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Media Release. Friday, May 5, 2017

Weapons Dangerous

(Bradford, On) On Friday, May 5, 2017, just after 2:00 a.m., a 9-1-1 hangup call led officers to a Bradford home. When they arrived on scene, they spoke with a woman who reported that she had been in an argument with her husband who had since left. While officers were there, they located the man in a nearby backyard. As they approached him, the man threw an expandable baton into the bushes. He was arrested and officers located a pellet gun in his pocket during the arrest. A knife was also located hidden in his jacket.

A 30 year old Bradford man was held in custody for a bail hearing, charged with three counts of Possession of Weapons Dangerous to the Public Peace.

Criminal Harassment

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a Bradford woman called police to report a criminal harassment. The victim told officers that she has had a long standing dispute with the suspect. As a result of previous criminal charges and convictions, the suspect is required to stay away from the victim. On that day, the victim was working at a local restaurant when the suspect walked in. The suspect remained in the restaurant for about an hour, making no attempt to avoid the victim as she was bound to by law.

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, just before 8:00 p.m., the suspect was located and arrested. The 28 year old Bradford woman was held in custody for a bail hearing. She faces charges of Criminal Harassment, Fail To Comply- Undertaking and Breach Probation.

Media Release. Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Warrant Arrest From False 9-1-1 Call

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, just before noon, South Simcoe Police received a 9-1-1 hang up call from an Innisfil residence. When dispatchers called back, they spoke with a woman who told them she had accidentally called on her cell phone.
An officer was sent to the address to check that everything was in order at the home. When the officer spoke to the woman, he discovered she was wanted by the Ontario Provincial Police. The 36 year old Innisfil woman was arrested and turned over to the O.P.P. for court.

9-1-1 hang ups and misdials waste valuable resources. Each time we receive a 9-1-1 call, we must ensure the safety of everyone at the location. While you may not be arrested like this woman, an officer will ensure your safety. Please dial carefully. If you do call 9-1-1 by mistake, please remain on the line and explain the situation to the calltaker.

Drug Trafficking Arrests

Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation Leads To Drug Trafficking Arrests

(Innisfil, ON) Over the last month, investigators from the South Simcoe Police Street Crime Unit have worked jointly with detectives from Barrie Police in an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, around noon,  detectives from the South Simcoe Police Criminal Investigations Bureau executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a home in Innisfil. During the search, officers located substances believed to be oxycodone and fentanyl.   

A 23 year old Innisfil man was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

A second person of interest was identified and surveillance was undertaken.

On Friday, April 28, 2017, officers stopped the suspect in a taxi on Ardagh Road in Barrie. The driver and front seat passenger were both arrested and taken for investigation. A third occupant of the vehicle was a customer who was released without charge. He had been attempting to purchase marihuana from the suspects at the time of arrest.

Inside the cab, officers seized 170 grams of powdered narcotics, packaged for sale. These drugs included fentanyl, cocaine and heroin. Also seized was an ounce of marihuana and over $2000 in cash.

The driver of the taxi, a 55 year old Innsifil man was held in custody for a bail hearing. He faces charges of Trafficking In Cocaine, Trafficking in Heroin, Trafficking in Fentanyl, Trafficking in Marihuana, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Heroin for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Fentanyl, Possession of Marihuana and an additional charge of Trafficking in Fentanyl dating from April 9.

The front seat passenger, a 23 year old Innisfil woman, was charged with 4 counts of Trafficking and 4 counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. She was released and given a court date in June.

South Simcoe Police routinely share information and co-operate with other police agencies in an effort to reduce crime and increase the safety of the citizens of our communities. Partnerships like these contribute to our goal of improving the quality of life for the residents of South Simcoe.

Media Release. Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Operation Focus On Safety

From April 16 to 30, 2017, South Simcoe Police ran a traffic safety initiative called "Focus On Safety".

The two week campaign was designed to reduce collisions on two of our busiest roads, Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil and Holland Street West in Bradford.

During the campaign, officers laid 243 speeding charges and 11 other charges including 3 stunt driving charges. Two drivers were cited for driving without insurance and 2 criminal charges were laid for Impaired Driving. Only one driver was charged under distracted driving legislation.

The operation resulted in a 34% reduction in collisions on Holland Street and a 8% reduction in collisions on Innisfil Beach Road over the same period.

"We're pleased to see a drop in the number of collisions", said Traffic Unit Sergeant Lou Da Silva. "But obviously, with over 200 speeding charges, we still need drivers to slow down in residential areas."

South Simcoe Police take road safety seriously and we have a vision to make our roads the safest in Canada. You can help by reducing speed, obeying all traffic laws and calling us if you suspect a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Media Release. Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Thefts From Autos In Bradford

(Bradford, On) South Simcoe Police are urging residents to lock up their tools, after a spate of thefts this weekend. Trucks were entered on Britannia Avenue, Ondrey Street and Maplegrove Avenue. In each case, construction tools were taken from unlocked vehicles.

While it may be inconvenient, removing tools from your vehicle is the best way to prevent theft. For items that have value, thieves will often force their way into a locked truck to steal. Consider parking your vehicle inside a garage or installing an alarm system.

Anyone with information on these tool thefts is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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