UPDATE – ARREST: Appeal to Identify Shoplifting Suspect 

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, January 24, 2019, a 41-year-old Barrie man was arrested following a public appeal for assistance to identify a shoplifting suspect.

The man is charged with:


Theft under $5,000

Fraud under $5,000 – two counts

Breach of probation – two counts

Possession of property obtained by crime


The accused was held for a bail hearing.


On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers released security camera images in an effort to identify a theft suspect.

The theft occurred on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, around 2:30 p.m., when a man entered the Walmart located on Holland Street West in Bradford, selected two items and placed them in a bag. He then went to the customer service desk, returned the items and received a gift card. The suspect left the area as a passenger in a Grey Audi.

Thank you to everyone who helped publicize our appeal in this investigation. We value our working relationships with media and all of our followers who are quick to step up and spread the word. Together, we can make a difference.

Speeding/Stunt Driving 

(Bradford, ON) A 20-year-old Newmarket man is charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving following a traffic stop in Bradford.

On Thursday, January 24, 2019 around 12:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were conducting speed enforcement at the 8th Line and Wood Crescent when a vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. A speed measurement was obtained of 105 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone. Police conducted a traffic stop. The driver was charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving. His driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Officers conducting speed enforcement in Bradford and Innisfil have charged over 60 drivers with speeding in the last 24 hours. Consider too that road conditions are unpredictable and not ideal due to sporadic whiteouts and changing weather. We can’t emphasize this enough. Reduce your speed. The best way to try to avoid being in a collision is to slow down. It’s also the simplest way to avoid getting a speeding ticket.

Vehicle Fire 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are appealing for information following a vehicle fire in Innisfil.

On Friday, January 25, 2019 around 3:00 a.m., police and Innisfil Fire and Rescue responded to the area of 10 Sideroad and 2nd Line for a report of a vehicle on fire that was parked in a driveway. When officers arrived, they found a tow truck fully engulfed in fire. The fire department extinguished the blaze and there were no injuries or damage to the home. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information about this vehicle fire is asked to contact South Simcoe Police Service at 705-436-2141, 905-775-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). Tips can also be submitted online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that January is Crime Stoppers month. This community partner is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides an invaluable, anonymous way for people to report crime. If you see something, say something.

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 109 calls for service.