(Bradford, ON) Two hours after being released for shoplifting and having a prohibited weapon, a 30-year-old Bradford woman committed yet another criminal offense – this time stealing a purse from an unattended car.
On Wednesday, July 3, 2019 around 11:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a store on Holland Street West to help loss prevention officers with a shoplifting suspect who was resisting arrest. Police arrived and the woman was taken into custody. Several stolen items, along with a taser were seized. The suspect was released after being charged with Theft Under $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Fail To Comply With Undertaking and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. Further investigation led to an additional count of Theft Under $5,000 in connection with the theft of a cell phone and cash on June 24, 2019 at an employment centre in Bradford.
On Thursday, July 4, 2019, the investigating officer recognized the accused from photos posted by a Bradford victim who claimed a purse had been stolen from his unattended vehicle. The officer noted the theft had occurred only two hours after he released the accused the day before. The accused was located, charged and held in for a bail hearing this time.
On Thursday, July 4, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 84 calls for service.