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Stolen Ebike

Stolen Ebike
September 30th, 2016 - Police & the Community

An Ebike was reported stolen to police on Thursday, September 29, 2016. The victim reported her bike missing from the Wellington and Anne Street area in the City of Barrie.

It is believed the theft occurred sometime between Tuesday, September, 27 and Thursday, September 29, 2016.

The Ebike is described as;

  • Sporty style
  • Blue and black in colour
  • “S6” written on the side
  • Missing left peddle and side mirror

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Alternate Response Unit at 705-725-7025, ext. 2150, info@barriepolice.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Possession of Stolen Credit Card

Possession of Stolen Credit Card
September 30th, 2016 - Police & the Community

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 a wallet was stolen from a vehicle on Bernick Drive, in the City of Barrie. The victim immediately contacted his financial institutions cancelling all missing cards. At the time he was advised several transactions had been attempted on his credit card, but were declined.  

Police have recently received video surveillance from Mac’s Convenience and Tim Hortons located at 353 Duckworth Street, in the City of Barrie, capturing a male utilizing the victim’s credit card Tuesday morning between 5:50 - 6:00 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Suspect is described as;

  • Male, white
  • Shaggy brown hair
  • Thin build, 18-21 yrs.
  • Wearing a grey long sleeve Crooks & Castles shirt and blue jeans

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Thanasse of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2543, cthanasse@barriepolice.ca  or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA16048580

 

Missing Airgo Excursion walker

Missing Airgo Excursion walker
September 30th, 2016 - Police & the Community

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, a blue Airgo Excursion walker was left unattended in the area of 108 Burton Avenue, in the City of Barrie. At approximately 5:00 p.m. on the same date witnesses observed the walker being loaded into a black van. The owner relies heavily on her walker for transportation and is now left immobile without it.

Barrie Police are urging anyone with information on the whereabouts of the walker to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 or return the walker to the Barrie Police Service at 29 Sperling Dr. Barrie, ON.

Prepared by: PC Sample

Barefoot Thief

Barefoot Thief
September 30th, 2016 - Police & the Community

On Thursday, September 29, 2016 police received a report of a theft that had occurred just before 7:00 p.m., at Additional-Elle located at 468 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.

A barefooted female entered the store and selected a pair of black leather booties. Prior to leaving the store she was confronted by an employee. In an attempt to mislead the employee the female stated she had bought them a week ago and then returned to the shoe department, and within in minutes fled the store.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Female, white
  • Heavy build, 5’3”
  • Blond multi-coloured hair pulled back into a pony tail
  • Wearing a grey sweater and pajama pants

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Manna of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2550, cmanna@barriepolice.ca   or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA16049048

Press Release - Daytime Edition: September 30, 2016

Press Release - Daytime Edition

In early June of 2016 the Barrie Police Service Fraud Unit received a complaint from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) regarding nearly $40,000 in funds stolen by a suspect, who had ...
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Press Release - Daytime Edition: September 29, 2016

Press Release - Daytime Edition

Barrie Police Officers observed a vehicle drive straight through a red light and upon attempting to stop it, the driver refused to pull over. On Wednesday, September 29th, 2016 at 11:50pm a ...
Posted September 29, 2016 | Read more

Swatting Hoax

Swatting Hoax
September 27th, 2016 - Police & the Community

On Monday, September 26, 2016 Barrie Police received a phony 9-1-1 call just after 9:30 p.m. luring police to a residence at the corner of Penetang and St. Vincent Street, in the City of Barrie.

An unidentified male claimed to have shot his younger brother and tied up his parents inside the home, and further stated the home was surrounded by his friends and police would be shot at.

The Tactical Support Unit responded and contained the immediate and surrounding area of the residence. Five adults were safely removed from the upstairs of the residence and one male was located in the lower level.  It was quickly determined that the residents within the home had been victims of a swatting incident.

Investigators are taking this incident very seriously and the identity of the caller is being sought. If a person is arrested he could face several charges such as public mischief and/or conveying false information with intent to alarm.

Swatting has become known to police services across North America. It is thought to have originated in online gaming. Gamers have been known to make phony 9-1-1 calls to police and then watch on screen as police enter their friends’ homes.

Police are reminding online gamers and hoaxers’ these types of incidents create fear, place the public’s safety at risk and disrupt communities, while straining valuable emergency response resources, such as police, paramedics and fire services, and if caught they could face jail time and/or substantial fines.

Anyone who may have any information is asked to call Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025 ext. #2129, or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or visit www.tipsubmit.ca

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA16048538

Cybertip.ca Marks Fifth Annual Awareness Day

Cybertip.ca Marks Fifth Annual Awareness Day
September 26th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Canada’s tipline for reporting online sexual exploitation of children launches national campaign to encourage Canadians to take action and report concerning online behaviour

Winnipeg, MB – September 26, 2016 – Today marks the fifth annual awareness day for Cybertip.ca. Canada’s tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children, operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre).

In support of Cybertip.ca Awareness Day 2016, the Canadian Centre has launched a national campaign to raise awareness about the online sexual exploitation of children and to demonstrate how tips from Canadians can help protect children from sexual abuse.

Cybertip.ca receives an average of more than 3,300 reports per month and encourages Canadians to protect children from offenders by taking action and reporting concerning online behaviour. If the information pertains to a potentially illegal incident, the report is sent to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

“While this is certainly a global problem, the sad reality is that these crimes are also happening in homes across Canada,” said Lianna McDonald, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre. “Anytime we see a report of a child who has been sexually abused, there should be immediate consideration that the abuse has been recorded and shared online.”

A recent study conducted by the Canadian Centre examined close to 152,000 reports, including 43,762 unique images and videos classified as child pornography. Nearly 80 per cent of the images assessed by Cybertip.ca depicted very young, pre-pubescent children, under 12 years of age. One of the most alarming and under recognized facts is that almost 70 per cent of these images appeared to have been taken within a home setting.

The Barrie Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit strongly encourages parents to set rules for going online and using mobile devices. Positive online interactions play a vital role in a youth’s digital reputation and as parents, educators and police officers, we all have a role to play in ensuring that children are protected when online. If you are aware of a child at immediate risk of online sexual assault or exploitation, call 9-1-1 immediately or call the Barrie Police Service at 725-7025. If you find child pornography online or believe that a child is being targeted by an online predator, report the offence to www.cybertip.ca

The Canadian Centre is encouraging parents and adult members of the community to visit Cybertip.ca to view the campaign and to engage in the conversation on social using the hashtag #ctipday2016.

 

Suspect Wanted in Connection to Credit Card Theft

Suspect Wanted in Connection to Credit Card Theft
September 26th, 2016 - Police & the Community

On Sunday, August 21, 2016 a wallet had been stolen from a vehicle on Michael Crescent, in the City of Barrie. The victim immediately contacted his financial institutions cancelling all missing cards upon realizing his wallet was stolen. At the time he was advised several transactions had been made on one of his credit cards.

Police have recently received video surveillance from Mac’s Convenience located at 181 Livingstone Street, East, in the City of Barrie, capturing a male utilizing the victim’s credit card Monday morning just after 7:15 a.m. The suspect made four separate purchases.

The Suspect is described as;

  • Male, white
  • Short brown hair
  • 25-30 yrs.
  • Wearing an oversized black t-shirt, beige pants and white shoes with black stripes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable He of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2667, khe@barriepolice.ca  or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA16041947

 

Fraud Suspect Sought

Fraud Suspect Sought
September 26th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Fraud Detectives have received video from a multi-jurisdictional fraud investigation dating back to April 25th, 2016.

Barrie Police is looking for the public's assistance to identify a suspect who attended two banks in the City of Barrie, completing fraudulent transactions.  The suspect deposited a fraudulent cheque into the victim's account then withdrew money from the cheque as well as from the victim's savings.  The suspect withdrew money in multiple jurisdictions on the same day.  The bank noticed the suspicious activity in the account and froze it immediately to ensure no further funds could be collected. 

Description:

  • Male, white
  • Short grey hair
  • Approximately 60-years-old
  • Thin face

Last seen wearing:

  • Reading glasses 
  • Blue jeans
  • Dark jacket
  • Grey hoodie
  • Dark shirt
  • Black baseball cap with red/orange lettering on it

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may recognize the male to please contact DC J Parliament of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2938 or email at jparliament@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

Prepared by: PC Nicole Rodgers

Occurrence #: RM16001877