Assault With a Weapon/Resist Arrest 

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers have laid charges against a 23-year-old Bradford man after a Simcoe County Paramedic was assaulted.

On Monday, July 8, 2019 around 7:30 p.m., police were called to a home in the Highway 88 and Professor Day Drive area of Bradford after a paramedic was assaulted while attending a call for service. When police arrived, the male suspect had fled on foot but returned one hour later. The man resisted arrest and a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) was used to take him into custody. The paramedic sustained minor injuries. The accused did not require any medical treatment as a result of the CEW deployment.

A 23-year-old Bradford man is charged with Assault, Assault With A Weapon and Resist Arrest. He was released with a court date in August.

Impaired Driving/Over 80 

(Innisfil, ON) A 74-year-old Bradford man is facing impaired driving-related charges following a single vehicle collision in Cookstown.

On Monday, July 8, 2019 around 11:45 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the 5th Sideroad near 13th Line for a report of a northbound vehicle that had entered the west side ditch, coming to rest on its roof. The driver of the vehicle was given a roadside breath demand which registered a fail. He was arrested and transported to South Division. Further testing resulted in readings of almost twice the legal limit of alcohol. A 74-year-old Bradford man was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80. He had been assessed at the scene by paramedics and did not require hospital treatment. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He was released with a future court date.

We want to take this opportunity to implore drivers to make safe, responsible choices when drinking alcohol or getting high. Don’t drive. There are so many options – designated drivers, transit, taxis – just to list a few. At this time, we would also like to thank all of the citizens who drive sober and do their part to help us keep our communities safe. Keep up the great work!

On Monday, July 8, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 88 calls for service.