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Media Release. Friday, February 09, 2018

Workplace Accident 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Thursday, February 08, 2018, just before 5:00 p.m., South Simcoe police responded to a business in the Town of Innisfil for a report of a workplace accident.  Officers assisted the  Simcoe County Paramedics with victims care, then identified witnesses to the accident.  The victims were attempting to move a disabled truck into the work bay using a forklift with chains attached to the truck. One of the chain links broke causing the rest of the chain to whip back toward the workers.  Two workers were injured as a result. 

Both workers were taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. 


The case was taken over by an investigator from the Ontario Ministry of Labour. 

Media Release. Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Breach of Conditions 

(Bradford, ON)  On Wednesday, February 07, 2018, just after midnight, a woman called South Simcoe Police to report that her common-law husband had attended her home when he was on court conditions not to contact her as a result of an earlier charge.  She told police the accused tried to convince her that he was allowed to live with her and suggested they move in together at a new address.  He also demanded keys to the home and car which she did not provide.  The man left before police arrived, however police were able to contact him by phone and arranged for him to attend the South Division. 

The 56 year old male from Utopia was held in custody for a bail hearing, charged with Fail To Comply-Recognizance. 


Fail To Attend Court 

(Bradford, ON)  On Wednesday, February 07, 2018, a man wanted on an outstanding warrant turned himself in to South Simcoe Police.  Police were unable to get in contact with the accused but was able to contact his mother and advised her that her son was wanted for failing to re-appear in court earlier this month.  The 18 year old male from Bradford was held in custody for bail court. 

Identity Fraud 

(Innisfil, ON)  South Simcoe Police attended to a call at the North division on Wednesday, February 06, 2017, for a report of a possible fraud.  The man reports receiving  a call, claiming to be from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency), stating his owes money and if not paid he could be arrested.  The victim soon realized the call was not legit and is out no money.   

We urge the public to tell their vulnerable or elderly relatives, friends and acquaintances that the Canada Revenue Agency does not work in this way. You should never wire money to anyone you do not know, no matter what threats they make. Police are always available to give advice on fraud. 

Media Release. Monday, February 05, 2018

Impaired Driver 

(Bradford, ON)  On Friday, February 02, 2018, around 11:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police recceived a call from a concerned citizen about a possible impaired driver.  The caller described a man passed out inside his vehicle in the parking lot of a plaza located on Holland Street, West, in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.  Police arrived and found the described car with a male driver behind the wheel, now awake. While speaking to the driver, the officer noted a strong odour of alcohol, however, he denied having anything to drink on today's date.  The officer formed the opinion his ability to drive was impaired by alcohol and asked him to exit the car.  While doing so, the officer noticed a beer can in the door of the vehicle. 

He was arrested and taken to the South division for testing. 

The 32 year old male from Holland Landing was charged with Impaired Care and Control and Drive Over 80 mgs.  He will appear in court later this month to answer to these charges. 

Pursuit Initiated 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Sunday, February 04, 2018, shortly after 8:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police were conducting a R.I.D.E. program near Jans Blvd and Anna Maria Blvd, in the Town of Innisfil.  A vehicle approached the spot check and made an immediate u-turn.  The driver led the officer in a short pursuit before he was able to pull the vehicle over safely a short distance away.  Police learned while speaking to the male driver that he had not consumed any alcohol but was avoiding the spot check because the car he was driving was never registered, the plates attached were borrowed from his roommate and he didn't have valid insurance on the car. 

The 28 year old from Innisfil had his car towed and impounded and he was charged with a number of Highway Traffic Act offences including Careless Driving and  Fail To Stop For Police,. 

He is to appear in court in March of this year. 

Assault x3 

(Innisfil, ON)  South Simcoe Police responded to a call on Sunday, February 04, 2018 just after 10:30 a.m. to a home in Innisfil for a domestic assault.  A woman reported that she was pushed, tripped to the floor, dragged by her hair and punched in the face by her boyfriend.  Police also learned that in December of 2017 she had also been assaulted by the same boyfriend. 

A 51 year old from Innisfil was arrested and charged with Assault x3 and will appear in court in March 2018. 

R.I.D.E.  

South Simcoe Police were out on Sunday, February 04, 2017 conducting R.I.D.E. in various locations, stopping over 300 vehicles. Seven roadside screening device tests were conducted resulting in 2 - 3 day licence suspensions and one 7-day licence suspension. 

Media Release. Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Theft of Camera  

South Simcoe Police are currently investigating the theft of a camera from an Alcona business which occurred on January 17th. The theft was not originally discovered and a search of video surveillance turned up a suspect. The assistance of the public is being sought to identify the suspect, who may also be related to an earlier theft at the same store. Anyone with information is asked to contact police. 

 

Robbery 

Shortly after 6:00 pm on Monday 5th February, South Simcoe Police were called to an Innisfil drug store in regards to a robbery. A male entered the store, and went to the pharmacy pick up counter. He handed a note to the pharmacist indicating that he had a weapon and demanding narcotics. The pharmacist complied and turned over one bottle of narcotics after which the suspect fled the store. 

The suspect is described as male, 5'2" wearing a solid grey hoodie with a solid black bandana covering his face. Police are attempting locate any video from the area. 

Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers. 

Media Release. Friday, February 02, 2018

Impaired Driver, Over 80 mgs 

(Bradford, ON)  On Friday, February 02, 2018, just after 1:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen working at a local restaurant.  She reported that a female had been at the restaurant for a lengthy amount of time and had consumed a number of alcoholic drinks.  She reported she witnessed the female leaving and entering into the driver's seat of a vehicle.  When police arrived, they found the car described to them in the mall parking lot, moved from the original location,  with the engine running and the female behind the wheel.  Police determined that the drivers ability to operate the motor vehicle was impaired by the consumption of alcohol. 

A 39 year old female from Innisfil has been charged with Impaired Care and Control and Drive Over 80mgs.  Her driver's licence was suspended for 90 days, her vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.  She is to appear in court later this month to answer to these charges. 

Break and Enter 

(Bradford, ON)  South Simcoe Police responded to a call on Friday, February 02, 2018 just before 6:30 a.m. for a report of a break and enter that just occurred at a premises located on Holland Street West in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.  The caller said the side door of the building had just been kicked in and she believes she knows who the suspect is. 

When police arrived, they found the glass in the door had been broken and the fresh snow provided them with footsteps leading away from the scene.   Police located the suspect with blood coming from the lower part of his leg. 

A 33 year old man from Bradford was arrested and charged with Mischief Under $5000. The male was held in custody for a bail hearing in Barrie Court. 

Missing Youth located Out In The Cold 

(Innisfil, ON) On Thursday, February 01, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police received a call from some concerned parents about the behaviour of their son.  Police learned that the an argument between the father and son escalated to a physical altercation with the father. The parents wanted the police to speak to the boy regarding his actions and possible consequences.  While speaking to the parents, they discovered the boy had left through the back door of the home and was not dressed appropriately for the worsening weather conditions. 

South Simcoe Police conducted an immediate search of the area but the boy had fled into a bush area. Further officers were called to assist, as was the K9 unit and paramedics. York Regional Police were enroute with their helicopter to assist with an aerial search.  The boy was located by the K9 unit 57 minutes later in a dense wooded area, several kilometers from his residence. Paramedics tended to the boy who was cold but luckily had no signs of frost bite. 

The youth was apprehended and taken to hospital for further treatment. 

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