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Media Release. Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Impaired Driving  

(Innisfil, ON)  On January 16, 2017, around 5:00 a.m., a South Simcoe Police officer was on a traffic stop near County Road  and 10 Side Road in the Town of Innisfil where he witnessed an east bound car turn north on to 10 Side Road,  directly in the path of a west bound car causing a collision.  The officer immediately attended the scene.  Ambulances were requested as both drivers showed signs of serious injuries.  One driver was confined to his vehicle due to extensive damage,  the other driver, a 24 year Innisfil man, was taken to a local hospital. The officer formed the opinion that the driver of the eastbound vehicle's ability to operate the vehicle was impaired by alcohol and performed an intoxilyzer test on him at the hospital.  As a result, a 24 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. 

Impaired/Over 80mgs Drive Under Suspension 

(Bradford, ON)  On January 16, 2017 around 8:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police received a call about a possible impaired driver on Yonge Street near the Town of Bradford West Gwilimbury.  The car pulled over and the investigating officer formed the opinion that the drivers ability was impaired.  He was arrested, transported to the South Divison for further testing. 

As a result, a 53 year old Bradford man was charged with Impaired Driving, Over 80mgs and Drive Under Suspension.  His car was towed and impounded for 7 days.  He will appear in Bradford Court at the beginning of February. 

You too can play a role in keeping our roadways safe.  If you see a suspected impaired driver, you are encouraged to call 9-1-1 and report the incident to police.  Police will ask you to provide your location, a description of the vehicle and the last known direction of travel.  Safe Roads...Your Call 

Theft From Vehicle 

(Innisfil, ON)  Sometime overnight January 13 to 14, 2017, an unlocked vehicle was entered on Quarry Drive in the Town of Innisfil by an unknown suspect.   A number of items were taken including an ipad, a blackberry phone and a bank draft.  People are reminded never to leave valuables in your car and to always lock your car.  Lock It Or Lose It. 

Calls For Service 

On Monday, January 16, 2017, South Simcoe Police responded to 78 calls for service, pro-active traffic stops and community service events. 

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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