Over 80

(Bradford, ON) A 25-year-old Barrie man is charged with impaired driving after a citizen called South Simcoe Police Service about a vehicle travelling erratically on County Road 4 in Bradford.

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 around 10:30 p.m., an officer who responded to the call conducted a vehicle stop. Police made a demand for a roadside screening device test. After a fail was registered, the male driver was arrested and transported to North Division. Breath tests resulted in readings over the legal limit and the driver was charged with Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven.

Thank you to the citizen who called in this suspected impaired driver. Our roads are safer when we work together to stop impaired driving.

Stunt Driving/Speeding

(Bradford, ON) A 24-year-old Etobicoke man is charged with Stunt Driving and Speeding following a vehicle stop in Bradford.

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 around 5:30 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer observed a vehicle travelling on Canal Road at a high rate of speed. A speed measurement was obtained of 125 km/h in the posted 50 km/h zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and the 24-year-old-driver was charged with Speeding, Stunt Driving and G1 Driver Unaccompanied by Qualified Driver. His licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

3-Day Suspension

(Innisfil, ON) A 25-year-old Innisfil man was issued a 3-day licence suspension after a Caution was registered on a roadside screening device.

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 around 12:15 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer on patrol observed a vehicle travelling on Innisfil Beach Road in Alcona with its high beam headlights on. An odour of alcohol was detected during a vehicle stop and a roadside screening device test was done. The test resulted in a Caution. The driver’s licence was suspended for three days and he was charged with driving without proper headlights.

Distraction Theft 

(Bradford, ON) A 76-year-old Barrie man reports he was the victim of a distraction theft in Bradford.

The incident occurred on Saturday, April 29, 2019 around 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of retail store a on Holland Street West. As a result, we would like to remind residents to be vigilant. Distraction theft can occur during a variety of interactions including the suspect “finding” money on the ground and attempting to return it to the victim’s wallet or a suspect will ask for help with directions while the victim is putting groceries in their vehicle. A second suspect will then steal the victim’s debit or credit card.

Here are some tips to help you protect yourself:


Always cover the keypad when entering a credit or debit card PIN

Do not leave purses or wallets in vehicles while putting groceries away

Do not reveal your wallet or purse in a parking lot when speaking with a stranger

If you witness any suspicious people or activity, contact police immediately


Thefts From Vehicles 

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) We have received several reports of thefts from vehicles in our communities. The best way to avoid being a victim is taking steps to protect yourself and your property. The ‘Lock It Or Lose It’ campaign is always ongoing and advice we urge you to follow. Whether you’re parking your vehicle at home, at work, at the mall – anywhere – avoid leaving valuables in plain sight and always lock your vehicle. Don’t make it easy for thieves to target your property. Crime prevention is a shared responsibility. Please call us to report suspicious activity.

From Friday, April 26, 2019 to Monday April 29, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 260 calls for service.