Police & the Community

Bear Spray and Stun Gun Used in Road Rage

Bear Spray and Stun Gun Used in Road Rage
September 13th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following a road rage incident that led to two males being assaulted Sunday evening.

On Sunday evening the victims had been travelling northbound on Highway 400 when the driver of burgundy four-door Chrysler 300 suddenly became irate when the victim had overtaken him during a lane change. While flashing his lights and driving erratically, the suspect rolled down his window and began yelling at the victims.

When exiting the highway at Mapleview Drive the suspect continued to follow the victims to an address Saunders Road. When the victims exited their vehicle to enter the premise the suspect quickly approached both men, spraying them with bear spray and attacking one male with a stun gun. The suspect quickly returned to his vehicle and fled the area, heading westbound on Saunders Road.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described;

  • Male, white
  • Short dark hair
  • Possible tattoos on left arm
  • Wearing a black t-shirt, dark pants and running shoes

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Floyd of the Barrie Police Service (705) 725-7025 ext.2683, kfloyd@barriepolice.ca or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.tipsubmit.ca

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence # BA17045266

 

UPDATE: One Arrested, One Outstanding in Theft of Phone

UPDATE: One Arrested, One Outstanding in Theft of Phone
September 12th, 2017 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Barrie Police Service has identified and arrested Suspect #2, the male responsible for removing the cell phone from the store, at 6:20pm on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 in a back yard on Bayfield Street after a brief foot pursuit.  Upon arrest, the officers located the stolen property discarded in the bush where the male was arrested.  A 23-year-old Barrie male has been charged with Theft Under $5000 and Possession of Stolen Property.  He will appear in Barrie court in October to answer to his charges.  

At this time Suspect #1 is still unknown to police.  Anyone with information on the identity of this male can contact PC C Conroy of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2795 or email at cconroy@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


Barrie Police Service are currently looking to identify two males after a theft in a north end business.

On Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 4:10pm two males entered Staples, located at 561 Bayfield Street in the City of Barrie, and proceeded directly to the cell phone area. The males split, both circling around stalling suspiciously near the cell phones, one time even causing the alarm attached to sound.  The first suspect left the store and proceeded southbound on Bayfield Street on foot.  The second suspect grabbed a black Samsung Galaxy A5 display, setting off the alarm and fled on foot from the store.  He was last seen leaving the parking lot in a grey Toyota RAV4 with a missing spare tire on the rear.

Suspect #1:

  • Male, white
  • Brown hair
  • Wearing aviator style sunglasses, a green army jacket and blue jeans

Suspect #2:

  • Male, white
  • Crew cut hair
  • Wearing a purple sweater with yellow writing "EVERY DAY IM HUSTLIN"

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC C Conroy of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2795 or email at cconroy@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 #: BA17045174

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

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WANTED: Crystal ROSS for Theft of Beer from Loblaws

WANTED: Crystal ROSS for Theft of Beer from Loblaws
September 12th, 2017 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Barrie Police have received multiple tips identifying the female responsible for the theft of beer from Loblaws on Monday, September 11th, 2017.  At this time the female is still outstanding and a warrant for arrest for Theft Under $5000 has been sworn to for 37-year-old Crystal ROSS of Barrie. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted male is asked to contact Barrie Police Service or the local police service in your area.  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 #: BA17045338

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180


UPDATE: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 @ 1:15pm

The female has been identified and police are continuing with their investigation at this time.  Thank you to the public for their prompt and thorough assistance.


Barrie Police Service is looking for assistance in identifying a female responsible for shoplifting beer from a local grocery store.

On Monday, September 11th, 2017 shortly after 4:00pm a female entered the Loblaws located at 472 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  The suspect entered the beer fridge area and selected multiple cans of beer, placing them in a cardboard carry case provided by the store and an additional 6-pack of beer. She then retreated to the cereal aisle where she concealed the 6-pack in a black shoulder bag she was carrying. The suspect then left the store, paying for the tall boys and failing to pay for the concealed 6-pack.

Description:

  • Female, white
  • Mid to late 30's
  • 5'4"-5'6", 120 lbs and thin build 
  • Long blond hair, brown eyes. 
  • Large red mark on her right upper arm with a tattoo that begins with the text "Life"
  • Wearing a multi-colour shirt, capris jeans and white shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC G Danaj of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2746 or email at gdanaj@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 #: BA17045338

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

MEDIA INVITE - Child Advocacy Centre - Simcoe/Muskoka Grand Opening

MEDIA INVITE - Child Advocacy Centre - Simcoe/Muskoka Grand Opening
September 7th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service would like to invite members of the media to attend the Grand Opening of the Child Advocacy Centre Simcoe/Muskoka.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Grand Opening which will take place on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., at 64 Cedar Point Drive, Unit # 1409, Barrie. Please R.S.V.P jdunlop@cacsimcoemuskoka.ca

For further information on the Child Advocacy Centre Simcoe/Muskoka (CAC) click here

Police Seeking Person of Interest

Police Seeking Person of Interest
September 7th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a male following a theft on Friday, September 1, 2017, at Nutrition Plus, located at 42 Maple Avenue, in the City of Barrie.

When attempting to return a container of protein the male was unable to produce a receipt for proof of purchase.  The suspicious return caught the attention of the store owner, and upon further questioning the male quickly left the store.

Police believe the male had not paid for the protein, and had taken it off the shelf before attempting to make the return. The male is a suspect in similar incident that occurred at the store two years ago.

Anyone with information is asked to Constable Steele of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2584, dsteele@barriepolice.ca or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17043652

 

 

Theft - Police Seeking Vodka Connoisseur

Theft - Police Seeking Vodka Connoisseur
September 7th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a male following a theft at the LCBO, located at 534 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.

Video surveillance captured the incident just before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2017. The suspect had been confronted by an employee after he had been observed concealing two bottles of vodka into his backpack. Despite being confronted, the suspect fled the store with the merchandise and was last seen walking south on Bayfield Street.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (30 to 34 yrs.)
  • Medium build, 5’6”
  • Short black hair
  • Wearing a black hoodie, grey shorts, blue “Adidas” shoes with white stripes and carrying a black backpack

Anyone with information is asked to Constable Hennessy of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2717, dhennessy@barriepolice.ca or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17040127

Lingerie Enthusiast Caught on Video Surveillance

Lingerie Enthusiast Caught on Video Surveillance
September 6th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identity a suspect wanted for theft from La Senza, located within the Georgian Mall, at 509 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.

It is estimated that ninety-six (96) pairs of ladies underwear were stolen from La Senza just after 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017.  Video surveillance captured the incident and has provided police with images of the suspect swiftly removing a stack of underwear from a display table and placing them into his bag, and then exiting the store.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, black
  • Thin build, 6”4’
  • Wearing a red bandanna, white t-shirt, dark pants, flip flops and carrying a large white bag.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Trollope of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2694, rtrollope@barriepolice.ca or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17042347

Three Suspects Wanted Following a Cabela's Theft

Three Suspects Wanted Following a Cabela's Theft
September 5th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify three suspects following a theft at Cabela’s, located at 50 Concert Way, in the City of Barrie.

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, three suspects had entered Cabela’s and were captured on video surveillance stealing electric dog training collars. A woman had been observed concealing eight (8) electric dog collars underneath her shirt, with the assistance of two males that had been with her. All three suspects fled the store undetected and were last seen leaving the area on foot.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspects are described as;

Suspect # 1

  • Male, white
  • Medium build, 6"0'
  • Wearing an orange baseball cap, grey t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

Suspect # 2

  • Female, described as South or Middle East West Asian
  • Thin build, 5”8’
  • Brown hair pulled back into a ponytail
  • Wearing a black t-shirt and pants and a light colored scarf draped over top.

Suspect # 3

  • Male, white
  • Heavy build, 5"11'
  • Wearing a dark blue baseball hat, blue t-shirt, dark shorts and running shoes.

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

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17036573

Quick Change Scam

Quick Change Scam
September 5th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a male following a quick change scam that took place on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the Georgian Mall, located at 509 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  

While inside a retail store a suspect targeted an employee by paying for a small priced item with a large bill ($100).  Prior to the employee giving back the change, the suspect engaged the employee in a series of quick money exchanges which left the employee confused.  As a result of the transaction the suspect left the store with a profit and a pair of socks he never paid for.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, black (45 to 50 yrs.)
  • Medium build
  • Wearing a white t-shirt under a jean shirt, blue jeans and running shoes.

The quick change scam targets inexperienced employees/cashiers by paying for small priced items with large bills. In some instances suspect(s) work in teams of two where one suspects handles the money exchange while the second suspect acts as the distraction. To avoid being a victim to the scam, only complete the transaction for the purchase then close the cash register. If the customer is asking to exchange bills be weary of the scam and contact a manager before engaging in further interactions.

Anyone with information is asked to Constable Trollope of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2694, rtrollope@barriepolice.ca  or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17042338

Back to School Tips to Keep Everyone Safe

Back to School Tips to Keep Everyone Safe
September 5th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Today is the first day of school for students across Simcoe County, and police would like to remind everyone to safely share the roads with pedestrians, cyclists and school buses.

Ensure your children have knowledge to stay safe when heading back to school.  

Older Students and Teenagers should:

  • Never text, talk and walk.
  • Always move out of the way of others and to the side of the walkway if you must  text or talk.
  • Never cross or walk into the street while using an electronic device.
  • Never walk with your head phones on.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings, especially in congested areas (school zones, intersections and etc.)

Parents, Caregivers and Children

Many children are walking and biking to school.  Younger children often lack the skills to negotiate traffic safely.

  • Walk on sidewalks where available.
  • Always cross at intersections.
  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
  • Always walk your bicycle across a roadway.

When crossing at intersections without signals or crossing guards, children should:

  • Stop before stepping into the road
  • Increase your visibility and indicate your crossing intention to motorists
  • Look in all directions before crossing
  • Stop, Look and Listen for traffic
  • Cross safely when the road is clear
  • Walk, don't run, across the road
  • Where possible, use the buddy system

When crossing intersections with signals, children should:

  • Push the pedestrian button (where they exist)
  • Wait for the pedestrian walk sign
  • Increase visibility and indicate your cross intention to motorists
  • Stop, Look and Listen for traffic
  • Watch for turning cars or trucks
  • Cross safely when the road is clear
  • Walk, don't run across the road

When crossing with the assistance of adult crossing guards and student safety patrollers:

  • Cross only under the direction of the guard

Railway Crossings

Many children in our communities must cross railway tracks daily.  Ensure children are taught  the only safe place to cross railway tracks is at a designated crossing.

Motorists

Back to school means more children walking and biking on our roads.  Younger children often have limited experience with traffic and lack the skills to negotiate traffic safely.  Motorists need to take special care while driving.  Help our children walk safely to school by following these important safety rules:

  • Head up, phone down
  • Be aware of school zone signage.
  • Reduce speed in school zones.
  • Be ready to stop at all times.  Children do not always notice oncoming traffic.
  • Always try to make eye contact with children waiting to cross the road.
  • Be patient and wait for children to complete their crossing before proceeding.
  • Stop when directed to do so by a crossing guard.

 

 

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