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Armed Robbery – BARRIE

The Barrie Police Investigative Services is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect following a robbery.

On Monday, June 19, at 2:30 a.m., police were called to Mac’s Convenience, located at 11 Cundles Road, West, in the City of Barrie, for a report of a robbery. A male suspect had entered the store carrying a folded knife and demanded money. The employee complied with the demand, and the suspect fled the area on foot heading westbound on Cundles Road.

The victim did not sustain any physical injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as:

Suspect #1      

  • Male, white
  • Thin build
  • Carrying a folding knife
  • Wearing a black balaclava, black jacket, grey pants (similar to long johns) and black running shoes.

The Barrie Police Service reminds business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images helps to identify suspects, and can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), leave an anonymous tip at

WANTED MALE – Wasaga Beach


Rene KNAPP (20 Apr 1983)

Domestic Assault x2

Utter Threats x2

Break and Enter Dwelling House – Commit Indictable Offence


  • Caucasian male, heavy build, approximately 6’7”, 270lbs with hazel eyes and short blonde hair
  • Multiple tattoos – Dagger on his right forearm, RIP monk on right forearm, purple rose on neck, Cross on forearm, skull and flames on left arm.

Last seen wearing a black leather jacket, jeans, beige winter toque, leather gloves

We will take your ANONYMOUS tip online @ or 1-800-222-8477.



(CLEARVIEW TWP, ON.) – Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the theft of jewellery during a daytime Break and Enter.  On Wednesday December 14th 2016, between noon and 2:30 pm, suspects forcibly entered a Francis Street home in Creemore.  Once inside, suspects ransacked rooms stealing several pieces of high end women’s gold jewellery.

Some of the stolen pieces are described as:

  • Ladies 14 karat yellow gold handcrafted emerald and diamond ring. Valued at $5750
  • Ladies 18 karat yellow gold handcrafted emerald and diamond bangle bracelet.  Valued at $1400
  • 4 sets of 18 karat gold, gold cuff links. Valued at approximately $1000/set
  • 18 karat yellow and white gold dress ring, with 12 round sapphires.   Valued at $1400

The investigation is on-going.  Police are looking to the public for further information about anything suspicious observed in Creemore on or around the date of this daytime Break and Enter / Theft.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or  Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, you will remain anonymous.  Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.


(Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police are seeking witnesses after a violent street robbery in Alcona last night. Around midnight, a man was walking east on the north side of Innisfil Beach Road near Jans Boulevard when he was set upon by two men. He was kicked, punched, and hit several times in the head with a tire iron before the men took his wallet and cell phone.

The men are described as white, in their 20s, one wearing a red and white sweater. Anyone with information is asked to call PC Scaglione at

705-436-2141 extension 1475 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.





Look for this Van in your Community

(WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON) – On December 17, 2015, at 6:42 a.m., the body of 65-year-old Frederick “John” HATCH was discovered east of the 10th Line off Wellington Road 124 near the Town of Erin, Ontario.

Mr. Hatch was last seen in the Ottawa area on December 16, 2015, at 1:05 p.m. at a Dollar Tree Store.  The manner in which he travelled between Ottawa and Erin is unknown however Mr. Hatch was known to hitchhike.  At the time of his death, he was wearing a denim vest with Mickey Mouse characters on the back, a black leather jacket, a blue/white bandana, glasses, black Harley Davidson boots and was carrying a red duffel bag.

On June 2, 2016, the Government of the Province of Ontario offered a total reward of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for the information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Frederick “John” Hatch.

As a means to assist this ongoing investigation, an unprecedented approach is being undertaken to encourage anyone with information regarding this homicide to contact the OPP. Beginning on Monday August 29, 2016, a black and white OPP van with pictures of Mr. Hatch and details pertaining to this investigation will be positioned in communities from Erin to Nepean. This van will serve as a moving billboard and will be moved weekly eventually making its way along Highway 7 communities in Central Ontario (please see attached photograph of the van).

Under the direction of Detective Inspector Andy Raffay of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), investigators from the Wellington County OPP, neighboring OPP detachments, West Region Criminal Operations and the OPP Forensic Identification Services continue the investigation into the murder of Mr. Hatch. Investigators urge any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for his murder to immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the nearest police authority.

Further information about this case is available on the OPP website at:

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Contact:  Sergeant David Rektor

Community Services/Media Relations Coordinator OPP West Region

Phone: (519) 652-4156