Guardians Half Marathon and 5KM

Guardians Half Marathon and 5KM
August 9th, 2018 - Police & the Community

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (OLETR) in co-operation with Special Olympics Ontario is hosting the Guardians Half Marathon & 5KM.

The event will begin at OPP General Headquarters in Orillia, and is open to all runners, walkers and Law Enforcement Agencies. The event is to raise awareness along with money for the athletes and families of Special Olympics Ontario.  

This organization helps provide quality sports and training programs for children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability that are only possible through the generous donations that are raised at events such as this.

The event also offers a 5k route for Friends, Family and Athletes. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal.

REGISTRATION

Register online at GuardianEndurance.com

HALF MARATHON:

$70 before August 31

$90 after August 31 until Race Day

5KM:

$35 before August 31

$45 after August 31 until Race Day

PRIZES:

Top Male and Top Female finishers in both the Half Marathon & 5 KM distances will get a prize.

The Top Fundraiser will win a $500 Air Canada Gift Certificate!

For those requiring accommodations in the Orillia Area the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre at 400 Memorial Ave, Orillia, ON L3V 6J3 is offering $119.99 per night. Quote discount OPPGHM when calling 705-325-9511 to reserve.

CONTACT

For event/sponsorship information please contact Kimberley Ridgers at Kimberley.ridgers@ontario.ca 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Safety Blitz in Community Safety Zones

Road Safety Blitz in Community Safety Zones
September 18th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Traffic Unit conducted a Road Safety Blitz focusing on Community Safety Zones throughout the week of Monday, September 10th to Friday, September 14th.  Throughout the week, the Traffic Unit covered all corners of the City of Barrie, laying 244 charges including two (2) criminal charges.  During the blitz, a variety of commercial motor vehicles were also stopped and inspected which led to two (2) drivers being charged with an additional 14 charges. 

The Traffic Unit also conducted RIDE throughout the city with over 475 vehicles checked.  Officers used Roadside Screening Devices for alcohol impairment and Standardized Field Sobriety Test for drug impairment. As well, officers were able to take two (2) suspended drivers off the road and lay an additional four (4) Highway Traffic Act charges.

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Police Looking to Identify Fourth Robbery Suspect

Police Looking to Identify Fourth Robbery Suspect
September 17th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(Update) Following an early morning robbery in College Heights Park, Investigators have now charged three people;

A 17-year-old female from the City of Toronto has been charged with; Robbery, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – Over $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, and Fail to Comply with Recognizance. She appeared in bail court Monday afternoon and was remanded.

A 16-year-old female from the City of Toronto has been charged with; Robbery, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – Over $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, two counts of Attempt Fraud Under $5,000, and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cannabis. She appeared in bail court Monday afternoon and was remanded.

A 21-year-old male from the City of Toronto has been charged with; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, and Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle. He appeared in bail court Monday afternoon and was remanded.

Investigators continue to seek the whereabouts of a fourth suspect who is outstanding. He is described as;

  • Male, black (18 to 20 yrs.)
  • Thin build, 6’
  • Dark hair - dreadlocks
  • Dark goatee
  • Wearing beige pants, white long sleeved shirt, and has a sling on his right arm.

Anyone with information is asked Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18046371


Barrie Police Investigative Services have arrested one male and two females following a robbery that occurred at College Heights Park, located off Bernick Drive, in the City of Barrie.

On Monday, September 17, 2018, just before 4:00 a.m., police were called to Duckworth Plaza, located at 353 Duckworth Street for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived they located and spoke with two victims, who indicated the suspects fled the area in a motor vehicle. The victims provided police with a description of the suspect vehicle.

Shortly after the vehicle was located at the intersection of Blake Street and St. Vincent Street, after the driver had lost control and crashed into a nearby park. 

Police have arrested three suspects and are currently looking for an outstanding fourth suspect.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, black (18 to 20 yrs.)
  • Thin build, 6’
  • Dark hair - dreadlocks
  • Dark goatee
  • Wearing beige pants, white long sleeved shirt, and has a sling on his right arm.

Charges are pending and further information will be released as details become available.

Anyone with information is asked Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18046371

 

 

Police Seek ID of Theft Suspect

Police Seek ID of Theft Suspect
September 14th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are looking to ID a male who attempted to steal a cart full of groceries and upon being arrested ran from the Loss Prevention Officer (LPO).

On Thursday, September 13th, 2018 just after 6:00 pm the LPO working at Loblaws located at 472 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie, noticed a male walking out of the store having not paid for his cart of groceries.  He was approached and told he was being arrested for theft of the groceries and he immediately fled, leaving the cart of food behind. He was last seen jumping in a light blue, metallic Buick and leaving southbound.

Description: 

  • Male, white
  • 45 to 55-years-old
  • Shaved head
  • Glasses
  • Wearing a grey and black hooded shirt, jeans and running shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable M Mellish of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2634 or mmellish@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18046280

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Cologne Caper Escapes

Cologne Caper Escapes
September 14th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are investigating a theft of cologne from a south end drug store even after employees confronted the male suspect.

On Monday, August 27th, 2018 at approximately 4:05 pm the lone suspect entered Shoppers Drug Mart located at 420 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie. He selected two (2) colognes, placing them in a shopping basket.  He then inquired with an employee on a third type of cologne.  Upon placing this in his basket, the employee requested he pay for the items before leaving the cosmetics departed.  The suspect refused and left the area claiming to have other shopping to do.  The employee alerted a manager as his behaviour was growing increasingly suspicious. The suspect noticed the attention he was getting and swiftly left the store with the three (3) colognes in the basket.  He was last seen entering an awaiting vehicle which sped away immediately.  The male made off with a bottle of Versace Eros, Versace Pour Homme and Dolce & Cabana Men's cologne exceeding a total value of $300.00.

Suspect Description: 

  • Male, white
  • 20 to 25-years-old
  • 5'6"-5'8" and 140 lbs with thin build
  • Fair complexion
  • Brown full beard
  • Wearing a green hat and gray shirt

Suspect Vehicle:

  • 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • Black 
  • Ontario licence plate CBSD 348
  • 2 bumper stickers "it is what it is" and "you must be 18 to enjoy the ride"

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable M Mellish of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2634 or mmellish@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18042927

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Theft Suspects with a Sweet Tooth Wanted by Police

Theft Suspects with a Sweet Tooth Wanted by Police
September 10th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify two men following a theft that occurred on Tuesday, September, 4, 2018.

The theft had been captured on video surveillance from Freshco, located at 409 Bayfield, in the City of Barrie. The men had been observed at 6:00 p.m. entering the store, and selecting numerous packages of chocolate bars and gum, and placing them into each of their backpacks. The men left the store without making any attempt to pay for the items and were last seen leaving the area on foot.

The investigation is ongoing.

Suspects are described as;

Suspect # 1

  • Male, white (28 to 35 yrs.)
  • Thin build
  • Black facial hair (unshaven)
  • Wearing a black baseball hat, white/grey “Guess” t-shirt, dark pants, and running shoes and carrying a black backpack with pink trim.

 Suspect #2

  • Male, white (28 to 35 yrs.)
  • Muscular build
  • Shaved head and black facial hair (chin strap style beard)
  • Wearing a white collared shirt, blue jeans (skinny style), and black running shoes and carrying a black backpack with pink trim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable McGill of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2527, smcgill@barriepolice.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18044647

 

MALE IDENTIFIED: Speedy Break and Enter Suspect Sought

MALE IDENTIFIED: Speedy Break and Enter Suspect Sought
September 7th, 2018 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Barrie Police have identified the suspect in the break and enter to Macewen’s Gas Station located at 652 Dunlop Street West, in the City of Barrie, on Thursday, September 6th, 2018. 

The male has been identified as a 48-year-old Barrie male who is currently in custody with another police service.  The in depth investigation led detectives to link the accused male to another previous break and enter at the same location on Sunday, August 19th, 2018.  On this occasion the male also broke a window with a large rock gaining access to the closed gas bar and grabbed over $500.00 of scratch lottery tickets. Detectives have been working close with neighbouring jurisdictions who have has similar break and enters in a collaborative approach to linking these types of property crimes across city limits. As the investigation continues, a full list of charges will be determined to be updated when complete.

Occurrence #: BA18044805

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180


Barrie Police is looking to identify a male who is responsible for a middle of the night break and enter into a westside Barrie gas station.

On Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at approximately 1:10 am the male suspect attended the Macewen Gas Station located at 652 Dunlop Street West, in the City of Barrie. Video surveillance shows the male park an unknown vehicle along Miller Drive before walking past the car wash and towards the front of the store.  He is seen picking up a large rock and using it to break the glass on one of the front doors to gain entry. 

Once inside the store, the suspect made his way behind the cash area and removed several trays of scratch tickets along with a tray containing float money. The male they left the store returning to the vehicle, last seen driving off northbound on Miller Drive. Officers arrived eight (8) minutes after the suspect entered the store and both him and the vehicle had already left the area. 

Description:

  • Male, white
  • Heavy build 
  • Wearing a black balaclava, white t-shirt, black shorts, black running shoes and work gloves

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Detective Constable R Davies at 705-725-7025 ext. 2304 or rdavies@barriepolice.ca . Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18044805

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Doubling Back Criminal Snatches Phone

Doubling Back Criminal Snatches Phone
September 7th, 2018 - Police & the Community

On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 5:30 pm the victim attended the Circle K located at 63 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie, to purchase lottery tickets.  A short time later he realized he had left his cell phone behind. When video surveillance was reviewed it showed a male suspect enter the store at 5:48 pm and stand looking at the lottery booth where the phone was left. The male moved to leave the store, half opening the exterior door, however at the last second returns to the lottery booth where the male picks up the phone and immediately exits the store.

Description: 

  • Male, white
  • Brown hair & full beard
  • Wearing sunglasses on his head, a black t-shirt, grey shorts and a gold chain around his neck

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable M Hoare at 705-725-7025 ext. 2705 or mhoare@barriepolice.ca . Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18043381

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

ARRESTED and CHARGED: Blue Jays Enthusiast Tried to Get Away with Stolen Beer

ARRESTED and CHARGED: Blue Jays Enthusiast Tried to Get Away with Stolen Beer
September 4th, 2018 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Barrie Police have identified and charged a 32-year-old Orillia man with Theft Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation Order after the investigating officer received many tips into his identity.  On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 the male was located in downtown Barrie by officers and placed under arrest. He was released with a future court date in October to answer to his charges.

Occurrence #: BA18043738

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180


Barrie Police Service is looking to identify a male after a theft of beer from a local grocery store entering into the long weekend. 

On Friday, August 31st, 2018 at approximately 4:40 pm a lone male entered Zehrs locateed at 11 Bryne Drive, in the City of Barrie.  He immediately took his cart to aisle #5 and loaded a six (6) pack of Budweiser Beer tall cans, six (6) tall cans of Molson Canadian, six (6) tall cans of Heineken and six (6) tall cans of Coors light totaling over $50.00 of beer in his cart. He immediately made his way to the self checkout where he did not stop to pay.  He was approached by a Loss Prevention Officer outside the store, however he fled before he could be apprehended. 

Description:

  • Male, white
  • 6' tall & average build
  • Short brown hair
  • Blue Jay Tattoo left forearm
  • Wearing Blue Jays Baseball cap, plaid short sleeved button shirt, jeans, and blue sneakers

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable G Peters at 705-725-7025 ext. 2761 or gpeters@barriepolice.ca . Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18043738

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Shoplifter Stopped in His Tracks with Steak and Beer

Shoplifter Stopped in His Tracks with Steak and Beer
September 4th, 2018 - Police & the Community

On Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at approximately 2:30 pm  police were called to Zehrs located at 620 Yonge Street, in the City of Barrie, for a shoplifter.  The Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) reported that  a male was placed under arrest for theft, however, the suspect fled on foot and was last seen walking in the area of Big Bay Point and Yonge Street.  Video surveillance showed the suspect selected several packs of beer and steak, placing the items in a cart.  He then pushed the cart past all points of purchase and into the parking lot. Upon the LPO advising he was under arrest, he left the cart and ran through the parking lot.  The total amount stolen exceeded $160.00.

Description: 

  • Male, white
  • Approximately 6'2" tall & thin build
  • Tattoo on upper left arm
  • Wearing a black cap, dirty white t-shirt with cut off sleeves and carrying a blue back pack

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable J Todd at 705-725-7025 ext. 2775 or jtodd@barriepolice.ca . Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18044081

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

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