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INNISFIL -- An Innisfil man is facing several charges after allegedly assaulting two girls on Sunday.

South Simcoe police were called to an Innisfil residence after receiving a report that the man had assaulted two teenaged girls. Police would not release the age of the girls.

"There were no injuries to them. They are fine and went home (after the incident)," Sgt. John Chalmers said.

There was a theft and mischief to some property belonging to the victims, he added.

The man fled the scene prior to officers arriving. He was located at his residence later in the day.

A 21-year-man was arrested and charged with assault, sexual assault, assault with a weapon, theft, mischief and failing to comply with court orders.

Police would not say what kind of weapon was used.

The man was taken into custody and held for a bail hearing on Monday.


Asking a stranger to drive his car wasn't a great idea for a man out for a drink Sunday night.

Barrie police say the 48-yearold man befriended three men when leaving a south-end establishment around 1 a.m. Monday.

One of the men volunteered to drive his car to a downtown pizza parlour where they could all get a bite to eat. When he returned from going to the washroom, the three men, and his vehicle, were gone.

Barrie police were able to locate two of the men at a downtown hotel. They were arrested and the vehicle was recovered.

A third man remains at large and the investigation is continuing.


Barrie police were called to bicycle and vehicle collision at Rose and Bayfield street Monday morning.

According to police, a 23-yearold Barrie man was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk around 11 a.m. When he entered the intersection, the rear tire of his bike became lodged under the front tire of a SUV. The man fell from his bike and received minor injuries.

Police day he was not wearing a helmet but did not require medical attention.

No charges were laid in connection with the incident.

Police are reminding residents citizens that cyclists are required to obey the rules of the road.


A group of youths were seen going through garages in the city's west end around 2 p.m., Monday.

An off-duty police officer observed one of the males riding a bicycle that had been stolen.

He followed the youths and arrested the 18-year-old man riding the bike.

Barrie police are looking for two other suspects in relation to the incident.


A Brampton man was arrested Sunday after his wife went to Royal Victoria Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered during a domestic dispute.

According to Barrie police, the victim and her husband of 10 years were involved in an argument when he allegedly head-butted her, causing bruising to her forehead, arm and lip.

After the investigation by city police, Peel Regional Police officers went to the Brampton home of the couple where the occurrence took place.

A 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with domestic assault and held for a bail hearing.


BRADFORD -- A call to South Simcoe police on Sunday about stolen identification led to an assault charge being laid.

During their investigation, officers learned a 28-year-old woman had been assaulted by her boyfriend.

A 28-year-old Barrie man was later arrested and charged with assault.

He has an August court date in Bradford.


Barrie police say an impaired driver caused a four-car collision at the intersection of Wellington and Bayfield streets around the supper hour, Sunday.

One person received minor injuries but was not hospitalized.

A 20-year-old Barrie man was arrested and charged with impaired driving with over 80 mgs. in his system.

He was later released with a future court date.

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