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Notice of Marine Regulations for Illuminate Barrie Kickoff- Snowbirds Air Show

Notice of Marine Regulations for Illuminate Barrie Kickoff- Snowbirds Air Show
June 8th, 2017 - Police & the Community

On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 the Barrie Police Service Marine Unit will be working in conjunction with surrounding police services as well as the City of Barrie and the Government of Canada to ensure the safety of both the public and the air show participants during the upcoming Illuminate Barrie- Snowbirds Air Show. 

The following water restrictions will be in place:

  • A safety line will be placed in the water from Johnson's Beach to Minet's Point Park from 4:00pm on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, until the show ends. Public on-water viewing for the show will be to the east of the line.
  • West of the line, boats and on-water activities (including kayaking, canoeing and SUPing) will be restricted starting at 4:00pm on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017.
  • Barrie Marina and Tiffin boat launches will be closed for the entire day of Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. Boaters are encouraged to use nearby public launches, including Innisfil and Orillia.

The public is reminded that under the Canada Shipping Act- Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (VORR):

16. For the purpose of ensuring compliance with sections 2 to 15, the persons or classes of persons set out in the table to this section are appointed or specified as enforcement officers.

      i. a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;
      ii. a member of any harbour or river police force; i
      iii. a member of any provincial, county or municipal police force; and
      iv. etc......(see Section 16 for the complete list of classes of persons)

17. An enforcement officer may:

  • prohibit the movement of any vessel or direct it to move as specified by the enforcement officer; and
  • stop and board any vessel at any reasonable time, and
          - direct any person to put into operation or cease operating any equipment   on board the vessel,
          - ask any pertinent questions of, and demand all reasonable assistance from, any person on board the vessel, and
          - require that any person on board the vessel provide to the enforcement officer, for examination, any document or information that is in the person’s possession.

Further information on the Illuminate Barrie- Snowbirds Air Show can be found HERE.

Suspect Sought in Break and Enter and Animal Theft

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June 26th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance in efforts to identify a suspect following a break and enter and a theft of animals that occurred on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:18 a.m., at Doogans Pet Emporium, located at Kozlov Mall, Barrie.

Video surveillance captured the suspect forcibly entering the pet store through the front door and walking directly to the back of the store, where it is believed he removed a puppy and four kittens from their cages. Within minutes the suspect is seen fleeing the store after placing the animals inside a plastic bag and heading northbound through the parking lot.

The animals have only had their first round of vaccinations and require ongoing care, as they are susceptible to dehydration and digestion complications.  The puppy is described as red haired nine week-old Cockapoo and four eight week-old kittens of mixed colour.

Police are concerned for the well-being of the animals and the investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (25-30 yrs.)
  • Thin build
  • Dark beard (chin strap style)
  • Wearing a dark pompom toque with a white stripe, light colored long sleeve shirt, capris and dark shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129, or contact Constable B.Harris at extension 2747,  bharris@barriepolice.ca or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17031077

 

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ARRESTED - Police Seeking Thirsty Robbery Suspect

ARRESTED - Police Seeking Thirsty Robbery Suspect
June 24th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Update - Monday, June 26, 2017

Investigators have charged a 19-year-old Barrie male following an robbery at Mac's Convenience, located at 110 Little Avenue, in the City of Barrie.

On Saturday, June 24, at 2:30 a.m., a suspect entered Mac’s Convenience, located at 110 Little Avenue, in the City of Barrie, and demanded money. The employee complied with the suspects  demand, prompting him to flee the area with an undisclosed amount of money, cigarettes and a frosty. 

The 19-year-old male had been identified by a witness and located at his residential home in Barrie. He has been charged with; Disguise with Intent, Fail to Comply with Recognizance and two counts of Theft Under $5,000.

The accused was remanded into custody and will appear in bail court Monday morning.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence # BA17030846


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

On Saturday, June 24, at 2:30 a.m., a suspect entered Mac’s Convenience, located at 110 Little Avenue, in the City of Barrie, and demanded money. The employee complied with the suspects  demand, prompting him to flee the area with an undisclosed amount of money, cigarettes and a frosty. 

The victim did not sustain any physical injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as:

Suspect #1                             

  • Male, white
  • Medium Build 
  • Wearing a white balaclava, black jacket with green neon reflectors and black pants. 

The suspect had been captured on video surveillance undisguised two hours prior to the incident, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), leave an anonymous tip at www.tipsubmit.com 

The Barrie Police Service reminds business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images helps to identify suspects, and can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence # BA17030846

 

 

Police Seeking Three Persons of Interest

Police Seeking Three Persons of Interest
June 22nd, 2017 - Police & the Community

Police are seeking the public's assistance to identify three males of interest following the damage of several vehicles and equipment at A and A Auto Wreckers, located at 456 Tiffin Street, in the City of Barrie.

On Monday, June 19, 2017, at approximately 3:07a.m. three males were captured on video surveillance loitering throughout the property and in the area where several vehicles and equipment had been tagged with offensive language in black spray paint.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect # 1

  • Male, white (20-25 yrs.)
  • 5'6 -5'8", slim build
  • Light brown/blonde hair, short and unkempt
  • Wearing a vest, black t-shirt, jeans and black shoes with white patches on the back. The vest has the number "1" on the back, a patch on each shoulder and one patch at the bottom of the vest. The front of the vest has approximately 4 patches on the left side and two patches on the right side.

Suspect # 2

  • White male (20-25 yrs.)
  • 5'6-5'8" , slim build
  • Goatee
  • Wearing a flat brimmed baseball hat, light color jacket, dark pants and black shoes with white trim.

Suspect # 3

  • White male (16-19 yrs.) 
  • 5'6-5'8", skinny build
  • Blonde/light brown hair - medium length 
  • Carrying a light coloured backpack with black straps
  • Wearing a t-shirt, jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Tombs of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2794, atombs@barriepolice.ca , or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17029930

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MISSING: 61-year-old Carolyn Pringle

MISSING: 61-year-old Carolyn Pringle
June 21st, 2017 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 @ 12:45pm

Barrie Police have concluded the search for missing 61-year-old Carolyn Pringle. She was located safe by police at a Grove Street residence shortly before 12:30pm. 

Thank you to the the public and media outlets for assistance during the search and location of the missing person. 


UPDATED DESCRIPTION:

  • Female, white
  • 4'8", 95lbs
  • Grey collar length hair (possibly in a pony tail)
  • Shuffles with one arm pulled towards chest when walking

UPDATE: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Barrie Police are continuing their search this morning for missing 61-year-old female Carolyn Pringle.  It is now believed she is not wearing her blue jacket as originally thought.  Carolyn requires medication for a pre-existing medical condition and may be confused and disoriented. 

The female often frequents Tim Horton's and walks the malls of Barrie. Please share descriptors of Carolyn to ensure anyone working or visiting these areas can assist in locating her.

Carolyn is described as:

  • 4'8", 95lbs
  • Slight, small build
  • Medium brown hair, in ponytail
  • Wearing light blue track pants, white top, & dark button up cardigan

*Police currently do not have an up-to-date photo of the female however the one attached is a strong resemblance to her current stature and facial features.

Anyone with information is asked to call Barrie Police Service immediately at 705-725-7025 and speak to dispatch.


Barrie Police Service is currently asking for the public's assistance in locating 61-year-old female Carolyn Pringle, who went missing from her residence on Peel Street, in the City of Barrie, sometime before 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. 

Police are concerned for her safety as Carolyn requires medication for a pre-existing medical condition and may be confused and disoriented.  It is out of the norm for Carolyn to leave her residence this length of time, at night, or off her usual route.  She was last seen walking northbound on Peel Street. 

Carolyn is described as:

  • 4'8", 95lbs
  • Slight, small build
  • Medium brown hair, in ponytail
  • Wearing blue jacket, light blue track pants, white top, & dark button up cardigan

*Police currently do not have an up-to-date photo of the female for distribution

Anyone with information is asked to call Barrie Police Service immediately at 705-725-7025

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180
Occurrence: BA17030405

Police Seeking Robbery Suspect

Police Seeking Robbery Suspect
June 19th, 2017 - Police & the Community

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

On Monday, June 19, at 2:30 a.m., police were called to Mac’s Convenience, located at 11 Cundles Road, West, in the City of Barrie, for a report of a robbery. A male suspect had entered the store carrying a folded knife and demanded money. The employee complied with the demand, and the suspect fled the area on foot heading westbound on Cundles Road.

The victim did not sustain any physical injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as:

Suspect #1                             

  • Male, white
  • Thin build
  • Carrying a folding knife
  • Wearing a black balaclava, black jacket, grey pants (similar to long johns) and black running shoes.

The Barrie Police Service reminds business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images helps to identify suspects, and can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), leave an anonymous tip at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence # BA17029893

 

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Rental Scam Rearing its Head Again in Barrie

Rental Scam Rearing its Head Again in Barrie
June 15th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service has recently been advised of a current scam occurring within the Barrie area in regards to rental properties.  

Advertisements have been placed on Kijiji, Craig's List or other similar ad posting sites with houses for rent with the price lower than market average. Once conversation begins, the "landlord" states they are unable to show the property as they currently live out of town.  Often the address, details of the property and interior photos are provided via email.  Many of these homes have recently been listed for sale or rent and these details are obtained by the fraudsters from original listing source. A discounted deposit for good faith is requested to be sent via money transfer with the understanding the keys will be mailed or dropped off to the prospective tenant.  Often, when the tenant shows up, the house is occupied by an unexpected tenant or homeowner and the renter is out the deposit money and no where to live.  

At this time Barrie Police do not have reports of a loss of money from any victims, however the scam has been brought to the attention of our Fraud Unit by diligent citizens that have come across such ads.

How to Protect Yourself:

  • When searching for rentals, go to the address. Schedule a showing and confirm its availability. Driving by is not enough to confirm a house is available for rent.
  • Request a lease/contract. Review it thoroughly. Do your best to confirm information provided on the lease including landlord information.
  • Complete open source searches on rental addresses to ensure it's not a duplicate post. Previous sale or expired rental ads may be a sign of a scam. If recently listed as for sale, contact the listing agent to cross reference the details you have. 
  • Know the market. If similar houses are listed for substantially higher than the ad you are reading, there is a chance it is fraudulent. 
  • Do not send funds to strangers. E-transfers and Money Transfers can end up anywhere in the world and are hard to track. 
  • Contact Equifax and Transunion if you've provided sensitive information on applications.
  • Go with your gut. If it seems fishy it probably is. Too good to be true is often that, too good to be true. 

More information on real estate and rental scams can be found on the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center website. 

If you suspect you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds and you want to report it, or if you just need more information click HERE

Theft Suspect Sought by Police

Theft Suspect Sought by Police
June 15th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Video surveillance has recently been obtained capturing a theft that occurred on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Cabela’s located at 50 Concert Way, in the City of Barrie, and police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect.

The suspect had been handling several items at the optics counter and was observed leaving the area with a Rangefinder that had been on display and a second one that had been packaged. Minutes later the suspect returned the packaged Rangefinder to the optics counter, but failed to return the Rangefinder that had been on display.

The suspect paid for several small items and left the store with another male, both were last seen leaving the area in a black pick-up truck. The security device that had been on the displayed item was located by loss prevention the following day near the optic counter.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white
  • 5’8”, Approx. 200 lbs.
  • Sort grey hair, goatee
  • Wearing a navy blue jacket with white stripes, jeans and running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Leach of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2796, tleach@barriepolice.ca  or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17028875

 

 

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Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Elects New Executive

Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Elects New Executive
June 14th, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Kitchener, ON) – Chief Bryan Larkin of the Waterloo Regional Police Service has been elected as President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). Chief Larkin was elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the OACP and will serve for one year as the head of the Voice of Policing in Ontario. Also elected to the OACP executive were:

• First Vice President – Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Barrie Police Service

• Vice President – Chief John Pare, London Police Service

• Vice President – Chief Eric Girt, Hamilton Police Service

• Vice President – Chief Andrew Fletcher, South Simcoe Police Service

• Secretary Treasurer – Chief Paul Pedersen, Greater Sudbury Police Service

Chief Charles Bordeleau (Ottawa Police Service) remains on the Board Executive as Past President.

The OACP AGM was held in Waterloo Region June 11 to 14. For more information, please visit www.oacpconference.on.ca  or access the hashtag #OACP2017.

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TODAY! Law Enforcement Torch Run

TODAY! Law Enforcement Torch Run
June 14th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The event will start is at Barrie Police Service Headquarters: 29 Sperling Drive

Warm up: 9:45am
Stretch & Warm up: 10:00am
Run start: 10:15am

Members of the Barrie Police Service will be participating in the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics.  Runners will be joined by Special Olympians and the torch and depart Barrie Police Headquarters running the following route to St. Vincent Square Park.

  • South on St. Vincent
  • West on Penetang Street
  • West on Codrington Street & McDonald Street
  • South on Owen Street
  • East on Collier Street

***We will be stopping at City Hall for a photo op and to pick up a few runners for the last leg***

  • Continue East on Collier Street
  • East on Blake Street to St. Vincent Square Park

COME JOIN US ALONG THE ROUTE, AT CITY HALL OR AT ST. VINCENT PARK TO CHEER ON THE RUNNER AND OLYMPIANS!

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