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(Innisfil, ON) Over the weekend South Simcoe Police were called to Tanger Outlet Mall for reports of shoplifting. On Saturday, February 25, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., 3 males entered the Ralph Lauren Polo store communicating with each other thru ear pieces, distracting staff members and then removing 44 items worth over $1 700.00 concealing them in shopping bags. The store's loss prevention were contacted and police were made aware that a similar report was made to York Regional Police from a mall in Vaughan. Through investigation, York Regional Police were able to arrest one of the males responsible for the Theft and recover some stolen goods.
On Sunday February 26, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called back to the Tanger Outlet Mall for a report of theft of sunglasses. A man and a women entered the Sunglass Hut separately, both trying on several pairs of sunglasses. The store employee did witness the man place a pair inside his jacket pocket. Shortly after the couple left the store together, the store employee noticed at least two more items were taken without paying. The total loss is estimated at $900 - $1200.
Suspect #1: male, black, approximately 30 years of age, 6 foot tall, clean shaven, black short hair, wearing a grey toque, black leather coat with dark blue jeans and black shoes.
Suspect #2: female, White, wavy blond hair, wearing a black toque, a long black winter coat, black and white striped leggings and winter boots. She was carrying an Adidas bag and a large black purse.
Anyone with information is asked to call South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Theft Of Tools
(Bradford, ON) On Friday, February 24, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a house in Bradford for a theft of work tools. The vehicle was parked in the driveway on Imperial Crescent in the Town of Bradford West Gwillumbury, when someone entered the unlocked truck sometime between 11:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23 and 3:00 p.m Friday, February 24, 2017 and removed a drill.
Also on Friday, February 24, 2017, South Simcoe Police were called to a home on Hurd Street in Bradford West Gwillumbury for a report of tools taken from a backyard shed. A Compound Miter Saw and a Compact Table Saw were taken in that theft. According to police, they have the owner's initials engraved on them.
Police are reminding people to help keep your valuables safe, Lock It or Lose It.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact South Simcoe Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Category: Media Releases
Do I Need Winter Tires?
Winter with all its beauty, provides us with some driving challenges. Winter tires can help you face these challenges. The South Simcoe Police would like to share some winter tire tips with the public, courtesy of Transport Canada.
Vehicle handling will be improved when tires of the same type, size, speed rating and load index are installed on all four wheels.
Snow Tires: Tires marked with the pictograph of a peaked mountain with a snowflake meet specific snow traction performance requirements, and have been designed specifically for use in severe snow conditions. If you intend driving in severe winter conditions, install four winter tires that meet the "snow tire" designation on your vehicle. These snow tires will assist you to control your vehicle safely in slippery conditions.
Tires marked "M + S" – or "mud and snow" tires, also known as "all-season" tires— continue to provide safe all-weather performance, but may not always be suitable for severe snow conditions.
Wide, high performance tires, other than those that are specifically designed as snow tires, are not suitable for use on snow covered roads.
Remember: To help maintain control and stability of your vehicle in icy conditions, Transport Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada recommend that you install winter tires in sets of four. Mixing tires with different tread patterns, internal construction, and size degrades the stability of the vehicle and should be avoided. As a tire wears, snow traction is reduced. Tires that are worn close to the tread-wear indicators have reduced traction and should not be used on snow-covered roads or in severe snow conditions. Proper air pressure extends tread life, improves safety, and reduces fuel consumption — all vital factors in saving energy and protecting the environment. Tire pressure decreases as temperatures drop, so be sure to check the pressures at least once a month when the tires are cold, preferably after the car has been out all night.