Two Males Wanted for Label Frauds

Two Males Wanted for Label Frauds
June 27th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is looking to identify two males responsible for an ongoing team fraud which involved false labels and distraction techniques.

Barrie Police were called to Canadian Tire located at 320 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie, after Loss Prevention determined a vacuum fraud had been occurring.  Initial review of video surveillance showed the same two (2) male suspects entering the vacuum aisle on both Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 and Monday, June 4th, 2018. The first male selected the Dyson vacuum valued at $799.99 and after removing it from the shelf, applies a sticker bar code on the box.  He returns the item to the shelf and leaves the store.  A short time later the second male enters and selects the incorrectly labelled Dyson.  He proceeds to the cash where he lifts the item high enough to have it scanned and then uses distraction techniques to divert the cashiers from reviewing the item further. Inventory numbers lead investigators to believe this label fraud has been going on for some time and a full review of video surveillance will determine the exact number of items taken.

Description Suspect #1: 

  • Male, white
  • Thin build
  • 45 to 55-years-old
  • Short brown & gray hair
  • Wearing black jacket, blue jeans, brown shoes and black shirt

Description Suspect #2:

  • Male, white
  • Wearing brown shoes, blue jeans, blue plaid shirt, black baseball cap and black jacket

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information is asked to please contact Constable G. Peters of the Barrie Police Service 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 www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18028991

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

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Message From Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood

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June 26th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Media Press Conference: Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Barrie Police Service, 29 Sperling Drive Barrie

Message from Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood:

"On Friday June 22, 2018 the Barrie Police Service was involved in an incident with a 32 year old male in downtown Barrie. The male was arrested and then transported to the Barrie Police Service custody facility for processing. Shortly after arrival the male went into medical distress. Officers immediately commenced first aid and contacted the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services who continued medical response and transported the male to Royal Victoria Regional Health Center. A short time later the male was pronounced deceased.

This was a very tragic incident, one which touches family, friends and our community.

In accordance with legislative requirements, the Barrie Police Service contacted the Special Investigations Unit who invoked their mandate and is the independent investigating agency. I recognize that this tragic incident is difficult for our community. Legislation prevents The Barrie Police Service from speaking to the event or circumstances leading up to the incident.

I can tell you that The Barrie Police Service is fully cooperating with the Special Investigations Unit and will continue to do so. The Barrie Police Service has the utmost trust and confidence in the Special Investigations Unit to conduct a thorough, timely and complete investigation.

Any inquiries should be directed to the Special Investigations Unit at 1-800 -787-8529.

I leave you with this; the Barrie Police Service remains Committed to our Community and will continue to deliver Service Excellence."

Police Looking to ID Travelling Fraudster

Police Looking to ID Travelling Fraudster
June 26th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is looking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in two separate identity frauds that occurred in the City of Barrie.

On Friday, March 16th, 2018 an unknown suspect first entered the TD Canada Trust at 53 Ardagh Road and then attempted his hoax at the TD Canada Trust at 534 Bayfield Street, both in the City of Barrie. The suspect presented a fraudulent Ontario Drivers Licence and attempted to gain access to the victim’s bank account, requesting a replacement bank card. Bank employees at both locations were suspicious of the ID provided believing it to be fraudulent and declined to provide service. Further investigation led to information that the suspect was wanted in similar fraud investigations throughout south-western Ontario and multiple agencies are working together to obtain the suspects identity. 

Description:

  • Male, white
  • Approximately 6'0" tall and medium build
  • Short thinning brown hair and clean shaven
  • Wearing black short sleeve collared shirt, black pants and large gold chain necklace

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information is asked to please contact Detective RyanTrollope #5582 of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2949 or 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.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18012509

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

Police Look to ID Dress Thief

Police Look to ID Dress Thief
June 19th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is looking for the public’s assistance after a male suspect entered a standalone retail shop in a Bayfield Street plaza, stealing two (2) dresses.

On Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 11:35 am the suspect entered Reitman’s located at 498 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  He selected two (2) ladies sun dresses and stuffed them down his pants.  He proceeded to shop and when approached by staff he claimed to be shopping for his mother. He asked a third dress be put on hold under the name “Paul” before he left the store with the two still concealed in his pants. The value of both dresses totalled just over $130.00. 

Description:

  • Male, black
  • 35 to 40-years-old
  • Brown eyes
  • Wearing a black hat, blue jacket with white stripes down the arms, white shirt,  grey pants and red shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information is asked to please contact Constable E Harris of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2516 or eharris@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 #: BA18028034

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Male Sought After Attempt Theft of Power Tools Valued at Over $300

Male Sought After Attempt Theft of Power Tools Valued at Over $300
June 18th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is currently looking for the public's assistance in locating a male who fled a Loss Prevention Officer after walking straight out the front door with power tools valued at over $300.00.

On Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 3:55 pm the suspect entered Canadian Tire located at 320 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie. The suspect selected a Dewalt 20v XR Drill and Driver combo kit off the shelf and left the store failing to pay for the item. The Loss Prevention Officer stopped the male and recovered the stolen merchandise however the suspect fled on foot towards Coulter Street. 

Description:

  • Male, white
  • 30 to 40-years-old
  • Short, light brown/blonde hair and blonde goatee
  • 5'10"
  • Full sleeve tattoo on both arms
  • Mark or scar above right eye
  • Wearing a red American Eagle t-shirt, dark coloured shorts and white running shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information is asked to please contact Constable E Harris of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2516 or eharris@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 #: BA18028070

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

 

Robbery Suspect Sought by Police

Robbery Suspect Sought by Police
June 15th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Investigators with the Barrie Police Service are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect following a convenience store robbery.

On Friday, June 15, 2018, at 3:18 a.m., a suspect entered Circle K Convenience store, located at 420 Leacock Drive, in the City of Barrie, armed with a handgun. The suspect made a demand for cash. The employee complied and the suspect fled the store on foot with a quantity of cash. The employee was not physically injured as result of the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white
  • 35 to 40 years
  • 5’8” to 6’
  • Heavy build
  • Wearing a camouflage baseball hat, green t-shirt and blue jeans
  • Armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Butera of the Barrie Police Criminal Investigation Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129, pbutera@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 # BA18029145

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Federal Inmate Arrested - Keith James

Federal Inmate Arrested - Keith James
June 14th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(Update) Monday, June 18, 2018

On Monday, June 18, 2018, the Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad located and arrested federal offender Keith James. 

The accused was located and arrested  without incident in downtown Barrie on Monday just,  before 12:00 p.m. He had been wanted on a Canada wide warrant as a result of breaching his parole.

Keith James will be remanded into custody and returned to a secured facility where he will continue to serve his two (2) year federal sentence.  

The Provincial ROPE Squad would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this investigation.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
 


 Federal Inmate Wanted - Keith James 

(TORONTO, ON) – The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada wide warrant as a result of his breach of parole.

Keith JAMES is described as;

  • Male, white (33 yrs.)
  • 5'11", 200 lbs.
  • Brown hair and brown eyes

He is serving a two (2) year federal sentence for two counts of Robbery and Theft Under $5,000. The offender is known to frequent the City of Barrie and Angus area.

Anyone having contact with this offender or information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-7673 (ROPE) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or call 9-1-1. 

 

 

Video Surveillance Captures Suspect in Possession of Stolen Property

Video Surveillance Captures Suspect in Possession of Stolen Property
June 14th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a woman who is believed to be in possession of a stolen debit credit.

On Sunday June 10, 2018, a wallet had had been stolen from a vehicle that was parked in the area of Ross Street and Maple Street, in the City of Barrie. The victim had been notified by her financial institution that several debit transactions had taken place on her account, which prompted police involvement.

Further investigation led police to obtaining video surveillance from Circle K, located at 149 Dunlop Street, East, in the City of Barrie. The suspect was captured on video utilizing the victim’s debit card early Sunday morning just before 4:00 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing

The suspect is described as;

  • Female, white (35 to 40 yrs.)
  • Medium build
  • Brown hair
  • Wearing a purple shirt and light coluored jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Fehrman of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2631 or sfehrman@barriepolice.ca . To submit a tip and remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave a tip online at online at www.p3tips.com 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18028206

Suspects Sought Following Theft at Shoppers Drug Mart

 Suspects Sought Following Theft at Shoppers Drug Mart
June 13th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police have recently received photos from a theft that occurred on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 420 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.

Video surveillance captured two men entering the store minutes apart from one another. While in the cosmetics department the one male engaged an employee in conversation with the intent to distract her. At this time,the second male was observed on video surveillance quickly removing 19 boxes of perfume from the shelf and placing them into a bag he had been carrying. The two men were able to leave the store without alerting staff or security, and fled the area in an unkown direction. 

The suspects are described as;

Suspect # 1

  • Male (35 to 45 yrs.)
  • Medium build, 6’
  • Short brown hair
  • Wearing a “Blue Jays” shirt, dark blue pants, and black/white shoes and carrying a black/red jacket.

Suspect # 2

  • Male (35 to 45 yrs.)
  • Medium build, 5’10
  • Short black hair
  • Dark goatee
  • Wearing a blue “Polo” shirt, black pants, black jacket, dress shoes and carrying a black bag.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Knight of the Barrie Police Service at (705) 725-7025 ext.2534 jknight@barriepolice.ca or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com 

 Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
 Occurrence # BA18028723

 

Constable Sarah Bamford and Sergeant Peter Leon Honoured with the Catherine Martin Award of Excellence in Media Relations

Constable  Sarah  Bamford and  Sergeant  Peter  Leon  Honoured with the Catherine  Martin  Award  of  Excellence  in  Media  Relations
June 13th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(Toronto, ON) – Ontario’s police leaders are proud to announce that Constable  Sarah  Bamford of the Barrie Police Service and Sergeant Peter  Leon  of the Ontario Provincial Police are this year’s recipients of the Catherine  Martin  Award  of  Excellence  in  Media  Relations. The awards were presented at the OACP’s 2018 Annual Meeting on June 12th in Huntsville, ON.

This Award recognizes a sworn or civilian member (or team) who has demonstrated consistent dedication and professionalism in the strategic use of media and/or social media – either individually or as part of a campaign – to educate and showcase the profession of policing in the community, supporting public safety or advancing investigations in the Province of Ontario. 

Constable Bamford and Sergeant Leon are being honoured for their work on the Simcoe County Case Files. Influenced  by  a  concept  developed  by  West  Yorkshire  Police  in  England,  Simcoe  County  Case  Files  was  launched  in  May,  2017.  This  initiative  utilizes  social  media platforms,  video  vignettes,  and  cube  vans  adorned  with  large posters  to  assist  local  police  in  solving  historical,  cold  case  files. 

The initiative was  launched  by  profiling  the  death  and/or  disappearance  of  five  people between  1991  and  2005.  With  the  approval  of  the  affected  family  members,  Constable  Bamford  and  Sergeant Leon  co-hosted  and  narrated  video  vignettes,  meticulously  presenting the  facts of  each  case.  These  videos  have  been  posted  on  all  major  social  media  platforms,  including YouTube,  Twitter,  Facebook  and  Instagram. The goal  behind  using  social  media  was  not  only  to reach  a  large  audience,  but  also to encourage people  who  may  have information  involving these cases to feel  more  confident  in  coming  forward  on-line as opposed to more  traditional  reporting  methods.

To  date,  the  video  vignettes  have  been  viewed  more than  205,000  around the world.  Investigators have received new leads and tips pertaining to the cases. In  April  2018,  more than  26  years  after  two individuals were reported  missing, two  people  were  charged  in  connection  with  the  murder  of  those  individuals  profiled. The  solving  of  the  cold  case  files  has  been  credited  to  the  efforts  of  Simcoe  County  Case  Files.

Innovative use of traditional media, social media, and other forms of communications to solve crimes and promote community safety is vitally important today. We are proud to honour Constable Bamford and Sergeant Leon for their tremendous work on this initiative.” said OACP President Chief Bryan Larkin.

These annual awards are made possible by the generous support of McMaster University.

 For more information on all our award winners, please visit the OACP website at www.oacp.ca.

 

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