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Media Release. Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Stolen Vehicle Recovered 

(Bradford, ON)  On October 31, 2017, around 4:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police responded to a report of a recovered stolen vehicle.  After receiving a call from Peel Regional Police, the owner attended the South Division to report his vehicle had been located.   The owner, until then,  was unaware the  truck was missing as he had dropped it off at a local business to get some mechanical work done to it.  The business owner confirms he last seen the vehicle at his shop on Friday, October 27, before he left for the day.  The locks and the ignition were damaged when police recovered the vehicle. 

Industrial Accident 

(Innisfil, ON)  South Simcoe Police responded to an industrial accident on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, around 2:00 p.m. to a business in Innisfil.  Injuries sustained to the employee's hand while working on a vehicle sent him to hospital.   

Ministry of Labour has taken over the investigation. 

Attempt Fraud 

(Bradford, ON)  On October 31, 2017 around 1:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police were notified by a resident of Bradford that her identity had been stolen.   The complainant was doing business at a local bank to  when she was advised that two attempts were made to open credit card accounts but were unsuccessful.   

Police remind people not to share personal information on the phone, through mail or over the internet unless you have initiated the contact or know who you are dealing with.  

Media Release. Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Theft of Construction Equipment 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Monday, October 30, 2017, around the noon hour, South Simcoe Police received a call about a theft that occurred.  The Supervisor of an Innisfil business advised police that on Monday around 3:00 a.m., cameras show a male walking through the main entrance towards a BOBCAT steer loader.  A very short time later, the BOBCAT lights go on and is seen driven out of the parking lot.  The theft took less than a minute.   

The description of the equipment is a S130 BOBCAT skid steer loader, valued at $29,000.00 

The male is described as wearing jeans and dark clothing on top. 

Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

Stolen Vehicle 

(Innisfil, ON)  South Simcoe Police received a call around 8 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017 regarding a theft of a vehicle and damage to another.  Sometime between Friday, October 27 and Monday, October 30, 2017 suspect(s) entered onto a business lot near Innisfil Beach Road and Yonge Street,  smashed a window and stole a vehicle and attempted the same to another but without success. 

The vehicle is described as a Grey 2003 Ford F250, unplated. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Simcoe Police Constable Kayser at 705-436-2141 ext 1412 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

Online Deal Gone Bad 

(Bradford, ON)  On October 30, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called about being victim to an online scam.  The victim received a call of an interested buyer of the items listed on a website.   They agreed to meet at the seller's home and after the items were examined, the purchaser agreed to buy by paying via E Transfer.  The transaction was witnessed by the seller but did not receive his money immediately but had no concerns of not getting them so he allowed the suspect to leave with items in hand. 

Time passed and still no confirmation of funds being transferred.  He tried numerous times to contact the purchaser but had no success. 

Police remind people to be cautious when buying and selling online.  Police also suggest using the police station's recorded parking lot for exchanges.   

This may decrease the chances of you becoming an online fraud victim. Protect yourself and your online transactions. 

Media Release. Friday, October 27, 2017

Break and Enter 

(Innisfil, ON)  South Simcoe Police were called to a Stroud business on Monday, October 16, 2017 around 7:00 a.m. for a report of a break and enter.     

Around 6:45 a.m. an employee from another business located in the same plaza discovered the store had been entered by unknown suspect(s) by smashing both doors. 

A quantity of cash and a safe were taken from the business. 

Video shows an older asian male entering the store at 1:52 a.m. and again at 3:00 a.m. 

Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

 

Shoplifting 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, around 3:15 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to a drug store  in Alcona for a report of a theft that had occurred.  At approximately 3:00 p.m., the suspect was seen walking down an isle reaching for an item on a shelf and placing it in her purse.  The suspect was then seen leaving the store without attempting to pay for the item. 

The suspect is described as female, white, approximately 60-70 years old, blond hair, wearing a black hat, oversized prescription glasses light blue shirt, blue skirt, a purple and teal scarf and a large pink purse. 

Contact PC Kayser at 705-436-2141 ext 1412 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477 if you can assist with identifying this female/vehicle 

Media Release. Monday, October 30, 2017

Possession For the Purpose of Trafficking 

(Innisfil, ON)  As a result of a month long investigation with South Simcoe Police Service's Community Mobilization and Engagement Unit  (CMEU),  Criminal Investigations Bureau  (CIB) and uniform officers, a warrant was executed on an Alcona residence on Friday, October 27, 2017.   

A quantity of cocaine and marijuana was seized as a result of the search.  CMEU members along with uniform and with the assistance of Barrie City Police Canine Unit arrested two youths for possession and possession for the purpose of trafficking  drugs.     One of the youths was also charged with breach of probation and the other had an added charge of fail to comply with his recognizance.  The investigation is continuing. 

Internet Fraud 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Friday, October 27, 2017, South Simcoe Police received information about an internet fraud that had taken place.  The suspect  convinced the victim to send a large quantity of money to help out a family member serving overseas.  All documents sent and viewed by the victim through the internet looked authentic giving no reason to think it was a fraudulent transaction.  Unfortunately, the victim is now out several hundred thousand  dollars.  The investigation is continuing. 

Internet fraud has reached epidemic proportions. 

Policing the internet is a difficult task.  In order to avoid becoming a victim, you must use common sense and caution.  

Fraud artists are experts on preying on their victim's fears, insecurities, naivete and greed. 

If you come across a deal that sounds too good to be true, it might be a fraud. If you receive an email saying you owe money, it might be a fraud. If you get a message on your computer that you will be arrested or fined for your activities, it is a fraud. 

Government agencies, police, courts, Canada Revenue, and banks will never demand payment over the phone or by email. We never threaten arrest for nonpayment. If you suspect a scam, look up the agency phone number and call them for confirmation.  

Educate yourself and vulnerable members of your family by going to the Canadian Anti-Fraud website for more information. 

http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm 

Impaired/Over 80 mg 

(Bradford, ON)  On October 28, 2017, just before 1:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police received a call from a concerned citizen about a possible impaired driver.  Officer located the suspect vehicle and the driver was given a roadside screening device test, resulting in a FAIL.   

After further testing at the station, a 38 year old female from Springwater was charged with Impaired Driving and Driver Over 80 mgs.  She will appear in court early November of this year. 

Media Release. Thursday, October 26, 2017

Break and Enters 

(Bradford, ON)  On Monday, October 16, 2017, at approximately 7:00 a.m. South Simcoe Police attended to 136 Holland Street East, located in Bradford.  They were responding for a report of a break and enter. 

Around 6:30 a.m. the property manager of the plaza discovered the doors to three business had been broken. 

A quantity of cash and a cash register were taken from the businesses. 

Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

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