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News Release: October 4, 2018

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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: October 4, 2018
Occurrence Type: Two Men Charged after Damaging a Police Cruiser
Occurrence #: BA18046573
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 3:00pm

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, just after 1:30 a.m., a  Barrie Police cruiser had been damaged while parked on Dunlop Street, east of Owen Street, in the City of Barrie.

Witnesses reported seeing a male jumping up onto the trunk of the cruiser, while being videotaped by his friend. The male then began jumping on the back window, which quickly led to him smashing out the rear window, and falling through. Both males fled the area prior to police arriving, although the entire incident had been observed by numerous witnesses and captured on video surveillance. 

Investigators with Barrie Police Investigative Services, have charged a 19-year-old man from Shelburne with; Mischief Under $5,000 and a 19-year-old man from Melancthon Township with; Mischief Under $5,000. Both men are scheduled to appear in a Barrie Court of Justice on November 5, 2018.  

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrences: BA18046573