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Media Release. Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Drive Over 80 mgs

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, just before 9:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police constable was patrolling County Road 27, north of Schomberg. He stopped a vehicle and spoke to the driver, noting open alcohol in the vehicle and the odour of alcohol on the driver's breath. A Roadside Screening Device Test was conducted with a result of FAIL. The driver was arrested and after further testing at the station, he was charged with Drive Over 80 mgs. The 35 year old Toronto man will appear in court in May. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded.


Motorcycle Collision Investigation

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police are requesting the assistance of the public, after a motorcycle was driven into the Holland Canal on Tuesday evening. On April 18, 2017, at 6:35 p.m., a Morris Road resident called police after smelling the odour of gasoline. He went to investigate and found a motorcycle submerged in the canal off Morris Road. Responding officers found the motorcycle in the water with the lights still on, and a wet set of footprints heading south on the roadway.

A search of the area did not locate a driver but a nearby resident reported seeing a man cutting through her property. Officers would like to speak to the motorcycle rider.

He is described as male, white, with short greyish hair, about 60 years of age, wearing a short black jacket with a large red circle emblem on the back and dark grey jogging pants. Anyone with information is asked to call the investigating officer, P.C. Jay Saville at 905-775-3311 extension 1472 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. As always, you can remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Domestic Assault

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 11:40 p.m., South Simcoe Police responded to a Bradford home for a domestic disturbance. It was learned that a man threw his wife to the floor and put her in a headlock. A 39 year old Bradford man will be living elsewhere while he awaits a May court date on a charge of Domestic Assault. The victim did not require medical attention.


Theft Of Tools

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police are searching for stolen tools in Innisfil after a Cedar Path resident reported a theft from his workshop. Sometime overnight on Wednesday, April 12, a culprit entered the unlocked shed and and removed six portable power tools. Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Under our #LockItOrLoseIt crime prevention program, residents are reminded to keep doors locked and valuables out of sight.


Internet Fraud

(Bradford, ON) A Bradford woman was duped out of almost $6,000 on Monday. The victim received a phone call from a fraudster claiming to be a bank inspector. He told her that her account had been compromised and he needed her help to catch the culprits. He convinced her to make wire transfers from her account to a location in Turkey. On Tuesday, the suspect called back and convinced the victim to give him access to her account on line. The fraud was discovered when the victim's daughter intervened.

Banks will never ask you to give them access to your account and will never ask you to wire money anywhere. Please educate the vulnerable members of your family about this type of fraud.

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