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Two thieves have been thwarted by snow. Police were called to the Mac’s Milk on Mosley Street in Wasaga Beach Sunday evening after the clerk was robbed at gun-point. About half-an-hour later, officers spotted a car stuck in a snow bank. Police found the cash, a pellet gun and some drugs inside the car. Two men were arrested.
A water main has broken at Mississaga St. W. and Andrew St. in downtown Orillia. It’s in nearly the same spot as a major water main break in February of 2013, but this one does not appear to be as severe. A cafe on the corner has closed for the day because the break affected the heating system. City of Orillia crews are on the scene and expected to have repairs completed by the end of the day Monday. The break two years ago affected the buidling’s foundation and some underground services. This latest break appears to have caused much less damage.
An asteroid taller than the CN Tower will fly past the earth today. It’s closest approach will be about 1,2 million kilometres, or about three time further away than the moon. Scientists say that’s a safe distance, but closer than any other big rock this year.
It should be visible this evening here in Canada with a good pair of binoculars or a small telescope – at around 11 tonight it will be visible as a slow moving star to the right of Jupiter.
Barring that, you can get a sneak peak of it online from Australia starting at 11 this morning at http://live.slooh.com/
Team Middaugh from the Coldwater District Curling Club, has finished round-robin play all alone in second place, with a record of 7-and-2, meaning she will play in the 1 v 2 game tonight in the Page Playoff system, with the winner going directly to tomorrow’s final. Middaugh will face team Hastings (8-and-1) tonight, after Middaugh beat Hastings 9-5 in the final round-robin game last night.
Skip Sherry Middaugh has used home-ice advantage to knock off some of the province’s best female curlers, on her way to a comfortable playoff position. A loss tonight would mean Middaugh would have to earn a spot in the final by beating the winner of tonight’s 3 v 4 playoff. That semi-final game goes at 10:30 tomorrow morning, with the final set to go at 3:30 p.m. Tonight’s 1 v 2 is at 7 p.m., and all playoff tickets have been sold out at the Penetanguishene Curling Club.
Good luck to all the curlers…
Occurrence Type: Sexual Assault With A Weapon
Occurrence #: BA15002689 & BA15002375
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 8:00pm
Barrie Police are warning all females involved within the sex trade industry to be extremely cautious when dealing with male clients.
The Barrie Police Criminal Investigation Services are currently investigating 2 separately reported sexual assaults in which the female victims were assaulted at knife point.
On Both occasions, the male suspect had responded internet advertisements via social media. The suspect would meet the female victims at local hotels within the City of Barrie and sexual assault them while armed with a knife.
The suspect has yet to be identified and is believed to be active and within the City of Barrie.
Description of Suspect: White male, 30-45 years of age. Short dark hair, clean shaven. Approximately 5’3-5’6″ tall, 250 lbs. with a heavy build. He may speak with a speech impediment or lisp.
Police are requesting the public’s assistance and anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers – 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or Sgt. Berriault of Investigative Services, Barrie Police Service – (705) 725-7025 ext. #2518
Local Businesses BEWARE of the Newest SCAM!
The Barrie Police Fraud Unit has been alerted to a new scam that has been circulating within the City of Barrie.
Local businesses have been contacted by a unknown caller who states she is from a banking institution, in this case Wells Fargo Personal and Business Banking, and is representing a mutual customer.
The caller wished to assist the ‘mutual customer’ in setting up an EFT (electronic fund transfer) and required the banking details of this local business.
This is a scam! The caller wanted to obtain the banking information to defraud the business.
Please be mindful not to provide any personal or business information and banking details.
Deal with your bank institution personally and call Police if your are suspicious in any way.
One patient was transferred to hospital in Collingwood, after a vehicle flipped over while travelling along highway 26 north of Stayner. The crash occured just after noon on Friday. Clearview firefighters removed the roof of the vehicle to free the victim.
The future of one of our local racetracks is up in the air. According to an online report – Barrie Speedway has been sold, to the new owners of the neighbouring Burl’s Creek Event Park. Contrans Group Incorporated bought the Burl’s Creek property last year to host to the Boots & Hearts country music festival. No word on the purchase value for the track south of Orillia – or the future of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series that was scheduled for September 12th. There is speculation that race could be moved an hour south to Sunset Speedway.
THEFT OF FARM EQUIPMENT
(CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, ON.) – The members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving this crime. Sometime between Saturday, January 17th at 9:00 p.m. and Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 7:30 a.m., unknown persons stole the following items from Huron Tractors on County Road #42:
• John Deere Tractor 1025R, 2014, Model 1025R, Vin.# 1LV1025RCEH224221, dark green and yellow in colour
• John Deere Gator, 2014, Model # XUV 8251 PS OLIVE, Vin.# 1M0825GEEEM085364, dark green and yellow in colour
• Unit Utility Trailer, 2006, Model # UXT, Vin.# 48BTE20296A082802, white and green in colour, dual axle with a white trailer cover and John Deere and Huron Tractor decals on its side and Ontario License Plate # C9400R
If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact the Huronia West O.P.P. at (705) 429-3575 or Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or others.
Georgian College President MaryLynn West-Moynes was in Penetanguishene Thursday to announced a Practical Nursing Program at the Georgian Village Retirement Community, starting September 2015.
County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall also on hand, giving support to a partnership between Georgian and and Orillia’s Lakehead University.
If approved by the Government, this partnership will add 2000 and 3000 new students at the schools.