Cops Hunting For Suspects After an Assortment of Capers Across The County

One Suspect Already Facing Court Date After Cops Followed Footprints

Be on the lookout, as police hunt for suspects in an assortment of thefts across our region.

The first alleged bad guy to watch for is accused of stealing a wad of cash from a Cookstown coffee shop on Christmas Day. South Simcoe Police say surveillance cameras saw the whole thing go down, with the suspect breaking in around 2:00 on December 25th, leaving with an undisclosed quantity of cash.

He is described as:

  • Male
  • White
  • Facial hair
  • Approximately 5’8 – 5’10
  • Medium build
  • Maroon coat
  • Grey sweater
  • Dark jeans
  • Hat
  • Wearing
  • white gloves.

Fast forward to January 12th, where Barrie Police were called about a break in at a Big Bay Point Road self-storage facility that saw three industrial scales stolen.

The scales are the type you’d see in a grocery store or deli, and were primarily used for ice fishing tournaments. The Bizerba Scale SCII 100’s have a combined value of about $7,000.

Scales Stolen from Storage Site
Three scales, similar to the one pictured above, were stolen from a local Self-Storage Facility

Investigators believe the theft happened sometime overnight December 11th to the 12th, when a storage unit at the complex was forcibly entered.

The next theft on the list happened a bit more recently. South Simcoe Police say someone broke into a home on 10th Sideroad at Holland St. in Bradford this past weekend.

The homeowner locked up early Saturday afternoon, returning Monday morning to find the house had been broken into, with numerous items gone.

Meanwhile, Barrie Police say a recent theft suspect has gotten a good look at the back seat of a squad car, after a 30-minute search.

An Ambler Way resident called in the heat Saturday evening after spying someone trying to break into a parked car there. Police closed in, claiming the spry suspect was able to climb fences and hide in backyards, but the footprints in the snow were a dead giveaway. A 20-year-old man has been charged.

Barrie Police can be contacted at (705)725-7025, while the South Simcoe Police can be reached at (705)436-2141. You can remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka at 1-800-222-TIPS.