A Barrie man turned himself over to police following two separate assaults near Bayview Drive and Little Avenue.
Barrie police were called to the area on Monday just before 11:00 a.m. for a report of an assault in progress.
“Upon arrival at the scene, police learned that the person responsible had just left the area, as a passenger, in a motor vehicle that sped off southbound on Bayview Drive at a high rate of speed.,” officers wrote in a media release Tuesday morning.
“What is odd about this incident though, is that the suspect returned after the first assault a few moments later and accused the victim of stealing his phone. It was at this time that a second altercation took place with a second victim, who was also assaulted.”
After receiving information from witnesses, police say they were able to identify “who was responsible for these unprovoked assaults.”
Later in the day, around 6:00 p.m., a 27-year-old man turned himself in.
He is up on the following charges:
- Assault (3 counts)
- Assault Causing Bodily Harm
- Mischief Under $5000
- Uttering Threats.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in January.
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