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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: November 24, 2017
Occurrence Type: Rooftop Foot Chase and Middle of the Road Standoff Leads to Charges for Two Men
Occurrence #: BA17058383
Date: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:10pm

On Friday, November 24th, 2017 at approximately 11:10am police in the downtown CREW team located a man known to be wanted by Barrie Police Service on four Fail to Comply with Recognizance warrants. The male resisted the initial officers attempt at arrest and a brief foot chase ensued as the male attempted to flee.  He was again located in a downtown alley way by swiftly climbed to the rooftop  in the area of 56 Dunlop Street East.  Officers were able to successfully execute the arrest as the male ran out of rooftops to hop to and returned to the safety of solid ground with the male in custody. 

The 22-year-old Barrie male of no fixed address is facing the following charges:

  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 4
  • Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest x 2
  • Escape Lawful Custody

He was held for bail based on the outstanding warrants and new list of charges.

At the same time the officers gathered in the area to assist in locating the accused, an officer driving a marked police vehicle was stopped in its tracks, with lights and sirens operating, by a pedestrian crossing Collier Street, just west of Mulcaster Street.  The officer stopped the car in the middle of the road as the male wandered across the road and deliberately stopped in front of the car.  The officer called out to the male to move along and the male gestured back, refusing to move, twice.  It became evident to multiple officers in the area observing the males actions, he was intentionally and purposefully obstructing the officer from responding to the priority call.  The 20-year-old temporary resident of Barrie was arrested and has been charged with Obstruct Peace Officer.  He was released with a court date in December to answer to his charge.

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180