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OPP Report – April 25

OPP Report – April 25

OPP Report

Classic Car Totaled During Impaired Driving Incident

Apr. 23, 2024 – (TINY TOWNSHIP, ON) A driver is facing impaired charges after the classic car they were operating left the roadway and struck a group of trees in Tiny Township last evening.

At around 7:45 p.m. on April 22, 2024, members of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police(OPP) arrived on the scene of a single motor vehicle collision on Rue Lafontaine East in the Township of Tiny. Police located the vehicle, a 70’s era Chevrolet Corvette with extensive damage (see photo), lodged in a forest approximately 25 metres off the roadway.

The driver was spoken to and received care from Simcoe County Paramedics. While investigating, officers gathered grounds to believe that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to detachment to provide breath samples.

As a result of this investigation, Stephanie SMITH, 50 years Penetanguishene, Ontario was charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code:

Operation while Impaired

Operation over 80 Milligrams

The accused was released to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland at a later date. When charged with impaired driving, the driver’s license of the accused is suspended for 90 days and the vehicle they were operating is impounded for 7 days.


23-Apr-2024 -(BARRIE, ON) – The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of a breach of their Statutory Release.

Troy Foltz is described as an Indigenous male, 30-years-old, 5’8” (180cm), 180lbs (82kg) with brown hair and brown eyes. He also has numerous tattoos:

Left forearm – Cross with the words “RIP MOM”

Left upper arm – Religious Icon

Left side of the neck – Five-point crown with “Foltz”

Right forearm – Skull

Right wrist – Grandma


Left forearm – “HOOD” with a cross

Left hand – DIAMOND with the numbers “705, 604 and words Wild Boy”

Foltz is serving 2 years, 9 months and twenty-eight day sentence for:

Dangerous operation of a conveyance

Accident resulting in bodily harm

Possession of a schedule 1/2 substance

Obstruct Public / Peace officer

The offender is known to frequent Barrie, Midland and Thunder Bay.

Anyone having contact with this offender or information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-7673 (ROPE) or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or call 9-1-1.

Vehicle Stop By OPP Leads to Weapons Charges

Nets Prohibited Edged Weapons

Apr. 22, 2024 – (MIDLAND, ON) – A vehicle stop on Simcoe County Road 93, Midland has resulted in the seizure of prohibited edged weapons. Officers of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment on general patrol stopped a vehicle with two occupants in the area of Lanigan Drive, Midland to investigate a possible Highway Traffic Act violation at approximately 2:32 am. April 21, 2024.

During the course of the investigation a number of edged weapons were seized, some being classified as prohibited weapons.

As a result of this investigation the driver of the vehicle Taras POPOVITCH 44-years of Penetanguishene has been charged criminally with the following offences.

Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon at Unauthorized Place

And Further

Driving while under suspension

Drive no licence

failed to surrender insurance slip

obstruct plate

Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

The accused was released to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 6, 2024.

The second occupant of the vehicle, Patricia Jadwiga DAWID 38-years also of Penetanguishene was charged criminally with the offence of Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose.

The accused was released to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 6, 2024.

Fail to Remain Crash Leads to Driving Charges

Apr. 22, 2024 – (MIDLAND, ON)- A 34-year old Christian Island male and his employer were citied with numerous driving offences after officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment were dispatched at approximately 5:44 pm April 18, 2024 to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Simcoe County Road 93 and Hugel Avenue, Midland.

One of the involved vehicles fled the scene of the property damage only crash prior to the arrival of police which left the other involved vehicle with significant damage.

Through investigation, officers learned of the identity of the driver of the fleeing commercial truck which was pulling a work related trailer and have charged the driver with the following offences contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

Fail to remain

Fail to carry CVOR certificate or lease

Drive motor vehicle – no licence

Obstruct officer

Drive commercial motor vehicle – no licence

Operate commercial motor vehicle – no valid CVOR certificate

And Further to the Owner of the Vehicle / Employer

Permit unlicensed person to drive commercial motor vehicle

The accused and employer have been summoned to appear before the Provincial Offences Court on June 6, 2024.

E Bike Crash Leads to Impaired Driving Charges

April 19, 2024 – (MIDLAND, ON)- A Midland resident learned as a result of a single vehicle E-Bike crash that drinking and driving laws do apply to E-Bike operators as well. Griffin Wright-Gravel 19 years was charged with Operation while impaired – alcohol and further with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) after officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment were dispatched at approximately 9:07 pm April 18, 2024 to an incident in a parking lot off Len Self Boulevard, Midland.

Neither the operator or the female passenger required hospital treatment as a result of the crash and the accused was released from custody at the completion of the police investigation to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice  on May 2, 2024. The accused was also was subjected to a tow and impound invoice for seven days for the involved E-Bike and a 90 day drivers licence suspension as per the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines.

Recently, patrol officers were able to set up six Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) programs at various roadway locations resulting in over 60 drivers being checked for signs of impairment.

Educating the public about safe driving, boating and ORV practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired operator on our roadways, waterways or trails please “Make the Call” and dial 911 as impaired driving never ends well, please make a plan to get home safely.

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