Category: Media Releases
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.
(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
Category: Media Releases
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.
(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.
(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.