Barrie man facing 17 charges following Innisfil to Bradford police pursuit on Monday

Police dog sniffs out suspect

A police pursuit that started in Innisfil and ended in Bradford with a man facing a bunch of criminal charges.

South Simcoe Police said an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a licence plate infraction around 4:30 Monday afternoon on County Road 89 west of County Road 4. The vehicle sped off at a speed clocked at 140 km/h in a 60 zone.

The pursuit was eventually called off for public safety. The suspect vehicle continued at a high rate of speed into Bradford, zipping through a stop sign, then lost control on the 12th Line, left the road and ended up on railway tracks. The man ran down the tracks but bystanders assisted police by keeping the suspect in sight until additional officers could respond.

Police pooch Nitro was brought in and conducted a track through a wooded area where he located the the suspect and apprehended him. The man was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A 39 year old from Barrie faces 17 charges including possession of drugs (crystal meth), dangerous operation of a vehicle, operation of a vehicle while prohibited, four counts of failure to comply with release order and other offences.

39-year-old James Canning of Barrie is facing 17 charges:

9 Criminal Code Charges

  • Flight from police
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Operation while prohibited
  • Possession of break in instruments 
  • Failure to comply with release order (4 counts)
  • Possession of  drugs (suspected Crystal Methamphetamine)