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Media Release. Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Child Abandonment

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, September 2, 2017, around 5:40 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to an Alcona coffee shop for an intoxicated patron. Officers located a woman, not dressed for the cold weather, who was taken to the station to sober up.

While in custody, the woman told officers that she needed to get home to Barrie to care for her one year old child. Barrie Police officers responded to the woman's home and located a one year old child that had been left alone.

The suspect, a 19 year old woman from Barrie, was turned over to Barrie Police. She was charged with Child Abandonment and Possession of Marihuana. The child was in good health and turned over to a responsible family member.

 

Theft From Vehicles

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, September 2, 2017, just before 6:30 a.m., a concerned citizen called south Simcoe Police Service after seeing a man going through a wallet in Belle Ewart. Responding officers found a drunk man on a bicycle nearby, locating stolen property on his person.

After investigation, the bicycle was found to be stolen, and the suspect was in possession of several items taken from cars in the neighbourhood. A 19 year old Innisfil man was charged with Break and Enter, 3 counts of Theft Under $5000, and 4 counts of Possession of Stolen Property. He will appear in court in October.

 

Domestic Assault

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, September 3, 2017, around 2:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police service officers were called to a Innisfil campground for a domestic incident. The female half of the argument left to stay at a friend's home in Bradford. About an hour later, the male suspect attended the friend's home, kicked the door in and assaulted the friend and his girlfriend, while armed with a hatchet. The man fled before officers arrived, but was located at the campground later in the day.

A 44 year old Innisfil man is charged with 2 counts of Assault, Theft Under $5000, Mischief Under $5000 and Weapons Dangerous. He will appear in court in October. Neither victim required medical attention.

 

Impaired Driving Collision

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, September 4, 2017, around 6:20 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a single vehicle collision on Lockhart Road in Innisfil. A car had crossed over the road, entered a ditch and struck a retaining wall. The driver was investigated and arrested for Impaired Driving. He was transported to hospital in the care of paramedics for the treatment of minor injuries.

After testing at the hospital, the 59 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. He will appear in court later this month. His licence has been suspended for 90 days.

 

Breach of Probation

(Bradford, ON) On August 31, 2017, Street Crime Unit officers from the South Simcoe Police Service were conducting a drug investigation, where two people were arrested. A third man, known to the officers, was also on scene. Later, they discovered that he had recently been released from prison. His probation order stated that he was not to associated with anyone with a criminal record or who may have illegal drugs.

On Monday, September 4, 20176, the 32 year old Bradford man was arrested by an officer and held for a bail hearing, charged with Breach of Probation.

 

Drug Trafficking Arrests

(Bradford, ON) On August 26, 2017, officers responded to a medical assist call in Bradford. While in the home, officers noted a quantity of illegal drugs. The home was sealed and a search warrant sought. Armed with the Search Warrant, officers searched the home and found a large quantity of illicit drugs, paraphernalia and other evidence suggesting the occupants were actively dealing drugs.

On August 31, 2017, two of the suspects were arrested, a warrant was issued for the arrest of a third suspect.

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, the third suspect was arrested.

A 38 year old Bradford man, a 26 year old Bradford woman and a 39 year old Bradford man are all charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 3 (Heroin, Cocaine and Fentanyl).

A statement from the family of Shawn Kelly Jr. 

Manslaughter-Update 

On August 30, 2017, South Simcoe Police Service officers arrested two men and charged them with Manslaughter in connection with the death of Shawn Kelly. 

A statement from the family of Shawn Kelly Jr. 

We are extremely grateful to the South Simcoe Police for the investigation into our son’s death. The recent developments give us hope that Shawn did not die in vain. 

Shawn was an amazing son, brother, father, and friend. He would have celebrated his 24th birthday on September 8th. 

We hope and pray that society can take a lesson from our tragic loss and put an end to the opioid crisis. 

We would appreciate it if others would continue to respect our privacy at this time.

Media Release. Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, around 7:15 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the corner of Ewart Street and Killarney Beach Road in the village of Lefroy for a motor vehicle collision.

Responding officers found a car with severe damage and a broken utility pole. A young woman was identified as the driver, and she was taken to a local hospital in the care of Simcoe County paramedics.

An officer accompanied the youth to the hospital where she was arrested for impaired driving. After testing at the station, the 17 year old Barrie girl was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. Her licence was suspended for 90 days.

She received treatment for minor injuries. Her passenger was not injured.

Media Release. Friday, September 1, 2017.

Robbery Investigation-UPDATE

(Innisfil, ON) Over the last month, members of the Community Mobilization and Engagement Unit (CMEU) have been conducting an investigation into unreported street robberies in the Alcona area. A group of adults and teens have been identified as the suspects. In some cases, victims were lured to wooded areas for drug transactions when they were robbed or assaulted. The Street Crime Unit and the Criminal Investigation Bureau have assisted with the investigation.

To date, seven people have been arrested and 41 charges have been laid.

- a 16 year old boy from Thornhill -   Robbery x2      Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence x3       Fail To Comply-Recognizance x5       Assault with a Weapon       Possession of a Weapon 

- an 18 year old man from Thornhill  Robbery x2       Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence x3       Fail To Comply-Recognizance x4       Assault

-a 19 year old man from Richmond Hill Robbery       Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence x2       Fail To Comply-Recognizance       Assault with a Weapon       Resist Arrest

-a 16 year old boy from Richmond Hill Robbery       Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence x2       Assault with a Weapon       Assault

- a 15 yar old boy from Innisfil  Robbery x2       Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence x2

-a 16 year old boy from Innisfil  Robbery       Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence

-a 19 year old man from Innisfil  Robbery       Conspiracy To Commit An Indictable Offence

Investigators are still seeking other victims. Anyone who has been a victim of this group is urged to come forward. Contact the CMEU by phone at 705-436-2141 by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Media. Wed., August 30, 2017.

Manslaughter

(Innisfil, ON) On April 10, 2017, a 23 year old Innisfil man was found dead, the victim of an apparent overdose. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the South Simcoe Police Service began an investigation.

Search warrants were obtained and the two individuals who supplied the victim with the drugs were identified and arrested. A 23 year old man and a 55 year old man, both from Innisfil, were charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl and Trafficking in Heroin.

The investigation continued. Toxicology results were obtained, and it was confirmed that Fentanyl and Heroin were the drugs which caused the overdose. After consultation with the Crown Attorney's office, officers moved to lay more charges.

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, both men were rearrested and held for a bail hearing, charged jointly with Manslaughter.

They have been held in custody for a bail hearing.

"The opioid crisis in our country has reached epidemic proportions", said South Simcoe Police Service Deputy Chief Robin McElary-Downer. "Drug dealers must be held accountable for their actions if we're going to make a difference. We hope this is the first step in making a change."  

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