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News Release - Daytime Edition: February 23, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

The Barrie Police were called to Woods Park Care Centre, located in Barrie, just after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night after a fire broke out at the retirement and long-term care residence. The fire ...
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News Release - Daytime Edition: February 23, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

Members of the Barrie Police Street Crime Unit had commenced an investigation in regards to drug trafficking in the fall of 2016. On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, members of the Barrie Police ...
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Police Reveal List of Crimes That Keep Police Officers Up at Night (and Days, too)

Police Reveal List of Crimes That Keep Police Officers Up at Night (and Days, too)
February 21st, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Barrie) The Barrie Police Service is  supporting  the  Ontario  Association  of  Chiefs  of
Police's  (OACP) 
2017  Crime  Prevention  campaign  (#CrimePreventionONT),  which  includes  the  top 10 crimes  or  potential  situations  where  victimization can occur as  identified  by  the Province's top police  crime prevention experts.

The OACP asked top community safety and crime prevention policing experts – all members of the OACP’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee – to identify crimes or situations where victimization can lead to criminal acts against persons or property. The goal of the “Shoulda Coulda Woulda: Crime Prevention Starts With You” campaign is to heighten awareness of the simple things we can all do to protect our property and personal safety and well-being.

Our police officers work with many individuals and groups in our community to promote crime prevention initiatives throughout the year. We are supporting this year’s OACP Province-wide campaign, which asks each of us to do the small things that add up to big crime prevention success.

Police community safety and crime prevention experts identified the following crimes or potential situations where victimization can occur which keep our officers up at night (and days, too):

  •     Residential Break & Enters
  •     Impaired/Drugged Driving
  •     Cyber Crime/Identity Theft
  •     Fraud - Online exchanges
  •     Theft from Vehicles/Theft of Vehicles
  •     Theft of Bicycles
  •     Theft from Garages, Lockers, Mail Boxes, Sheds & Front Porches(Deliveries)
  •     Awareness of Your Surroundings to Prevent Assaults
  •     Pharmacy Thefts/Robberies
  •     Theft of Prescription Drugs

The 2017 OACP Crime Prevention Campaign is supported by the following community partners: Accident Support Services Inc., Canadian Security Association, Humber College – School of Social and Community Services, Interac, Hydro One, and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation.

To view or download the 2017 Crime Prevention booklet click here. This booklet offers great tips to keep you and your family safe!

 

 

 

Pink Shirt Day 2017

Pink Shirt Day 2017
February 21st, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service proudly supports Pink Shirt Day and continues to raise awareness for anti-bullying. 

Why a Pink Shirt?

The idea comes from an incredible group of high school students in Nova Scotia. In 2007 a new grade 9 student had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The group of teens decided to take a stand against bullying.

The teens bought 50 pink tank tops, and the next day distributed the shirts to all the boys in their school. As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes!

Bullying is happening all around us. It’s prevalent in homes, work environments, schools and now more over the internet.

Teaching children to use their voice and have the courage to stand up to bullying behavior is an integral way to put an end to bullying.  In addition, fostering empathy, kindness, and compassion are essential components in bullying prevention.

For more information on bullying and where kids and teens can turn for help visit: KidsHelpPhone.ca

 “Everyone has the right to live in a community where they feel safe, included, valued and accepted regardless of their differences”, reminds Chief Kimberley Greenwood.

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News Release - Daytime Edition: February 19, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

A 57 year old man, new to the Barrie area, approached a bank on Mapleview Drive in Barrie last week and applied for a $30 000 dollar loan for what he suggested was a vehicle purchase. Bank staff ...
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News Release - Daytime Edition: February 18, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

Barrie Police were called to a hotel on Bayfield Street at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning with regards to a disturbance. Several patrons had been awoken to a fight in the hallway and ...
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News Release - Daytime Edition: February 17, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

A 40-year-old Barrie man has been charged with fail to provide a breath sample after being stopped by police on Ferndale Drive, south, in the City of Barrie early Friday morning. The accused ...
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Barrie Police Receive Government Grant to Support Police Response to Sexual Violence and Harassment

Barrie Police Receive Government Grant to Support Police Response to Sexual Violence and Harassment
February 16th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Province of Ontario has advocated $1.8 million toward 15 pilot projects aimed at improving police response to sexual violence and harassment.

The Barrie Police Service has received $139,363 for a focused Sexual Assault Advocacy Centre. Our Advocacy Centre will aim to effectively coordinate the systems response to trauma-informed investigations. This is a multifaceted seamless approach that will reduce the likelihood of trauma for victims. An advocate will be assigned to victims to help them navigate through the complexities of the court system- resulting in higher conviction rates.The services will be aimed towards survivors under the age of 24.

The Barrie Police Service and Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions were involved in 934 joint investigations in 2016. These numbers only represent investigations involving those under the age of 16. “We have a responsibility for those victims and the Barrie police recognize that we need to expand our support to victims of crime. This is in line with that,” said Barrie Police Sergeant Valerie Gates.

There are over 800 Advocacy Centre’s in the United States and only six in Canada, ours will the seventh. 

For further information on the Child Advocacy Centre Simcoe Muskoka click here

 

News Release - Daytime Edition: February 16, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car located on Dunlop Street, West, in the City of Barrie. Just before 8:00 a.m. a rental ...
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Police Seeking Suspect in Possession of Stolen Bank Card

Police Seeking Suspect in Possession of Stolen Bank Card
February 15th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect responsible for a theft that occurred at Georgian College, in the City of Barrie, on Tuesday February 14, just after 5:00 p.m.

The victim had been at the Georgian College library when his backpack was stolen; which contained personal items including a bank card. Shortly after the theft the victims’ bank card was utilized within the college and a convenience store. Further investigation led police to the nearby convenience store, which provided video surveillance of a male believed to be in possession of the stolen bank card.

The investigation is ongoing

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, White
  • 18 to 20 years
  • Dark hair
  • Wearing a red baseball hat, black jacket, and black shoes, carrying a red backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Edgar of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext.2591, dedgar@barriepolice.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17007757