Police on Hunt for Stolen Truck and Outstanding Thief

Police on Hunt for Stolen Truck and Outstanding Thief
October 4th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are asking the public's assistance in locating a stolen pickup truck after the thief jumped in and drove off while its owner was getting a cup of coffee.

On Thursday, September 20th, 2018 just after 6:00 pm the victim parked his truck outside the Country Style located at 131 Tiffin Street, in the City of Barrie.  While inside, a single male entered the vehicle and drove away using the keys for the vehicle.  The victim did not see the theft occur however video surveillance captured an image of the male suspect as attached.  On the same date, the stolen vehicle attended the Petro Canada Gas Station located at 360 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  A male matching the same description was seen filling just over $50.00 of fuel before driving off without paying.

Description of Stolen Vehicle:

  • Red, 2001 GMC Sierra
  • Single Cab
  • Licence Plate: AS59986
  • The truck is equipped with a black back rack with yellow dome lights attached to the box, an electric lift gate and various tools

Suspect Description:

  • Male, white
  • Medium build
  • Wearing a black baseball hat, a blue hooded sweatshirt and light coloured blue jeans

The stolen pickup truck is still outstanding and investigating officers are asking the public for assistance in locating the truck and identifying the suspect.  Anyone who may have information is asked to please contact Constable D Rose of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2731 or drose@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 #: BA18047633 & BA18047654

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

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Barrie Police to Participate in Operation Impact

Barrie Police to Participate in Operation Impact
October 4th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(BARRIE, ON) – As the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, motorists are reminded that the Barrie Police Service will be participating in Operation Impact which runs from Friday, October 5, through Monday, October 8, 2018. This national road and traffic safety initiative is an annual awareness campaign focused on encouraging safe driving behaviours.

Police services across Canada are driven to save lives on Canada’s roads and are committed to the Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 which has the goal of making Canadian Roads the safest in the world.

The theme for the 2018 campaign is “Drive to Save Lives” and locally, this initiative will identify high-risk driving behaviours that will put other drivers, passengers and other vulnerable road users at risk.

“The Barrie Police Service is pleased to participate in this collaborative nation-wide road safety initiative that can reduce the number of collisions, injuries and deaths on Canada’s roads and here in the City of Barrie as well”, said Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood. “With many people travelling throughout and through the City of Barrie over the next few days, officers from Traffic Services and those on general patrol will be looking for impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, inattentive drivers and those who are not wearing seatbelts. As a motorist, you are encouraged to do your part and drive responsibly”.

 

 

 

Arrested – Ashtoney Thompson (21 yrs.)

Arrested – Ashtoney Thompson (21 yrs.)
September 21st, 2018 - Police & the Community

(Update) Friday, October 19, 2018.

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Ashtoney Thompson was located in the Greater Toronto Area, and taken into custody by Toronto Police Service, in an unrelated matter.

The pending investigation by Barrie Police Service remains ongoing. 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18046929


Barrie Police Investigative Services are seeking public assistance to locate 21-year-old Ashtoney Thompson. He is wanted following a robbery that occurred 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, and provided police with a description of the suspect vehicle.

The vehicle was located by police at the intersection of Blake Street and St. Vincent Street, after the driver had lost control and crashed into a nearby park. Three suspects fled the area on foot, although they were located in the surrounding area by canine. A 17-year-old female, a 16-year-old female, and a 21-year-old male from Toronto were arrested and taken into custody.

A further investigation determined a fourth suspect had fled the City of Barrie, and was travelling to Union Station, located in the City of Toronto. Toronto Police Service assisted in attempting to locate the suspect, although he was never located. It’s believed Ashtoney Thompson is still in the Greater Toronto Area.

Investigators have now obtained a warrant for his arrest. He is wanted for Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000, and described as;

  • Male, black (18 to 20 yrs.)
  • Thin build, 6’
  • Dark hair - dreadlocks
  • Dark goatee
  • Last seen wearing beige pants, white long sleeved shirt, and had been wearing 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: BA18046929

 

 

Wanted for Attempted Murder - Jesse Breese (21 yrs.)

Wanted for Attempted Murder - Jesse Breese (21 yrs.)
September 20th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Investigators are looking to locate 21-year-old Jesse Breese, following a shooting in the City of Barrie, which occurred on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Its' believed he may be in Sarnia, London or St.Thomas area. He is wanted for Attempted Murder and is considered to be armed and dangerous. Click here for original media release.

Jesse BREESE is described as; male, white, thin build, 6’0", brown hair, full beard, green eyes and wears black rimmed glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at (705)725-7025 ext. 2129, or 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: BA18026895

ARRESTED - Suspect Wanted for Human Trafficking Offences

ARRESTED - Suspect Wanted for Human Trafficking Offences
September 19th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(UPDATE) Friday, September 21, 2018

Investigators received numerous tips, which assisted in identifying a 23-year-old Barrie man, who was wanted for human trafficking offences. 

Upon further investigation, it had been determined the 23-year-old man had been trafficking a female youth, from the City of Barrie. He had been exploiting the victim in the sex trade for a period of time, and while exercising control over her actions and movements, he had been profiting. 

The 23-year-old Barrie man has been charged with; Procuring, Advertising Sexual Services and Derive a Material Benefit from Sexual Services. He is scheduled to appear in a Barrie bail court Friday afternoon. 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18033775


Investigators from the Barrie Police Street Crime Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a male who is wanted for human trafficking offences.

It has been determined the suspect had been trafficking a female youth, from the City of Barrie and had exploited the victim in the sex trade for a period of time. It is believed that the suspect profited from the victim’s acts, and had exercised control over her actions and movements.

The suspect is known to visit the Barrie and Greater Toronto Area.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (25 to 30 yrs.)
  • Long dark hair – Worn in braids
  • Thin build

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Jansen of the Barrie Police Street Crime Unit, at 705-725-7025, ext. 2166 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: BA18033775

 

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. He is described as;

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact 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: BA18046929


Police Looking to Identify Fourth Robbery Suspect

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 and provided police with a description of the suspect vehicle.

The vehicle was located by police at the intersection of Blake Street and St. Vincent Street, after the driver had lost control and crashed into a nearby park. Three suspects fled the area on foot, although they were located in the surrounding area by canine.

Police are currently searching for a fourth suspect involved.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, black (18 to 20 yrs.)
  • Thin build, 6’
  • Dark hair - dreadlocks
  • Dark goatee
  • Wearing beige pants, white long sleeve 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 to contact 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: BA18046929

 

 

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

 

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