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Media Release. Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Domestic Assault Arrest

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 25, 2017, just before 11:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to an Alcona home for a domestic assault in progress. Hearing that police were on their way, the suspect fled. As they arrived, officers tended to the victim who told them she had been choked and her hair pulled out. Investigators learned that the suspect is on a previous bail condition to stay away from the victim but had been there all day on Sunday consuming alcohol.

The victim did not require medical attention. A search for the suspect was conducted without success.

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the 65 year old Innisfil man surrendered himself to police. He was held in custody for a bail hearing on charges of Domestic Assault, Choking, and three counts of Fail To Comply-Undertaking.

Often, victims of domestic abuse delay reporting their situation to police. If you know anyone in an abusive relationship, you can assist them by reassuring them that police are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have trained victim services counsellors who will assist with advice, housing and support through the court process. You are not alone.

Media Release. Monday, June 26, 2017.

Mischief Under $5000

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 25, 2017, around 11:00 p.m., a woman was sitting in her car in an Alcona parking lot. A suspect, whom the victim did not know, suddenly jumped on the hood of her car causing damage. The victim approached a nearby constable and reported the incident. The suspect, who was still at the scene, was arrested and charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Public Intoxication. The 35 year old Innisfil woman will appear in court in July.

 

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, June 24, 2017, around 8:20 p.m., a concerned citizen called the South Simcoe Police Service to report a possibly impaired driver. The witness described the vehicle and its location for responding officers, who located the vehicle parked and running in a gas station parking lot. The officer had to wake the driver and turn off the ignition.

After a short investigation, a 32 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded. He will appear in court in July.

Once again, a vigilant citizen has contributed to the safety of the community. Thanks to this witness, we were able to remove an impaired driver from our streets. You can help by calling 9-1--1 if you see a suspected impaired driver.

Marine Search & Rescue

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 25, 2017, around 2:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were aboard the John Wardrop II on Lake Simcoe when they received a call for two overturned kayaks near Fox Island.

The Coast Guard initiated a MAYDAY call for all vessels in the vicinity. As officers arrived they found three overturned vessels with no signs of occupants or persons in the water. During their search they were told that the occupants had made it to shore safely. The 5 people were interviewed and officers learned that a sudden change in the weather caused one kayak to overturn sending two occupants into the water.

Assistance from another boater helped the entire party reach shore. This potentially tragic incident could have been avoided had the boaters check a weather forecast before leaving shore. A squall warning was in effect for most of Sunday.

Personal flotation devices worn by all involved contributed to this happy ending. Boaters are reminded to have all necessary safety equipment and a cell phone with them at all times.

 

Fraud Under $5000

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, June 24, 2017, just after noon, two suspects entered the Home Hardware store in Bradford. They selected several faucets and went to the cashier to pay. After handing over $800 cash, the first suspect asked for the cash back to check something. On surveillance video the suspect can be seen palming some of the money, then handing the rest back to the clerk. About 30 minutes later, the suspects returned and obtained a full refund. The store is out $400. The suspects were driving a  silver Dodge Charger.

The suspects are described as:

#1. Male, heavy set, tan complexion, 6'0 tall, birthmark behind his ear.

#2. Male, 5'2, tan complexion, average build with an unknown accent.

Anyone who can identify these suspects is asked to call 905-775-3311 extension 1409 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PR17013560

Media Release. Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Break & Enter Arrest

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, June 22, 2017, around 3:45 a.m., South Simcoe Police Services officers in Bradford responded to a break and enter call on Compton Crescent. As the officers arrived, they located a large amount of stolen property on the roadway. A search of the area was begun and the Canine Unit called in. Just before 5:00 a.m, Police Service Dog Chase led officers to a nearby lane where a suspect was located.

A 31 year old Bradford man has been charged with 3 counts of Break and Enter, 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property, 5 counts of Theft Under $5000, 5 counts of Prowl By Night and Fail To Comply-Undertaking.

He has been held for a bail hearing.

The investigation is continuing and officers are asking any other victims in the area to call South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311.

 

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 around 4:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service were called by a concerned citizen who reported erratic driving. The suspect had pulled into the lot of the Innisfil Recreation Centre and that is where the responding officer found the truck and its driver.

After speaking with the driver, the officer noted the odour of alcohol on the man's breath and other signs of impairment. After testing at the station, a 34 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. His licence has been suspended for 90 days and he will appear in court in July.

Once again, the value of citizen involvement in crime prevention has been shown. An involved public becomes the eyes and ears of your police service and contributes to a safer community. If you see a possibly impaired driver, call 9-1-1 immediately.

 

Marine Rescue

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 10:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit officers were called out for a Search and Rescue operation on Lake Simcoe.

A boater had called 9-1-1 to report that he had run out of fuel with two persons aboard, only one life jacket and minimal safety equipment. In addition, his cell phone battery was down to 6%, making it difficult for him to communicate with rescuers.

The vessel, a 18 foot Bayliner, was located off Long Shoal and towed in.

The operator, a 24 year old man, was charged for Failing to have sufficient life jackets.

This event could have had a tragic ending. If you are planning on sailing anywhere, make sure you have a fully charged cell phone, a signalling device, a full tank of gas and  and especially, enough life jackets for everyone on board.

Media Release. Friday, June 23, 2017.

Prescription Fraud

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, June 22, 2017, a suspect came in to a Bradford pharmacy to have two prescriptions for narcotics filled. The pharmacist became suspicious and followed up with the doctors listed on the forms, then called the South Simcoe Police Service. The prescriptions were determined to be forgeries. An officer took over the case and contacted the suspect who was located and arrested.

A 27 year old Newmarket woman was charged with two counts of Uttering A Forged Document and Breach of Recognizance. She will appear in court in July.

Health care professionals work together with police to reduce drug abuse in your community. A co-operative effort between all involved results in a healthier and safer community. We salute all our community partners.

Media Release. Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Dangerous Driving (Domestic)

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, just before 3:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the Bradford Walmart on Holland Street West. Witnesses reported that a woman was walking into the store when a man pulled up in a pickup truck at a high rate of speed, slamming on the brakes and narrowly missing her. He then jumped from the truck and confronted her as she stood outside. The two have been involved in a relationship.

The man left the scene before officers arrived but was located and arrested a short time later.

A 31 year old Bradford man was charged with Dangerous Driving. He was released to a July court date and must avoid contact with the victim. The woman was not injured.

 

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, around 2:20 p.m., a concerned citizen was driving north from Bradford on Yonge Street when he spotted a vehicle driving erratically. The man called 9-1-1- and guided officers to the suspect car.

When officers spoke to the driver, they noted signs of alcohol impairment. The woman was arrested and taken to the station for testing.

A 50 year old Toronto woman was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. She had her driver's licence suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded. She will appear in court in July.

The South Simcoe Police Service thank this citizen for getting involved. We remind you all that using a cell phone to call 9-1-1 while driving is allowed under the distracted driving legislation. If you see a possibly impaired driver, do your part to keep your community safe and call 9-1-1 immediately.

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