Weapons charge for young rider

Operating a motorcycle while not wearing a helmet drew the attention of Barrie police to a young male rider, who ended up facing numerous charges including carrying a concealed weapon.
Police took a call about 5:30 Sunday afternoon in regards to a small motorcycle being operated in a dangerous manner near Cundles Drive West and Leacock Drive. Upon attending, police found the rider to be missing a helmet, the wearing of which is required by law.
When police signalled the rider to stop, he failed to do so, increasing his speed and driving erratically through a residential neighbourhood, police report. The rider, police say, then failed to make a required stop at Anne Street, “left the roadway and drove onto the sidewalk almost striking a pedestrian pushing a stroller.”
A police car pulled in front of the bike, slowing it. The bike subsequently hit the police car with “the driver (falling) to the ground at which time a small knife fell from the male’s clothing,” police report.
When the male failed to comply with police demands, a small struggle ensued before he was taken into custody. A search yielded a small amount of marihuana.
In addition to the weapons charge, the male, 17, was also charged with dangerous driving, resisting peace officer and possession under (CDSA), as well as a number of Highway Traffic Act offences. He was held pending a bail hearing.

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