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Media Release - Monday, May 29, 2017

Possession Of A Controlled Substance 

(Bradford, ON)  On Sunday, May 28, around 11:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service were called to a local business parking lot in Bradford for an unconscious, possibly deceased male.  When the officer arrived,  he located the male behind a tractor truck's trailer unconscious but breathing.  The officer was able to wake the male who was confused about where he was and where he had come from. While speaking to the male, the officer detected a strong odour of alcohol on his breath and a plastic bag clutched in his hand containing marihuana.   The male was placed under arrest and taken to the station for further testing.  A 47 year old man from Beaverton has been charged with 2 Counts of Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Intoxicated In A Public Place. He will appear in Bradford criminal court in July 2017. 

Warn Range Suspension 

(Bradford, ON)  On Friday, May 26, 2017, just after 1:00 p.m.,  a South Simcoe Police officer on general patrol observed a vehicle travelling well under the speed limit on Holland Street West.  While the officer continued to follow this vehicle, it quickly made lane changes without signalling then pulled into a local business's parking lot hitting the curb.  Police stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, she noted an odour of alcohol coming from the driver's breath.   A roadside screening device was conducted registering a CAUTION.  The 65 year old male from Bradford driver's licence was suspended for 3 days.  


(Bradford, ON)  On Friday, May 26, 2017, South Simcoe Police Service was conducting R.I.D.E. near the intersections of Line 6 and Brownlee Drive in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury when an officer noticed a grey van approaching, slow down and turn quickly into a driveway.  The officer attended the location of this vehicle and spoke to the driver noticing no signs of alcohol detected on his breath.  The officer did note an expired validation tag from December 2013 on the rear licence plate of the van.  The male driver openly admitted to having no licence or insurance.  The officer continued his investigation to find that the driver was currently under a province wide driving suspension for unpaid fines since August 2003.  As a result the 55 year old man from Richmond Hill was charged with and number of Highway Traffic Act violations including Driving While Under Suspension and Drive With No Insurance.   

Media Release. Friday, May 26, 2017

Crime Prevention and Community Engagement 

The South Simcoe Police Service is committed to working together with the community to create a safe place to live and work.  Community policing involves the police and the community partnering and working  towards a common goal.  By you playing an active role in your community,  keeping it safe for yourself and your neighbours , we can all make a positive difference. 

In recent months we have had several reports of overnight entries into vehicles and daylight break and enters into homes in the Innisfil area.  We encourage you to become aware of ANYTHING suspicious or out of the ordinary and report it.  Be a good neighbor by watching for and reporting suspicious activity in your community.  If you see someone that seems suspicious or out of place, take down a description and report it. If you see a suspicious vehicle, take down the plate number and report it.  We cannot be everywhere and rely on you, our community, for tips and information.  Chief of Police Andrew Fletcher is asking the community to "Help us to help you by being the extra set of eyes and ears that we need to help keep our community safe. Community safety is a shared responsibility". 

By implementing a few of these tips it might be enough to keep your home and family safe and prevent you from becoming a victim: 

- Remove valuables from vehicles, roll up the windows and lock the doors 

- If you have home security, turn your alarm on 

- Put alarm stickers on your windows, even if you don't have an alarm system 

- Let your neighbours know when you will be away 

- Install motion sensor lights for areas around your home 

- Put on the radio when you are not home 

- Secure patio doors by putting a metal or wooden pole in the sliding track 

South Simcoe Police Service encourage you to be a part of our Crime Prevention Team by reporting any crime  to 705-436-2141 or 905-775-3311 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  No crime is too small to report, and every report makes a difference. 

Media Release. Thursday, May 18, 2017.

UPDATE-Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, just before 1:20 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers, along with Simcoe County Paramedics and Innisfil Fire, were called to a motorcycle/car collision on 10 Sideroad just north of the 3rd Line of Innisfil.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 61 year old Bradford man was taken to a local hospital, then transferred to a Toronto Trauma Centre where he remains with critical, life threatening injuries.

The car driver, a 76 year old woman from Cookstown, was not injured.

The investigation is continuing; charges against the car driver are expected.

The South Simcoe Police Service reminds drivers that motorcycles have reappeared on our roads along with the warmer weather. Please look twice before pulling into traffic or making a turn.


Careless Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 2:45 p.m., officers from the South Simcoe Police Service responded to a two car collision on Jans Boulevard in Alcona. A vehicle was stopped waiting to turn into a driveway when it was struck from behind by another car. The driver of the stopped car was treated at hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the second car, a 17 year old Innisfil boy, was charged with Careless Driving.


Warrant Arrest

(Innisfil, ON) In February, a 49 year old Barrie man failed to appear in Bradford court on fraud charges. A Bench Warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the man was located and arrested by Barrie Police. He was transferred to the custody of the South Simcoe Police Service and held for a bail hearing. He faces an additional charge of Fail To Appear.

Media Release. Friday, May 19, 2017.


(Innisfil, ON) On Thursday, May 18, 2017, officers from the South Simcoe Police Service were called to an Alcona address after a fight at a local high school. Officers discovered that two youths were fighting when a third jumped into the fray, assaulting one of the fighting youths and taking his phone. A 16 year old Innisfil boy has been released to a future court date and must avoid the victim. He is charged with Assault and Theft Under $5000.

Theft Arrests

(Bradford, ON) Detectives from the South Simcoe Police Service Street Crime Unit, along with Criminal Investigation Bureau officers have spent the last month on a theft investigation. Officers were looking into a series of tool thefts and the pawning of stolen property and developed a case against three suspects. On Friday May 5, 2017, one of the suspects was arrested and charged. On Thursday, May 18, the remaining two suspects were located and arrested by members of the Community Mobilization and Engagement Unit. All 3 men were released on strict curfews and will appear in court in June.

A 31 year old Bradford man is charged with 4 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 4 counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property.

A 54 year old Bradford man is charged with 5 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 5 counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property.

A 24 year old Bradford man is charged with 4 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 4 counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property.

Media Release. Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Break & Enter 

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, around 6:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a Bradford home on Aishford Road, after the homeowner discovered a burglary. Sometime during the day, a suspect kicked in the front door of the home, then ransacked the master bedroom. 

Anyone in the area with surveillance cameras are asked to review their footage for May 16 for any evidence of prowlers. 

As always, we encourage those with information to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 


Theft Of Trailer 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police are reviewing surveillance tapes after a theft of a camping trailer overnight on Monday. On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, employees at Campmart, located at Innisfil Beach Road next to Highway 400, noticed that a trailer had been taken overnight. Video shows that a 41 foot Heartland trailer was taken at 6:12 a.m. by three suspects in a Ford F350 dually pickup, black or dark green in colour, with trailer mirrors and orange clearance lights on the roof. The truck also has silver rails on the truck bed and aluminum rims. The vehicles were last seen westbound on Innisfil Beach Road. The suspects are described as: 

1-Driver: Male, medium build, red hoody and red pants 

2-Male, short, wearing a red hoody and jean shorts 

3-Male, medium build, wearing a red hoody and jeans. 

Investigators are keen to speak with the occupants of a white van that was also seen on the surveillance at the same time. 

The neighbouring Tim Hortons is busy during this time and officers are hoping a customer may have information about the suspects or their vehicle. 


Theft From Auto 

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to an Innisfil address for a theft of a car stereo. A resident of Hunter Street reported that sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m., someone cut open the canvas roof of his 2011 Smart car and pulled the stereo and navigation system from the dash. 

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

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