UPDATE: Arrest Made After Images Released in Hunt for Criminal Harassment Suspect

Crimes Against Persons Unit and Social Media Effort Credited With Leading to Charges

March 7th

A Barrie man has been charged with Criminal Harassment, after police say a social media campaign lead to his arrest.

Officers with the Crimes Against Persons Unit have arrested a 33-year-old Barrie man, after images taken from a CCTV camera were posted.

A charge of Criminal Harassment “deals specifically with a person who is being repeatedly followed, or a form of communications takes place that results in a person fearing for his or her security or safety.” says Barrie Police spokesperson Peter Leon “it could be something as simple as an email, in modern terms. It could be a letter, it could be a note, it could be any of those type of things. But the communication is such that a person is fearful that a threat or action could be carried out.”

The images of the suspect originally posted to this article have been removed now that police have laid charges.

February 28th

Barrie Police have released some images in the hopes of identifying a suspect in a Criminal Harassment case.

The crime is alleged to have happened in the area of Bell Farm Rd. and Duckworth St. in north-end Barrie, while police cannot elaborate further.

The suspect is described as:

  • male
  • white
  • mid to late 30’s
  • grayish coloured hair with possible graying facial hair, hair parted on right side of head
  • slight forward slouch
  • approximately 160-180lbs.

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2930 or sfrith@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.