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Media Release. Monday, June 12, 2017.

Drive Over 80 mgs

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, June 10, 2017, just before 5:00 a.m., officers from the South Simcoe Police Service were called to Lynn Street in Stroud for an argument on the street.

When officers arrived, they spoke to a man who told them he had been arguing with his girlfriend. While he was speaking to the officers, the woman drove by at a high rate of speed. She was stopped nearby where she admitted to drinking. She was given a roadside screening device test, resulting in a FAIL. After further testing at the station, a 26 year old Barrie woman was charged with Drive Over 80 mgs and Fail To Comply Undertaking. The woman was on a previous bail condition to avoid the man with whom she had been arguing.

Her licence has been suspended for 90 days and her car impounded. She was held in custody for a bail hearing.



(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, June 10, 2017, just after 8:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were sent to a Magani Avenue home for an assault. At the scene officers spoke with a man who told them that he had tried to stop an argument between his father and his mother in law. He had been assaulted by his father who had since fled. The victim's wife also reported that the suspect had assaulted her on a previous occasion.

The suspect was located and held for a bail hearing, charged with two counts of Assault.


Young Driver- BAC Above Zero

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 1:45 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service constable was stopped at a traffic light in Bradford. His attention was drawn to a vehicle opposite him which started into the intersection before the light changed. When the officer stopped and spoke to the driver, he noted the odour of alcohol. A roadside screening device test was conducted. As a result, the 21 year old driver was charged with Young Driver- BAC Above Zero. His driver's licence was suspended for 24 hours.


Drive Over 80 mgs.

(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, June 11, 2017, just before 3:30 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service constable was dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Webster Boulevard and Benson Street in Alcona.

The officer determined that a car had struck a stop sign at the intersection. When he spoke to the driver of the car, the officer noted the smell of alcohol on the man's breath. A roadside screening device test was conducted and a result of FAIL was obtained. After further testing at the station, a 19 year old Innisfil man was charged with Drive Over 80 mgs. His driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and his car impounded. He will appear in court later this month.


Drive Under Suspension

(Bradford, ON) On Sunday, June 11, 2017, just after 1:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service constable was patrolling Yonge Street in Bradford.

He saw a car that he knew was owned by a suspended driver. He was able to stop the car and after a short investigation, a 25 year old Bradford woman was charged with Drive Under Suspension and No Validation On Plate.

She will appear in court in July.

Media Release: Traffic Fatality June 10, 2017

Fatality June 10Traffic Fatality

(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 8:24 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers along with Innisfil Fire & Rescue and Simcoe County Paramedics responded to a two car collision on Sideroad 20 at Gilford Road, in the Town of Innisfil.

Witnesses reported that a southbound Toyota sedan went through a stop sign and collided with an eastbound Mazda hatchback.

Four people, including a four year old boy in the Toyota, were transported to area hospitals. Despite the valiant lifesaving efforts of passersby and paramedics, the child was pronounced dead at hospital a short time later.

Technical traffic collision reconstructionists from the South Simcoe Police Service were on scene until about 1:00 a.m.

The investigation is continuing and a decision on charges will be made at a later time.

The names of those involved, including the deceased child, will not be released.

A number of witnesses have already been interviewed. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Police Constable Steve Black at 705-436-2141 extension 2030 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Media Release. Friday, June 9, 2017.

Marine Patrols

The South Simcoe Police Service have begun summer marine patrols on Lake Simcoe. Officers will be onboard our vessel, the John Wardrop II, as well as our personal water craft, checking boats and boaters for safety compliance.

Did you know? You must have a personal flotation device on while operating a paddle board? Paddle board are defined as vessels under federal legislation.

Under the Canada Shipping Act, each vessel must have a personal floatation device (PFD) of appropriate size in good condition for EVERY person on board. You must have a watertight flashlight (light SIGNALLING device), a whistle or an air horn (sound SIGNALLING device), a buoyant heaving line (floating throw rope), a bailing bucket, a paddle or an anchor and a fire extinguisher if you cannot discard your fuel source (i.e. a removable gas tank).

We also recommend taking a cell phone with you to call for assistance if required.
Please operate your vessel responsibly. If you’re being a nuisance, or operating your vessel in a fashion that impacts others negatively or dangerously you could be charged with careless operation or unsafe operation under the Canada Shipping Act or Dangerous Operation under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Remember, these regulations are created on safety concerns and mishaps. 

Even if you don’t plan to be out at night, motor trouble could cause you to be out well into the night hours, even if you’re staying close to shore.  Quite often Marine Unit officers find people at night that didn’t plan to be out past dusk.
If you haven’t already, please refer to the “Safe Boating Guide” produced by Transport Canada. This booklet will inform you of almost everything you need to maintain your safety on the water.

Be a responsible boater, so we can all enjoy the water!

Aircraft Runs Off Runway In Innisfil

Aircraft Runs Off Runway 

(Innisfil, ON) On Friday, June 9, 2017, just before 12:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service along with Simcoe County Paramedics and Innisfil Fire & Rescue were called to Sky Dive Toronto, located at Sideroad 10 and Line 4 of Innisfil for a plane crash. 

Investigators learned that the  small, single engine aircraft was attempting a take off on the grass airfield at the skydiving facility when the pilot lost control. The aircraft skidded off the runway into a ditch. Five people we aboard at the time, including the pilot. Two were treated by paramedics at the scene while two others were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The pilot was uninjured. They are expected to make a full recovery. 

The weather at the time of the incident was fine, sunny with a light wind. 

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will be conducting an investigation, assisted by members of the South Simcoe Police Service.



Media Release. Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Fraud Investigation

(Innisfil, ON) A young Stroud man got a rock instead of rock and roll.

The man had purchased a guitar through the popular on-line buy and sell site, Kijiji. The seller, purported to be from Nova Scotia, was sent $1000 for the guitar. When the package arrived, the outside of the box said it was a guitar, but it only contained shipping material and a large rock.

Investigators are looking to see if the package was tampered with during shipping or if it was indeed a scam.

Using buy and sell websites is a great concept, but South Simcoe Police Service officers urge people to be cautious.

"Meet in a public place to make your purchase", said Police Constable Rich Williamson. "A mall, a coffee shop, even the parking lot of the police station is available. In addition, make sure the item is exactly what you want before handing over any money."

Purchasing items at a distance can leave you vulnerable to deceit.

Williamson also suggests sellers take cash only, as many of these frauds involve fraudulent cheques.

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