Category: Media Releases
(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, around 8:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to the 10th Line of Innisfil near Lake Simcoe, after a man reported being shot while being robbed of his car.
Officers arrived on scene and found a male victim who had several pellet gun wounds on his shoulder. He told officers that he saw two youths walking along the side of the road. He knew one of the boys, and stopped to talk to them. The known suspect got into the car behind the victim and immediately pulled a gun and demanded money. The victim was then shot numerous times with a pellet gun but was able to escape the car. The suspect jumped behind the wheel and immediately drove into a ditch and then ran off.
The victim was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.
The suspect was quickly located and arrested. A 17 year old Innisfil youth has been held in custody for a bail hearing. He has been charged with Robbery With a Firearm, Point Firearm, Weapons Dangerous, Assault With A Weapon, Dangerous Driving and Theft Over $5000.
Break And Enter
(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a Fennel Drive home in Innisfil for a Break and Enter. The homeowner discovered the break in around 7:30 p.m., after arriving home after being out all day. It is believed that the suspects entered the home through an unlocked door and removed a quantity of jewelry.
Anyone with information on this case, or video surveillance of the area, is asked to call P.C. Carlos Pinho at 705-436-2141 extension 1443 or by email at
Residents are reminded to lock all doors each and every time. Report suspicious activity in your neighbourhood by call 9-1-1.
(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, a man came to South Simcoe Police to report a fraud.
In January, the victim had received multiple calls from suspects pretending to be from Microsoft. One of the suspects was able to convince the victim to allow remote access to his computer. A few days later, the victim noticed unauthorized transfers from his bank account. He went to his bank and was directed to police to file a report. Over $2000 was taken from the victim's account.
Fraudsters will try everything to gain access to your personal information. Remember, no reputable company will ever ask you for passwords, confidential information. wire transfers or remote access to your computer. Be suspicious of all unsolicited telephone calls and e-mails.
Search And Rescue
(Innisfil, ON) The South Simcoe Police Marine Unit was called into service on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Around 5:25 p.m., a boater called South Simcoe Police after he ran out of gas and was in danger of being grounded by high winds. Responding officers searched for and were able to locate the 29 foot Bayliner adrift off the 3rd Line of Innisfil. It was towed to shore. All 4 occupants were unharmed.
When boating, make sure your vessel is seaworthy, has all emergency equipment and sufficient fuel for your trip. A fully charged cell phone is essential. In this case, officers were able to communicate with and locate the lost boater quickly through use of a cell phone.
Category: Media Releases
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
As always, you can remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
(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.
(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.