Police Info

ROAD CLOSED – FATAL MVC

(WASAGA BEACH, ON.) – On September 21, 2017 at approximately 2:25 p.m., members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Wasaga Beach Fire Department and Simcoe County Paramedic Service responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) on Beachwood Drive near Fairgrounds Road involving two motor vehicles.

A further OPP investigation with the assistance of OPP Central Region Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) Unit revealed that at a motorcycle was traveling westbound on Beachwood Drive when for a yet to be determined reason an eastbound pickup truck turned in front of it.  This collision caused the motorcycle operator to be ejected from his motorcycle.

Deceased is Donald SMITH 35 years old from Collingwood, Ontario.

A post mortem is scheduled for September 22, 2017 at a hospital in Barrie, Ontario.

The investigation into this fatal MVC is ongoing with the assistance of the Central Region TTCI Unit.

 

HURONIA WEST MOUNTAIN BIKE UNIT

(CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP AND WASAGA BEACH, ON.) – On Wednesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 28, 2017 members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Mountain Bike Unit were patrolling the Towns of Stayner and Wasaga Beach.

As a result of these patrols this Unit issued the following Provincial Offence Notices for:

Distracted Driving – 29

Seat Belt – 10

Suspend Driving – 1

Other HTA Offence – 9

The Huronia West OPP again reminds all motor’s that “Distracted Driving” is a major cause of serious and fatal motor vehicle collisions.

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.

 

CANADA SHIPPING ACT

(WASAGA BEACH, ON.) –On September 16, 2017 at approximately 8:45 p.m. a member of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and a Conservation Officer on a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry vessel observed a vessel on Nottawasaga River that appeared not to have adequate lighting and was traveling at an excessive speed for the river.

Police stopped this vessel, which was a Personal Water Craft (PWC) and charged the operator.

Charged with “Failing to Exhibit Sidelights on Power – Driven Vessel”, “Fail to Exhibit Stern Light on Power – Driven Vessel Underway” and “Operate Power – Driven or Electrically Propelled Vessel over Maximum Speed Specified” all under the Canada Shipping Act is Travis LLOYD 28 years old from Wasaga Beach, Ontario.

 

UPDATE: FOOD DRIVE

(WASAGA BEACH, ON.) – On Saturday, September 16, 2017 members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Wasaga Beach Community Policing Committee conducted a food drive at the Wasaga Beach Foodland from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We are happy to advise that once again the big hearts in our great community opened up to help others!  In total we raised approximately 3000 lbs. of food and $327 in cash, all of which was transported that day to the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank.

The Huronia West OPP and the Wasaga Beach Community Policing Committee would like to thanks the management and staff at our Wasaga Beach Foodland for their awesome support and those who made a donation and in turn made a difference in our community.

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.

 

DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES SAFETY TIPS - A male arrived at the complainant’s door identifying himself as a representative of a home water service. The male was wearing a blue jacket with home water service in white lettering, white male, 5’10”, in his 20’s with an accent. The male was aggressive and persistent on getting into the complainant’s home. The male eventually left after he was denied access.

The following are Safety tips to prevent you from falling victim to these Scammers:

Ask to see their company identification, if they fail to provide it ask them to leave and if they don’t leave contact your local police service. You don’t have to let anyone in your home

But, if you are interested in what the door-to-door salesperson has to offer and before you pay any money or sign any contract, take the time to find out about the business they represent and the product

Don’t be pressured by a “Limited Time Offer”

If you are unsure of the information or the seller, contact the Competition Bureau, Consumer Affairs office or the Better Business Bureau

                 Remember, if it sounds “Too Good to Be True” it usually is!

If you suspect a Fraud contact:

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (formerly Phone Busters) - Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

The Competition Bureau - Competition Bureau of Canada

The Ontario Provincial Police - 1-888-310-1122

Members of the Southern Georgian Bay 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.