Stunt Driving/Speeding 

(Innisfil, ON) A 32-year-old Barrie man is charged with stunt driving and speeding after a traffic stop this morning during our back to school All Hands On Deck safety campaign.

On Monday, September 9, 2019 just before 9:00 a.m., an officer conducting the safety initiative observed a vehicle travelling 55 km/h over the posted speed limit in a Community Safety Zone at a school on King Street in Cookstown. A 32-year-old Barrie man was charged with stunt driving and speeding. His licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Our All Hands On Deck campaign is continuing for the second week of back to school but road safety is a 24-7, year-round concern. We urge motorists to obey posted speed limits, stop at stop signs, stop for school buses and always watch for children. All Hands On Deck includes you.

Pair Arrested for Theft  

(Bradford, ON) Two 21-year-old men are charged with theft after a shoplifting call at a convenience store in Bradford.

On Monday, September 9, 2019, around 2:00 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of two men arguing with employees outside of a Holland Street West restaurant after the pair was asked to leave for damaging property. Police advised the young men to leave the area. Shortly after, police were called to a nearby convenience store for a report of a theft. The suspect descriptions matched the two men police had just dealt with at the restaurant. After searching the area, police arrested two suspects and recovered some of the stolen property. Two 21-year-old men, one from Nunavut and the other British Columbia, were charged with theft under $5,000. Both were released with future court dates.

RIDE Stop Nets Cannabis Possession Charge 

(Bradford, ON) A 17-year-old Bradford youth is charged with possession of cannabis following a RIDE program in Bradford.

On Saturday, September 8, 2019 at 12:10 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were conducting a RIDE program on Simcoe Street when a vehicle was observed making a last minute turn into a driveway. Police approached the vehicle and detected an odour of cannabis. A roadside drug test was conducted on the driver who passed. Police seized a quantity of marijuana. A 17-year-old passenger was charged with being under 19 and possessing cannabis.

You must be 19 and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. This is the same as the minimum age for the sale of tobacco and alcohol in Ontario. Impaired is impaired whether by drug or alcohol. Always drive sober and store cannabis in your vehicle where it is not readily accessible.

From Friday, September 6, 2019 to Monday, September 9, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 198 calls for service.