Students ‘shaken’ in SUV/bus collision

The driver of a small SUV was charged with failing to stop for a posted stop sign after colliding with a school bus in a south-end neighbourhood, police report.
The bus was making a left turn onto a residential street and was struck on its left side by a vehicle that skidded through a stop sign on a snow-covered road on Wednesday, police report. Seven children on the bus were shaken up but no one was injured.
The driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

In other police news:

• Low priority crimes and property-related incidents can now be reported to Barrie Police Service online using any Internet-ready device. The link on the front page of the service’s website will easily take a person reporting a crime through all the steps, anytime of the day. Click here to access the page.
The “COPLOGIC” system is a customer-driven application that will expedite the reporting process for citizens as they do not have to wait for a return call from an officer or attend the police station, police say. The system protects personal information and the online templates are easy-to-use formatted reports that can be filed online at the convenience of the complainant in a matter of minutes.
The online system is capable of reporting minor police occurrences such as: lost property, theft under $5,000 from property or from a vehicle, as well as mischief or vandalism to property or a vehicle. Theft of government-issue identification cannot be reported online.
Reports will be reviewed and approved by police, and once approved the police report will be transferred into the service’s records management system. The information will form part of the ongoing statistical crime analysis program.

• The National/Provincial Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 10. Coordinated through the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Substance Abuse Committee, Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day provides a convenient opportunity for Ontario residents to safely dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs.
The Barrie Police Service will be hosting this initiative in partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, OPP Barrie and South Simcoe Police Service. The goal is to keep prescribed medication out of the hands of those who would abuse it and to have the medication properly disposed of. The event is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Barrie Molson Centre. For more information, contact Det. Kevin McLean at 705-725-7025, ext: 2301.