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Media Release. Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Break & Enter Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, June 22, 2017, around 3:45 a.m., South Simcoe Police Services officers in Bradford responded to a break and enter call on Compton Crescent. As the officers arrived, they located a large amount of stolen property on the roadway. A search of the area was begun and the Canine Unit called in. Just before 5:00 a.m, Police Service Dog Chase led officers to a nearby lane where a suspect was located.

A 31 year old Bradford man has been charged with 3 counts of Break and Enter, 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property, 5 counts of Theft Under $5000, 5 counts of Prowl By Night and Fail To Comply-Undertaking.

He has been held for a bail hearing.

The investigation is continuing and officers are asking any other victims in the area to call South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311.


Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 around 4:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service were called by a concerned citizen who reported erratic driving. The suspect had pulled into the lot of the Innisfil Recreation Centre and that is where the responding officer found the truck and its driver.

After speaking with the driver, the officer noted the odour of alcohol on the man's breath and other signs of impairment. After testing at the station, a 34 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His licence has been suspended for 90 days and he will appear in court in July.

Once again, the value of citizen involvement in crime prevention has been shown. An involved public becomes the eyes and ears of your police service and contributes to a safer community. If you see a possibly impaired driver, call 9-1-1 immediately.


Marine Rescue

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 10:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit officers were called out for a Search and Rescue operation on Lake Simcoe.

A boater had called 9-1-1 to report that he had run out of fuel with two persons aboard, only one life jacket and minimal safety equipment. In addition, his cell phone battery was down to 6%, making it difficult for him to communicate with rescuers.

The vessel, a 18 foot Bayliner, was located off Long Shoal and towed in.

The operator, a 24 year old man, was charged for Failing to have sufficient life jackets.

This event could have had a tragic ending. If you are planning on sailing anywhere, make sure you have a fully charged cell phone, a signalling device, a full tank of gas and  and especially, enough life jackets for everyone on board.

Media Release. Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Dangerous Driving (Domestic)

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, just before 3:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the Bradford Walmart on Holland Street West. Witnesses reported that a woman was walking into the store when a man pulled up in a pickup truck at a high rate of speed, slamming on the brakes and narrowly missing her. He then jumped from the truck and confronted her as she stood outside. The two have been involved in a relationship.

The man left the scene before officers arrived but was located and arrested a short time later.

A 31 year old Bradford man was charged with Dangerous Driving. He was released to a July court date and must avoid contact with the victim. The woman was not injured.


Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, around 2:20 p.m., a concerned citizen was driving north from Bradford on Yonge Street when he spotted a vehicle driving erratically. The man called 9-1-1- and guided officers to the suspect car.

When officers spoke to the driver, they noted signs of alcohol impairment. The woman was arrested and taken to the station for testing.

A 50 year old Toronto woman was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. She had her driver's licence suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded. She will appear in court in July.

The South Simcoe Police Service thank this citizen for getting involved. We remind you all that using a cell phone to call 9-1-1 while driving is allowed under the distracted driving legislation. If you see a possibly impaired driver, do your part to keep your community safe and call 9-1-1 immediately.

Media Release. Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Impaired Driving  

(Innisfil, ON)  On January 16, 2017, around 5:00 a.m., a South Simcoe Police officer was on a traffic stop near County Road  and 10 Side Road in the Town of Innisfil where he witnessed an east bound car turn north on to 10 Side Road,  directly in the path of a west bound car causing a collision.  The officer immediately attended the scene.  Ambulances were requested as both drivers showed signs of serious injuries.  One driver was confined to his vehicle due to extensive damage,  the other driver, a 24 year Innisfil man, was taken to a local hospital. The officer formed the opinion that the driver of the eastbound vehicle's ability to operate the vehicle was impaired by alcohol and performed an intoxilyzer test on him at the hospital.  As a result, a 24 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. 

Impaired/Over 80mgs Drive Under Suspension 

(Bradford, ON)  On January 16, 2017 around 8:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police received a call about a possible impaired driver on Yonge Street near the Town of Bradford West Gwilimbury.  The car pulled over and the investigating officer formed the opinion that the drivers ability was impaired.  He was arrested, transported to the South Divison for further testing. 

As a result, a 53 year old Bradford man was charged with Impaired Driving, Over 80mgs and Drive Under Suspension.  His car was towed and impounded for 7 days.  He will appear in Bradford Court at the beginning of February. 

You too can play a role in keeping our roadways safe.  If you see a suspected impaired driver, you are encouraged to call 9-1-1 and report the incident to police.  Police will ask you to provide your location, a description of the vehicle and the last known direction of travel.  Safe Roads...Your Call 

Theft From Vehicle 

(Innisfil, ON)  Sometime overnight January 13 to 14, 2017, an unlocked vehicle was entered on Quarry Drive in the Town of Innisfil by an unknown suspect.   A number of items were taken including an ipad, a blackberry phone and a bank draft.  People are reminded never to leave valuables in your car and to always lock your car.  Lock It Or Lose It. 

Calls For Service 

On Monday, January 16, 2017, South Simcoe Police responded to 78 calls for service, pro-active traffic stops and community service events. 

Media Release. Monday, February 27, 2017


(Innisfil, ON) Over the weekend South Simcoe Police were called to Tanger Outlet Mall for reports of shoplifting.  On Saturday, February 25, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., 3 males entered the Ralph Lauren Polo store communicating with each other thru ear pieces, distracting staff members and then removing 44 items worth over $1 700.00  concealing them in shopping bags.  The store's loss prevention were contacted and police were made aware that a similar report was made to York Regional Police from a mall in Vaughan.  Through investigation, York Regional Police were able to arrest one of the males responsible for the Theft and recover some stolen goods.  

On Sunday February 26, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called back to the Tanger Outlet Mall for a report of theft of sunglasses.  A man and a women entered the Sunglass Hut separately, both trying on several pairs of sunglasses.  The store employee did witness the man place a pair inside his jacket pocket.  Shortly after the couple left the store together, the store employee noticed at least two more items were taken without paying.  The total loss is estimated at $900 - $1200. 

Suspect #1: male, black, approximately 30 years of age, 6 foot tall, clean shaven, black short hair, wearing a grey toque, black leather coat with dark blue jeans and black shoes. 

Suspect #2: female, White, wavy blond hair, wearing a black toque, a long black winter coat, black and white striped leggings and winter boots.  She was carrying an Adidas bag and a large black purse. 

Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  

Theft Of Tools 

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, February 24, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a house in Bradford for a theft of work tools.  The vehicle was parked in the driveway on Imperial Crescent in the Town of Bradford West Gwillumbury, when someone entered the unlocked truck sometime between 11:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23 and 3:00 p.m Friday, February 24, 2017 and removed a drill.  

Also on Friday, February 24, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a home on Hurd Street in Bradford West Gwillumbury for a report of tools taken from a backyard shed.  A Compound Miter Saw and a Compact Table Saw were taken in that theft.  According to police, they have the owner's initials engraved on them.   

Police are reminding people to help keep your valuables safe, Lock It or Lose It. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 


Media Release. Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Do I Need Winter Tires?

Winter with all its beauty, provides us with some driving challenges. Winter tires can help you face these challenges. The South Simcoe Police would like to share some winter tire tips with the public, courtesy of Transport Canada.

Vehicle handling will be improved when tires of the same type, size, speed rating and load index are installed on all four wheels.
Snow Tires: Tires marked with the pictograph of a peaked mountain with a snowflake meet specific snow traction performance requirements, and have been designed specifically for use in severe snow conditions. If you intend driving in severe winter conditions, install four winter tires that meet the "snow tire" designation on your vehicle. These snow tires will assist you to control your vehicle safely in slippery conditions. 

Tires marked "M + S" – or "mud and snow" tires, also known as "all-season" tires— continue to provide safe all-weather performance, but may not always be suitable for severe snow conditions.

Wide, high performance tires, other than those that are specifically designed as snow tires, are not suitable for use on snow covered roads.

Remember: To help maintain control and stability of your vehicle in icy conditions, Transport Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada recommend that you install winter tires in sets of four. Mixing tires with different tread patterns, internal construction, and size degrades the stability of the vehicle and should be avoided. As a tire wears, snow traction is reduced. Tires that are worn close to the tread-wear indicators have reduced traction and should not be used on snow-covered roads or in severe snow conditions. Proper air pressure extends tread life, improves safety, and reduces fuel consumption — all vital factors in saving energy and protecting the environment. Tire pressure decreases as temperatures drop, so be sure to check the pressures at least once a month when the tires are cold, preferably after the car has been out all night.

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