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INNISFIL -- Officers from the Barrie and South Simcoe police departments were called to a collision on Mapleview Drive, west of Yonge Street, Tuesday evening.

A Chevrolet Malibu was seen driving erratically and then enter a ditch, damaging its front end. There were no injuries.

The driver was interviewed and officers believed the driver was impaired by a drugs. He was arrested and taken to the police station.

After an examination by paramedics, police determined the 24-year-old Tottenham man was suffering from an undetected medical condition. He was taken to hospital for treatment and no charges were laid.


NEW TECUMSETH -- Police say a 10-year-old boy was offered a ride by a stranger, Monday, in Beeton, but declined and reported the incident to an adult.

Nottawasaga OPP received the complaint Tuesday after a parent reported what had happened.

A dark blue SUV approached the youngster around 3:30 p. m., on Dale Street, as he was walking home from his Patterson Street elementary school. The vehicle had tinted windows and red lettering on the licence plate.

The boy said the driver's window was only partially down, but he could hear a male voice speaking to him. Due to his small size and the window tint, he was unable to see inside the vehicle and provide police with a physical description.

There was movement in the back seat, suspected to be either a dog or another person.


A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with theft, yesterday, after stealing shaving supplies, earphones and suitcase locks.

However, he did purchase the gift card he had, police said.

Barrie police were called to Wal- Mart on Bayfield Street after the suspect gave security a hard time while he was being detained.

Police said a man had previously stolen similar items, returned them to another Wal-Mart and obtained a gift card.


Eleven of the 12 commercial vehicles checked were pulled off the road during a one-day safety inspection, Tuesday, which police called "alarming."

Southern Georgian Bay OPP and the Ministry of Transportation focused on commercial vehicles as part of Canada Road Safety Week.

A total of 14 vehicles were inspected and 10 were removed from service pending required repairs.

By the end of the day, 44 charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act, while 17 notices were issued for equipment repairs.


RAMA -- A Toronto man has been charged with resisting arrest after Rama police were dispatched to Casino Rama, Tuesday.

Rama police, with assistance from the OPP'S Casino Rama enforcement unit, were called about a man arriving on a bus from Toronto. A short scuffle ensued and the 21-year-old man was arrested.

No one was injured.


MIDLAND -- The United Way says two young men who are approaching Midland residents for donations are not sanctioned by the organization.

"The United Way does not go door-to-door asking for donations," said Susan Laycock, with the United Way of Greater Simcoe County.

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