Distraction Theft 

(Innisifl, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are appealing for the public’s help to solve a distraction theft at a Cookstown convenience store. 

On Sunday, September 9, 2018 around 4:30 p.m., police were called to a store on King St. South in Cookstown for a report of a theft. Once on scene, officers learned that seven suspects entered the store and distracted the lone employee. While that was occurring, one suspect went into a back room and removed a quantity of cash. The entire incident lasted four minutes. The suspects were 2 men and five women who left the scene in a white minivan. The employee did not discover the theft until later that evening.  

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or report online at p3tips.com/296. 

This is the latest twist on Distraction Thefts that occur in our communities. Distraction thieves work in teams so always be aware of your surroundings. If you feel you are being victimized call police. 


REMINDER: 7th Line One Way 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service continues to receive reports of wrong-way drivers on the 7th Line in Innisfil.  

In July, the Town of Innisfil announced that the 7th Line was to operate as one-way road from Yonge Street to 10 Sideroad until further notice while an Environmental Assessment is completed.  

We’re reminding drivers of the change on the 7th Line – the first one-way road in Innisfil’s history. Wrong way drivers face a fine of $110.00 and 3 demerit points. Please respect the change for safety’s sake. It’s a dangerous practice that could end in a tragedy.  


On Monday, September 10, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 58 calls for service.