Bradford Teen Charged After Noisy Exhaust Complaints  

(Bradford, ON) An 18-year-old Bradford man was charged with several offences after South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to community complaints about a noisy exhaust. One month ago, police contacted a driver and advised him of the community concerns. On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, further complaints were received. An officer attended the area and observed the vehicle that clearly had a modified exhaust system. The vehicle was subsequently tracked on radar at 79 km/h in the posted 50 km/h zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer observed the driver in possession of cannabis. 18-year-old Philip Shapiera of Bradford was issued three charges and a report notice to attend the Ministry of Transportation for further vehicle testing and examination by ministry officials.

A charge for excessive noise carries a fine of $110. Please be considerate of your neighbours and your community. Loud, unnecessary noise through illegal or unsafe modifications to motor vehicles won’t be tolerated. We will continue to respond to the traffic concerns of our citizens.

Theft from Vehicle

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, August 24, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers police were called to a home in the 25th Sideroad and Roberts Road area of Innisfil for a report of a theft from a vehicle. Upon arrival, police learned that a large number of items including tools and equipment had been stolen from a truck that was parked in the driveway. The theft occurred sometime overnight between the evening of August 23 and the morning of August 24. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Simcoe Police Service or Crime Stoppers.

South Simcoe Police Service wants to take this opportunity to remind residents about home security and community engagement. If you see suspicious activity in your neighbourhood – a car or person that appears out of place – call police and we will respond. Always remember to lock your vehicles and avoid leaving valuables inside. Proper lighting around your home and driveway can also act as a potential deterrent to thieves.

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 64 calls for service.