Yesterday morning, at 11:30 a.m., the Barrie Police Service was alerted to a report of two males who were acting in a suspicious manner in the area of Shannon Street and Marion Crescent. A concerned citizen called police after the males, who were wearing hooded style sweatshirts, were seen looking into vehicles parked in driveways.

A few minutes later, responding officers located the two males and commenced an investigation. A 19-year-old male, who is from Toronto, provided a false name and was arrested for Obstruct Police. While being taken into custody, a quantity of suspected cocaine was located.

Based upon property located on the first male, police believed that the two were in the area to possibly carry out a break and enter. The second male, who is 22 years old and also from Toronto, was found to be in possession of a concealed weapon and  quantity of fentanyl.

Both males were transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where the investigation continued. At this time, the second male was also found to be in possession of suspected cocaine that was packaged for sale. These drugs were located concealed beneath clothing he was wearing.

The males have been held in custody and are scheduled to appear, by video, for a bail hearing with the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie later today.

Barrie Police wish to acknowledge and thank the concerned citizen who contacted police to report these two suspicious males. The observations made may have prevented a break and enter or theft from an unlocked motor vehicle from occurring and in the end, resulted in two males being arrested for drug related, weapons (22-year-old only), Obstruct Police (19-year-old) and a Fail to Comply with an Undertaking (19-year-old) charges.

Occurrence #: BA23050642
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon


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