It didn’t take long for Barrie Police to track down a suspect wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.
Police were alerted around 10 on Monday night that the man was believed to be headed to the Barrie-area from Timmins, and that he was travelling with a female and her 17-month-old child, both of whom had been reported missing earlier in the evening to Timmins Police. As well, Barrie Police were provided with a vehicle description and licence plate.
About half-hour later, a sharp-eyed officer spotted the car as it turned onto Bell Farm Road from Duckworth Street. A traffic stop was initiated and a 22-year-old man was arrested for parole violations in regard to the warrant. Police determined the vehicle was stolen. Officers also found a number of suspected drugs and an edged weapon.
The man was charged with the following offences:
- Possession of stolen property obtained by crime over $5000 S.354 CC
- Unauthorized possession of a weapon S.91(2) CC
- Possession of weapon contrary to order S.117.01(1) CC
- Possession of a schedule 1 substance – Cocaine S.4(1) CDSA
- Possession of a schedule 1 substance – Fentanyl S.4(1) CDSA.
The man was held in custody and is scheduled to appear on Tuesday in Barrie for a bail hearing.
A 20-year-old female was charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime over $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on August 10, 2022. Arrangements were also made for the safe care of the child while the female was in custody and being investigated.