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Suspect for Sexual Assaults and Theft of Foot Wear Arrested

November 27th, 2014 - Police & the Community

The joint investigative efforts of Barrie Police Service Crimes Against Persons Unit and York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section have resulted in an arrest of the suspect involved in multiple sexual assaults involving feet and thefts of footwear from Barrie, York Region, Innisfil and Bradford.

 Barrie Police Service would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in identifying the suspect involved in the sexual assaults. Barrie Police Service would also like to thank York Regional Police and South Simcoe Police for their involvement with this investigation.

On Thursday November 20th 2014, at approximately 3:15 p.m. a male suspect entered a tanning salon located on Bayfield Street in the City of Barrie and engaged the salon employee in conversation.  The suspect drew her attention to her footwear and then dropped down on all fours, grabbed the employee’s leg and removed her footwear and then began licking her foot without her consent.  The suspect then fled the scene.

As the investigation progressed similar incidents were reported at tanning salons in Aurora, Innisfil and Bradford.

On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, the suspect turned himself in to York Regional Police #1 District Headquarters, located at 240 Prospect Street in Newmarket.

  • Charged:  Mattieu PETRIN, 28, Innisfil
  • Charges:  Sexual Assualt x4,Sexual Interference with a Person Under The Age  of 16,Theft Under $5000 x3, and Robbery

Mr. PETRIN will be appearing in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Thursday, November 27, 2014, for a bail hearing.

 Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.

Festive R.I.D.E Launch

Festive R.I.D.E Launch
November 26th, 2014 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service and MADD Barrie/Simcoe in partnership with and local Police partners, Emergency Services personnel from Simcoe County, and local dignitaries will be participating in the annual  Festive R.I.D.E. launch today at Nantyr Shores Secondary School hosted by South Simcoe Police Service.

The event will occur on the 26 November 2014 at 9:30am.

The event will be a great kickoff to the festive R.I.D.E. program. Please come out show your support for the great work of MADD Canada and let’s put an end to impaired driving together.

HUGE Success! Four Corners Bocce Qualifier-Special Olympics

HUGE Success! Four Corners Bocce Qualifier-Special Olympics
November 25th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Amazing Fun photos of today's Four Corners Special Olympics Event!

Congratulations to all our great Special Olympians!

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Tomorrow November 26th, 2014, 10:00 am - 1:30pm, Barrie Police Service along with Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will support our Special Olympians at the Four Corner Bocce Qualifier event located in the City of Barrie.

The Four Corners Youth Sport Competitions program includes:

Basketball

Soccer

Bocce

Track & Field

It aims to provide quality youth sport competition opportunities to school students aged 13 to 21 with an intellectual disability.

Barrie Police is proud to support our amazing athletes and help to ensure the Torch Run program is successful and rewarding for all involved.

Look for our many great pictures that will be published during our event tomorrow!

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In Our Community

In Our Community
November 25th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Had a great chat with Sam this morning at Barrie's local Natural Food Market.

Sam and I decided that he is on Santa's 'Nice List'!

#SpreadHolidayCheer

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OHL Big Ticket For Special Olympics

OHL Big Ticket For Special Olympics
November 25th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee, members of the Barrie Special Olympics and the Barrie Police Service Association took part in the OHL Big Ticket event this past Saturday November 22nd, 2014.

A total of $1,804.00 dollars was raised to go to the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) to benefit Barrie's local Special Olympians!

A big thank you to the community of Barrie and Barrie Police Service members for supporting an importance cause!

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Special Olympics Awards Gala

Special Olympics Awards Gala
November 25th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Staff Sergeant Gillespie joined some amazing athletes at the Special Olympics Awards Gala.

Congratulations to all our great athletes!

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Barrie Police Service Warns Motorists to Lock Their Vehicles and Not Leave Valuables in Plain View

Barrie Police Service Warns Motorists to Lock Their Vehicles and Not Leave Valuables in Plain View
November 25th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Lock it OR Lose it Campaign Kicks into Gear for the Holiday Season

 

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Successful start to the Provincial 'Lock It or Lose It' Campaign.

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(Barrie, ON) – The Barrie Police Service is participating in the Province-wide Lock it OR Lose it Campaign and warning motorists about the dangers of property and identity theft resulting from unlocked vehicles or the leaving of valuables in plain view. The campaign is sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) and encourages drivers to take precautions to protect their vehicles and vehicle contents from theft, particularly during the holiday season.

 "Leaving vehicles unlocked or valuables in plain sight is an invitation for your property and   valuables to be stolen. Our police service wants people to take the time to keep their property safe,” said Chief Kimberly Greenwood. “Thieves are also looking for anything in a vehicle that allows them to engage in identity theft. Don’t give them the opportunity. Keep anything with your personal information with you.”

 During the Lock it OR Lose it Campaign, police officers examine parked vehicles to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view. Officers place a small notice on vehicles checked indicating what safety precautions were neglected and offer simple prevention tips for drivers to protect their vehicles against theft. The notices also congratulate drivers who have secured their vehicle.

 “The insurance industry remains a strong supporter of the Lock It OR Lose It Campaign. We know it works,” said Rick Dubin, Vice-President, Investigative Services, Insurance Bureau of Canada. “While actual vehicle thefts have dropped, we are very concerned about identity theft and identity fraud. Cases of identity theft and fraud have increased across Canada from 10,807 to 11,594 in 2013 – a 6% increase.”

 Dubin urged motorists not to keep personal documents such as vehicle ownership, liability pink slips, credit card invoices, or other documents containing personal information in their vehicles. Identity thieves are looking for such documents so they can assume identities, secure credit card accounts, lease vehicles for export, and even take out a mortgage against victims’ properties without their knowledge. Victims may not realize they have been victimized until it is too late, costing them time and money to rectify the damage.

 

Monster GRUDGE MATCH - Supporting Cancer Research

Monster GRUDGE MATCH - Supporting Cancer Research
November 20th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Join us in supporting the Canadian Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research.

WHEN: Thursday November 20th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

WHERE: The Ranch Country Bar, 56 Bayfield Street, Barrie

WHY: Supporting Cancer Research

WHO: Barrie Police VS Barrie Fire

A trip to Hawaii to be won!

The fight to fight cancer, who do you think will win?

The Canadian Cancer Society

Barrie Police Association take Anti Bullying Pledge

Barrie Police Association take Anti Bullying Pledge
November 18th, 2014 - Police & the Community

On the 17th of November 2014, the Barrie Police Association took the anti bullying pledge.  Association President Tom Sinclair filmed his pledge and an anti bullying message that will be aired during the 6 pm news on CTV during the month of December.

Louis Riel Day November 16th, 2014

Louis Riel Day November 16th, 2014
November 14th, 2014 - Police & the Community

 Today Barrie Police Service were honoured to attend the flag raising at City of Barrie in commemoration of Louis Riel.  November 16th is an important day for the Metis Nation.  It was on this day in 1885 that leader Louis Riel was executed for defending the rights of the Metis people.

 

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