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OPP Investigating Fatal Snowmobile Crash in Georgian Bay Township

Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched at 4:22 p.m. January 16, 2022 to a report that a snowmobile with a lone operator had left the trail and crashed into the trees. The location of the crash is near the intersection of Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trails 11 A & C, south of Hanson Road, Georgian Bay Township or using the What3Words app https://what3words.com/misfortune.intends.multiple.

Emergency Services attended and assisted officers and other trail riders in triaging the 58 year old female operator of North York who tragically passed away at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.

OPP investigators have identified the deceased operator of the snowmobile as 58 year old Carrie GLASS of North York. The location of the crash scene has been updated to the following using the What3Words app https://w3w.co/serene.spout.reactors. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Investigators are being assisted by members of the OPP Central Region Traffic Unit who specialize in serious crash investigation.

To view area OFSC snowmobile trail conditions please view the following link – http://www.ofsc.on.ca/

Commercial Icebreaking Operations into Midland Bay Have Been Completed until March 2022

The members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have worked together for many years in a unique partnership to keep the community aware of ice breaking activity in waters of Georgian Bay near Midland. As of January 16, 2022 it has been learned that recent ice breaking operations have been completed and will restart in the latter part of March 2022 when the spring shipping season opens.

Please remember that ice surfaces can only be summed up with the phrase “No Ice is Safe Ice” and it is so very important to “Know Before You Go” before venturing onto frozen ice surfaces that there is sufficient ice for you and your equipment. Please check with area residents, anglers, fish hut operators and area marinas as “we are all in this together” if you go through the ice. Emergency services will respond once they are advised but the effects of ice cold water on your body mean that “self rescue” is likely your best and possibly your only chance to get out of the water. Please review the following made in Canada links for further information – Cold Water Boot Camp and The Canadian Red Cross Ice Safety Tips

 

Driving Complaints from the Public Net OPP Two Impaired Drivers over the Weekend

OPP officers always appreciate information about possible impaired drivers and this past weekend was no different. Officers from the  Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received information from the public of two possible impaired drivers as follows.

On January 16, 2022 at 8:32 p.m. officers attended the area of the Mountainview Plaza and the Huronia Mall on Simcoe County Road 93, Midland to observe for a possible impaired driver which was located in the Shoppers’s Drug Mart parking lot. After a drinking and driving investigation was completed, the driver Ryan STEVENSON 19 years of Innisfil was charged with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and further with Operation while impaired – alcohol contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

On January 14, 2022 at 5:51 p.m. responded to several driving complaints involving a green Dodge pick-up on Robert Street East, Penetanguishene which resulted in the suspect vehicle being stopped on Maria Street. After an drinking and driving investigation, Joshua GREEN 39 years of Tiny Township has been charged with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and further with Operation while impaired – alcohol contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Both involved vehicles have been towed and impounded for 7 days and the accused’s drivers licences have suspended for 30 days as per the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines.

Both accused persons were released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on January 27, 2022 on these charges.

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. If you are heading out on the town, please make a plan to get home safely.

 

G2 TEEN DRIVER CAUGHT STUNT DRIVING OVER TWICE THE SPEED LIMIT

An officer from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Huronia West Detachment stopped a high speed pick-up truck travelling more than twice the speed limit on St. Vincent Street in Midhurst.

On Thursday, January, 2022, just before 8:00 pm, an officer out patrolling the Township of Springwater observed a vehicle that was travelling at an extremely high rate of speed. The officer captured a speed reading on this vehicle of 134 km/hr. The area is residential and has a posted 60 km/hr speed zone.

The driver, a 17 year old G2 driver from Barrie has been charged with:

  • Race A Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed

The driver received an immediate 30 day driver’s license suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

MURDER   CHARGE LAID IN COLLINGWOOD DEATH

Members of the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges in relation to a homicide investigation in the Town of Collingwood.

On January 14, 2022, at approximately 8:20 a.m., Collingwood OPP officers responded to a residence on Hurontario Street in the Town of Collingwood. Officers located a deceased adult male inside the residence and an individual was arrested.

The deceased has been identified as Donald CAINES, 57 years of age, of Collingwood. A post mortem examination is scheduled for January 16, 2022 at the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto.

As a result of the investigation, Lawrence Robert CAINES, 54 years of age, of Collingwood, has been charged with First Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code. The accused has been remanded into custody.

The investigation is being conducted by the Collingwood OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), with assistance from the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) Unit and in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collingwood OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your information online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca. 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.

 

OPP Search Warrant Executed in Tay Township

Seizure Nets Cash and Drugs

A search warrant was executed on a Talbot Street, Port McNicoll residence at 5:40 p.m. January 13, 2022 as result of an ongoing Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation. Members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) attached to the Southern Georgian Bay and Orillia Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) lead the investigation.

The warrant resulted in the seizure of quantities of Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Opioid pills, Canadian currency along with associated drug paraphernalia and stolen property.

Charged in connection with this investigation is Jordan Maitland 29 years of Tay Township and Dylan RAYFIELD 22 years of Barrie with the following offences-

Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Opioid (other than heroin) contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

and further with

Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – in Canada contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Both accused persons were released on an recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on February 24, 2022.

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