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News Release: October 22, 2017

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News Release

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: October 22, 2017
Occurrence Type: Investigators Seeking Witnesses Following a Sexual Assault
Occurrence #: BA17052777
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 5:00am

UPDATE: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Please see update and photo of Person of Interest posted to Police & the Community News HERE

Investigators Seeking Witnesses Following a Sexual Assault

Investigators with the Barrie Police Service are investigating a sexual assault that took place at Heritage Park in downtown Barrie, on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

A 34-year-old Barrie woman was sexually assaulted just after 5:00 a.m., near the public washrooms located at Heritage Park. Police were called to the area of Bayfield Street and Chase McEachern Way after a passerby located the woman in the parking lot, along with a witness who reported seeing the suspect flee the area towards Mulcaster Street.

The woman was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later released. The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect has been described as;

  • Male, white (21 to 22 yrs.)
  • Blond hair – shoulder length
  • Medium build, 5’3” - 5’7”
  • Wearing a grey/white striped hoodie, white jeans and construction boots.

Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have been in the area of Heritage Park early Sunday morning.  Additionally, anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Furlong of Investigative Services at (705)725-7025 ext. 2632 or 2129 or at gfurlong@barriepolice.ca . If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17052777