Media Release. Monday, December 23, 2019.

Snowmobile Through Ice

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind snowmobilers that ice is unsafe due to ongoing freeze-thaw weather conditions.

On Monday, December 23, 2019, around 2:00 p.m., police were called to Canal Road west of Line 5 for a report of a snowmobile through the ice. A 21-year-old man operating the sled and his 22-year-old female passenger were travelling on ice when they thought they saw open water ahead. They tried to turn the sled around but went through the ice in 3 to 4 feet of water. Both riders managed to walk to shore and were unhurt. They arranged for the sled to be towed out of the water.

Police want to remind residents that ice is still thin and risky for winter activities. Every rider must be prepared for emergencies by carrying a number of items including a tool kit, spare parts, flashlight, first-aid kit, ice picks and survival items such as high-energy food. If you must drive over ice, wear a buoyant snowmobile suit. And remember that no ice is completely safe.  

Assault With A Weapon

(Innisfil, ON) A 33-year-old Innisfil woman was charged with Assault and Assault With A Weapon after South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a neighbourhood Christmas party.

On Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 12:15 a.m., police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a home in the 25th Sideroad and 10th Line area of Innisfil. Investigation revealed that two people at a neighbourhood Christmas party were assaulted. One incident involved a knife and scissors. The accused was taken to hospital and treated for a minor injury. No one else was hurt. A 33-year-old Innisfil woman was charged with Assault and two counts of Assault With A Weapon. She was held for a bail hearing and subsequently released.

Warn Range Suspensions

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers issued a number of 3-day warn range suspensions over the weekend. We urge everyone to plan ahead if you plan to consume alcohol or drugs. Impaired driving continues to be the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. Let’s work together to ensure this holiday season is memorable for the right reasons.

From Friday, December 20, 2019 to Monday, December 23, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 190 calls for service.