Assault/Unlawfully in Dwelling

(Bradford, ON) On Thursday, June 11, 2020 around 6:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of an assault at a home in the Holland Street East and Dissette Street area of Bradford. Upon arrival, police learned that a man had been assaulted in his backyard by a suspect who accused the victim of stealing the suspect’s property. The suspect then forced his way into the victim’s home and assaulted a woman inside. The suspect fled on foot. A short time later, a man attended the South Division police station to report the theft of his property and was arrested for the assault. Charged with two counts of assault and unlawfully in dwelling house was 42-year-old Lorn Depatie of Bradford. The victims did not seek immediate medical treatment. The investigation is continuing.

Another Close Call on Lake Simcoe 

(Innisfil, ON) On Thursday, June 11, 2020, around 11:30 a.m., the South Simcoe Police Service Marine Unit responded to a report of a capsized canoe on Lake Simcoe.  

The two canoe occupants who were wearing life jackets were in the water approximately one kilometre from Camp Arrowhead. Upon arrival, police observed a pontoon vessel with three people on board towing the canoe. A family member in the pontoon vessel had rescued the pair in the water and everyone was fine. Lake conditions at the time were very choppy due to high winds.

This is the third distress call we have received in recent weeks and it’s not even officially summer yet. We can’t emphasize enough that you need to check the weather and make common sense decisions before heading out onto the lake and keep your eyes on the skies while boating. Life jackets save lives so always wear yours. Respect the water and be safe.

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 59 calls for service.