A confrontation between a young couple early Saturday morning attracted some public attention, resulting in police being called.
The spat became even more public when the pair took their differences to a nearby parking lot, where they continued their interaction.
The couple, a 23-year-old man and a 19-year-old female, were observed arguing, fighting and damaging her vehicle, which, say police, took significant abuse including broken windows, a caved-in roof and damage to the interior.
Police arrived only to discover the dispute had drifted over to the parking lot. Their behaviour resulted in charges – the female was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and her boyfriend was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Police say that neither of the combatants were cooperative, and that the investigation continues.
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Keep the noise down: police
Barrie police are reminding college students that failure to comply with noise regulations can produce costly ramifications.
The fine for ignoring the noise bylaw is $400, with surcharges bumping that up to $490. Additional charges could also be laid if police find evidence to do so.
Police were kept busy on Friday night responding to complaints about noise, drunkenness and other disturbances in the city’s north end, near Georgian College. An additional two officers were on duty to specifically deal with hassles in that part of the city.