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Police roundup

Death not considered suspicious

September 1, 2017 Police roundup

Examination of the body of a female found in the marsh area of Dyment Pond has led to the conclusion that the death is not  considered suspicious. Exact cause of death has not been determined, police report. A Barrie female, 39, believed to living in the wooded area by Dyment Pond, has been identified however […]

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Police investigate body found in pond

August 30, 2017 Police roundup

Barrie police have closed off a section of Victoria Street, west of Anne Street, after a body was located in the marsh area of Dyment Pond. Police report that on Tuesday, Aug. 29 shortly after 11 p.m. they received a call from a female at the Wellington Plaza reporting a male had approached her advising there […]

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Police report arresting shooting suspect

August 28, 2017 Police roundup

Barrie police report that investigators with the Barrie Police Homicide Unit have arrested and charged Max Cameron Pritchett, 21, wanted on a Canada wide warrant for the Aug. 13 shooting on Mulcaster Street and Lakeshore Drive, in Barrie. He has been charged with: Attempted Murder, Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm, Possession of […]

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Boaters rescued after fire on vessel

August 28, 2017 Police roundup

Emergency crews responded to a fire in a boat on Sunday near the Tiffin boat launch, police report. At about 1:50 p.m., Barrie Police Marine 1 arrived at the scene and assisted the people off the vessel and out of the water where they had jumped in for safety, police report. Marine 1 used the fire […]

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Arrest made on Canada-wide warrant

August 23, 2017 Police roundup

Barrie homicide investigators have arrested and charged the second suspect in the shooting that took place on Sunday, Aug. 13, in the area of Mulcaster Street and Lakeshore Drive. Dylan Brown, 24, who was wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for Attempted Murder, was arrested by London Police Service on Monday, Aug. 21, police report. The […]

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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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