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Media Release. Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Theft Under $5000

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, March 26, 2017, a 23 year old Bradford man was charged in relation to a shoplifting incident. He was charged, released and given a court date. Later that day, the suspect was identified as being responsible for another theft incident.

When the suspect failed to attend the police station for a scheduled fingerprint appointment on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, he was contacted and turned himself in. He was held in custody for a bail hearing facing charges of 2 counts of Theft Under $5000, 2 counts of Possession of Property Obtained By Crime and Fail To Appear-Prints.

 

Industrial Accident

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a construction site on Mackenzie Way in Bradford for an workplace injury. Responding officers learned that a 40 year old worker was struck and pinned under a falling piece of equipment. He was extracted by co-workers and transported to a Toronto Trauma Centre by Simcoe County Paramedics. He remains in hospital with serious injuries. South Simcoe Police will assist the ministry of Labour with their ongoing investigation.

 

Theft Of Snakes

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, South Simcoe Police responded to a Holland Street West address after a report of stolen snakes.  A neighbour had been "snakesitting" for the absent owner when the snakes were taken from their sealed enclosures. A former roommate of the owner is a suspect in this crime.

There is no danger to the public as it is believed the snakes are still contained.

The snakes, a male and female, both Ball Pythons, are described as yellow with tan markings, about three feet long.

Anyone with information about these stolen reptiles is asked to call the investigating officer, P.C. Jason Saville at 905-775-3311 extension 1472 or by email at jason.saville at southsimcoepolice.ca You can remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Break & Enter Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On  Sunday, March 16, 2017, around 3:20 p.m.,  a suspect was seen entering a home on Moore Street in Bradford. Police were called and searched the area for the suspect but were unsuccessful. A quantity of jewelry had been taken from the home.

After investigation, a suspect was identified and arrested on April 5, 2017 by the Street Crime Unit. A 51 year old Bradford woman has been charged with Break & Enter and Theft Under $5000. She will appear in court in May.Snakes PR170007173

Media Release. Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Drive Under Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, March 30, 2017, around noon hour, a South Simcoe Police Traffic & Marine constable was monitoring traffic on Summerlyn Trail in Bradford. As a car drove by, the officer could see that the driver was having an animated conversation while holding her cell phone. As her followed the car west, he watched as the driver disobeyed a red signal light at Langford Boulevard. He stopped the car and spoke to the driver, who verbally identified herself.

The officer issued a number of tickets at the time.

Later on, the officer was checking further into the identity of the driver when he became suspicious that she had given a false name. During a phone conversation, it was discovered that the woman had used her sister's identity in order to avoid the tickets.

The 34 year old Bradford woman turned herself in on Tuesday, April 4. She will appear in court in May charged with Drive Under Suspension, G1 Licence-No Accompanying Driver, Fail To Identify, Red Light-Fail To Stop and Drive-Handheld Communication Device.

 

House Fire

(Innisfil, On) On Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm two Innisfil residents returned to their home on 25 Sideroad to discover their house was on fire.  One of the residents was able to get the family pets out of the home and the other called for help.  Innisfil Fire and South Simcoe Police attended and assisted.  The fire was eventually brought under control and contained to one room in the home.  The cause of the fire appears to have been accidental and started in the fireplace and chimney.  No one was injured.

Media Release. Monday, April 3, 2017.

WARN Range Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, March 31, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Traffic & Marine constable was patrolling Bradford when he saw a driver disobey a stop sign. When he spoke to the driver, the officer noted the smell of alcohol on the driver's breath. A roadside screening device test was administered and the result was a WARN. The 26 year old Bradford man had his licence suspended for three days. He was also charged with Disobey Stop Sign, Drive No Licence and Fail To Surrender Insurance.

 

Breach Recognizance (Bradford, ON) On Saturday, April 1, 2017, around 11:30 a.m., a patrolling South Simcoe Police constable saw a man and woman walking together on Professor Day Drive. The officer knew that the man had been arrested for assaulting the woman earlier in the week and that the man was on release conditions to avoid the victim. A 24 year old man from Everett was arrested and charged with Breach Recognizance. He was later released from custody with a new court date and updated conditions.

 

Drive Under Suspension (Bradford, ON) On Sunday, April 2, 2017, around 9:45 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Traffic & Marine constable was patrolling Bradford when he saw a driver disobey a stop sign. When he stopped and investigated, he discovered that the 20 year old Bradford woman had been suspended since December. She was charged with Drive Under Suspension, Disobey Stop Sign, Operate Without Insurance and Possess Revoked Licence. Her car was impounded for 7 days and she was given a May court date.

Media Release. Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Further Appeal For Witnesses in Death Investigation In Bradford

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police are repeating an appeal for witnesses as they assist the Coroner's Office in a death investigation in Bradford.

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 7:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a construction site off Miller Park Avenue in Bradford after construction workers discovered a deceased male. Officers arrived to find the body of a 17 year old  youth beside an overturned forklift.

Foul play is not suspected at this time, but investigators are requesting anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the area of Miller Park Avenue, west of Melbourne Drive on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 overnight to Wednesday, March 15, 2017, to come forward.

Witnesses are asked to call Detective Constable Giordano at 905-775-3311 extension 1043 or e-mail their contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Release. Friday, March 31, 2017.

Road Safety Message: Move Over For Emergency Vehicles

With another busy spring and summer approaching, Ontario drivers are reminded to clear the way for emergency vehicles by slowing down and moving over.

Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act, since 2009, has required that drivers slow down and proceed with caution when approaching a stopped police car, fire vehicle or ambulance with emergency lights flashing. Since 2015, this has also included tow trucks. Drivers must slow down and move left with caution. If the highway has two or more lanes, drivers must slow down and also move over into another lane, if it is safe to do so. If approached from behind by an emergency services vehicle with its lights flashing, motorists must pull to the right and stop to allow the emergency vehicle to pass safely.

Please remember the Move Over Law and keep emergency services personnel and our partners in the towing industry safe on our highways.

Quick Facts 

First Offence - $400 plus 3 demerit points upon conviction

Second Offence (within 5 years) - $1,000 to $4,000, possible jail time up to 6 months and possible suspension of driver’s licence for up to 2 years.

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