Category: Media Releases
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.
Category: Media Releases
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.