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Media Release. Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Impaired By Drug

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, May 15, 2017, South Simcoe Police were responding to a call of an argument in Bradford. The suspect was described as driving a GMC truck, which an officer spotted on Magani Avenue. He spoke to the driver and recognized him as being wanted on a warrant. The man was arrested and during the arrest the officer noted several indications of impairment. He also located a quantity of suspected heroin in the man's pocket. A 40 year old Bradford man was held in custody for a bail hearing on charges of Refuse Drug Evaluation, Possession of Heroin and 2 counts of Breach of Recognizance. He was also charged with Drive Under Suspension.

 

Mischief Under $5000

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, May 15, 2017 just before 6:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police attended an Innisfil home for a report of damage. Responding officers spoke to a man who reported that he and his teenaged son had argued. His son had damaged numerous items and walls inside the home. A 16 year old youth has been held in custody for a bail hearing charged with Mischief Under $5000. He will appear in Youth Court today.

 

Unlawfully In A Dwelling

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, May 15, 2017, around 9:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police were called to an Innisfil home, after a man found a squatter living in his boathouse. The man left before officers arrived but he was quickly located and arrested. Investigation revealed that the man has been living unnoticed in the boathouse for several months. A 32 year old man of no fixed address has been held in custody for a bail hearing charged with Unlawfully in a Dwelling.

 

Robbery Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, May 12, 2017, two youths were robbed on Simcoe Road in Bradford. On Saturday, May 13, 2017, just after 11:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police constable located a suspect and identified him as being involved. A 16 year old boy has been charged with Robbery. He was released to a future court date. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.

 

Theft of Gas

(Bradford, ON) On the morning of Saturday, May 13, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a Bradford gas station for a report of theft of gas. Through investigation and the use of surveillance video, the officer was able to identify the vehicle and the driver. The same suspect is responsible for two other thefts of gas at this location over the last two weeks.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, the suspect, a 17 year old Bradford boy, was located and charged with three counts of Theft Under $5000.

He will appear in court at a later date.

 

Theft From Auto Arrest

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, May 13, 2017, just after midnight, South Simcoe Police were notified of a suspect entering cars in the Hill Street/ Inniswood St. neighbourhood. While investigating, the officer was approached by several citizens who had seen the suspect during the thefts. As they were taking to the officer, the suspect walked by and was pointed out.

He was arrested and investigated. A 17 year old Innisfil youth was charged with Theft Under $5000, Break and Enter and Possession of Stolen Property. The youth will appear in court at a later date. The investigation is continuing and more charges may be laid.

This is a fine example of community engagement where the citizens of the neighbourhood become the eyes and ears of the police. The South Simcoe Police applaud the actions of these citizens in looking out for their fellow neighbours.

Suspended Driver

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, May 13, 2017 around 8:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called by a concerned citizen who reported a possibly impaired driver at the LCBO in Alcona. A responding officer stopped the suspect vehicle and spoke with the driver. No signs of impairment were noted but the man's driver's licence was under suspension. A 44 year old Innisfil man has been charged with Drive Under Suspension. He will appear in court at a later date.

 

Stolen Bike

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, May 12, 2017, a bicycle was stolen from Lakeside Retirement Centre on Innisfil Beach Road. The bike is described as an orange "Gary Fisher Mamba" mountain bike with black accents. It has Hutchison Chameleon tires with green lettering. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Release. Friday, May 12, 2017.

Robbery

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, May 12, 2017, just after midnight, two teens were walking in downtown Bradford. As they were on Simcoe Road, just south of Holland Street, they were accosted by three male suspects. In front of 112 Simcoe Road, one of the suspects threatened them and demanded they hand over their belongings. As the suspects began going through their pockets, a witness pulled up in a silver Ford. When the victims asked for help, the first suspect threatened the driver of the car and he drove away. The suspects took cigarettes and cologne from one of the boy's backpacks and the three fled west along Luxury Avenue.

Suspect 1: Male, white, 40 years of age, thin and short, wearing a baggy grey sweater and black track pants

Suspect 2: Male, white, 20 years old, 6'2, heavy build, long brown hair, black hat

Suspect 3: Male, white, late teens, 6 feet tall, heavy build, dirty white striped shirt

 

South Simcoe Police are seeking the witness in the silver car. Anyone else with information or surveillance video of the area is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

CRA Scam

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, May 11, 2017, a Bradford woman reported a internet fraud. She told officers that she received an e-mail, purportedly from Canada Revenue Agency, that she was eligible for a refund. When she clicked on the link in the e-mail, she was taken to a site where she entered her personal information. She called the CRA afterwards and found out it was a scam. While she is not out any money, she has been exposed to a possible identity fraud and must monitor her creidt.

The CRA and other government agencies will not contact you via e-mail. Be suspicious of any correspondence that contains a link. Do not give out personal information to anyone you do not know.

Media Release. Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Fail To Remain

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, just before 1:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a Bradford restaurant. A woman reported that her ex-husband had been drinking in the bar and harassing her. He took her cellphone and smashed it, leaving the scene. The man is currently on a bail that prohibits him from contacting her or consuming alcohol.

At 5:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police were notified that a man had fled the scene of a pick up truck rollover at Innisfil Beach Road and 20 Sideroad. When officers arrived, they realized the suspect was the same. A search of the area was conducted using the Canine Unit but the suspect was able to evade capture.

Later in the morning he was located at a home in Bradford, where he surrendered.

A 30 year old Bradford man has been held in custody for a bail hearing. He is facing charges of Breach of Undertaking, Mischief Under $5000 and Fail To Remain. He was not injured in the collision.

 

Mischief

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, around 10:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a Bradford residence. A youth's parents reported that he had damaged property inside the home and was out of control, having consumed alcohol during the day.

The 17 year old boy was arrested without incident and has been held in custody for a bail hearing on a charge of Mischief Under $5000. He will appear in Youth Court today.

Media release. Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Blitz


(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, May 10, 2017,South Simcoe Police along with our partners from the Ministry of Transportation and York Regional Police conducted a commercial motor vehicle safety blitz in Bradford. Officers sought out and stopped trucks in the Bradford area and brought them to the Bob Fallis Arena where certified inspectors examined the vehicles for defects.
35 vehicles were stopped and inspected. Problems identified included insufficient or improper brakes, steering/suspension problems, load security and weights - one vehicle was 5,000 kg overweight. 17 of the vehicles were taken off the road until repairs could be made, a 49% failure rate.


32 charges were laid and one driver was suspended for 3 days for having a blood alcohol concentration between 50 and 80 mgs.


Commercial vehicle safety is an important part of our road safety program. We encourage all drivers, not just commercial truckers, to make a pre-trip inspection daily, and make repairs immediately.

Media release. Monday, May 8, 2017.

Mischief

(Innisfil, On) On Friday, May 5, 2017, just after the dinner hour, South Simcoe Police were called to a home in Cookstown. A homeowner had found a teenaged girl burning a large quantity of papers beside his home. He attempted to detain her but she ran off as Innisfil Fire arrived to extinguish the blaze. Officers searched the area and eventually located the suspect. She kicked the arresting officer several times during the arrest. A 15 year old Innisfil girl has been charged with Mischief and Assault Police. She was held in custody and will appear in Youth Court for a bail hearing.

 

Drive Disqualified

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, May 6, 2017, just after 9:00 a.m., a South Simcoe Police constable was operating a cruiser with an Automated Licence Plate Reader (ALPR). While on Canal Road, the ALPR alerted him to a suspended driver inquiry on a passing car.

When the officer stopped the car, he discovered that the driver was prohibited from driving due to a criminal court conviction.

A 30 year old Newmarket man was charged with Drive Disqualified. He was released to a future criminal court date. His car has been seized and will be held for 45 days.

 

Assault

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, May 5, 2017, South Simcoe Police received an assault complaint. A woman reported that her estranged brother has entered the trailer she was sleeping in at her parent's home during the night. He assaulted her by slapping and punching her.

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the suspect was located and arrested. A 33 year old Innisfil man was charged with Assault. He was released to a future court date on conditions he avoid the victim.

 

Theft of Tools

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police have received two more reports of thefts of tools, including one person victimized for a second time. A Mason Drive resident reported a theft of tools from his vehicle on May 2. A Ondrey Street man reported that on Saturday night, May 6, his truck was entered and a quick cut saw removed from his truck. This is the second time in a week thieves have targeted his truck.

A neighbour spoke to a suspicious male on Ondrey Street around 2:30 a.m. He is described as white, 25 to 30 years old, 5"10 with a thin build with a partial goatee and moustache, wearing a black winter jacket with a fur hood.

Anyone with information on this suspect or these thefts is asked to call South Simcoe Police at 905-775-3311, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Theft From Auto

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, May 5, 2017, a Jans Boulevard resident reported that thieves had enetered his car and stolen an iPod in a black leather case. No suspect information was available to officers.

Residents are reminded that locking your car is only the first defense against thieves. Removing valuable items stops bandits from stealing your things, regardless of whether your car is locked or unlocked. Get an alarm installed and keep an eye on your neighbourhood.

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