Man Charged with Impersonating Police Officer
(Innisfil, ON) A 26-year-old Barrie man was charged with Personation of a Police Officer following a traffic stop in Innisfil.
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, a South Simcoe Police Service officer stopped a vehicle without a front licence plate in the area of Innisfil Beach Road and the 20th
Sideroad. During the traffic stop, the driver identified himself as a police officer. Police investigated the driver’s claim and determined the he was not employed
as a police officer. 26-year-old Matthew Bilicki of Barrie was charged with Personation of a Police Officer and failing to display two licence plates.
He was released with a future court date.
Dirt Bike Rider Airlifted to Hospital After Crash
(Innisfil, ON) On Saturday, June 6, 2020, around 6:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a single vehicle collision involving a dirt bike in
Alcona. A 19-year-old man was riding through the woods when he crashed. He was taken to a local hospital by County of Simcoe Paramedics and then airlifted
via Ornge air ambulance to a Toronto trauma centre, He is listed in serious but non-life-threatening condition.
Off-road vehicles are a popular form of recreation but we urge drivers to follow these tips for a safe ride:
Always wear an approved helmet and make sure it is securely fastened.
Never operate while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
Read the instruction manual and obey warning labels and stickers on the ATV.
One person ORVs are not designed for passengers and it’s dangerous to operate a one person ORV with a passenger.
ORV head lights are generally not as bright as car lights and operators should not over drive their head lights at night.
Speed should be adjusted to different terrain conditions.
Check with the local town office to ensure what roads are approved.
Make sure you’re ORV is registered, plated and insured.
(Bradford, ON) A 23-year-old Staynor woman was charged with Careless Driving following a single vehicle collision in Bradford. On Saturday, June 6, 2020, around 3:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a single vehicle collision on 5th Sideroad near Line 9 in Bradford. A southbound vehicle had lost control, went into a ditch and rolled over twice. The female driver and male passenger had minor injuries and were taken to hospital as a precaution. 23-year-old Amber Kerr of Stayner was charged with Careless Driving.
More than 90% of road crashes are a result of human error or condition. This means that road crashes are entirely preventable. Slow down, stay in control and arrive safely at your destination.
From Friday, June 5, 2020 to Monday, June 8, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 158 calls for service.