Stolen Plates Lead to Numerous Charges 

(Innisfil, ON) A 24-year-old Orillia man is facing a dozen charges following a vehicle stop in Innisfil.

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 around 11:30 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer investigated a vehicle with a flat tire parked on the side of 5th Sideroad at the 4th Line. Investigation revealed that the licence plates on the vehicle were stolen. A man was arrested at the scene for possession of stolen property. He provided information to police which prompted a search involving K9 and multiple officers for the supposed driver of the vehicle. No driver was found and the search was eventually called off. As a result of further investigation, the man was subsequently charged with the following offences:

Operation while prohibited (3 counts)

Breach probation (3 counts)

Possession of stolen property

Public mischief

Drive while under suspension

Owner operate motor vehicle – no insurance

Use plate not authorized for vehicle

Fail to apply for permit on becoming owner

The accused was released with a future court date and the vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

Theft from Vehicle 

(Bradford, ON) On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 around 10:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle at the Bradford Leisure Centre located on West Park Avenue in Bradford. Investigation revealed the theft occurred around 9:00 p.m. when an unknown suspect smashed a window, entered the vehicle and stole items. The suspect left the scene in a dark coloured vehicle. Anyone who can help police solve this theft is asked to call us at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). You can submit information online at wwww.crimestopperssdm.com.

We strongly advise our residents not to leave valuables in your vehicle, especially in plain view. Prevention is the best way to avoid being a victim of a crime. Lock It or Lose It is an initiative to remind people to properly secure their homes, automobiles and valuables.  Whether it’s parking your car at work, home, at the mall – anywhere – leaving valuables in plain sight or the vehicle unlocked makes your vehicle an easy target for thieves.

Thefts from Commercial Vehicles 

(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers are investigating thefts from several commercial vehicles that were parked at a business on Industrial Park Road in Innisfil.

Sometime between Friday, April 5, 2019 and Monday, April 8, 2019, the vehicles were entered and tools and other items worth several thousand dollars were stolen. Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to contact police.

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 82 calls for service.

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