On Monday, February 12, 2024, at 6:00 p.m., officers from the Barrie Police Service were notified by a concerned neighbour of a suspected break and enter in progress at a home located in the Cundles Road East and Springdale Drive area.

Responding officers found the rear glass door had been smashed, which allowed access to the unoccupied home. Police searched the residence and determined that the person or persons responsible had fled the home prior to their arrival.

Police did not locate any additional damage to the home, but while searching did come across a peculiar finding. An upstairs light was found on in the bathroom and the bathtub was filled with water. Perhaps the perpetrator(s) of this crime were going to ‘clean them selves up’ and were scared away for an unknown reason. A canvass of the immediate area by police did not locate video or witness related information that may help to identify the culprit(s).

The Barrie Police Service is suggesting to homeowners who may be planning on being away or have a home that is not occupied to give it a lived-in look by using simple things such as timers to control indoor and outdoor lighting, leaving a radio on, have someone park a car in the driveway and don’t post pictures on social media platforms that show that you are away. Surveillance cameras are also a good investment and can assist police with suspect identification should a break and enter occur.

Crime is preventable, but home, business and property owners must do what they can to protect what belongs to them.

Occurrence #: BA24008157
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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