Police Info

FATAL HIT AND RUN VICTIM IDENTIFIED
 (SPRINGWATER TWP, ON)  On May 5th, 2018 members of the Huronia West OPP responded to a collision between a pedestrian and vehicle in Springwater Township.
The collision occurred near the intersection of County Road 53 and Carson Road sometime before 6am. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian was fatally injured.
28 year old Dominik Andrew ADAMEK of Springwater Twp. was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the involved motor vehicle did not remain at the scene.
 Police are appealing to the public for any information that can assist in the investigation. The initial investigation suggests a 2011-2013 Toyota Corolla was the involved motor vehicle. The vehicle sustained front end damage predominantly on the passenger side. It's believed the vehicle fled the scene heading Northbound on County Road 53.
 Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. 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 on         or @CrimeSDM      

OPP GUN AMNESTY RESULTS
Province-wide campaign yields unwanted weapons and ammunition
 (ORILLIA, ON) - Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and its municipal law enforcement partners have received and rendered safe hundreds of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition during a month-long Gun Amnesty.
 During April 2018, the OPP:
received 592 gun amnesty calls for service, 86 of which (or 14.5 per cent) were received through the online reporting option on the OPP website;
recovered 689 items through appointments made with OPP officers including 267 rifles, 156 shotguns, 113 prohibited firearms, and 62 other guns such as replica and vintage weapons; and,
collected 12,615 pieces of ammunition.
All Ontario police services participated in the month-long initiative. During that time, a total of 1,503 guns were voluntarily surrendered in non-OPP jurisdictions.
 A majority of firearms that have been surrendered to police will be destroyed, but a number of guns will be retained for historical, educational or training purposes. Although the gun amnesty has officially ended, police will continue to accept submissions from the public. Interested gun owners may call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their local police service's non-emergency lines to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons.
 Police continue to encourage members of the public to turn in unwanted weapons despite the conclusion of this initiative. Police retain the ability to exercise discretion (amnesty) regarding weapons related charges at all times, not just during this month long event. The public is reminded that no one should ever deliver guns, ammunition or military ordinance directly to police facilities.
 For more information on the Canadian Firearms Program visit the RCMP's national website at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm. There you will find some general safety information, as well as information on Inherited Firearms.

GPS Tracker Foils Thieves
 (GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP, ON.)- Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched at 1:02 pm May 9, 2018 to a report of a theft of a outboard motor from a Georgian Bay Township residence. The difference in this report was the fact that the stolen motor had a GPS tracker unit attached to it and the reporter was able to advise of it's exact location to the responding officers. A suspect vehicle was stopped shortly afterwards by uniformed officers without incident on Highway 12 in the Town of Midland. The motor was recovered and returned to the owner and 3 males from the Southern Georgian Bay area have been each charged with,
- Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 - in Canada contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
They will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on June 28,2018.
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.

OPP WORKING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY
(ORILLIA, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is committed to continuous improvement and finding new ways to deliver services to meet the diverse needs of our communities. In partnership with the Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD), the OPP has endorsed a visor card to assist a Deaf person to communicate with a police officer during a traffic stop.
This is the first initiative of its kind to be endorsed by a police service in Ontario. The visor card was produced by the OAD. The OAD will be distributing the visor cards to members of the Deaf community who present an Ontario Driver's Licence during their annual Mayfest Festival being held from May 11-12, 2018.
The visor card may assist with bridging the communication gap by facilitating alternate communication methods such as hand signals and writing out instructions. The visor card includes images of what a police officer may need to see for identification from the Deaf person along with icons of common driving violations.
"The OPP works diligently with our community partners to recognize barriers and address them to provide the highest level of services possible. In addition to a number of uniform members who are able to sign, the visor card further enhances accessibility with members of the Deaf community by improving the quality of communication between a Deaf person and an OPP officer," Commissioner Vince Hawkes said.
About the OAD
Ontario Association of the Deaf is Canada's oldest Deaf non-profit organization. For over 130 years, OAD has placed special focus on educating and advocating in the interests of all Deaf Ontarians. Deaf people are the heart of OAD's efforts to ensure equality and protecting the rights of Deaf Ontarians. OAD provides resources, support, and advocacy to the Deaf Community of Ontario and individuals and organizations seeking information and assistance. For more information about the OAD and Mayfest Festival, visit deafontario.ca.

OPP CONTINUES TO MAKE MENTAL HEALTH A PRIORITY FOR OUR PEOPLE AND OUR COMMUNITIES
(ORILLIA, ON) - Mental Health has long been a priority for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). This week marks the Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week with communities across the country supporting mental health initiatives. The OPP is proud to provide ongoing support to its people and communities with its Mental Health Strategy: Our People, Our Communities.
Mental health and wellness go hand in hand, a premise that underlies the OPP Mental Health Strategy. The strategy has two related but distinct components - Supporting Our People: Healthy Workforce and Supporting Our Communities: Police Interactions with People with Mental Health Issues. The OPP has made considerable progress since launching the strategy in December 2015.
"Mental health is an important issue, for everyone. The goal of the strategy is to improve the response to the mental health needs of our people and the individuals in the communities we serve," Commissioner Vince Hawkes said.
Some of the notable achievements over the last two years in Supporting Our People include delivering mental health awareness and resiliency training to more than 8,000 OPP members, expanded formal training to the Auxiliary Program and increased access to the OPP Critical Incident Stress Response Team/Peer Support Program.
Continued progress was made in the established priorities for action during the second year of implementation of Supporting Our Communities. Achievements include increased referrals to community support services, tools to aid police in communicating more effectively with medical professionals and people experiencing a mental health crisis, over 1,200 OPP members have completed Crisis Intervention Training, and continued training for OPP members in de-escalation techniques.
"Members across the organization continue to embrace this evolving strategy," Commissioner Hawkes said. "We have made significant achievements, but recognize there will always be more work to be done. I am proud of all that has been accomplished in just over two years in support of the important issue of mental health."

ARREST NEAR SCENE OF COLLISION LEADS TO ADDITIONAL CHARGES
(PORT McNICOLL, ON) - On May 7, 2018 members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were investigating a traffic collision when an officer saw a male with an outstanding bench warrant walk past. When told he was under arrest for the warrant he fled from police on foot. A short time later he was arrested by on duty OPP officers.
Justin JACKSON, age 29, of Port McNicoll was charged with the following additional offences:
Resist arrest contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code
Theft under $5000 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code
Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to section 355(b) of the Criminal Code
Fail to comply with probation order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
 JACKSON was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on May 8, 2018.  
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. 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 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

HUNDREDS OF APPLE TREE SAPLINGS STOLEN
(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) - Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the theft of several hundred apple tree saplings from farm land located on the 7th Line, south of Highway 26, in the Municipality of Meaford. They are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for the theft.
On May 6, 2018, Grey County OPP received a call from the victim reporting that sometime between 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 4th and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6th, approximately 500 apple tree saplings were stolen by unknown person(s). The total value of the stolen saplings was estimated at $4000.
The investigation is ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information, which may assist, to call Grey County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

TOOLS STOLEN FROM GOLF COURSE
(MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ON) - On May 1, 2018, members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an overnight break and enter to a golf course on Westchester Bourne, Municipality of Thames Centre.
The investigation revealed that culprit(s) entered a detached maintenance shed on the property. Once inside, culprits stole a variety of tools and lawn maintenance equipment.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.londoncrimestoppers.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Theft of Bee Hive in Stirling
(Stirling, Ontario) - On May 4, 2018 between 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., suspects drove onto a rural property on Huff Road, Stirling, Ontario and removed 1 active bee hive of a value of $750.
Suspect vehicle maybe a van or a truck.

BATTERIES STOLEN FROM VEHICLES - OPP SEEKING WITNESSES
 (HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment is investigating a theft after several batteries were stolen from vehicles at a Greens Road, Caledonia, Haldimand County, Ontario address.
On Friday May 4, 2018 at 9:37 a.m., OPP responded to Ontario Concrete Paving on Greens Road after an employee noticed several batteries had been stolen from trucks on the property.   
OPP investigation, thus far, has determined that sometime between Thursday May 3, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. and Friday May 4, 2018 at 4:00 a.m., unknown(s) attended the property where they forced entry into a locked and fenced in compound before removing ten batteries from several trucks that were parked on the property.
OPP also responded to a nearby address on Argyle Street North and another on Industrial Drive where it was reported that batteries were stolen from vehicles at these properties as well.
OPP continue to investigate and is asking anyone who may have any information regarding these incidents to contact them at 1- 888 - 310 - 1122.
OPP reminds the public to report any suspicious persons or vehicles in their communities.  
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 - 800 - 222 - 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

"Move Over" Education and Enforcement
The Ottawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists to slow down and proceed with caution when approaching an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated. If the highway has more than one lane, the law requires the driver to move over and leave one lane between their vehicle and the parked emergency vehicle when it can be done safely. Failure to do so can result in fines from $400 to $2,000 and three demerit points for a first offence.
The tragic and preventable deaths of officers, tending to traffic related incidents, led to Ontario's Move Over law in 2003.
Ottawa Detachment Commander, Bob Wheeler, stated that there have been a number of close calls which prompted the reminder to motorists and the enforcement efforts of his officers.

 Southern Georgian Bay OPP Weekend Traffic Notes of Interest
 (MIDLAND, ON) -Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were kept busy with numerous traffic related incidents over the May 11-13, 2018 period.
 R.I.D.E. Check Stops:
Officers conducted 6 R.I.D.E. check stop locations throughout the Detachment patrol area stopping over 258 vehicles resulting in no criminal drinking and driving charges.
1 driver was charged with driving with open liquor under the Liquor Licence Act and another driver had their drivers licence suspended for 3 days as a result of registering a warn on the approved screening device.
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired-driving.shtml
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/french/safety/impaired-driving.shtml
  SPEED Enforcement;
Officers charged Christopher WARWICK 40 years of Innisfil with Drive motor vehicle not equipped with an approved ignition interlock device while prohibited from doing so contrary to section 41.2(13) along with several other Highway Traffic Act infractions after being stopped for speeding on Highway 400 Tay Township on May 12,2018.
 An officer patrolling Lafontaine Road in Tiny Township on May 13, 2018 stopped a vehicle for speeding in excess of 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit and charged Anthony LINGINI 53 years of Vaughan for the offence of Race a motor vehicle - Excessive Speed contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario. The officer also seized his vehicle for the mandatory 7 day impound and drivers licence suspension.
 An officer on patrol of Midland Point Road in Midland on May 13, 2018 stopped a Corvette for speeding in excess of 50km/hr over the posted speed limit and charged a male driver with 172(1) Race a motor vehicle - Excessive Speed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario. He too had his vehicle towed and impounded along with his driver's licence being suspended for the mandatory 7 day period.
 Please view the following links for more information.
https://www.ontario.ca/document/official-mto-drivers-handbook/vehicle-insurance-and-registration
https://www.ontario.ca/fr/document/guide-officiel-de-lautomobiliste/immatriculation-et-assurance-des-vehicules
 Impaired Driving Investigation;
On May 13, 2018 at 2:42 pm, 2018 an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle which had turned off of William Street in the Town of Midland. The officer spoke with the driver and entered into a drinking and driving investigation resulting in Allan Reginald COCKBURN - LANDRY 29 years of Innisfil was charged with Care or Control While Impaired (Alcohol and Drug)contrary to section 253(1)(a)  of the Criminal Code of Canada. And further Care or Control with More than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood contrary to section 253 (1) (b) His vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days and his driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and he was released to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on May 24,2018.
 http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired-driving.shtml
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/french/safety/impaired-driving.shtml
  Collision Investigations:
Officers were dispatched to 6 collisions on roadways in the detachment patrol area. The following are of note.
Officers, Simcoe County Paramedics and Tay Township Fire Service were dispatched at 2:50pm May 13, 2018 to a report of a cyclist trapped under a vehicle at the intersection of Tanners Beach Road and Lawson Lane in Tay Township. The cyclist was able to be safely treated after the vehicle was lifted by the fire service air bags without incident, investigation is continuing.
Officers were dispatched at 5:39 pm May 13, 2018 to a serious two vehicle crash at the intersection of Old Fort Road and Vasey Road in Tay Township. Two occupants of the vehicle travelling on Old Fort Road sustained serious injuries in the crash and were extracted from their vehicle by Oro-Medonte Fire Service and treated at the scene by Simcoe County Paramedic Services (SCPS). Transported by SCPS to Georgian Bay General Hospital then airlifted to two Toronto area hospitals by Ornge. The investigation is still ongoing with the assistance of OPP Central Region Technical Collision Investigation Unit (TCI).
Summer time drivers are reminded to keep a sharp watch for pedestrians, cyclists, wildlife traffic and motorcycle traffic on area roadways.
 http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/pedestrian-safety.shtml
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/french/safety/pedestrian-safety.shtml
 Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

Noise Complaint Nets Impaired Driver
(MIDLAND, ON) - On Friday May 11, 2018 at 2:38 am officers from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a noise complaint on Willowbrook Court in the Town of Midland. Attending officers located the source of the noise and the responsible vehicle and spoke with a female behind the steering wheel. After speaking with the female, the officer entered into a drinking and drinking investigation.
As a result of the investigation the female driver Janelle ASSELIN, 30 years of Tiny Township has been charged with the following offences;
Care or Control While Impaired (Alcohol) contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Care or Control Over 80 mgs. contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Her vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 7 days and further her driver's license is suspended for 90 Days under the Administrative Driver's License Suspension (ADLS) and she was released on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on May 24, 2018.
For more information on impaired driving please see the following link.
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired-driving.shtml#provincial-administrative
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/french/safety/impaired-driving.shtml#provincial-administrative
 Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority and we appreciate calls from the motoring public to assist in this enforcement job.

OPP URGING VEHICLE OWNERS TO "POCKET YOUR KEYS" AFTER 36 VEHICLES REPORTED STOLEN SINCE JANUARY 2018
(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) - There has been 36 stolen vehicles reported to the Norfolk County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) since January of 2018 and close to 30% of   incidents involved vehicles that were left unlocked, had the keys inside or were left running making it easy for thieves.
 When a vehicle is stolen, the consequences go far beyond its loss. The vehicle could be used in a criminal act like a break and enter, transporting stolen property, trafficking of drugs or human trafficking. Another risk for a vehicle owner is the liability should it be involved in a collision where someone is hurt or killed.
 Below are some simple steps to help reduce the number of stolen vehicles and protect you as the vehicle owner:
Do not leave your keys in your vehicle.
Do not leave your vehicle running.
Lock your vehicle.
Treat your keys like cash - Don't leave keys in places where they are easy to steal such as a gym locker, on your desk at work, in an open purse or unattended in a shopping cart.
Never leave anything in your vehicle in plain view such as loose change, cell phones, cameras, clothing, gifts, cigarettes, medication, firearms or any other valuables.
Install a remote car starter - Remote starters are designed to shut off if anyone attempts to drive the vehicle without a key. This will allow you to warm up your car without risk of theft.
 Theft is a crime of opportunity that you can help control -- #PocketYourKeys.
   "#PocketYourKeys is not only about vehicle theft, it's about the community understanding how their actions can also impact crime rates. We are all responsible to ensure our communities are safe and this is a simple preventative measure that can have a 30% impact on vehicle theft in our County. Pocket Your Keys and do your part for community safety!" - Inspector Lisa Anderson, Norfolk County OPP, Interim Detachment Commander.

Highway 12 Crash Results in Impaired Driving Charge
(TAY TOWNSHIP, ON) - On Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 9:16 pm officers from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 12 between Newton and Park Streets. Responding officers were assisted by members of the Tay Township Fire Service and Simcoe County Paramedic Service as the two occupants were located and assessed for their injuries at the scene. The OPP investigator entered into a drinking and driving investigation after speaking with the female driver who was then transported to Georgian Bay General Hospital for treatment of her injuries sustained in the crash.
As a result of the investigation the female driver Sheri Lynn DUNN, 51 years of Severn Township has been charged with the following offences;
Driving While Ability Impaired- motor vehicle (Alcohol) contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Her vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 7 days and further her driver's license is suspended for 90 Days under the Administrative Driver's License Suspension (ADLS) and she was released on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on May 31, 2018.
For more information on impaired driving please see the following link.
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired-driving.shtml#provincial-administrative
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/french/safety/impaired-driving.shtml#provincial-administrative
 Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority and we appreciate calls from the motoring public to assist in this enforcement job.

Orillia OPP Seek Witnesses in Robbery
Police Still Seeking Witnesses
(ORILLIA, ON) - On Wednesday May 03, 2018 the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a Robbery in the City of Orillia.
Investigation revealed on May 02, 2018 between the hours of 9:30-10:30 pm the victim was walking on Mississaga Street between Peter and Matchadash Street. An unknown male approached the victim and pushed her to the ground. The suspect fled in an unknown direction with money.
The suspect is described as:
Caucasian male.
Shaggy blonde hair.
Wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
Between the ages of 30-40.
Police are requesting the assistance of the public. The victim believes there was a couple walking on the other side of the road having a conversation and laughing. Police would like to speak to these people or anyone else that may have witnessed this or has information regarding the circumstances surrounding this robbery. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.
Information is still being sought regarding this incident. Police believe there are witnesses to this incident or people who have information that can help solve this case. If anyone in the area was a witness or if anyone living in the area has video surveillance of the street or surrounding area they are encouraged to call police at the number provided.
Members of the Orillia 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).

YOUNG DRIVER CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING
 (LITTLE CURRENT, ON) - On Sunday May 13, 2018 an officer from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting traffic patrols on Cross Hill Road in M'Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario.
 At approximately 3:52 a.m., the officer conducted a traffic stop. Investigation revealed that the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages.
 As a result, a 17 year old male, from Central Manitoulin Township, Ontario has been charged with:
 Driving While Ability Impaired by alcohol, contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and with
Driving With Over 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood, contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the CC.
 The youth cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).
 The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay, Ontario on June 19, 2018.

Orillia OPP Looking for Details of Injured Person
(ORILLIA, ON) - The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating an incident where an injured female was found at Couchiching Park in the City of Orillia.
On May 09, 2018 approximately 09:00 pm police were called to Couchiching Park in Orillia where an unconscious injured female was located. The female was transported to an Orillia area hospital where she was treated for her injuries.
Police are seeking witnesses who may have seen an altercation, disturbance or female in distress at Couchiching Park on May 09, 2018 between the hours of 07:30 pm and 09:30 pm.
The Orillia Crime Unit along with the Orillia OPP continues to investigate this incident. If anyone witnessed this or has information regarding the circumstances they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.
Members of the Orillia 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 Marine Officers Urge Boaters Do Their Vessel Checks
(MIDLAND, ON) - Members of the Marine Unit attached to the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) urge boaters to take a few minutes and conduct a pre-departure check on their vessel this weekend. With the warm weather of the last two weekends, boaters and cottagers are anxious to head out on the lake and a few well spent minutes checking lifejackets and other required safety equipment could be vital in an on the water emergency should that occur. Please take a moment and review the attached "Boat Notes" provided by our marine partner Canadian Safe Boating Council supported by Transport Canada.
Members of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP remind drivers and operators that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority and we appreciate calls from the motoring public to assist in this enforcement job.