Man faces harassment charges

An online meeting reportedly evolved into something more than a Barrie woman bargained for, when she became the object of unwanted attention.
Police report that a Kitchener man faces charges of criminal harassment and utter threats after the target of his attention began getting calls at work, and text messages that a times totalled a 100 a day.
The charges, say police, stem from conversations posted on Facebook.

In other police news:

• A 23-year-old male and 20-year-old female were charged with theft under $5,000 after attempting to steal items from a north end store. Store security called police and the pair were arrested.

• After police observed a man, 23, wandering the downtown core several times in the wee hours of the morning this week, he was approached and it was discovered he was breaching his conditional sentence of house arrest. He was subsequently taken to the police station.

• A Barrie resident faces numerous charges after using a replica handgun in a robbery. Police report the male, 34, was arrested without incident on Wednesday.
The accused entered the businesses, where he brandished the replica to the lone clerk. He would then demand cash and flee from the store. The plastic replica handgun has been recovered. The male faces numerous weapons charges.

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