The Rap Sheet

Police Claim Woman Took Advantage When An ATM Card Was Left Behind


 Suspect Makes Use of ATM Card left in Bank MachineOn Saturday May, 12, 2018, a fraudulent transaction occurred at the Bank of Nova Scotia drive-thru, located at 544 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie. The victim had left her bank card in the machine after withdrawing money, which resulted in the suspect withdrawing money from the victims account. Video surveillance did capture the suspect leaving the area in a Hyundai SUV. The suspect is described as; female (35 to 40 yrs.), black curly hair and wearing glasses and a beige sweater. Anyone with information is asked to Constable Frouws of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2504, , or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online at,

Police Seek ID of Suspect After Meat Stolen and Suspect Flees

On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 6:35 pm a male was observed by a Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) walking past cashiers and leaving Walmart, located at 35 Mapleview Drive in the City of Barrie, with a cart full of meat.  The LPO caught up to the suspect outside the store and placed him under arrest, requesting he return to the store to await police.  After a brief interaction the male fled eastbound, running across the 400 highway, before the LPO lost sight of him.  The cart of food, exceeding $1200.00 worth of meat and other grocery items, was recovered and returned to the store.  Description:

  • Male, white with tanned complexion
  • Approximately 5’11” & 200 pounds
  • Strong accent, possibly Hungarian, and did not speak fluid english
  • Wearing a black hat, white coat or sweater, green shorts and black shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable J. Frouws at 705-725-7025 ext. 2504 or . Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.


The South Simcoe Police Service Street Crime Unit has been investigating a number of residential break and enters in Bradford over the past couple of months. As a result of this investigation, a suspect was identified and a warrant was issued for the arrest of a 36-year-old man from Bradford. On Tuesday, July 31, 2018  the man was arrested by Barrie Police. The man was held for a bail hearing on South Simcoe Police Service charges of 2 counts of Break and Enter, 3 counts of Possession of Stolen Property, 5 counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property and Breach of Probation. The arrest was made possible through the collaboration of South Simcoe Police Service and Barrie Police Service.  Working with our policing partners, an ongoing investigation was brought to a successful resolution.


The City of Kawartha Lakes detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating an act of mischief that occurred in the Pontypool area. On July 30, 2018 an officer attended the grain elevators in Pontypool after receiving a call indicating that they had been spray painted and were now covered in graffiti. Investigation indicates that the mischief occurred sometime between 10:00p.m. on the evening of July 29th and 6:00a.m. on July 30th.  The investigation is on-going. Anyone having information on this crime is asked to contact P/C MacInnes at the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP detachment at 1-888-310-1122. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by going to and submitting an anonymous tip online.