Edmonton police who were looking for a man on a warrant didn’t have much trouble finding him following a phone call from the Barrie Police Service.
On Monday as Barrie officers were at the local probation office on an unrelated issue, a man, 30, walked in looking to transfer his file from Edmonton to Barrie, as he had recently moved to this city, police report. Probation officers conducted a background search and found he was wanted on a warrant held by Edmonton police regarding an assault and numerous recognizance violations, police report.
Edmonton police were contacted and informed Barrie police that they knew the man had recently moved to Ontario, and were in the process of extending the warrant to a radius of Ontario. The police in Edmonton indicated they would travel to Barrie to return the man to Alberta to deal with his outstanding charges, police report.
He was held pending the arrival of Edmonton police, expected to be in Barrie on Tuesday.
• In other police news:
It may not quite be a case of man biting dog, but Barrie police report that a male on a long board “deliberately ran” into a vehicle, Sunday evening.
Police report that they were called to the intersection of Dunlop and Boys streets regarding a collision involving a vehicle and a male on a long board. Upon arrival police began investigating, with the male reporting he had been hit by the vehicle. However, report police, witnesses were interviewed, and “it became obvious that the long boarder deliberately ran into the vehicle. He became aggressive towards the elderly driver and jumped onto the vehicle. He then prevented the driver from leaving to call the police,” police report.
Officers say the boarder’s brother had recorded the incident on his phone, “and it showed a deliberate attempt to get struck by the vehicle,” police report, continuing that further information was provided that a similar incident had happened earlier.
Police arrested the Barrie male, 24, for Public Mischief (cause a false investigation) and Causing a disturbance by impeding. His brother attended the station on his own accord and was also charged with Public Mischief, police report.
• Barrie police responded to a call about a motor vehicle collision on Ferndale Drive, Sunday morning. The collision occurred after one of the vehicles involved crossed the centre line of the road, colliding with another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction, police report.
One of the drivers involved was arrested at the scene and now stands charged with numerous offences, including: impaired driving, over 80, dangerous driving, possession of a controlled substance and breach of recognizance.
Police report learning the male driver was currently on release for similar charges that had occurred at an earlier date. Both the arrested driver and second driver involved were treated at hospital for minor injuries.
• An 18-year-old Barrie female is facing an assault charge after allegedly spitting on a nurse at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
On Friday evening, police were called to a downtown intersection regarding a heavily intoxicated female. After being located, she was transported to the RVH for treatment. While there, she “became argumentative with nursing staff and began to spit on the attending nurse,” police report.
She was restrained and released from the hospital, and subsequently charged for assault.