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News Release: November 23, 2017

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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: November 22, 2017
Occurrence Type: Update - Firearm Sighting Prompt Police Response
Occurrence #: BA17058108
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:52pm

(Update) Thursday, November 23, 2017

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, just before 8:00 p.m., witnesses reported seeing a male with a handgun in the area of Essa Road and Gowan Street, in the City of Barrie.

Investigators executed a search warrant at an address on Essa Road early Thursday morning. The handgun believed to have been seen by witnesses was not located. Investigators continue to investigate the validity of the complaint.

A 34-year-old Barrie man has been charged with; two counts of Breach of an Undertaking, Fail to Comply with Probation, Disobey Court Order and Utter Threats. The male also faces charges of; Fail to Attend Court and two counts of Disobey Court Order and Fail to Comply with Probation, stemming from several outstanding warrants.

The male will appear in bail court at an Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Occurrence: BA17058108
Prepared by: S.Bamford #7419


On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, just before 8:00 p.m., Police responded to the area of Essa Road and Gowan Street, City of Barrie, after witnesses reported seeing a male with a handgun. 

Police, including Canine and Tactical Support, responded to the area and located the male on Essa Road, just south of Gowan Street. 

A 34-year-old Barrie man was taken into custody and charges are pending. 

The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available. 

Occurrence: BA17058108
Prepared by: S.Bamford #7419