The Rap Sheet

Alleged Thieves Came Prepared With Wire Cutters


On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at approximately 2:50 pm, two males were observed on video surveillance entering Canadian Tire at 320 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  The pair positioned themselves in the power tool aisle where one male kept watch, at once point distracting an employee, and the second male pulled wire cutters from a bag and began removing the display tools and placing them in the bag.  The male keeping watch then selected a Dewalt Rotary Laser and both males exited the store to the parking lot where they can be seen entering a tan coloured Ford Expedition. Moments later one male re-entered the store, again returning to the power tool section where he concealed a turbo torch down his pants, and selects another tool placing it in the bag.  He then immediately leaves the store.  Both males were seen loading the stolen goods into the Ford Expedition and leaving the parking lot, however a licence plate could not be obtained.

Suspects Outstanding After Tools Stolen From Canadian TireSuspect Description #1:

  • Male, white
  • Approximately 20 to 25-years-old
  • 5’9″ to 5’10”, thin build
  • Short, brown hair & clean shaven
  • Wearing range construction coat with black shirt underneath, black pants with white lettering down left leg, black boots, tan baseball cap and red coloured backpack

Suspect Description #2:

  • Male, white
  • 30 to 45-years-old
  • 6′ to 6’2″, thick build,
  • Short cut hair & possibly balding, clean shaven
  • Wearing checkered white& grey baseball cap, dark coloured jacket, blue jeans, light colored button shirt and work boots

Stolen Items with a total value over $1200.00: 

  1. Dewalt rotary laser
  2. Dewalt distance measurer
  3. Bosch 18 volt drill
  4. Bosch 18 volt drill
  5. Butane torch

Police are still continuing their investigation at this time. Anyone who may have information is asked to please contact PC B Carleton of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2549 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, May 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m., South Simoce Police Service Street Crime Unit officers executed a search warrant at an apartment on Holland St. East near Barrie St.  An investigation that began in April 2018 led police to believe that drug deals were occurring in the apartment.  As a result, a 38-year-old Bradford man was arrested and charged with drug possession. A 31-year-old Bradford woman was arrested and charged with trafficking, drug possession and possession for the purpose of trafficking.  Officers seized drugs from the apartment and drug paraphernalia.

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers conducted a R.I.D.E. program on the 9th Line and 25th Sidroad in Innisfil. Twenty-five cars were stopped and no charges were laid.  These positive numbers follow a successful R.I.D.E. set-up in Bradford the previous night where 48 vehicles were stopped without charges.  Thank you again to our residents for driving sober and preventing tragedies.