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Media release. Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Blitz

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, May 10, 2017,South Simcoe Police along with our partners from the Ministry of Transportation and York Regional Police conducted a commercial motor vehicle safety blitz in Bradford. Officers sought out and stopped trucks in the Bradford area and brought them to the Bob Fallis Arena where certified inspectors examined the vehicles for defects.
35 vehicles were stopped and inspected. Problems identified included insufficient or improper brakes, steering/suspension problems, load security and weights - one vehicle was 5,000 kg overweight. 17 of the vehicles were taken off the road until repairs could be made, a 49% failure rate.

32 charges were laid and one driver was suspended for 3 days for having a blood alcohol concentration between 50 and 80 mgs.

Commercial vehicle safety is an important part of our road safety program. We encourage all drivers, not just commercial truckers, to make a pre-trip inspection daily, and make repairs immediately.

Media Release. Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Fail To Remain

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, just before 1:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a Bradford restaurant. A woman reported that her ex-husband had been drinking in the bar and harassing her. He took her cellphone and smashed it, leaving the scene. The man is currently on a bail that prohibits him from contacting her or consuming alcohol.

At 5:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police were notified that a man had fled the scene of a pick up truck rollover at Innisfil Beach Road and 20 Sideroad. When officers arrived, they realized the suspect was the same. A search of the area was conducted using the Canine Unit but the suspect was able to evade capture.

Later in the morning he was located at a home in Bradford, where he surrendered.

A 30 year old Bradford man has been held in custody for a bail hearing. He is facing charges of Breach of Undertaking, Mischief Under $5000 and Fail To Remain. He was not injured in the collision.



(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, around 10:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a Bradford residence. A youth's parents reported that he had damaged property inside the home and was out of control, having consumed alcohol during the day.

The 17 year old boy was arrested without incident and has been held in custody for a bail hearing on a charge of Mischief Under $5000. He will appear in Youth Court today.

Media Release. Friday, May 5, 2017

Weapons Dangerous

(Bradford, On) On Friday, May 5, 2017, just after 2:00 a.m., a 9-1-1 hangup call led officers to a Bradford home. When they arrived on scene, they spoke with a woman who reported that she had been in an argument with her husband who had since left. While officers were there, they located the man in a nearby backyard. As they approached him, the man threw an expandable baton into the bushes. He was arrested and officers located a pellet gun in his pocket during the arrest. A knife was also located hidden in his jacket.

A 30 year old Bradford man was held in custody for a bail hearing, charged with three counts of Possession of Weapons Dangerous to the Public Peace.

Criminal Harassment

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a Bradford woman called police to report a criminal harassment. The victim told officers that she has had a long standing dispute with the suspect. As a result of previous criminal charges and convictions, the suspect is required to stay away from the victim. On that day, the victim was working at a local restaurant when the suspect walked in. The suspect remained in the restaurant for about an hour, making no attempt to avoid the victim as she was bound to by law.

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, just before 8:00 p.m., the suspect was located and arrested. The 28 year old Bradford woman was held in custody for a bail hearing. She faces charges of Criminal Harassment, Fail To Comply- Undertaking and Breach Probation.

Media release. Monday, May 8, 2017.


(Innisfil, On) On Friday, May 5, 2017, just after the dinner hour, South Simcoe Police were called to a home in Cookstown. A homeowner had found a teenaged girl burning a large quantity of papers beside his home. He attempted to detain her but she ran off as Innisfil Fire arrived to extinguish the blaze. Officers searched the area and eventually located the suspect. She kicked the arresting officer several times during the arrest. A 15 year old Innisfil girl has been charged with Mischief and Assault Police. She was held in custody and will appear in Youth Court for a bail hearing.


Drive Disqualified

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, May 6, 2017, just after 9:00 a.m., a South Simcoe Police constable was operating a cruiser with an Automated Licence Plate Reader (ALPR). While on Canal Road, the ALPR alerted him to a suspended driver inquiry on a passing car.

When the officer stopped the car, he discovered that the driver was prohibited from driving due to a criminal court conviction.

A 30 year old Newmarket man was charged with Drive Disqualified. He was released to a future criminal court date. His car has been seized and will be held for 45 days.



(Bradford, ON) On Friday, May 5, 2017, South Simcoe Police received an assault complaint. A woman reported that her estranged brother has entered the trailer she was sleeping in at her parent's home during the night. He assaulted her by slapping and punching her.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the suspect was located and arrested. A 33 year old Innisfil man was charged with Assault. He was released to a future court date on conditions he avoid the victim.


Theft of Tools

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police have received two more reports of thefts of tools, including one person victimized for a second time. A Mason Drive resident reported a theft of tools from his vehicle on May 2. A Ondrey Street man reported that on Saturday night, May 6, his truck was entered and a quick cut saw removed from his truck. This is the second time in a week thieves have targeted his truck.

A neighbour spoke to a suspicious male on Ondrey Street around 2:30 a.m. He is described as white, 25 to 30 years old, 5"10 with a thin build with a partial goatee and moustache, wearing a black winter jacket with a fur hood.

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


Theft From Auto

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, May 5, 2017, a Jans Boulevard resident reported that thieves had enetered his car and stolen an iPod in a black leather case. No suspect information was available to officers.

Residents are reminded that locking your car is only the first defense against thieves. Removing valuable items stops bandits from stealing your things, regardless of whether your car is locked or unlocked. Get an alarm installed and keep an eye on your neighbourhood.

Media Release. Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Warrant Arrest From False 9-1-1 Call

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, just before noon, South Simcoe Police received a 9-1-1 hang up call from an Innisfil residence. When dispatchers called back, they spoke with a woman who told them she had accidentally called on her cell phone.
An officer was sent to the address to check that everything was in order at the home. When the officer spoke to the woman, he discovered she was wanted by the Ontario Provincial Police. The 36 year old Innisfil woman was arrested and turned over to the O.P.P. for court.

9-1-1 hang ups and misdials waste valuable resources. Each time we receive a 9-1-1 call, we must ensure the safety of everyone at the location. While you may not be arrested like this woman, an officer will ensure your safety. Please dial carefully. If you do call 9-1-1 by mistake, please remain on the line and explain the situation to the calltaker.

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