Media Release. Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
Arrests in Auto Theft Spree in Bradford
(Bradford, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service has made two arrests after ten vehicles were stolen in one night in Bradford.
On Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 7:30 a.m., police were called by residents who reported suspicious persons entering vehicles in the area of 6th Line and Simcoe Road. Upon arrival, police learned two suspects had fled on foot but were arrested in a nearby farm field. Officers later determined that ten vehicles were stolen from several Bradford neighbourhoods in the overnight hours of Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021.
As a result of the investigation, 22-year-old Samuel Valentin and 20-year-old Rosa Vargas, both from Quebec, are jointly charged with a total of 21 offences including Motor Vehicle Theft and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
Some of the vehicles have been recovered and the investigation is ongoing.
Thank you to the citizens who immediately called police to report these incidents. Being a vigilant neighbour and reporting suspicious activity helps fight crime and keeps our communities safe.