Barrie crime spree ends with haul of stolen loot
A Barrie crime spree has come to an end, thanks to one observant citizen.
A woman out walking her dog early Sunday morning called police after spotting a suspicious man leaving a backyard area.
With help of the canine unit, the suspect was arrested, and cops soon recovered a massive haul of stolen loot from at least nine different Barrie homes.
The 31 year old is in custody on several break and enter, and theft charges.
Barrie police have photos of the stolen loot, and will be checking local pawn shops for more, hoping to reunite all of the items, with the rightful owners.
Here is the release, from Barrie Police....
On Sunday, January 13, 2019, shortly after 8:00 p.m., a citizen who was out walking a family pet on Murray Street in the City of Barrie heard a loud noise coming from a residence and observed an unknown male run from the rear of the home. The citizen immediately contacted the Barrie Police Service and responding officers attended to the area where they were assisted by the Canine Unit.
Police were also provided an excellent description of the suspect and located a male a short time later near Bayview Drive and Little Avenue. The male, who is 31-years old and resides in Barrie, was arrested and has been charged with one count of Break and Enter and Fail to Comply with a Probation Order.
As a result of the ongoing investigation which has been continued by the Barrie Police Street Crime Unit, a Criminal Code Search Warrant was executed yesterday at a residence located in Barrie and there was a significant amount of stolen jewellery, coins and other personal and family type heirlooms that were seized.
Police have also determined that the stolen property and some that was already sold had been from eight additional break and enters and that the accused has been carrying out break and enters throughout the city since November of 2018 normally by forcing open rear doors or windows of the targeted homes.
At present, the accused remains in custody and will be facing additional criminal charges as the investigation continues.
Over the next few days, the Barrie Police will continue photographing and cataloguing the stolen property. Once complete, those photographs will be made available to the public in the hope of reuniting the rightful owners with their property and hopefully identify any additional break and enters that have not yet been reported to police.