On Friday, April 19, 2024, at 9:34 a.m., the Barrie Police Service received information that a motor vehicle had just been stolen from a Codrington Street residence and it was last seen travelling westbound on Codrington Street.

Within minutes of a broadcast being made to police, an officer observed the stolen vehicle as it turned southbound onto Bayfield Street from Sophia Street. Assisted by additional officers, the stolen minivan was safely stopped, and the driver was taken into custody. He was transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where the investigation continued. 

Prior to leaving the scene of the traffic stop, police noticed some tools in the van and were able to confirm that they were stolen from the same home that the van was stolen from. Aswell, a quantity of cannabis was located in close proximity to the driver’s seat.

The male, a 33-year-old of no fixed address, was charged with Theft of Motor, Vehicle, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000, Drive while under suspension, Fail to Comply with a Probation Order, Break and Enter and Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available. He was held for a bail hearing and remanded into custody. The accused is scheduled to appear by video, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on April 24, 2024.

Occurrence #: BA24021187
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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