Pickup almost hits officer
A South Simcoe Police officer had a tense moment last Friday night after he had stopped a vehicle at the corner of the 10th Sideroad and 10th Line. While speaking to the driver, the officer observed a black GMC pickup turning the corner onto the 10th Line, spinning his wheels and rapidly accelerating towards the two parked vehicles. The police car had its emergency signals activated. The officer attempted to flag the truck over and the driver almost rear-ended the vehicle the officer had already pulled over. The GMC swerved to miss the other vehicle and came close to hitting the officer. The truck finally came to a stop farther down the road. After speaking to the truck driver, the officer realized he was impaired. He was taken back to the police station where he blew at twice the legal limit for alcohol. A 38-year-old Innisfil man was charged with impaired operation of a vehicle and given a May court date. Man ditches his wheels Police were called to an area near the 4th Line east of the 10th Sideroad at approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 in response to a car off the road. Officers arrived to find a man standing on the side of the road wearing only one shoe. He told police he was the driver and owner of the vehicle. Police noticed the man was unsteady on his feet and took him back to the police for a breath test. The man blew at twice the legal limit and was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. House fight nets firearms South Simcoe Police removed 21 legal firearms from a Innisfil house after a fight broke out early in the morning on Sunday, Mar. 22. Police learned two men, a 43-year-old and a 27-year-old, started a brawl after one of their vehicles had been damaged. The younger man’s girlfriend was also assaulted when she tried to get involved. Both men are now facing assault charges. One was also hit with an additional charge of mischief, the other with a charge of assault causing bodily harm. No one was seriously hurt. The pair will appear in Bradford court in April. Four times over limit After receiving a tip about a vehicle being driven erratically, police pulled over a 43-year-old Innisfil man who was speeding along the 4th Line early last Sunday afternoon. He was clocked doing 90 km-h in a 50 km-h zone – in the wrong lane. The driver was immediately taken back to the police station where he blew four times over the legal limit for alcohol. He remained in custody until sober and will make a court appearance in Bradford in April to face charges of impaired driving and driving with over 80 mgs. of alcohol in his blood system. Man threatens wife, guns seized A man who threatened to kill his wife is up on charges after she called police on March 23. Police arrested the man at his workplace and later returned to the couple’s house where 14 legal firearms were removed. The man was held in custody for a bail hearing Tuesday morning. More firearms found The new owner of a home called South Simcoe Police on Saturday, March 21 after finding a quantity of firearms and ammunition while cleaning out his garage. Police questioned the previous owner of the house to learn he had inherited the items and did not know what to do with them. The man got off with a caution regarding the careless storage of a firearm. Police removed the firearms and ammunition. They will be destroyed.