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Christmas Food Bank Donation

Christmas Food Bank Donation
December 19th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police have raised 1280 pounds for the Christmas food drive.  Thanks to all of the members who donated, it is much appreciated.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can follow the link below to see where the donation's can be made.

Do You Require a Police Records Check ? Notice of Construction at 29 Sperling

December 19th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Notice of Construction:

Please be advised that the Barrie Police headquarters at 29 Sperling Drive will be undergoing improvements during the week of December 22nd, 2014.

All services will be available with no change to hours of operation.  We apologize for the inconvenience during this short period of construction.”  Robert Allan, Staff Sergeant #3909

A Record’s member will be available at the front desk  to provide the service of police criminal record checks.  During this time period, only cash will be accepted.

Regular Business Hours:

Monday - Friday
 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed on statutory holidays and weekends
Payment for services accepted in cash, debit or visa

Thanks to Officer Doug And Officer Rob for teaching Values Influences and Peers Program

Thanks to Officer Doug  And Officer Rob for teaching Values Influences and Peers Program
December 19th, 2014 - Police & the Community

A BIG thanks to all elementary schools in Barrie that participated in the Values Influences and Peers Program in the fall term!  Congratulations on your accomplishments, all of you demonstrated a great attitude and participated equally.

Here are a few of the thank you cards Officer Rob and Officer Doug received from their students at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School, St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School and Warnica Public School.

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Barrie Police Teams Up With Douglas Ford To Educate On Impaired Driving

Barrie Police Teams Up With Douglas Ford To Educate On Impaired Driving
December 16th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service Traffic Unit is teaming up Douglas Ford tomorrow with the use of a drunk driving suit.

A drunk suit simulates the physical effects that alcohol impairment can have on a driver.  The suit, which is made up of goggles with blinders to limit vision, headphones to impair hearing, and various weights to slow co-ordination and reaction times, is worn by a totally sober driver which allows them to experience the effects alcohol can have on them.

Please see the attachment to find out more about this event.

Ford Drunk Suit Video



Missing Person - Have you Seen Shawna Starnino

Name: Shawna Starnino
Age: 19
Missing Since: Monday December 8th, 2014
Occurrence Number: BA14059411
Missing Person - Have you Seen Shawna Starnino
December 11th, 2014 - Missing Persons

Barrie Police Service is requesting the public’s help, in attempting to locate a female, missing since Monday December 08th, from her family residence in Barrie.

MISSING: Shawna STARNINO, 19 years.

Female, white, 5’ 1”, 120lbs, thin build, with a light complexion, with long wavy light brown hair, wears small rectangular black frame glasses, last believed to be wearing a black ski jacket, with a hood which is rimmed with fur, and brown pull on imitation suede boots-size 7.

She is believed to be on foot.

She is known to extensively use several different social media sites regularly, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,, badoo, soundcloud, and twicsy.

Any persons using these sites, who have interaction with Shawna, are asked to contact police.

Her family is concerned for her safety, as she suffers from medical issues, which require medications, and are unsure if she has any of these with her.

Please contact Barrie Police 705-725-7025 D/C Jason STAMP #4691 Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477, or your local police service if you see her, or have any information to offer.

Thank You.


Counterfeit American $50 Dollar Bill

Counterfeit American $50 Dollar Bill
December 10th, 2014 - Police & the Community

UPDATE December 17th, 2014 : Counterfeit Currency  

Thanks to everyone who has provided information, we are still looking  for assistance to identify the suspects. We have added one more photo we need assistance in identifying.

Latest incident occurred on December 9th at an ice cream shop on bayfield street.

Please contact D/Cst Stephanie McKibbon at (705)725-7025 ext 2941 with any information or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477


The Barrie Police Service Fraud Unit would like to make the public aware of fraudulent 50 American dollar bills circulating throughout local business in Barrie.

There have been 10 incidents reported in the last two weeks.  Local businesses are asked to check all bills, especially the American 50 dollar bills and call police if they have any suspicions about the validity of the money and the person attempting to hand it over.

 Below are 4 suspect identities:

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Mitten Tree Donations Keep Rolling

Mitten Tree Donations Keep Rolling
December 10th, 2014 - Police & the Community

For those of you that saw this clip on CTV last night and decided to stop by our station today with donations, a BIG thank you to you! Happy Holidays and thanks for spreading the cheer.

Barrie Police Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Barrie Police Annual Christmas Toy Drive
December 8th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Thanks to everyone who supported the Barrie Police Toy Drive held on Saturday December 6th at the south end @Walmart in #Barrie. What a great success approximately $6500 worth f toys were donated.

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Fraud Suspect - Do you know who this is?

Fraud Suspect - Do you know who this is?
December 5th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Fraud/ Use of a fake Credit Card


On Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 at 2:30 pm, three east Indian males entered a Rona store in the south end of Barrie.

One of the males described as 20 yrs; 6 feet, slim build; wearing a black “Call of Duty” shirt, attempted to purchase several items and gift cards

 The male attempted to purchase the items with a MasterCard Credit Card.

Cashier and Floor Supervisor noticed that the last four digits didn’t match the credit card he provided.

The male grabbed the credit card back and left without any merchandise and left with the other parties in a 2011 Brown four door Honda Accord.

Please contact Barrie Police Service Cst. Zohr at 705-725-7025 extension  2608 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Spreading Christmas Cheer!

Spreading Christmas Cheer!
December 4th, 2014 - Police & the Community

Spreading Christmas Cheer!!

Barrie Police Service would like to give thanks to the numerous members of our organization who have contributed to charitable organizations, sport teams and various fundraising events in our community throughout the year. During the holiday season many members are very busy with their family lives, and work, just like most other individuals.  When we find time to become involved in anything else it truly seems like a bonus; which is why Barrie Police Service would like to acknowledge our members who make the extra time and effort to volunteer their personal time to support a cause they believe in.   Thank- you!

Here are some of the organizations just to name a few that our members commit to during the Holiday Season while representing the Barrie Police Service:

  • Our Annual Stuff a Cruiser with Toys event Saturday December 6th, 2014 10-2:30pm at Walmart at 35 Mapleview Drive organizer Staff Sgt. Dave Jones
  • Salvation Army Christmas Kettle, look for us at Costco we will be participating on the weekend of December 13 & 14th, 2014, organizer Staff Sgt Peter Dewsnap
  • Barrie Police Service Annual Mitten Tree, collecting mittens, scarfs and hats to donate to various shelter’s throughout the City, organizer Cst. Janet Schefter.
  • Women’s and Children Shelter, members collect and donate essential items needed such as baby formula, diapers, shampoo/condition etc… organizer Sgt. Sue Gillies.
  • Senior Basket Donations, members donate various essential items to a different senior home each year organizer Sgt. Sue Gillies.
  • Annual Food Bank donation, always a participant in donating to each of the food drives throughout the year but especially during the Holiday Season, organized by the Barrie Police Service Corporate Image committee members.

Barrie Police Service Quarter Master Unit Donates our gently used winter coats to The Busby Centre and boots to the Salvation Army.

If you wish to make a contribution to the mitten tree, women’s shelter or the senior basket, please feel free to drop off your donation at:

Barrie Police Service29 Sperling Drive, 24 hours or
Barrie Police Service Sub Office located at 60 Bellfarm Road Monday –Friday 8am-4pm

Barrie Police Service would like to wish the community a Happy and Safe Holiday season!!!