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Police & Community News

Police & the Community
Barrie Police Services Board Extends Chief Greenwood’s Contract

Barrie Police Services Board Extends Chief Greenwood’s Contract

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Barrie Police Services Board approved the extension of Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood until March 2021. Chief Greenwood was first appointed chief in...
February 16, 2018
Police & the Community
Don't Be Fooled By Love - Recognize Romance Scams

Don't Be Fooled By Love - Recognize Romance Scams

A Romance Scam involves any individual with false romantic intentions toward a victim in order to gain their trust and affection for the purpose of obtaining the victim’s money or access to...
February 14, 2018
Police & the Community
Group of Four Strike Various Stores in the Mall

Group of Four Strike Various Stores in the Mall

Barrie Police Service is investigating a string of thefts from various stores in the Georgian Mall between January 25th and February 1st where a team appear to execute a well laid out plan when...
February 7, 2018
Police & the Community
Un-plated Infiniti Involved in Gas Theft

Un-plated Infiniti Involved in Gas Theft

Barrie Police Service is investigating a theft of gas from a local gas station after a vehicle with no front or back licence plate filled up and left without paying. On Friday, February...
February 5, 2018
Police & the Community
Identity of Suspect Sought Following Armed Robbery

Identity of Suspect Sought Following Armed Robbery

Investigators with the Barrie Police Service are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect following a convenience store robbery. On Sunday, January 28, 2018, just before 3:00 a.m., a...
January 29, 2018
Police & the Community
Theft from Shoppers Drug Mart

Theft from Shoppers Drug Mart

On Saturday, December 30, 2017, just before 11:30 a.m. a suspect entered Shoppers Drug Mart located at 165 Wellington Street, in the City of Barrie. He had been observed concealing multiple items...
January 3, 2018
Police & the Community
Second Incident of Stolen Credit Cards Linked to Same Suspect

Second Incident of Stolen Credit Cards Linked to Same Suspect

The Barrie Police is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect who may be in possession of stolen debit and credit cards. The same suspect is believed to be responsible for a recent...
December 29, 2017
Police & the Community
Box of Sixteen Cartons of Cigarettes Stolen

Box of Sixteen Cartons of Cigarettes Stolen

On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 6:13 pm a male entered the Circle K located at 149 Dunlop Street East, in the City of Barrie walking directly to the rear of the store.  The suspect...
December 28, 2017
Police & the Community
Fraud Alert - Fool’s Gold

Fraud Alert - Fool’s Gold

The Barrie Police Service is warning the public of offers online that are definitely not worth their weight in gold. Investigators have received complaints of counterfeit gold bars being sold...
December 22, 2017
Police & the Community
Suspects Sought Following Cabela's Theft

Suspects Sought Following Cabela's Theft

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify two (2) suspects following a theft at Cabela’s, located at 50 Concert Way, in the City of Barrie. On Saturday,...
December 19, 2017
Police & the Community
Vehicle Fire Deemed Suspicious

Vehicle Fire Deemed Suspicious

The Barrie Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance following a suspicious vehicle fire on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Just before 7:00 p.m. police responded to a vehicle fire in the...
December 11, 2017
Police & the Community
Text Message Scams

Text Message Scams

Barrie Police have received several reports of a scam and are warning cell phone consumers to be on the lookout for unsolicited and unwanted text messages.  The text messaging scam uses...
December 4, 2017
Police & the Community
Barrie Police Partner with OPP and  Local Health Unit - Battling Opioids Crisis Together

Barrie Police Partner with OPP and Local Health Unit - Battling Opioids Crisis Together

(ORILLIA, ON) – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments across Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka along with the Barrie, South Simcoe and Midland Police Services have partnered with...
December 1, 2017
Police & the Community
Police Investigating Theft of Tires

Police Investigating Theft of Tires

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle following a theft at Georgian Pontiac, located at 65 Barrie View Drive, in the City of Barrie. On Sunday,...
November 28, 2017
Police & the Community
Police Looking to ID Trio in Walmart Incident

Police Looking to ID Trio in Walmart Incident

Barrie Police Service is asking for the public's assistance in identifying three people in connection with an incident at Walmart Sunday. On Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 3:26pm police...
November 27, 2017
Police & the Community
Police Looking to ID Female After Theft of Wallet

Police Looking to ID Female After Theft of Wallet

Barrie Police Service is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a female after a bold theft from a downtown motel. On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 officers attended the Knights...
November 24, 2017
Police & the Community
Robbery Suspect Sought by Police

Robbery Suspect Sought by Police

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following a robbery that occurred on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 5:20 a.m., at Mac’s Convenience, located...
November 23, 2017
Police & the Community
Police Looking to ID Two Males in Theft of Trail Cameras

Police Looking to ID Two Males in Theft of Trail Cameras

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 2:20pm two suspects entered Cabela's Sporting Goods located at 50 Concert Way, in the City of Barrie.  They were observed on surveillance...
November 22, 2017
Police & the Community
Deadly Opioid U-47700 Seized in August Investigation

Deadly Opioid U-47700 Seized in August Investigation

In August 2017, members of the Barrie Police Investigative Services attended a residence in the City of Barrie in regards to a sudden death. Investigators seized a small bag of white powder...
November 9, 2017
Police & the Community
Police Looking to ID Male for Theft of Seafood, Deli, Dairy and Candy

Police Looking to ID Male for Theft of Seafood, Deli, Dairy and Candy

Barrie Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in connection to a theft of various frivolous food items from a southwest end grocery store.  On Friday,...
November 6, 2017
Police & the Community
Stolen Property Recovered and Investigators Looking for Rightful Owners

Stolen Property Recovered and Investigators Looking for Rightful Owners

The Barrie Police Service Street Crime Unit have completed a lengthy investigation dating back to July 2017 where suspicious U-Haul vehicles were connected to property offences. On Wednesday,...
November 3, 2017
Police & the Community
 SIMCOE COUNTY CASE FILES INITIATIVE EXPANDS - Jaimee Lee Miller Homicide Needs Your Help

SIMCOE COUNTY CASE FILES INITIATIVE EXPANDS - Jaimee Lee Miller Homicide Needs Your Help

(SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP, ON) - On Wednesday March 16, 2016, shortly after ‎12:00PM, officers from the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of human...
November 2, 2017
Police & the Community
Female Takes More Than Just a Super Sized Fry with Order

Female Takes More Than Just a Super Sized Fry with Order

Barrie Police are looking to identify a female involved in a theft of a cell phone and car keys from a fast food restaurant on Bayfield Street. On Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 2:30pm a female...
October 31, 2017
Police & the Community
Police Seeking Stolen Motorcycle

Police Seeking Stolen Motorcycle

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle.  On Thursday, October 12, 2017, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. a Harley...
October 23, 2017
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 6 people who had been working in the sex trade and were in exploitative situations,...
October 18, 2017
Police & the Community
Sweet Smelling Criminals Wanted for a Break and Enter

Sweet Smelling Criminals Wanted for a Break and Enter

Barrie Police have recently received photos from a break and enter that occurred on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 380 Mapleview Drive, in the City of Barrie...
September 26, 2017
Police & the Community
Distraction Theft and Attempt Fraud

Distraction Theft and Attempt Fraud

On Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 1:30pm two female suspects were involved in a distraction theft at Sears, located at 521 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  Shortly after removing a wallet...
August 21, 2017
Police & the Community
Police-reported Crime Statistics for Barrie Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)

Police-reported Crime Statistics for Barrie Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)

Statistics Canada has released the Police-reported crime statistics for 2016 and has recorded the Barrie Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) as ranking in the top three (3) regions with the lowest Crime...
July 24, 2017
Police & the Community
Rental Scam Rearing its Head Again in Barrie

Rental Scam Rearing its Head Again in Barrie

Barrie Police Service has recently been advised of a current scam occurring within the Barrie area in regards to rental properties.   Advertisements have been placed on Kijiji, Craig's...
June 15, 2017
Police & the Community
Suspect Sought Following An Arson Early Tuesday Morning

Suspect Sought Following An Arson Early Tuesday Morning

The Barrie Police Investigative Services is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male following a fire that took place on Tiffin Street early Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, June 13...
June 14, 2017