(Bradford, ON) A 68-year-old Bradford man is facing several weapons-related charges after a customer at a bar claimed to be a police officer and had what looked like a handgun.
On November 1, 2018 around 12:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police officers were called to a bar on Holland St. East in Bradford West Gwillimbury for a report of an offensive weapon. An employee told police that on October 31, 2018, a customer who claimed to be a police officer was seen on several occasions that day with a handgun in his possession. Investigation revealed the man was not a police officer and the handgun was a pellet gun. South Simcoe Police Service officers subsequently executed a search warrant at a Bradford address and seized two pellet guns of .177 calibre.
The suspect is charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Weapons for a Dangerous Purpose and Personating a Peace Officer.
Theft From Vehicle
(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, November 1, 2018 around 5:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to the parking lot of a business located on Holland St. West in Bradford West Gwillimbury regarding a theft from a motor vehicle. Once on scene, police learned that a window on the vehicle had been broken and numerous valuables stolen. The theft occurred between 4:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call us at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). Tips can also be submitted online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.
Crime Prevention Week kicks off on Sunday. One of the tips we will be talking about concerns vehicle thefts. Please don’t leave valuables in your vehicle. Save yourself the inconvenience of having to replace identification and property. Help us help you keep our communities safe.
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 60 calls for service.