- Category: Media Releases
(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.
(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.
(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
Theft From Construction Sites
The suspect is believed to drive a black Chevrolet Silverado and is described as a white man in his 30's.
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.