Man arrested after boy bruised

Bruises found on a six-year-old Barrie boy have led to charges against the boyfriend of the boy’s mother.
Barrie police were alerted by the grandparents of the boy after they noticed bruising on his body while exercising their visitation rights. The grandparents took the boy to the police station for investigation.
Police say an investigation revealed that the boyfriend had assaulted him twice with a stick, causing the bruises. Police located the male and arrested him. He was held for a bail hearing.

In other police news:

Brampton men busted after ‘shopping’ spree
An illegal shopping spree resulted in numerous charges against two Brampton men.
Police report that the two males dropped by Barrie on Friday to do a little shopping. Turns out, however, the credit cards used were forgeries, say Barrie police.
After ‘shopping’ at nine different stores in just a few hours, the two purchased more than $3,000 worth of merchandise, including clothing, Sony Play stations and $1,600 in gift cards.
When arrested they were also in possession of cannabis. One male had a concealed weapon in his back pocket. The weapon was similar to a five-inch ice pick, wrapped in a bandana. All items were seized and the two were released with a May court date.

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