Impaired Driving/Speeding  

(Bradford, ON) A 33-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and speeding following a traffic stop in Bradford.

On Sunday, July 5, 2020, around 12:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on Line 5 in Bradford. The driver was arrested after a fail was registered on a roadside screening device. He was transported to South Division where breath test readings were above the legal limit.

Charged with Impaired Operation, Impaired Driving 80-plus, Speeding and Fail to Surrender Insurance Card was 33-year-old Johnatan Basden of Bradford.

His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Research indicates that one in three speeding drivers involved in a fatal crash had been drinking. Make the right choices for community safety. Slow down and always drive sober.

Fraud Alert 

(Innisfil/Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind residents to ensure they are calling legitimate numbers when seeking internet support.

A victim recently called a “support line” for help with setting up the Apple ID for a new iPhone. The phony support person advised the victim to pay for the service with Apple iTunes gift cards. The victim complied but eventually became suspicious and called police but not before losing a quantity of cash.

Always ensure the number you are calling is a legitimate support line and watch out for look-alike URLs. If someone asks you to pay for anything using gift cards, it is a scam. There are never any circumstances where a legitimate business or government agency will ask for payment this way.

From Friday, July 3, 2020, to Monday, July 6, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 274 calls for service.