BARRIE POLICE SERVICE
Barrie Police Service received a call from a concerned citizen after they observed a vehicle strike a tree in St. Vincent Park, in the City of Barrie, at 9:40pm on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. The witness believed they saw a single person exit the drivers side of vehicle and flee. Upon officers arrival, the vehicle was identified as the same one that refused to stop for an officer earlier in the night when a vehicle stop was initiated on Wellington Street West. Officers were able to determine the direction of travel of the fleeing driver and pursued him on foot until he was located a short distance away. The 32-year-old Barrie male was arrested and charged with Flight Police, Dangerous Driving, Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 2, and Fail to Comply with Probation. The male was also wanted on an outstanding Surety Revoke Warrant for Criminal Harassment, Harassing Phone Calls,Utter Threats and Fail to Comply with Probation x 4. The male was taken to Royal Victoria Regional Health Center for precautionary evaluation due to the motor vehicle collision and was released with minor injuries to Barrie Police Service to await a bail hearing via video Sunday morning.
SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE SERVICE
On Friday, October 13, 2017, just before 2 a.m., a concerned citizen approached two South Simcoe Police officers while on foot patrol in the downtown core of Bradford about a possible impaired driver. They shared their concerns as they witnessed the male drinking alcohol at a local establishment and then getting into his car. The vehicle described was located and stopped by police on Holland Street West. While speaking to the male driver, the officer detected a strong smell of alcohol on his breath. A roadside screening device was conducted resulting in a CAUTION. The 25 year old male from Newmarket had his driver’s licence suspended for 7 days as it was the second CAUTION received in less than 5 years. The man will now have to attend a Ministry of Transportation office to get his licence reinstated at his own cost.
South Simcoe Police Service received a call from the O.P.P. around 8:00 p.m. reporting a Fail to Remain that occurred on Highway 400 near County Road 88. The described vehicle was last seen exiting the highway travelling West bound on County Road 88 in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. The vehicle was located in the ditch on the 5th Sideroad in Bradford and a witness observed a male walking away from the scene. The officer located the male and while speaking to him, he noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from his mouth. He was arrested and taken to the South Division for further testing. As a result, the 66 year old man from Holland Landing is facing charges of Drive Over 80 mgs, Drive Under Suspension x2 and Fail to Remain At Scene of Accident. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, his vehicle towed and impounded for 7 days. The accused will appear in criminal court in November 2017.
PARRY SOUND OPP
On October 13, 2017 at 10:05 p.m., members of the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were on general patrol on Bay Street in Parry Sound, when they had occasion to observe a person operating an e-bike while not wearing a helmet. The e-bike was stopped and officers determined that the operator of the e-bike had consumed alcohol. As a result of the investigation, A 48-year-old from Parry Sound was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired, and Driving With More Than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood. The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on November 2, 2017.
On October 14, 2017 at 3:40 a.m., members of the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were on general patrol on McIsaac Way in Parry Sound, when they had occasion to observe a motor vehicle parked with the engine running. Officers spoke to the two people with the vehicle. Investigation has since revealed that the person having care and control of the vehicle had consumed alcohol. As a result of the investigation. a 38-year-old from Toronto was arrested and charged with Care or Control over 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood. The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on November 2, 2017.
HURONIA WEST OPP
On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 7:15 p.m., members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report that a male had been robbed at a residence on Weir Street in the Town of Stayner. An initial OPP investigation revealed that two males entered this residence and robbed a 16 year old male who was in the residence of a quantity of cash and a Lacoste watch. Police are currently looking for two males that left this residence in what Police believe to be a white Mitsubishi Lancer that was last seen traveling eastbound on Weir Street. The investigation into this crime is ongoing under the direction of the Huronia West/Collingwood Crime Unit. More information will be release when available.
On Saturday, October 14, 2017 members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of our Auxiliary Unit members and the Clearview Community Policing Committee were out collecting food and cash donations for our local food banks. We cannot forget that those in need require assistance year round! Huronia West OPP/Auxiliary Unit members collected at the following location with the following totals: Elmvale Foodland – Approximately 1070 Lbs. in food donations and $134.95 in cash donations. Stayner Foodland – Approximately 1300 Lbs. in food donations and $669.60 in cash donations. We would like to at this time give thanks to both the Elmvale and Stayner Foodland and their staff for their assistance in these food drives. Of course we cannot forget the great people in each community that opened their hearts and gave! Thanks so much! Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.
Auxiliary officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP in partnership with the Salvation Army hosted a food drive in support of Thanksgiving and the local food bank. Auxiliary members collected approximately 2,000 pounds of food and $1,020 in donations while at Loblaw Great Food in Collingwood. The event was a great success due to community support! The OPP Auxiliary members and the Salvation Army would like to thank you for your support to those families/people who utilize the local food bank.