Theft of Firearm from Vehicle 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are investigating the theft of a shotgun from a vehicle in Gilford.

The shotgun and a wallet were taken from a vehicle parked in the Shore Acres Drive and Neilly Road area around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The stolen firearm is a Chiappa Triple threat 12 gauge semi-automatic triple barreled shotgun. Anyone with information about this theft or the whereabouts of the shotgun is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service at 705-436-2141, 905-775-3311 or Crime Stoppers.

A photo of a similar shotgun is attached.

We would like to remind residents of the importance of locking your vehicle regardless of where you park and avoid leaving valuables inside. If you must leave items in your vehicle, ensure they are stored out of plain view. The best way to avoid being a victim of a crime is prevention. The “Lock It Or Lose It” campaign is a good year-round reminder of how to protect your property.

Break and Enter Arrest 

(Bradford, ON) After a two week investigation, South Simcoe Police Service officers have charged a 27-year-old Bolton man in connection with a recent break and enter in Bradford.

On Thursday, July 4, 2019 around 9 a.m., police were dispatched to a new housing development after a quantity of items including tools were stolen during a break in at the site. As a result of an investigation, police have charged a 27-year-old Bolton man with Break and Enter, Mischief Under $5,000 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. All of the property was recovered and the accused has a court date in September.

We have recently responded to break and enters in both Bradford and Innisfil. We encourage our residents to take proactive steps to help keep homes and cottages safe. Security cameras, lights on timers, having neighbours watch and calling in suspicious people in a timely manner would help prevent crime and apprehend thieves.

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 80 calls for service.