Media Release. Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Impaired Driving

(Innisfil, ON) On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m., the South Simcoe Police Service responded to report of a single-vehicle collision in the area of Sideroad 5 and County Road 89 in Innisfil. A vehicle had driven off the roadway and hit a wooden post. The driver, who was uninjured, was arrested.
As a result of the investigation, 48-year-old John Mollon of Angus was charged with Operation While Impaired, Operation While Impaired- Excess Blood Alcohol and Possession of Over 30 grams of Dried Cannabis in a Public Place. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Pet Fraud Warning

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service is reminding residents to be cautious when purchasing pets online.
In a recent incident, a resident was defrauded out of several thousand dollars after attempting to buy pet birds from the United States.
Here are some tips to avoid being a victim of this type of fraud:

Never pay for a pet without seeing it first
Try to see the pet in person but if not, request a video call
Never pay with Bitcoin, a wire transfer or gift cards because once that money is gone, it’s nearly impossible to get back
Adopt pets from your local shelter or reputable pet store

Unfortunately, frauds are an ongoing issue everywhere and are constantly changing in order to dupe more people. Be alert and trust your gut. If it feels wrong, it probably is a scam.

Reminder to Lock It Or Lose It

(Innisfil/Bradford, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service is urging residents to make crime prevention a priority in order to protect their vehicles.
The Lock It Or Lose It campaign is designed to remind residents to always lock their vehicles, remove valuables and never leave the keys inside or the vehicle running unattended. Park in well-lit areas with security cameras or a inside a garage, is possible. Thefts from vehicles and vehicle thefts are typically crimes of opportunity. Don’t make it easy for thieves.

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, the South Simcoe Police Service responded to 79 calls for service.