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Three Stolen Credit Cards and Multiple Fraudulent Purchases

Three Stolen Credit Cards and Multiple Fraudulent Purchases
March 27th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police have received surveillance video after multiple fraudulent transactions occurred when a local junk removal company had three company credit cards stolen.

Between Friday, March 10th and Sunday, March 12th, 2017 a break and enter occurred to the business's secure yard on Miller Drive, in the City of Barrie.  It is believed the suspects entered the yard and located the keys to the vehicles parked on the property. They were entered and the company credit cards were taken along with a cellular phone belonging to the business.  Bank records show over 20 fraudulent transactions occurring over the weekend including convenience store purchases, hotel rooms and withdrawals from a bank machine totaling over $4500.00.

Officers have received surveillance from multiple businesses confirming the male pictured is the same at several locations.  It is also possible a female is also linked to the use of the credit cards throughout the weekend.  No photographs or descriptors are available for the female at this time.

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC S McGill of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2527 or email at smcgill@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 #: BA17012778

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

News Release - Daytime Edition: March 27, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

If you’re looking to catch the attention of police, just take a run down the middle of Dunlop Street East, in the City of Barrie. A 47-year-old woman of no fixed address had flagged down ...
Posted March 27, 2017 | Read more

Break and Enter Leads to Theft of Car Trailer

Break and Enter Leads to Theft of Car Trailer
March 23rd, 2017 - Police & the Community

Police are investigating a theft of a car trailer from Georgian Chevrolet, located at 82 Caplan Ave, in the City of Barrie, on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

At 7:43 p.m. two males had been captured on video surveillance gaining access into a secure compound, once inside the suspects attached the trailer to their vehicle and left in an unknown direction.

The trailer had been equipped with an Ontario licence plate of M2905M and is described as a flatbed car trailer.

The investigation is ongoing and witnesses are encouraged to contact police.

The suspects are described as;

Suspect # 1- Driver

  • Male, white
  • 6’0”, heavy build
  • Wearing a green jacket/sweater, blue jeans and running shoes.

Suspect #2 - Passenger

  • Male, white
  • Shaved – Brown hair
  • 5’10”, heavy build
  • Wearing a grey hoodie with white lettering, blue jeans and brown work boots.

Suspect Vehicle

  • Green Chevrolet Silverado, extended cab – believed to be a 2003 to 2007 or similar model.
  • Equipped with chrome window visors and truck bed tool box.

Anyone with information is asked to Constable J. Ford of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2790, jford@barriepolice.ca or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA170113510

Police Seeking Cleaning Enthusiast Suspect

Police Seeking Cleaning Enthusiast Suspect
March 23rd, 2017 - Police & the Community

Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify an individual wanted for a theft from Home Outfitters located at 436 Bryne Drive, in the City of Barrie.

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, just before 8:00 p.m. a man was captured on video surveillance stealing an IRobot floor mopping robot. He had been observed selecting the IRobot, although employees became suspicious when he began wandering near the front entrance.

The opportunity to flee the store with the merchandise arose as two customers entered the store. As they entered he quickly fled on foot, and was last seen running around the side of the building, heading towards Mapleview Drive, West.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white
  • Thin build
  • Wearing a camouflage baseball hat, army green colored jacket with hood, blue jeans and brown shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to Constable Bromley of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2780, bbromley@barriepolice.ca or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA1701384

Theft of Construction Equipment

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March 22nd, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police have collected various video surveillance at surrounding businesses after two incidents of large front end loader attachments being stolen off job sites in the south end of the city.

On Friday, March 3rd, 2017 Barrie Police began an investigation into a theft where a front end loader was stolen from the parking lot at 35 Mapleview Drive West, in the City of Barrie, sometime overnight.  The loader was located the next morning at Salem Road and Veterans Drive but the front end plow had been removed before it had been abandoned.

On Monday, March 13th, 2017 a similar incident occurred where a CAT front end loader was stolen from a job site on Welham Road.  When employees canvassed the area in the morning, the loader was located at Huronia Medical Building at 480 Huronia Road, a short distance away.   Video shows a male suspect wearing a reflective construction jacket being dropped off by a silver car at the site where the CAT was stolen.  The male is seen walking into the yard, starting up the machine and driving it out to the roadway.  Further surveillance shows the same vehicle driving between where the loader was stolen and where it was abandoned to pick up the driver. When located, the front end forks were missing from the machine and video from the building shows the loader driving in with no forks attached a short time after it was stolen.  

At this time police believe these two incidents may be connected and the persons responsible may have a similar machine where the attachments would be valuable.  It is also possible the suspects have either a business or residence in the area as the large and cumbersome pieces of equipment are moved quickly between locations. 

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC B Bromley of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2780 or email at bbromley@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 #: BA17005836 & BA17012492

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

For video of the suspect vehicle please view here. *Note: the 3rd vehicle in the video is the suspect*

News Release - Daytime Edition: March 22, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 officers attended the Shopper's Drug Mart located at 165 Wellington Street West, in the City of Barrie, in regards to a shoplifter. It appears the male entered the ...
Posted March 22, 2017 | Read more

News Release - Daytime Edition: March 21, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

Police have arrested two men following a daytime theft from Simcoe Building Centre, located on 140 Ferndale Drive, North, in the City of Barrie. On Monday, March 20, 2017, just before 2:00 p.m. ...
Posted March 21, 2017 | Read more

News Release - Daytime Edition: March 20, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

Officers from the Community Response Unit (CRU) have arrested a male for being in possession of a loaded handgun. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m. CRU members attempted to ...
Posted March 20, 2017 | Read more

Investigators Looking to Speak with a Male

Investigators Looking to Speak with a Male
March 17th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Investigative Services Division is currently investigating an incident that took place in downtown Barrie, throughout the early hours of Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Due to the sensitive nature of this ongoing investigation, specific details of the incident cannot be released at this time; however investigators are looking to speak with a male who may have information relevant to the investigation.

Investigators have released a picture of an individual and urge him to contact police.  Additionally, anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Todd of Investigative Services at (705)725-7025 ext. 2775 or jtodd@barriepolice.ca . If you wish to remain anonymous 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: BA17008389

2017 Big Brother Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake

2017 Big Brother Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake
March 17th, 2017 - Police & the Community

On Wednesday, March 22nd Barrie Police officers will be participating in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake at Bowlerama Barrie. Funds raised through community events such as this help make it possible to provide mentoring programs that help inspire and empower children to unlock their true potential!

The twist here is we at BPS have a bit of an annual challenge with Barrie Fire & Emergency Service and Simcoe County Paramedic Services. Barrie Police Service has taken the title for the most money raised in 2015 & 2016. However, the drive behind the firefighters and paramedics this season is intense!

The gold trophy is shined up and ready to be awarded to this years winner. The CHALLENGE is ON!

To make a donation to this wonderful cause follow this link and pick your Emergency Service of choice (obviously Barrie Police Service!!): http://bit.ly/2nzHyzh

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