The Rap Sheet

Wednesday, April 4th


Confusion Criminal Dashes with Lotto TicketsBarrie Police Service is currently investigating a shameless theft in the middle of the day from a east end gas station. On Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 2:30 pm the male suspect entered the Shell Gas Bar located at 204 Grove Street, in the City of Barrie.  After selecting various store items, he proceeded towards the checkout counter where he asked to see the scratch and win lotto tickets. The suspect then distracted the employee by asking a selection of online lottery tickets. While his attention was turned away, the suspect took $200 worth of scratch tickets and placed them in his back pant pocket. Before he realized they were missing the suspect asked for a selection of cigarettes at which time he grabbed the remaining items from the counter and ran out the front door in an unknown direction.


  • Male, white
  • 5’9″-5’10”
  • 210-220lbs
  • Black short hair, slightly balding & unshaved
  • Last seen wearing a red t-shirt, dark gray jacket and black pants

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC G Danaj of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2746 or email at Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at


On Monday, April 2, 2018 around 9:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service was called to a home in Alcona for a report of a theft.  An elderly couple said a man had knocked on the door soliciting driveway sealing.  The couple allowed the man to enter the home where he left a phone number to call with regards to getting the driveway done.  Before the man left, he asked to use the bathroom.  He left immediately after that.  A short time later,  the woman noticed that her purse was missing.  Neighbours out walking a dog later found the purse in the ditch on John St.  It contained the woman’s wallet and ID but a quantity of cash was missing.  The suspect is described as white, short in stature, in his 60’s, and was driving a large, white pickup truck. He spoke with no accent.  Anyone with information or who had contact with an individual such as this, please contact South Simcoe Police Service so we may follow up. South Simcoe Police Service caution against allowing strangers into your house for any reason.  If you are comfortable enough and feel safe allowing strangers in, please do not allow them to be unescprted within your house. You always have the option to direct them to the nearest coffee shop should they have a need to use the facilities.

On Saturday, April 1, 2018 around 10 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service was called to a home in Bradford for a report of a theft from a vehicle. A 67-year-old man said he had left his wallet in the glove compartment of his unlocked vehicle and the wallet had been stolen.  He discovered the theft when his credit card company advised him of unauthorized transactions which police used in the follow-up investigation. This follow-up led to the arrest of a 40-year-old Bradford man.  He is charged with Theft Under $5,000, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Possession of Stolen Property and two counts Breach of Probation. South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind the public that thefts most often occur in your own laneway.  Most people would never forget to lock vehicles at a mall parking lot. Please remember to lock vehicles in your driveway.

On Tuesday, April 3, a South Simcoe Police officer on patrol noticed a large truck that had a significant lean to the right.  The vehicle was pulled into the MTO commuter lot on Innisfil Beach Rd. and Highway 400.  When the vehicle turned into the lot, the officer observed further leaning and the rear passenger tires bulge out.  Investigation revealed the truck was overweight carrying a large quantity of steel. The truck was escorted to a yard where the steel could be off loaded and redistributed so as to not exceed the proper limits. A second truck attended the scene to take the extra steel. Repairs were made to the truck and both vehicles left with their loads. The driver and company face numerous charges relating to the overweight vehicle and mechanical defects.