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Media Release. Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Robbery

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, around 8:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police were called to the 10th Line of Innisfil near Lake Simcoe, after a man reported being shot while being robbed of his car.

Officers arrived on scene and found a male victim who had several pellet gun wounds on his shoulder. He told officers that he saw two youths walking along the side of the road. He knew one of the boys, and stopped to talk to them. The known suspect got into the car behind the victim and immediately pulled a gun and demanded money. The victim was then shot numerous times with a pellet gun but was able to escape the car. The suspect jumped behind the wheel and immediately drove into a ditch and then ran off.

The victim was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The suspect was quickly located and arrested. A 17 year old Innisfil youth has been held in custody for a bail hearing. He has been charged with Robbery With a Firearm, Point Firearm, Weapons Dangerous, Assault With A Weapon, Dangerous Driving and Theft Over $5000.

 

Break And Enter

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a Fennel Drive home in Innisfil for a Break and Enter. The homeowner discovered the break in around 7:30 p.m., after arriving home after being out all day. It is believed that the suspects entered the home through an unlocked door and removed a quantity of jewelry.

Anyone with information on this case, or video surveillance of the area, is asked to call P.C. Carlos Pinho at 705-436-2141 extension 1443 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Residents are reminded to lock all doors each and every time. Report suspicious activity in your neighbourhood by call 9-1-1.

 

Internet Fraud

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, a man came to South Simcoe Police to report a fraud.

In January, the victim had received multiple calls from suspects pretending to be from Microsoft. One of the suspects was able to convince the victim to allow remote access to his computer. A few days later, the victim noticed unauthorized transfers from his bank account. He went to his bank and was directed to police to file a report. Over $2000 was taken from the victim's account.

Fraudsters will try everything to gain access to your personal information. Remember, no reputable company will ever ask you for passwords, confidential information. wire transfers or remote access to your computer. Be suspicious of all unsolicited telephone calls and e-mails.

 

Search And Rescue

(Innisfil, ON) The South Simcoe Police Marine Unit was called into service on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Around 5:25 p.m., a boater called South Simcoe Police after he ran out of gas and was in danger of being grounded by high winds. Responding officers searched for and were able to locate the 29 foot Bayliner adrift off the 3rd Line of Innisfil. It was towed to shore. All 4 occupants were unharmed.

When boating, make sure your vessel is seaworthy, has all emergency equipment and sufficient fuel for your trip. A fully charged cell phone is essential. In this case, officers were able to communicate with and locate the lost boater quickly through use of a cell phone.

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