Our thoughts are with our OPP officer dragged by a vehicle, and the members involved to apprehend the suspect, in Simcoe, Norfolk County on Oct 5/2021. Three police vehicles were damaged. Thankfully our member was treated and released from hospital.

See below for official news release from the Norfolk County OPP Detachment. 

FROM/DE: Norfolk County Detachment DATE: October 6, 2021


28 Year Old Driver Facing Several Charges

NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at approximately 7:03 p.m., an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment attempted to take an individual into custody at a Queensway East address in Simcoe.

During the interaction the officer was dragged by a Sports Utility Vehicle which then fled from the area. The vehicle was located on Cockshutt Road at which time it became involved in a collision with three police vehicles and construction equipment near Concession 14 of Townsend. The driver was taken into custody without incident and transported to a local area hospital for precautionary measures. The officer was also taken hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

As a result, police have charged 28-year-old, Stevy September Lynn STAATS of Wilsonville, Ontario with the following offences:

 Dangerous operation,

• Flight from peace officer,

• Mischief over $5,000 (three counts),

• Mischief under $5,000, 

• Assault a peace officer with a weapon (three counts),

• Escape lawful custody,

• Failure to stop after accident,

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking Cocaine,

• Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order (two counts),

• Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose,

• Resist peace officer,

• Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a prohibited or restricted weapon,

• Operation while impaired by alcohol or drugs, and

• Failure to comply with undertaking.

The accused is being held in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Simcoe at a later date.


Contact: Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk

Phone:  519-426-3434

Email:   Edward.Sanchuk@opp.ca