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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: February 1, 2018
Occurrence Type: Toilet Paper Dispute Lands Caller Under Arrest
Occurrence #: BA18005254
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:10pm

Barrie Police Service received a call shortly after 10:00 pm on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 from a male who was demanding police attend, issuing threats to dispatch if police did not show up immediately.  Once officers were on scene, they were met by the angry man outside his residence where he advised an argument between roommates had just occurred.  Officers spoke to all parties on scene and determined the male who made the call to police had instigated an argument over toilet paper and repetitively uttered threats of harm at one of the males who also resides there.  All parties on scene were frightened by the males aggressive behaviour and the threats issued over the trivial request to leave the toilet paper in the communal bathroom for all to use.

The 49-year-old Barrie man was charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and was held at the Barrie Police Service overnight to await a bail hearing Thursday morning. 

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

Occurrence #: BA18005254