Investigators Continue to Seek Whereabouts of Jesse Breese (21 yrs.) Wanted for Attempted Murder

Investigators Continue to Seek Whereabouts of Jesse Breese (21 yrs.) Wanted for Attempted Murder
July 18th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The investigation into a daytime shooting on Sunday, June 3, 2018, outside an apartment complex on Edgehill Drive, in the City of Barrie, continues and has police seeking a fourth suspect. 

Investigators continue to seek the whereabouts of 21-year-old Jesse BREESE of Barrie. He is wanted for Attempted Murder and is considered to be armed and dangerous. 

Jesse BREESE is described as; male, white, thin build, 6’0", brown hair, full beard, green eyes and wears black rimmed glasses.

The three men arrested and charged remain in custody and will appear in bail court via video remand early August. 

A 23-year-old Barrie man has been charged with; Attempted Murder, Assault with a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Restricted Firearm, Pointing a Firearm, and Careless Use of a Firearm and Common Nuisance -Endangering Life. He appeared in bail court and was remanded into custody. 

A 23-year-old Bradford man has been charged with;Attempted Murder, Assault with a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Restricted Firearm, Pointing a Firearm, and Careless Use of a Firearm and Common Nuisance -Endangering Life, Possession of  Property Obtained by Crime, Fail to comply with an Undertaking and two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation. He appeared in bail court and was remanded into custody. 

A 42-year-old Aurora man who had been shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries has been charged with; Assault with a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Pointing a Firearm. He appeared in bail court and was remanded into custody. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18026895

 

 

Duo Distracting and Dashing with Cologne

Duo Distracting and Dashing with Cologne
July 13th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is seeking the identity of two (2) males after a string of fragrance thefts over the last couple months that may be linked to similar thefts in other jurisdictions.

On Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 6:30pm two males entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 420 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.  The first male headed into the cosmetics section and spoke with the cosmetician, bringing her down an aisle to keep her distracted. The second male made his way to the fragrance wall. He began to fill a cooler bag he was carrying, taking colognes & perfumes from the shelf and counter area.  He then exited the store making no attempt to pay and could immediately be seen making a phone call. The male still in the store could be observed answering his phone and then leaving the aisle where he was still talking to the cosmetician. He swiftly left the store to meet the other suspect behind the building and both suspects were last seen leaving the area on foot.

Stolen Items:

  • Dior Homme Sauvage 60ml x 6
  • Dior Homme 50ml x 3
  • Dior Homme 100ml x 2
  • Farenheit 50ml x 4
  • Farenheit 100ml x 2
  • Farenehit 200ml x 2
  • Total = $1991.00

On Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 8:00 pm two (2) suspects entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 380 Mapleview Drive West, in the City of Barrie.  The first suspect proceeded to the Chanel Section and, crouching down, was able to open a secured storage drawer with an unknown object.  At the same time, the second suspect distracted the employee with numerous questions. The employee became suspicious of the distraction technique and began to check the store for a theft in progress.  As the suspect with the cooler bag full of cologne exited the store, he was stopped by the employee.  He presented an empty backpack, while keeping the cooler bag closed and out of sight.  He immediately left the sore with the second male suspect quickly fleeing behind him.  Both were seen on foot heading westbound on Mapleview Drive West.

Stolen Items:

  • CHANEL Perfume x 45
  • Total= $4735.00

Additionally, Barrie Police Service issued a media release on Monday, June 4th, 2018   where originally police believed this theft was linked to the two (2) above fragrance thefts in the region, however further investigation revealed they were not related. An arrest has been made in relation to that theft which can be found here: Sweet Smelling Thief Sought

Description of Suspect #1: 

  • Male, dark complexion
  • Approximately 35 to 45-years-old
  • Approximately 5'10" and 180lbs
  • Black hair with dark facial hair 

Description of Suspect #2:

  • Male, dark complexion
  • Approximately 35 to 45-years-old
  • Large build
  • Brown hair with dark facial hair

It is possible, due to information from neighbouring police services, these suspects are linked to other similar thefts and are possibly travelling in a grey Toyota Echo with Quebec plate FHR3582.

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact either:

  • Constable J. Knight- 705-725-7025 ext. 2534 or jknight@barriepolice.ca
  • Constable J. Waugh at 705-725-7025 ext. 2738 or jwaugh@barriepolice.ca

Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18024699, BA18028723 & BA18034100

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

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CRA Scammers Hiding Behind Barrie Police and other Official Phone Numbers

CRA Scammers Hiding Behind Barrie Police and other Official Phone Numbers
July 10th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is warning local residents after being alerted that scammers are using the Barrie police’s phone number as part of a never-ending Canada Revenue Scam (CRA).

Scammers claiming to be with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) have been targeting people throughout the City of Barrie and are using fake phone numbers to avoid being caught. Recently the number being used belongs to the Barrie Police Service (705-725-7025).

For several weeks citizens throughout the Barrie area have been called numerous times by someone claiming to be a police officer with Barrie Police.  The caller (scammer) claims to be a police officer and threatens them over the phone with hefty fines, arrest and jail time if he/she does not send money for an outstanding tax bill. Callers have called back the number that has displayed on the caller ID, and the caller reaches the Barrie Police Service.

The scammers will search the internet and attach any phone number; which can be a local police service or government agency. These scammers are relentless and they continue to invent and even reuse old scams to prey on vulnerable persons.

The Barrie Police Service does not handle tax related matters for the CRA or any other financial institutions.

Anyone who receives such calls should contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

Returns for Leukemia Donation Jar Stolen in Break and Enter

Returns for Leukemia Donation Jar Stolen in Break and Enter
July 10th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are looking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who stole a donation jar meant for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 5:30 am Barrie Police received an alarm call from The Beer Store located at 299 Blake Street, in the City of Barrie.  The front window of the business had been smashed and video surveillance showed a male enter and collect the Returns for Leukemia donation jar located on the counter.  The suspect quickly fled the scene with only the jar in hand.

Description:

  • Male, white
  • 50 to 60-years old
  • Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red trim, light coloured jeans and possibly white gloves

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable T Howlett of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2683 or thowlett@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18034054

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Traffic Unit Investigating Collision Between Motorcycle and Van

Traffic Unit Investigating Collision Between Motorcycle and Van
July 10th, 2018 - Police & the Community

On Monday, July 9th, 2018 at approximately 5:00 pm a collision occurred between a motorcyclist and van on Yonge Street, just south of Big Bay Point Road, in the City of Barrie.  The motorcycle was travelling southbound on Yonge Street when the rider left the bike, causing it to continue sliding down the road.  The van was turning into a plaza entrance when the collision occurred. 

The 44-year-old Innisfil man who was riding the motorcycle sustained serious, life threatening injuries was transported to a GTA hospital.  He is currently listed in stable but serious condition. The driver of the van, a 26-year-old Barrie man, was not physically injured as a result of the collision. 

At this time no charges have been laid and the investigation continues.  Investigators in the Barrie Police Traffic Unit are seeking witnesses who may have observed this collision.  Please contact PC M Casey of the Barrie Police Traffic Unit at 705-725-7025 ext. 2918 or email at mcasey@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18033978

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Barrie Police Crime Map is now Operational

Barrie Police Crime Map is now Operational
July 9th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Crime Map is now up and running.

To stay informed check out the interactive crime mapping tool. You can also subscribed to receive email notifications where you'll find official news about Barrie Police, our events, crime prevention and much more about your community.

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The Barrie Police Crime Map is currently experiencing technical difficulties and is out of service.  The issue is being worked on by the external provider and we expect it to be up and running shortly. 

Please accept our apologies in advance and thank you for your patience.

Roller Enthusiast Liked What He Saw in the Window

Roller Enthusiast Liked What He Saw in the Window
July 9th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are looking to identify a male who entered a south-end retail store in a quick grab and dash break and enter.

On Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at approximately 10:25 pm a single male entered Rumbling Rage Roller Skate & Equipment located at 274 Burton Avenue, in the City of Barrie.  Barrie Police were on scene within minutes however the suspect had fled the scene.  Video surveillance showed the suspect smashed the front door before entering and bolting around the store.  Before leaving he is seen disrobing a mannequin in the front window and grabbing a black tank top with pink decorative laces. 

Description:

  • Male, white
  • 20 to 25-years-old
  • Dark hair tied up at the back and facial hair visible on his chin
  • Wearing a white hat with sticker on the brim, white t-shirt, black pants and white high top shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable C Graber of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2211 or cgraber@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18033853

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Police Seek ID of Suspect and Location of Missing Bike

Police Seek ID of Suspect and Location of Missing Bike
July 6th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is looking to identify a bicycle thief and recover the stolen property for a victim who is without his mode of transportation for the summer months.

On Sunday, June 17th, 2018 around 4:00 pm the victim stopped by a friend's residence on Prince William Way, in the City of Barrie, leaving his bicycle directly outside the front steps of the house. A few hours later he went to leave the house to find his bicycle gone.  The residence was equipped with surveillance cameras and an image of the suspect stealing the bicycle at 5:00 pm was captured. The bicycle is described as a Raleigh adult female mountain bike, grey in colour.

Description of Suspect:

  • Male, white
  • Approximately 25 to 30-years-old 
  • Medium build
  • Short black hair with a 'chinstrap' beard
  • Wearing brown shoes, khaki pants, black Adidas shirt with white stripes on the sleeves and carrying a grey backpack

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable M Mellish of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2634 or mmellish@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18029673

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Be On The Lookout: Stolen SCOTT Bike

Be On The Lookout: Stolen SCOTT Bike
July 5th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are asking the public's assistance in locating a stolen bicycle from outside an Essa Road business after the owner stepped away for a mere four (4) minutes.

On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 10:35 am the victim leaned his bicycle along the side of the Salvation Army Store located at 11 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.  He stepped away for just under four (4) minutes before returning to find someone had stolen the bicycle. This item is custom made for the owner and identifiable through its unique custom features.

Description:

  • SCOTT Foil
  • 20 Speed
  • Syncros Tires (rear red, front yellow)
  • Sigma800 speedometer mounted to the handlebars 

Anyone who may have information is asked to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: CL18000496

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 

Recent Phone Scam Circulating Barrie

Recent Phone Scam Circulating Barrie
July 4th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police would like to warn citizens of Barrie of a recent phone scam that has been brought to our attention. 

Over the last 48 hours, our Alternate Response Unit has received multiple phone calls from people in our area who have received calls advising them that their credit card had been compromised. They are advised that they are to make an appointment at their local branch with a specific person, in most cases a 'James Pattison'. They are directed to go into the bank and speak to no one, that this 'James Pattison' will approach them and "help them out”. 

Please be weary of any calls from financial institutions that require you to provide personal information over the phone or request you do something that seems out of the norm.  A good rule of thumb is to call your credit card company or bank using the number found on the back of your card to determine if your card has been compromised or not.

At this time the Barrie Police Service has not had any reports of persons who have fallen victim to this fraud.  For more information on how to protect yourself from phone scams or other financial frauds, check out the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center resources HERE and take a look at The Little Black Book of Scams

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