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Police & Community News

Police & the Community
Media Advisory - POLICE TO UNVEIL LABOUR HUMAN TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATION

Media Advisory - POLICE TO UNVEIL LABOUR HUMAN TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATION

FROM:          OPP Criminal Investigation Branch                  ...
February 8, 2019
Police & the Community
Cannabis Legalization - What You Need to Know

Cannabis Legalization - What You Need to Know

Recreational Cannabis usage will become legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018. If you choose to use cannabis, use it in a manner that is respectful, lawful and in a way that keeps it out of the...
October 16, 2018
Police & the Community
Robbery Being Investigated

Robbery Being Investigated

The Barrie Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public with regards to an ongoing robbery investigation. On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., a lone male entered the...
February 15, 2019
Police & the Community
This Shoplifter Looks Surprised…But She Didn’t Smile for the Camera

This Shoplifter Looks Surprised…But She Didn’t Smile for the Camera

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after an attempted theft was reported in the City of Barrie. On Friday, February 8, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., Barrie Police responded...
February 12, 2019
Police & the Community
POLICE, COMMUNITY HELP DIVERT 43 ‘MODERN DAY SLAVES’ - Details of Victim-centred Labour Human Trafficking Investigation

POLICE, COMMUNITY HELP DIVERT 43 ‘MODERN DAY SLAVES’ - Details of Victim-centred Labour Human Trafficking Investigation

FROM:           OPP Criminal Investigation Branch                ...
February 11, 2019
Police & the Community
Job Opportunity: Special Constable - Community Services Unit

Job Opportunity: Special Constable - Community Services Unit

The Barrie Police Services Board is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time Special Constable, Community Service Unit. The incumbent will work as an effective member of a team to...
February 8, 2019
Police & the Community
Police searching for wallet thief who used stolen credit cards

Police searching for wallet thief who used stolen credit cards

Barrie Police are looking to identify a male suspect after a wallet was stolen from the victim’s work locker, and a credit card was used at several locations. On Monday, January 28, 2019,...
February 6, 2019
Police & the Community
Multiple Victims Rescued in Labour Human Trafficking Investigation

Multiple Victims Rescued in Labour Human Trafficking Investigation

Earlier today, members of the Barrie Police Service, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a number of search warrants in Barrie and Wasaga Beach...
February 5, 2019
Police & the Community
Suspect wanted for multiple fraudulent transactions

Suspect wanted for multiple fraudulent transactions

Police are looking to identify a male who was captured on video surveillance using stolen financial cards on two separate occasions in the City of Barrie in the month of January. In the first...
January 30, 2019
Police & the Community
Slouching Suspect Sought for Shoplifting

Slouching Suspect Sought for Shoplifting

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a theft was reported in the City of Barrie. On Sunday, November 25, 2018, an unknown male entered the Rexall Pharmacy...
January 30, 2019
Police & the Community
Thirsty Thief Sought by Police

Thirsty Thief Sought by Police

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a theft was reported in the City of Barrie. On Monday, January 21, 2019, shortly after 2:30 p.m., police attended the LCBO...
January 30, 2019
Police & the Community
Police Investigating Weekend Robbery

Police Investigating Weekend Robbery

The Barrie Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public with regards to an ongoing robbery investigation. On Saturday, January 26, 2019, shortly before 9:00 p.m., a lone male entered...
January 28, 2019
Police & the Community
Police Investigate Daytime Break and Enters

Police Investigate Daytime Break and Enters

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a number of break and enters have been reported in the City of Barrie. Since early January, Barrie Police has responded to...
January 28, 2019
Police & the Community
Barrie Police Investigating Daylight Assault

Barrie Police Investigating Daylight Assault

  The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a male was assaulted in his driveway. On Friday, January 18, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a male returned...
January 23, 2019
Police & the Community
Backpack Bandit Sought

Backpack Bandit Sought

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a theft was reported in the City of Barrie. On Sunday, January 13, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police attended to a...
January 23, 2019
Police & the Community
2019 Barrie Polar Plunge – In support of Special Olympics Ontario

2019 Barrie Polar Plunge – In support of Special Olympics Ontario

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, members of the Barrie Police Service will be taking the icy plunge at the 2019 Annual Polar Plunge.  This event will raise money for Special Olympics Ontario...
January 22, 2019
Police & the Community
Suspect Stopped After Stealing Suds and Meat

Suspect Stopped After Stealing Suds and Meat

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a theft was reported in the City of Barrie. On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 7:24 p.m., police responded to a grocery...
January 21, 2019
Police & the Community
Police searching for suspect in armed robbery

Police searching for suspect in armed robbery

Barrie Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred in downtown Barrie on Sunday afternoon. On Sunday, January 20, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the suspect entered a...
January 21, 2019
Police & the Community
Did You See A Disturbance on Dunlop Street Near the Five Points?

Did You See A Disturbance on Dunlop Street Near the Five Points?

The Barrie Police Investigative Services is appealing to the public for assistance after an initial incident that occurred early on Friday morning ended with a person being transported to hospital...
January 19, 2019
Police & the Community
UPDATE -  Fraudster Identified

UPDATE - Fraudster Identified

Update - As a result of the ongoing investigation, the identity of the suspect who was being sought has been confirmed by the Barrie Police Fraud Unit. The police wish to thank the public for their...
January 18, 2019
Police & the Community
Barrie Police Sergeant Charged by Special Investigations Unit

Barrie Police Sergeant Charged by Special Investigations Unit

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Earlier today, the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) charged Sergeant Michael Chytuk of the Barrie Police Service with Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily...
January 15, 2019
Police & the Community
UPDATE: Recovered property photos now available  - Alert Citizen Puts End to Crime Spree

UPDATE: Recovered property photos now available - Alert Citizen Puts End to Crime Spree

January 17, 2019 - Photos of the recovered property are now available in a Facebook album on the Barrie Police Service Facebook Page. If you believe that any of these items belong to you, please...
January 15, 2019
Police & the Community
Scales Stolen from Storage Site

Scales Stolen from Storage Site

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a break, enter and theft was reported in the City of Barrie. On Saturday January 12, 2019, the Barrie Police Service was...
January 14, 2019
Police & the Community
Reusable shopping bags used to conceal stolen groceries

Reusable shopping bags used to conceal stolen groceries

A woman using reusable grocery bags to carry her selections through a local grocery store raised the suspicions of the store’s loss prevention officer (LPO) at a Bayfield Street grocery store...
January 14, 2019
Police & the Community
Suspect Arrested After Keen Eyed Citizen Alerts Police

Suspect Arrested After Keen Eyed Citizen Alerts Police

The Barrie Police Service is crediting a keen eyed citizen who contacted police after they observed an unknown male enter an unlocked motor vehicle on Ambler Way in the east end of the city Saturday...
January 14, 2019
Police & the Community
Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Barrie Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at a convenience store in Barrie’s east end on Friday evening. On Friday, January 11, 2019, just before 8:00 p.m...
January 14, 2019
Police & the Community
Thieves use stolen cards to fuel spending spree

Thieves use stolen cards to fuel spending spree

Barrie Police are looking to identify two male suspects after a wallet and a cell phone were stolen from a vehicle at a Commerce Park Drive gym and various financial cards were used. On the...
January 11, 2019
Police & the Community
Grocery store theft suspect sought by police

Grocery store theft suspect sought by police

Barrie Police are looking to identify a man who attempted to steal a cart full of groceries and when approached by the store’s Loss Prevention Officer (LPO), walked away towards an adjacent...
January 10, 2019
Police & the Community
Tractor trailers targeted by would-be thieves in south Barrie

Tractor trailers targeted by would-be thieves in south Barrie

Barrie Police are searching for two men who attempted to steal tractor-trailer trucks from two different locations in the same night. On Thursday, October 11 at approximately 4:00 a.m., the two...
January 10, 2019
Police & the Community
Arrest Made in Ongoing Sexual Assault Investigations

Arrest Made in Ongoing Sexual Assault Investigations

(Update)  - January 12, 2019 – Earlier this week, the Barrie Police Service received two separate reports from victims who had reported being sexually assaulted in the east end of the city...
January 10, 2019