Wilkins’ police roundup – by Glenn Wilkins
A man could not handle that he and his wife were parting ways, and faces charges as a result.
Police were called Wednesday to a dwelling where they found that the man had reportedly been into the liquor, grabbed a butcher knife and held it to his ex-wife’s throat, threatening to use it on her.
She wrestled herself free, and hurried to a neighbour’s house, where officers were called.
The 47-year-old man was held pending a bail hearing, charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats.
In other police news
A 31-year-old man was taken into custody early Wednesday morning, after his wife told officers his threats caused her to fear for her safety. The domestic call came from a house in the downtown area, from which the husband had reportedly fled. Police did eventually find him and arrested him on a charge of uttering threats. He has a court date in his future.
Colour-blindness causes smash-up
Someone who forgot what a red light was for caused a three-car collision shortly before noon, Wednesday, in Barrie’s north end.
Police say a motorist westbound on Penetang Street ran the red, hitting a northbound SUV, which then, in turn swerved into another vehicle. A woman in that third car suffered a broken arm. A 51-year-old Barrie woman was charged with careless driving.
A 24-year-old Toronto man was taken into custody Wednesday, after a confrontation with police near Dunlop and Anne Streets. He was evasive with officers who tried to approach him, tried to flee but was taken in a short time and distance later.
The man is charged with possession, breach of recognizance, obstruction of police and trying to escape. He was held pending a bail hearing.
An Austin Mini owner was separated from his wheels overnight Wednesday. Barrie Police say the 2005 vehicle was taken from an address on Gaskin Court near Ferndale and Edgehill Drive. It’s white, with licence number AXJR 570. Anyone with information is asked to call 725-7025 and ask for P.C. Stamp.
by Glenn Wilkins