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Ashley JOHNSTON and Tamara HOLOTA Wanted After Theft at Grocery Store

 Ashley JOHNSTON and Tamara HOLOTA Wanted After Theft at Grocery Store
October 26th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service has identified the two females wanted in relation to a theft at Zehrs located at 620 Yonge Street on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017.  Officers have been unable to locate the two females however a warrant has been sworn to for 32-year-old Ashley JOHNSTON of Barrie for Theft Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

The second female, Tamara HOLOTA of Barrie is wanted for Theft Under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Fail to Comply with Probation.  She has also been identified in connection with two additional thefts in the City of Barrie where warrants have been sworn to.  Tamara HOLOTA is wanted for Theft Under $5000 and two counts of Breach Probation in relation to a theft that occurred on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at the Mary Street LCBO as well as Theft Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation in relation to a second theft at Zehrs on Yonge Street on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017. 

Police are asking for anyone with information on the wanted females whereabouts to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025. Police are also encourtaging the females to turn themselves into the Barrie Police Service to answer to their charges.  Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Occurrence #: BA17052815, BA17053203, BA17053418

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180


On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 8:50pm a Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) from Zehrs located at 620 Yonge Street, in the City of Barrie, watched as two females select several items including food, meat products and cosmetics concealing them in their purse and bag.  The LPO recognized the blonde female from a theft from the previous day, keeping a close eye on their movements throughout the store.

Both females were approached outside the store when they made no attempt to pay for the concealed items.  The females immediately evaded arrest, retreating to the wooded area nearby.

Description Suspect #1:

  • Female, white
  • Approximately 5'5 &145 lbs
  • Blond & brown hair, hazel eyes
  • Wearing red pants, grey hooded sweater carrying a black purse

Description Suspect #2:

  • Female, white
  • Approximately 5'7" & 190 lbs
  • Black hair
  • Wearing a black DC sweater & black pants

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC J Frouws of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2504 or email at jfrouws@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Occurrence #: BA17053418

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180