Meat theft suspect nabbed after reportedly colliding into parked vehicle
Police say a small quantity of suspected crack cocaine was located in his wallet
A Barrie man, who was a suspect in the theft of meat from a grocery store, faces theft and drug charges after allegedly crashing into a parked vehicle.
On Monday just after 6:30 p.m., Barrie police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver that left the scene of a collision on James Street and Elizabeth Street.
“Initial information included that a parked motor vehicle had been struck on James Street,” police wrote in a release.
Officers found the involved vehicle at the intersection of Patterson Place and Crawford Street and determined the driver was not impaired.
“Responding officers did however recognize the driver as being an outstanding suspect in a theft of meat from a Bayfield Street grocery store on April 12.”
Police say as the suspect was trying to find documents for his vehicle, a small quantity of suspected crack cocaine was located in his wallet.
The 59-year-old was charged with theft under $5000, and possession of a schedule 1 substance.
He’s scheduled to appear in Barrie court on June 14.
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