BARRIE POLICE SERVICE
Barrie Police Service made an arrest after a dispute over Facebook comments lead to one female threatening a second. On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 11:00 am the accused attended the apartment complex of the victim on Essa Road, in the City of Barrie. She did not enter the complex, however she stood outside screaming threats and banging on the window of the victims unit. Two other residents of the complex exited to tell the female to leave the premise or the police would be called. The female continued to utter threats towards the victim inside. Police were called and upon arrival within minutes, the accused had left the scene. She was contacted by police and advised of her pending charges. The 21-year-old Barrie female turned herself in at the Barrie Police Service and was charged with Uttering Threats. She was released with a future court date and placed on conditions to not have contact with the victim.
SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE SERVICE
South Simcoe Police Service received yet another report of an internet fraud. An Innisfil resident received a phone call which they were told was from the internet security company. Through conversation the caller convinced the victim to allow remote access to the computer. As part of the scam, the suspect stated he would deposit refund money into the account and got the victim to open banking information. After convincing the victim that too much money was deposited into the account, the caller got the victim to purchase $3000 worth of iTunes cards and call back with the authentication numbers. The victim complied.
The victim attended the next day at the bank and confirmed the fraud. If at any time you are suspicious of on-line activity hang up on the caller. If you have allowed access and change your mind, turn off your computer and/or unplug your internet connection. At no time should you send any form of payment using iTunes cards, regardless of how persistent the person is.
In the evening hours of Tuesday March 6th, South Simcoe Police conducted RIDE spot checks at three locations in Innisfil. Over 200 vehicles were checked. There were two people who will be seeking other modes of transportation as their licences were suspended. Both drivers were issued WARN range suspension after a roadside test. A 45 year old man from North Bay was issued a 7-day licence suspension as a result of blowing a Caution on the Roadside Screening Device. He had already received a three day suspension in December. A 55 year old Innisfil man is out of the driver’s seat for three days after also blowing a Caution into the Roadside Screening Device.