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Media Release. Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Industrial Accident

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, around 7:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a call of a workplace accident at Friday Harbour in the Town of Innisfil. Officers assisted Innisfil Fire and Rescue and Simcoe County Paramedics with victim care, then identified witnesses to the accident. The victim had been struck by a skidsteer loader while working at the construction site. The victim was taken to a Toronto trauma centre where he remains in serious condition. The case was taken over by an investigator from the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

 

Marine Search & Rescue

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, just before 9:00 p.m., officers from the South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit were returning from assisting with security control at the Canada 150 airshow over Kempenfelt Bay when they were contacted by Coast Guard. A vessel with mechanical failure on Lake Simcoe near Fox Island had called in a Mayday over VHF radio.

The vessel, a 24 ft FourWinds with 5 people on board, had encountered engine failure while enroute to watch the airshow. The operator had tried to make repairs but was unsuccessful, so called in the Mayday for assistance. Officers aboard the John Wardrop II located the boat about 4 km north of Fox Island and took it under tow, returning it to Innisfil Beach Park where it was tied off for repairs.

A VHF radio is an important safety feature which assisted the boaters in this case. A fully charged cell phone is also recommended for use in emergencies.

Media Release. Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Assault With A Weapon

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, around 10:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a fight call in downtown Bradford. Investigators located a number of witnesses and two victims. It was determined that two male suspects had assaulted a man and a woman with a brick and an umbrella in retaliation for an earlier argument. The suspects fled before police arrived. The victims were treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries.

Suspects were identified and later that afternoon a 31 year old Bradford man was arrested and charged with Assault With A Weapon. He was released from custody on conditions to stay away from the victims while he awaits a court date.

His 33 year old brother, a resident of Barrie, is also being sought on a charge of Assault With A Weapon. Officers anticipate an arrest today.

 

Trafficking Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, around 1:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service constables attended the Bradford Library for a medical call. A youth was being treated by paramedics for drug intoxication.

An investigation revealed a quantity of marihuana and cash hidden in his clothing. The 17 year old youth was charged with Possession of Marihuana and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. He was released to the custody of his mother and given a July court date.

 

Warrant Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 27, 22017, plainclothes officers from the South Simcoe Police Service Street Crime Unit spotted a man that they knew was wanted by York Regional Police. The 41 year old Bradford man was arrested and turned over to York officers to be dealt with on the warrant.

 

WARN Range Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, around 10:20 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service constable was enforcing the speed limit on Sideroad 10 north of Bradford. A concerned citizen stopped and told the officer of another vehicle that he had seen driving erratically. The officer was able to locate and stop the suspect a short distance away.

After a WARN on a roadside screening device test, a 39 year old Thornton man had his driver's licence suspended for three days.

Citizens like this one assist us in keeping your roads and communities safe. If you suspect an impaired driver, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Media Release. Monday, June 26, 2017.

Mischief Under $5000

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 25, 2017, around 11:00 p.m., a woman was sitting in her car in an Alcona parking lot. A suspect, whom the victim did not know, suddenly jumped on the hood of her car causing damage. The victim approached a nearby constable and reported the incident. The suspect, who was still at the scene, was arrested and charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Public Intoxication. The 35 year old Innisfil woman will appear in court in July.

 

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, June 24, 2017, around 8:20 p.m., a concerned citizen called the South Simcoe Police Service to report a possibly impaired driver. The witness described the vehicle and its location for responding officers, who located the vehicle parked and running in a gas station parking lot. The officer had to wake the driver and turn off the ignition.

After a short investigation, a 32 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded. He will appear in court in July.

Once again, a vigilant citizen has contributed to the safety of the community. Thanks to this witness, we were able to remove an impaired driver from our streets. You can help by calling 9-1--1 if you see a suspected impaired driver.

Marine Search & Rescue

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 25, 2017, around 2:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were aboard the John Wardrop II on Lake Simcoe when they received a call for two overturned kayaks near Fox Island.

The Coast Guard initiated a MAYDAY call for all vessels in the vicinity. As officers arrived they found three overturned vessels with no signs of occupants or persons in the water. During their search they were told that the occupants had made it to shore safely. The 5 people were interviewed and officers learned that a sudden change in the weather caused one kayak to overturn sending two occupants into the water.

Assistance from another boater helped the entire party reach shore. This potentially tragic incident could have been avoided had the boaters check a weather forecast before leaving shore. A squall warning was in effect for most of Sunday.

Personal flotation devices worn by all involved contributed to this happy ending. Boaters are reminded to have all necessary safety equipment and a cell phone with them at all times.

 

Fraud Under $5000

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, June 24, 2017, just after noon, two suspects entered the Home Hardware store in Bradford. They selected several faucets and went to the cashier to pay. After handing over $800 cash, the first suspect asked for the cash back to check something. On surveillance video the suspect can be seen palming some of the money, then handing the rest back to the clerk. About 30 minutes later, the suspects returned and obtained a full refund. The store is out $400. The suspects were driving a  silver Dodge Charger.

The suspects are described as:

#1. Male, heavy set, tan complexion, 6'0 tall, birthmark behind his ear.

#2. Male, 5'2, tan complexion, average build with an unknown accent.

Anyone who can identify these suspects is asked to call 905-775-3311 extension 1409 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PR17013560

Media Release. Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Domestic Assault Arrest

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 25, 2017, just before 11:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to an Alcona home for a domestic assault in progress. Hearing that police were on their way, the suspect fled. As they arrived, officers tended to the victim who told them she had been choked and her hair pulled out. Investigators learned that the suspect is on a previous bail condition to stay away from the victim but had been there all day on Sunday consuming alcohol.

The victim did not require medical attention. A search for the suspect was conducted without success.

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the 65 year old Innisfil man surrendered himself to police. He was held in custody for a bail hearing on charges of Domestic Assault, Choking, and three counts of Fail To Comply-Undertaking.

Often, victims of domestic abuse delay reporting their situation to police. If you know anyone in an abusive relationship, you can assist them by reassuring them that police are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have trained victim services counsellors who will assist with advice, housing and support through the court process. You are not alone.

Media Release. Friday, June 23, 2017.

Prescription Fraud

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, June 22, 2017, a suspect came in to a Bradford pharmacy to have two prescriptions for narcotics filled. The pharmacist became suspicious and followed up with the doctors listed on the forms, then called the South Simcoe Police Service. The prescriptions were determined to be forgeries. An officer took over the case and contacted the suspect who was located and arrested.

A 27 year old Newmarket woman was charged with two counts of Uttering A Forged Document and Breach of Recognizance. She will appear in court in July.

Health care professionals work together with police to reduce drug abuse in your community. A co-operative effort between all involved results in a healthier and safer community. We salute all our community partners.

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