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Media Release. Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Robbery 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Monday, April 17, 2017, around 4:20 p.m., South Simcoe Police responded to a fight call at a restaurant in the Tanger Outlet mall. Officers learned that two men approached a victim outside the restaurant. One of them brandished a knife and demanded the victim hand over his belt. The victim ran into the restaurant to escape his assailant and was kicked by the suspect who was still holding the knife. The suspects fled and were apprehended by officers a short distance away. The victim was not injured. 

An 18 year old Innisfil man is charged with Robbery, Assault With a Weapon, Weapons Dangerous, Assault and Fail to Comply-Recognizance. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. 

A second 18 year old Innisfil man is charged with Robbery. He was released with conditions to avoid the victim. He will appear in court in May. 

 

Drive Disqualified 

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, April 16, 2017, around 8:50 a.m., a South Simcoe Police sergeant was patrolling Holland Street East in Bradford when he stopped a car. While speaking with the driver he noted the smell of alcohol. A roadside screening device test was given, resulting in a WARN. The driver's licence was suspended for 3 days. Further investigation reveled that the 43 year old Newmarket woman was prohibited from driving because of an impaired driving conviction. She was charged with Drive Disqualified. Her vehicle was impounded for 45 days. She will appear in court in May. 

 

Refuse Roadside Test 

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, April 14, 2017, just after 11:00 p.m., a concerned citizen called police to report an impaired driver. Responding officers stopped the suspect as he arrived at his home. The 43 year old Innisfil man refused to supply a sample of his breath for a roadside screening device test. 

He was charged with Refuse Roadside Test. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded, the man will appear in court in May. 

Drivers are reminded that refusing a roadside screening device charge carries the same penalties as an impaired driving charge. If convicted, you face a fine or imprisonment and your driver's licence will be suspended for a minimum of one year. 

 

Thefts From Autos 

(Bradford, ON) Over the weekend, South Simcoe Police received several complaints of theft from vehicles. In each case, the vehicles were either unlocked or property was not secured. Thefts occurred on Highland Terrace, Arthur Evans Court In Bradford and on Meadowland Street and Bardeau Street in Innisfil. Citizens are reminded to lock their vehicles or remove valuables each and every time. 

Anyone with information on thefts like these are asked to call South Simcoe Police or send us an anonymous tip through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

 

Romance Fraud 

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, April 13, 2017, a woman approached South Simcoe Police to report a  fraud. The woman told officers that she had met a man on-line through the dating site "Christian Mingle". They corresponded by email and even over the telephone. He promised to come to Canada to visit her, but on the way ran into financial trouble. The victim was persuaded to send a bank transfer for $10,000. After about a week, the suspect requested additional funds which the victim sent. Soon thereafter, she had misgivings and attended the bank to stop the transfer. After speaking with bank representatives, the victim came to the conclusion that she had been duped. 

Never send money to someone you've never met, even if you think they are sincere. Every year hundreds of Canadians are victimized by the Romance Scam. For more information go to www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

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