(Innisfil, ON) A 78-year-old Barrie man is charged with speeding following a traffic stop in Innisfil.

On Monday, February 11, 2019 around 4:30 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer was on directed patrol in the area of Southview Avenue and Yonge Street in Innisfil. Around 4:30 p.m., a vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. A speed measurement was obtained of 78 km/h in a posted 50 km/h Community Safety Zone. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop and eventually the vehicle stopped. The driver was charged with Speeding and Fail To Stop at Nearest Edge of the Roadway for an Emergency Vehicle. 

When an emergency vehicle is approaching your vehicle from any direction with its flashing red or red and blue lights, or siren or bell sounding, you are required to bring your vehicle to an immediate stop as near as is practical to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway. And UnderOntario’s Move Over Law, if you see an emergency vehicle or a tow truck with its amber lights flashing stopped facing the same direction you are going, slow down and pass with caution. If the road has two or more lanes, you must leave a lane of space between you and the emergency vehicle, if you can do so safely. Let’s work together to ensure first responders and motorists are safe.  

Snowmobile Recovered 

(Innisfil, ON) A snowmobile reported stolen to South Simcoe Police Service turned out to have been lost instead.  

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a report of a theft of a snowmobile in Innisfil. On Monday, February 11, 2019, the snowmobile was located in the middle of Lake Simcoe and returned to the owner.  

On Monday, February 11, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 96 calls for service.