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Police & Community News

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
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 raises $11,255 in support of Special Olympics Ontario!

2019 Barrie Polar Plunge raises $11,255 in support of Special Olympics Ontario!

On Saturday, March 2, 2019, members of the Barrie Police Service joined residents to take an icy plunge for the Annual Polar Plunge, in support of Special Olympics, Ontario. The event...
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
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
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
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
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
Police & the Community
Police Investigate Break and Enter at Local Grocery Store

Police Investigate Break and Enter at Local Grocery Store

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a break and enter was reported in the City of Barrie. On Monday, December 17, 2018, at 1:40 a.m., police responded to the...
January 8, 2019
Police & the Community
Thinking of selling something online? Here is the safe way to do it…

Thinking of selling something online? Here is the safe way to do it…

With the holiday season behind us, many people are realizing that they have items around their homes that they may no longer require. Many of these gently used items make their way to online sites...
January 7, 2019
Police & the Community
Police Investigate Theft of Golf Equipment

Police Investigate Theft of Golf Equipment

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a theft was reported in the City of Barrie. On Saturday, December 8, 2018, police attended the Golf Town store located at...
December 24, 2018
Police & the Community
Were You Driving Last Night in the City of Barrie?

Were You Driving Last Night in the City of Barrie?

The question posed by the Barrie Police Service is very simple, but last night in a span of just under four hours, five drivers made the wrong choice and got behind the wheel of their motor vehicle...
December 21, 2018
Police & the Community
Can You Help Identify this Suspect?

Can You Help Identify this Suspect?

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a mischief was reported in the City of Barrie. On Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 10:06 p.m., police responded to a...
December 19, 2018
Police & the Community
Suspected Stolen Jewellery Seized

Suspected Stolen Jewellery Seized

The Barrie Police is appealing to the public for assistance in identifying the rightful owners after some suspected stolen property was recently recovered in the City of Barrie. As a result of an...
December 19, 2018
Police & the Community
Gamer gives back stolen property, police seeking suspect identity

Gamer gives back stolen property, police seeking suspect identity

Barrie Police Service is looking to identify a suspect who stole almost $300 worth of video games from the Bayfield Street Walmart location. On Saturday, December 15, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p...
December 19, 2018
Police & the Community
Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver

Now that winter is here, and the cold weather has returned, the Barrie Police Service is reminding the public about Project Lifesaver, a program for individuals who are at risk of wandering and...
December 18, 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
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
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