Police & the Community

Identity Theft Attempt

Identity Theft Attempt
November 6th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following an attempt fraud on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Police were called to a Jewelry store in the Georgian Mall, located at 501 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie, after a suspect had applied for an in-store credit card using a false identity.

The suspect had advised the store employee he had been looking at purchasing a watch with a budget of $800.00. When provided the opportunity to apply for an in-store credit card the suspect’s excessive purchasing behaviour became suspicious. He requested to purchase two watches instead of one, which valued just shy of $5,000.

Prior to finalizing the credit card application the suspect provided an Ontario Drivers Licence, which was closely examined by the employee. It was quickly determined the drivers licence was fake and numerous features of a valid drivers licence were not present.  The employee advised the suspect his driver’s licence was fraudulent and voided the application.  The suspect then quickly lunged over the counter and grabbed the licence from the employee, and fled the store running.

Further investigation by police found the drivers licence and information contained to be fictitious. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to Constable Hunt of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2690, rhunt@barriepolice.ca , or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Financial crimes and fraud victimizes people of all ages. Protect yourself against identity theft by:

  • Immediately report lost or stolen credit cards
  • Never give out your passwords or Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  • Never loan your credit card or debit card to anyone
  • Designate a credit card with a specific limit for online purchases. Cancel and shred any credit cards that you do not use.
  • Always shred documents that contain your personal information (name, address, account numbers, date of birth etc.)

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17053918

Police Looking to ID Male for Theft of Seafood, Deli, Dairy and Candy

Police Looking to ID Male for Theft of Seafood, Deli, Dairy and Candy
November 6th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in connection to a theft of various frivolous food items from a southwest end grocery store. 

On Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 4:15pm the male suspect entered the Zehrs located at 11 Bryne Drive, in the City of Barrie, heading directly to the seafood section of the store.  The male collected various items before heading towards the other side of the store selecting items in the deli, dairy and various confectionary items.  He exited the store making no attempt to pay for the item and when confronted by Loss Prevention in the parking lot, the male fled on foot towards Essa Road.

Description:

  • Male, white
  • 6 feet tall, heavy build 
  • Short brown hair
  • Wearing black sweater with distinct markings on it, red Adidas pants, black socks and black sandals

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 #: BA17054964

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Second Case of Candy Tampering Reported to Police

Second Case of Candy Tampering Reported to Police
November 4th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is investigating a second report of tampered Halloween candy. This incident occurred in the north-east end of Barrie.

A 13-year-old youth had located a foreign metal object inside an individually wrapped candy (Tootsie Roll). The candy had not been ingested and police were called immediately upon discovery.

The male youth had been trick-or treating in the areas of; Arthur Avenue, Jones Drive, Radenhust Drive, Buchanan Drive, Johnston Street, Hickling Trail and Kinzie Lane, Tuesday night. 

The investigation is ongoing and police urge parents to vigilantly examine their children’s candy prior to consumption. 

Anyone with information on this incident or anyone who locates further contaminated candy is asked to contact Sergeant Berriault of the Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigation Services at 705-725-7025, ext.2518 or, dberriault@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 # BA17054957

Stolen Property Recovered and Investigators Looking for Rightful Owners

Stolen Property Recovered and Investigators Looking for Rightful Owners
November 3rd, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service Street Crime Unit have completed a lengthy investigation dating back to July 2017 where suspicious U-Haul vehicles were connected to property offences.

On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 a female suspect was arrested in the area of Pickett Crescent while operating a rented U-Haul van containing various items determined to be stolen property.  The recovered items are being held at the Barrie Police Property Unit as investigators determine the rightful owners.  

The 32-year-old Barrie female has been charged with multiple property related and driving related offences as well a breach of recognizance.

If anyone has any information or can identify the owner of the property please contact DC K Calleja of the Street Crime Unit at 705-725-7025 ext 2636 or kcalleja@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 #: BA17054584

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Building Safer Communities Together

Building Safer Communities Together
November 3rd, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service kicked off Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs from November 5 to 11, 2017. The week-long promotion of crime prevention is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and all police services across Ontario.

Crime Prevention and effective partnering with the community to address criminal activities when they happen is how we build safer communities. Ontario communities are among the safest in the world. But we can’t stand still when it comes to crime.  That’s why our service is committed to partnering with community leaders, young people, businesses, and government to prevent crime.

This week Barrie Police Service will be working with government, community groups, and social services providers to promote crime prevention as a shared responsibility in our community. The Service will also showcase crime prevention initiatives, programs and provide information on crime issues. 

Stay connected and follow Crime Prevention Week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtags #CPWeek2017 and #CrimePreventionWeek!

Crime Prevention Week Events

Monday, November, 6, 2017

Crime Prevention Flag Raising

Location: Barrie Police Service Headquarters 
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Downtown Business Blitz

Crime prevention officers will be downtown Barrie speaking to local businesses about loss prevention, establishing safe and secure store fronts and overall daily crime prevention tips.

Location: Downtown Core 
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Lock It or Lose It

Your first line of defence against theft is to always lock up your valuables. Locking your vehicle or a locker at the gym is paramount to prevent theft, which can lead to identity fraud.  Crime Prevention Officers will be sharing the Lock It Or Lose It Campaign at local community centers and sports facilities throughout the day.

Time and Locations:

  • Holly Recreation Centre
    9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Allandale Recreation Centre
    11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • East Bayfield Recreation Centre
    1:00 p.m. to  2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Crime Prevention Community Booth

Visit with our Crime Prevention Officer at the Georgian Mall.  Our booth will be located on the lower level.

Location: Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield Street, Barrie. 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Keep our Seniors Safe

As a continued effort to keep our most vulnerable persons safe, the Barrie Police Service continues to promote and offer the Vulnerable Persons Registry. The registry allows caregivers of vulnerable persons to submit vital information to a database that will be used by police and other emergency services during a crisis.

Crime Prevention officers will be speaking about the Vulnerable Persons Registry and will be providing resource kits to various retirement homes. Officers will also offer insight and resources to residents on current frauds and scams, which target seniors. 

Time and Locations:

  • Serenity House - 410 Hurst Drive, Barrie
    9:30 a.m.
  • Whispering Pines - 140 Letitia Street, Barrie
    11:00 a.m.
  • Woods Park - 110 Lillian Crescent, Barrie
    1:00 p.m. 
  • Simcoe Terrace - 44 Donald Street, Barrie
    1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Whispering Pines - 140 Letitia Street, Barrie
    3:00 p.m. 
  • Amica - 70 Lakeside Terrance 
    T.B.A

Friday, November 10, 2017

  • Commit to Kids program

The Barrie Police Service in collaboration with The Canadian Centre for Child Protection will be promoting the Commit to Kids program. This program is to help organizations create safe environments for children. Organizations learn how to define and identify appropriate boundaries between adults and children and create safe, healthy and respectful environments.  It provides policies, strategies, and a step-by step plan to help reduce the risk of sexual abuse, encouraging organizations to take an active, participatory role in protecting children in their care.

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) are proud to announce that they are working together to keep kids safe in sport. The CAC launched the Responsible Coaching Movement in 2015 to ensure the personal safety of all young athletes and coaches involved in sport in Canada.

Crime Prevention officers will be speaking with various sporting organizations throughout Barrie, and will be providing resource materials on the Commit to Kids program. To receive a free copy of the Commit to Kids program kit contact the Barrie Police Crime Prevention office at 705-725-7025 ext. 2919 or info@barriepolice.ca 

 

 

 

Public Safety Alert - Health Canada Determines Pill to be Melatonin

Public Safety Alert - Health Canada Determines Pill to be Melatonin
November 2nd, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Update) - Health Canada has since confirmed the pill to be Melatonin. A supplement used to counter the effects of jet lag, or help someone sleep if they have an unusual work schedule or suffer from a circadian rhythm disorder. This supplement can be accessed over the counter at any pharmacy or Health Food Store.

The investigation is ongoing and police continue to urge parents to thoroughly check their children’s Halloween treats. Anything that appears to have been opened should be thrown away. If candy appears to have been tampered with, police should be called immediately.

Anyone with information on this incident or a similar incident is asked to contact Sergeant Berriault of the Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigation Services at 705-725-7025, ext.2518 or, dberriault@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 # BA17054668


Public Safety Alert - Candy Tampering Leads to Criminal Investigation

The Barrie Police Service is reminding parents to carefully check their children’s Halloween treats after receiving a report of candy tampering on Thursday, November 1, 2017.

An investigation has commenced after an 11-year-old Barrie boy located an individually wrapped cherry flavored Tootsie Roll, which had contained an unknown pill, in his Halloween candy. The boy had been trick-or treating in the area of Cundles Road, West, near Emma King Elementary School Tuesday night.  

The candy was never ingested, and upon discovery police were called immediately. The candy will be sent to Health Canada for examination and further details will be released as they become available.

Investigators are urging parents who had children trick-or-treating in the Cundles Road, West area to be extra vigilant when checking candy. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Berriault of the Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigation Services at 705-725-7025, ext.2518 or, dberriault@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 # BA17054668

 

SIMCOE COUNTY CASE FILES INITIATIVE EXPANDS - Jaimee Lee Miller Homicide Needs Your Help

 SIMCOE COUNTY CASE FILES INITIATIVE EXPANDS - Jaimee Lee Miller Homicide Needs Your Help
November 2nd, 2017 - Police & the Community

(SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP, ON) - On Wednesday March 16, 2016, shortly after ‎12:00PM, officers from the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of human remains being located in a section of the Simcoe County Forest, east of Gill Road, south of Hillview Crescent, Springwater Township, Ontario.

The human remains were later confirmed as belonging to 30-year old Jaimee Lee MILLER who was reported missing to the Barrie Police Service (BPS) on November 2, 2015 and the post mortem examination positively determined that she was a victim of foul play.

It has been two (2) years since Jaimee Lee MILLER was last heard from by her family and as a result, the Simcoe County Case Files initiative is seeking the assistance of the public in helping her family find resolution. A series of videos will be released commencing today that depict details attributed to this ongoing investigation that will hopefully provide investigators with the information needed to solve this horrific crime.

The joint investigation that is being conducted by Detectives from the Ontario Provincial Police and the Barrie Police Service under the direction of Detective Inspector Jim Gorry of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) continues to seek the assistance of the public and this team remains committed in their effort to identify the person or persons responsible for the death of Jaimee Lee Miller.

The dedicated Facebook page Simcoe County Case Files will again serve as the launching point of this social media based initiative and the public is encouraged to continue doing their part in spreading the important messages contained in these videos. 

A $50 000 Reward that was issued by the Government of the Province of Ontario last October remains in place and available should information be received that leads police to the perpetrator(s) of this crime.

Should you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com . If you have any information on this crime or any others, being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Barrie Police Service at (705) 725-7025 ext 2160.

The OPP and the Barrie Police Service remind members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times. For safety and crime prevention tips, please visit the OPP website at www.opp.ca or the Barrie Police website at www.barriepolice.ca 

 

 

Contact: Sergeant Peter Leon                                  Contact: Constable Sarah Bamford
Central Region Media Relations                               Corporate Communications                    
Ontario Provincial Police                                           Barrie Police Service
Phone: (705)330-3713                                              Phone: (705) 725-7025 Ext. 2926
E- mail: peter.leon@opp.ca                                      E- mail: sbamford@barriepolice.ca

 

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

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