Arrests in Warm-Up Theft Investigation

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, March 29, 2021, at approximately 7:40 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the Langford Boulevard and Romanelli Crescent area of Bradford for a report of a warm-up theft. A Kia was stolen while left running unattended in a driveway. Responding officers found a Ford Edge nearby that was reported stolen in Newmarket an hour earlier. The Ford was taken from a driveway after it was left unlocked with the keys inside. Officers soon located the stolen Kia parked near Rutherford Road and Faris Street. Police searching the area investigated two women walking on Rutherford and subsequently placed them under arrest.

As a result of the investigation, 35-year-old Holly Kimbell of Newmarket faces 17 charges, including Theft Over $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Obstruct Peace Officer and multiple counts of Fail to Comply with Undertaking, Fail to Comply with Judicial Release and Breach of Probation.
38-year-old Shannon Tonge of Bradford was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.

Kimbell was held for a bail hearing. Tonge was released with a future court date.

It only takes a moment for an unattended running vehicle to be taken. South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind residents to be vigilant to prevent warm-up vehicle thefts. If you must warm up your car, don’t leave it unattended. Remain in your car or lock it and keep a spare key with you. Always lock your vehicle when it is parked and remove keys and valuables. Work with us to prevent these crimes of opportunity by taking a few simple steps.

Stunt Driving/Speeding

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, March 29, 2021, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Yonge Street near Line 12 in Bradford. A speed measurement was obtained of 134 km/h in a posted 80 zone. A traffic stop was conducted and as a result, 36-year-old Kamel Hamed of Markham was charged with Stunt Driving and Speeding. His licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Speeding not only puts you at risk, but also jeopardizes the safety of other motorists and pedestrians. Slow down and arrive alive.