It has been a busy weekend for Barrie police, one involving domestic assault, public drunkenness, family disputes and other assorted mayhem.
The weekend started out Friday with the apprehension of a youth unlawfully ay large. The youth, 15, had escaped Nov. 4 from Morton House, a youth detention centre in downtown Barrie. He was located at the Barrie Public Library by members of Barrie Police High Enforcement and arrested without incident.
He was charged with unlawfully at large and held pending a bail hearing.
Police responded to an incident at a Barrie residence in which a brother became embroiled in a heated argument with his sister, which turned nasty when the young man allegedly went after his sister with a pair of pliers.
The mother intervened and took the weapon from her son. Police report that during the dispute, the youth punched holes in the walls of the residence. The youth, 16, was charged with mischief under $5,000, uttering threats and two counts of breach of probation. He was held pending a bail hearing.
A domestic dispute that turned ugly is further proof that excessive booze can lead to trouble.
After a married couple became involved in a domestic argument, the male became enraged and began punching holes in the wall. The female fled the residence, according to police, leaving two children inside and called the police. The police located the female outside and the male inside with the children.
A 41-year-old old male is facing a charge of domestic mischief and was held for a bail hearing.
In other police news:
• Barrie Police were called to city address for a family dispute where the son was reportedly out of control. A male, 24, was arrested for breach of the peace and held at the station until morning so peace could be restored at the home.
• A female patron at a downtown bar slapped the manager for no apparent reason. The 29-year-old female was charged with assault and released with a future court date. She was also banned from the bar.
• A passing police officer observed a disturbance at a gas station/variety store near Cundles and St Vincent. A female, 24, was arrested for breaching her probation, as she was intoxicated and on a condition not to consume alcohol. She was held until sober and released with a future court date.
• A male party was located passed out behind a downtown bar. He was in an intoxicated condition and unable to care for himself. The male, 26, was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in a public place. He was held in custody and released in the morning when sober.