Impaired Driving 

(Bradford, On) A 58-year-old Bradford man is charged with impaired driving after a grocery store employee called police about a customer who appeared to be intoxicated.

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, around 7:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to the area of Holland Street West and Melbourne Drive in Bradford. A grocery store employee had refused to allow a customer to purchase alcohol because the man appeared to be intoxicated. Police arrived on scene and found the man sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle in the parking lot. When officers spoke to him, they detected an odour of alcohol and other signs of impairment. As a result of investigation, the man was arrested for impaired driving and transported to the South Division for breath tests. Readings were obtained of more than twice the legal limit of alcohol. The man was charged with impaired operation and released with a future court date. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

We are very fortunate to have such concerned citizens and businesses who work with us to help make our communities safe. Thank you to this employee and all of our residents who alert us to suspected impaired drivers. You are all making a difference!


(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are investigating a fire at vacant building in Bradford that was the scene of a fire in February.

On Sunday, April 7, 2019 around 7:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to a fire at a vacant building on Holland Street East that had burned down on February 9, 2019. The latest fire was quickly extinguished by Bradford West Gwillimbury firefighters. There were no injuries. The fire is considered suspicious in nature and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

From Friday, April 5, 2019 to Monday, April 8, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 248 calls for service.