UPDATE: MONDAY, MARCH 20th, 2017
On Saturday, March 18th, 2017 the second male wanted in relation to the November 5th, 2016 incident turned himself into police. He did not wish to provide police with any information on the incident except that he does not ride a motorcycle.
The 30-year-old Angus man was charged with:
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle (Criminal Code)
- Flight from Police Officer (Criminal Code)
- Class M1 License Holder- drive on prohibited highway (Highway Traffic Act)
- Drive Motor Vehicle No Plates (Highway Traffic Act)
- Stunt Driving (Highway Traffic Act)
Both males will be in both Provincial Traffic Court and Criminal Court to answer to the list of charges in April.
UPDATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2017
Barrie Police Traffic Unit have spent months working on this investigation; collecting evidence and reviewing video resulting in officers identifying both drivers.
During the investigation police uncovered a second incident occurring on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 where two suspects on motorcycles were travelling at high rates of speed, preforming "wheelies" and weaving in and out of traffic. Barrie Police were called by a concerned citizen after he felt the motorcycles were driving dangerously eastbound on Dunlop Street West, in the City of Barrie. Subsequently police located the two motorcycles on Dunlop Street West turning onto Bayfield Street northbound. When the officer attempted to stop the pair they refused, speeding up to pull another "wheelie" while gesturing towards officers. Police did not continue to follow the suspects as they merged onto highway 400.
On Thursday, March 16th, 2017 a 30-year-old Barrie man turned himself in to police after being contacted in relation to the incident and was charged with:
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle x 2 (Criminal Code)
- Flight from Police Officer x 2 (Criminal Code)
- Drive While Under Suspension x 2 (Highway Traffic Act)
- Plate Not Clearly Visible x 2 (Highway Traffic Act)
- Stunt Driving x 2 (Highway Traffic Act)
The second male motorcyclist has not attended the station at this time and a warrant will be sought at this time.
Anyone who may have information on either incident please contact PC C Allport of the Barrie Police Service Traffic Unit at 705-725-7025 ext. 2913 or email at email@example.com. 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 #: BA16056545 & BA1655677
Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180
Barrie Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two drivers who fled from police after a traffic stop was initiated on one of Barrie's busiest streets.
On Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 9:30pm officers observed two motorcycles on Bayfield Street north of Cundles Road, in the City of Barrie. The motorcycles were seen driving at high rates of speed, riding on their rear wheels and swerving between lanes. At the intersection of Bayfield Street and Livingstone Street the two riders proceeded through a red light while oncoming traffic had a left turn right of way. When police attempted to stop the motorcycles one accelerated northbound on Bayfield Street and out of city limits. The second motorcycle accelerated and made a U-turn at Bayfield Street and Hanmer Road to flee southbound on Bayfield Street.
A local citizen was able to safely photograph the motorcycles while stopped on Bayfield Street and Barrie Police are hoping that someone recognizes some identifying features of either the riders or the bikes. Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC C Allport of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2913 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Prepared by: PC N Rodgers