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Media Release. Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Dangerous Driving-UPDATE - ARREST

On Monday, August 14, 2017, just before the dinner hour, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a home in Alcona for a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, the woman involved told officers that her ex-boyfriend had just left and was driving a stolen Chevrolet Impala. Officers were able to confirm this information with Kawartha Lakes Police in Lindsay.

Shortly thereafter, Police received information that the suspect was at the Pioneer gas station in Bradford. Responding officers arrived just as the man was driving away. He spotted the officers and drove southbound at a high rate of speed. Officers quickly abandoned the pursuit in the interests of public safety.

The 30 year old Lindsay man was later apprehended by Kawartha Lakes Police and returned to Bradford. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. He faces 9 charges, including Theft Over $5000, Dangerous Driving, Flight From Police, 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 4 counts of Breach Probation.

 

Damage

(Innisfil, ON) On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the South Simcoe Police Service was called to a Lynn Street home in Stroud. The homeowner discovered that sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 2:15 a.m., someone attempted to pry open their front door. They were unsucessful and there was limited damage.

The South Simcoe Police Service suggests exterior lighting at night and alarm systems to keep your home safe. Report any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood and as always, we recommend locking your car and removing valuables.

Media Release. Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Dangerous Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, August 14, 2017, just before the dinner hour, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a home in Alcona for a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, the woman involved told officers that her ex-boyfriend had just left and was driving a stolen Chevrolet Impala. Officers were able to confirm this information with Kawartha Lakes Police in Lindsay.

Shortly thereafter, Police received information that the suspect was at the Pioneer gas station in Bradford. Responding officers arrived just as the man was driving away. He spotted the officers and drove southbound at a high rate of speed. Officers quickly abandoned the pursuit in the interests of public safety.

An arrest warrant is being sought for 30 year old Justin Rentrop of Lindsay on charges of Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Breach Probation, Dangerous Driving and Flight From Police. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call their local Police Service or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Theft of Truck

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, August 13, 2017, a fisherman parked his Ford F-150 pickup truck on Peterman Lane near Pumphouse Road. Having consumed alcohol, he called a friend for a ride and left his truck there overnight. When he returned the next morning, it had been stolen.

South Simcoe Police Services officers are looking for a grey 2015 Ford F-150 with Ontario plate AR74918.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477, South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311 extension 1411, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Vandalism

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying vandals who spray painted graffiti on two schools in Bradford. Paint was found on St. Angela Merici School and Holy Trinity High School. The tags read "Orphan", along with the initials P.K.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311.

Media Release. Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

R.I.D.E.

(Bradford, ON) On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 3:40 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were operating a R.I.D.E. spot check on Bridge Street in Bradford. A car was stopped at the spot check and the driver was recognized as being under suspension. The 22 year old Bradford man was charged with Drive Under Suspension. He was given a court date in September and his car seized for 7 days.

A passenger in the car was intoxicated. He too was recognized by the officers and it was confirmed that he was on a bail condition to abstain from alcohol. A 24 year old Bradford man was arrested and held in custody for a bail hearing on a charge of Fail To Comply-Recognizance.

The South Simcoe Police Service is dedicated to reducing impaired driving. Our Strategic Business Plan has identified Impaired Driving as a prime concern to the public. As a result, we operate R.I.D.E. spot checks year round. If you suspect an impaired driver, call 9-1-1.

 

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, just before 7:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service were called to the Pioneer gas station in Bradford. A witness told officers that a man operating a recreational vehicle had struck a building on the property then driven south into York Region.

A South Simcoe Police officer familiar with the suspect went to the man's Holland Landing home in an attempt to locate him and also alerted York Regional Police of the suspect vehicle.

York officers stopped and arrested the driver in Kettleby. He was brought to the South Simcoe Police Service South Division for breath testing.

During the investigation, it was confirmed that the man was prohibited for driving for life due to two previous impaired driving convictions and was also on bail, with a condition not to be in the driver's seat of a motor vehicle.

A 50 year old Holland Landing man was released to a September court date, charged with Impaired Driving, Dangerous Driving, Drive Over 80 mgs, 2 counts of Drive Disqualified and 2 counts of Fail To Comply Undertaking.

Media Release. Monday, August 14, 2017.

Theft From Auto Arrest

(Innisfil, ON) On the morning of Saturday, August 12, 2017, a South Simcoe Police Service officer began investigating a series of thefts from cars in the Lefroy area.  During the probe, the officer learned that a credit card, stolen from one of the cars, had been used at a local store. Video from the store was viewed and a suspect identified and arrested. A quantity of stolen items were recovered from the suspect's home. Some items are still without owners, including a computer and a drill.

South Simcoe Police Service are asking citizens to report any other thefts from the area and to call if they are missing any property from their vehicle.

Cars were entered on Ferrier Avenue, Corner Avenue, Squire Street and Killarney Beach Road.

A 23 year old Innisfil man has been charged with several counts of Theft Under $5000, Fraud Under $5000 and Possession of Stolen Property. The investigation is ongoing and more charges may be laid. The suspect will appear in court in September.

Those seeking missing items or additional victims are asked to call 705-436-2141,  extension 1474 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Domestic Assault

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, August 11, 2017, just before 5:30 p.m., a woman called 9-1-1 to report an assault. She told officers that she had driven to Bradford from her place of work in Milton to visit her boyfriend. When she left his home, she was confronted by her ex-husband. He followed her down the street and grabbed her bag from her shoulder, causing bruising.

A Toronto man was arrested nearby and charged with Domestic Assault. He was released to a September court date and must stay away from the victim. The woman did not require medical attention.

 

Domestic Assault

(Innisfil, ON)  On Sunday, August 13, 2017, just after 4:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers went to an Alcona home for a domestic dispute between a man and his adult son. There had been an ongoing dispute about the son moving out. At one point, the father was pushed into a brick wall, striking his head.

A 20 year old Innisfil man was charged with Domestic Assault. He will appear in court in September and must reside elsewhere. The victim did not require medical attention.

 

Break & Enter

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, August 12, 2017, sometime between 8:00 a.m., and 10:00 p.m., suspects broke into a home on Kennedy Road in Innisfil. Investigators from the South Simcoe Police Service found the point of entry at the rear door of the residence. Once inside, suspects stole a quantity of jewelry and camera equipment.

Officers are asking anyone with information on this crime to call South Simcoe Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Marine Calls

(Innisfil, ON) During the summer months, the South Simcoe Police Service patrols the waterways of the area on boat and personal water craft.

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, around 6:00 p.m., officers aboard Marine 1 located a 10 foot dingy about 300 meters off shore. Neither of the adult occupants had a personal flotation device or lifejacket, and there was none of the required safety equipment on board the vessel. The two Vaughan residents were brought to shore and charged for not having lifejackets.

On Sunday, August 13, 2017, just before 6:00 p.m., officers received a distress call from a boater on Lake Simcoe who had run out of fuel. No other vessels were available to assist, so the boat was towed to shore by officers aboard the John Wardrop II.

Media Release. Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Assault

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, August 5, 2017, around the dinner hour, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to an Alcona home regarding an assault. Responding officers learned that a man had assaulted his brother during an argument, then punched his mother when he thought she was calling police. A 26 year old Innisfil man will appear in court later this month, charged with two counts of Assault. He was released on conditions to stay away from the victims.  Neither victim required medical attention.

 

Assault With a Weapon

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, August 6, 2017, just before 9:00 p.m.,a Bradford man became involved in an argument with his landlord. During the argument the tenant was pushed, punched and hit with a folding chair. The suspect, a 55 year old Bradford man, was arrested and charged with Assault and Assault with a Weapon. He will appear in court later this month and must avoid contact with the victim.

 

Impaired Driving

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, August 6, 2017, just before 9:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer was sent to a driving complaint. A witness told the dispatcher that a woman had driven over a curb in a parking lot on Holland Street East, and appeared to be intoxicated.

The responding officer was driving  to the suspect's address when another witness flagged him down to report that the suspect vehicle had just collided with a tree on Zima Crescent. The officer located the suspect and her children at the scene, injured. All three were taken to a local hospital in the care of paramedics. They were treated for minor injuries and released.

Through investigation, the officer determined that the woman was indeed the driver of the vehicle. She was arrested and tested at the hospital. As a result, the 39 year old Bradford woman was charged with Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 mgs. She was released to an August court date. Her driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days.

 

Assault with a Weapon

(Bradford, ON) On Monday, August 7, 2017, at 7:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a Britannia Avenue home about a man making threats while armed with a baton. 

Responding officers learned that a suspect had recently arrived at the home looking for a woman. When he found out she was in the garage, he damaged the garage door with a crowbar, then assaulted a man inside the garage. He fled the scene with the woman before officers arrived. He was later located nearby and arrested.

A 44 year old Barrie man was later released on a no contact condition, charged with Assault, Assault with a Weapon, 2 counts of Weapons Dangerous, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Mischief Under $5000. He will appear in court in September. The victim did not require medical attention.

 

Domestic Assault

(Bradford, ON) Monday, August 7, 2017, a Bradford woman came to the South Simcoe Police Service station in Bradford to discuss a relationship problem. While speaking with an officer, the victim revealed an assault that had occurred earlier in the week. She told the officer that during an argument, her husband had grabbed and crushed her hand.

The 52 year old suspect was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.

 

WARN Range Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, August 5, 2017, just after midnight, South Simcoe Police Service officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. spot check on 10 Sideroad in Bradford. A driver was stopped in the spot check and an odour of alcohol was detected on his breath. A roadside screening device test was given, resulting in a WARN. The 26 year old Bradford man had his driver's licence suspended for three days.

 

Break & Enter

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, August 6, 2017, around 4:30 p.m., a resident of a home on 10 Sideroad, south of County Road 89 in Cookstown, retuned home an found an intruder in her backyard. The suspect fled and responding  officers checked the area.

A nearby witness saw two suspects dressed all in black, jump into a dark grey Dodge Caravan which then drove west towards Highway 400.

The suspects had gained entry to the home by using the homeowner's own ladder to reach the second storey. It is unknown what had been stolen; the suspects may have been scared off in the act of entering the home.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Rural residents are reminded to lock all entry points when away from home. An alarm system may assist in keeping your house secure.

 

Break & Enter

(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, August 5, 2017, around 9:00 p.m., a Bradford family returned to their Prince Drive home to discover a theft. A quantity of cash had been removed from several bedrooms, but no forced entry was found. An officer was able to obtain some forensic evidence at the scene. Prince Drive residents are asked to call P.C. Van Veld at 905-77-3311 extension 1545 with any information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Theft From Construction Sites

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, August 4, 2017, staff at San Diego Homes in Alcona notified South Simcoe Police Service of several thefts of equipment from homes under construction. Residents of the area at Quarry Drive and Webster Boulevard are asked to call P.C. David Caccia with any information they may have, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The suspect is believed to drive a black Chevrolet Silverado and is described as a white man in his 30's.

 

Graffiti

South Simcoe Police Service officers are investigating after two incident of spray paint vandalism were reported. On Friday, August 4, 2017, several road signs were damaged in Innisfil. Black spray paint was sued to tag several signs at 20 Sideroad and Line 13.

In Bradford, suspects used red spray paint on the building at Fred C. Cook Public School on Fletcher Street. This was also reported on Friday. Anyone with information on graffiti is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Marine Search And Rescue

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, August 5, 2017, around 2:20 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit officers were notified of a kayaker in distress off Innisfil Beach Park.  A man had rented a kayak but had become fatigued paddling ashore against a heavy wind. His son called for help. Officers aboard the John Wardrop II located the man in his kayak over 2 km from shore in 85 feet of water. He was unfamiliar with kayaking and was ill prepared for the conditions.

Officers later spoke to the kayak rental company and cautioned them on renting to clients when they are unfamiliar with the sport or in poor weather.

On Monday, August 7, 2017, at midnight, South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit officers were called from their homes to respond to a call of two stranded vessels. One boat had engine trouble and had summoned a friend in a second vessel for assistance. It too had trouble and both vessels were adrift off Lockhart Road.

Officers were  on their way to assist when they learned the vessels were underway. At 12:45 a.m, the boaters were met by officers at Innisfil Beach Park. 

All 7 persons aboard the two boats were found to be in good health. Boaters are reminded to check weather conditions and equipment before venturing out on the water. An adequate supply of gas and a fully charged cell phone are recommended far all those venturing out on our waterways.

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