Media Release. Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
(Innisfil, ON) An Etobicoke man had his vehicle impounded for 14-days after being charged with stunt driving in Innisfil.
On Monday, August 2, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., an officer conducting radar on the 13th Line observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.
A speed measurement was obtained for 121 km/h in the posted 60 km/h zone. As a result of the investigation, 29-year-old Daniel Smokal of Etobicoke was charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving. His licence was suspended for seven days and under new legislation, his vehicle was impounded for the increased 14-day period.
Travelling over double the posted speed limit is not only extremely dangerous to the driver, but also puts innocent motorists and pedestrians at risk. Slow down and arrive alive.
Multiple Tickets Issued to Teen Dirt Bike Rider
(Innisfil, ON) A 17-year-old Innisfil boy was issued six provincial offence notices following an incident involving a dirt bike.
On Sunday, August 1, 2021, a South Simcoe Police Service officer observed a dirt bike driving on Killarney Beach Road in Innisfil. The bike was travelling at a high rate of speed with a passenger on the back who wasn’t wearing a helmet. The bike entered the parking lot of Lefroy Arena and as it drove into a nearby forested area, the passenger fell off and ran into the forest. No one was hurt. As a result of the investigation, the driver was identified. A 17-year-old Innisfil boy – whose name cannot be released – was charged with six provincial offence notices and cautioned for dangerous driving.
We are continuing with education and enforcement when it comes to off-road vehicles. Know where you can go to ride, ensure you have the proper equipment and always drive responsibly.
Honesty Is Alive and Well
(Bradford, ON) Honestly is alive and well in our communities and an incident in Bradford is proof.
On the morning of Saturday, July 31, 2021, a citizen shopping the garage sales in Bradford found a wallet on the ground at the intersection of Maplegrove Avenue and Fred Cook Drive. The wallet contained a quantity of cash. The finder turned the wallet in at the South Simcoe Police Service South Division. Police contacted the owner who came to pick up the lost item. The owner advised there was additional cash hidden in the wallet and was thrilled to have it returned as the money was to be used for Christmas shopping. The grateful owner asked police to thank the finder for being honest and doing the right thing. We did and added our voice to the kudos for being a good citizen.
From Friday, July 30. 2021, to Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the South Simcoe Police Service responded to 313 calls for service.