Public’s Assistance Sought Following Break and Enters

Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are appealing for the public’s help following two break and enters in Bradford.

On Sunday, January 31, 2021, between 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., a home was entered and items stolen in the neighbourhood located east of Melbourne Drive and south of Miller Park Avenue. Residents discovered the break-in after arriving home from an outing.

On Sunday evening, at 10:26 p.m., police responded to a report of a break and enter in the garage of a home in the neighbourhood on the east side of Barrie Street north of Holland Street West. The caller reported that the male suspect fled on foot and began to jump fences. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. He is described as white, approximately 6′, wearing a black toque, a black or dark coloured jacket, black pants and black shoes.

South Simcoe Police Service is appealing to witnesses, and people with security cameras and/or dash cameras to contact Detective Constable David Caccia at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141, extension #1020, or contact Crime Stoppers.

There is no set time that break-ins are more likely to occur. Police are reminding residents about the following home security tips:

Keep an eye out for and report suspicious vehicles idling on your street or suspicious people on foot in the area.

Garage doors leading directly into your home should be kept locked at all times, even when you are in the house or backyard.

Garage doors should be left closed when left unattended for a period of time.

Take inventory of your property with photos or videos or mark valuables with a personal identification number.

Make sure that outside lights are in good working order.

Instead of hiding a key around the outside of your home, give a spare key to a trusted neighbour.

Lights on timers are good for giving the impression that your home is occupied whether you are home or away. Install lights on timers in different rooms and have the lights go off at varying times.

Get to know your neighbours and join forces by looking out for each other’s properties.


Thefts From Vehicles

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers continue to investigate thefts from vehicles in Bradford.
Several neighbourhoods have been hit in recent months and police are appealing to the public for assistance. Firstly; please lock your vehicles and remove valuables. Secondly; if you have been a victim of a vehicle-related theft, report it to police and tell us if you have security camera video of the incident. And finally, report any suspicious people and/or vehicles in your area to police immediately. Everyone has an active part to play in preventing and potentially solving these crimes.

If you can assist with this investigation please contact the South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311 or 705-436-2141.

From Friday, January 29, 2021, to Monday, February 1, 2021, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 149 calls for service.