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POLICE SEEKING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN SOLVING 5 YEAR OLD ASSAULT CASE

(WASAGA BEACH, ON) - On June 22nd 2014 at 1:00 a.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to reports of an assault on a taxi driver on Mosley Street in the town of Wasaga Beach .

Police investigation revealed multiple suspects involved in the assault, three male parties and one female adolescent age were described as being involved, however; no further descriptors were available. The taxi driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

This year marks the five year anniversary of this incident and police are seeking the public's assistance in helping to solve this case.

If anyone witnessed this or has information regarding the circumstances they are encouraged to contact the Huronia West OPP at 705-429-3575 or 1-888-310-1122.

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. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: www.crimestopperssdm.com or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

OPP Warn Retailers to Watch for Counterfeit Canadian Currency

(PENETANGUISHENE, ON) - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched at 10:34 am June 8, 2019 to a report of a Penetanguishene business that had received suspected counterfeit money for a retail store purchase. The OPP Communication Center also received a similar complaint later in the day at 5:52 pm from a Midland retail store.

The counterfeit currency is described as being $100.00 Canadian currency bills and the passers used them to make in store purchases. Investigators wish to advise area retailers to be aware of these recent incidents and for more information on how to check and report suspected counterfeit money please view the following links.

https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention/

https://www.banqueducanada.ca/billets/prevention-de-la-contrefacon/?_ga=2.89583835.111201824.1560178475-1979739092.1560178475

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/counterfeit-100-bills-hamilton-police-1.4694011

 

OPP Search Warrant in Midland Nets Handguns and Cash

(MIDLAND, ON) - Members of the Community Street Crime Unit attached to the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted by members of the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted a criminal code search warrant on a Galloway Street Midland residence on June 4, 2019.

Officers seized 4 handguns, a conducted energy weapon, an military type air rifle and other with prohibited weapons. Also seized was $2500.00 of cocaine and pills and in excess of $5000.00 in Canadian currency.

Charged in relation to this is Tylor Norman DELL 31 years of Midland with the following offences-

2 counts of Poss of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine

2 counts of Poss of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine

Contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act

6 counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Poss of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000 - in Canada

4 counts of Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition

4 counts of Poss of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

4 counts of Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm

4 counts of Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

6 counts of Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

Poss of a Firearm knowing serial Number has been tampered with

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

He was held for bail to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie and remains in custody.

 

Driver Impaired by Drug Removed from Highway 400

(SEVERN TOWNSHIP, ON) - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched at 5:50 pm on June 5, 2019 to a possible impaired driver north bound on Highway 400 in Severn Township. Several motorists had called the OPP Communication Centre reporting that a grey sedan had struck several highway guardrails and was still driving.

Two officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Marine Unit responded while on their way to a marina for their marine assignment who located and stopped the suspect vehicle. The officers observed the driving habits of the driver prior to the traffic stop and after speaking with the lone female driver they entered into a impaired driving by drug investigation. The driver was transported to detachment and an investigation was conducted by a Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) officer into her ability to operate a motor vehicle.

As a result of this investigation Ashley MARSHALL 33 years of Wasauksing First Nation has been charged with the following criminal code driving offence-

Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Her vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 7 days and her drivers license has been suspended for 90 days under the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) program. She was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on June 20, 2019.

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways and trails. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

 

JOINT POLICE SERVICE INVESTIGATION OF STOLEN VEHICLES LEADS TO MULTIPLE ARRESTS

(SPRINGWATER, ON) - Since 2017, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) including Regional Surveillance Team have worked collaboratively with multiple police service jurisdictions, including Barrie Police Service (BPS), Peel Regional Police (PRP), and Halton Police Service (HPS) investigating ongoing thefts of dump trucks and chassis trucks.

Police investigation revealed multiple suspects involved in the ongoing thefts. On June 1st 2019, BPS and PRP arrested two accused parties in relation to these incidents. The accused parties were received by Huronia West OPP on June 6th 2019.

Cecil YOUNG, 75 years old, of Toronto has been arrested and charged with:

  • Mischief over $5000
  • Theft of motor vehicle (2 counts)

Ian MITCHELL, 46 years old, of Brampton has been arrested and charged with:

  • Mischief over $5000
  • Theft of motor vehicle (2 counts)

The accused parties were held for bail hearings at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie.

 

Impaired Farm Tractor Operator Apprehended in Tiny Township

(TINY TOWNSHIP, ON) - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched in the afternoon of June 5, 2019 to a report of an impaired driver operating a farm tractor in the Balm Beach area of Tiny Township. The suspect male driver was located by an OPP officer heading north bound on Tiny Beaches Road North on an Kubota farm tractor. Upon speaking with the driver the officer entered into a drinking and driving investigation resulting in Nolan RITCHIE 57 years of Christian Island being charged with the following criminal code driving offences-

Operation while impaired - Alcohol and Drugs

Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Driving while prohibited

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

His tractor was towed from the scene and impounded for 45 days and his drivers license has been suspended for 90 days under the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) program. He was held in police custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 6, 2019 in Midland.

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways and trails. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

 

AXE-WIELDING SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERY

(WASAGA BEACH, ON) - On June 4th 2019 at 4:30 p.m. members from the Huronia West and Central Region Traffic Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) uniform and Crime Unit responded to reports of an attempted bank robbery. Details provided were that the incident involved a single male suspect wielding an axe at a local bank on Mosley Street in Wasaga Beach.

Police investigation determined a single male suspect attempted to enter the local bank armed with an axe. The male was unsuccessful in his attempt to steal anything. The male fled the scene and was arrested a short time later. There were no injuries sustained as a result of the incident.

Charles FERNANDES, 29 years old, of Wasaga Beach has been charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Robbery with Violence
  • Breach of recognizance
  • Fail to comply with probation order
  • Possession break in instruments
  • Mischief over $5000

The accused was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie.

 

Prom Night - Let’s Make the Right Decision

(MIDLAND, ON) - With Prom Night celebrations happening at some area high schools tonight and in the near future, officers of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be extra vigilant while on patrol this weekend for drivers and persons attending area celebrations.

Prom Night and graduation are a rite of passage for our students in celebrating the beginning of adulthood and making important decisions. Our members will be patrolling the area during these celebrations. Consuming drugs and/or alcohol especially underage and driving a motor vehicle is preventable. Don’t succumb to peer influence and make good choices is my advice. Call a cab, family member or a friend to arrive to the destination safely. I wish all of our students an enjoyable event and all the best for the future, its challenges and opportunities!

For more information please view the following links from the North Simcoe Safe and Sober Awareness Committee along with MADD Canada -

https://www.facebook.com/Safe-and-Sober-Awareness-Committee-of-North-Simcoe-120992885423463/

https://soundcloud.com/kimmitchell/dont-drink-drive-kim-mitchell

https://madd.ca/pages/with-prom-and-grad-season-fast-approaching-pei-students-see-how-impaired-driving-can-devastate-lives-in-the-blink-of-an-eye/

https://madd.ca/pages/hazards-of-driving-high/

https://madd.ca/pages/programs/youth-services/school-programs/a-night-to-remember/

OPP officers remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways and trails. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

 

La nuit du bal - Prenons la bonne décision

(PENETANGUISHENE,ON)- Alors que les soirées du bal des finissants ont lieu dans certaines écoles secondaires de la région ce soir et dans un avenir proche, les agents du détachement de la Police provinciale de l’Ontario (OPP) du sud de la baie Georgienne feront preuve d’une vigilance accrue à l’égard des conducteurs et des personnes assistant aux célébrations de la région.

La nuit du bal et la remise des diplômes sont un rite de passage pour nos étudiants qui célèbrent le début de l’âge adulte et prennent des décisions importantes. Nos membres patrouilleront la région pendant ces célébrations. La consommation de drogues et / ou d’alcool, en particulier chez les mineurs, et la conduite d’un véhicule automobile sont évitables. Mon conseil est de ne pas céder à l’influence des pairs et de faire les bons choix. Appelez un taxi, un membre de votre famille ou un ami pour arriver à destination en toute sécurité. Je souhaite à tous nos étudiants un événement agréable et tout le meilleur pour l’avenir, ses défis et ses opportunités!

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter les liens suivants du comité de sensibilisation à la sécurité et à la sobriété de Simcoe Nord et de MADD C

https://madd.ca/pages/?lang=fr

https://madd.ca/pages/programmes/services-jeunesse/programmes-scolaires/une-soiree-memorable-evenement-pour-bal-de-finissants-du-secondaire/?lang=fr

https://soundcloud.com/kimmitchell/dont-drink-drive-kim-mitchell

Les agents de la Police provinciale de l’Ontario rappellent aux automobilistes qu’une partie essentielle du travail de mise en application consiste à sauver des vies et à réduire le nombre de blessures sur nos routes et nos sentiers. Éduquer le public sur les pratiques de conduite sécuritaire est une priorité.

 

OPP Officers Busy with Impaired Drivers over the Weekend on North Simcoe Roadways

(MIDLAND, ON) - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were kept busy over the weekend of May 31-June 2, 2019 with traffic duties. Officers set up 3 separate R.I.D.E. check stops along with investigating 10 motor vehicle collisions and 21 traffic related complaints.

  4 Impaired drivers also arrested and investigated over the weekend as follows.

June 2, 2019 at 11:47 pm an OPP officer on patrol stopped a vehicle on Highway 12  Midland for a speeding offence. The officer upon speaking to the female driver, entered into a drinking and driving investigation resulting in Carolina RADA 37 years of Tay Township being charged with -

-      Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs

-      Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

And further

-      Speeding 50+ Km/h over posted limit

-      Race a motor vehicle - Excessive Speed

-      Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit

Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario

Her vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days along with her driver’s licence being suspended for 90 days. She was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 20, 2019 in Midland.

June 2, 2019 at 3:09 am an OPP officer checked a motorist on Hugel Avenue in the Midland downtown core after speaking with a number of males who had been drinking. The officer entered into a drinking and driving investigation after noting that the male driver had been drinking. As a result of this investigation Garrison ASSANCE-MONAGUE 24 years of Midland has been charged with-

-      Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

-      Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs

-       Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in Charge

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

His vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days along with his driver’s licence being suspended for 90 days. He was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on July 25, 2019 in Midland.

June 1, 2019 at 11:36 pm officers were caused to attend a Paradise Avenue address in Tay Township for a call for service. During the course of the incident investigation, officers entered into a drinking and driving investigation with a male at the scene. This investigation resulted in Richard John PAULIS 38 years of Guelph, Ontario being charged with -

-      Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

-      Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

His vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days along with his driver’s licence being suspended for 90 days. He was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on July 25, 2019 in Midland.

On June 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm OPP officers were dispatched to a single vehicle crash with a wooden hydro pole at the intersection of Lafontaine Road and Robert Street West, Penetanguishene. Investigators upon speaking with the female driver entered into a drinking and driving investigation resulting in the following criminal code driving charges for Brenda MAYER 60 years of Tiny Township-

-      Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs

-      Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

-      Dangerous operation

    Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Her vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days along with her driver’s licence being suspended for 90 days. She was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 13, 2019 in Midland

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways and trails. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

 

Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies’ Report Released

FROM: ORGANIZED CRIME ENFORCEMENT BUREAU               DATE: June 5, 2019

‘Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies’ Report Released

(ORILLIA, ON) - Today, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Opioids Working Group released their Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report, highlighting the alarming increase of opioid overdoses and deaths across Ontario. The report contains information relating to OPP opioid seizures, overdoses and relevant strategies.

Out of concern for the safety of all Ontarians, the OPP is sharing the data to help prevent the loss of more lives.

Key information:

OPP has identified a 35 per cent increase in overdose deaths during the first quarter of 2019, compared to the first quarter of 2018

Since September 2017, the OPP has administered naloxone on 79 occasions and saved 73 lives

OPP has administered the highest number of naloxone doses in March and April 2019

The spirit of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSA) is embedded in all aspects of OPP involvement with the public

“Every life matters; meaning every overdose occurrence will be thoroughly investigated. We owe it to each victim to thoroughly investigate every occurrence so we can target those who produce, import and traffic these harmful and deadly substances.”

- OPP Superintendent Bryan MacKillop, Director, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau

The focus of the OPP Opioids Working Group during the past year has been to establish foundational elements to respond to the opioid crisis and understand the impacts of overdoses and opioids. New reporting and analytical tools have been made available to position the OPP to be more proactive in our approach to the opioid crisis.

The Opioids and Overdoses: Impact and Strategies report can be found at opp.ca/opioids

 

OPP Provide Tips for Detection and Prevention of Daytime Residential Break and Enters

(MIDLAND, ON) - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating 2 break and enter incidents in the south end of William Street area of Midland that occurred during the daylight hours of June 4, 2019.

The home owners were victim to thefts of small household items, cash and jewelry along with being victimized by the entry into their homes. As a result of these ongoing investigations the OPP wish to provide some tips and helpful advice for the detection and prevention of residential break and enters.

Each year, OPP officers investigate numerous reports of break and enter to area homes and are often successful in the apprehension of the offenders responsible. Much of this success is dependent on the eyes and ears of area residents and here are some tips that can assist community involvement in the detection and prevention of residential break and entries.

Detection:

  • Keep your eyes and ears open for suspicious vehicles and persons in the area of your residence. Do not confront possible suspects.
  • Record the licence numbers and description of suspicious vehicles.
  • Record detailed descriptions of occupants of suspicious vehicles.
  • Report your concerns and observations immediately to the Ontario Provincial Police Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or “911” if emergent.
  • Make “would-be” thieves visible by installing motion lights or leave an exterior light on to illuminate entrance ways and rear yards.
  • Don’t hide keys in secret places. Instead leave a duplicate with a friend or neighbour.

Prevention:

  • Lock your doors and secure any open windows prior to retiring for the evening.
  • Borrow an engraver from your local OPP detachment to engrave your valuable belongings. This may discourage theft of valuables and will provide an easy way to identify stolen property.
  • Use a personal identification mark such as your driver’s licence number when engraving your property.
  • For deterrent purposes, the identification marks should be easily identifiable.
  • Record the contents of your home on paper or using a video camera.
  • Record the serial numbers of your property.
  • Don’t leave articles out, such as axes and tools that could be used to assist in breaking into your residence.
  • Establish relationships with neighbours and check on each other’s property when away.
  • Lock and secure your property and outside belongings and if warranted inquire of the feasibility of an alarm system.
  • If you are away, make sure that your residence looks like it is occupied. Have the sidewalks shoveled, the mail collected, and the grass cut. Make use timers to have lights coming on and going off at different intervals.
  • Avoid posting on social media sites when you are away from your residence.

If you discover a break and enter, please contact the OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122. Do not enter your property as valuable evidence may be disturbed.

For more information on the prevention of residential break and enters, please view the following link for informative “tip sheets” and explore the embedded links.

SafeGuard Ontario Property Security Program 

Programme de sécurité des lieux Bien protégé Ontario

Officers ask that if you do have information about a property related crime to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If you wish you can also submit your information online at www.p3tips.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka www.crimestopperssdm.com on Twitter or Facebook.