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Media Release. Thursday, August 17, 2017

Armed Robbery Arrest


(Bradford, ON) On November 7, 2011, just after midnight, a lone male suspect wearing a balaclava entered the Country Style Donuts on Holland Street West in Bradford. He pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded cash. He then fled the store.


During the investigation, South Simcoe Police Service forensic officers obtained both DNA and fingerprint evidence.


This year, the DNA sample was related to an offender on the National DNA database. Forensic officers checked the fingerprints from the crime scene against this offender's fingerprints, and made a match.


Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau located the suspect living in Aurora. On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, he was arrested without incident.


A 24 year old Aurora man was held in custody for a bail hearing, charged with Armed Robbery and Disguise With Intent.


Detectives believe a second suspect was also involved and are still seeking the firearm involved in the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Constable Kai Johnson at 905-775-3311 extension 1040 or by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Release. Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Dangerous Driving-UPDATE - ARREST

On Monday, August 14, 2017, just before the dinner hour, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a home in Alcona for a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, the woman involved told officers that her ex-boyfriend had just left and was driving a stolen Chevrolet Impala. Officers were able to confirm this information with Kawartha Lakes Police in Lindsay.

Shortly thereafter, Police received information that the suspect was at the Pioneer gas station in Bradford. Responding officers arrived just as the man was driving away. He spotted the officers and drove southbound at a high rate of speed. Officers quickly abandoned the pursuit in the interests of public safety.

The 30 year old Lindsay man was later apprehended by Kawartha Lakes Police and returned to Bradford. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. He faces 9 charges, including Theft Over $5000, Dangerous Driving, Flight From Police, 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 4 counts of Breach Probation.

 

Damage

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the South Simcoe Police Service was called to a Lynn Street home in Stroud. The homeowner discovered that sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 2:15 a.m., someone attempted to pry open their front door. They were unsucessful and there was limited damage.

The South Simcoe Police Service suggests exterior lighting at night and alarm systems to keep your home safe. Report any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood and as always, we recommend locking your car and removing valuables.

Media Release. Monday, August 14, 2017.

Theft From Auto Arrest

(Innisfil, ON) On the morning of Saturday, August 12, 2017, a South Simcoe Police Service officer began investigating a series of thefts from cars in the Lefroy area.  During the probe, the officer learned that a credit card, stolen from one of the cars, had been used at a local store. Video from the store was viewed and a suspect identified and arrested. A quantity of stolen items were recovered from the suspect's home. Some items are still without owners, including a computer and a drill.

South Simcoe Police Service are asking citizens to report any other thefts from the area and to call if they are missing any property from their vehicle.

Cars were entered on Ferrier Avenue, Corner Avenue, Squire Street and Killarney Beach Road.

A 23 year old Innisfil man has been charged with several counts of Theft Under $5000, Fraud Under $5000 and Possession of Stolen Property. The investigation is ongoing and more charges may be laid. The suspect will appear in court in September.

Those seeking missing items or additional victims are asked to call 705-436-2141,  extension 1474 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Domestic Assault

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, August 11, 2017, just before 5:30 p.m., a woman called 9-1-1 to report an assault. She told officers that she had driven to Bradford from her place of work in Milton to visit her boyfriend. When she left his home, she was confronted by her ex-husband. He followed her down the street and grabbed her bag from her shoulder, causing bruising.

A Toronto man was arrested nearby and charged with Domestic Assault. He was released to a September court date and must stay away from the victim. The woman did not require medical attention.

 

Domestic Assault

(Innisfil, ON)  On Sunday, August 13, 2017, just after 4:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers went to an Alcona home for a domestic dispute between a man and his adult son. There had been an ongoing dispute about the son moving out. At one point, the father was pushed into a brick wall, striking his head.

A 20 year old Innisfil man was charged with Domestic Assault. He will appear in court in September and must reside elsewhere. The victim did not require medical attention.

 

Break & Enter

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, August 12, 2017, sometime between 8:00 a.m., and 10:00 p.m., suspects broke into a home on Kennedy Road in Innisfil. Investigators from the South Simcoe Police Service found the point of entry at the rear door of the residence. Once inside, suspects stole a quantity of jewelry and camera equipment.

Officers are asking anyone with information on this crime to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Marine Calls

(Innisfil, ON) During the summer months, the South Simcoe Police Service patrols the waterways of the area on boat and personal water craft.

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, around 6:00 p.m., officers aboard Marine 1 located a 10 foot dingy about 300 meters off shore. Neither of the adult occupants had a personal flotation device or lifejacket, and there was none of the required safety equipment on board the vessel. The two Vaughan residents were brought to shore and charged for not having lifejackets.

On Sunday, August 13, 2017, just before 6:00 p.m., officers received a distress call from a boater on Lake Simcoe who had run out of fuel. No other vessels were available to assist, so the boat was towed to shore by officers aboard the John Wardrop II.

Media Release. Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Dangerous Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, August 14, 2017, just before the dinner hour, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a home in Alcona for a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, the woman involved told officers that her ex-boyfriend had just left and was driving a stolen Chevrolet Impala. Officers were able to confirm this information with Kawartha Lakes Police in Lindsay.

Shortly thereafter, Police received information that the suspect was at the Pioneer gas station in Bradford. Responding officers arrived just as the man was driving away. He spotted the officers and drove southbound at a high rate of speed. Officers quickly abandoned the pursuit in the interests of public safety.

An arrest warrant is being sought for 30 year old Justin Rentrop of Lindsay on charges of Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Breach Probation, Dangerous Driving and Flight From Police. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call their local Police Service or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Theft of Truck

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, August 13, 2017, a fisherman parked his Ford F-150 pickup truck on Peterman Lane near Pumphouse Road. Having consumed alcohol, he called a friend for a ride and left his truck there overnight. When he returned the next morning, it had been stolen.

South Simcoe Police Services officers are looking for a grey 2015 Ford F-150 with Ontario plate AR74918.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477, South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311 extension 1411, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Vandalism

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying vandals who spray painted graffiti on two schools in Bradford. Paint was found on St. Angela Merici School and Holy Trinity High School. The tags read "Orphan", along with the initials P.K.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311.

Media Release. Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

R.I.D.E.

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 3:40 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were operating a R.I.D.E. spot check on Bridge Street in Bradford. A car was stopped at the spot check and the driver was recognized as being under suspension. The 22 year old Bradford man was charged with Drive Under Suspension. He was given a court date in September and his car seized for 7 days.

A passenger in the car was intoxicated. He too was recognized by the officers and it was confirmed that he was on a bail condition to abstain from alcohol. A 24 year old Bradford man was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing on a charge of Fail To Comply-Recognizance.

The South Simcoe Police Service is dedicated to reducing impaired driving. Our Strategic Business Plan has identified Impaired Driving as a prime concern to the public. As a result, we operate R.I.D.E. spot checks year round. If you suspect an impaired driver, call 9-1-1.

 

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, just before 7:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service were called to the Pioneer gas station in Bradford. A witness told officers that a man operating a recreational vehicle had struck a building on the property then driven south into York Region.

A South Simcoe Police officer familiar with the suspect went to the man's Holland Landing home in an attempt to locate him and also alerted York Regional Police of the suspect vehicle.

York officers stopped and arrested the driver in Kettleby. He was brought to the South Simcoe Police Service South Division for breath testing.

During the investigation, it was confirmed that the man was prohibited for driving for life due to two previous impaired driving convictions and was also on bail, with a condition not to be in the driver's seat of a motor vehicle.

A 50 year old Holland Landing man was released to a September court date, charged with Impaired Driving, Dangerous Driving, Drive Over 80 mgs, 2 counts of Drive Disqualified and 2 counts of Fail To Comply Undertaking.

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