Impaired/Over 80 

(Innisfil, ON) A 31-year-old Innisfil man is charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80 following a two-vehicle collision. 

On Saturday, November 3, 2018 around 6:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a collision on Yonge St. just north of Highway 89. Simcoe County Paramedics and Innisfil Fire and Rescue Services had assessed the drivers and determined there were no injuries. When speaking with one of the drivers, police detected an odour of alcohol. The man was arrested at the scene and transported to South Division where further testing resulted in readings of nearly three times the legal limit. 

As a result of the investigation, the man was charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80. His licence was suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days. 

We are astounded that some people continue to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. Please make make better choices. You have options. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t drive high. 

 

Break and Enter 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are investigating a break and enter in Innisfil. 

On Saturday, November 3, 2018 around 11:00 p.m., police responded to a residential alarm at a cottage in the Big Bay Point and 20th Sideroad area. Once on scene, officers discovered someone had entered the home by breaking a window. Police are in the process of determining what was stolen.  

Anyone who may have noticed suspicious activity in the area is asked to call us at 705-436-2141, 905-775-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). Information can also be submitted online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. 

It’s Crime Prevention Week and the theme is ‘Help Us Help You.’ Here are some ways to help deter thieves from targeting your cottage:  

1. Install outside lighting to eliminate dark areas around doors or windows. Use motion lights with low intensity feature as an alternative to bright constant lighting. Set up security/trail cameras in/on your property especially during the off seasons or while away.
2. Deadbolts should be installed on all exterior doors and ensure that entry doors and strike plates are secured with at least 2 ½ inch long screws.
3. Take steps to reinforce any windows next to doors. This can be improved by adding a polycarbonate panel.
4. If you have a sliding door, place screws in the upper track to prevent them from being lifted out and ensure that you have a stick or security bar along the bottom track to prevent the door from sliding. The stick and security bar can also be used for sliding windows.
5. Do not leave any valuables in the cottage or boathouse when you are away. Lock these items away in a safety security box.
6. Boathouses are accessible on the lakeside. By simply adding metal fencing between the lake and the entry door may deter culprits from gaining access.
7. Make arrangements with local residents/cottage owners to watch over your property and possibly shovel the walkway/entrance to give the appearance that someone is around. 

From Friday, November 2, 2018 to Monday, November 5, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 159 calls for service. 

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