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Barrie police are looking for a dark coloured pick up truck, after a hit and run Thursday evening. Three vehicles, including an ambulance, were involved in a crash at Huronia Road and Yonge Street around 6:30 pm. No one was hurt, but one of the vehicles took off. It’s a newer pick up truck –possibly a GMC– with decals along the side. The truck will have damage to both the passenger and driver sides . The male driver has dark spiky hair and was wearing a dark leather jacket and jeans.
The OPP association, based in Barrie, is reminding drivers about the provinces “move over” law which requires motorists to change lanes and slow down, when they come across emergency vehicles on the side of the road. Association president Jim Christie says some drivers are still not getting the message.
Last winter dozens of OPP cruisers stopped at accident scenes were damaged or destroyed after being struck by passing motorists.In several cases officers and members of the public were injured.
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The victim of a vicious beating at the hands of an OPP officer finally got her vindication yesterday in an Orillia courtroom.
The 49-year-old grandmother was charged with assaulting police – but after a year long trial, the judge ruled that the officer was the aggressor, leaving the woman with catastrophic injuries.
Maria Farrell responded to an assault and was helping the victim in April 2011, when the officer arrived on scene. There was an altercation – and Farrell was punched, kicked and beaten, ending up with a broken leg, lost tooth and numerous bruises.
Outside court Farrell said knowing the truth won out is the best Christmas gift of all.
So far no response from the OPP.
Orillia firefighters remain on the scene of an early morning blaze at Orillia’s waterfront. The Port of Orillia building was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on scene. This witness says there isn’t much left of the building.
The building housed the showers and washroom facilities for boaters, an information kiosk and a Chamber of Commerce office. No word yet on the cause.
A person has died in a mobile home fire in Gravenhurst. Fire crews were called just after 10 a.m. Tuesday to the Muskoka Mobile Home park on Highway 11 South. OPP say a body was found inside a burning home.
Three firefighters were taken to hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.
There were serious injuries Monday morning when a man was struck by a car south of the hamlet of Newton Robinson on County road 27. South Simcoe police say he was walking on the roadway around 6:30 when he was hit by a southbound car, which then swerved and hit an oncoming vehicle. The pedestrian, a 23 year old man from Richmond Hill– is in serious condition in a Toronto hospital.
An elderly couple had their vehicle stolen yesterday afternoon. Cops say around 3:30 p.m. an 81-year old man and his wife were loading groceries into the back of their car at the Wellington Plaza in Barrie when a male suspect hopped in the running vehicle, and took off. The vehicle is described as a 2005 black Honda CRV, with Ontario licence plates B M Y T 6 1 5. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30′s, six-feet tall, medium build, and was wearing a black baseball cap, blue jeans, and a yellow ski jacket with black trim over a white shirt. Anyone who may have information or sees the vehicle in question is urged to contact the police.
South Simcoe Police continued their Festive R.I.D.E. campaign last night (Dec. 12). A total of 680 vehicles were stopped at various checks in both Innisfil and Bradford. Twenty-one road side tests were administered, resulting in 5 road side supensions and vehicle seizures. Two drivers were also arrested and charged after blowing over 80 mgs, and will appear in court next month. Officers also issued numerous charges under the Highway Traffic Act, and two individuals were arrested for criminal drug possession. R.I.D.E checks will continue throughout the Holiday season, and police continue to remind the public to find alternative rides home if they have been drinking.
Niagara Regional Police have issued an Amber Alert. They are searching for two young sisters, aged 5 and 3 missing since yesterday afternoon. Ekaterina and Anastasia Martinovs are suspected to have been taken by their mother, 29 year old Julia Martinovs, who does not have custody of the girls. Police say she is likely driving a silver Ford Edge S-U-V with Ontario plates B T E Z 7 9 8. If you spot the vehicle call police immediately.