South Simcoe Police cruiser

South Simcoe Police investigate ‘distraction theft.’

INNISFIL – A woman driving a stolen truck was busted at a gas station, Tuesday, police say.

South Simcoe police say an off-duty York Regional Police officer who spotted a pickup truck driving erratically, approached the driver as she attempted to turn around just before 1 p.m.

Although he had identified himself as an officer, the driver ignored his request to get out of the car and drove away quickly, narrowly missing the officer.

The off-duty officer called South Simcoe police who eventually boxed in the driver at an Innisfil Beach Road and Yonge Street gas station.

Police say the woman driver and male passenger were taken into custody, but the woman – who initially falsely identified herself – later admitted her real name and said the truck was stolen.

The 36-year-old woman from Waubashene was charged with dangerous driving, impaired driving, obstructing justice, possession of property obtained by crime and flight from police.

The woman has an October court date. The man was released without charges.


BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY TWP – Police are on the look-out for a Honda Civic stolen from the carpool parking lot Tuesday.

South Simcoe police say a Bradford man left his car at the commuter parking lot beside Highway 400 and Simcoe Road 88 at 6 a.m. Tuesday and carpooled to work with a co-worker.

When he returned 12 hours later, his car was gone.

Police are asking for the publics’ help locating a 2014 black four-door Honda Civic with licence plate 36TM93.

Anyone with information is urged to call police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 FREE.

Source: The Barrie Examiner