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Midland Driver Charged in Connection to Serious Crash Investigation on Baseline Road in Tiny Township

(TINY TOWNSHIP, On)-  Steven Zachary MOSLEY, 34 years of Midland has been charged in connection to a two vehicle crash on Baseline Road in Tiny Township that occurred near 9:03 a.m. September 12, 2021. Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police  (OPP) were dispatched along with members of the Tiny Township Fire Service and County of Simcoe Paramedic Services to the scene between Downer’s Road and Mertz Corner Road.

The two lone drivers were located at the scene, the first driver was spoken to and became the subject of a drinking and driving investigation. The second driver, an 18 year old female Flos Township resident was extricated by fire services and transported by paramedic services to Georgian Bay General Hospital. She was further transported by Ornge Air Services to a trauma center for treatment of life altering injuries.

As a result of this investigation the accused has been charged with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and further with Operation causing bodily harm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. The accused was released on a recognizance to appear before the  Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on September 30, 2021 and is subject to the 90 day licence suspension and vehicle tow/impound under the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines.

Baseline Road was closed to vehicular traffic until 4:45 p.m. while investigators assisted by members of the OPP Central Region Traffic Collision Investigation Unit (TCI) completed their scene investigation.

Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver or operator please “Make the Call” and dial 911 and help prevent a crash. (See the attached ARRIVE ALIVE posters)

Death Investigation in Collingwood

(COLLINGWOOD, ON.)  Members of the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have now reopened Heritage Drive which was closed yesterday evening in relation to a death investigation.

On September 13, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m. OPP officers along with members of the Simcoe County Paramedics and Collingwood Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Heritage Drive after a body was found in the water near the shoreline. 

The death is not believed to be suspicious and a post mortem examination will take place in the coming days. Identification of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

MULTIPLE CHARGES LAID AFTER WARRANT EXECUTED IN SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP

(SPRINGWATER TWP) – Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) in partnership with Collingwood OPP CSCU have arrested and charged multiple people for drug and firearm-related charges after a warrant was executed at an address in Springwater Township.

On the morning of September, 10, 2021, with the assistance of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), and K-9 Unit, officers attended an address on Pinegrove Road where a search warrant was executed and the address entered.

Upon entering, officers located various drugs such as cocaine, evidence of drug trafficking, and stolen property.

As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old male from Springwater Twp has been charged with the following:

Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine

Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – other drugs

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 x3

Unauthorized possession of a firearm x3

Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm x3

Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition

Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose x3

Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court x3

30-year-old male from Springwater Twp has been charged with the following:

Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine

Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – other drugs

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

A 35-year-old female from Springwater Twp has been charged with the following:

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

A 23-year-old female from Springwater Twp has been charged with the following:

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

A 28-year-old male from Springwater Twp has been charged with the following:

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

A 71-year-old male from Springwater Twp has been charged with the following:

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

A 27-year-old male from Springwater Twp has been charged with the following:

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

One accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing while all others are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on November, 2, 2021.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Huronia West OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca/.

OPP Locate Overdue Boaters

(ORILLIA, ON) – Members of the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to an overdue boater on Lake Simcoe near Georgina Island.

On September 12, 2021, shortly after 8:30 a.m., officers began a search of Lake Simcoe after receiving a request for assistance from a neighbouring Police Service for an overdue vessel. An OPP marine officer and an auxiliary officer located the two adults and dog at approximately 10:00 a.m. in the water near Georgiana Island with a capsized sailboat located beside them.

All parties were taken to the hospital via Ambulance for assessment due to having spent a significant length of time in the water.

The Orillia OPP would like to thank everyone who share the responsibility of keeping our roads, trails and waterways safe by reporting impaired drivers. We are committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia, by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting www.opp.ca/reporting. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com 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.

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