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Barrie A Village of 100-What Would It Look Like?

Barrie A Village of 100-What Would It Look Like?
June 30th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Barrie, ON – 7 billion people share this planet. 145,000 people share this city.  Who are we? What do we look like? What can we learn from others?

To better understand Barrie’s diversity a local group of business leaders are launching Barrie’s Village of 100 on Canada Day.  Using statistics from 2014, they have reduced Barrie to a Village of 100 people to better understand different perspectives that residents bring from across Canada and the world.

Join us as to learn more and to enjoy three diverse performances.

This is our village, and it includes you!


When:              Canada Day - July 1st, 2015


Where:             Memorial Square Stage


See our attached release to learn more!



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UPDATE: Public Safety Alert : Theft of Police Equipment

UPDATE: Public Safety Alert : Theft of Police Equipment
June 29th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Occurrence Type: Theft of Police equipment
Occurrence #: BA15031780
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 5:00am

UPDATE: June 29th, 2015 @2:45 pm

Public Safety Alert

Barrie Police Service Investigative Services are requesting the assistance of the public in locating the stolen equipment of a Peel Regional Police Officer between 8pm on June 26th and 5am on June 27th on Rose Street, Barrie.

An unknown person(s) entered the officer’s personal vehicle taking her duty belt including firearm, magazines with approximately 45 rounds of ammunition, ASP Baton, pepper spray and handcuffs.

A firearm in the wrong hands is dangerous.  Police are concentrating their efforts to locate the firearm and other equipment for the safety of the community and prevent any harm to anyone. We are asking the public for their help.

We are urging anyone in possession of this equipment or who may have any knowledge of its whereabouts to call Barrie Police or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1800-222-8477(TIPS). 

The safety of our community is our primary focus.



Barrie Police Investigative Services are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle which occurred on Rose Street in the City of Barrie on the evening of the 26th to the morning of the 27th of June 2015, between the hours of 8pm & 5am.

Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle as it was parked and unattended in a residential driveway and made off with the equipment.

The equipment belongs to a Peel Regional police officer who resides in the city of Barrie.

Equipment Stolen:  Duty Belt with Use of Force Options.

Firearm “Smith & Wesson” .40 calibre handgun.
3 magazines of ammunition.  46 rounds in total.
 Pepper Spray.
“ASP” baton.

Investigation Continuing.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service (705) 725-7025 or “Crime Stoppers” 1-800-222-8477.


Submitted by  Sgt. Parcells #1568

Media Advisory: June 27, 2015

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Pharmacy Theft - Male To Identify

Pharmacy Theft - Male To Identify
June 24th, 2015 - Police & the Community

On June 24, 2015 at approximately 6:37 am, a lone male entered the Shoppers Drugmart located at 165 Wellington St West, Barrie.  The male had a red back pack with him and the hood of his hoodie was up.  He went behind the Pharmacy Counter and approached the Pharmacist immediately demanding any on-site drugs.  No weapon was indicated or seen.

The male went with the pharmacist to a back room where medications were kept. He then placed various kinds of prescription drugs into his back pack.  The male then fled the store, retrieved a black mountain style bike that was at the back of the premise and fled the area, last seen heading North behind the plaza and turned left towards Donald Street.

Male Description:


Clothing Description:


If anyone has information in regards to this investigation and the identity of the male suspect they are asked to call DC Hodgins #2065 at (705)725-7025 extension 2710 / DC McILravey #6921 at (705)725-7025 extension 2752 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.


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Operation Northern Spotlight - Phase 3 Barrie Police Service Participates In Province-Wide Human Trafficking Investigation

Operation Northern Spotlight - Phase 3 Barrie Police Service Participates In Province-Wide Human Trafficking Investigation
June 24th, 2015 - Police & the Community

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, and Thursday, June 18, 2015, as part of Operation NorthernSpotlight, members of the Toronto Police Service and 20 other police services pre-arranged to meet with people suspected of partaking in the sex trade, potentially against their will, at urban locations across Ontario.

During the coordinated investigations over the two-day period, police charged two people with 41 offences. Police were also able to ensure the safety of six females, who had been working in the sex trade as a minor or against their will, including one 14-year-old, three 15-year-olds, a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old.

Ninety officers and support staff combined to interview 122 people, including 110 women and offered them information and contacts with community-based support agencies.

Charges have been laid by police following this third installment of a coordinated, provincial investigation to suppress human trafficking, they include:

  1. Trafficking in Persons under 18 years
  2. Trafficking in Persons
  3. Financial / Material Benefit from Trafficking in Person under 18 years
  4. Material Benefit from Sexual Services provided by Person under 18 years
  5. Procuring / Recruit Person under 18 to provide Sexual Services
  6. Procuring / Person under 18 years
  7. Advertising another person’s Sexual Services
  8. Administer Noxious Substance
  9. Sexual Assault
  10. Sexual Interference with a Person under 16 years of age
  11. Invitation to Sexual Touching under 16 years of age
  12. Print / Publish / Possess to publish Child Pornography
  13. Import / Sell / Distribute Child Pornography
  14. Unlawfully Possess Child Pornography

During the initiative, Durham Regional Police Service conducted an intelligence probe with a 14-year-old girl in their jurisdiction for a possible intervention. Officers spoke with the girl, and she disclosed that she was allegedly being forced into the sex trade by a man.

Further investigation identified the man as Levi Alexander, 19, of Toronto. Alexander is currently wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for Human Trafficking charges by the Toronto Police Service in relation to the last Human Trafficking investigation - Project Guardian, where he allegedly forced a 16-year-old girl into the sex trade. Police are concerned that this man will continue to victimize young girls and are appealing to the public for their assistance in apprehending him.

The following police services participated in this phase of Operation Northern Spotlight:

• Barrie Police Service

• Brantford Police Service

• Durham Region Police Service

• Greater Sudbury Police Service

• Guelph Police Service

• Halton Regional Police Service

• Hamilton Police Service

• North Bay Police Service

• Ontario Provincial Police

• Ottawa Police Service

• Peel Regional Police

• Royal Canadian Mounted Police

• Sarnia Police Services

• Saugeen Shores Police Service

• Stratford Police Service

• Thunder Bay Police Service

• Toronto Police Service

• Treaty Three Police Service

• Waterloo Regional Police Service

• Windsor Police Service

• Woodstock Police Service

Members of the Barrie Police Investigative Services Division participated in this national investigation.  Operation Northern Spotlight is an initiative geared towards identifying, assisting, and recovering persons being trafficked in the sex-trade industry, and identifying and prosecuting persons responsible.

Within Barrie, several persons involved in the sex-trade industry were identified and spoken to by Barrie Investigators during this national initiative, and investigations will continue on information gathered during this initiative.

The Barrie Police Service recognizes that Human Trafficking is a real and present issue, and is committed to combatting Human Trafficking by participating in intelligence-based initiatives such as Operation Northern Spotlight, and working in cooperation with other police agencies to support victims and prosecute offenders.

Anyone with information relating to Levi Alexander or any Human Trafficking occurrences is asked to contact Toronto Police Sex Crimes investigators at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or contact Detective Constable Christie Cummings of the Barrie Police Service, Crimes Against Persons Unit at 705-725-7025 ext. 2935.

Human Trafficking means every person who recruits, transports, transfers, receives, holds, conceals or harbours a person, or exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a person, for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation, for a sexual purpose or a forced labour purpose. Victims can be men, women or children; can be Canadian citizens; and can be moved across local, provincial or national borders. They can be coerced through violence or the threat of violence against family and friends.

Human Trafficking is a local, provincial and national problem that affects the most vulnerable in society. Operation Northern Spotlight demonstrates the need to work together with other Police Services and community partners to effectively investigate these heinous crimes.


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BPS and OPP Team Up to Patrol Our Waters

BPS and OPP Team Up to Patrol Our Waters
June 24th, 2015 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service Marine Unit will be partnering with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Barrie Detachment Marine Unit this summer season in a combined effort to Patrol the waters on Lake Simcoe.  This is the first year for our partnership and promotes the effective deployment of officers with the Barrie Police Service and the OPP Barrie Detachment who share our waters.

Marine Officers will concentrate on vessel inspections, equipment compliance, and RIDE checks.

As we kick off the summer and get our vessels in the water our joint goal is to keep all boaters safe.  The Barrie Police along with the OPP welcome all to attend and meet our Marine Officers in this working partnership.

Please join us:

When: Friday June 26th, 2015 at 11:30 am

Where: Barrie Marina located at 55 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie.

For more information: Red Cross Boater Safety


Barrie Police are committed to keeping our waterways safe and enjoyable!

Arrest Made In Cabela Theft

Arrest Made In Cabela Theft
June 23rd, 2015 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Friday June 26th 2015 @1814hrs

The male suspect was arrested today shortly after 4:00 p.m. in the south end of Barrie.

A citizen recognized the male from social media, did not draw any attention to the matter and called police. As a result of the citizens quick thinking an arrest was made without incident.

Thank you to the public for your assistance via social media and especially to the citizen for recognizing the male and calling police immediately.



The Barrie Police Service is seeking witnesses to assist with identifying a male suspect following a theft at Cabela’s, located at 50 Concert Way Park Place, City of Barrie.

On Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 4:26 p.m. video surveillance captured the male suspect selecting various items throughout the store. He would then isolate himself within an isle and quickly remove the entire packaging and security wrap, then conceal the items into his camouflage backpack. Further footage captured the male selecting an air pistol and concealing it into the front of his shorts.

The male is observed at 5:50 p.m. by-passing all cashiers and making no attempt to pay for the concealed items.

The investigation is ongoing. Police believe this male can be identified attributed to the vast amount of tattoos on his chest, right arm and on the back of his neck.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, Asian decent
  • Mid 20’s
  • 5’5”, medium build, short dark hair
  • Spacer earrings – white in colour
  • Large tattoo covering right arm/shoulder and chest.
  • Tattoo on the back of his neck

Clothing Description:

  • Black baseball hat, black sunglasses
  • Black tank top with camouflage breast pocket,
  • Black shorts,
  • Black running shoes – white lower trim

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Boehler of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2789, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at


Occurrence # BA15030882

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Barrie Police Donate Bomb Robot To Simcoe County Scouts Canada!

Barrie Police Donate Bomb Robot To Simcoe County Scouts Canada!
June 23rd, 2015 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service Explosive Disposal Unit will be donating their retired Bomb Robot to Scouts Canada of Simcoe County.

Scout Canada representatives and area Scouts will be in attendance to accept the donation.  Looking forward to seeing our community of Scouts members and leaders enjoying the new addition to the Scouts family!

All media are welcome to attend this event:

When: Wednesday June 24th, 5:00 pm

Where: 60 Bell Farm Road (rear parking lot)

Scouts Canada of Simcoe County

See you there!

(Picture courtesy of The Barrie Examiner)

Police Seek Suspects And Witnesses Following Assault

Police Seek Suspects And Witnesses Following Assault
June 22nd, 2015 - Police & the Community

Investigators with the Barrie Police Service are seeking witnesses to assist with identifying suspects following an assault that took place on the St. Vincent Street Bridge in the City of Barrie.

On Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 12:40 a.m. five teenagers were attacked by seven suspects while walking northbound along the St Vincent Street Bridge, south of Cundles Road.

One of the male suspects was in possession of a knife and stabbed two of the teenagers, which resulted in minor puncture wounds. The remaining six suspects were in possession of expandable batons, which were used to strike the teenagers.

The victims were transported to hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Only four suspects could be described to police at the time of the incident.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1:

  • Male, white
  • 17 years old approx.
  • 6’0”, slim build, short dark hair
  • Wearing a black baseball hat

Suspect #2:

  • Male, white
  • 18 years old approx.
  • 5’9”, medium build,
  • Short bright red hair

Suspect #3:

  • Male, black
  • 18 to 19 years old
  • Black afro hair cut
  • Wearing a bracelet

Suspect #4:

  • Female, white
  • 17 to 18 years old
  • Long brown hair – Tied up in a pony tail
  • Wearing a glasses

The investigation is ongoing and witnesses are encouraged to call police. Police believe the parties involved were known to one another and that this is not a random attack.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Investigation Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, and remain anonymous.


Occurrence # BA15030493






Collision Reporting Centre Hours Of Operation

Collision Reporting Centre Hours Of Operation
June 18th, 2015 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service Collision Reporting Centre is located at: 29 Sperling Drive, Police Headquaters.

Upon attending to report a collision please bring all required documents:

  • Drivers Licence
  • Vehicle Ownership
  • Valid Insurance Slip

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.