Barrie Police Service
Investigative Services provides investigative support to front-line officers. Many specialized units fall under Investigative Services including; Intelligence, Frauds, Street Crime, Human Trafficking, Drug Enforcement, Forensic Identification, Homicide, Crime Lab and Crimes Against Persons.
MOST FREQUENT FORENSIC INVESTIGATIVE SCENES PROCESSED
Theft of Vehicle
General & Specialized Investigative Units
The Human Trafficking Unit was successful at receiving multiple grants to assist victims in 2021. The Unit also became a member of the Canadian Police College Adjunct Faculty Program and continues to chair the Safe Horizon Committee.
Criminal Code Charges Laid
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|Interviews conducted at the Child Advocacy Centre||
|Referrals to the Victim Services of Simcoe County (VSSC)||
Canadian Framework for Collaborative Police Response on Sexual Violence
ARREST MADE IN HISTORICAL HOMICIDE
After 26 years, in January 2021, the Barrie Police Service arrested a 58-year-old man for Murder in the death of Katherine Janiero. On Monday, October 10, 1994, 20-year-old Janeiro was found deceased in her apartment at 258 Dunlop Street West, in the City of Barrie. This historic arrest serves as proof that no homicide case is ever closed until an arrest is made, as this arrest was made possible after a new tip was received in 2019.
On Monday, October 10, 1994, 20-year-old Katherine Janeiro was found deceased in her apartment at 258 Dunlop Street West, in the City of Barrie. A post-mortem examination was conducted, and the cause of death was determined to be multiple stab wounds.
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Barrie Police Service Homicide Unit investigators arrested a 58-year-old Barrie male for Murder in the death of Katherine Janeiro.
The investigation into this murder has continued over the last 26 years and the arrest was prompted by new information received by the Homicide Unit approximately one year ago.
The Case Manager, Detective Kevin Scales, states “in any investigation, it is important that every piece of information received is always closely examined; you just never know which one holds the key detail you are searching for and will lead your team ultimately to arrest the person responsible.”
Katherine’s daughter Dawn, who was just two years old at the time of her mother’s death provided the following statement: “I want to thank those who never gave up hope in looking for my mother’s murderer. I wish my grandparents, Dinora and Fernando Janeiro, were alive to see this day. Grief is the most familiar feeling to me. Closure on my mother’s case will help to finally bring me some peace.”
“The announcement of an arrest in a historical investigation is one that can bring about mixed feelings of emotion for the family involved. The fact that today we can hold someone accountable for the violent death of Katherine Janeiro should serve as proof that no homicide case is ever closed until an arrest is made. I commend our detectives, both past and present, for their persistent determination to see this investigation through to the end,” says Barrie Chief of Police Kimberley Greenwood.
The Technological Crimes Unit is an important resource for investigators at the Barrie Police Service. The Unit continues to utilize grant funding to purchase and train Service members on the most cutting-edge technology that can be used to assist investigations that require evidence from a vast array of digital devices such as computers, cell phones and tablets.
|CCTV DOWNTOWN VIDEO REQUEST*||30|
|CCTV BUSINESS VIDEO SEIZED*||250|
|CUSTODY & BOOKING VIDEO RETRIEVAL||36|
|ELECTRONIC DEVICES SEIZED||120|
|RESIDENTIAL VIDEO SEIZED||45|
|VETTING/REDACTING OF VIDEO & AUDIO||26|
|VIDEO ANALYZING, IMAGE CLARITY||296|
|911 CALLS RETRIEVED FOR INVESTIGATION||599|
|*CCTV – Closed-circuit television|
Joint & Internal Forces Operations
Project Pax was a Barrie Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit investigation, which began in early February 2021 and concluded on May 7, 2021, when police stopped a black BMW and arrested the 24-year-old driver. At that time, the driver was arrested by members of the Barrie Police Service Tactical Support Unit for drug related offences and was transported to Barrie Police Service Headquarters where detectives were then able to obtain four Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrants that were executed with the assistance of the Barrie Police Service Community Response Unit, Intelligence Unit, and tactical and uniform officers.
During the execution of one of the residential search warrants, a 26-year-old male was also taken into custody without incident regarding his involvement in a localized investigation that focused on the illegal trafficking and possession of cocaine and methamphetamines. As a result of the investigation a total of 25 Criminal Code and CDSA charges were laid that include the illegal possession and trafficking of cocaine and methamphetamine, weapons-related charges and possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000.
Seized during the execution of the search warrants was:
- Approx. 1 kilogram of suspected cocaine
- Approx. 196 grams of suspected methamphetamine
- BMW 320i
- Canadian Currency
- Loaded .38 revolver and ammunition
- Suspected pill form oxycontin
- Three prohibited weapons
Joint & Internal Forces Operations
In March of 2021, a joint operation between 23 southwestern Ontario agencies successfully concluded an eight month operation into firearms and drug trafficking. The Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Biker Enforcement Unit and Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, began this investigation after intelligence indicated significant firearms and drug trafficking activity. As the investigation continued, police identified four separate, unrelated criminal networks involved in the trafficking of cocaine, firearms, explosives and cannabis. Police executed a total of 11 search warrants, including four in Brantford, two in London, and one each in Ancaster, Paris, St. Thomas, Oakland and Barrie. A total of 10 people were charged with 268 offences.
As a result of this investigation, across Ontario police seized:
- 1 Outlaws Motorcycle Club vest
- 2 grenade launchers
- 3 explosive projectiles
- 5 pounds of hash
- 8 vehicles
- 22 other prohibited devices
- 31 firearms
- 36 pounds of psilocybin
- 81 grenades
- 85 kilograms of cocaine
- 216 pounds of illegal cannabis
- 715 grams of MDMA
- $2,106 in US currency
- $127,757 in Canadian currency
- Over $10,000 in other illegal cannabis products