In January 2022, members of the Barrie Police Street Crime Unit began an investigation after learning that suspected stolen property was being sold on a social media platform.
The ongoing investigation identified a primary suspect and in late January, a search warrant was executed at a Barrie residence. The search warrant confirmed that property that had been stolen from several construction sites was being advertised for sale.
As a result, a 27-year-old male resident of Barrie has been arrested and charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (1 count), Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 (2 counts) and Trafficking in Stolen Goods over $5000 (2 counts).
Additional property that was located at the time of the search warrant has also been confirmed as stolen and additional criminal charges are pending.
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