Two men, both 19, charged in police cruiser-damaging incident

Barrie police have laid charges relating to damage done to a police cruiser parked on Dunlop Street in downtown Barrie, Saturday, Sept. 15.
The incident occurred just after 1:30 a.m. Witnesses, say police, reported seeing a male jumping up onto the trunk of the cruiser, while being videotaped by his friend. The male then jumped on the back window, which quickly led to him smashing out the rear window, and falling through.
Both males fled the area prior to police arriving, although the entire incident had been observed by numerous witnesses and captured on video surveillance.
Investigators have charged a 19-year-old man from Shelburne with Mischief Under $5,000 and a 19-year-old man from Melancthon Township with Mischief Under $5,000. Both men are scheduled to appear in a Barrie Court of Justice on Nov. 5.