Criminal Harassment 

(Innisfil, ON) A 34-year-old North York man is charged with criminal harassment after an investigation was launched on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

The investigation revealed unwelcome and repetitive conduct of a man with a former spouse who lives in Innisfil. The man was arrested and charged on Thursday, March 14, 2019. He was released with conditions and a future court date. Police assisted the victim with a safety plan and other community resources.

The Canadian Criminal Code defines criminal harassment as:

 

Repeatedly following from place to place the other person or anyone known to them

Repeatedly communicating with, either directly or indirectly, the other person or anyone known to them

Besetting or watching the dwelling-house, or place where the other person, or anyone known to them, resides, works, carries on business or happens to be; or

Engaging in threatening conduct directed at the other person or member of their family.

 

This sort of behaviour is not a sign of love; it is power and abuse. Please call police and tell us what is happening. Your safety is our top priority.

Ice Hut Removal 

(Innisfil/Bradford, ON) The deadline to remove ice fishing huts from Lake Simcoe is midnight tonight, March 15, 2019. Please leave the lake safe and clean for swimmers and boaters for the spring and summer seasons. We’d also like to remind everyone about the changing ice conditions due to warmer temperatures. Please keep children and pets away from waterways as melting ice and snow have made these areas unsafe. There is no such thing as completely safe when dealing with ice. It should always be assumed that unsafe conditions exist no matter where you travel on ice.

Here are some tips:

 

Check with local ice hut operators for the latest ice conditions

Always wear a flotation device when walking on lakes and rivers

Never go onto the ice alone. A buddy may be able to rescue you or go for help if need be

Ensure you have a cell phone with a fully-charged battery

 

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend RIDE 

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) We would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day celebration. We will be marking the occasion with RIDE programs throughout the weekend to ensure people who choose to drive impaired are removed from our roads. Plan ahead. There are so many other options.

From Thursday, March 14, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officer responded to 68 calls for service.

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