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Investigation Concluded, Dog Still Missing

Investigation Concluded, Dog Still Missing
May 2nd, 2018 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Monday, May 14th, 2018

Barrie Police Service has concluded their investigation into the missing dog, Lincoln, and spoken to all parties involved including the female in the surveillance video from Pet Value.  The dog has not been located and the investigation has led to no criminal findings at this time.  Anyone with further information can contact the investigating officer at jminke@barriepolice.ca for the owner to be notified.

Occurrence #: BA18015312

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180


Barrie Police Service is looking for information on a missing dog from the Yonge Street  and Big Bay Point area after a dog matching the description was identified in a local pet store.

On Monday, March 19th, 2018 the small, male, short haired Chihuahua/Pug mix named Lincoln escaped from a residence on 549 Yonge Street, in the City of Barrie.  The dog was being cared for while its owner was away on vacation, therefore the dog was not familiar with the area.  After Lincoln went missing, groups searched for him with no avail.  Posters and cavassing was conducted by local pet search and rescue organizations as well as the owner.

On Monday, April 2nd, 2018, information was obtained that an unknown female entered the Pet Value, located at 632 Yonge Street in the City of Barrie, with a dog that appeared to match the description of Lincoln. Witnesses reported to police that the female did believe the dog had been wandering without food for a few days.  She purchased food for the pup and was taking him to a local veterinary to be checked out.

Description of Lincoln:

  • Chihuahua/Pug mix
  • Short haired
  • Adult male
  • Black , Tan & White in colour
  • *see Lost Dog Poster attached at bottom of post*

Noting criminal has been determined thus far in the investigation, however at this time officers are looking to speak to the female who attended the pet store in a an attempt to determine where and when the dog was found and if, in fact, it is Lincoln.  Also any veterinary offices, specifically in south end of Barrie area, are asked to please review the photos and contact police with any information on either the dog or female.  Information can be provided to DC J Minke of the Barrie Police Service at jminke@barriepolice.ca or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18015312

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

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