Media Release. Monday, June 7, 2021.
(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., the South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit observed a yellow and black inflatable canoe approximately 200 metres off the shore of Big Cedar Point, Lake Simcoe. There were two female occupants struggling to paddle in the middle of the lake while there were half metre waves with whitecaps. Police spoke to the occupants who advised they launched their vessel from Maple Road however had no idea where they were at the time of the stop.
Police observed the following:
-no life jackets on board
-no safety equipment on board
-no communication devices
-open liquor on board
Police issued two Provincial Offences Notices and the occupants were transported to shore.
Luckily this incident ended safely. We urge you to boat smart. Wear your life jacket, watch the weather, carry a fully charged cell phone, ensure you have the proper safety equipment and always boat sober.
(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer observed a vehicle travelling eastbound on Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil at a high rate of speed. A speed measurement was obtained of 105 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone. A traffic stop was conducted. Police detected an odour of cannabis and an unsealed package of cannabis in the front seat was provided to police.
As a result of the traffic stop, 30-year-old Ricardo Bryan of Brampton was charged with Stunt Driving, Speeding and Cannabis Readily Available. His licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Speed kills. Travelling more than double the posted speed limit is a recipe for tragedy. Slow down and arrive alive.
From Friday, June 4, 2021, to Monday, June 7, 2021, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 246 calls for service.