Police taser Barrie youth armed with knife

Barrie police employed a taser yesterday (Sunday) to subdue a youth armed with a 10-inch knife, who, police say, refused to drop it.
Police were called to a north-end residence about a “distraught male” armed with a knife. Refusing calls to disarm himself, the youth began moving towards officers, police report. He was subsequently tasered, taken into custody and transferred to the RVH for a psychological assessment.
No injuries were reported to the youth or police, who say that without the use of a taser, “this incident had potential to end with serious injuries to either the police or the involved subject.”

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Released from Toronto custody, man picked up by Barrie police
Barrie police have arrested a Toronto man in connection with a 2005 sexual assault in Barrie.
Back then, the man was charged with sexual assault and released with a court date. Yesterday (Sunday), as he was being released from a Toronto detention centre on unrelated charges, Barrie police were contacted by Toronto police, and a confirmation was made on the outstanding warrant for his arrest.
He was turned over to Barrie police and held for a bail hearing.

Wanted by Barrie police, man arrested at airport
A man catching a flight to the Dominican Republic was picked up at Pearson Airport on the strength of a Barrie warrant for his arrest.
Back in August of 2010 the male, 43, was picked up for shoplifting, and released with a future court and fingerprint date. Police say he moved to Nova Scotia and missed the print date. A warrant for his arrest was issued.
During a routine check at the airport the outstanding warrant was discovered and the male was arrested by Peel Regional Police. He was turned over to Barrie police and held pending a bail hearing.

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