Category: Media Releases
Assault With A Weapon
(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, around 10:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a fight call in downtown Bradford. Investigators located a number of witnesses and two victims. It was determined that two male suspects had assaulted a man and a woman with a brick and an umbrella in retaliation for an earlier argument. The suspects fled before police arrived. The victims were treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries.
Suspects were identified and later that afternoon a 31 year old Bradford man was arrested and charged with Assault With A Weapon. He was released from custody on conditions to stay away from the victims while he awaits a court date.
His 33 year old brother, a resident of Barrie, is also being sought on a charge of Assault With A Weapon. Officers anticipate an arrest today.
(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, around 1:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service constables attended the Bradford Library for a medical call. A youth was being treated by paramedics for drug intoxication.
An investigation revealed a quantity of marihuana and cash hidden in his clothing. The 17 year old youth was charged with Possession of Marihuana and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. He was released to the custody of his mother and given a July court date.
(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 27, 22017, plainclothes officers from the South Simcoe Police Service Street Crime Unit spotted a man that they knew was wanted by York Regional Police. The 41 year old Bradford man was arrested and turned over to York officers to be dealt with on the warrant.
WARN Range Suspension
(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, around 10:20 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service constable was enforcing the speed limit on Sideroad 10 north of Bradford. A concerned citizen stopped and told the officer of another vehicle that he had seen driving erratically. The officer was able to locate and stop the suspect a short distance away.
After a WARN on a roadside screening device test, a 39 year old Thornton man had his driver's licence suspended for three days.
Citizens like this one assist us in keeping your roads and communities safe. If you suspect an impaired driver, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Category: Media Releases
Mischief Under $5000
(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 25, 2017, around 11:00 p.m., a woman was sitting in her car in an Alcona parking lot. A suspect, whom the victim did not know, suddenly jumped on the hood of her car causing damage. The victim approached a nearby constable and reported the incident. The suspect, who was still at the scene, was arrested and charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Public Intoxication. The 35 year old Innisfil woman will appear in court in July.
(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, June 24, 2017, around 8:20 p.m., a concerned citizen called the South Simcoe Police Service to report a possibly impaired driver. The witness described the vehicle and its location for responding officers, who located the vehicle parked and running in a gas station parking lot. The officer had to wake the driver and turn off the ignition.
After a short investigation, a 32 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded. He will appear in court in July.
Once again, a vigilant citizen has contributed to the safety of the community. Thanks to this witness, we were able to remove an impaired driver from our streets. You can help by calling 9-1--1 if you see a suspected impaired driver.
Marine Search & Rescue
(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 25, 2017, around 2:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were aboard the John Wardrop II on Lake Simcoe when they received a call for two overturned kayaks near Fox Island.
The Coast Guard initiated a MAYDAY call for all vessels in the vicinity. As officers arrived they found three overturned vessels with no signs of occupants or persons in the water. During their search they were told that the occupants had made it to shore safely. The 5 people were interviewed and officers learned that a sudden change in the weather caused one kayak to overturn sending two occupants into the water.
Assistance from another boater helped the entire party reach shore. This potentially tragic incident could have been avoided had the boaters check a weather forecast before leaving shore. A squall warning was in effect for most of Sunday.
Personal flotation devices worn by all involved contributed to this happy ending. Boaters are reminded to have all necessary safety equipment and a cell phone with them at all times.
Fraud Under $5000
(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, June 24, 2017, just after noon, two suspects entered the Home Hardware store in Bradford. They selected several faucets and went to the cashier to pay. After handing over $800 cash, the first suspect asked for the cash back to check something. On surveillance video the suspect can be seen palming some of the money, then handing the rest back to the clerk. About 30 minutes later, the suspects returned and obtained a full refund. The store is out $400. The suspects were driving a silver Dodge Charger.
The suspects are described as:
#1. Male, heavy set, tan complexion, 6'0 tall, birthmark behind his ear.
#2. Male, 5'2, tan complexion, average build with an unknown accent.
Anyone who can identify these suspects is asked to call 905-775-3311 extension 1409 or email