An occupant of a vehicle pulled over on Sunday night after being involved in suspicious drug activity turned out to be wanted in connection with a stabbing earlier in the day, say police.
Barrie police pulled over the vehicle on Clapperton Street and arrested the driver and passenger. The driver was charged with possession of controlled drugs and failing to comply with probation. The passenger, say police, “was also arrested as he verbally identified himself which could not be verified, causing the officers to be suspicious of his identity.”
The men were taken to the station for further investigation. The driver was eventually released with a future court date.The passenger’s name proved to be false, and he was identified as the male wanted in a stabbing that occurred earlier in the day, say police.
He was charged with obstruct police, identity fraud, breach of recognizance, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, weapons dangerous. He was held for a bail hearing.
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Barrie police were called to a coffee shop in response to an incident during which the girlfriend “threw a cup of coffee on the victim’s face and then slapped him,” police say.
An off-duty OPP officer arrested the accused and contacted Barrie police. A woman, 49, was held pending a bail hearing.
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