Over the past couple of weeks, members of the Barrie Police Investigative Services have been conducting a criminal investigation into numerous break and enters into local businesses that have taken place in the City of Barrie.

Today, police executed a Criminal Code Search Warrant at a residence located at 220 Burns Circle and located property and evidence related to this ongoing investigation.

As a result, 33-year old David Taylor of Barrie, who was arrested yesterday afternoon is now facing 38 criminal charges in relation to his crime spree. Some of the charges laid include:

  • Robbery (Scotia Bank located at 44 Collier St. Barrie, August 16, 2021)
  • Theft and Possession over $5000 of (motor vehicle)
  • Theft over $5000 
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Flight from police
  • Break & Enter x 8
  • Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000
  • Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon (prohibited knife)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine).

At the time of his arrest, 5 outstanding warrants for his arrest were also executed which resulted in an additional 24 non-related Criminal Code charges being laid.

Late this afternoon, the accused had a bail hearing and has since been remanded into custody.

This investigation remains ongoing and further details will be provided as the investigation permits.


Occurrence #: BA21045841
Prepared by: Peter Leon, Corporate Communications Coordinator


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