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Police & Community News

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
Thief bundles up in stolen merchandise

Thief bundles up in stolen merchandise

Barrie Police are looking to identify a man who stole more than $1,300 worth of winter outerwear from a south-end Barrie sporting goods store. On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, just after 4:00 p.m...
December 13, 2018
Police & the Community
Barrie Police Special Constable Suspended from Duty

Barrie Police Special Constable Suspended from Duty

Barrie Police Special Constable Suspended from Duty On Wednesday December 12, 2018, a 30-year old, Special Constable with the Barrie Police Service was suspended from duty without pay after he was...
December 13, 2018
Police & the Community
UPDATE - Arrest made - Police seeking identity of grocery store theft suspect

UPDATE - Arrest made - Police seeking identity of grocery store theft suspect

UPDATE: December 11, 2018 - As a result of the ongoing investigation, the suspect responsible for this theft has been identified and charged. The Barrie Police Service would like to thank the...
December 6, 2018
Police & the Community
Pet Owners Being Warned After Suspicious Incident Reported

Pet Owners Being Warned After Suspicious Incident Reported

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a suspicious incident was reported yesterday in the City of Barrie. On Monday, December 3, 2018, shortly after 1:00 p.m.,...
December 4, 2018
Police & the Community
Mitten Trees are up at Barrie Police Service & Barrie Zehrs locations

Mitten Trees are up at Barrie Police Service & Barrie Zehrs locations

The Barrie Police Service is once again collecting donations for the annual Mitten Tree campaign. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Mitten Tree. This initiative began with Constable...
December 3, 2018
Police & the Community
Winter Cooperative Placements

Winter Cooperative Placements

The Barrie Police Service has two opportunities for Winter Cooperative Placements available. For more details on these opportunities, please visit our Current Opportunities page.   Executive...
November 30, 2018
Police & the Community
Second Pellet Gun Incident Determined To Be False – ‘Victim’ Now Facing Multiple Charges

Second Pellet Gun Incident Determined To Be False – ‘Victim’ Now Facing Multiple Charges

On November 19, 2018, Barrie Police Service responded to a report that a male had been shot in the eye by what is believed to be a small caliber pellet-type gun. The following day, an officer from...
November 28, 2018
Police & the Community
The Barrie Police Service Joins Provincial Campaign to Prevent Thefts of Vehicles and Valuables Left in Plain View

The Barrie Police Service Joins Provincial Campaign to Prevent Thefts of Vehicles and Valuables Left in Plain View

  The Barrie Police Service is reminding motorists and passengers to Lock it OR Lose it when it comes to their vehicles and valuables so that would-be thieves won’t ruin your holiday...
November 27, 2018
Police & the Community
Drinking and Driving…It’s the Wrong Choice

Drinking and Driving…It’s the Wrong Choice

  This past weekend in a span of just 3 ½ hours, officers from the Barrie Police Service responded to 3 separate motor vehicle collisions in the City of Barrie, but there was a common...
November 27, 2018
Police & the Community
Camera thieves caught on film

Camera thieves caught on film

Barrie Police are looking for two male suspects after a camera store was broken into in the City of Barrie, and thousands of dollars’ worth of camera equipment was stolen. On November 10,...
November 22, 2018
Police & the Community
UPDATE - Second Incident involving Suspected Pellet Gun Being Investigated

UPDATE - Second Incident involving Suspected Pellet Gun Being Investigated

(Update) Last night, shortly after 7:00 p.m., an officer from the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was investigating a multi-vehicle collision on County Road 90 in...
November 20, 2018
Police & the Community
Scent Thieves Continue to Steal from Shoppers Drug Mart

Scent Thieves Continue to Steal from Shoppers Drug Mart

  Over the past seven weeks, the Barrie Police Service has been appealing to the public for assistance after a number of Shoppers Drug Mart stores in the City of Barrie have been targeted by...
November 19, 2018
Police & the Community
Suspect wanted for fraudulent use of financial cards in Barrie

Suspect wanted for fraudulent use of financial cards in Barrie

Police are looking to identify a male who was captured on video surveillance using financial cards from a stolen wallet. In the early hours of Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the victim received an...
November 13, 2018
Police & the Community
Male Arrested and Charged in Sexual Assault

Male Arrested and Charged in Sexual Assault

(Update) November 30, 2018 - The Barrie Police Service has laid several charges in relation to a sexual assault which took place in the City of Barrie. On Friday, November 9, 2018, just...
November 10, 2018
Police & the Community
Scents Stolen From Shoppers Drug Mart

Scents Stolen From Shoppers Drug Mart

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a theft was reported in the City of Barrie. On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m., two females...
November 8, 2018
Police & the Community
Police looking for identity of sleepy suspect

Police looking for identity of sleepy suspect

On the night of Saturday, September 8, 2018, a suspect entered the Walmart store located on Mapleview Drive in the City of Barrie, before the store closed for the night. The suspect concealed...
November 8, 2018
Police & the Community
Stolen Trailer Used to Steal Construction Equipment

Stolen Trailer Used to Steal Construction Equipment

The Barrie Police is appealing to the public for assistance after stolen property was located in the City of Barrie. On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, shortly after 8:30 a.m., police attended to the...
November 7, 2018
Police & the Community
Police seeking identity of assault suspect

Police seeking identity of assault suspect

Police are seeking the identity of a male who assaulted a female at a five-points restaurant in downtown Barrie on Friday, November 2, 2018. The suspect spoke briefly with the victim outside and...
November 5, 2018
Police & the Community
ARRESTED - Selective Suspect Steals Stroller

ARRESTED - Selective Suspect Steals Stroller

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November 5, 2018
Police & the Community
Crime Prevention Week 2018 - “Know Your Source”

Crime Prevention Week 2018 - “Know Your Source”

(BARRIE, ON) – This year, Crime Prevention Week runs from November 4-10, 2018 and the Barrie Police Service is proud to support the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) 2018...
November 2, 2018
Police & the Community
Calls from Police Retirees of Ontario are not a scam

Calls from Police Retirees of Ontario are not a scam

The Barrie Police Service would like to inform the public they may receive a phone call from the Police Retirees of Ontario (P.R.O), which is a non-profit organization. These calls relate...
November 2, 2018
Police & the Community
Can You Help Identify this Suspect?

Can You Help Identify this Suspect?

The Barrie Police is appealing to the public for assistance after a mischief was reported in the City of Barrie. On Monday, October 29, 2018, at 1;10 a.m., police responded to health care facility...
November 2, 2018
Police & the Community
ARRESTED - Police searching for liquor store thief

ARRESTED - Police searching for liquor store thief

Update November 8, 10:51 a.m.: The suspect wanted in this occurrence has been arrested.    Update: the suspect in this occurrence is believed to be responsible...
November 1, 2018
Police & the Community
Police Record Checks in Ontario are Changing

Police Record Checks in Ontario are Changing

The Police Record Check Reform Act (PRCRA) was passed on December 1, 2015, and will be enacted on November 1, 2018.  The PRCRA ensures a clear, consistent and comprehensive set of standards to...
October 31, 2018
Police & the Community
Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

As you put the final touches on your costumes, keep these safety tips in mind to make sure your Halloween is a fun and not frightful night! Travelling: Drivers should watch for children...
October 29, 2018
Police & the Community
Police searching for thief who used stolen credit cards

Police searching for thief who used stolen credit cards

Barrie Police are looking to identify a male suspect after personal items were stolen from a vehicle at a Cundles St. E. business and various financial cards were used. On the morning of Friday,...
October 29, 2018
Police & the Community
Search Warrants Result in Arrests and Drug Seizures

Search Warrants Result in Arrests and Drug Seizures

An ongoing investigation that was conducted by the Barrie Police Service during the month of October concluded yesterday with the execution of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at...
October 26, 2018
Police & the Community
Police Looking for Allergy Medication Thief

Police Looking for Allergy Medication Thief

Barrie Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male shoplifter who was captured on camera loading up his goods and then darting. On Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at...
October 25, 2018
Police & the Community
Police In Ontario Conduct Human Trafficking Outreach Through Operation Northern Spotlight

Police In Ontario Conduct Human Trafficking Outreach Through Operation Northern Spotlight

(ORILLIA, ON) – Members of police services throughout Ontario were able to ensure the safety of seven people who were in exploitative situations, including two under the age of 18 as a result...
October 24, 2018