(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers have charged a 17-year-old Bradford female following a stabbing incident.
On Monday, January 28, 2019 around 2:00 p.m., police were dispatched to a home in the Professor Day Drive and Holland Street West area of Bradford for a report of a 16-year-old male who had been stabbed. The youth was transported to hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Investigation has resulted in charges against a 17-year-old Bradford female:
Assault with a weapon
Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
The accused and the victim were known to each other. No further information can be released due to provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
(Bradford, ON) A 61-year-old Bradford woman is charged after South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of a suspected impaired driver that had struck a parked car.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, around 9:00 p.m., police arrived at a home in the Colborne Street and Brittania Avenue area in Bradford. They found a vehicle that had backed into another vehicle in a driveway. When officers spoke to the driver, an odour of alcohol was detected. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to South Division. A 61-year-old Bradford woman was subsequently charged with impaired driving and failing to comply with a breath test demand.
Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days. Her vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Impaired driving is a crime in progress. If you see a suspected impaired driver, call 9-1-1. Thank you to the citizens who alerted us to this potentially tragic situation.
(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers want to warn the public about a distraction theft scheme in Bradford.
We are investigating two incidents where wallets were stolen from citizens at Walmart on Holland Street West in Bradford. On Friday, January 25, 2019, around 2:30 p.m., a woman unlocked her vehicle, placed her purse inside and began unloading purchases from her cart into her trunk. A man suddenly appeared behind her in the parking lot and asked her to move her cart because she must have dropped loose change under it. The victim watched the suspect pick up the change and hand it to her. She then got into her vehicle where she noticed her credit card wallet was missing from her purse. A similar theft occurred on Thursday, January 24, 2019 with a second victim whose credit cards were also stolen.
Incidents of distraction thefts typically occur in parking lots of plazas, banks, malls and grocery stores. These thefts involve the suspect approaching the victim and diverting their attention either by requesting assistance or engaging them in a conversation. While the victim is distracted, another suspect will then steal items from their purse or open vehicle while the victim isn’t paying attention.
Distraction theft schemes take many forms including someone claiming your tire is flat, your vehicle is damaged or like this case where someone claims you have dropped loose change on the ground. Other distraction theft ploys are to ask for directions then close in on the victim’s personal space to steal their jewelry or spill something on a victim.
Here are some safety tips to protect yourself:
If you are approached in a parking lot by someone making any of the above claims, immediately retrieve your purse or wallet and your car keys, if they are in the ignition. This may be a ploy to distract you in order to steal your purse, other items within your car and possibly your vehicle
Don’t allow strangers to enter your personal space
Keep purchases locked in the trunk of your vehicle
Keep personal items like wallets and purses within eyesight and never leave them unattended in public
If someone accidentally spills something on you, be alert and be aware of the actions people around you
If you witness any suspicious people or activity, call us immediately and we will respond
On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 54 calls for service.