On Sunday police responded to a call from a downtown bar about phoney $50 bills. An investigation led police to a city address where a male, 29, was arrested.
Police say the male had passed counterfeit currency at a number of bars. He was charged with three counts of uttering counterfeit currency and two counts of fraud under $5,000, and faces a future court date.
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Victim and suspect all at the same time
A homeowner whose neighbour called police after witnessing people breaking into his residence might be wishing he had been the recipient of less neighbourly attention.
The homeowner, and victim of the break-in, arrived at his residence around the same time as Barrie police. Police and owner entered the residence at the same time, police say. Upon entering, police report they found a quantity of marihuana, assorted drug paraphernalia, cash, and weapons, including two replica-style firearms.
The homeowner was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a prohibited weapon. He faces a future court date. The break and enter is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Barrie Police Service or Crime Stoppers.
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