Barrie police continue to investigate a joyride that involved a stolen Volkswagen SUV motoring through a school yard, hitting two soccer nets and causing an estimated $10,000 damage to the school.
Police report that early this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 5) two youths “riffling through parked cars” happened upon an unlocked 2011 Volkswagen Touareg, discovering a spare key inside the vehicle. The theft, police say, was recorded by the victim’s home-surveillance system.
Police say the vehicle was taken to the nearby St. Monica’s Catholic School, and driven about the school yard, striking the nets and damaging the grass. The vehicle was abandoned a short distance from the school, and the two young males fled, say police.
One, 14, was located and arrested and was subsequently found to be in breach of probation conditions. Police say the other male is known to them and an arrest warrant was in the process of being obtained.
Damage to the vehicle is estimated to be more than $10,000.
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A Barrie woman, 22, wanted on a Surety Revoke warrant was located by Toronto police, and subsequently handed over to Barrie authorities.
The woman faces a number of a number of break-and-enter charges. Police say that while on bail she “failed to comply with conditions she was bound under,” causing her surety to ask to be relieved their duties.
Barrie police drove to Toronto to pick her up, taking her directly to the Central North Correctional Centre.
Police receive 911 call from “frightened woman”
Barrie police responded to a 911 call Tuesday night from a “frightened female” who said her ex was “released from prison earlier in the day,” and was on his way to her house.
The male, officers were told, was under conditions to avoid any contact with the woman, which included going to her residence. The male was subsequently seen by officers as he peered “into a side window of the residence.” He was arrested without incident as he tried to flee.
The 53-year-old Barrie resident was charged with breaching his probation and held pending a bail hearing.
Boyfriend charged with assault, resist arrest
On Tuesday night, Barrie police responded to a 911 call from an east-end woman “having a dispute with her boyfriend.”
Police say that when they arrived they found “a belligerent and highly intoxicated male who attempted to refuse (an) officer’s access to his girlfriend.”
When the female tried to move towards the officers, the male, say police, “grabbed her arm and dragged her back into the house. Officers freed the female and while trying to arrest the male became involved in a physical altercation.”
The male was arrested, charged with assault, assault with intent to resist arrest and held pending a bail hearing.