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Police roundup

Police seek suspects in downtown shooting

August 17, 2017 Police roundup

Barrie homicide investigators have issued an arrest warrant for a male suspect in relation to a shooting incident in the city. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Max Cameron Pritchett, 21, in relation to a shooting that took place on Sunday, Aug. 13 in the area of Mulcaster Street and Lakeshore Drive in […]

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Suspect armed with paintball gun: police

July 14, 2017 Police roundup

Barrie police are investigating a robbery reported Thursday at the Petro Canada on Blake Street. Police report that two individuals entered the store dressed in all black with hoods up and their faces covered. Both suspects carried backpacks and one had a black paintball gun in-hand. The suspect with the paintball gun demanded the small […]

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City police levy three impairs in one day

July 7, 2017 Police roundup

Barrie city police arrested and charged three motorists with impaired driving charges on Thursday, between 6:10 and 11:45 p.m. The ages of the drivers ranged from 26 to 66. Around 6:10 p.m. Thursday, police received multiple calls after a vehicle travelling eastbound on Lakeshore Drive suddenly accelerated and drove over a centre median, across oncoming […]

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Barrie police seek home invasion suspects

January 5, 2017 Police roundup

Barrie police seek three suspects in regards to a home invasion, Tues., Jan. 3, in which, police say, three people forced their way into a city residence. Police report that the complainant called then shortly after 8:10 p.m. to say a female and two males rang her doorbell, then forced their way past her into […]

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Investigation results in assault charge

January 5, 2017 Police roundup

The Barrie police K-9 unit helped in the location of the suspect sought in an incident at a Hock Shop, police report. Wednesday, a male disguised with a ski mask entered the shop on Maple Avenue, just after 7:15 p.m. Once inside, it’s alleged the suspect lunged at the employee and a physical altercation ensued. […]

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Barrie resident, 97, ‘terrified’ after break-in

December 29, 2016 municipal news

Following up on a call from a personal support worker, Barrie police arrived at a Sunnidale Road house to find its 97-year-old resident “in bed terrified and the house ransacked,” police report. Detectives believe the responsible person(s) entered around 4:45 a.m. by the breaching the rear door and window. Once inside, the house was ransacked […]

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Zara home again after adventurous night

December 29, 2016 municipal news

A lost pooch is home safe and sound Thursday after being found and rescued by Barrie police. City police were called to the area of Duckworth Street and Highway 400 after receiving a report of a dog on the loose in the area. One witness advised that the dog had been hit by a car […]

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Overdoses ‘nearly fatal,’ say Barrie police

December 26, 2016 Municipal election

Barrie city police and paramedics responded to three separate drug overdoses on Friday, over a three-hour window. Two of the overdoses, police report, resulted from ingesting prescription narcotics not intended for the user, and one was an individual attempting to manage pain by self medicating with heroin. “All three incidents proved nearly fatal,” police report. […]

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Thief taps into Barrie compound for kegs

December 22, 2016 municipal news

Barrie city police are investigating the theft of six large empty beer kegs from a gated compound at the rear of Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill on Mapleview Drive West. On Monday, Dec. 19, just after 4 a.m., a suspect gained entry to the compound and made off with the kegs in an unknown vehicle. […]

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Police seek suspects in assault

December 21, 2016 Police roundup

Barrie city police continue to investigate the assault of a 56-year-old Barrie man, in the downtown core on Saturday night. Police received a call after concerned citizens assisted a victim of a robbery to the bus terminal after a seemingly unprovoked attack, police report. Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, the victim, police report, was walking […]

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Barrie residence among assets seized in drug investigation

June 7, 2016 Police roundup

An investigation combining regional police forces produced what investigators describe as a significant seizure of drugs “destined for street areas.” Officers from the Barrie Police Service, the South Simcoe Police, and the Ontario Provincial Police simultaneously executed search warrants at five addresses in Barrie, three in Bradford and one in Oro-Medonte Township in the early […]

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Robbery not a random act: police

June 7, 2016 Police roundup

Barrie Police Services continue to investigate a robbery that occurred Monday afternoon in the area of Ardagh Drive and Pass Court. It is believed that three males disguised with masks and reportedly armed with hand guns approached a U-Haul van parked with three occupants. Two occupants from within the van fled on foot and the […]

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Missing boy back home with his family

June 1, 2016 municipal news

Cameron Abernethy, 11, has returned home safely to his family, police report. The Barrie Police Service and the family of the young boy are grateful to the public for their assistance in spreading the word and sharing through all forms of media. The boy was brought home after a tip from a caller which shows […]

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Search continues for missing Barrie boy

May 31, 2016 municipal news

Barrie Police Service will be following up their investigation with door-to-door canvassing of the area where 11-year-old Cameron Abernethy was last seen. Friends and known associates will also be spoken to and known places Cameron attends will be checked for surveillance video. Police are hoping to create a timeline from when the boy was last […]

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Woman faces impaired charges

April 26, 2016 Police roundup

Early Tuesday morning, Barrie police responded to the area of Essa Road and Gowan Street after receiving a report of a single motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival police located the vehicle that had travelled off the roadway, struck a hydro pole and came to rest on a fire hydrant. The driver, a 28-year-old Barrie woman, […]

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Arrests made in suspected home invasion

April 26, 2016 Police roundup

Three males, one armed with a chainsaw, broke into a home early Saturday morning, police report. Police arrived at the residence after receiving a call about a home invasion. The suspects fled the area in a pick-up truck, but were located by police a short time after and arrested. Police deemed the incident to be […]

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Blue Lightning pulls to first

August 27, 2015 municipal news

Blue Lightning, the Barrie Police Service’s entry in last Saturday’s Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, placed first in the Municipal Challenge Cup, raising about $600 for Hospice -Simcoe County. The team also took second in the Final Gold Cup Race. The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is an annual summer event that promotes community spirit, vitality and […]

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Police rescue ‘distressed’ dogs

August 25, 2015 Police roundup

On Sunday, police took a call about two dogs in distress within a vehicle, parked in the Walmart parking, located on Bayfield Street. Upon arrival officers quickly gained access to the vehicle, and both dogs were rescued and turned over to the Ontario SPCA. The owner of the animals has been charged. Police are reminding […]

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e-bike rules include possible DD charges

April 27, 2015 Police roundup

Barrie police have taken the time to remind riders of e-bikes about the rules governing their use, including operating them while impaired. They include, but are not limited to: • all operators and passengers must be at least 16 years of age • all operators and passengers must wear an approved bicycle or motorcycle helmets […]

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Man returned from BC to face charges

January 22, 2015 Police roundup

A local man is back home after Barrie police travelled to Langford, British Columbia to bring him back to face charges. The man, 25, was wanted on a number of charges, including: two counts of assault, uttering threats, four counts of choking, mischief under $5,000, assault police, two counts of cruelty to animals, four counts […]

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Tip leads to arrest of Barrie man

January 21, 2015 Police roundup

A Barrie man is facing several sex-assault charges after police executed a search warrant at his north-end residence, Monday afternoon, police report. Members of the Crimes Against Person Unit and Barrie Internet Child Exploitation Unit, acting on information received, found the suspect within the residence. A Barrie male, 48, was arrested and is facing criminal […]

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Man faces charges after car lands in bay

December 17, 2014 Police roundup

A man was arrested early Monday evening after a car ended up in Kempenfelt Bay near the Spirit Catcher. On Monday about 6 p.m., police report being called to the lakefront near the Spirit Catcher in regards to a car that had just driven into the lake. Officers attended the area and discovered a vehicle […]

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Police believe Barrie home was targeted

December 2, 2014 Police roundup

Barrie police continue to investigate what they are calling a possible home invasion at a south-end residence. On Dec. 1, about 11:15 p.m., police report being called to the residence in regards to a possible home invasion. When they arrived they were told by the victim that at around 11 p.m. he heard a knock […]

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Police board seeks ROPs for towing

November 4, 2014 Police roundup

The Barrie Police Services Board is requesting proposals for the right to tow disabled and/or impounded vehicles from city streets. There are two parts to the proposal: Part A – vehicles Up to 6,500kg, Part B – vehicles over 6,500kg. (heavy towing and recovery). Applicants may bid for either Part “A” or Part “B” or […]

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Boy forgoes gifts for food bank donations

November 3, 2014 municipal news

Editor’s note: a heartwarming release from the Barrie Police service Barrie Police Service members are just like all other parents trying to raise good kids with values and integrity. So when one of our children says he would like to trade in the regular tradition of birthday gifts for food bank donations, it’s a big […]

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