St. Patrick’s Day Weekend RIDE
(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service stopped more than 450 vehicles during St. Patrick’s Day Weekend RIDE programs.
Officers conducted 27 roadside screening device tests which led to the following:
- 43-year-old Innisfil man charged with 80 and Over after breath test results were registered of more than twice the legal limit. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
- 19-year-old Barrie man issued 3-day suspension after being charged with Novice Driver Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero and Speeding.
- Seven people charged with 28 offences under the Cannabis Act following the seizure of a large amount of illegal marijuana (See previous Media Release).
South Simcoe Police Service is unwavering in our commitment to road safety. Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death and serious injury in Canada. We will continue to conduct RIDE programs year-round to keep impaired drivers off our roads and fight crime.
Missing Vulnerable Person Located
(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, March 18, 2019, around 9:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of a missing vulnerable person in Innisfil. The person has dementia and other medical issues. Officers fanned out to search and thankfully the person was located in good health about two hours later.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind out citizens that Project Lifesaver Simcoe is now in our policing area. Project Lifesaver Simcoe is a tracking tool that uses as FM frequency to assist police in the search for missing vulnerable persons who tend to wander. The monitoring device, worn as a bracelet, transmits a signal that is heard by receivers used by specially trained South Simcoe Police Service officers. The receivers can be used by police in vehicles, attached to a drone or carried on foot. In order to be eligible for the program, participants must be registered with the South Simcoe Police Service Vulnerable Persons Registry. For more information visit our website https://southsimcoepolice.on.ca/ and https://www.projectlifesaversimcoe.ca/.
REMINDER: Information Session tonight for Auxiliary Officer Hiring Process
(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service is holding an information session tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at out South Division located at 81 Melbourne Drive in Bradford. Registration not required! We’re hiring Auxiliary officers to join our team. The women and men of the South Simcoe Police Auxiliary Unit are an essential part of policing in our communities. Auxiliary police officers are dedicated volunteers who help facilitate public events, presentations, and assist with 9-1-1 calls. Each year, our Auxiliary members provide the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and the Town of Innisfil with over 5,000 hours of volunteer work. Visit our website for more information https://southsimcoepolice.on.ca/auxiliary/
From Friday, March 15, 2019 to Monday, March 18, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 254 calls for service.