The Rap Sheet

Monday, April 9th


The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect following a fraud at Zehrs. On Saturday, March 31, 2017, police attended Zehrs located at 11 Bryne Drive, in the City of Barrie, following a report of fraud.  Just after 7:00 p.m. two women had been observed shopping together throughout the store, although one woman had been captured on video surveillance switching price tags. The woman had been removing “50% off” stickers from clearance items and placing them onto full priced grocery items within her shopping cart. The woman later purchased the items at a reduced fraudulent rate and left the store.  The woman is described as;

  • Female, white
  • Blond hair – Short
  • Wearing a black top and black pants

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Baker of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2713, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip at

Suspect Sought for MischiefThe Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect following property damage at Subway Restaurant. On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. a man had kicked out the front window of Subway Restaurant, located at 102 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie. At this time it is unknown what provoked the male and police are looking to identify him. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Langdon of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2717, or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at




On Saturday, April 7, around 4 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a Bradford home for a report of a fraud.  A 20-year-old man told police he had been scammed of more than $1,000 after trying to sell a tablet on Kijiji.  The man said that on April 3, 2018 he received an email from suspect who said her name was Rose Williams from Whitehorse, Yukon and claimed to be interested in purchasing the tablet but required payment for a PayPal fee. The suspect further demanded two more payments to complete the transaction and claimed the seller would be reimbursed.  When the seller received yet another email – this one purportedly from the RCMP and demanding several more hundreds of dollars – he realized he had been victimized.  Investigation revealed the money had been sent to Benin, Africa. South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind our citizens to be cautious when conducting financial transactions over the internet.  People are also urged to be extremely wary of unusual payment demands and pressure.  Don’t be a victim. Be aware.  Call police if you have any doubts.

On Saturday, April 7, around 12:30 a.m., officers were called to an Innisfil home for a report of an extortion.  A 55-year-old man reports that a woman he had befriended on Facebook attempted to extort several thousand dollars from him after she recorded a video via the internet of him naked.  The suspect threatened to post the video on several social media platforms and send it to his friends and family if the man failed to pay.  The man explained he did not have that kind of money and negotiated down to a much smaller amount. This is a common scam that affects single men.  Police want to discourage the public from sending naked pictures or have naked chats over the internet. There is always a risk when you share intimate photos.

On Friday, April 6, around 11:30 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service was called by County of Simcoe Paramedics regarding a motor vehicle collision at a home in Stroud.  When officers arrived, they saw a pick-up truck which appeared to have left the roadway and struck a car-port at the side of the house.  The female driver and her male passenger told police they were on their way home from a sporting event.  Police formed a reasonable suspicion that alcohol may have contributed to the collision.  An Approved Screening Device demand was made resulting in a test fail. A 49-year-old Innisfil woman was arrested for Impaired Care and Control and Over 80.  No one was injured in the crash.

On Friday, April 6, 2018 around 7:30 p.m., a 26-year-old Newmarket man arrived at the South Division to report a theft.  The man said he was working as a furniture delivery driver at a home on Fletcher St. in Bradford when around 4 p.m. the work truck was entered while parked in the customer’s driveway. The victim said he left the truck unlocked.  When he finished the delivery he noticed his backpack had been rifled through and his tips from recent weeks were missing.  A neighbour reported seeing a man on a bike go into the truck, take some items and then ride away.  The suspect is described as white, late 30’s to mid 40’s and about 5’10”.  He had a thin build and a reddish, partial beard. He was wearing sunglasses, a grey beanie, grey track pants and a grey and black plaid hoodie. He was riding a blueish mountain bike with a grey cane on the front.   Police are asking anyone on Fletcher St who happens to have video surveillance to check their recordings and advise police if they have captured the suspect on video.