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4th Annual Barrie Police Home Safe 5KM Run/Walk

4th Annual Barrie Police Home Safe 5KM Run/Walk
April 26th, 2017 - Police & the Community

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Barrie Police Service will be hosting the 4th Annual Home Safe 5KM Run/Walk to benefit the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County and Autism Ontario - Simcoe County. The Home Safe 5KM Run/Walk is an event for families and participants of all ages. The event has enticed additional participants every year, and with the assistance of our esteemed sponsors we have raised over $5,000.00 for our charities of choice.

The event continues to bring further awareness to our Vulnerable Person Registry, which now boasts over 45 registrants. The Vulnerable Person Registry (VPR) is a program in Barrie that allows caregivers of vulnerable persons to submit vital information to a database that is used by police and other emergency services during a crisis situation. Examples of Vulnerable Persons may include persons with; Alzheimer's Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorder, an Acquired Brain Injury or a Mental Health condition. For more information on this program click here.

The Barrie Police Service is honored to have KC Colby from CTV Barrie joining the event as the Master of Ceremonies. We are also pleased to have for a third year; the staff from Barrie Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation will be on-site to kick off this event with a dynamic warm-up! Kool FM and Rock 95 will also be on location.

The event will take place at Heritage Park, on Lakeshore, commencing at 6:15 p.m. All participants will follow a marked 5km route around Kempenfelt Bay, beginning and ending at Heritage Park. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to take part. Whether participants walk, run or ride their bikes when they cross that finish line a medal of participation will be awarded to everyone!

As a bonus, all registered participants are automatically entered into post-race draws, with several prizes from: Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery, Groovy Tuesday’s Bistro, Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club, Cabela's and many more!

Entry Fees

      1.  Option (A)

  • Single Entry - Adult/ Child (8-14yrs.) $35.00 per person
  • Click here to view/print registration form.

      2.  Option (B)

  • Family/Group Rate (4 or more) $25.00 per person
  • Click here to view/print registration form.

Registration Options           

1. On-line (Single Registration Only)

  • All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Click here to go to the Running Room secure registration page. Please fill out your information on the registration form. Make sure to include your proper email address.

2. Event Day - Heritage Park (Registration 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

  • Group/Family Rate registration
  • T-shirt / Goodie bag pick-up for all participants.
  • Registration forms can be completed ahead of time. Click here

Contact Information

For further information e-mail: info@barriepolice.ca  or contact Corporate Communications at (705)725-7025 –ext. 2926. Please check the Barrie Police Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event updates!

 

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The Search for Missing Mandy Thompson Expands North of Highway 11

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February 3rd, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Update) Monday, April, 18, 2017 - 5:15 p.m. 

The Barrie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continued the search north of Highway 11 for 72-year-old Mandy Thompson.

Mandy went missing from her Barrie home on Friday, February 3, 2017 just before 7:30 a.m. The search expanded into Oro-Medonte Township after she was captured on video surveillance walking northbound on Penetanguishene Road at 10:00 a.m. the day she was reported missing.

Extensive searches east of Penetanguishene Road were conducted throughout the month of February, which included air and ground searches utilizing snowmobiles, K9 and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).  In March search teams from Barrie Police Service and OPP conducted a second search over a two-day period during a brief mild spell, utilizing all search resources including ATV’s.

On Tuesday, April, 18, 2017, temperatures made search efforts favorable. A search was commenced which expanded north of Highway 11. Several areas that had been ice and snow covered during the initial search were re-visited and thoroughly searched. At the time of Mandy’s disappearance she had the ability to travel a significant distance in a short period of time.

The mild weather has provided access to areas which had been previously inaccessible as a result of heavy snow and ice build-up. Police are requesting that anyone living in the areas previously search and north of Highway 11 to thoroughly check their properties including barns, sheds, vehicles, garages and any receptacles on their properties.

Further search efforts will now be commenced upon receiving any additional leads, utilizing the required resources. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Tip Line at (705)725-7025 ext. 2160. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


Police will Continue to Search for Clues into Mandy's Disappearance
(Update) Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.

Throughout the past two days police took advantage of the mild weather, which provided favorable search conditions for the Barrie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police, in the search for Mandy Thompson.

The investigation into her disappearance is ongoing and continues to be treated as a missing person’s investigation. Police will resume any search efforts utilizing the required resources as new information becomes available. Assigned investigators with the Barrie Police Investigative Services Unit will continue to follow up with any further tips they receive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Tip Line at (705)725-7025 ext. 2160 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


Air and Ground Searches for Mandy Thompson Resume Wednesday

(Update) Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 5:45 p.m.

The search for Mandy Thompson will resume Wednesday morning throughout the Oro-Medonte Township area, east of Penetanguishene Road.  Search teams comprised of Canine, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s (drones) and the Ontario Provincial Police helicopter will continue to be utilized.

Mild weather conditions have resulted in rapid melting of ice and snow, leaving search efforts favorable. Investigators are requesting anyone living in the Oro-Medonte Township area east of Penetanguishene Road to thoroughly check their properties including barns, sheds, vehicles, garages and any receptacles on their properties.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Tip Line at (705)725-7025 ext. 2160. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.tipsubmit.com

For all media inquiries please contact Constable S. Bamford at (705)627-3162

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


(Update) Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The disappearance of Mandy Thompson has left investigators actively seeking any potential witnesses and additional leads that will assist in locating Mandy.

The Barrie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be conducting air and ground searches, with the assistance of volunteers from Georgian Bay Search and Rescue, beginning Tuesday, February, 28. The mild weather conditions will assist search teams to cover previously searched areas east of Penetanguishene Road, into Oro-Medonte Township. 

Investigators believe that Mandy was last seen walking northbound on Penetanguishene Road on Friday, February 3, at approximately 10:00 a.m. Mandy had been wearing a black knee length jacket and white running shoes when she was reported missing. Investigators are requesting anyone living in the north-east end of Barrie and areas east of Penetanguishene Road to thoroughly check their properties including barns, sheds, vehicles, garages and any receptacles on their properties.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Tip Line at (705)725-7025 ext. 2160. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.tipsubmit.com

For all media inquiries please contact Constable S. Bamford at (705)627-3162

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


(Update) Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:45 p.m.

Investigators are seeking any further leads into the disappearance of Mandy Thompson.

A woman believed to be Mandy was captured on video surveillance walking northbound on Penetanguishene Road on Friday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. Mandy has the ability to travel a significant distance in a short period of time and police are requesting that anyone living in the area(s) being searched to thoroughly check their properties including barns, sheds, vehicles, garages and any receptacles on their properties.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Tip Line at (705)725-7025 ext. 2160. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.tipsubmit.com


Following a Seven Day Search for Mandy Thompson Investigators Continue to Seek Further Leads

(Update) Friday, February 10, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.

On Friday, February 10, ground and aerial searches for Mandy Thompson continued with the combined resources of the Barrie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police. Approximately 200 vehicles were canvased along Penetanguishene Road between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in efforts to obtain any further information on Mandy.

The investigation continues to be treated as a missing person’s investigation and following an organized seven day ground and air search, the search will now take a different direction. Assigned investigators with the Barrie Police Investigative Services Unit will continue to follow up with any further tips. Upon receiving any additional leads the Barrie Police will commence searches utilizing the required resources.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Tip Line at (705)725-7025 ext. 2160. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


The Search For Mandy Thompson Continues Friday Morning

(Update) Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:40 p.m.

Today the Barrie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police continued the search for Mandy Thompson in the northeast end of Barrie encompassing the areas of Oro-Medonte east of Penetanguishene Road.   

On Friday, February 10, search teams will resume their ground search and if weather permits aerial searches will commence. The driver of a black truck towing a vehicle on Penetanguishene Road, near Napoleon Home Comfort was captured on video surveillance on Friday, February 3, 10:59 a.m. Police are requesting the driver of that vehicle to contact Investigators as they could have information that may assist in locating Mandy.

Any details surrounding Mandy’s disappearance is vital and police are encouraging anyone with information to call the tip line at (705) 725-7025 ext. 2160. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or anonymously online at www.tipsubmit.com 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


Tips Continue to Assist Police in the Search for Mandy Thompson - The Search will Continue Thursday Morning.

(Update) Wednesday, February 7, 2017 - 5:40 p.m.

The Barrie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police will continue searching for Mandy Thompson Thursday morning. Investigators will be canvassing residential neighborhoods and businesses along Penetanguishene Road and throughout the northeast end of Barrie. Police Search and Rescue Teams will continue to further their search efforts into Oro-Medonte Township.

A woman believed to be Mandy was captured on video surveillance walking northbound on Penetanguishene Road on Friday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. Mandy has the ability to travel a significant distance in a short period of time and police are requesting that anyone living in the area(s) being searched to thoroughly check their properties including barns, sheds, vehicles, garages and any receptacles on their properties.

Investigators have received new video surveillance of a black tow truck parked on Penetanguishene Road near Napoleon Home Comfort on Friday, February 3, 10:59 a.m. Investigators believe the tow truck had been hooking up a vehicle and are looking to speak with the driver in efforts to obtain any further information that may assist in locating Mandy.

Mandy is described as;

  • 5'8
  • Medium build
  • Short red/brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Wearing a black knee length jacket, white sweater, jeans and white running shoes.

Police have set up a tip line at (705) 725-7025 ext. 2160 for anyone who may have information on Mandy Thompson. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or anonymously online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


The Search for Mandy Thompson Continues Wednesday Morning

(Update) Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 5:40 p.m.

As a result of inclement weather and limited daylight search efforts by the Barrie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police will continue Wednesday morning. 

Police will continue extensively searching the northeast end of Barrie and beyond the city limits into Oro-Medonte Township.

Police have set up a tip line at (705) 725-7025 ext. 2160 for anyone who may have information on Mandy Thompson. Anonymous tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or anonymously online at www.tipsubmit.com 

Police continue to request that anyone living in the area(s) being searched to thoroughly check their properties including barns, sheds, vehicles and garages for any possible sightings of Mandy.  

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


The Barrie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police Conducted a Joint Investigation into the Disappearance of Mandy Thompson

(Update) Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The investigation into the disappearance of Mandy Thompson is now being conducted as a joint investigation by the Barrie Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police.

The search will continue east of Penetanguishene Road and surrounding areas of Oro-Medonte Township. Police will be utilizing a helicopter, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle's(UAV),snowmobiles, Police Search and Rescue Teams and K9.

Mandy has the ability to travel significant distances in a short period of time. Police are requesting anyone who resides in the Oro-Medonte Township area east of Penetanguishene Road and surrounding areas to check their properties including barns, sheds, vehicles and garages for any possible sightings of Mandy.  

Anyone who may have external video surveillance or information is asked to contact Barrie Police at 705-725-7025 Ext. 2129 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or anonymously submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


The Search for Mandy Thompson Expands into Oro-Medonte Township

(Update) Monday, February 6, 2016 - 5:40 p.m.

The Barrie Police Search and Rescue Teams have continued the search for Mandy Thompson and will continue searching into the evening. 

A tip was received earlier today which extended search efforts into Oro-Medonte Township, east of Penetanguishene Road and Georgian Drive. Further investigation has provided police with video surveillance which resembles a woman believed to be Mandy Thompson walking northbound on Penetanguishene Road on Friday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m.

Mandy has the ability to travel significant distances in a short period of time. Police are requesting anyone who resides in the Oro-Medonte Township area east of Penetanguishene Road and surrounding areas to check their properties including barns, sheds, vehicles and garages for any possible sightings of Mandy.  

Anyone who may have external video surveillance or information is asked to contact Barrie Police at 705-725-7025 Ext. 2129 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or anonymously submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


The Search for Mandy Thompson Continues

(Update) Monday, February 6, 2017

As of Friday, February 3, Search and Rescue Teams have extensively searched for Mandy Thompson throughout the City of Barrie.

The search will continue today and police are requesting residents within the City of Barrie and surrounding areas to check their backyards, sheds, vehicles and garages for any possible sightings of Mandy.

Anyone who may have external video surveillance and resides in the following areas is asked to contact police. Investigators are looking for any information that could provide further leads.

  • Laidlaw Drive
  • Hanmer Street, West
  • Ford Street 
  • Anne Street, North
  • Livingstone Street West 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police at 705-725-7025 Ext. 2129 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or anonymously submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


Missing - Mandy Thompson (72 yrs.)

(Update) Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Barrie Police Search and Rescue Teams will continue their search today for Mandy Thompson.

Investigators will canvass the area of Laidlaw Drive to speak with witnesses, while Search and Rescue Teams along with Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue continue to search extensively in the area of Sunnidale Park.

We continue to ask residents to check their backyards, sheds, vehicles and garages for any possible sightings of Mandy.

Anyone who may have external video surveillance and resides in the following areas is asked to contact police. Investigators are looking for any information that could provided further leads.

  • Laidlaw Drive
  • Hanmer Street, West
  • Ford Street 
  • Anne Street, North
  • Livingstone Street West 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police at 705-725-7025 Ext. 2129 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or anonymously submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


Missing - Mandy Thompson (72 yrs.)

(Update) Saturday, February, 4, 2017

An extensive search by Search and Rescue Teams continued throughout the night yielding negative results. The Search for Mandy Thompson will continue this morning and throughout the day with the assistance of Barrie Fire and Georgian Bay Search and Rescue - a trained and qualified organization.

Police have been asked by numerous residents how the community can assist. We are asking residents to check their backyards, sheds, vehicles and garages for any possible sightings of Mandy.

We are requesting our social media followers to continue sharing our information as it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to call police immediately at 705-725-7025 ext. 2106 or 2107.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


Missing - Mandy Thompson (72 yrs.)

(Update) Friday, February, 3, 2017

The search for Mandy Thompson continues. We are asking residents in the areas of Laidlaw Drive and Livingstone Street East and West areas to check their backyards, sheds and garages for any possible sightings of Mandy.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

Mandy is described as;

  • 5'8
  • Medium build
  • Short red hair
  • Wearing a long black coat and white running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police immediately at 705-725-7025 ext. 2106 or 2107.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804


Missing - Mandy Thompson (72 yrs.)

The Barrie Police is seeking the public's assistance in locating a 72-year-old woman. Mandy Thompson went missing from her residence on Laidlaw Drive, in the City of Barrie just before 7:30 a.m. this morning.

Police are concerned for her safety, and believe she is not dressed for the inclement  weather.

Mandy is described as;

  • 5'8
  • Medium build
  • Short red hair
  • Wearing a long black coat and white running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Barrie Police immediately at 705-725-7025 ext. 2106 or 2107.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17005804

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Stolen Plates and Theft of Gas

Stolen Plates and Theft of Gas
April 28th, 2017 - Police & the Community

On Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 2:55pm an unknown male attended the Petro Canada Gas Station located at 151 Mapleview Drive West, in the City of Barrie.  The male pumped over $80.00 worth of gas into the silver, newer model Nissan Altima he was driving.  The licence plates on the vehicle had previously been reported stolen from a vehicle in Toronto and did not match with the Nissan.  Once the male had finished pumping gas, he returned to the vehicle and left without making payment.  

Suspect Description:

  • Male, South Asian or Middle East Asian
  • 30-35 years-old
  • 6', large build
  • Black hair and black beard
  • Wearing eye glasses, green hoodie, camo cargo shorts and running shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC R Wentzell of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2575 or email at rwentzell@barriepolice.ca. 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 #: BA17018168

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

 

Missing 37-year-old Female: Jennifer Sutherland

Name: Jennifer Sutherland
Age: 37
Missing Since: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Occurrence Number: BA17020005
Missing 37-year-old Female: Jennifer Sutherland
April 26th, 2017 - Missing Persons

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 37-year-old woman from the City of Barrie. 

Jennifer Sutherland was last seen by her family and friends on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. Since this date she has missed various appointments she is usually quite diligent in keeping and her disappearance has left family and friends concerned for her well-being. Jennifer is known to visit several Barrie service centers on a regular basis and tends to frequent the downtown core. 

Jennifer is described as:

Female, white
Thin build, 5’2”, 120lbs
Green eyes
Long brown hair 
Purple rose tattoo on right thigh
 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180
Occurrence: BA17020005

Missing 37-year-old Female: Jennifer Sutherland

Missing 37-year-old Female: Jennifer Sutherland
April 26th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 37-year-old woman from the City of Barrie. 

Jennifer Sutherland was last seen by her family and friends on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. Since this date she has missed various appointments she is usually quite diligent in keeping and her disappearance has left family and friends concerned for her well-being. Jennifer is known to visit several Barrie service centers on a regular basis and tends to frequent the downtown core. 

Jennifer is described as:

  • Female, white
  • Thin build, 5’2”, 120lbs
  • Green eyes
  • Long brown hair 
  • Purple rose tattoo on right thigh
     

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180
Occurrence: BA17020005

String of Thefts from Vehicles Leads to Frauds

String of Thefts from Vehicles Leads to Frauds
April 26th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is currently investigating an increased amount of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Barrie area.  With the increase of thefts we have also had various occurrences where stolen debit and credit cards have been used in fraudulent transactions throughout the city.

Jones Drive Area

On Thursday, April 20th, 2017 between midnight and 5:00am a vehicle parked in a driveway was entered on Jones Drive, in the City of Barrie, where a wallet along with valuables were stolen. The suspect was captured on video surveillance at both Grove Street and Blake Street between 5:50am-6:10am using the stolen property to purchase items.  The female has since been identified and a warrant is being sought for her arrest.

Belcourt Avenue Area

On Friday. April 21st, 2017 a vehicle was entered at an address on Belcourt Avenue, in the City of Barrie. The thief took off with various items including a black wrist watch, Nike duffle bag, Nike Flyknit black gym shoes, brown Rayban sunglasses, a Boston Pizza fishbowl and a wallet. At 2:30am the suspect was captured on video surveillance at convenience store on Duckworth Street using cards from the stolen wallet. 

The male is described as:

  • Male, white 
  • Approximately 5'8" 
  • Early to mid 20's
  • Wearing sunglasses, a red ball cap with black beak, headphones around his neck, black leather coat and jeans

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC K Groh of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2533 or email at kgroh@barriepolice.ca.

Harwood Drive Area

On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 between midnight and 6:00am two vehicles were entered at two different addresses on Harwood Drive, in the City of Barrie, where a wallet was stolen from each vehicle. The suspect attended gas stations at Ferndale Drive South and Bryne Drive using the stolen cards to purchase various items. 

The male is described as:

  • Male, white
  • Early to mid 20's
  • Scruffy brown beard
  • Wearing Blue Jays hat, black hooded sweatshirt, silver chain, black t-shirt and black pants

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC K Barkley of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2609 or email at kbarkley@barriepolice.ca.

*UPDATE: The male suspect in the Harwood Drive Area frauds has been identified by tips received by the community.  A warrant is being sought for his arrest. 

As the consistent nice weather approaches, residents are reminded to take all valuables inside their home at night.  Start a new routine of ensuring your car is locked by clicking the fob each night on the way to bed, ensuring it is locked thought out the dark hours of the night.  Also, remember valuables can be taken from vehicles parked in driveways, parking lots and on the side of the road in daylight as well.  Take a moment to ensure your car is locked each time you leave it and valuables are out of sight.

If you see anything suspicious in your neighbourhood please call (705) 725-7025 to place a non-emergency call for service or 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency.  Any information on suspects can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Occurrence #: BA17019211, BA17019454, BA17019964

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Suspect Wanted in Robbery at Mac's

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Suspect Wanted in Robbery at Mac's
April 24th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a robbery that took place overnight after a male demanded money and cigarettes from a local convenience store.

On Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 1:40am a male entered the Mac’s Convenience store located at 151 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  The suspect approached the counter, armed with a knife, and demanded the store employee turnover money from the cash register. The employee complied with the demand and upon collecting the money also grabbed cigarettes placing all items in a black backpack. The suspect fled the store on foot and was last seen heading eastbound through the parking lot.

The employee did not sustain any physical injuries as a result of the incident.

We would like to remind citizens to cooperate with suspects should they find themselves the victim of robbery. Try to get the best description possible and call 9-1-1 immediately. Always be aware of suspicious people and/or vehicles and report them to police.

Suspect Description:

  • Male, white
  • 6' tall, large build
  • Wearing a black balaclava , black jacket and plaid pajama style pants carrying a black backpack 

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact the Criminal Investigative Division of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129. 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 #: BA17019792

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

The Barrie Police Service Annual Awards Ceremony

The Barrie Police Service Annual Awards Ceremony
April 21st, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service (BPS) will recognize the bravery, exceptional achievements and the efforts of numerous citizens and members of the Barrie Police Service on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. This event is the annual Barrie Police Service Awards Ceremony, and will take place at the Lion’s Gate Banquet Hall, located at 386 Blake Street, in the City of Barrie.

Chief Kimberley Greenwood has said “The Barrie Police Service is excited to honour the brave men and women of our service and members of the community for their outstanding work, acts of bravery, altruism and profound contribution to public safety and security. We are also pleased to honour serving and retired members with years of exemplary service that have made a tremendous contribution to the safety of our city and the Barrie Police Service. I would like to congratulate all of the award recipients; they have our respect, our praise and deepest thanks.”

Police Exemplary Service Medal - This medal is a national recognition for twenty (20) years of exemplary service.The Police Exemplary Service Medal is issued by the Chancellor of Canadian Orders and Decorations, and is authorized by Her Majesty the Queen as a National Honour. In addition to their Exemplary Service Medals these recipients will be receiving congratulatory scrolls from The City of Barrie and the Federal and Provincial Government.  

  1. Inspector Rob Burke
  2. Sergeant Patrick Brouillard
  3. Sergeant Andrew Butler
  4. Sergeant Don Moore
  5. D/Constable Chris Castonguay
  6. D/Constable Anneli Farrell
  7. Constable Karl Franke
  8. Constable Brad Traves
  9. Constable Duncan Watson
     

Police Exemplary Service Bar - This is awarded to members for each ten (10) year period of full-time service after being awarded the Exemplary Service Medal. This year's recipients will be receiving their thirty (30) year Exemplary Service Bar.

  1. Inspector Paul McGarry
  2. Staff Sergeant Thomas Sinclair
  3. Constable Cameron Cooper
  4. Staff Sergeant Mark Holden (retried)
  5. Sergeant Gordon Speers (retired)
     

Civilian Service Pin - The Barrie Police Service pays tribute to the dedicated civilian members who play an indispensable role within the organization. Our civilian members provide critical and essential services; without these members our service could not accomplish its core business as effectively as it does. These pins are presented in five (5) year increments.

  1. Shirley Hrynyk                    35 years
  2. Mary Brown                        25 years
  3. Iris Riviere                          25 years
  4. Barbara Howse                  20 years
  5. Donna Borda                     15 years
  6. Nancy Halas                      15 years
  7. Heather McWhinnie           15 years
  8. Jennifer Haenni                 10 years
  9. Marie McWilliams              10 years
  10. Paula Curry                         5 years
  11. Jennifer Desole-Paine         5 years
  12. Brandon Scott                     5 years
  13. Canine Thor                        5 years
     

Formal Commendation Certificate - This award is to commend a member(s) for excellent work that goes beyond the normal or expected level of work performance.

  1. Constable Geoff Allain
  2. Constable Christopher Allport
  3. Constable Brett  Carleton
  4. Constable Kurt Hemington
  5. Constable Don Langdon
  6. Constable Pat Morrow
  7. Constable Avneet Singh
  8. Constable Jonathan Watt
  9. Constable Andrew Young
  10. Constable Erica Sinclair
  11. Christine Atkinson
  12. Shirley Dunn
  13. Dana Forrest
  14. Tonya Kennedy
  15. Melissa Nadeau
     

Award of Merit - This is awarded to a member(s) or citizen(s) in recognition of continuous and professional representation of the Barrie Police Service through voluntary participation with an organization, board, activity, etc.

  1. Staff Sergeant Linda Moorhouse
  2. Sergeant Susan Gillies

Citizen Award - This award is bestowed to a citizen(s) that has assisted and cooperated with the Barrie Police Service in such a manner that their actions merit special recognition.

  1. Domenic Bianchi
  2. Rudy Maset

Civilian Agency Award -This is awarded to a civilian agency, service club or to a member or citizen as authorized, by the Chief.

  1. CARAH House

Chief of Police Award This is awarded to a member(s) or citizen(s) for dedication and perseverance to a task that promotes the Barrie Police Service either internally or in the community.  

  1. Terry Leigh
  2. Mari Sue Bachmeier
  3. Stephen Bound
  4. Julie Kumar
  5. Sonja Verbeek

Life Saving Award -This is awarded to a member(s) or citizen(s) for an act that resulted in the rescue or the saving of a person’s life.

  1. Constable Jonathan Watt
  2. Constable Erica Sinclair
  3. Kelcey McGrath
  4. Lauren McGrath
  5. Vince McGrath

For media inquiries and/or attendance, please contact Corporate Communications at (705)725-7025 ext. 2926.

 

 

Police Looking to Identify After Theft by Three Males

Police Looking to Identify After Theft by Three Males
April 21st, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two out of three suspects involved in a theft from a local grocery store after receiving video surveillance. 

On Sunday, March 30th, 2017 at 4:50pm three males entered Food Basics located at 555 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.  The trio approached the meat department and selected various items including a rotisserie chicken.  Two of the males carried the meat out of the store with the third male close behind.  There was no attempt to pay for any of the items the two males had concealed.

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC S Bovair of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2643 or email at sbovair@barriepolice.ca. 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 #: BA17015490

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Joint Forces Operation Leads to Five Men Charged with Child Pornography Offences

Joint Forces Operation Leads to Five Men Charged with Child Pornography Offences
April 19th, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Orillia, ON) -Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit, the Barrie Police Service (Internet Child Exploitation) and the South Simcoe Police Service jointly worked on several separate investigations involving the online exploitation of children. These investigations took place over a two month period and resulted in the execution of eight search warrants, the seizure and forensic examination of 47 devices and the arrest five men in separate child pornography investigations.

A total of 16 child sexual exploitation charges including; luring a child over the Internet, possession, accessing and making available-images of child pornography. A related investigation has been forwarded to law enforcement partners in the United States for follow up.

A summary of the investigations, involved persons and charges laid are as follows:

  • March 28, 2017 the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and the South Simcoe Police Service concluded a child pornography investigation. Kyle EVANS, 25-years-old of the Town of Bradford, Ontario was charged with 2 counts of Possession of child pornography. The accused will return to court on May 18, 2017 in Bradford, Ontario.
     
  • On April 3, 2017, the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit and the Barrie Police Service (ICE unit) conducted an online undercover investigation resulting in an arrest of a 26-year-old male from Barrie, Ontario. Police charged Jayme SYRING, 26-years-old of the City of Barrie, Ontario with two counts of luring a child over the Internet.The accused was later released from a bail hearing and will return to court on April 12, 2017 in Barrie, Ontario.
     
  • On April 4, 2017 the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit, Huntsville OPP Detachment and the Barrie Police Service (ICE unit) arrested a man following a child pornography investigation. Frederick (Rod) MacLeod, 58-years-old of Huntsville, Ontario was arrested and charged with three counts of Possession of child pornography. The accused was released from a bail hearing and will return to court on April 19, 2017 in Huntsville, Ontario.
     
  • On April 4, 2017 the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit and the Barrie Police Service (ICE unit) arrested a man following a child pornography investigation. Richard SHEARDOWN, 50-years-old of the City of Barrie,Ontario was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of child pornography. The accused was released from a bail hearing and will return to court on May 1, 2017 in Barrie, Ontario.
     
  • On April 5, 2017 the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit and the Nottawasaga OPP Detachment arrested a man following a child pornography investigation initiated by the Greater Sudbury Police Service. Thomas Arthur REID, 61-years-old of Essa Township, Ontario was arrested and charged with three counts of Possession of child pornography, two counts of accessing child pornography and making available child pornography. The accused was released from a bail hearing and will return to court on April 17, 2017 in Bradford, Ontario.

The investigations are continuing.

Contact: OPP Acting/Detective Sergeant Brian McDermott - Child Sexual Exploitation Unit
Phone: (705) 330- 3240

Prepared by: Ontario Provincial Police

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