Multi-agency force makes arrest, man charged with extortion

Investigators from the Barrie Police Service have arrested and charged a city man with extortion, police report.
On Friday, Oct. 5 shortly after 9 a.m. investigators of the Barrie Police Investigative Services, assisted by the Biker Enforcement Unit, made the arrest. The man was arrested Friday morning shortly before 9 a.m. He was being held for a bail hearing.
Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, further details will only be provided as the investigation permits, police report.
The Biker Enforcement Unit (BEU) is a Joint Forces Operation (JFO) created in June 1998. The BEU is comprised of 18 municipal agencies, the RCMP and CISO, partnered with its lead agency, the Ontario Provincial Police. This multi-agency partnership is a demonstration of Ontario law enforcement’s shared interest in combating organized crime in their respective communities, police report.
The unit is comprised of over 100 officers from federal, provincial and municipal police agencies, as well as the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario.