Tagger Caught In The Act 

(Innisfil, ON) A 30-year-old Essa man is charged with mischief after a vandal was caught in the act of tagging a grocery store with spray paint.

On Thursday, August 8, 2019 around 1:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to the back of a grocery store on Queen Street in Cookstown for a report of man spray painting graffiti on the building. When officers arrived on scene, they located a suspect and arrested him for Mischief Under $5,000.

A 30-year-old Essa man was charged and released with a future court date.

Graffiti is not a victimless crime and affects all residents. It reduces property values and erodes the appearance of neighbourhoods. When any type of graffiti is placed on public or private property without permission it is considered an act of vandalism and is against the law. Call us if you see someone committing this crime. We can work together to deter tagging and keep our communities beautiful.

Lock It Or Lose It 

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles before turning in for the night.

We have had some reports of attempted and successful overnight vehicle entries and in some cases the vehicles were unlocked. Don’t make it easy for thieves to steal your property. We also urge you not to leave valuables in your vehicle. Remember to always ‘Lock It Or Lose It.’ Crime prevention is a shared responsibility. If you see suspicious activity in your neighbourhood please call us.

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 77 calls for service.