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Media Release. Thursday, March 30, 2017.

 UPDATE- Arrest Made In Stabbing Investigation

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, March 27, 2017, at 10:42 p.m., South Simcoe Police responded to the area of Holland Street West and Simcoe Road for the report of a stabbing. Officers learned that the victim, a 26 year old Bradford man, exited a restaurant at the corner when he was confronted by the suspect. It is believed that they have an ongoing disagreement. A fight ensued during which the victim was stabbed in the chest. Both  the victim and the suspect left the scene before police arrived. The victim was later located at his residence. He was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Surveillance footage gathered from the area  produced a still photo of the suspect. After the photo was broadcast on social media, the identity of the suspect was confirmed. He was contacted and surrendered himself on Wednesday, March 29.

A 24 year old Newmarket man has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault With A Weapon, Weapons Dangerous, Carry Concealed Weapon and Disobey Court Order. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

South Simcoe Police acknowledge the assistance of the public in the identification and arrest of this subject.

 

Fraud Warning

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, a man reported a fraud to South Simcoe Police. He had advertised a computer for sale on the buy and sell website, Kijiji. He received a response and the prospective buyer sent him a bank draft for $2800, with instructions that the excess money obtained from cashing the draft was to be given to the man picking up the computer. The victim attended the bank where he was informed that the draft was a forgery. The victim did not suffer a loss.

This fraud, known as the Overpayment Scam, attempts the lure the victim into cashing fraudulent or stolen cheques or money orders. Once the victim has returned the overpayment, the bank will call with information that the cheque has bounced, and the victim is out the cash. When selling items on-line, never accept an overpayment for any transaction. We recommend face to face selling, with exact change in cash as the only means of payment.

Hit and Run Collision Witness Sought

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police are seeking a witness to a  fail to remain collision.

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, around 8:45 p.m., at the intersection of 10 Sideroad and the 9th Line of Innisfil, a car and a garbage truck were involved in a collision. The two drivers argued and the car driver left the scene of the collision. Through the use of the cruiser equipped with the Automated Licence Plate Reader and some good investigative work, the vehicle was identified and the driver arrested at his home. A 21 year old Barrie man now faces charges of Impaired Driving, Drive Over 80 mgs, Fail To Remain, Dangerous Driving and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The accused man will appear in court in April.

Officers are looking to speak with the driver of a 5 tonne box truck with the word "Simcoe" on the side who may have been a witness to the collision.

Witnesses are asked to call Sergeant David Phillips at 705-436-2141 ext 1458 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Release. Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Stabbing 

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, March 27, 2017, at 10:42 p.m., South Simcoe Police responded to the area of Holland Street West and Simcoe Road for the report of a stabbing. 

Officers learned that the victim, a 26 year old Bradford man, exited a restaurant at the corner when he was confronted by the suspect. It is believed that they have an ongoing disagreement. A fight ensued during which the victim was stabbed in the chest. Both  the victim and the suspect left the scene before police arrived. The victim was later located at his residence. He was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries. 

The victim has been uncooperative with investigators. 

South Simcoe Police are seeking additional witnesses to this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police, Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-775-3311, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Release. Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

UPDATE-Stabbing

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, March 27, 2017, at 10:42 p.m., South Simcoe Police responded to the area of Holland Street West and Simcoe Road for the report of a stabbing. Officers learned that the victim, a 26 year old Bradford man, exited a restaurant at the corner when he was confronted by the suspect. It is believed that they have an ongoing disagreement. A fight ensued during which the victim was stabbed in the chest.

Both  the victim and the suspect left the scene before police arrived. The victim was later located at his residence. He was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The victim has since been interviewed and co-operated with investigators.

Surveillance footage gathered from the area has produced a still photo of the suspect. The suspect has since been identified but officers are still seeking witnesses to the incident. The investigating officer is Detective Constable Holly Murray at 905-775-3311 ext. 1009 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

Threatening Death

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, around 10:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to an Innisfil home for a domestic between two teen brothers. During an argument, the suspect threatened to kill the victim. A 14 year old boy was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing. He faces a charge of Threatening Death.

Media Release. Monday, March 27, 2017.

Domestic Assault

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, March 25, 2017, just before 11:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police constable was walking to his patrol vehicle at the South Division when he heard a woman crying. He then saw the woman walking by on the sidewalk and approached her. When he spoke to her, she told him that she had just been assaulted by her boyfriend during an argument. The 24 year old male suspect was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault. The Everett man must stay away from the victim while he awaits a court date in May. The victim did not require medical aid.

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, March 26, 2017, around 1:00 a.m., a South Simcoe Police constable was patrolling Bradford when he stopped a driver for erratic driving. While speaking to the driver he noted signs of alcohol impairment. The driver was arrested and taken to the station for testing. A 26 year old woman from Bradford was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded. She will appear in court in April.

Domestic Assault (Bradford, ON) On Sunday, March 26, 2017, during the dinner hour, South Simcoe Police were notified of an ongoing domestic dispute. Officers went to the residence and spoke to a man at the home. While they were there, a woman came home and told the officers that she had been assaulted by the man, had a chair thrown at her and that he had broken a door by punching it. The 26 year old Bradford man was charged with Domestic Assault, Assault With a Weapon and Mischief. He must reside elsewhere and avoid contact with the victim while he awaits a May court appearance. The victim did not require medical assistance.

Impaired Driving (Bradford, ON) On Monday, March 27, 2017, around 3:00 a.m., a concerned citizen called South Simcoe Police after seeing an intoxicated man get into a vehicle in downtown Bradford. Officers arrived with seconds and stopped the vehicle just as it was driving away. The officer spoke to the driver and placed him under arrest. After testing at the station, a 35 year old man from Holland Landing was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded. He will appear in court in April.

The South Simcoe Police applaud the witness for calling police in this incident. His concern eliminated a public safety threat. We are dedicated to defeating impaired driving in our community. You can help by calling 9-1-1 if you see a possibly impaired driver.

Drive Under Suspension (Bradford, ON) On Friday, March 24, 2017, around 3:20 p.m., a South Simcoe Police constable checked a van in downtown Bradford. The driver of the vehicle was under suspension. The 65 year old Bradford man had been suspended since October. He will appear in court in May, charged with Drive Under Suspension.

Thefts from Autos (Bradford, ON) On Sunday, March 26, 2017, South Simcoe Police were notified of tool thefts from vehicles in Bradford overnight. In both cases, construction tools were taken from pick up trucks, one on Mason Drive, the other on Downy Emerald Drive. While locking your vehicle does work, we find that determined tool thieves will break into locked vehicles. Surveillance cameras and motion activated lights can help to keep your property safe.

Anyone with information on these thefts is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Tax Fraud (Bradford, ON) On Saturday, March 25, 2017, a Bradford man reported that he had been taken in what is called the "CRA Scam". A suspect called him, pretending to me a tax auditor and told him he was in arrears for payment. The suspect instructed the victim to purchase iTunes cards and read the codes to him over the telephone in order to settle his account and avoid arrest. The victim was defrauded of $3,500.

The Canada Revenue Agency will never telephone you and threaten arrest, nor will they have you pay with gift cards. Educate the vulnerable people in your life to avoid them falling victim to these bandits. Retailers should question any customer who purchases large amounts of gift cards and notify police if it occurs.

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