Theft/Assault With A Weapon

(Bradford, ON) A 32-year-old Bradford man is facing charges including theft and assault with a weapon following a shoplifting incident.  

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, around 11:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to a theft in progress call at a store on Langford Boulevard in Bradford. A Loss Prevention Officer from a store on Holland Street West had called police after a shoplifter refused to be arrested and brandished a piece of lumber. The suspect was subsequently arrested inside the second store and items stolen from the first location were recovered. A 32-year-old Bradford man was charged with theft under $5,000, assault with a weapon and possession of weapon for dangerous purpose. He was released with a future court date. The lumber that was used as a weapon was seized by police. No one was injured.

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 91 calls for service.