A Barrie man was arrested and charged with assault and breach of probation after police investigated reports of a woman on a balcony bleeding and crying for assistance.
Police responded to a call Friday at a Toronto Street address after a passerby observed the woman on the balcony, with clothing reportedly torn and appearing as if she had been assaulted.
Upon investigation, police discovered the woman had been in a domestic dispute with her fiancé, leading to the assault. The man, say police, fled the area after the assault. He was located a short time later and arrested.
He was also found to be on probation for a previous assault on the female and had conditions not to associate with her. The man, 43, was charged with assault and breach of probation and held pending a bail hearing.
• In other police news:
A man who took a walk to cool down after an argument with his significant other found himself a guest of the Hamilton Police Service.
On Friday, Barrie police were called to the area of Mapleton Avenue in regards to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, police report that they found an intoxicated male wandering the area. He had taken a walk to allow things to cool down.
However, it was discovered that he had outstanding warrants for failing to appear court held by Hamilton police. He was arrested on the strength of the warrant and turned over to the Hamilton Police Service.