Appeal for Witnesses following Incident on Train Tracks 

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are appealing for witnesses following an incident on commuter train tracks in Bradford.

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, around 9:00 a.m., police were called to the train crossing at the 10th Line near Yonge Street. Once on scene, police learned that a commuter train had struck a tree that was lying across the tracks. There were no injuries. Anyone who witnessed activity in the area in the early hours of this morning is asked to call Constable Jon Ellis at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 extension #1402, email or contact Crime Stoppers.

Drug Impaired Driving 

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, around 1:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of a suspected impaired driver in a parking lot on Holland Street West in Bradford. Police arrived and located the vehicle parked and the driver exhibiting signs of impairment. As a result of investigation, 31-year-old William Cotter of Holland Landing was charged with drug impaired driving, drug possession (suspected cocaine), driving while prohibited and two counts of failing to comply with release conditions. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He was released with a court date in March.

Once again we want to express our gratitude to the citizen who reported a suspected impaired driver. Impaired drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but a danger to innocent pedestrians and motorists. Thank you for helping us keep our communities safe. Impaired is impaired whether by alcohol or drugs.

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 72 calls for service.