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HURONIA WEST OPP KEPT BUSY DURING CANADA ROAD SAFETY WEEK

Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remained extremely proactive to ensure public safety during this year’s Canada Road Safety Week.

The safety campaign ran from Tuesday May 17th to Monday May 23rd 2022. In addition to responding to an influx in various calls for service, officers made it a priority to conduct proactive enforcement to maximize the safety of local residents along with visitors to the area including Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, and Springwater Township.

Enforcement results are as follows;

  • Provincial Offence Notices – 504
  • Impaired – 11
  • Drive While Prohibited – 5
  • Marine – 5

Although the campaign has concluded, The Huronia West OPP will continue to observe and hold those accountable for any dangerous related behaviour on our roadways, trails, and waterways.

The OPP continues to encourage citizens to contact police immediately by calling 9-1-1 if they suspect an impaired driver or any other dangerous behaviour occurring.

CHARGES LAID IN SPRINGWATER COLLISION

Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid impaired driving charges in relation to a two-vehicle collision in Springwater Township.

On May 21, 2022, just after 1:30 a.m., Huronia West OPP responded to a two passenger vehicle collision on Highway 27 in Springwater Township. Upon officer arrival, the passenger of one vehicle fled on foot and the driver was arrested at the scene. Members of the Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Canine attended and located the passenger a short time later. The passenger was arrested and later released.

The occupants in the second involved vehicle reported no injuries.

As a result of the investigation, Antonio CARDOSO, age 54, of Mississauga, has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Dangerous operation
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on June 14, 2022.

Highway 27 was closed briefly for the police investigation and has since reopened.

Anyone with any information in relation to this investigation who has not yet spoken with police is asked to call Huronia West OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

 

Orillia OPP Warn the Public of Local Frauds

The Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public of several frauds that have occurred recently in the City of Orillia and surrounding townships.

In recent reported cases, the victims are told they have a loved one who is incarcerated or facing a large fine from police. For their loved one to be released from police custody, the victims are directed to attend their local bank and withdraw a large sum of cash. Arrangements are made for the cash to be left at a specific location where a “courier” will pick it up. Victims are advised that they cannot tell anyone of the arrangements and given specific direction to not tell their lending institution where the funds are being directed.

Police have also received three complaints of online sales through popular social media apps, where a potential buyer requests to pay by cheque. They request to pay extra and have the balance of funds e-transferred back to their account by the victim. The cheque is fraudulent and the funds that are sent by the victim are then lost.

Tip #1: The police will not contact you to immediately pay any fine. Police would not send a courier to collect funds. In these cases, the caller can sound very convincing and can be very demanding.

Tip #2: If you receive an incoming call from what you believe is a legitimate business or service, always verify the organization by calling back on a phone number that you know is valid for that organization. Scammers can “spoof” phone numbers to appear to represent a legitimate business.

Tip #3: If receiving funds by cheque, always ensure that your financial institution clears the transaction prior to utilizing the funds or releasing the good you are selling.

The Orillia OPP will continue to work with community lenders, who remain vigilant in assisting and educating their customers to prevent Fraud. Any local service groups seeking more information on Fraud Prevention can contact Orillia OPP Community Mobilization Unit at 705-326-3536 for more information.

The Orillia OPP is 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 $2,000.00.

 

Driver Charged with Impaired Driving after Failing to Stop for Police

Members of the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged a Severn man with impaired driving after police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in the City of Orillia.

On May 19, 2022, shortly after 9:30 pm, an officer on patrol observed a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 12 in the City of Orillia. Upon initiating a traffic stop, the vehicle continued for a distance until the officer was able to stop the vehicle by pulling in front of it. Upon speaking with the driver an impaired driving investigation was initiated. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for further investigation.

As a result, Michael McCauley , age 31, of Severn, ON, has been charged with:

Operation while impaired

Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Dangerous Operation (CC)

Fail to Stop for Police (Highway Traffic Act)

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is set to appear on June 7, 2022, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia. He was also issued an 90 day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension and had his vehicle impounded.

The Orillia OPP is 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 $2,000.00.

 

Quick Response by OPP as Vehicle Theft Solved in Short Order

A report to the OPP Communications Center at 10:40 p.m. May 17, 2022 of a vehicle theft from an Overhead Bridge Road business lead to a vehicle stop on Simcoe County Road 93 and the arrest of the driver at 11:02 p.m. May 17, 2022.

Officers completed their investigation and have charged Jeffrey Bruce TELL 45 years of Penetanguishene with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Theft over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000

Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order

Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition

Operation while Prohibited

The accused was released on a recognizance and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a future date.

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