Theft at Shoppers Drug Mart

Theft at Shoppers Drug Mart
April 26th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect following a theft.

On Saturday, April 22, 2018 police were called to Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 420 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie, for a report of a theft. At 6:14 p.m. a male had been observed removing several security tags from baby formula and then concealing the items into his jacket. The suspect made no attempt to pay for the items and fled the area in an unknown direction.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, white (40 to 45 yrs.)
  • Heavy build, 6’4”
  • Bald and unshaven
  • Wearing a black and neon construction style jacket, jeans and black shoes.

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 (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com 

Tipsters now have the option of downloading the P3 Tips App from the Apple iTunes Store or from Google Play and submitting a tip directly from their cell phones. 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence # BA18018745

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LCBO Thief Flees in a Cab

 LCBO Thief Flees in a Cab
April 25th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police has recently received video surveillance and are now seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following a theft. 

On Tuesday March 27, 2018, just before 8:00 p.m. a suspect attended the LCBO located at 37 Caplan Drive, in the City of Barrie. Upon entering the store the suspect quickly concealed product into the sleeve of his jacket, and fled the store. He had been observed by several employees leaving the area in a cab that had been waiting out front.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (40 to 45 yrs.) 
  • Medium build, approx 6'0"
  • Brown hair - short
  • Wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and red shoes

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 (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com 

Tipsters now have the option of downloading the P3 Tips App from the Apple iTunes Store or from Google Play and submitting a tip directly from their cell phones. 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence # BA18014676

 

 

 

Police Seeking Identify of Suspect Following a Theft

Police Seeking Identify of Suspect Following a Theft
April 25th, 2018 - Police & the Community

On Monday, April 16, 2018, a purse had been stolen from Irvine Carpet One, located at 514 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.

Video surveillance had captured a suspect utilizing the complainant’s stolen credit and debit card at several locations throughout the City of Barrie.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (20 to 25 yrs.)
  • Wearing a black baseball hat, black jacket with fur lined hood, jeans and white running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Hennessy of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2717, dhennessy@barriepolice.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com 

Tipsters now have the option of downloading the P3 Tips App from the Apple iTunes Store or from Google Play and submitting a tip directly from their cell phones. 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18017292

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Investigators Seeking Witnesses in Early Morning Collision

Investigators Seeking Witnesses in Early Morning Collision
April 24th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Traffic Unit is seeking witnesses after a collision spanning two intersections in Barrie's south end is being investigated.

On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 6:20 am officers were called to an abandoned vehicle with obvious damage sitting off the road at Minet's Point Road and White Oaks Road, in the City of Barrie. The investigation revealed the initial collision occurred when the vehicle struck a curb at the intersection of Yonge Street and Minet's Point Road and continued to his resting spot approximately 500m down the road.  The driver was not on scene of the collision when officers first attended but contact has been made with the registered owner and the investigation is ongoing. 

Investigators in the Barrie Police Traffic Unit are seeking witnesses who may have observed this vehicle anywhere along Yonge Street or Minet's Point Road between 6:00 am and 6:20 am on Tuesday morning.  Please contact PC R Hueson of the Barrie Police Traffic Unit at 705-725-7025 ext. 2912 or email at rhueson@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 #: BA18018890

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Break and Enter Suspect in Possession of Profitable Amount Drugs when Arrested

Break and Enter Suspect in Possession of Profitable Amount Drugs when Arrested
April 23rd, 2018 - Police & the Community

On Thursday, April 19th, 2018 Barrie Police Service received a call for a break and enter that occurred some time the previous weekend.  The victim, who was away from his house for few days, returned to find some items missing and a neighbour reported speaking to someone who claimed to be a friend stopping by to check on the house.  It is believed the suspect entered the house located on Yonge Street near Little Avenue, in the City of Barrie, on Sunday, April 15th, 2018. The victim immediately suspected who had entered his house and made a phone call to confirm.  The male suspect admitted to the break and enter claiming the items were collateral on a previous debt owed. 

On Friday, April 20th, 2018 the Barrie Police Street Crime Unit, along with assistance from Uniform Patrol, arrested the 33-year-old Barrie male.  At the time of his arrest he was found to be in possession of 5lbs of Cannabis Marijuana, 28g of Cannabis Resin (Hashish), 3.9oz of Cocaine, as well as additional drug paraphernalia.  The street value of drugs seized as a result of this arrest exceeds $14 500.00. 

A short time later the Barrie Police Street Crime Unit, with further assistance from Uniform Patrol, executed a search warrant at the suspects residence in the area of Little Avenue and Huronia Road, in the City of Barrie, where much of the stolen property was located.  

The 33-year-old Barrie man was charged with:

  • Break & Enter with Intent to Commit Theft
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Breach of Recognizance
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking- Cannabis Marijuana
  • Possession of Cannabis Marijuana 
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking- Cannabis Resin
  • Possession of Cannabis Resin
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking- Cocaine
  • Possession of Cocaine

He was held at the Barrie Police Service pending a bail hearing to answer to his charges.  The stolen property recovered during the search warrant was returned to the victim.

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Occurrence #: BA18018068

High End Cognac Drinker Caught on Camera Stealing

High End Cognac Drinker Caught on Camera Stealing
April 20th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is looking for the public's assistance in locating a male who's face was caputured on camera as he stole three (3) expensive bottles of high end liquor.

On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 5:25 pm the male suspect entered the LCBO located at 587 Cundles Road in the City of Barrie.  An employee observed the male select a 750ml bottle of Bacardi White Rum which he concealed down his pants.  The suspect then walked down the middle aisle of the store and selected two (2) 750ml bottles of Courvoisier VSOP Cognac. He then went into the refrigerated section where he placed the two boxes  which held the bottles of Cognac into his back pack.  The male then proceeded out of the store making no attempt to pay for the over $200.00 worth of liquor concealed on him. 

Description:

  • Male, white
  • 45 to 55-years-old
  • Wearing a black NIKE hooded sweatshirt, black NIKE baseball hat, blue jeans, black running shoes and blue back pack with white piping around the edge

Police are still continuing their investigation at this time. Anyone who may have information is asked to please contact PC G Brickell of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2520 or email at gbrickell@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 #: BA18017938

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Investigation Profiled During Campaign Results In First Degree Murder Charges

Investigation Profiled During Campaign Results In First Degree Murder Charges
April 18th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(BARRIE, ON) – A creative joint investigation by members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Barrie Police Service has resulted in two criminal charges being laid more than 26 years after two people disappeared.

At a news conference today, OPP Detective-Superintendent Ken LEPPERT and Barrie Police Service Chief Kimberley GREENWOOD credited enhanced public discussions with helping to provide resolution to the 1991 disappearance and deaths of Grant AYERST and Norman WHALLEY.

Police have charged Michael Guido Gerald CLAES, 49-years-old, of Elmvale, Ontario with two counts of First Degree Murder. The accused appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on April 16, 2018 and has been remanded in custody.

The AYERST/WHALLEY disappearances were among the unsolved investigations profiled on a rolling billboard and in a series of video vignettes designed to generate information on unsolved murders and missing person cases in central Ontario. Beginning in May 2017, police used their respective social media platforms to unveil Simcoe County Case Files to reinvigorate investigations and provide resolutions to the families and friends who have survived tragic losses with local ties.

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It’s heartening to know this innovative Simcoe County Case Files approach to longer term investigations has produced tangible results. Sadly, police cannot reverse the tragic outcomes for the victims’ families and friends.  But we will continue to use whatever tools we can to support community safety and advance investigations.” – Detective-Superintendent Ken LEPPERT, OPP Criminal Investigation Services

“Our collaborative approach has produced a result that offers an opportunity for these grieving families to try to move forward having lived with their respective tragic losses for so long. And we have the viewing public to thank in part for their response to this new approach. – Chief Kimberley GREENWOOD, Barrie Police Service

Although not present at the news conference and respecting their continued desire for privacy, the Ayerst family provided a statement in response to the charges being laid:

We are extremely grateful for the renewed interest and attention brought to the disappearance of our son Grant through Simcoe County Case Files.

We wish to thank Detective Sergeant Andrew Taylor for his interest, dedication and persistence with this case. We also extend our sincere gratitude to the many people involved in helping to bring some resolution to our family concerning Grant's disappearance.

Early on in this tragedy we chose not to let the events surrounding Grant's disappearance destroy our lives and family. Instead we chose to keep the good memories alive, hope to move us forward and always anticipated the day we would have some resolution to this tragedy which disrupted out lives over 26 years ago. PATIENCE, KARMA and HOPE have paid off.

While this case is before the courts we have decided to refrain from making any public comments. We thank the media in advance for respecting our wishes.

We now put our trust and hope in the judicial system to hold accountable the individual or individuals responsible for Grant's disappearance". - The Ayerst Family

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Grant AYERST, 21-years-old, of Barrie, Ontario and Norman WHALLEY, 36-years-old, of British Columbia were last seen leaving a Toronto hotel on September 11, 1991. Their remains have yet to be recovered. Since May 2017, four investigations involving a total of five victims who met with foul play in or near the City of Barrie have been profiled in episodic videos posted to a dedicated Simcoe County Case Files page on Facebook which continue to be viewed and have been shared thousands of times. They include:

  • Cindy HALLIDAY, 17-years-old, of Waverley, Ontario who was last seen hitchhiking near Midhurst on April 20, 1992. She had been visiting a friend in the City of Barrie. Her remains were discovered in a wooded area of Springwater Township on June 17, 1992.
     
  • April DOBSON, 40-years-old, was outdoors, sitting on a porch at a friend’s residence in Barrie when she was tragically shot to death on October 14, 2005.
     
  • Barrie area resident Jaimee Lee MILLER, 30-years-old, was last seen by family and friends in mid-October 2015 and reported missing on November 2, 2015. Her body was discovered March 16, 2016 in a wooded area off Gill Road in Springwater Township north of the City of Barrie. The OPP and the Office of the Chief Coroner have determined her death to be a homicide.

The dedicated Simcoe County Case Files Facebook page remains active and the videos remain available on the OPP Corporate Communications YouTube channel . Viewers can provide information by calling the dedicated Simcoe County Case Files Hotline toll-free at 1-844-677-5030, by email at SimcoeCountyCaseFiles@opp.ca or – to remain anonymous – call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Media resources, including poster graphics of the unresolved cases, remain available at this link: www.opp.ca/media/SimcoeCountyCaseFiles

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

  • Constable Sarah BAMFORD
    Corporate Communications, Media Officer
    Barrie Police Service
    Phone: (705) 725-7025 Ext. 2680     
    E-mail:  sbamford@barriepolice.ca 
     
  • Sergeant Peter LEON
    Community Safety Coordinator
    OPP Central Region
    Phone: (705) 330-3713      
    E-mail: peter.leon@opp.ca 

 

Barrie Police Gun Amnesty Mid-Campaign

 Barrie Police Gun Amnesty Mid-Campaign
April 17th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(BARRIE, ON) – The Barrie Police Service has safely secured 22 weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition midway through a month-long Gun Amnesty campaign.

Since the launch of the gun amnesty, 22 items were recovered through appointments made with Barrie Police officers. These included restricted, prohibited and vintage weapons. Just over 1,500 pieces of ammunition were surrendered during this period.

The gun amnesty will be in effect until Monday, April 30, 2018 for any Barrie resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories, or ammunition. The public is reminded that no amnesty is offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime and no anonymous submissions will be accepted.

Interested gun owners are strongly urged to call the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-728-5629 to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons. Gun owners residing within OPP jurisdiction can contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or use the OPP website at opp.ca/gunamnesty 

Under NO circumstances should anyone deliver guns or ammunition directly to police facilities.

DID YOU KNOW

  • The Gun Amnesty does not prevent or limit the transfer of ownership or sale of firearms to and by third parties who have a valid Possession and Acquisition Licence .
  • During the amnesty, police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in firearms and ammunition.
  • Although a majority of firearms surrendered to police will be destroyed, a number of firearms may be retained for historical, educational or training purposes.
  • All municipal police services in Ontario are participating in the Gun Amnesty.
  • For more information on the Canadian Firearms Program visit the RCMP's national website at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm. There you will find some general safety information, as well as information on Inherited Firearms.

Three Males Sought After Dashing Thefts

Three Males Sought After Dashing Thefts
April 17th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service was called to two (2) retail locations on Bayfield Street after two men were seen grabbing items and fleeing the area in the same get-away car driven by a third male.

On Saturday, April 14th, 2018 between 3:00 pm and 3:10 pm two males entered the Factory Direct located at 400 Bayfield Street in the City of Barrie, when one male grabbed a Panasonic 4K Upscale Blue-ray player and ran from the store setting off alarms. Employees working at the time were able to run after the males but could only catch a glimpse of the get-away car.  Within moments the same group of males attended Old Navy located at 468 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  At this location the males are observed selecting items in a mesh shopping bag and dashing from the store, again setting off alarms alerting staff. An off duty officer was also alerted by the alarm, and although unaware of the ongoing incident, collected the licence plate of the vehicle as it pulled out of the parking lot. A third male was observed as being involved as the driver waiting in the vehicle to flee however police have yet to collect surveillance that captures this suspect. Further investigation revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen and has since be located abandoned in Springwater Township.

The identify of the three (3) suspects is currently unknown.  The surveillance video available at this time does not show a clear view of the suspects faces however the stature and clothing worn by the suspects is identifiable.

Description Suspect #1: 

  • Male, white
  • 20 to 25-years-old
  • Short brown hair
  • Wearing a black hat with white front with "BROWNING", dark hooded sweatshirt, brown winter jacket, wearing dark gloves, dark pants and dark shoes

Description Suspect #2:

  • Male, white
  • 20 to 30-years-old
  • Wearing a beige hooded winter jacket with dark stripe across front, dark 'ROOTS' sweat pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt and light colored running shoes

Description Suspect #3:

  • Male, white
  • 20 to 30-years old
  • Short hair
  • Wearing a 'camo' baseball cap with symbol on front on front and Canada flag on right side, grey hooded winter jacket, black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a left grey glove and right black glove

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact either of the two investigating officers:

  1. PC B Traves at 705-725-7025 ext. 2676 or email at btraves@barriepolice.ca 
  2. PC G Danaj at 705-725-7025 ext. 2746 or gdanaj@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 #: BA18017286 & BA18017298

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

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Police To Update Joint Missing Persons Investigation - News Conference

 Police To Update Joint Missing Persons Investigation - News Conference
April 17th, 2018 - Police & the Community

(BARRIE, ON) – Members of the media are invited to join representatives from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Barrie Police Service tomorrow as they provide a significant update to a lengthy joint investigation.

Barrie Police Chief Kimberley GREENWOOD and OPP Detective-Superintendent Ken LEPPERT will announce a resolution to one of the missing persons and unsolved homicide investigations profiled in the Simcoe County Case Files social media video series.

Date:         Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time:        11:00 a.m. ET 
Location:  Barrie Police Service Headquarters - D.S.F. Cameron Room, 29 Sperling Drive, Barrie, ON L4M 6K9

The media conference will be broadcast live via Periscope on Twitter @OPP_CR and on Facebook Live via the Barrie Police Service Facebook account. One-on-one interviews will be available following the formal media conference. For members of the media unable to attend in person, requests for interviews with the primary spokespersons and subject matter experts can be arranged in advance via the media contacts below.

 

 Media Contacts:

  •  Constable Sarah BAMFORD
    Corporate Communications, Media Officer
    Barrie Police Service
    Phone: (705) 725-7025 Ext. 2680   
    E-mail:  sbamford@barriepolice.ca
     
  • Sergeant Peter LEON
    Community Safety Coordinator
    OPP Central Region
    Phone: (705) 330-3713      
    E-mail: peter.leon@opp.ca 

 

 

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