Police & the Community


ARREST MADE - Police Investigate Mischief and Theft from a Mailbox

ARREST MADE - Police Investigate Mischief and Theft from a Mailbox
December 27th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(Update) - As a result of information from the public and a thorough police investigation,  a 28-year old Barrie man was arrested and charged with regards to this theft and mischief on December 31, 2018. He is facing additional criminal charges and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie later this month.

The Barrie Police Service wish to thank the public for their assistance in this incident.

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance in identifying a suspect in regards to a mischief and suspected theft that occurred in the City of Barrie.

On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, just before 12:30 p.m., Barrie Police attended Glowing Hearts Community Give and Get which is located at 110 Dunlop Street West after a male forcibly removed an envelope from a mailbox. The mailbox was damaged to a point that it can no longer be used and from the attached picture, the suspect appears to have obtained an envelope that contained a Christmas card and Canadian currency.

A search of the downtown area including the bus terminal was conducted by the police however the suspect, who is described as male white, slim build, scruffy facial, hair, black jacket, black hoodie, black pants and a grey hometown hockey scarf could not be located.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Constable Thompson of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2707 or by email at cthompson@barriepolice.ca. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

Prepared by: Peter Leon
                      Corporate Communications Coordinator

Occurrence: BA18064303