On Sunday, February 5, 2023, shortly after 10:00 p.m., officers from the Barrie Police Service attended with the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services for a person who was reportedly in crisis at an apartment complex located on Duckworth Street in the city of Barrie.

Upon arrival, police gained access to the apartment and cautiously approached the 20-year-old female occupant. As they were assisting her to her feet, she lunged at one of the officers and stabbed her in the face.

The officer, who has been a member of the Barrie Police Service since February 2018, was rushed to a local hospital where she was treated for a serious injury and has since been released.

As a result of the on-going investigation, which was conducted by detectives from Investigative Services, the accused has been charged with:

  • Attempt to Commit Murder contrary to sec. 239(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
  • Aggravated Assault of Peace Officer contrary to sec. 270.02 of the Criminal Code
  • Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon contrary to sec. 270.01(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose contrary to sec. 88 of the Criminal Code.

She is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing today at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie.

“Police officers face significant risks with every shift. We are thankful that she will make a full recovery, but we know the long-term impacts of this incident and injury will have on the officer involved, and our entire Service. I am grateful to everyone who assisted in the emergency response for our injured officer in their time of need” says Barrie Police Chief Rich Johnston.

Occurrence #: BA23007809
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator, Peter Leon


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