UPDATE: Suspect Sketch Released Following Sexual Assault Near Barrie High School

Suspect in His Forties Sought

Nov. 15th

The Barrie Police Service has released a sketch of a suspect wanted in connection to what investigators now confirm was a sexual assault near Bear Creek Secondary.

Suspect said to be wearing a blue/black coat with white plaid shirt, and a blue beanie style hat at the time of the attack

Police have also established a dedicated tip line, anyone with information is strongly encouraged to call (705)725-0501

Nov. 10th

Barrie Police are asking for witnesses to come forward following a serious assault.

Officers rushed to the scene around 3:00 Friday afternoon, to a wooded area behind Bear Creek Secondary, between Red Oak Drive and Farmstead Crescent. A female victim was found there, rushed to hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

From the investigation which remains ongoing by the Crimes Against Person Unit, detectives have determined that the person who is believed to be responsible for this assault is described as:

  • Male,white, approximately 40 years old, thin hollow face with a medium build and a beard.
  • Wearing a blue or black with white plaid shirt, either dark blue or black coloured cargo pants and a blue beanie style hat.

Anyone with information with regards to this serious assault is asked to contact Detective Constable Thisdelle of the Barrie Police Service Crimes Against Person Unit at 705-725-7025, ext. 2935, by email at vthisdelle@barriepolice.ca,  by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

Nov. 9th

Barrie Police are asking folks to avoid the wooded area behind Bear Creek Secondary.

Police spokesperson Peter Leon tells Barrie 360 an active investigation is underway there, following a ” serious incident” reported to police shortly after 3:00 Friday afternoon.

Leon says Detectives with the Barrie Police, along with K9 and Forensic Identification Officers were on scene in that wooded area, but couldn’t elabourate further as to why.

Residents are being asked to avoid the area so as to minimize foot traffic, making evidence collection easier.