Break and Enters
(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are urging residents to report any suspicious activity following two day-time break and enters in Bradford.
On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, around 3:00 p.m., police were called to a home in the Langford Boulevard and Holland Street West area for a residential break and enter. The break in occurred sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The suspect or suspects stole cash and jewelry. While this occurrence was being investigated, police were called to another home nearby for a break and enter. This entry also occurred on Tuesday sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The suspect or suspects took mainly cash and jewelry.
Anyone with information that can help police with these investigations is asked to contact Det. Const. Andrew Bowen at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 extension 1036, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Crime Stoppers.
Crime prevention is the best way to protect yourself. Here are some home security tips:
Install a good deadbolt lock
Chain locks are an inadequate security measure. Instead install a wide angle peep-hole so you do not have to open the door to see the person. If you have children consider including a second peep-hole at a child’s height
All hinges should be accessible from the interior of the home only
Ensure your door is equipped with non-removable hinge pins
Most doors are installed with screws less than 1″ in length. This results in a door that appears secure but is relatively weak and prone to being kicked in. Door kick break-ins are common, so door screws should be at least 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches long
Sliding doors and windows can be “lifted” out of the tracks with relative ease. Installing screws or a blocking device above the sliding door or window will help to prevent it from being lifted off the tracks
Install a snug piece of wood in the track of sliding patio doors
Install a pin into the frame of a sliding window to prevent it from being pushed open
Glass within 40 inches of a door lock can be broken and a criminal can reach inside to unlock the door. The security of windows can be improved by adding a polycarbonate panel. Call South Simcoe Police Service or glass specialist for details
If A Crime Has Occurred
DO NOT enter your home – the criminal may still be inside
Use a neighbour’s phone to call the police
TRY NOT to touch anything or clean up until the police have inspected for evidence
Note the licence plate and descriptors of any suspicious vehicle(s) or person(s) and the direction of travel, if known
On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 69 calls for service.