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Media Releases. Friday, July 7, 2017.

Point Firearm, Obstruct Police

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, July 7, 2017, at 12:24 a.m., a female victim was harassed and followed to Innisfil Beach Park by two male suspects. The victim's vehicle was boxed in and friends arrived to assist her. A male suspect retrieved a gun from the trunk of his car and pointed it at one of her friends while threatening to shoot him. Responding officers located and arrested two male suspects and secured the firearm, which turned out to be a pellet gun.

At this time, a call for assistance was received from other police units investigating the original incident. A man and a woman, who were the parents of one of the arrested males, were causing a disturbance by yelling at officers and witnesses. Despite being cautioned, the two continued to obstruct the officers until they were arrested. During the arrest, an officer was bitten on the arm.

A 51 year old Innisfil man is charged with Obstruct Police Officer. He was released on conditions that he not contact any of the witnesses from the incident.

A 45 year old Innisfil woman is charged with Assault Police and Obstruct Police Officer. She too is on conditions to not contact any of the witnesses.

A 17 year old Innisfil youth was charged with Point Firearm, Dangerous Driving, Assault, and Uttering Threats. He is also released on a no contact condition.

A 17 year old Barrie youth was charged with Point Firearm and Uttering Threats. He is on a no contact release.

All four will appear in court in August.

The police officer received a superficial bite wound which was treated by paramedics at the scene.

 

Theft From Auto Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, July 6, 2017, around 7:15 a.m., a man reported that he had parked his car and gone into a Bradford restaurant. He told officers that, while he was in the restaurant, a woman entered his car and took his phone.

Officers, armed with a description of the suspect, located the woman nearby. She identified herself and it was learned that she was wanted by the Toronto Police Service for Theft and Mischief. She was arrested and the stolen cellphone was located on her person.

A 27 year old Barrie woman was charged with Theft Under $5000 and Possession of Stolen Property. She was given an August court date and turned over to Toronto Police to be dealt with on their charges.

Media Release. Thursday, July 6, 2017.

Drug Trafficking Arrests

(Innisfil, ON) Over the last few months, officers from the South Simcoe Police Service have noticed an increase in the recreational use of the prescription drug Xanax and related criminal activity. Officers from the Community Mobilization and Engagement Unit began an investigation, during which a lockbox was seized from an Alcona home. A search warrant was sought and granted for the contents of the box which was found to contain stolen property, a quantity of marijuana and a quantity of Xanax.

Two suspects were identified. On June 29, 2017, a 16 year old Innisfil boy was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing on charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marijuana), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Xanax), Fail To Comply Undertaking and Possession of Stolen Property.

On July 5, 2017, a 17 year old Innisfil girl was arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marijuana), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Xanax), and Possession of Stolen Property. She was released and will appear in court in August.

 

Drug Trafficking Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, around 2:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the area of Barrie Street and John Street for a dispute where a knife was allegedly brandished. During the search for the suspects, the officers came across a number of youths in a nearby vehicle. During the investigation, officers located a quantity of cocaine, marihuana, cash, a scale and a knife.

A 17 year old Bradford boy was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing. He stands charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marijuana), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine, and  two counts of Fail To Comply Undertaking.

The South Simcoe Police Service has zero tolerance for drug trafficking in our communities. If you have information about illicit drug activity you can remain anonymous and call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Together we can make a difference!

 

Assault With A Weapon

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, around the lunch hour, South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to investigate an assault which stemmed from a dispute at a local high school. The investigating officer learned that a group of youths were looking to fight another. An adult brother arrived on scene to maintain calm but soon became the target of the group. A vehicle arrived with more suspects and the front seat passenger of the car brandished a pellet gun at the victim. He tried to ride away on a bicycle but was shot three times, suffering minor injuries. The victim did not require medical attention.

Through investigation, the suspect was identified and arrested on July 5, 2017.

A 17 year old Innisfil boy was charged with Assault with a Weapon and Weapons Dangerous to the Public Peace. He was released on strict conditions and will appear in court in August.

Media Release. Tueday, July 4, 2017.

Child Abandonment

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, July 1, 2017, around 1:45 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were summoned to a Bradford bar for an intoxicated man who would not leave. The man became belligerent with the officers and was arrested due to his drunken state. Officers went to the man's home to see if an occupant could take care of him but there was no answer at the door. The man was held at the police station to sober up. Around 6:00 a.m., the arresting officer learned from the man that his two year old son was home alone. The child was located at the home and taken to hospital as a precaution. He was found to be in good health and turned over to the Children's Aid Society.

A 33 year old Bradford man was held in custody for a bail hearing, charged with Abandoning a Child and Fail To Provide the Necessities of Life.

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, July 1, 2017, just before noon, a woman called 9-1-1 and told the call taker that she was lost and had drank too much. Responding officers found the woman at her car on County Road 27 in Bond Head. She was obviously impaired by alcohol and taken into custody.  After testing at the station, a 43 year old Toronto woman was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. Her licence has been suspended for 90 days and her car impounded. She will appear in court in July.

 

Mischief Under $5000

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, July 1, 2017, just before 1:00 a.m., a man was seen damaging a Bell box on Barrie Street in Bradford. He was later picked up by officers for Public Intoxication and the mischief came to light. The 21 year old Bradford man was charged with Mischief Under $5000. He will appear in court in July.

 

Domestic Assault

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, June 30, 2017, just before midnight, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to an Innisfil home for a domestic assault. A woman called police to report that she had been thrown about and elbowed by her boyfriend. A 27 year old man was arrested at the scene and charged with Domestic Assault. He was released to an August court date and must reside elsewhere and avoid the victim. The victim did not require medical attention.

 

Possession Of Stolen Automobile

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, June 30, 2017, around 8:45 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service constable stopped a car for numerous Highway Traffic Act offences. During the investigation, the officer discovered that the vehicle was actually stolen and the driver had altered the vehicle identification number in order to conceal that fact. A 52 year old Bradford man is charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Alter VIN. Additionally, he was charged with Drive Under Suspension and several other Highway Traffic Act offences. He will appear in court in August.

 

Assault

(Innisfil, ON)The South Simcoe Police Service is asking for the assistance of the public in identifying a man who assaulted a youth at a Stroud skateboard park. On Friday, June 30, 2017, just before midnight, the 13 year old victim was at the park with friends. A man approached the group and was acting strangely. He took the victim's scooter for a ride but refused to return it.

When the victim forcibly took the scooter back, the suspect chased him, falling on top of the youth. The victim left the scene and called police.

The suspect is described as male, white, in his 30s, around 175 cm tall (5'9) and 68 kg (150 lbs) He has black hair and a black beard. He had a full sleeve of tattoos on one arm and a half sleeve on the other. He was wearing grey T-shirt, ripped jeans and brown sandals. Anyone who can identify this man is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or email the investigating officer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Domestic Assault

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, July 2, 2017, just after midnight, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to an Innisfil home for a domestic assault. A woman told officers that she had been pushed down by her boyfriend during an argument. She also revealed another assault which occurred in March.

Officers searched for the man at his home and were able to locate him in a wooded area behind his house.

A 51 year old Innisfil man was held in custody for a bail hearing, charged with 2 counts of Domestic Assault. The victim did not require medical attention.

 

Assault With A Weapon

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, July 3, 2017, around 2:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to an assault call in downtown Bradford. The found a man bleeding on the sidewalk and learned that the victim had been assaulted outside a bar. A suspect description was obtained, as well as surveillance video. The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Later that day, around 10:30 a.m., another assault call was dispatched, this time to a home in Bradford. A man told officers that he had assaulted by a neighbour, threatened and had a window broken by a thrown beer bottle. A man and woman were both arrested at the scene. The officers realized that the man was also the suspect in the earlier assault.

A 29 year old Bradford woman was charged with two counts of Uttering Threats and Fail To Comply Undertaking.

A 29 year old Bradford man was charged with two counts of Assault with a Weapon, Uttering Threats and Mischief Under $5000. Charges are also pending against him for the overnight bar assault.

They were both held in custody for a bail hearing.

Media Release. Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Assault

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, around 10:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were sent to a Bradford home for an assault. A man had been allowed to stay in an apartment as a favour but had worn out his welcome and was asked to leave. He kept returning through the day and was refused entry. At one point, while two friends were coming in, the suspect suddenly arrived and pushed his way into the apartment, assaulting two of the occupants on the way. He brandished a closed pocket knife, but was grabbed and pushed out of the apartment. The suspect fled as police were called.

The suspect was found a short distance away hiding in a backyard. The knife was recovered.

A 34 year old Bradford man was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Assault, Weapons Dangerous and Forcible Entry. He was held custody and will appear in court today for a bail hearing.

The victims did not require medical attention.

 

Collision Investigation

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, around 8:25 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers, along with Innisfil Fire and Simcoe County Paramedics attended a collision on Yonge Street involving a car and a Metrolinx GO bus.

A 71 year old woman was attempting to cross Yonge Street at Line 9 in a westbound direction when her car collided with the northbound GO bus. The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No one on the bus was injured.

The investigation is continuing. Witnesses are asked to e-mail the investigating officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-436-2141 extension 1404.

Media Release. Friday, June 30, 2017.

Domestic Assault

(Innisfil, ON) On Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 8:15 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to an Alcona home for a domestic assault. A man called police after the woman next door told him she had been struck by her husband. Officers learned that the couple were engaged in an argument that turned violent; the man struck the woman in the face, then wrestled her to the ground.

A 32 year old man will be residing in Toronto and his been ordered to stay away from the victim while awaiting a July court date on a charge of Domestic Assault. The victim did not require medical attention.

 

Warrant Arrest

(Bradford, ON) In November 2016, a suspect was employed at a Bradford restaurant when he was observed on surveillance cameras stealing groceries. The suspect, knowing that police were looking for him, evaded capture. A Warrant for his arrest was granted.

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, South Simcoe Police Service officers located the man in Bradford. He was arrested on the warrant, then released to a future court date on charges of Theft Under $5000 and Possession of Stolen Property.

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