Police & the Community


RECOVERED: Fully Decaled C.O.P.E. Van Stolen

RECOVERED: Fully Decaled C.O.P.E. Van Stolen
December 22nd, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service received information from Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) that the stolen vehicle was located in the City of Kitchener. 

On Friday, December 22nd, 2018 at 11:45pm the vehicle, with a male driving, passed through a R.I.D.E check conducted by WRPS.  A 46-year-old Barrie man was arrested on scene.  Arrangements have been made for the vehicle to be returned to C.O.P.E. Service Dogs- Barrie.


Barrie Police Service has received a report of a stolen vehicle with very unique markings and is asking the public's assistance in locating it. 

Between Wednesday, December 20th at 1:00pm and Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 9:00am the vehicle was parked in the lot of C.O.P.E. Service Dogs- Barrie located at 75 Dyment Street, in the City of Barrie. The vehicle is a 2006 grey Ford Freestar Van with licence plate CBPL 459 and is completely covered in a large decal of several Golden Retrievers on the side with business name 'C.O.P.E Service Dogs'  in orange.  There is also a large yellow square on the back with the saying 'Powered by Purina'. Inside is a large dog crate dividing the back half of the van as well as several dog toys. On the driver side sliding door is a Coded key lock box.  The keys to the vehicle are accounted for and it was believed to be locked and secure when left in the lot overnight.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the van or the person's involved in the theft is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025.  The investigating officer, PC Franke, can be reached by phone at extension 2546 or by email at kfranke@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 #: BA17062997

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180