Social Media Posts Lead to Shoplifting Arrests 

(Innisfil, ON) Thanks to our social media followers, South Simcoe Police Service officers have arrested two Innisfil residents following a shoplifting incident in Alcona. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, a 29-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman surrendered to police at our North Division in Innisfil. They are both charged with Theft Under $5,000. Both accused were released with a future court date. On Monday, investigators released security camera images of two people after a theft at a drug store on Innisfil Beach Road that occurred on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Thank you to the citizens that shared the social media posts and the others who called us with tips. You are our eyes and ears in the community and together we can make a difference. Great work!

REMINDER: Media Conference Thursday, March 7, 2019 

(Bradford, Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service is holding a media conference to announce the launch of Project Lifesaver Simcoe in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.

Media are invited to attend the event on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at The Town of Innisfil office located at 2101 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil.

Speakers will include Project Lifesaver Simcoe co-founder Kris Hughston and South Simcoe Police Service Chief Andrew Fletcher.

Project Lifesaver Simcoe is a tracking tool that uses as FM frequency to assist police in the search for missing vulnerable persons who tend to wander. The monitoring device, worn as a bracelet, transmits a signal that is heard by receivers used by specially trained South Simcoe Police Service officers. The receivers can be used by police in vehicles, attached to a drone or carried on foot. The equipment is used in a number of communities throughout Ontario where it has been successful in reducing search times from hours to minutes, in some cases.

South Simcoe Police Service officers will provide a short demonstration of the search equipment.

For more information visit projectlifesaversimcoe.ca, call project Lifesaver Simcoe at 1-249-888-0249 or email admin@projectlifesaversimcoe.ca.

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 95 calls for service.

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