On Friday, June 24, 2022, Barrie Police was made aware of a traffic stop that occurred on Livingstone Street East, north of Cundles Road East on Saturday, June 18, 2022. This occurred between 7:30-8:00 p.m. near a driveway to a nearby church.
This information was shared with Barrie Police after details were posted last Thursday regarding a male who used what is believed to be a fake badge to identify himself at a collision on Yonge Street, near Little Avenue on June 22.
The traffic stop involved what is described as an older model police car that was black on the front and rear with a white door that had the letters OPP. This mid-size Chevrolet was equipped with a roof mounted lighting system that is described as an older style, with a box like shape. This light bar was close to the front windshield and not mounted in the centre of the roof. The driver is described as approximately 40-47 years old with black or brown shaved hair, possibly eastern European (with no accent), dark eyes, clean shaven, a slim build and a circular face. He was wearing a deep green shirt (possibly a T-Shirt) and green tactical like pants and tall black boots.
Barrie Police has confirmed that this traffic stop did not involve anyone from the OPP and that the OPP did not have any calls for service involving the complainant’s vehicle.
Police do not believe these incidents to be related but are warning the public of this male who acted in a very aggressive manner. Anyone who may have been on Livingstone Street East and either witnessed the traffic stop or may have dash cam video, is asked to contact Barrie Police at 705-725-7025, extension 2731.
Barrie Police is reminding the public that motorists should always lock their doors when travelling in their motor vehicle. If you are ever in doubt that you are being stopped or approached by someone who is not a police officer, then dial 911 immediately to confirm the validity of the interaction.
|Prepared by:||Corporate Communications Coordinator, Peter Leon|