Impaired Driving/Over 80 

(Innisfil, ON)  A 37-year-old Innisfil man is charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80 after police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Innisfil Beach Road in Alcona. 

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, around 4:30 p.m., an officer pulled over the vehicle and detected signs of impairment. The driver was transported to North Division where further testing resulted in readings of more than double the legal limit of alcohol. The man received an automatic 90-day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded.  

Thank you to the citizen who helped us put the brakes on an impaired driver. We’re grateful to have the support of residents who work with us to fight crime.  

Impaired driving, whether by alcohol or drug, can lead to serious injury or death. This citizen helped us prevent a tragedy waiting to happen.  

 

Break and Enters 

(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are investigating a couple of home break-in reports from Thanksgiving Weekend in Bradford and Innisfil. We also responded to a couple of thefts from garages and vehicles.  

This type of property crime can leave an enduring mark on victims because they shatter our sense of security. Break and enters are often a crime of opportunity. The more difficult you make it for thieves to break into your home, the more likely it is that they will move along. Here are a few basic steps to protect your property: 

· Always lock your doors and windows as well as your vehicle doors and garage doors. Secure all basement and ground-level windows and patio doors 

· Do not leave keys or garage door openers inside of your vehicle when it is parked in the driveway 

· Do not announce your travel plans or absence from home on social media or your phone’s voicemail 

· Do not discuss the contents of your home with others  

· Ensure your exterior lights are functioning 

· Install dead-bolt locks on all exterior doors and self-tapping screws in the upper track of patio doors and windows 

· Consider installing a home security system with an audible alarm and video surveillance and ensure that everybody in the house knows how it works 

· Consider storing valuables in a safety deposit box 

· When someone rings your doorbell or knocks on your door, make them aware that someone is home, even if you don’t feel comfortable answering the door. For example, call out to the person that you can’t answer the door right now 

Be aware of suspicious people or vehicles in your neighbourhood and call police immediately if you’re concerned. We will respond to these calls. 

Anyone with information on these break and enters is asked to call us at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can submit a tip online at www.crimstoppersdm.com. 

 

Theft From Pumpkin Stand 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are searching for the suspect(s) who stole a cash box from a self-serve pumpkin stand in Innisfil. 

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, police were called to the area of Sideroad 10 and 9th Line for a report of a theft. 

Officers learned that sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018 and 8 a.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018 someone stole a safe that was attached to a wagon at a pumpkin stand. 

An unknown amount of cash was taken.  

These unmanned pumpkin stands rely on the honour system for payment and are a testament to the sense of trust in our great communities. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call us at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can submit a tip online at www.crimstoppersdm.com. 

 

From Friday, October 5, 2018 to Tuesday, October 9, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 273 calls for service.