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Bradford break-in leads to seizure of drugs, weapons in Newmarket

22-year-old faces numerous charges as a result

On April 30, 2021, South Simcoe Police attended a Bradford residence for a report of a break and enter.

The complainants reported that on April 26, 2021 during the evening hours, they left their residence for approximately [half an hour]. When they returned, it was apparent someone had entered the residence and removed cash and electronics. The victims provided the name of a suspected person, whom they believed committed the break, enter and theft.

Police continued to investigate the incident and were able to develop evidence to support the charge of break and enter and threats towards the victims.

On May 19, 2021 at approximately 9 a.m., South Simcoe Police executed a search warrant at a Newmarket residence where the accused lives. The accused was located in the residence and arrested.

During the execution of the search warrant, police located the following inside the accused residence:
    •    loaded handgun with hollow point bullets
    •    a second hand gun was recovered, it is a pellet gun (airsoft)
    •    bullet proof vest
    •    approximately 2 oz (54 grams) of cocaine
    •    several dozen pills and prescription syrups
    •    a large quantity of cash (some real, some counterfeit)

Farid Rajabi, 22-year-old male of Newmarket, is charged with the following:  
    •    Unauthorized possession of a firearm
    •    Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition
    •    Fail to comply with recognizance
    •    Breach of probation order
    •    Possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order
    •    Utter death threats x2
    •    Possession of property obtained by crime
    •    Break, enter and commit indictable offence
    •    Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking x3

The accused was held in custody and will appear in Provincial Court on May 20, 2021 for a bail hearing.