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Media Release. Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Operate Vehicle With No Insurance x 2 

(Innisfil, ON)  On November 14, 2017 around 11:30 p.m., a South Simcoe Police officer out on general patrol in the area of Highway 89 near the 5th Sideroad of Innisfil noted a vehicle with an expired validation sticker.   The officer stopped the vehicle and confirmed the driver to be the registered owner.  The owner openly admitted to the officer the vehicle had no insurance.  As a result he was charged with Owner Operate Motor Vehicle on a Highway - No Insurance and Driver Motor Vehicle No Currently Validated Permit.  The accused was left to arrange to have his vehicle towed. 

Just 32 minutes later, just after midnight on Wednesday, November 15, the same driver was spotted by the same officer, driving southbound on the 10th Sideroad of Innisfil.  Again the driver was stopped, confirmed to be the owner of the vehicle and was unable to produce valid insurance and validation tag for the same car.  The 39 year old man from Innisfil,  if convicted, can be facing up to $15 000 in fines. 

Rebate on Furnace Scam 

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, South Simcoe Police were notified by a member of our the community about a call she had received from the "Ontario Government".  The caller was able to provide her last name and her postal code and further explained that she was entitled to a rebate from the government for her air conditioning unit.  A crew would be sent out, she was told,  to inspect both her furnace and air conditioner and install a new one if needed.  

The complainant was sceptical and went online after and learned the government does not call for these rebates.  

Media Release. Friday, November 10, 2017

Impaired Driving/Over 80 mgs 

(Bradford, ON)  On Thursday, November 09, 2017, around 10:30 p.m.,  South Simcoe Police responded to a call in the area of Holland Street West and Church Street in Bradford regarding a two vehicle collision.  The choice to drink and drive added with the  poor weather conditions were the ingredients that resulted in this collision.  While speaking  to the drivers involved, the officer noted a strong smell of alcohol coming from the breath of one of the drivers.  A roadside screening device was conducted resulting in a FAIL.  The driver was taken to the station for further testing. 

A 59 year old man from Bradford has been charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80mgs.  His car was towed and impounded for 7 days and his driver's licence was suspended for 90 days. 

He will appear in Bradford Court in December to answer to these charges. 

Online Scam 

(Innisfil, ON)  South Simcoe Police responded to a home in Innisfil on Thursday, November 09, 2017, regarding a fraud that took place over the internet.  The victim was convinced to send money to help a man stationed overseas be released of his duties.  The victim became suspicious and reported this to both the police and her bank.  Unfortunately, the victim is now out a quantity of money.  

Police remind people to use common sense and caution to avoid becoming a victim.  

Break and Enter 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Wednesday, November 08, 2017, South Simcoe Police received a call just after 5 a.m. for a break and enter that had occurred at a franchise restaurant in Alcona.  When the employee arrived to work she noticed the front glass door to be smashed.   The security footage shows a car pulling up to the main door just before 5 a.m., a male getting out and smashing the door and making entry into the store.  He is seen leaving shortly after out the front door with only the "tip" box containing an unknown small amount of change. 

Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-222-8477. 

Media Release. Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Resist Arrest/ Theft Under $5000 

(Bradford, ON)  On Tuesday, November 07, 2017, just before 2:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to the area of Holland Street West and Melbourne Drive in Bradford regarding a male trying to sell stolen food items to the public.  The suspect came into a local grocery store asking for bags and then proceeded to fill them with food worth hundreds of dollars and then walk out of the store making no attempt to pay for the items.  Police located the man a short distance away carrying the stolen food walking on the sidewalk of Holland Street West.  The officer attempted to arrest the man, when he resisted other officers arrived on scene to assist.   The 33 year old Bradford man was held in custody for a bail hearing charged with Resist Arrest and Theft Under $5000.   

Impaired Driving Arrest 

(Bradford, ON)  Around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 07, 2016, officers responded to a call about a car that possibly hit a stop sign near Jay Street And Dissette Street in Bradford and fled.  When officers arrived, the driver of the described vehicle was located on foot attempting to contact his girlfriend who did not want him there.  While the accused openly admitted to moving his car to another location, the  officer noted a smell of alcohol coming from his breath.  A roadside screening device test was conducted resulting in a FAIL and the man was taken for further testing at the station. 

A 25 year old Keswick man has been charged with Impaired Driving, Drive Over 80mgs.  His driver's licence was suspended for 90 days, his vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.  He is to appear in Bradford Provincial Court in December to answer to the charges. 

A Community Presentation - The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis - A Community Presentation  

South Simcoe Police have partnered up with The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit and want to invite you for a community presentation on "The Opioid Crisis". 

Presentations will be hosted in the Bradford and Innisfil community at the following times and locations: 

- Bradford on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Bradford Library - Zima Room, 425 Holland Street West, Bradford. 

- Innisfil on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Innisfil IdeaLab & Library, 967 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil. 

Opioid - Bradford.pdf  Opioid - Innisfil.pdf 

Media Release. Monday, November 06, 2017

Impaired Driver, Drive Under Suspension 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Saturday, November 4, 2017, around 9 a.m.,  a South Simcoe Police officer from the Traffic Unit pulled over a vehicle in Innisfil for having no front plate attached .  While speaking to the male driver, the officer noted a slight odour of alcohol and a roadside screening device test was conducted.  The driver registered in the WARN range and had his licence suspended for 3 days. The driver was charged for a number of other Highway Traffic Act offences. 

B.A.C. Over Zero 

(Bradford, ON)  While out on general patrol  in the downtown area of Bradford on Saturday November 4, 2017,  a South Simcoe Police officer stopped a vehicle for a modified exhaust.    While speaking to the female driver, there were indications that she had been drinking.  A roadside screening device test was conducted, registering in the WARN range.  The female held a  G1 drivers licence holder, where she is to have 0 mgs.  The 36 year old female from Bradford had her licence suspended for 3 days.  Several other charges were laid including not having a licensed  driver accompanying her and being a G1 driver above 0 mgs.  

Suspended Driver 

(Bradford, ON)  On Saturday, November 4, 2017 around 12:30 p.m., a member of South Simcoe Police Traffic Unit was on patrol in Bradford when a routine check on a vehicle came back as showing the registered owner being suspended.   A traffic stop was conducted and the driver confirmed himself as being the owner of the car.  Information showed him being suspended since December 1997 for unpaid fines.  A 45 year old man from Bradford was charged with Drive Under Suspension, Fail to have Insurance and No Validation Sticker.  

Warrant Arrest 

(Bradford, ON)  On Sunday, November 5, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called around 3:30 p.m. to attend Canal Road in Bradford to check on a female who was in the company of her boyfriend.   Officers learned there was an arrest warrant on the boyfriend by Thunder Bay Police.  The 20 year old from Bradford was arrested and transported to the station to be held for Thunder Bay Police Service.  The man will now faces charges in the Thunder Bay courts. 

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