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3-D Facial Reconstruction For West Nipissing Police Service

3-D Facial Reconstruction For West Nipissing Police Service
January 27th, 2015 - Police & the Community

On January 26th, 2015 the West Nipissing Police Service hosted a media conference with respect to a case dating back to 2010.

On September 2nd, 2010, West Nipissing Police was called to the scene of found human remains in the area of Lac Clair Road west of Sturgeon Falls. The matter was dealt with as a homicide. The investigation did not provide any reason to suspect foul play. However, the identity of the deceased has yet to be discovered.

Detective Constable Duncan WAY of the Barrie Police Service is a Forensic Artist and prepared the 3-D Facial Reconstruction for West Nipissing Police Service. At the time of the release Detective Constable WAY unveiled his work.

Police are asking the assistance of the media as they are critical in getting out these images.

Please see the attached release from West Nipissing Police Service for further details and contact information.

West Nipissing Police Service Press Release

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ARRESTED-Sexual Assault Suspect Photo Released

ARRESTED-Sexual Assault Suspect Photo Released
January 23rd, 2015 - Police & the Community

 

UPDATE: January 27th @ 8:30 am

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Barrie Police have made an arrest in relation to earlier reported Sexual Assaults with a Weapon of sex trade workers within the city of Barrie.

These offences were committed on the 13th and 15th days of January 2015.

A 26 year old Barrie man was arrested on the 26th day of January 2015 and charged with the following offences.

Armed Robbery X2.
Sexual Assault with a Weapon (knife)
Forcible Confinement
Carry a concealed weapon X2.
Weapons Dangerous X2.

This male has been held in police custody pending a bail hearing on the 27th day of January 2015.

Police are asking for any other possible victims to please come forward and contact Sgt. Berriault of Investigative Services, Barrie Police Service - (705) 725-7025 ext. #2518

Barrie Police would like to thank the public and Crime Stoppers for all the information and tips in regards to the suspect.  With the public's assistance investigators were able to locate and arrest this male.

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Occurrence Type: Sexual Assault With A Weapon
Occurrence #: BA15002689 & BA15002375
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8:00pm

Barrie Police are warning all females involved within the sex trade industry to be extremely cautious when dealing with male clients.

The Barrie Police Criminal Investigation Services are currently investigating 2 separately reported sexual assaults in which the female victims were assaulted at knife point.

On Both occasions, the male suspect had responded internet advertisements via social media. The suspect would meet the female victims at local hotels within the City of Barrie and sexual assault them while armed with a knife.

The suspect has yet to be identified and is believed to be active and within the City of Barrie.

Description of Suspect: White male, 30-45 years of age. Short dark hair, clean shaven. Approximately 5'3-5'6" tall, 250 lbs. with a heavy build. He may speak with a speech impediment or lisp.

Please see below for further pictures.

Police are requesting the public's assistance and anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers - 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or Sgt. Berriault of Investigative Services, Barrie Police Service - (705) 725-7025 ext. #2518

 

 

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Arrest In Prostitution Investigation

Arrest In Prostitution Investigation
January 23rd, 2015 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service has arrested 26 year old Peter Erik KIRKEBY for prostitution offences committed within the City of Barrie.

KIRKEBY currently stands charged with Procuring for the Purpose of Prostitution, Exercise Control Over Prostitution and Living Off the Avails of Prostitution, in addition and drug-related charges.  His next court date is set for February 2015.

Police are unable to provide further details in this investigation due to a Publication Ban set by the Courts.

Anyone with information on Peter KIRKEBY relating to similar incidents is asked to contact:

Detective Constable Cummings #5419, Crimes Against Persons Unit, Barrie Police Service, (705)725-7025 extension 2935 or ccummings@barriepolice.ca

E-Transfer SCAM

E-Transfer SCAM
January 23rd, 2015 - Police & the Community

Local Businesses BEWARE of the Newest SCAM!

The Barrie Police Fraud Unit has been alerted to a new scam that has been circulating within the City of Barrie.

Local businesses have been contacted by a unknown caller who states she is from a banking institution, in this case Wells Fargo Personal and Business Banking, and is representing a mutual customer.

The caller wished to assist the ‘mutual customer’ in setting up an EFT (electronic fund transfer) and required the banking details of this local business.

This is a scam!  The caller wanted to obtain the banking information to defraud the business.

Please be mindful not to provide any personal or business information and banking details.

Deal with your bank institution personally and call Police if your are suspicious in any way.

For more tips on how to prevent yourself or your business from becoming a victim to a scam visit:

Canadian Anti -Fraud Centre

'Walking The Beat' Barrie Police And Rock 95

'Walking The Beat' Barrie Police And Rock 95
January 23rd, 2015 - Police & the Community

'Walking The Beat' with Barrie Police and Rock 95.

Cst Sarah Bamford talks about winter driving safety tips.

Have a listen!
 

'Walking The Beat' Winter Driver Safety Tips

Theft From Cabelas Store

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Theft From Cabelas Store
January 21st, 2015 - Police & the Community

On Tuesday January 20th, 2015 at approximately 6:39 pm an employee working at Cabelas, 50 Concert Way in the City of Barrie, called Barrie Police to report that a theft had occurred.

Video surveillance footage from the store shows two males entering the store and select  a Garmin Camera and various pieces of clothing.  The males then removed all tags from the items and left the store with no attempt to pay for the concealed items.

Suspect 1:

Male, Caucasian, large build, approximately 300 lbs., and goatee.  Male was wearing a bright orange construction jacket with a black 'CAT" ball cap, blue jeans and black running shoes.

Suspect 2:

Male, Caucasian, large build, approximately 300 lbs. and partial beard.  Male was wearing a black and navy blue ARCTIVA snowmobile jacket, a red and white hat and grey jogging pants.

Over $1000.00 worth of merchandise was stolen.  Police believe, due to the quality of the surveillance footage and unique clothing worn by the suspects that the public will be able to provide the suspects' identify.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CST Osborne, of Operational Services, at (705)725-7025 extension 2738 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477

Police Services Board Vacancy

Police Services Board Vacancy
January 20th, 2015 - Police & the Community

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking applicants to fulfill the vacant position on the Police Services Board.

A Police Service Board generally oversees how policing is provided to their community. Filing police service board vacancies is a lengthy process and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services strives to ensure that there is a strong pool of candidates.

Individuals interested in applying can find more information on the Ontario Public Service website through links below:

Police Services Board Vacancy Information Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Press Release - Daytime Edition: January 19, 2015

Press Release - Daytime Edition

In November of 2014, a 44 year old ER Physician Darryl Gebien, who was at the time practicing at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie Ontario, was arrested and charged with ...
Posted January 19, 2015 | Read more

Media Advisory: January 17, 2015

Media Advisory

Barrie Police are warning all females involved within the sex trade industry to be extremely cautious when dealing with male clients. The Barrie Police Criminal Investigation Services are ...
Posted January 17, 2015 | Read more

What You Should Have In Your Vehicle This Winter

What You Should Have In Your Vehicle This Winter
January 16th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Emergency Car Kit

Always have winter safety and emergency equipment in your vehicle. A basic vehicle kit should contain the following:

  • Food that won't spoil, such as energy & meal replacement bars
  • Water- (replace the bottles every six months)
  • Blanket
  • Extra clothing and shoes or boots
  • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
  • Candle in a deep can and matches
  • Flashlight
  • Whistle- in the event you need to attract attention
  • Roadmaps
  • Copy of your emergency plan

Items to keep in your trunk:

  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Antifreeze and windshield washer fluid
  • Tow rope
  • Jumper cables
  • Small fire extinguisher
  • Warning lights or road flares