaired Driving, Drive Over 80 mgs, Possession of Cocaine and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking-Cocaine.

His driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded.

 

Mischief

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are investigating, after a graffiti incident at a Bradford school. On Monday, September 11, 2017, officers were called to St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Elementary School after graffiti was found. Over the weekend, black spray paint was used to paint obscenities on a wall and the playground pavement.

Anyone with information on this vandalism is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311 extension 1464 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Release. Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Break And Enters


(Bradford, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service are investigating after five daytime break-ins in Bradford on Tuesday.
At 10:30 a.m., a woman confronted a suspect inside her parents' home on Compton Crescent. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s, 6 feet tall, with tanned skin, a black baseball cap, unshaven, wearing a blue long sleeved shirt and grey jeans. Nothing was taken and officers found the man cut a basement window screen to gain entry.


Another home on Huron Lane was entered at 11:15 a.m.  Some jewelry was taken from that house.


Homeowners on Richardson Crescent, Turner Court and Mason Avenue also reported break ins that happened during the day. In each case, jewelry was the target. Entry was gained by prying ground floor windows or doors.


Homeowners are asked to protect their property by making sure all accessible windows and doors are locked before leaving. Set an alarm, if you have one. Watch your neighbourhood, and report suspicious activity. Often, thieves will ring doorbells to make sure no one is home before breaking in.


Check video surveillance cameras if you live in these neighbourhoods, and call the South Simcoe Police Service if you spot any suspicious activity.


Anyone with information on this suspect or these crimes is asked to call the South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Release. Monday, September 11, 2017.

Impaired Boating

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, September 10, 2017, around 11:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit officers were contacted about a possible impaired boater. A vessel was found adrift in Lake Simcoe, about 250 meters north of Kon Tiki Marine. As officers approached alongside, they could see that the keys were in the ignition. The vessel appeared abandoned. The sole occupant of the boat appeared from the cabin and spoke to the officers. He was arrested for Impaired Operation of a Vessel. With the assistance of York Regional Police Marine, the man was removed from his vessel and taken for testing.

A 45 year old Thornhill man was charged with Impaired Operation of a Vessel. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days. He will appear in court later this month.

Boaters are reminded that Impaired Boating carries the same penalties as Impaired Driving. Boat Smart, Boat Sober.

 

Domestic Assault

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, September 9, 2017, just after noon, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a Belle Ewart home for a  report of a man armed with a rifle. Officers attended and spoke to the man and his wife. The gun was located, locked up, but officers learned that the man had threatened his wife with a knife during a previous dispute.

A 31 year old Innisfil man was taken into custody and held for a bail hearing, charged with Assault with a Weapon and Weapons Dangerous.

 

Theft Under $5000

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, September 10, 2017, South Simcoe Police Service officers investigated an internal theft at the Bradford Wal-Mart store. A man was purchasing items with the assistance of an employee, and not paying for every item removed from the store. A 41 year old man was charged with Theft Under $5000 and Possession of Stolen Property. He will appear in court in October.

 

Theft Under $5000

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, September 9, 2017, South Simcoe Police service officers attended the Sobey's store in Bradford for a theft. Using video surveillance, officers were able to identify a suspect seen removing product from the store without taking it through the cashier.

A 42 year old Bradford woman will appear in court in October, charged with Possession of Stolen Property.

 

Mischief

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, September 10, 2017, around 1:45 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were at a Bradford home on another call, when they were approached by a resident. He informed officers that he had just seen a man leave a nearby residence who was on a court order to stay away.

Officer located the suspect in a nearby taxi and found that he had also been consuming alcohol against his conditions. Damage was also located at the original address. A 24 year old Bradford man was held in custody for a Bail Hearing, charged with Mischief Under $5000, Fail To Comply-Undertaking and 2 counts of Breach Probation.

 

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, September 9, 2017, around 4:45 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service Traffic Unit officer was conducting radar on 20 Sideroad in Innisfil. He stopped a speeding car and spoke with the driver. The officer noted the smell of alcohol on the man's breath and a Roadside Screening Device Test was conducted, resulting in a FAIL.

After further testing at the station, a 50 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded. He will appear in court later this month.

 

Drive Under Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, September 8, 2017, a South Simcoe Police Service constable was patrolling Bradford, when he saw a man driving whom he recognized for a previous interaction. When he ran a check on the man, he discovered that the suspect's driver's licence was under suspension.

The officer located the 31 year old Innisfil man nearby, and charged him with Drive Under Suspension.

The vehicle was seized for 7 days. The owner of the vehicle, the suspect's father, was charged with Allowing an Unlicenced Driver to Operate a Motor Vehicle.

 

Missing Elderly Woman Located

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, September 10, 2017, around 10:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were notified that a 78 year old woman was missing from her daughter's home. The woman suffers from dementia, so officers immediately conducted a search of the area. Just before noon, the woman was located in good health and returned to her daughter's care.

The South Simcoe Police Service maintains a Registry for Vulnerable Persons. If you have a family member who may wander, has cognitive difficulties or may need assistance when interacting publicly, you can register them with us. The information provided will give officers help to identify, locate and assist your loved one in times of crisis.

For more information, see our website at www.southsimcoepolice.on.ca

 

Theft of Razors

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, September 8, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., a man walked into the Shoppers Drug Mart on Holland Street West in Bradford. He selected 46 packages of razor blades and left the store without purchasing them. A photo of the suspect was obtained by surveillance cameras. Investigators are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the suspect.

Tips may be called in at 905-775-3311 extension 1490 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Theft Of Boat and Trailer

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, September 9, 2017, an Innisfil man called South Simcoe Police Service to report the theft of a boat and trailer from his Leonard Street home.

The vessel was taken sometime on September 4.

The 2005 Chapperal 180SSI bow rider bears registration number ON128141. The trailer is grey with Ontario licence plate F2743W.

Anyone with information is urged to call South Simcoe Police Service at 705-436-2141 extension 1446 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tipsters may remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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