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News Release - Daytime Edition: December 9, 2016

News Release - Daytime Edition

Barrie Police spent some time on the tail of a male who was causing a scene at various businesses in the downtown core in the early hours of the morning Thursday. On Thursday, December 8th, 2016 ...
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The Barrie Police Service Annual Mitten Tree Program Has Expanded

The Barrie Police Service Annual Mitten Tree Program Has Expanded
December 9th, 2016 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is giving back to the residents of Barrie and is once again collecting donations for the annual Mitten Tree!

The Mitten Tree began eighteen years ago with a vision by Constable Janet Schefter to ensure a group of individuals were kept warm throughout the winter months. Throughout the years the need to help individuals of all ages within our community became apparent. Over 20,000 hats, mittens, gloves and scarves have been distributed to people of all ages throughout the Barrie and the surrounding over the past eighteen years.  

The success of the Mitten Tree can be attributed to the generosity of the community, local elementary schools and members of the Barrie Police Service. This year the north-end Zehrs will be accepting donations on behalf of the Barrie Police Service.

Our Mitten Trees continue to become more vibrant and erupt with vast amounts of hats, mittens, gloves and scarves which have been donated to:

  • Out of the Cold
  • Youth Haven
  • David Busby Street Centre
  • The Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie
  • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and Addiction Services
  • CARAH House
  • Elizabeth Fry Society
  • Salvation Army Mission

In recent years blankets and scarves have been donated and delivered to the pediatric and cancer ward at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

The Mitten Trees are located in the front lobbies of the Barrie Police Service at 29 Sperling Drive and 60 Bell Farm Road, Unit # 1 and the north-end Zehrs, located at 607 Cundles Road, East.

All donated items must be newly purchased for health reasons. Donations will be accepted up until Thursday, December 22, 2016. For further information all inquires can be directed to Constable Janet Schefter at 705-725-7025, extension #2925

 

Barrie Police Recruit Graduation Ceremony

Barrie Police Recruit Graduation Ceremony
December 8th, 2016 - Police & the Community

On Friday, December 9, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. four Barrie Police Service recruits will be sworn in as Constables. The ceremony will be held at Barrie City Hall, Rotunda.

The new officers have successfully completed a total of 16 weeks of training at the Ontario Police College and through the Barrie Police Training Unit.

The new constables will be sworn in and presented with their badges by Chief Kimberley Greenwood.

Following the graduation the Constables will be assigned to a platoon and a field training officer to complete the final phase of their training.

The Media are invited to attend the ceremony. For media inquiries, please contact Corporate Communications at 705-725-7025 ext. 2926

 

 

News Release - Daytime Edition: December 8, 2016

News Release - Daytime Edition

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 just after 8:00 p.m. police observed a vehicle travelling in an erratic manner east bound on Dunlop Street, in the City of Barrie. The vehicle entered Highway 400 ...
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Female to be Idenitfied After Theft of Meat and Groceries

Female to be Idenitfied After Theft of Meat and Groceries
December 6th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are looking for the public's assistance in identifying a female wanted for theft and escape lawful custody after she left a grocery store with over $700.00 of food in her cart making no attempts to pay.

On Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 4:00pm a female was observed by Lost Prevention at Loblaws located at 472 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie, leaving the store with a large cart of meat and other grocery items.  The female was advised she was under arrest outside the store but she fled the scene and jumped into black SUV/Crossover type vehicle.

Description:

  • Female, white
  • Approximately 50-60 years old
  • Long dirty blonde hair
  • Wearing black coat with fur on hood, grey scarf and jeans 

 It is believed the driver was also female but no descriptors are available at this time.

Police are continuing their investigation and wish for anyone who may have information into the incident to please contact PC V Thisdelle of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2671 or email at vthisdelle@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 N Rodgers #6180

Occurrence #: BA16060267

Ontario Police Leaders Gather in Barrie

Ontario Police Leaders Gather in Barrie
December 6th, 2016 - Police & the Community

(Barrie, ON) - The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and police leaders will gather in the City of Barrie on Tuesday December, 6, through to Wednesday, December, 7 2016 to discuss prominent issues within the province of Ontario.

Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and OACP President, and Director of Government Relations and Communications, Joe Couto will be available to speak with local media partners.

Date and Location: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, 20 Fairview Road, Barrie, ON – Front Lobby

Media Contact:
Barrie Police Service - Corporate Communications                        
705-725-7025 ext.2926
705-627-3162 or 705-795-4955

 

 

 

News Release - Daytime Edition: December 6, 2016

News Release - Daytime Edition

Update: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, just after 5:00 a.m. police received a call for disturbance at 186 Dunlop St. E. in the City of Barrie. The reported disturbance ...
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News Release - Daytime Edition: December 6, 2016

News Release - Daytime Edition

Barrie Police attended the intersection of St. Vincent Street and Livingstone Street East, in the City of Barrie, for a collision but soon determined the driver at fault was impaired. On Monday, ...
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News Release - Daytime Edition: December 5, 2016

News Release - Daytime Edition

On Sunday, December 5, 2016, police arrested a 17-year-old Barrie male just after 4:30 a.m. at Tim Hortons located at 297 Dunlop Street, in the City of Barrie. The 17-year-old had been intoxicated ...
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News Release - Daytime Edition: December 2, 2016

News Release - Daytime Edition

Police responded to a motor vehicle collision (MVC) in the back parking lot of Shoppers Home Health Care located at 524 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie, on Thursday morning just before ...
Posted December 2, 2016 | Read more