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Missing 37-year-old Female: Jennifer Sutherland

Name: Jennifer Sutherland
Age: 37
Missing Since: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Occurrence Number: BA17020005
Missing 37-year-old Female: Jennifer Sutherland
April 26th, 2017 - Missing Persons

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 37-year-old woman from the City of Barrie. 

Jennifer Sutherland was last seen by her family and friends on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. Since this date she has missed various appointments she is usually quite diligent in keeping and her disappearance has left family and friends concerned for her well-being. Jennifer is known to visit several Barrie service centers on a regular basis and tends to frequent the downtown core. 

Jennifer is described as:

Female, white
Thin build, 5’2”, 120lbs
Green eyes
Long brown hair 
Purple rose tattoo on right thigh
 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180
Occurrence: BA17020005

Missing 37-year-old Female: Jennifer Sutherland

Missing 37-year-old Female: Jennifer Sutherland
April 26th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 37-year-old woman from the City of Barrie. 

Jennifer Sutherland was last seen by her family and friends on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. Since this date she has missed various appointments she is usually quite diligent in keeping and her disappearance has left family and friends concerned for her well-being. Jennifer is known to visit several Barrie service centers on a regular basis and tends to frequent the downtown core. 

Jennifer is described as:

  • Female, white
  • Thin build, 5’2”, 120lbs
  • Green eyes
  • Long brown hair 
  • Purple rose tattoo on right thigh
     

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180
Occurrence: BA17020005

String of Thefts from Vehicles Leads to Frauds

String of Thefts from Vehicles Leads to Frauds
April 26th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is currently investigating an increased amount of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Barrie area.  With the increase of thefts we have also had various occurrences where stolen debit and credit cards have been used in fraudulent transactions throughout the city.

Jones Drive Area

On Thursday, April 20th, 2017 between midnight and 5:00am a vehicle parked in a driveway was entered on Jones Drive, in the City of Barrie, where a wallet along with valuables were stolen. The suspect was captured on video surveillance at both Grove Street and Blake Street between 5:50am-6:10am using the stolen property to purchase items.  The female has since been identified and a warrant is being sought for her arrest.

Belcourt Avenue Area

On Friday. April 21st, 2017 a vehicle was entered at an address on Belcourt Avenue, in the City of Barrie. The thief took off with various items including a black wrist watch, Nike duffle bag, Nike Flyknit black gym shoes, brown Rayban sunglasses, a Boston Pizza fishbowl and a wallet. At 2:30am the suspect was captured on video surveillance at convenience store on Duckworth Street using cards from the stolen wallet. 

The male is described as:

  • Male, white 
  • Approximately 5'8" 
  • Early to mid 20's
  • Wearing sunglasses, a red ball cap with black beak, headphones around his neck, black leather coat and jeans

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC K Groh of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2533 or email at kgroh@barriepolice.ca.

Harwood Drive Area

On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 between midnight and 6:00am two vehicles were entered at two different addresses on Harwood Drive, in the City of Barrie, where a wallet was stolen from each vehicle. The suspect attended gas stations at Ferndale Drive South and Bryne Drive using the stolen cards to purchase various items. 

The male is described as:

  • Male, white
  • Early to mid 20's
  • Scruffy brown beard
  • Wearing Blue Jays hat, black hooded sweatshirt, silver chain, black t-shirt and black pants

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC K Barkley of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2609 or email at kbarkley@barriepolice.ca.

As the consistent nice weather approaches, residents are reminded to take all valuables inside their home at night.  Start a new routine of ensuring your car is locked by clicking the fob each night on the way to bed, ensuring it is locked thought out the dark hours of the night.  Also, remember valuables can be taken from vehicles parked in driveways, parking lots and on the side of the road in daylight as well.  Take a moment to ensure your car is locked each time you leave it and valuables are out of sight.

If you see anything suspicious in your neighbourhood please call (705) 725-7025 to place a non-emergency call for service or 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency.  Any information on suspects can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Occurrence #: BA17019211, BA17019454, BA17019964

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

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News Release - Daytime Edition: April 25, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

Barrie Police have added a criminal charge after a list of Highway Traffic Act charges were laid last week and the driver gave a fake name. On Monday, April 24th, 2017 the wanted male took the ...
Posted April 25, 2017 | Read more

Suspect Wanted in Robbery at Mac's

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Suspect Wanted in Robbery at Mac's
April 24th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a robbery that took place overnight after a male demanded money and cigarettes from a local convenience store.

On Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 1:40am a male entered the Mac’s Convenience store located at 151 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  The suspect approached the counter, armed with a knife, and demanded the store employee turnover money from the cash register. The employee complied with the demand and upon collecting the money also grabbed cigarettes placing all items in a black backpack. The suspect fled the store on foot and was last seen heading eastbound through the parking lot.

The employee did not sustain any physical injuries as a result of the incident.

We would like to remind citizens to cooperate with suspects should they find themselves the victim of robbery. Try to get the best description possible and call 9-1-1 immediately. Always be aware of suspicious people and/or vehicles and report them to police.

Suspect Description:

  • Male, white
  • 6' tall, large build
  • Wearing a black balaclava , black jacket and plaid pajama style pants carrying a black backpack 

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact the Criminal Investigative Division of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129. 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 #: BA17019792

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

The Barrie Police Service Annual Awards Ceremony

The Barrie Police Service Annual Awards Ceremony
April 21st, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service (BPS) will recognize the bravery, exceptional achievements and the efforts of numerous citizens and members of the Barrie Police Service on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. This event is the annual Barrie Police Service Awards Ceremony, and will take place at the Lion’s Gate Banquet Hall, located at 386 Blake Street, in the City of Barrie.

Chief Kimberley Greenwood has said “The Barrie Police Service is excited to honour the brave men and women of our service and members of the community for their outstanding work, acts of bravery, altruism and profound contribution to public safety and security. We are also pleased to honour serving and retired members with years of exemplary service that have made a tremendous contribution to the safety of our city and the Barrie Police Service. I would like to congratulate all of the award recipients; they have our respect, our praise and deepest thanks.”

Police Exemplary Service Medal - This medal is a national recognition for twenty (20) years of exemplary service.The Police Exemplary Service Medal is issued by the Chancellor of Canadian Orders and Decorations, and is authorized by Her Majesty the Queen as a National Honour. In addition to their Exemplary Service Medals these recipients will be receiving congratulatory scrolls from The City of Barrie and the Federal and Provincial Government.  

  1. Inspector Rob Burke
  2. Sergeant Patrick Brouillard
  3. Sergeant Andrew Butler
  4. Sergeant Don Moore
  5. D/Constable Chris Castonguay
  6. D/Constable Anneli Farrell
  7. Constable Karl Franke
  8. Constable Brad Traves
  9. Constable Duncan Watson
     

Police Exemplary Service Bar - This is awarded to members for each ten (10) year period of full-time service after being awarded the Exemplary Service Medal. This year's recipients will be receiving their thirty (30) year Exemplary Service Bar.

  1. Inspector Paul McGarry
  2. Staff Sergeant Thomas Sinclair
  3. Constable Cameron Cooper
  4. Staff Sergeant Mark Holden (retried)
  5. Sergeant Gordon Speers (retired)
     

Civilian Service Pin - The Barrie Police Service pays tribute to the dedicated civilian members who play an indispensable role within the organization. Our civilian members provide critical and essential services; without these members our service could not accomplish its core business as effectively as it does. These pins are presented in five (5) year increments.

  1. Shirley Hrynyk                    35 years
  2. Mary Brown                        25 years
  3. Iris Riviere                          25 years
  4. Barbara Howse                  20 years
  5. Donna Borda                     15 years
  6. Nancy Halas                      15 years
  7. Heather McWhinnie           15 years
  8. Jennifer Haenni                 10 years
  9. Marie McWilliams              10 years
  10. Paula Curry                         5 years
  11. Jennifer Desole-Paine         5 years
  12. Brandon Scott                     5 years
  13. Canine Thor                        5 years
     

Formal Commendation Certificate - This award is to commend a member(s) for excellent work that goes beyond the normal or expected level of work performance.

  1. Constable Geoff Allain
  2. Constable Christopher Allport
  3. Constable Brett  Carleton
  4. Constable Kurt Hemington
  5. Constable Don Langdon
  6. Constable Pat Morrow
  7. Constable Avneet Singh
  8. Constable Jonathan Watt
  9. Constable Andrew Young
  10. Constable Erica Sinclair
  11. Christine Atkinson
  12. Shirley Dunn
  13. Dana Forrest
  14. Tonya Kennedy
  15. Melissa Nadeau
     

Award of Merit - This is awarded to a member(s) or citizen(s) in recognition of continuous and professional representation of the Barrie Police Service through voluntary participation with an organization, board, activity, etc.

  1. Staff Sergeant Linda Moorhouse
  2. Sergeant Susan Gillies

Citizen Award - This award is bestowed to a citizen(s) that has assisted and cooperated with the Barrie Police Service in such a manner that their actions merit special recognition.

  1. Domenic Bianchi
  2. Rudy Maset

Civilian Agency Award -This is awarded to a civilian agency, service club or to a member or citizen as authorized, by the Chief.

  1. CARAH House

Chief of Police Award This is awarded to a member(s) or citizen(s) for dedication and perseverance to a task that promotes the Barrie Police Service either internally or in the community.  

  1. Terry Leigh
  2. Mari Sue Bachmeier
  3. Stephen Bound
  4. Julie Kumar
  5. Sonja Verbeek

Life Saving Award -This is awarded to a member(s) or citizen(s) for an act that resulted in the rescue or the saving of a person’s life.

  1. Constable Jonathan Watt
  2. Constable Erica Sinclair
  3. Joanne Dorion
  4. Kelcey McGrath
  5. Lauren McGrath
  6. Vince McGrath

For media inquiries and/or attendance, please contact Corporate Communications at (705)725-7025 ext. 2926.

 

 

Police Looking to Identify After Theft by Three Males

Police Looking to Identify After Theft by Three Males
April 21st, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two out of three suspects involved in a theft from a local grocery store after receiving video surveillance. 

On Sunday, March 30th, 2017 at 4:50pm three males entered Food Basics located at 555 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.  The trio approached the meat department and selected various items including a rotisserie chicken.  Two of the males carried the meat out of the store with the third male close behind.  There was no attempt to pay for any of the items the two males had concealed.

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC S Bovair of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2643 or email at sbovair@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 #: BA17015490

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

News Release - Daytime Edition: April 21, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

Barrie Police responded to a report of a break and enter that had occurred throughout the night into the early morning hours of Thursday, April 20, 2017, at an address on Tiffin Street, in the ...
Posted April 21, 2017 | Read more

News Release - Daytime Edition: April 20, 2017

News Release - Daytime Edition

Barrie Police officers began their investigation after a report of a possible break and enter but once the male in question was located and the story was sorted out, a variety of charges were ...
Posted April 20, 2017 | Read more

Joint Forces Operation Leads to Five Men Charged with Child Pornography Offences

Joint Forces Operation Leads to Five Men Charged with Child Pornography Offences
April 19th, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Orillia, ON) -Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit, the Barrie Police Service (Internet Child Exploitation) and the South Simcoe Police Service jointly worked on several separate investigations involving the online exploitation of children. These investigations took place over a two month period and resulted in the execution of eight search warrants, the seizure and forensic examination of 47 devices and the arrest five men in separate child pornography investigations.

A total of 16 child sexual exploitation charges including; luring a child over the Internet, possession, accessing and making available-images of child pornography. A related investigation has been forwarded to law enforcement partners in the United States for follow up.

A summary of the investigations, involved persons and charges laid are as follows:

  • March 28, 2017 the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and the South Simcoe Police Service concluded a child pornography investigation. Kyle EVANS, 25-years-old of the Town of Bradford, Ontario was charged with 2 counts of Possession of child pornography. The accused will return to court on May 18, 2017 in Bradford, Ontario.
     
  • On April 3, 2017, the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit and the Barrie Police Service (ICE unit) conducted an online undercover investigation resulting in an arrest of a 26-year-old male from Barrie, Ontario. Police charged Jayme SYRING, 26-years-old of the City of Barrie, Ontario with two counts of luring a child over the Internet.The accused was later released from a bail hearing and will return to court on April 12, 2017 in Barrie, Ontario.
     
  • On April 4, 2017 the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit, Huntsville OPP Detachment and the Barrie Police Service (ICE unit) arrested a man following a child pornography investigation. Frederick (Rod) MacLeod, 58-years-old of Huntsville, Ontario was arrested and charged with three counts of Possession of child pornography. The accused was released from a bail hearing and will return to court on April 19, 2017 in Huntsville, Ontario.
     
  • On April 4, 2017 the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit and the Barrie Police Service (ICE unit) arrested a man following a child pornography investigation. Richard SHEARDOWN, 50-years-old of the City of Barrie,Ontario was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of child pornography. The accused was released from a bail hearing and will return to court on May 1, 2017 in Barrie, Ontario.
     
  • On April 5, 2017 the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, the OPP Technological Crime Unit and the Nottawasaga OPP Detachment arrested a man following a child pornography investigation initiated by the Greater Sudbury Police Service. Thomas Arthur REID, 61-years-old of Essa Township, Ontario was arrested and charged with three counts of Possession of child pornography, two counts of accessing child pornography and making available child pornography. The accused was released from a bail hearing and will return to court on April 17, 2017 in Bradford, Ontario.

The investigations are continuing.

Contact: OPP Acting/Detective Sergeant Brian McDermott - Child Sexual Exploitation Unit
Phone: (705) 330- 3240

Prepared by: Ontario Provincial Police