Crime Stoppers canvass Barrie for support

Canvassers raising funds for and awareness of Crime Stoppers may be knocking on your door over the coming weeks.
During June and July, reps from Crime Stoppers Simcoe-Dufferin-Muskoka 2011 will be asking for the public’s support to help the agency with its top mandate: stopping crime through anonymous tips. Canvassers will be wearing identification with their name and photo on it, along with the Crime Stopper logo and Blue Mountain marketing logo. They will also be handing out Crime Stopper literature.
The campaign is ongoing Sunday though Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents unsure about the legitimacy of door-to-door fundraisers are reminded to contact Barrie Police at 705-725-7025.

In other police news:

Verbal exchange escalates
An altercation between two boys on Friday ended up with one being treated for injuries at the RVH and the other facing charges.
Barrie Police responded to a city school in regards to a reported assault during which a 13-year-old male was approached by a boy a year older. Words were exchanged and the older boy allegedly struck the younger male several times, knocking him to the ground where he reportedly continued the assault.
The victim was taken to RVH for treatment. The older boy was charged with assault causing bodily harm and two counts of breach of probation. He faces a future court date.
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