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ARRESTED: Suspect Sought After Vehicle with Dog Inside Stolen and Then Ditched

ARRESTED: Suspect Sought After Vehicle with Dog Inside Stolen and Then Ditched
June 6th, 2018 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

On Friday, June 8th, 2018 police received various tips identifying the male suspect involved in the theft of vehicle, identification and tools from May 30th, 2018. Officers were able to confirm the male's identity and a warrant was sworn for his arrest. 

On Saturday, June 9th, 2018 the 32-year-old Barrie male was located and arrested on the strength of the warrant. He was charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle and held for a bail hearing.  

Still outstanding is over $1400.00 worth of construction tools including drywall stilts, scaffold castors, a HILTI foam insulation gun and a Dewalt radio. 

Anyone who may have information to please contact Constable A Tombs of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2794 or atombs@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com


Barrie Police Service is looking for assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft of motor vehicle after a crime of opportunity had the victim's dog involved in an unexpected joy ride.

On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at approximately 6:45 pm the victim was pumping gas at the Ultramar located at 71 Anne Street South, in the the City of Barrie.  Upon leaving the vehicle to pay for the pumped fuel, a male suspect entered the vehicle and sped away with the victim's dog still in the rear seat. Officers searched the area and neighbouring police services were notified of the stolen vehicle, however the vehicle was located shortly after 1:00 am by the owner in the area of Robert Street and Dufferin Street, in the City of Barrie. The dog was found, unharmed, still in the back seat with the windows down.  However the contents of the vehicle had been removed including personal identification, financial cards and a variety of tools, valued at over $1000.00, used daily by the victim for employment. 

Description:

  • Male. white
  • Approximately 5'7", slender build
  • 23 to 26-years-old
  • Wearing a navy blue Adidas baseball hat, a dark green t-shirt with "BUFFALO" stamped on the front, camouflage shorts and black Under Armour flip-flop sandals 

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable A Tombs of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2794 or atombs@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18026027

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180