Dog Owner Charged 

(Bradford, ON)  A call for a dog bite incident has led to charges against a 55-year-old Mississauga man including failing to properly care for his animals. 

On Thursday, September 13, 2018 around 8:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to an address on Canal Rd. after a woman reported that one of two dogs running loose had bit her knee. Responding officers corralled the two, large German Shepherds and forced them back onto their property nearby and waited for Animal Control to arrive. At this time, officers observed a third dog, a Rottweiler type breed, chained to a tree on the property without water or access to its food. Officers left to purchase water for the dog and when they returned they discovered it had a head injury that required treatment. Further inspection of the property revealed several dead or injured chickens and goats without access to food or water.  

Animal Control captured the dogs that were loose and took them to a shelter where one was placed in 10-day quarantine. The dog bite victim was treated by paramedics on scene for a minor injury.  

The Ontario Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) was called to aid the other animals and take the Rottweiler to the veterinarian.  

The owner later attended South Division where he was charged with Permit an Animal to be in Distress and Fail to Comply with Prescribed Standards of Care contrary to the OSPCA Act. He is due in court in November. 

Leaving animals anywhere in the heat without access to water is unacceptable and in fact criminal in some cases, depending on the circumstances. Kudos to the these compassionate officers who came to the Rottweiler’s aid with water and remained at the scene to ensure the situation was resolved humanely for all the animals. By working effectively withe our partners at Animal Control and the OSPCA, all of the animals have received proper care.  


Speeding/Warn Range Suspension 

(Innisfil, ON) A 45-year-old Barrie man who was stopped for speeding also wound up getting a warn range suspension.  

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 around 4:00 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer stopped a vehicle while travelling northbound from County Rd. 88 on Highway 400. The officer had obtained a speed measurement of 141 km/hr in a posted 100 km/hr zone. While speaking with the driver, the officer detected an odour of alcohol. After a roadside test was conducted, a warn range suspension was issued against the driver. His licence was suspended for seven days and the man was charged with speeding. 

Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. We also know that speed kills. In this case, the officer stopped an incident involving a dangerous mix of both types of criminal driving behaviors. Don’t drink and drive. Obey posted speed limits. Road safety is a shared responsibility.  


Theft Under/Obstruct Peace Officer 

(Bradford, ON) A 20-year-old Bradford man is charged with theft, possession of stolen property and obstructing a peace officer following a shoplifting incident in Bradford. 

On Thursday, September 11, 2018, around 2:00 p.m., police were called to the Walmart on Holland St. West for a shoplifting arrest by security. When officers arrived, they learned that a suspect had left the store without paying for close to $2,000 in razor products. When police took over the arrest, the suspect gave a false name to officers. His identity was confirmed after police learned he had a car key in his possession and the associated vehicle was located in the parking lot. He was arrested for Obstruct Peace Officer and transported to South Division where he was also charged with Theft Under $5,000 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He was released with a court date in November. 


Shoplifting Arrest 

(Innisfil, ON)   A Gravenhurst woman faces 16 charges following a shoplifting spree at 8 stores at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Cookstown. 

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 around 3:30 p.m., police were alerted to the thefts by mall security who observed a suspect getting into a vehicle, leaving the property and turning at Highway 400 to go northbound. Officers spotted the vehicle at the traffic lights, blocked it from turning and directed the female driver to pull over. After making observations inside the vehicle, police charged the 24-year-old woman with seven counts of Theft Under $5,000, 7 counts of Possession of Stolen Property, Fail To Surrender Licence and she was issued a 5-year Trespassing Notice for the mall. The accused has a court date in October. The stolen property valued at over $1,000 was returned to the stores.  


On Thursday, September 13, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 78 calls for service.