Media Release. Monday, August 23, 2021.

Impaired Driving

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service charged four people with impaired driving-related offences since Friday.

On Monday, August 23, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., police were called to the area of 10th Line and Purvis Street in Innisfil for a report of a vehicle in Lake Simcoe.
When officers arrived on scene, they located a water-soaked vehicle parked on the beach. As a result of the investigation, 31-year-old Iosif Gheorghiade of Innisfil was charged with Operation While Impaired and Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. He was released from police custody with a future court date.

On Sunday, August 22, 2021, at approximately 1:45 a.m., police were called to the area of 10 Sideroad and Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil regarding a rear-end collision where the suspect vehicle left the scene. No one was injured. Police located the vehicle and the driver was arrested for impaired driving. As a result of the investigation, 33-year-old Katherine Arancibia of Etobicoke was charged with Operation While Impaired, Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol and Dangerous Operation. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for seven days. She was released with a future court date.

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at approximately 9:00 p.m., police were called to the area of St. Johns Road and Adams Road in Innisfil regarding a hit-and-run collision. Police determined that a vehicle struck a parked vehicle in a driveway and left the scene. No one was injured. Responding officers located the suspect vehicle and the driver was arrested for impaired driving. As a result of the investigation, 37-year-old Caitlin Hopkins of Barrie was charged Operation While Impaired, Operation While Impaired – Excess Blood Alcohol, Dangerous Operation, Fail to Remain, Fail to Surrender Licence and Disobey Stop Sign. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for seven days.

On Friday, August 20, 2021, at approximately 11:50 a.m., police were called to the Scanlon Creek Conservation area on Line 9 in Bradford for a report of a suspicious person. The person subsequently left the scene in a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. Police located the vehicle at a home in Bradford and the driver was arrested for impaired driving. As a result of the investigation, 28-year-old Isaac Trotta of Bradford was charged with Operation While Impaired by Drug and Dangerous Operation. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death and injury in Canada. The deaths and injuries resulting from impaired driving are 100 percent preventable. If you’re going to drive, drive sober.

Arrest in Thefts from Vehicles

(Bradford, ON) On Friday, August 20, 2021, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the South Simcoe Police Service was called regarding a man breaking into cars in the area of Colborne Street and Natale Crescent in Bradford. Police arrived and made an arrest. As a result of the investigation, 20-year-old Matthew Hlywka of Barrie was charged with three counts of Trespass by Night, Theft Under $5,000 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He was released with a future court date.

Police believe there may be more victims in this subdivision and the neighbouring area of Centre Street and Bingham Street. If your vehicle was entered or if you have any information, contact Constable Clint McLellan at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141, extension #1417 or clint.mclellan@southsimcoepolice.ca.

From Friday, August 20, 2021, to Monday, August 23, 2021, the South Simcoe Police Service responded to 234 calls for service.





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