Police & the Community

Suspect in Car Theft and Gas Drive Off Sought

Suspect in Car Theft and Gas Drive Off Sought
November 1st, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are looking to identify a suspect involved in an incident where a vehicle was stolen from a driveway in Barrie and then used in a gas drive off theft the next morning at a gas station north-east of Guleph, Ontario.

On Saturday, October 28th, 2017 between 10:30pm and 11:45pm a blue 2018 Hyundai 4-door Elantra with Ontario licence plate CCMJ 636 was stolen out of a driveway on Kensington Trail, in the City of Barrie. On Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at 11:20am the same vehicle pulled into the Esso Gas Station located at 248 Alma Street, Rockwood in Guleph-Emarosa Township, pumping gas and driving off without making an attempt to pay for the fuel.  

Description:

  • Male, white 
  • Heavy build 
  • Wearing camouflage pants, dark hooded sweater with white drawstrings and white logo on top of the hood, and black shoes with white toes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC B Bromley of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2780 or email at bbromley@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 #: BA17053799 & LP17317207

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

Man Charged Following Sexual Assault at Heritage Park

Man Charged Following Sexual Assault at Heritage Park
October 31st, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Update) Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Investigators have charged a 19-year-old man from Brampton, who is a temporary resident of Barrie, in connection with a sexual assault that took place in the City of Barrie.

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, a 34-year-old Barrie woman was sexually assaulted just after 5:00 a.m., near the public washrooms located at Heritage Park, in the City of Barrie. Police were called to the area of Bayfield Street and Chase McEachern Way after a passerby located the woman in the parking lot. 

Investigators arrested the accused Tuesday morning after he turned himself into police. He has been charged with; Aggravated Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon and Utter Threats.

The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice Tuesday afternoon.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17052777


Photo Released of Person of Interest in Sexual Assault at Heritage Park

(Update)Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 

The Barrie Police Service has collected video surveillance, identifying a person of interest in relation to the sexual assault that took place in the early hours of Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at Heritage Park, in the City of Barrie. 

The person of interest has been described as: 

  • Male, white 
  • 21 to 22-years-old 
  • Shoulder length blonde hair 
  • 5’3”-5’7”, medium build 
  • Wearing a red toque, grey & black striped sweater, grey pants and beige shoes 

Investigators are urging anyone who may recognize the person in the photo provided to please contact Sergeant Furlong of Barrie Police Investigative Services at (705)725-7025 ext. 2632 or 2129 or at gfurlong@barriepolice.ca . If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Occurrence: BA17052777


Original News Release

Prepared by: Corporate Communications 
Posted: October 22, 2017 
Occurrence Type: Investigators Seeking Witnesses Following a Sexual Assault 
Occurrence #: BA17052777 
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 5:00am

Investigators with the Barrie Police Service are investigating a sexual assault that took place at Heritage Park in downtown Barrie, on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

A 34-year-old Barrie woman was sexually assaulted just after 5:00 a.m., near the public washrooms located at Heritage Park. Police were called to the area of Bayfield Street and Chase McEachern Way after a passerby located the woman in the parking lot, along with a witness who reported seeing the suspect flee the area towards Mulcaster Street.

The woman was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later released. The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect has been described as;

  • Male, white (21 to 22 yrs.)
  • Blond hair – shoulder length
  • Medium build, 5’3” - 5’7”
  • Wearing a grey/white striped hoodie, white jeans and construction boots.

Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have been in the area of Heritage Park early Sunday morning.  Additionally, anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Furlong of Investigative Services at (705)725-7025 ext. 2632 or 2129 or at gfurlong@barriepolice.ca . If you wish to remain anonymous 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: BA17052777

Female Takes More Than Just a Super Sized Fry with Order

Female Takes More Than Just a Super Sized Fry with Order
October 31st, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are looking to identify a female involved in a theft of a cell phone and car keys from a fast food restaurant on Bayfield Street.

On Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 2:30pm a female attended the front counter to place her order at McDonald's located at 446 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  She set down her cell phone and car keys, briefly walking away before realizing they were left behind.  Upon returning the items could not be located.  Police attended and reviewed surveillance video identitfying a female who appeared to conceal the items with a bag and removing them from the counter.  

Stolen Property:

  • Black Samsung Galaxy S5 NEO with a grey penguin case 
  • Set of Honda keys on a cystic fibrosis keychain

Suspect Description:

  • Female, white
  • Black long hair with bangs
  • Wearing a black jacket, purple shirt, and black pants

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC S Campbell of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2714 or email at scampbell@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 #: BA17052452

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

ARRESTED: Police Looking to Identify Mischief Suspect

ARRESTED: Police Looking to Identify Mischief Suspect
October 30th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service received information shortly after the incident was posted to social media Monday where the identity of the suspect was confirmed.  On Monday, October 30th, 2017 a 17-year-old Barrie male was charged with two counts of Mischief under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  He will appear in a Barrie Court in December to answer to his charges. 


Barrie Police Service are currently looking to identify a male responsible for damaging two vehicles in the parking lot of a Barrie apartment building.

On Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 6:20am officers attended the address of 114 Anne Street, in the City of Barrie, after receiving multiple complaints of a male damaging vehicles and causing a disturbance in the parking lot.  Video surveillance was reviewed and saw a single male exit the building at approximately 5:10am and proceed to damage two vehicles by punching, kicking and throwing items.  He was then observed re-entering the building at approximately 5:50am where he used the key pad to call and gain access to the interior of the building.

Description

  • Male, white
  • 20-30 years old
  • Slim build
  • Wearing a grey and white hooded sweater with a hood with a 'H' on the chest,  blue jeans, and a black baseball hat

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC M Baker of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2713 or email at mbaker@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 #: BA17053815

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

Ashley JOHNSTON and Tamara HOLOTA Wanted After Theft at Grocery Store

 Ashley JOHNSTON and Tamara HOLOTA Wanted After Theft at Grocery Store
October 26th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service has identified the two females wanted in relation to a theft at Zehrs located at 620 Yonge Street on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017.  Officers have been unable to locate the two females however a warrant has been sworn to for 32-year-old Ashley JOHNSTON of Barrie for Theft Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.

The second female, Tamara HOLOTA of Barrie is wanted for Theft Under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Fail to Comply with Probation.  She has also been identified in connection with two additional thefts in the City of Barrie where warrants have been sworn to.  Tamara HOLOTA is wanted for Theft Under $5000 and two counts of Breach Probation in relation to a theft that occurred on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at the Mary Street LCBO as well as Theft Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation in relation to a second theft at Zehrs on Yonge Street on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017. 

Police are asking for anyone with information on the wanted females whereabouts to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025. Police are also encourtaging the females to turn themselves into the Barrie Police Service to answer to their charges.  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 #: BA17052815, BA17053203, BA17053418

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180


On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 8:50pm a Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) from Zehrs located at 620 Yonge Street, in the City of Barrie, watched as two females select several items including food, meat products and cosmetics concealing them in their purse and bag.  The LPO recognized the blonde female from a theft from the previous day, keeping a close eye on their movements throughout the store.

Both females were approached outside the store when they made no attempt to pay for the concealed items.  The females immediately evaded arrest, retreating to the wooded area nearby.

Description Suspect #1:

  • Female, white
  • Approximately 5'5 &145 lbs
  • Blond & brown hair, hazel eyes
  • Wearing red pants, grey hooded sweater carrying a black purse

Description Suspect #2:

  • Female, white
  • Approximately 5'7" & 190 lbs
  • Black hair
  • Wearing a black DC sweater & black pants

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC J Frouws of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2504 or email at jfrouws@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 #: BA17053418

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

Police Seeking Suspect in Possession of a Stolen Credit Card

Police Seeking Suspect in Possession of a Stolen Credit Card
October 26th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect believed to be in possession of a stolen credit card.

In the early hours of Monday, October 23, 2017, a suspect entered a vehicle which had been parked at a residence on Cardinal Drive, in the City of Barrie, and removed a wallet which contained various pieces of personal identification and a credit card.

Police were contacted immediately after the victim had noticed his vehicle had been entered. Video surveillance captured the suspect utilizing the victim’s credit card at Esso Gas Station, located at 369 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.

The suspect utilized the victim's credit card at various locations on Bayfield Street as well, and police will be obtaining further video. The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (25 to 35 yrs.)
  • Wearing a black baseball hat, “Toronto Raptors” black hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to Constable Brickell of Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2520, gbrickell@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 # BA17053039

Investigators Seeking Witnesses In Collision Involving E-Bike and SUV

Investigators Seeking Witnesses In Collision Involving E-Bike and SUV
October 23rd, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service are currently seeking witnesses in a collision that occurred on an east end Barrie street Tuesday evening.

On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 8:25pm on Johnston Street, in the City of Barrie, a collision involving an E-Bike and a parked SUV occurred which resulted in serious, non-life threatening injuries to one of the drivers.  Investigators believe there were multiple witnesses who may be able to offer assistance who have yet to speak to police. Along with witnesses to the incident, investigators are looking to speak with the two occupants in a red, 4-door sedan who were believed to be making a 3-point-turn in the area around the time of the incident. 

Investigators on the Collision Reconstruction Team are seeking witnesses who may have observed this incident.  Please contact PC R Hueson of the Barrie Police Traffic Unit at  rhueson@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 #: BA17051970

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Police Seeking Stolen Motorcycle

Police Seeking Stolen Motorcycle
October 23rd, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle. 

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. a Harley Davidson motorcycle was stolen from an address on Welham Drive, in the City of Barrie. The vehicle is described as a 2015 blue Harley Davidson Roadglide, bearing an Ontario personalized licence plate of “ZBURN”.

The investigation is ongoing.    

Anyone with information is asked to Constable Watt of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2627, jwatt@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: BA17051072

WANTED: Female Caught on Video Stealing Vodka

WANTED: Female Caught on Video Stealing Vodka
October 23rd, 2017 - Police & the Community

Tamara HOLOTA of Barrie is wanted for Theft Under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation and a warrant has been sworn to for her arrest. She has also been identified in connection with two additional thefts in the City of Barrie where warrants have been sworn to.  Tamara HOLOTA is also wanted for Theft Under $5000 and Breach Probation in relation to a theft that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 as well as Theft Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation in relation to a second theft  on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 both occurring at Zehra at 620 Yonge Street, in the Cirty of Barrie.

Police are asking for anyone with information on the wanted females whereabouts to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025. Police are also encourtaging the females to turn themselves into the Barrie Police Service to answer to their charges.  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 #: BA17052815, BA17053203, BA17053418

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180


On Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 12:50pm an unknown suspect exited the LCBO located at 55 Mary Street, in the City of Barrie, with a concealed bottle of vodka in her purse.  The female was observed by security and caught on video surveillance.  The female entered and was seen selecting a 1.75L bottle of Polar Ice Vodka, sliding it into her black purse then immediately exited the store not making any attempt to pay for the concealed item.

Description:

  • Female, white
  • 30 years of age 
  • Shoulder length blonde hair
  • Wearing a blue shirt, white pants and carrying a black purse

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC K Boehler of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2789 or email at kboehler@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 #: BA17052815

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Trio Wanted For Theft at Sport Check

Trio Wanted For Theft at Sport Check
October 20th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify three suspects following a theft at Sport Check, located at 70 Concert Way, in the City of Barrie.

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, three suspects were captured on video surveillance diligently working together to quickly conceal numerous “Under Armor” clothing items. The woman had been observed handing over two large plastic bags she had pulled from her purse to the two men that had been with her. Upon filling the bags with merchandise, the trio split up and exited the store separately.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspects are described as;

Suspect # 1                            

  • Female, described as Latin American
  • Medium build, 5’5”
  • Long black hair – curly
  • Wearing a teal t-shirt, black “Under Armor” leggings, "Nike" running shoes and carrying a large brown purse.

Suspect # 2

  • Male, described as Latin American
  • Heavy build, 5'11"
  • Black hair – short
  •  Wearing a black baseball hat, two toned grey jacket, white“Coca-Cola” t-shirt, dark blue jeans, and black “Adidas” running shoes.

Suspect # 3

  • Male, described as Latin American
  • Medium build, 5’11”
  • Wearing an “Adidas” baseball hat, black jacket, light blue jeans, and grey “Nike” running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to Constable Smith of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2718, rsmith@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: BA17052282

 

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