Police Info

OFF ROAD MOTOR VEHICLE
“Do’s And Don’ts”
With the increase in Off Road Motor Vehicle activities in our communities the members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to offer our riders some tips on how to be safe and enjoy their sport.
Green and White Off Road Vehicle Plates are to be mounted to the vehicle at the front of two or three wheeled vehicles
Blue and White Off Road Vehicles registered as motorcycles under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario are to be mounted to the vehicle at the rear
All Terrain Vehicles (ATV/UTV) must display their plates to the rear and attached to the vehicle
Safety Helmets must be worn at all times while on or operating an Off Road Motor Vehicle or ATV and be DOT approved
ATV’s not designed by the manufacturer to carry passengers cannot carry passengers
ATV passengers must be a minimum of 8 years old and be able to reach the foot rest
For an Off Road Vehicle to be operated on or across a highway the Operators must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s licence being G2 or M2 or higher
The maximum speed an Off Road Vehicle can be operated at on or along a highway is 20 Km/h in a 50 Km/h zone and 50 km/h where the speed limit is greater than 50 Km/h
Individuals (Operators, Passenger or Owners) caught violating the Off Road Vehicle Act of Ontario or the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario could face fines as high as $1000
For more information on how to be safe and legal on your Off Road Motor Vehicle or ATV please review the Off Road Vehicle Act of Ontario, the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario and local and regional by-laws that apply to the usage of these vehicle in the area they are being driven.
Additional safety, trail and permit information can be obtained at:
Central Ontario ATV (COATV)  http://www.coatv.ca/
Simcoe County Off Road Riders Association (SCORRA)  https://www.scorra.ca/

TURN YOUR FULL HEADLIGHTS ON
The members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind our motoring public to fully turn on your lights when environmental conditions or when legislation require it!
Having both your front and rear lights on all the time will increase your visible to other motorists both day and night, which reduces your chances of being involved in a collision.
The Highway Traffic Act of Ontario requires the operator of a motor vehicle to have their front and rear lights activated one half hour before sun set to one half hour after sun rise and at any other time insufficient light or unfavourable atmospheric conditions exists.  With the current time change this happens faster and more often on our commute to and from work.
The fine for not having your front and rear lights on when required is $110, but having a collision happen when motorists cannot see you will cost you even more!
For more safety and crime prevention tips, please visit: www.opp.ca
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.  
   
CRIME PREVENTION WEEK:
“Building Safer Communities Together”
The OPP will again be participating in this year’s Crime Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Building Safer Communities Together”!
Some of our partners in making our communities safer are:
Clearview Township
Springwater Township
Town of Wasaga Beach
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital
Clearview Community Policing Committee
Springwater Community Policing Committee
Wasaga Beach Community Policing Committee
Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka Crime Stoppers
Our Local Media Agencies
The above list could go on and on, which really means we all share in the responsibility of making our communities safe places to live and play!
Check out Ontario’s Mobilization & Engagement Model of Community Policing and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s crime prevention booklet.
Next we will talk about some of the new and newly improved programs we at the Huronia West OPP have initiated during this past year.
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.

SEARCH WARRANT GETS STOLEN SIGNS
On September 26, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m., members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit executed a warrant at a residence on John Street in the Town of Stayner, Ontario.
This investigation revealed a quantity of road signs belonging to the Township of Clearview in the rear of a truck at this residence.
Charged with “Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – Under $5000” is Devon NEALE 19 years old from Wasaga Beach, Ontario.  First appearance is November 14, 2017 in the Court of Justice in the Town of Collingwood, Ontario.
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.

COCAINE SEIZED OPP
– On October 31, 2017, members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit assisted by the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau arrested a male at a gas station off of Hwy#400 in Bradford-West Gwillimbury for trafficking cocaine.
As a result of the above arrest the Huronia West OPP Community Street Crime Unit again assisted by the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau executed a search warrant on an address on Line 11 Oro-Medonte Township, Ontario.  As a result of this search warrant a quantity of Cocaine, Cannabis Marihuana and Oxycodone was seized as well as a quantity of cash and drug associated paraphernalia.
Charge with “Traffick in Schedule I substance – Cocaine”, “Possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking – under 3Kgs”, “Possession of a Schedule I substance – Other Drugs”, “Possession Property Obtained by Crime – Over $5000”, “Possession Property Obtained by Crime – Under $5000” and two counts of “Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine” is Symon PRYJMA 45 years old from Oro-Medonte, Ontario.  First appearance is November 28, 2017 in the Court of Justice in the Town of Collingwood, Ontario.  
OPP have also charged Mike RIGHTMYER 45 years old from Queensville, Ontario with “Possession of a Schedule I substance – Cocaine”.  First appearance is November 28, 2017 in the Court of Justice in the Town of Collingwood, Ontario.

THEFT OF CHAINSAW
(WASAGA BEACH, ON.) – The members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking the public for their assistance in solving this crime.
Sometime between October 25 and October 31, 2017, unknown person or persons entered and out building and stole a Huscavarna chainsaw.
If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact the Huronia West O.P.P. at (705) 429-3575 or Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or others.
Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, 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.
For safety and crime prevention tips, please visit our website at www.opp.ca.

FRAUDS
(CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP AND WASAGA BEACH, ON.) – The members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding residents that individuals who want to take your money through frauds and scams take all forms, so beware!
On November 1, 2017 the Huronia West OPP responded to two separate reports of fraud in our Detachment area.  
The first was from a female from the Town of Wasaga Beach who advised Police that a computer support company had phoned her and advised that there was a problem with her computer and would need her personal information to solve the problem. Later this computer support company called back and advised this female that payment should be made using “iTunes” cards.
The second was from a male from the Township of Clearview who advised Police that he had been contact by a person claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).  This person claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency told this male from Clearview Township that to avoid jail, for the money owed, he had to purchase “iTunes” cards and give the person claiming to be from CRA the codes on the rear of the cards as payment.
Tips to avoid becoming a victim of fraud:
Never give out personal information or financial information
CRA will never call you demanding money and threatening jail
Ask yourself, how would a computer company know you had computer issues? They wouldn’t!
The use of “iTunes” cards as payment choice, should be a “Red Flag”
For more information of fraud prevention, please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at: www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm