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OPP Report Summer 22

OPP Report Summer 22

Tiny Township Resident Located Deceased in Single Vehicle Crash

Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment responded shortly after 7:00 a.m. July 25, 2022 after a construction worker located a single vehicle that had left Fuller Avenue, Midland and crashed down the embankment towards Bayport Boulevard coming to rest on the edge of the construction site (https://w3w.co/easels.ceremonial.forgot) . The male driver was extracted from his vehicle by Midland Fire Service and County of Simcoe Paramedics attended to triage the driver.

Sadly, the lone occupant of the vehicle Neil Barry MCQUADE 76 years of Tiny Township was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Members of the OPP Central Region Technical Traffic Investigation Unit are assisting in the continuing investigation as to the cause of the crash. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has dashcam video is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or opp.southern.georgian.bay@opp.ca.

Summertime Heat and Alcohol Increase Weekend Calls for Service

The high heat of summer raised some individuals tempers along with alcoholic refreshments which resulted in some community members behaviour being altered over the weekend as officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment responded to over 219 calls for service during the past weekend.


Three separate incidents at a King Street licenced establishment in the early hours of July 24, 2022, resulted in a domestic assault investigation, a 36 year old Midland man going to hospital for treatment as a result of being assaulted by an unknown male and another assault investigation left Shauna MCCUE 28 years of Midland, Taylor WALLER 28 years of Tay Township and Kayla HEARN 30 years of Tay Township all getting a date to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on September 15, 2022 on criminal assault charges after investigation.

On July 23, 2022, officers were dispatched at 6:42 p.m. to a report of a female causing a disturbance outside of a Huronia Mall retail store. Attending officers located the suspect and transported the individual to Georgian Bay General Hospital for treatment. Upon arrival the female casted bodily fluids assaulting the officer. The suspect was criminally charged with Assault and released on an recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice. Officers later responded to a William Street, Midland apartment building at 3:27 p.m. July 24, 2022, after receiving a report of a resident who was falsely activating the fire alarm. The same suspect from the prior incident was located and through investigation Brittany PARENT 31 years of Midland was again arrested and further charged criminally with the following offences

Mischief – obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property

Fail to Comply with Probation Order

False alarm of fire

The accused was held for a bail hearing and will appear at a later date before the Ontario Court of Justice to answer to the charges.

Beausoleil Island Investigation

The OPP Communication Centre received a series of complaints over July 22/23, 2022, from campers and boaters in the Chimney Bay area of Beausoleil Island National Park relating to a male on a vessel named “Octopussy” exposing himself, firing off marine flares and causing a disturbance. Marine officers attended and after investigation located the vessel at a Midland Bay marina and arrested Miroslaw GROCHOWSKI 67 years of Ajax and charged him with the following criminal offences.

Causing a Disturbance

Indecent Act- public place (two counts)

Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm (two counts)

The accused was released from custody on an undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on September 8, 2022

No Pants

In the early hours of July 23, 2022, officers were dispatched to an report of a male with a bike & buggy who appeared to have no pants on urinating in the street and displaying his genitals near Maria Street, Penetanguishene. Officers attended and located a 61-year-old Penetanguishene resident and got him zipped up and home ward bound.


Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a serious single all-terrain vehicle (ATV) collision in Severn Township.

On July 23, 2022, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Orillia OPP and emergency services responded to a single ATV rollover, where the driver was ejected, on Taylor Line, near Upper Big Chute Road, in Severn Township. The lone rider, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to a local hospital, and later transported to a Toronto-area hospital by Ornge with serious injuries.

OPP Technical Collision Investigators and Reconstructionists are assisting with the investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision, events leading up to it or have any information in relation to this investigation, to please call Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.crimestopperssdm.com.

When riding an off-road vehicle (ORV) on or off-road, drivers and passengers must wear an approved motorcycle helmet, securely fastened under the chin with a chinstrap. When riding, please follow the following safety tips:

  • always ride according to the trail, road and weather conditions
  • use extreme caution when turning, crossing, climbing and descending hills
  • drive sober – it’s illegal to drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • ride in designated areas only
  • respect the environment and keep noise levels low

For more information about driving an ORV safely, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/driving-road-vehicle-orv

Impaired and Dangerous Driving Charges in North Simcoe

During a busy weekend, members of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have laid impaired and dangerous driving charges on the roads of the Town of Midland and the Townships of Severn and Georgian Bay.

On July 22, 2022 at 5:30pm, a member of the public reported that a male was seen hanging out of the driver seat of a pickup truck on Highway 400 northbound at the Port Severn Road exit. Police attended the scene with Simcoe County Paramedics however it was determined that it was not a medical emergency. Officer noted the strong signs of impairment during their investigation and arrested the male. He was transported to detachment to provide breath samples.

As a result of this investigation, Robert TRIBBLE, 57 years of Erin, Ontario is charged with the following charges contrary to the Criminal Code :

Operation while Impaired

Operation while Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 Milligrams

Ninety minutes later, two cars, a white Audi and a Mitsubishi were driving dangerously while eastbound on Highway 12 in the Town of Midland. One driver attempted to pass on the shoulder but lost control of the car which left the roadway, rolled over and caught fire. Simcoe County Paramedic Services and the Midland Fire Department attended to assist the driver and two passengers. The resulting investigation by Police provided grounds to officers to believe that the driver of the Mitsubishi was impaired by a drug. The driver was arrested and was accompanied to a local hospital. The investigation continues to identify the driver of the white Audi.

As a result of this investigation, Tim COLE, 25 years of Orillia, Ontario is charged with Highway Traffic Act offences as well as the following charge contrary to the Criminal Code :

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm

On July 24, 2022 at around noon, a citizen reported that a vehicle had left the roadway and entered the ditch on Honey Harbour Road in Georgian Bay Township. Police attended and spoke with the female driver of vehicle, it was noted that she was showing signs of alcohol impairment and she was placed under arrest. She was transported to the detachment to provide further breath samples.

As a result of this investigation, Christa GUCKENBERGER, 46 years of Kitchener, Ontario is charged with the following charges contrary to the Criminal Code:

Operation while Impaired

Operation while Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 Milligrams

All accused in the preceding matters were released from custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice. When charged with impaired driving, the drivers license of the accused is suspended for 90 days and the vehicle they were operating is impounded for 7 days.

The OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead and to use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements. Enforcement and education is essential to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways.

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