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Media Release. Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Robbery 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Monday, April 17, 2017, around 4:20 p.m., South Simcoe Police responded to a fight call at a restaurant in the Tanger Outlet mall. Officers learned that two men approached a victim outside the restaurant. One of them brandished a knife and demanded the victim hand over his belt. The victim ran into the restaurant to escape his assailant and was kicked by the suspect who was still holding the knife. The suspects fled and were apprehended by officers a short distance away. The victim was not injured. 

An 18 year old Innisfil man is charged with Robbery, Assault With a Weapon, Weapons Dangerous, Assault and Fail to Comply-Recognizance. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

A second 18 year old Innisfil man is charged with Robbery. He was released with conditions to avoid the victim. He will appear in court in May. 

 

Drive Disqualified 

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, April 16, 2017, around 8:50 a.m., a South Simcoe Police sergeant was patrolling Holland Street East in Bradford when he stopped a car. While speaking with the driver he noted the smell of alcohol. A roadside screening device test was given, resulting in a WARN. The driver's licence was suspended for 3 days. Further investigation reveled that the 43 year old Newmarket woman was prohibited from driving because of an impaired driving conviction. She was charged with Drive Disqualified. Her vehicle was impounded for 45 days. She will appear in court in May. 

 

Refuse Roadside Test 

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, April 14, 2017, just after 11:00 p.m., a concerned citizen called police to report an impaired driver. Responding officers stopped the suspect as he arrived at his home. The 43 year old Innisfil man refused to supply a sample of his breath for a roadside screening device test. 

He was charged with Refuse Roadside Test. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded, the man will appear in court in May. 

Drivers are reminded that refusing a roadside screening device charge carries the same penalties as an impaired driving charge. If convicted, you face a fine or imprisonment and your driver's licence will be suspended for a minimum of one year. 

 

Thefts From Autos 

(Bradford, ON) Over the weekend, South Simcoe Police received several complaints of theft from vehicles. In each case, the vehicles were either unlocked or property was not secured. Thefts occurred on Highland Terrace, Arthur Evans Court In Bradford and on Meadowland Street and Bardeau Street in Innisfil. Citizens are reminded to lock their vehicles or remove valuables each and every time. 

Anyone with information on thefts like these are asked to call South Simcoe Police or send us an anonymous tip through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

 

Romance Fraud 

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, April 13, 2017, a woman approached South Simcoe Police to report a  fraud. The woman told officers that she had met a man on-line through the dating site "Christian Mingle". They corresponded by email and even over the telephone. He promised to come to Canada to visit her, but on the way ran into financial trouble. The victim was persuaded to send a bank transfer for $10,000. After about a week, the suspect requested additional funds which the victim sent. Soon thereafter, she had misgivings and attended the bank to stop the transfer. After speaking with bank representatives, the victim came to the conclusion that she had been duped. 

Never send money to someone you've never met, even if you think they are sincere. Every year hundreds of Canadians are victimized by the Romance Scam. For more information go to www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

Media Release. Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Child Left Unattended

(Bradford) On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, around 8:20 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to Breeze Drive in Bradford after two boys playing hockey outside found a lost child wandering the street without a coat. The boys took the 5 year old girl home and found no answer at her house. The boys' mother came outside and gave the shivering child a jacket. Shortly thereafter, the family of the girl arrived home and police were called. Officers determined that the girl had been left unattended for 35 minutes while her uncle slept upstairs.

A 40 year old Bradford man was charged under the Child and Family Services Act with Leaving A Child Unattended. The child did not require medical attention.

South Simcoe Police applaud the actions of the boys and their mother in this case. Parents are reminded that small children must be left in the care of a responsible person at all times.

 

Fraud Warning

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, an Innisfil resident spoke to a South Simcoe Police officer about a fraud. She had received an email from an unknown address about a government grant. She willingly supplied her driver's licence information to apply for the grant but grew suspicious when she was told she would have to pay cash in order to receive the grant.

The victim was not defrauded of any money and did not give any banking information.

Scammers will attempt to get your personal information through email with promises of big cash returns. Don't be fooled by this approach. Never give out personal information to anyone you don't know.

Media Release. Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Domestic Mischief

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, April 10, 2017, around 6:45 p.m., South Simcoe Police were sent to a Bradford home for a report of an ongoing domestic dispute. Officers learned that a man at the home was bound by a peace bond to avoid the victims and to keep the peace. The man was at the home when one of the victims was leaving for work. He argued with her and broke the windshield of her car. Later that day, he was restrained by the other victim while acting out.

The accused man called police to report an assault, but was himself arrested. A 63 year old Bradford man has been charged with Mischief and 3 counts of Fail To Comply Recognizance. Alcohol was a factor in this incident. He was given new conditions, including abstaining from alcohol, and a court date in May.

 

Theft From Garage

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, April 10, 2017, a Lefroy man reported a theft from his Lormel Gate Avenue home. Sometime overnight, thieves gained access to his garage through an unlocked door and removed a number of items including two bicycles, a snowboard, skis and a ratchet set.

Residents are reminded that unlocked doors are an invitation to thieves. Secure your valuables at all times.

Anyone with information or home surveillance of the area is asked to call the investigating officer, P.C. Morgan Russell at 705-436-2141 extension 1448, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Theft From Auto

(Bradford, ON) A vehicle parked at a home on Line 13 of Bradford was broken into overnight.

South Simcoe Police were told that between 11:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m., a pick up truck had its rear window smashed and the battery cable cut. A custom stereo and a computer were taken from the cab area.

Anyone with information on this theft are asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Release. Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Stolen Car Recovered

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, around 10:50 p.m., a South Simcoe Police constable investigated a speeding car in the Foodland parking lot in Stroud. He spoke to the driver who gave a verbal identification. As the officer returned to his cruiser to make an identity check, the driver and passenger both fled from the scene on foot. The officer gave chase but lost the duo when they split up. The area was contained and a Canine Unit from Barrie Police attended to search. The suspects were not apprehended.

South Simcoe Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the suspects.

Driver: Male, 15-18 years old, clean shaven with brown eyes and brown hair, wearing a dark hoodie.

Passenger: Male,15-18 years old, with short sandy coloured hair, a fair complexion, glasses and blue eyes, wearing a dark hoodie.

Investigation revealed that the car had been stolen from Barrie earlier in the evening. If you have any information on this, call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Stolen Car

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, a resident of Aishford Road called South Simcoe Police to report his vehicle stolen. The car, a 2007 Volkswagen Toureg, was locked and the keys were not in it when it was taken from the driveway between 10:30 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

If anyone has information on this vehicle, licence BZHA888, call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Release. Monday, April 10, 2017.

Assault

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, April 8, 2017 around 2:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police responded to a fight call at Simcoe Road and Holland Street in Bradford. Once on scene, they found a 29 year old man being treated by paramedics for minor head injuries. The victim told officers that he was jumped by a group of people after exiting a licenced establishment and beaten about the head.

Surveillance tapes are being reviewed. Alcohol is believed to have played a part in this incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the investigating officer P.C. Ranjit Sandhu at 905-775-3311 extension 1409 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Theft From Auto

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, April 8, 2017, a Bradford resident called South Simcoe Police to report a theft from his truck. The man told officers that he had parked his truck in his West Park driveway and tools were stolen from the box overnight.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Break and Enter

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, April 9, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a home on 5 Sideroad, between Holland Street West and the 9th Line for a break and enter. The victim recently purchased the home and sometime during the previous week someone entered the property. Nothing was taken from the home, but some tools were stolen from a trailer parked in the back.

Anyone with information on this break and enter is asked to call South Simcoe Police at 905-775-3311 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Break and Enter

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, April 9, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a rural Innisfil home on County Road 89 near 10 Sideroad. Sometime between 11:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., suspects entered the home and removed a quantity of jewelry, cash and a laptop. Officers are currently analyzing forensic evidence from the scene.

Anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the neighbourhood is asked to call police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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