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Police & Community News

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
Police & the Community
REWARD OFFERED IN DISAPPEARANCE Grant Ayerst and Norman Whalley to be featured on Simcoe County Case Files

REWARD OFFERED IN DISAPPEARANCE Grant Ayerst and Norman Whalley to be featured on Simcoe County Case Files

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Government of the Province of Ontario is offering a total reward of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s)...
June 14, 2017
Police & the Community
Bear Wise by The Ministry of Natural Resources

Bear Wise by The Ministry of Natural Resources

The Ministry of Natural Resources’ Bear Wise program operates a toll-free Bear Reporting Line which is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week between April and November.  Callers will...
June 13, 2017
Police & the Community
Joint statement of the Barrie Police Service and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Joint statement of the Barrie Police Service and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

On Monday, March 20, 2017, members of the Barrie Police Investigative Services attended a sudden death of a 26-year-old Barrie male. Investigators seized a small vial of white powder from the...
June 1, 2017
Police & the Community
Barrie Police Looking to Speak to Male

Barrie Police Looking to Speak to Male

Barrie Police Service is currently investigating an incident that took place at Walmart, located at 450 Bayfield Street in the City of Barrie, on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017.   Specific details...
June 1, 2017
Police & the Community
Police Collaborate and Innovate to Seek Resolution - Simcoe County Case Files

Police Collaborate and Innovate to Seek Resolution - Simcoe County Case Files

(BARRIE, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Barrie Police Service are turning to video vignettes and a rolling billboard to generate information on unsolved murders and...
May 30, 2017
Police & the Community
The Barrie Police Service Celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary

The Barrie Police Service Celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, Canadians will not only be celebrating Canada Day; Canadians will be celebrating the nation’s 150th anniversary. The 150th anniversary of Canada, also known as the...
May 23, 2017
Police & the Community
Road Safety Week Entails R.I.D.E Spot Check in Barrie

Road Safety Week Entails R.I.D.E Spot Check in Barrie

This year, the campaign “Share the Road - Drive Safe!” was launched during the 2017 Police Week to help draw attention to the fact that keeping our roadways and highways safe is a...
May 18, 2017
Police & the Community
Barrie Police Presented with an Award from Blue Line Magazine

Barrie Police Presented with an Award from Blue Line Magazine

The Barrie Police Service was nominated in 2016 and won Canada's Best Dressed Police Vehicle. The vehicle appeared in the January 2017 issue of Blue Line Magazine . The award was presented to...
May 8, 2017
Police & the Community
Barrie Police Arrest and Charge Two Men and One Youth with Child Pornography

Barrie Police Arrest and Charge Two Men and One Youth with Child Pornography

Members of the Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit have made three separate arrests following lengthy investigations related to online exploitation of children. The three...
May 4, 2017
Police & the Community
4th Annual Barrie Police Home Safe 5KM Run/Walk

4th Annual Barrie Police Home Safe 5KM Run/Walk

The Barrie Police 4th Annual Home Safe 5KM Run/Walk was yet another success. Thank you to the residents of Barrie and our local community partners and sponsors. The event raised $1,445....
April 26, 2017