Arrest in Theft of Trailer and Equipment
(Innisfil, ON) A 35-year-old Barrie man was charged with a number of offences after South Simcoe Police Service officers put the brakes on a theft in progress.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 around 8:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers received a report about an enclosed trailer containing equipment that was stolen overnight from Georgetown. Shortly after being notified, police stopped a pickup truck that was towing the stolen trailer on Highway 27 north of Innisfil Beach Road. The driver was arrested and transported to North Division. As a result of investigation, a 35-year-old Barrie man was charged with a number of offences including Theft Over $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of Drugs (suspected cocaine), Drive While Under Suspension and Insecure Load. He was released with a court date in March. The stolen trailer and all the contents were recovered.
Targeted Traffic Enforcement
(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers conducting targeted traffic enforcement have laid more than two dozen charges in two days.
Officers focussed on Community Safety Zones near schools in Bradford and Innisfil. These areas are often the subject of reports from residents who are concerned about vehicles speeding. The majority of charges filed were for Speeding but also featured a variety of traffic offences including one heavy truck with no air brake endorsement.
We are committed to road safety in our communities and urge drivers to slow down in Community Safety Zones. These well-signed areas let motorists know they are within a zone where fines have been increased through a special designation under the Highway Traffic Act. Many set fines are doubled, such as speeding and traffic signal related offences.
(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are trying to locate the owner of a wallet found in Innisfil.
The wallet containing cash and gift cards was found in a local schoolyard by grade three students on January 7, 2020. The tiny Good Samaritans turned the wallet in at the school. School Resource Officer Karen Markus was notified about the find today (January 16, 2020) and is reaching out to the owner to come forward and claim the wallet. If you lost your wallet or know someone who has please contact Special Constable Markus at (705) 436-2141 extension #1425 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 96 calls for service.