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Media Release. Monday, February 27, 2017


(Innisfil, ON) Over the weekend South Simcoe Police were called to Tanger Outlet Mall for reports of shoplifting.  On Saturday, February 25, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., 3 males entered the Ralph Lauren Polo store communicating with each other thru ear pieces, distracting staff members and then removing 44 items worth over $1 700.00  concealing them in shopping bags.  The store's loss prevention were contacted and police were made aware that a similar report was made to York Regional Police from a mall in Vaughan.  Through investigation, York Regional Police were able to arrest one of the males responsible for the Theft and recover some stolen goods.  

On Sunday February 26, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called back to the Tanger Outlet Mall for a report of theft of sunglasses.  A man and a women entered the Sunglass Hut separately, both trying on several pairs of sunglasses.  The store employee did witness the man place a pair inside his jacket pocket.  Shortly after the couple left the store together, the store employee noticed at least two more items were taken without paying.  The total loss is estimated at $900 - $1200. 

Suspect #1: male, black, approximately 30 years of age, 6 foot tall, clean shaven, black short hair, wearing a grey toque, black leather coat with dark blue jeans and black shoes. 

Suspect #2: female, White, wavy blond hair, wearing a black toque, a long black winter coat, black and white striped leggings and winter boots.  She was carrying an Adidas bag and a large black purse. 

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

Theft Of Tools 

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, February 24, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a house in Bradford for a theft of work tools.  The vehicle was parked in the driveway on Imperial Crescent in the Town of Bradford West Gwillumbury, when someone entered the unlocked truck sometime between 11:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23 and 3:00 p.m Friday, February 24, 2017 and removed a drill.  

Also on Friday, February 24, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a home on Hurd Street in Bradford West Gwillumbury for a report of tools taken from a backyard shed.  A Compound Miter Saw and a Compact Table Saw were taken in that theft.  According to police, they have the owner's initials engraved on them.   

Police are reminding people to help keep your valuables safe, Lock It or Lose It. 

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


Media Release. Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Stolen Auto

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police are requesting the assistance of the public in a stolen vehicle investigation. A Barrie man reported that on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, he parked his beige 2004 Jeep Wrangler in the 88/400 commuter lot in Bradford around 5:30 p.m. When he returned at 11:30 p.m., he found the vehicle missing and broken glass on the ground. The keys were left in the glove box. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Citizens are reminded to support our #LockItOrLoseIt program by securing valuables and locking their vehicles.


Suspended Driver

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, a South Simcoe Police constable operating a cruiser equipped with an Automated Licence Plate Reader was alerted to a passing car in Stroud. When he stopped the car, he found the licence plate validation expired, and the driver under suspension. An 85 year old Innisfil man is facing charges of Drive Under Suspension, No Validation On Plate and Fail To Carry Proof of Insurance.


Media Release. Friday, July 15th, 2016.

Motorcycle Collision with Injuries. 

(Innisfil, ON)   On Friday July 15 at 2:10 am a 36 year old Innisfil man riding a motorcycle was south bound on 10 Sideroad near the 9th Line. The man was being followed by a 17 year old from Innisfil in a Honda Civic. The youth reports falling asleep while driving and rear ending the motorcycle.  The man was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on the roadway. The man suffered leg and ankle injuries and was taken to a local hospital.  

The 17 year old was not injured and has been charged with Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act. 

Police remind all motorists that if you are tired or fatigued do not continue to drive.  Find a parking lot, a restaurant, or anywhere that is safe to pull off the roadway.  Do not put yourself or others at risk.

Homicide Investigation Update-Sentencing

Homicide Investigation-UPDATE 

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, May 30, 2014, South Simcoe Police were called to 7 Recreation Drive in the Sandy Cove Acres neighbourhood of Innisfil. When officers arrived on scene, they found an 81 year old woman suffering from fatal injuries. A 54 year old Innisfil man located at the scene was arrested and later charged with Murder. 

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Richard William DOWDELL pled guilty to Second Degree Murder in the death of Yvonne Brooks.  

On August 16, 2016, DOWDELL was sentenced to life in prison, with no parole eligibility for 12 years. 

The family of Yvonne Brooks expressed their appreciation to the members of the South Simcoe Police for their support during this investigation and trial process. 

The South Simcoe Police would like to acknowledge the assistance of the community, our media partners and especially our policing partners with York Regional Police, Niagara Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police in this investigation. 

Fatal Collision

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in the Town of Innisfil 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Tuesday, July 12th at approximately 10:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police, Innisfil Fire & Rescue Services and Simcoe County Paramedics were called to the intersection of Yonge Street and County Road #89 for a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a car. 

The motorcycle with two occupants was travelling southbound on Yonge Street and came into contact with a southbound Chrysler Pacifica within the intersection. The two occupants were thrown from the motorcycle to the ground. 

The driver, a 16 year old Innisfil teen was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His passenger, a 15 year old Peterborough area teen was taken to a local hospital and he was later transported to a Toronto Trauma Centre with serious injuries. The driver of the Chrysler Pacifica, a 85 year old Alliston man received minor injuries. 

Officers from the Traffic & Marine Unit were called to investigate and reconstruct the collision. Police are asking anyone with information regarding this crash to contact them at (705) 436-2141 extension 2030.  

Both Yonge Street and County Road #89 have now been reopened for traffic. 

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