Witnesses Sought Following Break and Enter  

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are appealing for the public’s help to solve a break and enter at a business in Bradford.

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, police were called to investigate an overnight break and enter at the Bangkok Noodles on Holland Street East. Police are not commenting on what, if anything was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service or Crime Stoppers.

We would like to remind businesses about the following crime prevention tips:

Remove valuables from storefront displays.

Remove valuables such as cash from the till and leave it open. Place cash tray in plain view on the counter to signal there’s no money in the till.

Remove signage from front windows so police have a clear view during patrols.

Consider installing an alarm monitoring system. If you already have one, ensure the contact list is up-to-date.

Clearly post signage on the door/window to indicate that the premises are monitored by an alarm company; that no money is kept on the premises and contact information for police and the business owner in case a member of the public sees damage to the property or suspicious activity.

If the premises are closed for an extended period of time, clean all glass surfaces and create a tracking log of when cleaning was completed. This may help investigators with suspect fingerprints in the event of a break-in.

Consider installing a surveillance camera system that can be monitored online by owner/management.

Consider using a laminate on all windows and glass doors to prevent the glass from being broken from blunt force. Although damage to glass will occur in a break-in attempt, it will greatly discourage or prevent entry.

Install latch guards on doors to protect them from being pried open.

Keep some lighting on inside for surveillance opportunities during the evening.

Ensure all doors are properly secured and regularly check all exterior lighting is functioning.

Remove material around the exterior of the property that may be used to gain entry into the premises.

We urge citizens to report suspicious activity to police. Together we can ensure our homes and businesses are secure and protected from criminals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Assault/Mischief

(Innisfil, ON) A 41-year-old Innisfil man was charged after South Simcoe Police Service officers recently responded to a domestic dispute.

An Innisfil woman reported to police that she had been assaulted by her estranged husband who had also damaged their home. As a result of investigation, a 41-year-old Innisfil man surrendered at the North Division. He was charged with two counts of Assault, one count of Mischief and released. As is our practice, officers discussed a safety plan with the victim and provided contacts for our community partners in Victim Services. The name of the accused is not being released to protect the identity of the victim.

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 46 calls for service.

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