(Bradford, ON) On Sunday July 10, 2016 10:50 PM officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Bradford. Upon arrival, officers found a couple arguing over money and other issues in the relationship. Neither complained of being assaulted, however, officers did locate a crack pipe and cocaine in the possession of the 36 year old male.
He was arrested and taken into custody. He was later released with a future court date to answer to the charges of possession of a controlled substance.
R.I.D.E. programs in Innisfil and Bradford
On Sunday night patrol officers in Innisfil and Bradford set up R.I.D.E. programs in both communities to check drivers for sobriety. Officers stopped approximately 100 cars in the early morning hours and are pleased to report that no driver was given a road side test. Officers will be setting up random R.I.D.E. programs throughout our communities at all hours of the day and night to detect those drivers that still get behind the wheel after drinking.
Please remember, if you drink don't drive.
Marine checks on Lake Simcoe
Marine officers are out responding to calls for assistance from other boaters as well as checking for compliance with equipment regulations. Officers are still finding boaters on Lake Simcoe that do not have a personal floatation device (PFD) aboard their vessel. On Sunday, officers conducting a random equipment check on a kayak operated by a 54 year old Innisfil man, and found the man did not have any safety equipment nor a PFD. The man was escorted off the Lake and given $235 fine.
Please make sure you have all safety equipment on board and wear your PFD at all times on the water.
If you have questions about what equipment is needed, call the South Simcoe Police Marine unit or go on line at Transport Canada 0ffice of Boating Safety at https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety
Overdue Kayaker found safe
(Innisfil, On) On Saturday July 9, 2016 two brothers in their forties, from Richmond Hill, set out for a day on the water in their kayaks. The men got separated when a rain storm rolled up at 4:30 PM. One man made it back to shore but then realized he had lost sight of his brother and could not locate him.
Police were called by the man, approximately four hours later, and a search was started by Marine officers from South Simcoe Police, York Regional Police and a helicopter from Durham Regional Police.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was also involved in the search.
Just before midnight, the missing brother was found after swimming to shore in Gilford. Police credit the personal flotation device (PFD) he was wearing the whole time, with saving his life. The man was in good condition and did not need any medical attention.
Police remind anyone who goes out on the water to always wear your PFD, carry all emergency equipment, including a flashlight or flares that can be used to signal where you are, and carry a cell phone with you at all times.