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Drug theft halted

A man taking materials to make crack pipes was arrested Saturday evening at a Barrie store.

City police say he was spotted by store security stealing clear rubber tubing and plumbing fittings just before 5:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Street Canadian Tire.

He left the store without paying and was arrested outside, then held for police

A 42-year-old Barrie man is charged with theft and breaching his previous bail conditions. He was held for a bail hearing.



A routine vehicle stop resulted in firearm-related arrest Saturday night in Barrie.

City police officers stopped a vehicle on Edgehill Drive just before 9 p.m. and learned a female passenger was facing a charge of robbery with a firearm in Toronto.

She was found to be breaching the terms of her release on that charge.

A 38-year-old Barrie woman was arrested and charged with this offence, and held for a bail hearing.



A young couple has been charged after stealing Muppet hats from a local Walmart.

Barrie police said the two 19-year-olds were watched by security staff while stealing the identical Muppet character hats mid-afternoon, Friday.

Police did not say which Muppet the pair favoured.

The woman was released with a future court date. Her partner in crime, who was already out on bail facing several offences, including break and enter, weapons, drug and property crimes, was held for a bail hearing.



Two teenaged boys were caught in a drug deal at school, Friday.

Barrie police say one of their officers saw a drug transaction take place at a local high school shortly after noon.

The officer approached the two 15-year-old teenagers, and arrested one for trafficking and the other for possession of marijuana.



An impaired driver should have taken a taxi, Friday morning.

According to Barrie police, a man driving a vehicle entered a RIDE program on Dunlop Street where officers learned he was intoxicated.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving and his licence was suspended for 90 days.

The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the man faces a future court date.



An Orillia woman was taken to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre after being busted for public intoxication, Friday morning.

Barrie police responded to a disturbance call on Sylvia Street where officers found an intoxicated woman.

She was taken to the Barrie police station, but later transported to hospital due to her severe level of inebriation.

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with public intoxication.



A man was busted after his drunken behaviour got him in trouble, Friday morning.

According to Barrie police, a man was found downtown exhibiting inappropriate behaviour.

A 32-year-old man has been charged with public intoxication and was held until sober.


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