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Media Release. Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Suspended Driver 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Monday, September 25, 2017, around 3:00 p.m.,a South Simcoe Police traffic officer's attention was drawn to a car moving at a high rate of speed travelling northbound on the 5th Sideroad of Innisfil.    The car was stopped for speeding and the driver readily admitted to the officer he was driving while under suspension for unpaid fines.   

While speaking to the driver, the officer noted a strong smell of alcohol coming from the driver's mouth.  A roadside screening device was conducted and confirmed the presence of alcohol.  The driver, who holds a G1 licence,  is not permitted to have any alcohol while driving. The driver was below the WARN range limit but was violating his Novice Driver licence conditions. The driver was charged with Novice Driver Above Zero, Drive Under Suspension and Speeding, If convicted, the driver will face an additional suspension and fines relating to these offences.  


Calls for Service 

On Monday, September 25, 2017, South Simcoe Police responded to 82 calls for service, pro-active stops and community events. 

Media Release. September 25, 2017

Impaired Driving 

(Innisfil, ON)   On Saturday, September 23, 2017, just before 1:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police received a call, from a concerned citizen, about a vehicle swerving all over the road and almost hitting a cyclist.  

Police located and stopped the vehicle on Innisfil Beach Road in Alcona.  While the officer was speaking to the male driver, she noted a strong odour of alcohol on the driver's breath and signs of impairment.  The driver was charged with Impaired Driving, Drive over 80mgs. His driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. 

A 53 year old Innisfil man was charged with Impaired Driving, Drive over 80mgs. His driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days and will appear in Criminal Court in October of this year. 

Speeding and 3 Day Suspension 

(Innisfil, ON)  On Sunday, September 24, 2017, a member of South Simcoe Police Traffic and Marine Unit was conducting radar along the 25th Sideroad  in the Town of Innisfil.  Around 2:30 p.m., the officer noticed a Ford F-150 pickup travelling northbound at a high rate of speed.  The truck registered 79km/hr in a posted 50 km/h zone.  Police stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the male driver an odour of alcohol was detected coming from his mouth.  The driver provided a roadside test, the samples provided resulted in a WARN.   

A 39 year old man from Innisfil had his licence suspended for 3 days and was issued a ticket for speeding. 

Suspended Driver 

(Bradford, ON)  On Saturday, September 23, 2017, around 8:20 a.m.,  a police constable from the South Simcoe Police was on regular patrol in the Town of Bradford West Gwillumbury when his police vehicle's Automatic Licence Plate Reader alerted him to a possible suspended driver.  Police stopped  the black Toyota Tundra driving on Canal Road and confirmed that the male driver was suspended for unpaid fines.  The 39 year old man from Bradford will appear in court this October.  

Theft From Grocery Store 

(Bradford, ON)  On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, around 5:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police attended Zehrs Grocery Store, located in the Town of Bradford West Gwillumbury for a report of a theft that occurred.  A man and woman entered the store, both picked up a TV and walked out of the store without attempting to pay for either.  The store manager was able to stop the male, who left the TV on the floor, but the female was able to leave with another TV in hand.  Both were seen getting into a grey Nissan Sentra.  The manager was able to get the licence plate number, that had been reported stolen in August 2016. 

The male is described as white, with long hair and full beard,  wearing grey sweatpants, red tank top and a black baseball cap. 

The female is described as white with brown hair in a ponytail, wearing a black sweater, black capri leggings, sunglasses and a white or blue baseball cap. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Calls for Service 

Over the weekend, South Simcoe Police responded to 206 calls for service, pro-active stops and community service events. 

Road Rage Investigation

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, September 22nd at approximately 7:20 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service were called to the intersection of Line # 9 and 5th Side Road in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. 

Two drivers, one operating a 2010 Grey Dodge Dakota pickup truck and the other operating a 2002 Red Mazda Protege 5 became involved in an interaction at the intersection of County Road # 27 and Line # 9. The interaction continued with the two vehicles following each other eastbound on the 9th Line and ended at the intersection of the 9th Line and 5th Side Road. The driver of the Mazda exited his vehicle and approached the pickup truck. 

The incident escalated, resulting in the driver of the Mazda Protege 5 falling to the ground and suffering a head injury. He was transported by land ambulance to the Upper Canada Mall where he was transported by Air Ambulance to a Toronto area Trauma Centre. His injuries are considered critical. 

South Simcoe Police are appealing for witnesses who may have observed any portion of this incident. Witnesses are asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Julio Fernandes at (905) 775-3311 extension 1032 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

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Search Warrant Executed

(Innisfil, ON)  On Saturday, September 23rd at approximately 1:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police received a 9-1-1 call regarding suspicious persons who had lit a shed on fire outside a home on Merrett Street in the Town of Innisfil. 

Innisfil Fire & Rescue Services were called and extinguished the fire. During the subsequent police investigation, officers checked the inside of the shed and discovered a quantity of marijuana, ammunition and what appeared to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) inside the building. Officers secured the residence and prepared a search warrant. 

At approximately 11:15 a.m., South Simcoe Police with the assistance of York Regional Police - Emergency Response Unit, Innisfil Fire & Rescue Services, Simcoe County Paramedics Services and York Regional Paramedic Services executed a search warrant on the shed. 

A quantity of marijuana, ammunition and a explosive device were seized by police. A 23 year old Innisfil man living at the home was arrested, and is currently in custody at the South Division. He will be facing several charges. 

At this time, the person(s) responsible for starting the early morning fire are still outstanding. Police are asking anyone with information on this case to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Holly Murray at (705) 436-2141 extension 1009 or Crime Stoppers. 

Media Release. Friday, September 22, 2017

Road Closure 

(Bradford, ON)  On Friday, September 22, 2017, around 7:20 a.m., South Simcoe Police were called to the intersection of the 9th Line, East of the the 5th Side Road in the Town of Bradford West Gwillumbury, regarding a road rage incident.  Investigators are in the initial stages of their investigation, but can confirm 2 drivers got into an altercation.  One of the drivers was injured and has been transported to a hospital with unknown injuries. 

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Bureau and Traffic and Marine Unit are in the initial stages of their investigation to determine what happened. 

Additional details will be released when they become available. 

For any media inquiries, please contact S/Cst Karen Markus at 705-436-2141 or 905-775-3311  ext # 2003. 

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