Barrie police are seeking a suspect following what they say was a “serious assault” Friday afternoon that left a woman hospitalized.
Just after 3 p.m. on Friday, police say they responded to a report of a serious assault that occurred northeast of a local secondary school in a wooded area between Red Oak Drive and Farmstead Crescent. Uniform officers immediately responded to the area where a female victim was located and taken to a local hospital for what are described as serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation has utilized resources from within the Barrie Police Service, including the Tactical Support Unit, Canine Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, Community Response Unit, Investigative Services and the Crimes Against Person Unit. A thorough search of the area where the assault is believed to have taken place has been conducted, however at present, the person responsible remains outstanding.
Detectives, police continue, have determined that the person who is believed to be responsible for this assault is described as a white male, about 40 years old, thin hollow face with a medium build and a beard. He may have been wearing a blue or black with white plaid shirt, either dark blue or black coloured cargo pants and a blue beanie style hat.
Anyone with information to the assault is asked to contact Detective Constable Thisdelle at 705-725-7025, ext. 2935, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.
Further details and updates will only be provided as the investigation permits. The Barrie Police Service reminds the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times and when possible, refrain from entering secluded and poorly lit areas alone.
1. 1-3 Day suspension
2. 2 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
3. 1 Drug Recognition Expert examination – failed. Charged Criminally Impaired by Drug/Cannabis
4. 1 impaired by alcohol arrest, 130/120. Charged Over .80 MGS alcohol
5. 1 drive under suspension
6. 1 charge under Cannabis Act – Cannabis readily accessible to the driver
7. 1 Highway Traffic Act – other
On Day #2 of the campaign on Thursday, October 18, 2018 , RIDE units set up in the Orillia area and achieved results including the following:
1. 8 Approved Screening Device tests
2. 3 Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
3. 1 arrest for over .80 – post- test – yielded 3 day suspension
4. 2 other three day suspensions
5. 7 Provincial Offences Notices
6. 1 Commercial Motor Vehicle removed from the roadway
7. Quantity cannabis resin seized for destruction
8. Quantity of cannabis ‘bud’ seized for further investigation. Preliminary charge – Accessible to driver under Cannabis Act
The focus of Day #3 of the initiative on Friday, October 19, 2018 included Collingwood, Stayner, Angus, C.F.B. Borden & Barrie areas and yielded a significant amount of vehicular spot checks.
The results include the following:
1. 7 Approved Screening Device tests
2. 4 – 3 day suspensions
3. 2 Cannabis within reach offences
4. 1 impaired by drug C.C. charge
5. 1 impaired by alcohol charge
6. 1 Over .80 charge
7. 4 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing investigations
8. 1 Drug Recognition Expert investigation
9. 4 cannabis compliance inspections – MV.
10. 1 Stunt Driving charge.
11. 1 Obstruct charge – C.C.
12. 1 – Provincial Offences Act stop with 3 POA offences, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act -Highway Traffic Act
13. 3 – other Highway Traffic Act Offences
14. 2 Motor Vehicles towed
The focus of Day #4 of the initiative on Saturday, October 20, 2018 included Highway 89/Highway 400, Yonge Street Alliston, Loretto, Tottenham, C.F.B. Borden, Dunlop Street, Mapleview, County Road 27 north of Highway 9, High Street, Bayfield Street.
The efforts yielded the following results:
1. 9 Cannabis Act charges – Readily Accessible to Driver
2. 1 Controlled Drug Substance Act charge – possession of cocaine.
3. 10 Approved Screening Device tests
4. 4 Liquor Licence Act offences
5. 3 Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
6. 1 public intoxication
7. 4 Seatbelt offences
8. 9 Highway Traffic Act – other
9. 1 impaired by alcohol arrest
10. 2 Over .80
Police say they will release the final results when they become available. The formal collaborative RIDE blitz has wrapped up but police services will continue working together to keep our roads safe and free of impaired drivers and anyone else who poses a danger. Impaired driving is a crime in progress. Safely call 911 if you spot a suspected impaired driver.