(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, September 30, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a grocery store on Melbourne Dr. in Bradford for a report of a theft.
When officers arrived, they learned that a man had left the store with over $100 worth of beer without making any attempt to pay. A passerby chased the suspect to the rear of a nearby coffee shop where once confronted, the suspect turned over a bag containing the beer bottles and left on a bicycle. An officer who was checking the area spotted a man matching the suspect’s description. The suspect took off on his bicycle and was eventually stopped. The officer learned that the suspect was wanted for failing to appear in court and placed the man under arrest. In addition to being charged for failing to appear in court, the 50-year-old Bradford man was also charged with Theft Under $5,000 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
We strongly advise citizens not to get involved in situations like this. No amount of money or property is worth getting hurt or worse. Luckily in this case, the unknown citizen who gave chase and recovered the stolen goods was not injured.
Driving Under Suspension/Warn Range
(Bradford, ON) A 41-year-old Thornbury man’s licence has been suspended after he was charged with driving while under suspension.
On Sunday, September 30, 2018 around 2:30 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Miller Park Avenue in Bradford after seeing it run a red light at the intersection of Melbourne Dr. and Holland St. West.
During the vehicle stop, officers learned that the driver’s licence had been suspended since 2011 for unpaid fines. Police also learned the man only had a G2 licence. While speaking with the driver, police detected an odour of alcohol and requested a roadside breath test. As a result, the man’s licence was suspended for 24 hours. He was charged with having a Blood Alcohol Content above zero and Driving Under Suspension.
Speeding/Possession of Controlled Substance
(Innisfil, ON) A 19-year-old Mississauga man is charged after a speeding vehicle passed a South Simcoe Police Service officer on Highway 400.
On Saturday, September 29, 2018 around 3:45 p.m., the officer was travelling northbound on the 400 approaching 4th Line in Innisfil. The officer saw a vehicle travelling in excess of the the posted 100 km/hr speed limit passing the officer. Speed measurements of 150 km/hr dropping to 144 km/hr were obtained and the officer subsequently conducted a vehicle stop at the 4th Line. During the traffic stop. the officer detected an odor of what appeared to be cannabis coming from inside the vehicle. The officer seized a quantity of the suspected controlled substance. The driver was charged with Speeding and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was released at the roadside with a court date in November.
There is no question that speed kills and we are committed to keeping our roads safe. The legalization of cannabis will occur on October 17, 2018 and we will continue to enforce the laws as they are enacted.
From Friday, September 28, 2018 to Monday, October 1, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 202 calls for service.