Two men face several charges after a dispatcher at a Bradford taxi company was assaulted. In a separate incident, a Bradford woman is charged in connection with a domestic assault.
In the first incident, two men entered the taxi company office on Holland Street West on May 14 around 1:30 a.m. asking about the cost to take a cab home. The men argued with the dispatcher for about 10 minutes before being asked to leave. When they refused, the dispatcher tried to grab one suspect and was struck in the face by the second, South Simcoe Police report.
Once outside, the suspects tried to re-enter the office by kicking the door and causing damage before fleeing on foot. One was arrested on a nearby street. The second was arrested following a foot pursuit and was found to be carrying a knife. A 20-year-old Bradford man was charged with uttering threats, mischief and breach of probation. An 18-year-old Bradford man was charged with assault, mischief and carrying a concealed weapon. Both were released with a promise to appear in court.
The second incident began when a 37-year-old Bradford man showed up at the police station on May 11 to report a domestic dispute that had taken place at his home on May 8. The man told police a verbal dispute turned physical and his wife grabbed his arm, resulting in a small bruise. His 34-year-old wife turned herself in and was arrested. She was released on a promise to appear in court.
Police encourage all victims of domestic violence to call them to ensure their safety and the safety of loved ones. Together with their community partners, they can help victims find the services needed to stay out of danger.