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Police & Community News

Police & the Community
Terrance BARRETT Convicted of Second-Degree Murder

Terrance BARRETT Convicted of Second-Degree Murder

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Terrance BARRETT appeared in a Barrie Court of Justice and was found guilty of second-degree murder. On February 15, 2015, an altercation between BARRETT and the...
October 19, 2017
Police & the Community
Collision Reconstruction Investigators Seeking Witnesses

Collision Reconstruction Investigators Seeking Witnesses

On Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 2:30pm Barrie Police received multiple calls for a string of collisions along Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie, where one vehicle continued driving leaving the...
October 18, 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
Over $1000 of Food and Merchandise Stolen from Zehrs

Over $1000 of Food and Merchandise Stolen from Zehrs

Thank you to the public for the assistance. The female has been identified. The investigation is continuing at this time. On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at approximately 9:25pm Loss Prevention...
October 16, 2017
Police & the Community
Police Look to Identify Driver After FTR

Police Look to Identify Driver After FTR

Barrie Police Service is looking for the public's assistance at identifying a male suspect and locating a vehicle responsible for a Fail to Remain collision. On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at...
October 11, 2017
Police & the Community
MEDIA INVITE: Official Launch of "Report a Bully" Button

MEDIA INVITE: Official Launch of "Report a Bully" Button

This Friday, October 6th is our official launch of our confidential bullying reporting system. Our goal is to add a tool and provide another avenue for our youth to report cases of bullying...
October 3, 2017
Police & the Community
Male Charged After Investigation into Historical Sexual Assaults Involving a Young Person

Male Charged After Investigation into Historical Sexual Assaults Involving a Young Person

The Barrie Police Crimes Against Persons Unit, in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police, began an investigation after receiving a report of historical sexual assaults involving a young...
October 2, 2017
Police & the Community
Swift Break and Enter Suspect Sought

Swift Break and Enter Suspect Sought

On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 3:20 am police were called to the Buy, Sell & Trade Pawn Shop located at 112 Bradford Street, in the City of Barrie, for a report of a break and enter. ...
September 28, 2017
Police & the Community
A Brazen Daytime Theft from Staples

A Brazen Daytime Theft from Staples

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a male following a theft at Staples, located at 36 Barrie View Drive, in the City of Barrie. Video surveillance captured the...
September 27, 2017
Police & the Community
Suspects Wanted for Fraud and Possession of Stolen Property

Suspects Wanted for Fraud and Possession of Stolen Property

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify two suspects believed to be in possession of a stolen credit card. In the early hours of Saturday, September 23, 2017, a...
September 27, 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
Police Seeking Suspect Following Gas Drive Off

Police Seeking Suspect Following Gas Drive Off

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following a theft of gas that occurred just before 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017.   The...
September 26, 2017
Police & the Community
Adidas Enthusiast Wanted for Theft

Adidas Enthusiast Wanted for Theft

Barrie Police Service attended the Circle K located at 151 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie, in regards to a string of thefts.   On Thursday, September 21st, 2017 officers spoke to the...
September 26, 2017
Police & the Community
Break and Enter Suspect Sought

Break and Enter Suspect Sought

On Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 10:40pm Barrie Police responded to a Break and Enter call at Fox’s Bakery on 96 Victoria Street, in the City of Barrie. Residents sitting outside enjoying the...
September 19, 2017
Police & the Community
Gunshot Victims Arrive at Hospital

Gunshot Victims Arrive at Hospital

(Update) Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Two men suffered non-life threatening injuries following a shooting Monday night on Hickling Trail, in the City of Barrie. Investigators believe an altercation...
August 22, 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
Update - A 10-year-old Girl with Cerebral Palsy Has Her Mode of Transportation Stolen

Update - A 10-year-old Girl with Cerebral Palsy Has Her Mode of Transportation Stolen

(Update) Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The Barrie Police Service has received numerous e-mails, direct messages and telephone calls from the residents of Barrie and the Greater Toronto Area, all...
August 14, 2017
Police & the Community
The Canadian Safe Boating Council and Barrie Police Service Team Up to Reduce Impaired Boating Deaths This August Long Weekend

The Canadian Safe Boating Council and Barrie Police Service Team Up to Reduce Impaired Boating Deaths This August Long Weekend

Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40% of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways.  To raise awareness and reduce alcohol related deaths, the Barrie Police Service is...
July 31, 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
Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Elects New Executive

Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Elects New Executive

(Kitchener, ON) – Chief Bryan Larkin of the Waterloo Regional Police Service has been elected as President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). Chief Larkin was elected at the...
June 14, 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
Case Closed in String of Thefts

Case Closed in String of Thefts

UPDATE: Friday, June 9th, 2017 Barrie Police have received multiple tips via social media, email, phone and Crime Stoppers in response to the identity of female suspect #2.  The female also...
June 6, 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