BARRIE POLICE SERVICE
Barrie Police Service is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male after he fled on foot after stealing over $500 of meat and seafood. On Friday, February 9th, 2018 just before 3:00 pm the Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) at Zehrs located at 11 Bryne Drive, in the City of Barrie, observed a male enter the store and immediately fill up a cart with meat, seafood and a few additional items. He then walked directly back to the exit making no attempt to pay for his full cart. The LPO approached the male who fled on foot through the parking lot. Description:
- Male, white
- Scruffy facial hair
- Brownish hair
- Approximately 50-years-old
- Wearing a baseball hat, blue jacket and green pants
Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC S Campbell of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2714 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com.
The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are again warning the public about counterfeit American currency discovered in the City of Orillia. On February 02, 2018 police received a call regarding a phony 100 United States Dollar (USD) bill that had been accepted as payment at a local business. The business owner attempted to deposit the note in the bank and was advised that it was a fake. Upon closer inspection, the bill did have signs that it was a counterfeit. A picture of the male suspected of passing the bill is attached to this news release. If anyone has any information regarding the identity of this person or was a witness to this incident they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 705-326-3536. The Orillia OPP would like to remind local businesses and citizens alike to be cautious when accepting USD or large bills in Canadian Currency. Please take steps to protect your interests by not accepting certain bills or dealing with financial institutions for currency exchange.