Media Release. Monday, July 12, 2021.

Death Investigation

(Bradford, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service is investigating after a body was discovered in the Holland River in Bradford.

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the South Simcoe Police Service was called regarding the discovery of a body in the Holland River towards Cooks Bay in Bradford West Gwillimbury. Marine One was dispatched to the scene and the body of a man was recovered and brought to a marina in Gilford. The coroner attended and the body was subsequently transported to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Police are trying to determine the man’s identity. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Investigators are appealing to anyone with information to contact Acting Sgt. Ian Fenik at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141, extension #1059, or contact Crime Stoppers.

Assault Investigation

(Bradford, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service is investigating an assault that occurred during Euro Cup celebrations in Bradford.

On Sunday, July 11, 2021, police were monitoring the downtown core of Bradford for the Euro Cup celebrations when hundreds of people took to the streets, prompting several road closures in the area. Officers were flagged down and informed of a fight that was occurring in front of a restaurant on Holland Street West at Drury Street. Police responded but the suspects had left the scene. Officers learned that two employees were assaulted after a group of men tried to enter the restaurant without masks and bringing their own cooler. The employees who were assaulted had declined medical treatment. Due to the large street celebration and several urgent calls, officers left the scene and returned later to continue the investigation, which is still ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact South Simcoe Police Service or Crime Stoppers.

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, July 10, 2021, at approximately 8:40 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a report of a two-vehicle collision in Innisfil.
Police arrived at the scene on the 20th Sideroad north of the 4th Line and learned that one driver had suddenly braked, causing a rear end collision. A verbal altercation ensued between the two drivers involved. The driver of the vehicle that had braked was arrested for impaired driving and transported to South Division.
As a result of the investigation, 29-year-old John Sitser of Innisfil was charged with Operation While Impaired, Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol and Dangerous Operation. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. There were no injuries.

From Friday, July 9, 2021, to Monday, July 12, 2021, the South Simcoe Police Service responded to 230 calls for service.