Barrie police charge man with murder in connection with fatal stabbing

Barrie police have arrested and charged a man with first degree murder in connection with a stabbing that occurred last Saturday.
On Nov. 16 at 7:15 a.m., Barrie police and the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services responded to a report of a male being stabbed at 16 Dunlop Street East. A 30-year-old male from Barrie was found to be suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Since then, the ongoing investigation into the murder of Ryan Babineau, which is being conducted by members of the Barrie Police Homicide Unit, has remained active and ongoing. On Monday, Nov. 17, a forensic post-mortem examination was conducted at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) in Toronto, and the cause of death has been determined to be consistent with injuries sustained as a result of the deceased being fatally stabbed.
As a result of a very focused and exhaustive investigative effort, late yesterday afternoon, Barrie police arrested and charged a 28-year-old male who is no fixed address with 1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Disguise with Intent after he was located at a Barrie residence. He was scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie today.
Also yesterday afternoon, a stolen grey coloured 2019 Mazda X3T that was involved in the homicide was located in Huntsville at a motel on Main Street West. A short time later, officers from the Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Central Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) arrested a 27-year-old male without incident for Possession of Stolen Property. This male was not involved in the homicide.
Barrie police continues to request the assistance of the public, and is asking that anyone who may have information regarding this investigation to please contact Detective Constable Bruce Bernard at 705-725-7025 ext. 2162 or by email at If you wish to remain anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at