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Media Release. Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Drive Without Insurance

A Toronto man is without transportation today, after driving without insurance. On the morning of Wednesday, April 1, 2015, a South Simcoe Police Traffic & Marine officer stopped a car on 10 Sideroad near County Road 89, near Cookstown. The man was unable to provide proof of insurance, and admitted to the officer that his coverage had lapsed. The 51 year old driver will appear in court in Churchill in May, charged with Operate Without Insurance. He faces a minimum fine of $5000 if convicted.

Drive Over 80 mgs

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, around 8:30 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Traffic & Marine officer was enforcing the speed limit on Yonge Street, south of Churchill. He stopped a car for speeding, and noted that the driver's breath smelled of alcohol. After failing a roadside test, the man was arrested and taken to the station. After further testing, a 24 year old Elmvale man was charged with Drive Over 80 mgs. His car was impounded for 7 days, and his licence suspended for 90 days. He was also issued a ticket for the speeding offence.

Arrest Warrant Executed

Some unwelcome behaviour got some unwanted attention. On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, around 3:40 p.m., employees of an Innisfil gas station told police that three patrons who had just left were making a scene inside the store. Officers stopped the suspects a short distance away and cautioned them for their behaviour. It was discovered that one of the passengers was wanted on an arrest warrant by Barrie Police. The 30 year old Barrie woman was arrested and turned over to Barrie Police. The driver, a 55 year old Bradford man, was ticketed for having expired licence plates.


Media Release. Saturday, March 21, 2015.


Impaired Driving, Assault With Intenet To Resist Arrest

On Friday, March 20, 2015, shortly before midnight, South Simoce Police received a report of a possible impaired driver being followed by a citizen on Innisfil Beach Road. North Division officers responded to the area and located the vehicle in question. The vehicle was stopped on Saint Johns Road and police spoke to the male driver. During a conversation with the driver, the officer could smell the odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth area. The driver was given a demand to provide a breath sample into a roadside screening device. The driver refused to comply. He was cautioned with arrest several times but still refused to provide a breath sample.

Officers attempted to place the male party under arrest at which time the driver began to actively resist arrest and a struggle ensued. Officers used pepper spray. However, the male party continued to fight through the effects of the pepper spray and officers were forced to deploy a taser in order to gain compliance. The male party continued to resist arrest but officers were finally able to gain control of him. The suspect was taken to the police station for further investigation.

A 38 year old Innisfil man is charged with several offences including: Refuse Breath Sample, Impaired Driving, and Assault With Intent to Resist Arrest. His licence has been suspended for 90 days, and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He will be appearing in Bradford Court on April 16th, 2015.

Forcible Entry, Assault With a Weapon

South Simcoe Police responded to a Stroud area residence on Saturday, March 21, 2015 shortly after 2:00 a.m. after receiving a report of unknown trouble. Officers arrived to find a man laying on the kitchen floor suffering from an apparent head wound. Through investigation, officers learned that there had been an altercation between two men earlier in the evening at the residence. One of the men had left the residence and returned later and entered the home without invite. Once again an altercation ensued between the two men, during which time the home owner was struck in the head with a metal object. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance. Injuries are believed to be non-life threatening at this time. Police are looking for a male party who is known to police. A warrant is also being sought for his arrest on charges of Forcible Entry and Assault With A Weapon.



Community Survey Results

Bradford West Gwillimbury/Innisfil Police Services Board

(South Simcoe, ON), The Bradford West Gwillimbury/Innisfil Police Services Board conducted a community survey from December 19th, 2014 until January 23rd, 2015 to assist in the preparation of their 3 year Business Plan. The survey was available through the South Simcoe Police website. The Board is responsible under the Police Services Act to consult with a broad range of stakeholders when developing the Business Plan.

The survey was expressly designed to "solicit focused comments and feedback from our communities to help us improve on the quality service we already provide" says Board Chair, Sharon Villani. "It was an opportunity to measure the thoughts of our residents and give them a chance to voice their opinions on public safety issues in our municipalities"

170 results were received during the survey period. 64% of the respondents were from the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, 31% from the Town of Innisfil and 5% indicating they were non-residents. The average age of respondents was between 36 and 50 years old.

Of the respondents, 74% indicated they had an interaction with South Simcoe Police or the Police Services Board within the last three years. Of those, 33% reported an incident to police.

79% of the respondents reported their contact with South Simcoe Police was either "Very Favourable" or "Favourable"; 15% as "Satisfactory" and 6% indicating their contact was "Not Favourable".

When asked about their overall impression of South Simcoe Police, 76% of respondents indicated it was "Very Favourable" or "Favourable"; 20% indicated it was "Satisfactory"; 3% indicated it was "Reasonably Favourable", and; 1% indicated it was "Not Favourable".

Road safety was the predominant concern of the majority of respondents in both communities. When asked about current South Simcoe Police programs, R.I.D.E. received the most response, followed by working with youth and teens in the schools and communities. Respondents indicated that more resources should be committed to these programs.

The Police Services Board would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Your comments are valuable and all of your suggestions will be considered by the Board in finalizing the Business Plan.


Media Release. Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Break & Enter Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On January 29th, 2015, South Simcoe Police were called to investigate a Break & Enter at a home on the 5th Line in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Several items of jewelry were stolen in the theft. Officers from the Street Crime Unit were assigned to the case and teamed up with their partners from the Ontario Provincial Police and Barrie Police Service who were investigating similar occurrences in their area. On March 11th, the combined efforts of all three agencies resulted in the arrest of a 33 year old Barrie man. He is facing multiple charges including Break & Enter, Attempt Break & Enter and Theft Under $5,000. He will be appearing in Barrie court on later today for a Bail Hearing.

No Insurance

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, March 11th, a North Division officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the Lefroy area. Around 2:30 p.m., the constable stopped a car and learned the driver was unlicenced. A further check revealed the man was driving his Ford Explorer without any insurance. A 27 year old Lefroy man is facing charges of Driving Without a Licence and Driving Without Insurance. He will be appearing before a Justice of the Peace next month. If convicted, he faces a minimum fine of $5,000 for Driving Without Insurance.

In Ontario, all vehicles must be insured for third-party liability for at least $200,000. This covers you in the event that you injure or kill someone or damage someone's property while driving. Collision insurance to cover damage to your own vehicle is a good idea, but not required by law. When driving your own or someone else's vehicle, you must carry the “pink slip” (liability insurance card) for that particular vehicle.

Stunt Driving

(Bradford, ON) A 65 year old Keswick man has lost his driving privileges for 7 days after he was pulled over for speeding on County Road # 27 north of Schomberg Wednesday morning. A South Simcoe Police Traffic officer was conducting radar enforcement around 10:30 a.m., and clocked a northbound vehicle in his radar at 136 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. The car was pulled over and the driver was issued a summons to appear in court on April 8th charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving. The man's vehicle was also impounded for 7 days.


(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, March 9th, South Simcoe Police were alerted to an assault that occurred at a local high school in the late afternoon. It was learned the victim, a 15 year old female was approached by two female suspects, thrown to the ground and repeatedly kicked and punched. Police began an investigation and were able to identify the suspects responsible. On Tuesday, March 11th, they surrendered themselves to the investigating officer and were arrested. Two teens, both 17 years old from Innisfil are facing a charge of Assault and will be appearing in Youth Court in Barrie next month.

Suspicious Fires

Suspicious Fires

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police and Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire & Rescue Services are currently investigating two arsons that occurred earlier today in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. The first incident occurred around 3:00 a.m., and involved a Honda Civic that was set fire on Fox Run Lane. The second occurred around 3:15 a.m., when a child's slide was set fire outside a home on Noble Drive. Firefighters made quick work extinguishing both fires

Both occurrences have been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Bureau for follow-up. Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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