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Media Release. Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Break & Enter Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, June 22, 2017, around 3:45 a.m., South Simcoe Police Services officers in Bradford responded to a break and enter call on Compton Crescent. As the officers arrived, they located a large amount of stolen property on the roadway. A search of the area was begun and the Canine Unit called in. Just before 5:00 a.m, Police Service Dog Chase led officers to a nearby lane where a suspect was located.

A 31 year old Bradford man has been charged with 3 counts of Break and Enter, 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property, 5 counts of Theft Under $5000, 5 counts of Prowl By Night and Fail To Comply-Undertaking.

He has been held for a bail hearing.

The investigation is continuing and officers are asking any other victims in the area to call South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311.

 

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 around 4:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service were called by a concerned citizen who reported erratic driving. The suspect had pulled into the lot of the Innisfil Recreation Centre and that is where the responding officer found the truck and its driver.

After speaking with the driver, the officer noted the odour of alcohol on the man's breath and other signs of impairment. After testing at the station, a 34 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His licence has been suspended for 90 days and he will appear in court in July.

Once again, the value of citizen involvement in crime prevention has been shown. An involved public becomes the eyes and ears of your police service and contributes to a safer community. If you see a possibly impaired driver, call 9-1-1 immediately.

 

Marine Rescue

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 10:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit officers were called out for a Search and Rescue operation on Lake Simcoe.

A boater had called 9-1-1 to report that he had run out of fuel with two persons aboard, only one life jacket and minimal safety equipment. In addition, his cell phone battery was down to 6%, making it difficult for him to communicate with rescuers.

The vessel, a 18 foot Bayliner, was located off Long Shoal and towed in.

The operator, a 24 year old man, was charged for Failing to have sufficient life jackets.

This event could have had a tragic ending. If you are planning on sailing anywhere, make sure you have a fully charged cell phone, a signalling device, a full tank of gas and  and especially, enough life jackets for everyone on board.

Media Release. Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Dangerous Driving (Domestic)

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, just before 3:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the Bradford Walmart on Holland Street West. Witnesses reported that a woman was walking into the store when a man pulled up in a pickup truck at a high rate of speed, slamming on the brakes and narrowly missing her. He then jumped from the truck and confronted her as she stood outside. The two have been involved in a relationship.

The man left the scene before officers arrived but was located and arrested a short time later.

A 31 year old Bradford man was charged with Dangerous Driving. He was released to a July court date and must avoid contact with the victim. The woman was not injured.

 

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, around 2:20 p.m., a concerned citizen was driving north from Bradford on Yonge Street when he spotted a vehicle driving erratically. The man called 9-1-1- and guided officers to the suspect car.

When officers spoke to the driver, they noted signs of alcohol impairment. The woman was arrested and taken to the station for testing.

A 50 year old Toronto woman was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. She had her driver's licence suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded. She will appear in court in July.

The South Simcoe Police Service thank this citizen for getting involved. We remind you all that using a cell phone to call 9-1-1 while driving is allowed under the distracted driving legislation. If you see a possibly impaired driver, do your part to keep your community safe and call 9-1-1 immediately.

Media Release. Monday, June 19, 2017.

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, June 18, 2017, just before 2:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were out front of a downtown Bradford nightclub. A patron, who had been drinking, spoke briefly with one of the officers before walking away.

Moments later, a red van stopped at a nearby traffic light. After stopping, the vehicle proceeded through the red light while spinning its tires, drawing the attention of the officers. The vehicle tried to make a left turn onto John Street but collided with a concrete platform on the corner. As officers gave chase, the vehicle drove off. It was stopped a short distance away and the driver attempted to run away. He was apprehended and turned out to be the patron who had exchanged pleasantries with the officer minutes before.

The 26 year old Bradford man was arrested and taken to the station for testing. He was later released to a July court date, charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded.

 

Motor Vehicle Collision/Theft of Pick Up Truck

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 18, 2017, around 10:15 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to a single motor vehicle roll over on Yonge Street, just north of Line 2, Innisfil. When officers arrived on scene, they were met by a witness who said he spoke to a woman who was outside of the vehicle. She told him she was the only occupant, but then she met up with a man and a small child and they walked into a farm field and disappeared from view.

Investigators are concerned that the people involved, including the child, may be injured and require medical attention.

Officers were unable to locate any of the occupants, but gathered evidence at the scene to identify them.

A short time later, police received a report of the theft of a pickup truck from a nearby farm. That vehicle was recovered in Bradford early Monday morning.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information about this incident is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service at 705-436-2141 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Stolen Vehicle

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, June 17, 2017, a Stroud man reported the theft of his vehicle overnight. The black 2016 Ford F-150 had been parked in his driveway. Someone had gained access to his garage and taken the keys for the truck. It had been driven across his lawn when taken. It is a XLT Sport model with Ontario plate AK53622.

Anyone who may have been on Southview Avenue on Friday night or Saturday morning is urged to call Constable Jeffels at 705-436-2141 extension 1428 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Theft of Bicycle

(Innisfil, ON) On June 16, 2017, around 9:00 p.m., a young man was visiting a friend on Warrington Way in Alcona. As kids often do, he left his bike unattended on the front lawn while visiting. The bicycle, a silver 1970s style BMX with red tires, red seat and red brake cables, was quickly taken.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Release. Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Dump Truck Hits Overhead Wires

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, June 19, 2017, around 2:15 p.m., a dump truck struck some overhead wires after making a delivery on the 4th Line near John Street in Churchill. Live hydro wires came down, forcing the closure of the road until repairs could be made. No one was injured in the collision.

A 60 year old man from Aurora was charged with Careless Driving.

Suspended Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, June 19, 2017, during the lunch hour, a South Simcoe Police Service Traffic constable was patrolling Bradford. He checked the licence plate on a passing vehicle and learned that the owner of the car was suspended. The officer stopped the car and identified the driver. A 26 year old Bradford man was charged with Drive Under Suspension and Fail To Have Insurance Card. He was given a court date in July.

Fail To Appear Court

(Bradford, ON) On March 4, 2017, a Keswick man was charged with Mischief and given a future court date. He was set to return to court on June 15. When he failed to show up, a Bench Warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Monday, June 19, 2017, the man turned himself in to South Simcoe Police Service officers. He was charged held for a bail hearing charged with Fail To Appear-Court.

Media Release. Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Impaired Driving


(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, June 15, 2017, just before 2:30 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service Constable was patrolling Bridge Street in Bradford when he came across a vehicle stopped diagonally across both eastbound lanes. When he spoke to the driver, he noted the odour of alcohol on the man's breath and other indications of alcohol impairment.

The 22 year old Keswick man was arrested and taken to the station for testing. He was subsequently charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded. He will appear in court later this month.


There was fresh damage to the vehicle. Any witnesses to a collision involving this vehicle are asked to call PC Devon Northrup at 905-775-3311 ext 229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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