Arrest in Sexual Assault Investigation
(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers have charged a Brampton man after two teenage girls were sexually assaulted while swimming at an Innisfil beach. On Saturday, June 20, 2020, around 5:30 p.m., police responded to the beach at the end of Mapleview Drive for a report of a sex offence.
Citizens on scene called the police while the suspect fled in a vehicle. The victims did not suffer physical injuries. A sexual assault includes any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature.
As a result of investigation, 28-year-old Phillip Mitchell of Brampton was charged with two counts of Sexual Assault and two counts of Sexual Interference.
He surrendered to police on Sunday, June 28, 2020 and was released with a future court date.
The victims in this incident did the right thing by immediately alerting nearby adults about what happened. Thank you to the witnesses who helped us with this investigation. Please take this opportunity to talk to your children about personal safety. Street-proofing and crime prevention messages should be taught to children from a young age. South Simcoe Police Service encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault, including historical offences. There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and offenders can be prosecuted well after the date of the offence.
(Innisfil, ON) On Monday, June 29, 2020, around 7:45 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called regarding an impaired driver in Innisfil.
The caller observed a man starting a vehicle in a grocery store parking lot on Jans Boulevard after being denied the sale of alcohol at the store. A responding officer pulled up behind the vehicle which then attempted to reverse out of the parking spot and struck the cruiser. The driver was arrested and transported to South Division where breath tests resulted in readings well over the legal limit. No one was injured in the collision.
Charged with Impaired Operation, 80 and Above and Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available was 46-year-old Serhiy Nosonov of Innisfil. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
(Bradford, ON) On Monday, June 29, 2020, around 8:15 p.m., a citizen called South Simcoe Police Service to report an erratic driver on Holland Street In Bradford.
Police responded, conducted a traffic stop and the driver was arrested for impaired operation after a fail was registered on a roadside screening device. The man was transported to South Division where breath tests resulted in readings over the legal limit.
Charged with 80 and Above, Novice Driver Blood-Alcohol Concentration Above Zero and not having insurance was 19-year-old Terrence Smith of Bradford.
His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Stolen Pickup Truck Recovered
(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers have recovered a pickup truck that was stolen in Innisfil.
The GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck was stolen during the early morning hours of June 4, 2020 from the driveway of a home in the 25th Sideroad and Line 9 area. As a result of investigation, the vehicle was recovered this week and a man arrested in another police jurisdiction. The investigation is ongoing.
Lock Up Your Bicycles!
(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind cyclists to lock up their bikes and store them in a secure place. We have recently received reports of stolen bicycles and found bikes. Lock It Or Lose It also applies to two wheels. If your bike is stolen, report it to police.
As we head into Canada Day, South Simcoe Police Service urges residents to celebrate responsibly and safely. Remember to limit gatherings to ten people.
Don’t drive or boat impaired. If you see a suspected impaired driver, call 911. The citizens who made the call for the above impaired driving occurrences helped us keep our roads safe. Thank you. Keep up the good work!