Impaired Driving/Over 80 

(Bradford, ON) A call from a citizen about a possible impaired driver has resulted in Impaired Driving and Over 80 charges against a 46-year-old Bradford man.

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 around 11:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the parking lot of a grocery store on Melbourne Dr. in Bradford West Gwillimbury.

A caller reported that a man who appeared unsteady on his feet left the store with a bottle of wine and drove off. When officers conducted a vehicle stop on Lynn St., an odour of alcohol was detected along with other signs of impairment. The driver was arrested for Impaired Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle and Over 80. He was transported to South Division where tests resulted in readings of twice the legal limit alcohol. The man was charged accordingly. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Thank you to the citizen who made the right call to us about a suspected impaired driver. We are so fortunate to enjoy the support and strong partnership with our community members when it comes to the safety of all residents.

Speeding 

(Innisfil, ON) A 34-year-old Keswick man is charged with Speeding after a vehicle stop in Innisfil.

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, around 10:30 a.m., an officer conducting speed enforcement on 20th Sideroad in Innisfil observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. A speed measurement was obtained of 102 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone. While speaking with the driver, the officer detected an odour of alcohol. A breath test was conducted which resulted in a 3-day Warn Range Suspension.

We know that traffic safety is a top priority for our residents. We conduct speed enforcement on an ongoing basis in targeted areas to ensure our roads are safe.

Internet Fraud 

(Innisfil, ON) We received two separate reports this weekend of Internet Fraud involving purchases.

In one case, a victim paid several hundred dollars to someone posing online as a seller of French Bulldog puppies. The original asking price was much higher but the ‘seller’ gave the victim a reduced price. Unfortunately, the puppy never arrived.  See photo of puppy below.

In the second case, the victim responded to an online ad for Toronto Maple Leaf Tickets. The victim and suspect settled on a price for four tickets. The victim agreed to e-transfer half the cost in return for two tickets. A second transaction was to follow with the remainder of the cash. The victim never received the tickets.

Online Buy & Sell sites make it easier than ever to make a few dollars or find a great deal. But regardless what your motivation is to use these sites, you always need to ensure your transactions are safe. Here are a few general tips to protect yourself and your hard-earned cash.

Always meet in a public place, preferably during the day. Bring someone with you if you can and try to find a location that has security cameras for extra protection

If something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Ask a lot of questions and properly inspect items before turning over your hard-earned money

Be wary of purchasing online tickets. Many people have showed up to venues, only to be turned away when the tickets turn out to be fraudulent

If you’re buying or selling a vehicle, consider meeting at a garage so you can verify the quality of the vehicle so you don’t have to rely on a test drive

Don’t bring large quantities of cash with you to make a purchase. Do an e-transfer after you’ve inspected the item or meet at a bank

Use common sense and trust your gut. If you don’t feel comfortable with the situation, then don’t show up for the meeting

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, please report the incident to us at 905-775-3311 or 705-436-2141.

From Friday, November 9, 2018 to Monday, November 12, 2018. South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 175 calls for service.

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