UPDATE: C.O.P.E. Van Recovered

Fully-Decaled Vehicle Is Hard to Miss

December 27th – The Barrie Police Service says it got a call from police in Waterloo this week, to advise a 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection to this theft. Police in Waterloo say the man drive the high-profile vehicle through a R.I.D.E. spot check, and was charged shortly after.

December 22nd – This one should be easy to spot: a fully-decaled van with very unique markings. The Barrie Police Service say someone has stolen a C.O.P.E. Service Dog van completely covered in large decals of several Golden Retrievers. It is believed to have been stolen sometime between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police Constable Franke at (705)725-7025, extension 2546, or via email at kfranke@barriepolice.ca.