Police & the Community

Found E-Bike in East End Residential Neighbourhood

Found E-Bike in East End Residential Neighbourhood
October 12th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Looking for your e-bike?  Barrie Police officers were called after a homeowner found this one on her property in a residential area in the east end of City of Barrie on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 shortly after 11:00am. The bike is described as a Black BionX - Edison e-bike with black saddle bags mounted on the back. Officers have placed the bike in property at the Barrie Police Service for safe keeping.  If this bike is yours, please contact the Property Office at 705-725-7025 ext 2927 to provide them with the required information to identify the bike as yours. 

 

Located - Amy Westbrook (40yrs.)

Located - Amy Westbrook (40yrs.)
October 12th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Update - Wednesday, October, 12, 2016.

Police have located Amy Westbrook. She was found in good health. Thank you to our local media outlets and social media followers for your assistance.


Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 40-year-old woman from the City of Barrie. 

Amy Westbrook was last seen by her family and friends on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Her disappearance has left family and friends concerned for her well-being. Amy is known to visit several downtown Barrie establishments on a regular basis.

Amy is described as:

  • Female, white
  • Thin build, 5’8”, 120lbs.
  • Blue eyes
  • Long black hair – pulled back into a ponytail
  • Monroe piercing above upper lip (right side) and nose piercing (left side).
  • Wearing a black and white t-shirt, blue jeans and a pink/blue/green checkered winter coat.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts 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 S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA16051255

Fentanyl Ring Leader Sentenced

Fentanyl Ring Leader Sentenced
October 11th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Update - Wednesday, October, 12, 2016

Raymond Godreau was sentenced just before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. He has been sentenced to ten years in jail, but will only serve 6 years for time served. Godreau has been in remand since 2014.

He has been convicted with five counts; of Trafficking Fentanyl, Uttering Forged Documents and Forging Documents.


The Barrie Police Service continues to investigate the rise in fentanyl use within its city. 

Fentanyl is a strong opiate based painkiller that comes in the form of a patch which allows the painkiller to be absorbed in the skin.  In recent years its popularity grew due to the scarcity of another opiate based painkiller Oxycodone.    

Most recently, five people overdosed in a short period of time after consuming Fentanyl laced drugs while at a party in Barrie. The outcome could have been fatal if it was not for the quick response of emergency services. A 22-year-old Barrie male was charged with; two counts of drug trafficking and five counts of criminal negligence-causing bodily harm in connection with the overdoses.

The Barrie Police have taken a proactive approach to the rise in Fentanyl abuse within its City by implementing a Patch for Patch Program in June of 2016.  This program was instituted in an effort to manage prescribed Fentanyl by dispensing on a patch for patch basis, eliminating access to large quantities of Fentanyl to be either stolen or sold for profit.  This program has been successful in communities across Ontario.

The Barrie Police Street Crime Unit has been involved in two major Fentanyl busts involving health care workers. One involved Dr. Darryl Gebien, a 44-year-old ER Physician, who was at the time was practicing at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He was charged with 68 counts in connection to fraudulent prescriptions.

The second; Project Northbound was centered on a Barrie Medical Secretary, Julie Baks. She had stolen doctor’s prescriptions and subsequently forged them in an effort to obtain quantities of Fentanyl.  Baks, a 34-year-old Barrie woman was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to 46 counts of forging prescriptions and providing them to persons introduced to her by the ring leader Raymond Godreau.

Raymond Godreau, a 43-year-old Barrie man is the last of the Fentanyl ring to be sentenced in a Barrie court on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Police continue to actively investigate the trafficking of Fentanyl. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.tipsubmit.com

Police Called To An Early Morning Fire

Police Called To An Early Morning Fire
October 11th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Update - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Ontario Fire Marshall has deemed the early morning fire suspicious.  It has been determined the fire was deliberately, and the investigation has been turned over the Barrie Police Investigative Services.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext.2129, or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.tipsubmit.ca


Just before 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, police were called to a structure fire at 556 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.

As a result of the fire the entire home has sustained severe damage. It is believed the home has been abandoned for several years.

There have been no injuries reported. The Ontario Fire Marshalls Officer has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire, and police will remain on scene.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext.2129, or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.tipsubmit.ca

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA16051082

Theft of Groceries from Southend Zehrs

Theft of Groceries from Southend Zehrs
October 11th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are looking for an unknown male who is currently wanted for Theft Under $5000 and Resisting Arrest by a Peace Officer.

On Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 10:50am police were called to Zehrs Market located at 620 Yonge Street, in the City of Barrie, after lost prevention attempted to arrest a male outside the store. The male exited the store making no attempt to pay for the over $400.00 of seafood, dairy, meat and frozen food.  Once confronted by a lost prevention officer to be placed under arrest, the male fled on foot. 

Description:

  • Male, white
  • 6' tall
  • Approximately 30-years-old
  • Brown hair

Last seen wearing:

  • Brown Quebec Nordiques baseball hat
  • Brown hooded sweatshirt
  • Jeans
  • Black DC shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC G Lainey of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2760 or email at glainey@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

Saving Lives During Operation Impact

Saving Lives During Operation Impact
October 5th, 2016 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Barrie Police Service had a busy Thanksgiving weekend with Operation Impact laying a total of 48 charges.  Aggressive Driving/Speeding was the highest infraction with 27 charges laid over the three days.  Four charges were laid for Driving While Prohibited, two for Failing to have Insurance and two for Distracted Driving.  Thirteen other traffic related charges were also laid throughout the weekend topping off the effective campaign to make Canada's roads the safest in the world.


Friday, October 7th to Sunday, October 10th, 2016 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada's roads the safest in the world.

This special weekend is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices is a priority. The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving. All enforcement agencies across the country have been invited to participate.

The deaths, pain and broken hearts that result from carelessness behind the wheel can be prevented.  Police agencies across the country are collaborating on this project because they have seen more than enough of that, and because they know that the involvement of the driving public is essential to achieve safer streets and highways. This initiative has been strategically chosen, as it is a significant long weekend. More people are traveling and traffic crashes are more frequent.

Here in Barrie, there have been a number of serious injuries & deaths related to vehicle collisions. These are just numbers but they represent moms, dads, sisters, brothers, loved ones, co-workers, neighbours. It is unacceptable to Barrie Police Service.

Operation Impact is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and member agencies of the CACP Traffic Committee from across Canada in support of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025, which has a goal of making Canada's roads the safest in the world.

Dedicated to improving public safety on our roadways.

Special Olympic School Championship Track and Field Qualifier

Special Olympic School Championship Track and Field Qualifier
October 3rd, 2016 - Police & the Community

On Friday, October 7, 2016 from 9:00 – 1:30 p.m. the Special Olympics School Championship Track & Field Qualifier will be held at St. Peters CSS, located at 201 Ashford Drive, Barrie.

The Barrie Police Service along with Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will be on-hand to support the athletes as they compete in; basketball, soccer, bocce ball and Track and Field.

This event aims to provide quality youth sport competition opportunities to school students aged 13 to 21 with an intellectual disability.

The Barrie Police Service is proud to support these astounding athletes. The Torch Run program is so successful and rewarding - for all involved.

Pictures from this event can be viewed on the Barrie Police Facebook page and Twitter (@BarriePolice) account.

 

Stolen Ebike

Stolen Ebike
September 30th, 2016 - Police & the Community

An Ebike was reported stolen to police on Thursday, September 29, 2016. The victim reported her bike missing from the Wellington and Anne Street area in the City of Barrie.

It is believed the theft occurred sometime between Tuesday, September, 27 and Thursday, September 29, 2016.

The Ebike is described as;

  • Sporty style
  • Blue and black in colour
  • “S6” written on the side
  • Missing left peddle and side mirror

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Alternate Response Unit at 705-725-7025, ext. 2150, info@barriepolice.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419

Suspect Arrested for Stolen Credit Card

Suspect Arrested for Stolen Credit Card
September 30th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Update: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Police arrested and charged an 18-year-old Barrie male Monday, October,3 2016 shortly after 12:00 p.m., in connection to a theft of a wallet and credit card.

The shaggy haired 18-year-old captured the attention of police near the downtown core as a result of wearing the same clothing he had been observed wearing the morning of the theft.

He has been charged with; Possess Stolen Credit Card and three counts of Use Stolen Credit Card. He will appear in a Barrie court at the end of October.


On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 a wallet was stolen from a vehicle on Bernick Drive, in the City of Barrie. The victim immediately contacted his financial institutions cancelling all missing cards. At the time he was advised several transactions had been attempted on his credit card, but were declined.  

Police have recently received video surveillance from Mac’s Convenience and Tim Hortons located at 353 Duckworth Street, in the City of Barrie, capturing a male utilizing the victim’s credit card Tuesday morning between 5:50 - 6:00 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Suspect is described as;

  • Male, white
  • Shaggy brown hair
  • Thin build, 18-21 yrs.
  • Wearing a grey long sleeve Crooks & Castles shirt and blue jeans

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Thanasse of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2543, cthanasse@barriepolice.ca  or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA16048580

 

Female Arrested after Police Issue a Warrant

Female Arrested after Police Issue a Warrant
September 30th, 2016 - Police & the Community

Police have arrested and charged 21-year-old Tessa Lee Harwood. The Barrie woman turned herself into police on Saturday, October, 8, 2016. 

She has been charged with Theft Under $5,000 and will appear in a Barrie court in November.


Barrie Police are seeking the whereabouts of 21-year-old Tessa Lee Harwood. A warrant for her arrest has been issued in relation to a theft that occurred at Additional-Elle, located at 468 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie on Thursday , September 29, 2016.

Tessa Lee is described as;

  • Female, white
  • Heavy build, 5’3”
  • Blond multi-coloured hair pulled back into a pony tail
  • Wearing a grey sweater and pajama pants

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Manna of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2550, cmanna@barriepolice.ca   or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA16049048


Police have identified the woman wanted for the theft of shoes from Additional-Elle, located at 468 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.

Numerous tips were received and charges are pending. Thank you to the public for your assistance and local media partners.


On Thursday, September 29, 2016 police received a report of a theft that had occurred just before 7:00 p.m., at Additional-Elle located at 468 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.

A barefooted female entered the store and selected a pair of black leather booties. Prior to leaving the store she was confronted by an employee. In an attempt to mislead the employee the female stated she had bought them a week ago and then returned to the shoe department, and within in minutes fled the store.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Female, white
  • Heavy build, 5’3”
  • Blond multi-coloured hair pulled back into a pony tail
  • Wearing a grey sweater and pajama pants

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Manna of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2550, cmanna@barriepolice.ca   or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA16049048

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