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Special Weather Statement Rainfall Warning

Barrie Alerts & Updates March 14, 2019

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Barrie and some sorrounding areas. The majority of the heavy rain will come between 6 and 8 with some stronger cells arriving around 9:30.

As of 4pm, we have already seen minor flooding on sideroads. With the low temperatures and more rain coming you can assume there will be flooding. Below is the official statement from Environment Canada.

Summary

Mild temperatures and potentially heavy rain today and tonight.

Periods of rain, heavy at times, are expected to begin this morning and continue tonight. Rainfall amounts in the 15 to 25 mm range are expected by early Friday morning. A few isolated thunderstorms are also possible today and tonight.

The heavy rain will combine with mild temperatures near 7 degrees Celsius to produce potentially significant snowmelt and localized ponding on streets and other low lying areas.

The heavy rain and mild temperatures are associated with a strong Colorado low that will transition across Northern Ontario tonight.

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Bad Roads to Drive During Barrie Winters

Barrie Alerts & Updates March 2, 2019

Accident Prone Barrie Streets 

When it snows you can usually count on accidents on these Barrie streets; Leacock Dr (hill), Anne St. N (hill), Fairview Rd (hill), Ferndale Dr N (hill) and St. Vincent St. (Hill/bridge). 🚗 ❄️ 

Avoiding these areas after or during snowfalls can help you avoid a collision. 

Do you know any other Barrie streets to add to the list?📝

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Significant Wind Warning for Barrie

Barrie Alerts & Updates February 24, 2019

Environment Canada has issued both a Wind warning and a Snow Squall watch for Barrie.

Very strong southwesterly winds with gusts of 100 to 110 km/h will begin around noon and be accompanied by a sharp arctic cold front.

Wind gusts of 120 km/h are possible in areas along the shores of Lake Ontario.

The damaging winds will persist into this evening, but will gradually start to weaken overnight.

Power outages are very possible. We also recommend removing items around your outside home that could pose flight risk. 🚨 💨 #ONStorm #barriewindwarning #barrieweather #barrie

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Thieves Targeting Lexus and Toyota Vehicles

Barrie Alerts & Updates February 7, 2019

If you own a Toyota Suv or Lexus you may want to continue reading. In the last year; 81 vehicles from these manufacturers in the York region have been stolen. Thieves are using electronic devices to reprogram the vehicles on-board computers. Here are the makes and models they are targeting:

  • Lexus RX 350
  • Lexus GX 460
  • Toyota 4Runner
  • Toyota Highlander

The police recommend you use a club type product if you own one of these vehicles.

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Barrie Fog Advisory

Barrie Alerts & Updates February 3, 2019

Summary
Patchy dense fog will develop this evening and will become more widespread near midnight resulting in visibility near zero at times.

The dense fog will persist into Monday morning and is expected to become patchy Monday afternoon.

Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility.

Fog advisories are issued when near zero visibilities in fog are expected or occurring.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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Gas Shortage in Barrie?

Barrie Alerts & Updates February 3, 2019

It seems the recent weather in Southern Ontario has caused somewhat of a gas shortage. People are reporting many stations are running out of gas and other reporting getting Premium for the price of regular.

What stations still have gas?

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Enbrige Does NOT Go Door to Door

Barrie Alerts & Updates January 29, 2019

There have been many reports of suspicious sales people from Enbridge Gas, going door-to-door, trying to get into homes.  Enbridge does NOT go door-to-door, nor do they give out free light bulbs or furnace filters.🚨 Be careful of people canvassing door-to-door and never let them in your home.

Please share to help spread awareness! #barrie #enbridgescam

Here is an official comment from Enbridge confirming this:

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Crash on Southbound 400

Barrie Alerts & Updates January 28, 2019

Just as the storm starts hitting we have a major accident on the 400 South just after the Bayfield exit. Traffic is backed up to Duckworth. Prepare to take alternative routes!

#barrie #400

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Barrie Car Break-Ins/Crime Reports

Barrie Alerts & Updates January 26, 2019

March 16th, 2019

Report of a vehicle break-in on Vancouver/Melrose.

Our 2 vehicles were ransacked this morning at 115am – Vancouver/Melrose.

March 12th, 2019

Report of a vehicle break-in on Mountbatten Rd.

March 2nd, 2019

Report of a snowblower being stolen out of a shed on Penetang St. This occured mid-day!

Everyone please keep an eye out if a blue and grey 30 inch yardworks snowblower pops up. It was stolen midday right out of our shed.

February 23d, 2019

Report of a vehicle break-in on Crompton Dr.

FYI Crompton Drive area residents, be sure to lock car doors!
I was really tired coming home last night and forgot to lock my doors(shame on me I know). Car was completely ransacked, luckily nothing missing- and nothing was left in there.

February 17th, 2019

Report of a chainsaw being stolen out of the back of a truck at the Wellington Plaza.

Stolen out of pickup yesterday chainsaws inducing a STIHL 309
If you come across anyone selling these please notify me.
My friend is an arborist and SHE feeds her babies with these tools!
Thank you

February 17th, 2019

Truck stolen from Johnson and Grove St. area.

STOLEN FROM JOHNSON AND GROVE AREA. 2017 BLACK NISSAN FRONTIER 4 DOOR TRUCK. PLATE AD98535. All eyes on deck my friends.

Friday 15th, 2019

Report of vehicle break-in on Hickling Trail.

This hit Hickling Trail Friday night. My neighbors car got broken into.

February 15th, 2019

Report of a vehicle break-in on Steel St.

Just reminding everyone to keep their car doors locked. Apparently I forgot to and my car was broken into on Steel street last night 😡

February 15th, 2019

Report of vehicle break-in on Codrington St.

They went through codrington as well! Between dundonald and st Vincent. Not sure what time though.

February 15th, 2019

Reports of vehicle break-ins on Varden Ave.

This pair were out last night breaking into vehicles. Reported to police.Lock your doors!

February 15th, 2019

Reports of vehicle break-ins on Maitland Dr.

Just a heads up my car was broken into AGAIN last night 2nd time in a week .. Maitland Dr .. Johnson and Grove..

February 13th, 2019

Tactical units and Barrie police apprehend suspect on Napier St. 👍🏻 Great job Barrie Police!

To clarify, Napier street arrest was next door to my family. Tactical showed up first after the call for a Prowler in the back yard, but not with rifles out. Regular police showed up and took over, Tactical then ‘Took Off’. – Seeing they didn’t have their rifles out on Napier st, I think the Duckworth plaza incident is a separate issue and they were just in the nieghbourhood. – Here is the car the suspect was held in after Tactical left

February 10th, 2019

Report of a car break-in on Johnson and Douglas St.

Broke into my grandfather’s and it was locked at Johnson and douglas

February 10th, 2019

Reports of two vehicle break-ins near Cook and Steel St’s.

Left our truck unlocked last night by accident , and of course someone went through it and left the door open a bit. Cook street near the college .

My mom had her car broken into last night. It was locked.
Cook & Steel st

February 10th, 2019

Home break-in attempt on Melrose Ave and College Cr.

Friend on Melrose Ave posted this …..Woke up to someone trying our front door on Melrose Ave at 3 a.m. this morning, fresh tracks in snow showed the person went into our backyard and also tried our back door, patio door and basement windows…and then ran towards our neighbours… called police and the dispatcher said someone on College Cres had called shortly before when they woke to an intruder in their home…make sure your doors are locked!

February 10th, 2019

Report of a homeowner having 3 vehicles broken into on College Crescent.

Hey everyone.. just a fair warning about car break in on the north end near the college …
we woke up to find that all 3 of our cars were broken into over night last night .. our neighbours car was also broken in to.. our car was left open , thankfully we had nothing valuable left in our cars… just $15 in some change and an iPhone adapter was stolen (that we know of at the moment)…. just wanted to warn those who are in the area .. everyone lock your cars.. and whoever did this, and keeps doing this.. I hope you get caught and I hope you get what you deserve for going in to people cars and stealing items that these people work hard for !
Even tho they didn’t take anything valuable I’m still left feeling invaded and now a bit unsafe in a community where I thought I was safe..

February 10th, 2019

Reports of break-ins on Johnson and Grove St. area.

February 10th, 2019

Reports of vehicle break-ins on Maitland Dr.

February 6th, 2019

Reports of an attempted car break-in on William St.

 Someone tried to get into my vehicle around 4:45 this morning. William Street old Allendale. Multiple times every year.

February 4th, 2019

Reports of car break-ins in the St Vincent/Penetang St area.

Last night my car got broken into near the St. Vincent/Penetang intersection, in our driveway.
I saw something about someone breaking into cars on/near Grove st the last few nights. Probably the same slimy piece of sh*t.
Dont leave any valuables in your car, keep your eyes peeled.

February 3d, 2019

Reports of a male going through cars in the Grove St and Agnes St area. View photos here.

WARNING! This creep is going through cars. AGAIN!!! Grove St / Agnes St area. Please pass along so we can catch this creep!!! He has a tool to get into locked vehicles!!

February 3d, 2019

Reports of people checking windows in homes in the Holly area near Bear Creek highschool. Video shows a intruder getting into a white can. View video here

Update: Same suspect seen on Grants Way doing the same thing.

Hey everyone, these people were out last night checking windows to see if they were unlocked. It looked like they were unsuccessful.. I’m making this public so people can share! If you go to my profile the original video is where you can share.
This is by Bear Creek Highschool in the Holly Area (south west end Barrie)

***** Because this camera is clearly showing the front of the house, we checked where he ran from and his foot prints came from the side of our house and there’s foot prints around our neighbors and our windows!*******

February 3, 2019

Reports of people going through yards in the Napier St area.

February 3d, 2019

Reports of vehicle break-ins on Bernick Dr.

January 27, 2019

Reports of car break-in near Anne St and Scott Cr.

“Heads up that my car was broken into last night, I live off Anne St on Scott Cres. Assuming they were looking for money since none of my weightlifting stuff was taken.”

January 27, 2019

Reports of suspicious door to door activity (Carson Rd.) from a guy claiming to be from “Enbridge”.

“Just a heads up. I had a guy come to my door around 630 tonight claiming he was from enbridge and needed to see my furnace so he could get me free filters. on foot (by carson rd), no credentials and trying really hard to push his way in. police were called and were out looking for him. keep those doors locked and dont open them!”

January 26, 2019

Reports of car break-ins on Ferndale and Livingston at 9:45pm ish.

”Ferndale Livingstone area in Barrie. Was just going to bed when a car alarm started going off. IT WAS OURS! Perp was gone by the time I got down there. Make sure your car, house, and garages are locked.”

January 26, 2019

Reports of suspicious door to door on Madeline and Yonge. After 9pm on a Saturday?

January 26, 2019

Mac’s convenience was robbed at 280 Dunlop St W.

The suspect is described as: 

• Male black, 6’0

• Camouflage style hoodie, dark coloured pants, blue/black checkered scarf, black with white Nike swoosh style shoes.

January 26, 2019

More reports of suspicious “filter” salesmen near Mapleview Dr and Country Lane.

”it was about water filters he wanted to come in and look under our kitchen sink”.

January 26, 2019

Once again, reports of suspicious door to door salesmen near Mapleton and Marsellus. The pitch was in regards to “water”.

”Happened to me today. I didn’t let him get 2 words in before I was telling him I wasn’t interested and was shutting the door. He then proceeded to tell me it was about my water and I said still not interested and shut the door. I could hear him say “Have a good f**king day then b**ch” on the other side. Mapleton and Marcellus”.

January 26, 2019

Reports of suspicious door to door salesman on Gadwall Ave. The pitch was in regards to some type of filter.

“Guy appeared Asian mid 20s 5’6 had clip board and what seemed to be a badge….”

January 26, 2019

Reports of fake door to door water guy on Country Lane.

“WARNING: a man just came by our home saying that he’s a water guy and needs to check our water. I told him to show me the badge and he said he couldn’t hear me. I remembered reading something about this recently on here. I told him wait right here my husband is an officer and will open the door for you. He panicked and took off. Country lane area LOOK OUT! Don’t open your door!!”

January 26, 2019

More reports of fake Enbrige door to door canvassing in the Huitema Court Sub Division Behind the Holly Rec Centre. Reports suggest their saying “they are affiliated with Enbridge and need to check what kind of Plumbing we have in our residences something to do with our water  quality”.

January 26, 2019

Reports of suspicious door to door activity around Newton St and Gunn St. Suspects left in a black car.

January 26, 2019

More reports of suspicious door to door activity near Wellington and Duckworth. They were asking questions into furnace filters and wanted to see the residences Bill.

January 25, 2019

Report of a suspicious door to door dalesman on Kozlov St.

”He was adamant about me opening the door- pretending he couldn’t hear me- until I told him my husband is a cop. He heard that just fine!”.

January 25, 2019

Reports of door to door scam on Carson Rd around 6:30pm. Man claimed to be from Enbridge and tried to gain access by asking to look at their furnace. Police were called.

January 25, 2019

Reports of fake door to door “water guy” in the Essa and Mapleview area. He tried forcing his way into the home.

”he tried forcing his way into my house when I refused twice.. It was only me n my kids here.”

January 20, 2019

Downtown Barrie convenience store was robbed. You can see more details here from the Barrie Police.

January 19, 2019

Report of a truck being stolen around 8pm from the Montana’s in the Barrie North end. Truck details: 99 dodge ram 2500 diesel 4×4 license plate AL45092

January 18, 2019

Report of breakins at the Barrie public storage on Big Bay point. Multiple Storage lockers have been broken into.

January 18th, 2019

A male was assaulted by three individuals on Gregory Court near Carley Crescent. This happened in broad daylight. If you have information you should contact Barrie police.

January 16th, 2019

Truck break-in at Lake Crescent. The window was smashed and items imcluding a Stihl saw and Debit card was taken. The Debit card later being used at an Anne St gas station to buy cigarettes.

January 15th, 2019

Report of a theft of a snowmobile from Yonge Street and Lockhart Rd area.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call South Simcoe Police Service at 705-436-2141, 905-775-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

January 14th, 2019

2 Reports of car break-ins on Grove St. One indicated that the suspect stated “he was looking for a cigarette”.

January 14th, 2019

Barrie police arrest suspect on Ambler Way after a keen citizen noticed an unknown male enter a vehicle.

January 9th, 2019

Reports of car break-ins in Innisfil at homes in the Yonge and Victoria Street west areas of Stroud.

January 8th, 2019

Reports of car break-Ins on Epsom Rd.

January 6th, 2019

Reports of vehicle break-ins on the corner of Duckworth and Napier St.

January 5th, 2019

Reports of vehicle break-ins near Hickling park.

January 4th, 2019

Reports of attempted garage break-in on Ambler Bay.

January 3d, 2019

Reports of mail packages being stolen from the   Ardagh/Ferndale area.

December 31, 2018

Reports of car break-ins on Epsom rd. Be sure to lock 🔐 your vehicles!

December 28, 2018

Reports of mail packages being taken around Ardagh and Ferndale.

December 28, 2018

There are more reports of break-ins (Again) on Kinzie Lane.

December 25, 2018

There are currently some reports of car break-ins in the Grove, Peel, Porter Crescent, Bayfield area and also around letitia heights. If you live in these areas make sure your doors are locked!

December 23, 2018

More reports of vehicle break-ins on Kinzie Lane.

December 18, 2018

Reports of car break-ins on Hickling Trail and Kinzie LN in Barrie.

December 14, 2018

There are reports of break-ins on Kinzie Lane.

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Snowfall Warning for Barrie January 22

Barrie Alerts & Updates January 22, 2019

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall warning which could bring upwards of 15cm to Barrie. Heavy snowfall will begin this evening changing over to rain and possible freezing rain come Wednesday afternoon.

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