'Suspicious' package at Canada Post office
Fire and police services block off the intersection of John St. West and Barrie St. in Bradford on Thursday, November 29, after receiving a report of a "suspicious package" at the Canada Post Office was leaking an unknown white powder. Turns out the package contained old toys. MIRIAM KING/BRADFORD TIMES/SUNMEDIA
BRADFORD - A package of old toys set off an emergency response Thursday morning at the Canada Post Office in Bradford.
South Simcoe Police and Bradford West Gwillimbury Fire & Emergency Services were called into action around 7 a.m. to the post office at 50 Barrie St. after staff coming to work found the package and notice that it was leaking an unknown white power while processing it.
Police restricted access to the post office, and blocked off a portion of John St. West.
York Regional Police Emergency Response Unit were called in and inspected the package and determined the contents to be old toys that have deteriorated.
The toys - stretchable WWF action figures, dating from the 1980s - had been purchased online by a Bradford resident now teaching in China, and shipped to his parents' Bradford home. Police eventually delivered the toys to the residence, after the excitement was over.
MAN APPROACHES STUDENTS
INNISFIL — South Simcoe police are investigating a report of a suspicious person hanging out at a designated bus stop talking to students, Wednesday morning.
According to police, students waiting for a bus at 8:40 a.m. on Lockhart Road were drawn into a conversation with a man they felt was suspicious.
When they arrived at their school, staff were advised and contacted police.
Police have identified the person involved in this incident and are conducting an investigation.
“This is an isolated incident,” said Staff Sgt. John Van Dyke, who oversees investigative support services for South Simcoe police.
“It would be premature to comment on the incident until our officers have had a chance to conduct a thorough investigation,” he added.
NO WELCOMED AT COFFEE SHOP
INNISFIL — During the wee hours Sunday morning, a South Simcoe police officer was flagged down by a concerned citizen at an Alcona coffee shop. Police say a man who was inside the shop was out of control.
A 47-year-old Innisfil man was arrested and charged with public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance. He was held in custody until he sobered up and given a trespassing notice to never attend the coffee shop again. I
CHARGES PENDING IN CRASH
INNISFIL - Charges are pending after a two-vehicle collision at Sideroad 20 and the 10th Line Saturday afternoon.
South Simcoe police say a 40-year-old Barrie man was southbound of Sideroad 20 and failed to stop for a vehicle that was travelling on the 10th Line. Both drivers were transported to hospital with minor injuries.
RIDE CURBS DRIVERS
INNISFIL – Two drivers face impaired driving charges from a RIDE patrol that stopped 300 vehicles Tuesday evening on Big Bay Point Road. South Simcoe police say a 25-year-old local man and an Alcona man, 63, had an excessive amount of alcohol in their blood systems.
Both men had their driver's licences suspended for 90 days, their vehicles impounded for seven days and have December court dates. Police also stopped a 19-year-old man and found that he had been drinking.
He was charged with being a young driver with a blood alcohol concentration above zero, which carries a $110 fine. Another person had to come and remove his vehicle.