Barrie Police are still looking for some guy who ditched his pickup after running it into a hydro pole early Sunday morning and fleeing the scene.
The rig was abandoned on Wellington Street East around 3 a.m., resulting in PowerStream being called in to fix the pole and restore power to the neighbourhood.
Two teenaged boys and an 18-year-old man were taken into custody over the weekend, after a 20-year-old man was roughed up and ripped off while making his way through Sunnidale Park.
The suspects reportedly used a bat on the victim before making off with some of his goods. The assault took place in the early afternoon Sunday, and the man needed an ambulance after sustaining facial injuries. He was taken to RVH.
The three suspected assailants were picked up a short time later.
A teen was told in no uncertain terms by his parents to stay out of their house, but didn’t listen.
Apparently, mum and dad were out of town for a function, and told the 16-year-old son to stay at a friend’s house, even going so far as to take his keys away to prevent the abode being used as a party house.
When they got back, though, the parents noticed a window smashed and the place turned upside down. He’s got some explaining to do.
Alas, there were some domestic incidents keeping police busy on the weekend.
One took when a 35-year-old woman accused her 28-year-old boyfriend of assaulting her after words were not hurtful enough. He’s been charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.
Then, Sunday night, police responded to a call where a man who was reportedly so liquored up and so running off at the mouth, he was demanding police arrest him. Officers obliged after noticing some aggressive behaviour toward his wife.
He was released pending a court date.
Pinching from cars
One of the problems of getting intoxicated is that people decide some items belong to them when they don’t.
Three adults and one teen were picked up by H.E.A.T. (High Enforcement Action Team) officers, after they were making off with GPS devices and some cash from vehicles parked downtown.
A gentle reminder: please lock your car, take the keys, and don’t keep valuables out in plain sight!
Light-fingered lady (and gent)
Saturday evening, police were called to a retail store on Bayfield after surveillance cameras noticed a man and a woman making off with items while bypassing the cash register.
The suspects, both 26, were held by security officers for police, and released with future court dates.
by Glenn Wilkins