Domestic Incident Leads to Multiple Charges 

(Innisfil, ON) A 23-year-old Innisfil man is facing numerous charges after South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a domestic dispute call.

On Thursday, December 19, 2019 around 9:15 a.m., police were called regarding a domestic dispute in Cookstown. A woman reported she had been assaulted and threatened by her husband who was armed with an axe. When police arrived, the suspect had left the home prompting a search by officers including the Canine Unit. The suspect was eventually located in a nearby field and surrendered without incident. A 23-year-old Innisfil man was charged with nine offences including two counts of Assault, Assault With a Weapon and Utter Threats. He was held for a bail hearing. The victim did not require medical treatment.

South Simcoe Police Service is committed to investigating all incidents relating to domestic violence and providing assistance to victims. We work with our community partners including the Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service (VCARS). Between 60 and 80 percent of all calls to VCARS involve domestic violence. South Simcoe Police Service urges anyone who is being abused or is aware of abuse occurring to contact police. 

Warn Range Suspension  

(Innisfil, ON) On Thursday, December 19, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers were conducting a Festive RIDE Spot Check at the intersection of 20 Sideroad and Killarney Beach Road in Innisfil. A vehicle was observed eastbound on Killarney Beach Road, pull to the side and u-turn around in the opposite direction away from the RIDE program. Officers caught up to the vehicle westbound and stopped it. The driver was spoken to by officers and an odour of alcohol was detected. A Caution was registered on a roadside screening device. As a result, a 68-year-old Bradford man was given a 3-day Warn Range Suspension. A sober passenger drove the vehicle from the scene.

You can u-turn but you can’t hide from RIDE. We are continuing our enhanced Festive RIDE programs and will be anywhere at any time with random spot checks. Stay on our ‘Nice” list and out of our cells. Don’t drink and drive or drive under the influence of drugs. Make safe choices for everyone’s sake.

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 96 calls for service.