Vehicle Fire Deemed Suspicious

Vehicle Fire Deemed Suspicious
December 11th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance following a suspicious vehicle fire on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Just before 7:00 p.m. police responded to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Canadian Red Cross, located at 75 Cedar Point Drive, in the City of Barrie. One vehicle had been incinerated as a result of the fire, and a secondary vehicle was located with a broken driver’s side window. It is believed the windows of both vehicles had been damaged prior to the fire.  

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Baker of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2713, mbaker@barriepolice.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), leave an anonymous tip at www.tipsubmit..com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17061188

 

* Photo courtesy of CTV News Barrie

Blatant Theft of Beer from Loblaws

Blatant Theft of Beer from Loblaws
December 11th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is investigating a blatant theft that occurred on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 shortly after noon at Loblaws located at 472 Bayfield Street in the City of Barrie.

The male was seen on surveillance video selecting a case of 24 Carling Ice beer and placing it in a cart.  He proceeded directly past the cash registers and attended the Customer Service desk to make a small purchase before exiting without paying for the beer. He was last seen walking to the rear of the building and taking a walking path coming out on Kozlov Street.

Description:

  • Male, white
  • Approximately 200-230lbs
  • Short brown hair
  • Wearing a black jacket and a black "Hurley" baseball hat

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC E Savoie of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2555 or email at esavoie@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 #: BA17060015

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Porch Thief Captured by Doorbell Camera

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December 11th, 2017 - Police & the Community

On Friday, December 8th, 2017 shortly after 4:00pm a male was captured approaching the front door of a house located in the Mapleton Avenue and Essa Road area of the City of Barrie. The male appears to drape a black and red jacket or sweatshirt over a box recently delivered to the front porch and is seen carrying it from the property. Another person was seen waiting for the male on street, watching as the theft occurred.  The box contained a quantity of assorted scarves from Old Navy valued at over $100.00. Surveillance video captured the male on a security doorbell camera.

Description

  • Male, white
  • Thin build
  • Wearing light grey washed jeans, winter "Raptors" toque and carrying a grey and black backpack

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC C Reid of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2666 or email at creid@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 #: BA17060837

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Barrie Police Partner with CTV Barrie for the Annual Toy Mountain Drive Thru Toy Drop Off

  Barrie Police Partner with CTV Barrie for the Annual Toy Mountain Drive Thru Toy Drop Off
December 8th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The CTV Barrie TOY MOUNTAIN continues to build a mountain of toys to make the holidays brighter for fifteen hundred children in need within Simcoe Muskoka. 

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., the annual CTV Barrie Toy Mountain Toy Drive Thru Drop Off event will be held at Zehrs, located at 11 Bryne Drive. The Barrie Police and Barrie Fire Service will be on-site that evening to help accept donations.  

A new unwrapped toy, gift card or cash donation can be dropped off at CTV Barrie, 33 Beacon Road, during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

The Barrie Police is a proud supporter of CTV Barrie’s Toy Mountain Campaign.  A donation can also be dropped off at 60 Bell Farm Road, Unit 1, Barrie, during normal business hours.

All donations will be delivered to Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, which continues to help over 3,000 families each year. So add one more gift to your shopping list this year and help create a special Christmas for some very special children.

Scrooge Fails to Extend Kindness, and Makes off with a Purse

Scrooge Fails to Extend Kindness, and Makes off with a Purse
December 8th, 2017 - Police & the Community

It’s that time of year where many people extend their kindness to help others. In this case, Scrooge took the extra step to retract any kindness.

The Barrie Police has recently received video surveillance and are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a woman responsible for a theft. On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, a woman had quickly fallen victim to a theft, after leaving her purse behind on a table, at Tim Hortons, located at 354 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.

The suspect, who had loitering outside the restaurant, recognized the victim had left her purse behind. The suspect took the opportunity and entered the store, picked up the purse and quickly fled the area.

The suspect is described as;

  • Female, white
  • 18 - 20 years
  • Thin build
  • Long blond
  • Wearing a black/white toque, long black jacket with a fur hood, grey track pants, grey boots and carrying a red purse, belonging to the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Floyd of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2683, kfloyd@barriepolice.ca  , or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17058016

 

 

 

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Barrie Police Seeking Applicants for Special Constable

Barrie Police Seeking Applicants for Special Constable
December 8th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is actively accepting applications for the 2018 Special Constable intake.

Special Constables provide security to courthouse participants as well as prisoner care and control at both the courthouse and the Barrie Police Service holding cells.

The Special Constable must have strong communications skills and will be expected to interact respectfully and professionally with other police agencies, legal counsel, courthouse support staff,courthouse partners and judiciary and fellow members of the Barrie Police Service.

Successful candidates will commence training in February 2018. All applications must be received by January 2, 2018.

For further information click here. Any inquires can be forwarded to: recruiting@barriepolice.ca

 

Male Caught Twice on Camera Stealing Armfuls Winter Coats

Male Caught Twice on Camera Stealing Armfuls Winter Coats
December 7th, 2017 - Police & the Community

On Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 the same male suspect was observed on video surveillance entering Hudson's Bay located at 465 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie. The male selected multiple men's winter jackets on both occasions and leaves the store wearing one and with others in his hands.  The male was last seen on video running towards an awaiting vehicle, possibly a red Chevrolet four door car. 

Description:

  • Male, white
  • Mid to late 40's
  • 5'8", medium build
  • Short brown hair
  • Wearing black baseball cap, black jacket, grey long sleeve shirt, blue jean, brown shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC R Trollope of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2694 or email at rtrollope@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 #: BA17059916

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

Lock It OR Lose It Campaign Launches Province Wide for the Holiday Season

Lock It OR Lose It Campaign Launches Province Wide for the Holiday Season
December 7th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is reminding motorists and passengers to Lock It OR Lose It when it comes to their vehicles and valuables as part of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) annual Lock It OR Lose It campaign.

Ontario police services are launching this year’s Lock It OR Lose It campaign during the holiday season because it’s easy to be distracted and leave vehicles unlocked or valuables in plain sight during the holiday hustle-and-bustle. The Barrie Police Service will use Lock It OR Lose It notices throughout the year as part of our on-going crime prevention efforts.

During the Lock It OR Lose It campaign, police officers, auxiliary officers, and crime prevention personnel examine parked vehicles in public places such as shopping malls, public parking lots, commuter parking lots etc. to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view. They place a small notice on vehicles checked indicating what safety precautions were neglected and offer simple prevention tips for drivers to protect their vehicles against theft. The notices also congratulate drivers who have secured their vehicle.

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, on average, a car is stolen every seven minutes in Canada with about 79,000 stolen last year alone.  An experienced car thief can steal a car in as little as 30 seconds.  By simply securing your vehicle and placing valuables out of sight you are making it far more difficult for criminals to steal the vehicle or its contents.

Vehicle owners can do simple things to decrease the risk of being victimized such as:

  • Never leave a running vehicle unattended
  • Lock your doors
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Keep your keys close to your person so you are aware of their location at all times
  • At night or during extended parking periods, always park in a well-lit area

Motorists and passengers are also urged not to keep personal documents such as vehicle ownership, liability pink slips, credit card invoices, or other documents containing personal information in their vehicles. Identity thieves are looking for such documents so they can assume identities, secure credit card accounts, lease vehicles for export, and even take out a mortgage against victims’ properties without their knowledge.

Street Crime Unit Arrests Two and Seizes Firearm, Drugs and Cash

Street Crime Unit Arrests Two and Seizes Firearm, Drugs and Cash
December 6th, 2017 - Police & the Community

After a week long investigation, Barrie Police Street Crime Unit has charged two people with drug and firearms related offences. 

On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 the investigation concluded with a male and female arrested after observed trafficking from their rental vehicle.  Upon arrest, detectives located a loaded automatic handgun as well as a various quantities of crack and powder cocaine, fentanyl, heroin and a quantity of cash. 

Seized Items:

  1. Loaded .38 caliber automatic handgun
  2. Quantity of crack and powder cocaine
  3. Quantity of Fentanyl 
  4. Quantity of Heroin
  5. Over $7500 in Canadian Currency
Charged Persons List of Charges
29-year-old Barrie female
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Occupation of a Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm
  • Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Cary Firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
  • Carry Concealed weapon
  • Possession of Controlled Substance- Cocaine
  • Possession of Controlled Substance- Heroin
  • Possession of Controlled Substance- Other Drugs
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 3
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order x 2
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 3
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Probation Order x 2

28-year-old Barrie male

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Occupation of a Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm
  • Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Cary Firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
  • Carry Concealed weapon
  • Possession of Controlled Substance- Cocaine
  • Possession of Controlled Substance- Heroin
  • Possession of Controlled Substance- Other Drugs
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 3
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Probation Order x 2

It is believed the street value of the drugs and cashed seized in relation to this investigation exceeds $10,000. Investigators feel this seizure and the arrests of these individuals will result in a substantial dent in the drugs reaching the streets of Barrie.

The public is reminded that anyone who may have information into the illegal distribution or possession of drugs can anonymously report to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Occurrence #: BA17060380

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

The Mitten Trees Have Sprung

The Mitten Trees Have Sprung
December 6th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is once again collecting donations for the annual Mitten Tree campaign.

Nineteen (19) years ago Constable Janet Schefter had a vision. Her goal was to ensure a group of individuals were kept warm throughout the winter months, which led to the creation of the Mitten Tree.

Many families, including seniors, are faced with low income, high rent and everyday living expenses. To make ends meet, it’s a struggle. Throughout the years the need to help individuals stay warm within the community became apparent, and has now doubled in 2017.

The mitten tree is one of many holiday initiatives which allow members of the Barrie Police Service and the community to give back. Over 20,000 hats, mittens, gloves and scarves have been distributed to individuals of all ages, throughout the City of Barrie and surrounding area.

The success of the Mitten Tree can be attributed to the generosity of the community, local elementary schools and members of the Barrie Police Service.

The Mitten Trees continue to become more vibrant and erupt with vast donations of hats, mittens, gloves and scarves which have been donated to:

  • Out of the Cold
  • Youth Haven
  • David Busby Street Centre
  • The Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie
  • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and Addiction Services
  • CARAH House
  • Elizabeth Fry Society
  • Salvation Army Barrie
  • Hospice Simcoe

It is a pleasure to announce for a second year, the north-end Zehrs will be accepting donations on behalf of the Barrie Police Service. If you would like to donate to the Mitten Tree campaign, please visit the Barrie Police Service at 29 Sperling Drive, 60 Bell Farm Road, Unit # 1 or the north-end Zehrs, located at 607 Cundles Road, East, Barrie.

All donated items must be newly purchased for health reasons. Donations will be accepted up until Thursday, December 21, 2017. All inquiries can be directed to Constable Janet Schefter at 705-725-7025, ext. 2925

 

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