Police seek suspect in sexual assault at Hurst Park, ask for public’s assistance

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a female was sexually assaulted at Hurst Park, located at 34 Hurst Drive, on Oct. 1, between 9-10 p.m.
Police were made aware of an occurrence in which a female was walking her dog in the park. The investigation is being conducted by the Barrie Police Service Crimes Against Person Unit and the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Officers will be conducting a canvass in the area of Hurst Drive and are asking for anyone with video surveillance contact the police.
Detectives have determined that the person, who is believed to be responsible for this assault, is described as:
• Male, white, between the age of 16 to 26 years of age, 5’8″ slim build with shaved blonde hair, and wearing an Under Armour top, unknown colour.
Anyone with information with regards to this incident is asked to call 705-728-5629 or 705-725-7025, ext. 2700, send an email to tips@barriepolice.ca, 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 where possible, to avoid dark areas unless artificial lighting is available, especially during the overnight hours.