Impaired Driving 

(Innisfil, ON) A 56-year-old Innisfil man was charged with Over 80 after a concerned citizen called police to report a suspected impaired driver.

On Sunday November 3, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to the area of Ewart Street and Arnold Road in Innisfil where they located a parked vehicle and spoke to the driver. A roadside screening device test resulted in a fail and the driver was placed under arrest. He was transported to North Division where further testing resulted in readings of over twice the legal limit. As a result, a 56-year-old Innisfil man was charged with Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

It’s Crime Prevention Week and this is a great example of a concerned citizen working with us to fight crime. An impaired driver was apprehended and any further crimes prevented due to the actions of this community hero. Thank you.

Man Charged After Collision Involving Stolen Vehicle  

(Innisfil, ON) A 29-year-old Niagara Falls man is facing a long list of charges following a fail to remain collision involving a stolen vehicle.

On Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:16 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a collision on Highway 89 just east of 10th Sideroad in Innisfil. When officers arrived they found a vehicle on its roof and a hydro pole that had been struck and was split approximately 25 feet from the ground. Witnesses told police the lone occupant of the vehicle climbed out of the rear window and ran from the scene. One citizen gave chase but stopped the pursuit in a forested area. Investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen from Niagara Region sometime overnight Friday into Saturday morning.

At 6:15 p.m., police were called about a man knocking on doors on Gilford Road who matched the description of the driver who fled the earlier collision.  The man was arrested and a quantity of cannabis was seized. He was transported to North Division where he was checked by paramedics, then transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was returned to the division where a positive test was registered for THC on a drug screening device.

As a result of investigation, a 29-year-old Niagara Falls man was charged with the following offences:

Dangerous operation

Theft of motor vehicle

Possession of stolen goods over $5000

Obstruct justice

Drive while under suspension

G1 licence – unaccompanied by a licenced driver

Novice driver presence of a drug

Fail to report accident

Having care or control of a motor vehicle or boat with cannabis in open baggage

The accused was issued a 3-day licence suspension for the positive drug test and was released with a future court date.

Thank you to the witnesses who provided important details about the collision and the citizen who attempted to catch the fleeing suspect. We are very fortunate to have such an engaged community. By working together, we help keep our communities safe.

Shoplifting Arrests

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service have laid a total of 26 charges against two GTA women following a shoplifting incident at the Tanger Outlets in Innisfil.

On November 2, 2019 around 9:00 p.m.,South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to Tanger Outlets Cookstown on Highway 89 after a loss prevention officer reported the theft of a large quantity of clothes.The loss prevention officer had attempted to arrest two suspects who resisted and managed to escape in a vehicle. Acting on information from the scene, police subsequently stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 400 at Canal Road in Bradford. Two women in the vehicle were arrested without incident. A large quantity of clothes valued at several thousand dollars from numerous stores at Tanger Outlets was recovered in addition to clothing that belonged to stores not at the mall. A large quantity of decorative jewelry was also located from an unknown store. Police seized tools used to thwart security measures on merchandise.

As a result of investigation, a 54-year-old Mississauga woman and 38-year-old North York woman are facing a total of 26 charges:

10 counts of Theft

10 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

 2 counts of Resist Arrest

 2 counts of Escape Lawful Custody

2 counts of Mischief to Property

The accused were released with future court dates.

House Fire 

(Bradford, ON) Two seniors were treated in hospital after a passing citizen helped rescue them from their burning home in Bradford.

On Saturday, November 2, 2019 around 7:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were dispatched to a home on Canal Road for a report of a residential structure fire, with two people stuck inside. Police arrived on scene and learned that the two people who had been trapped inside were rescued by a passing motorist. The Good Samaritan first got the 84-year-old homeowner out before entering the residence a second time with the senior to rescue the man’s 87-year-old wife. The couple was assessed by County of Simcoe Paramedics and transported to hospital for treatment due to heavy smoke in the home. The fire was extinguished by Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire and Emergency Services and is not considered to be suspicious.

We would like to acknowledge the heroic actions of the passing motorist who not only stopped, but stepped up to rescue these homeowners under dangerous circumstances. Thank you for your brave actions that truly made a difference.

From Friday, November 1, 2019 to Monday, November 4, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 180 calls for service.