Media Release. Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Arrest in Thefts from Vehicles
(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of a man entering vehicles in the Bridge Street and Given Road area of Bradford. Upon arrival, police determined that three vehicles parked in the driveway of a home had been entered and items stolen.
The suspect then attempted to break into the home but was scared off by a witness. The suspect was arrested nearby without incident. Stolen property was recovered.
As a result of the investigation, 71-year-old Walter Gilas of Bradford was charged with 2 counts Theft Under $5,000 from a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Break In Instruments, Trespass/Prowl Near Dwelling House, 3 counts Breach of Recognizance and Fail to Comply with Judicial Release. He was held for a bail hearing.
Thank you to the citizen who immediately called police and assisted us in making an arrest. Our communities are safer when we work together.
On Monday, June 7, 2021, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 75 calls for service.