Over 80/Speeding 

(Innisfil, ON) An Innisfil man was charged with impaired driving and speeding following a traffic stop in Innisfil. On Friday, August 28, 2020, at approximately 12:20 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer conducting radar enforcement observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on County Road 4 between Line 2 and Line 3. A speed measurement was obtained of 126 km/h in the posted 80 km/h zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer detected signs of impairment. After a fail was registered on a roadside screening device, the driver was arrested and transported to South Division where breath test results were over the legal limit of alcohol. 55-year-old Roderick Catapang of Innisfil was charged with Over 80 and Speeding. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Our officers patrol 24/7 with an eye for impaired drivers. Please make better choices and don’t drive a vehicle if you have been drinking or doing drugs. Everyone plays a role in road safety.

Charges Laid After Two Vehicles Rear-Ended 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers laid several charges against an Alliston woman after consecutive rear-end collisions in Innisfil.

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, around 2:00 p.m., police were called to County Road 89 near Highway 400 after a vehicle rear-ended a transport truck and then another vehicle. A roadside drug-screening device test on the driver of the suspect vehicle issued a positive result for THC. The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 23-year-old Jessica Tucci of Alliston was charged with Possession of Suspected MDMA (Ecstacy), Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Novice Driver – Presence of Drugs, Careless Driving, Fail to Properly Wear Seat Belt and Cannabis Readily Available. Her licence was suspended for three days and she was released with a future court date.

Fraud/Theft 

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers have laid 26 charges after a senior was defrauded in Bradford.

On Monday, August 4, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a report of a theft. Once on scene, the 77-year-old victim advised that a suspect known to him withdrew money from his bank account after stealing his chequebook and writing numerous cheques. 41-year-old Christopher Blais of Bradford was charged with Theft, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, 12 counts of Utter Forged Document and 12 counts of Fraud Under $5000. He was released with a future court date.

Protect yourself from fraud by keeping close tabs on your personal information and financial-related property. Always guard your cards and your chequebook.

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 68 calls for service.

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