Update – Monday, October 28, 2019 – On October 25, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a female homeowner, who resides on Oren Boulevard in the City of Barrie, observed an unknown male as she was walking back up her driveway after picking up her recycling containers. A few minutes later as she was preparing to leave for work, the same male who she had earlier seen walking eastbound on her street had turned around and was now walking westbound towards her home.
The male walked up her driveway and while brandishing a firearm, demanded the keys for her car. The victim complied and the suspect was last seen backing out of her driveway in a 2018 Mazda 3TR, grey in colour, licence BPBY440.
Yesterday afternoon, shortly before 3:15 p.m., an officer from the Aurora Detachment Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed the stolen motor vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 400 after a driving complaint regarding the manner in which it was being operated had been received. Although the OPP attempted to safely stop the vehicle, the driver refused to pull over. The OPP continued to follow the car until the driver reached Finch Avenue where the male driver abandoned the car and fled on foot, only to be apprehended a short time later.
As a result of the investigations conducted by the Barrie Police Service in regards to the Robbery and the subsequent incident where the driver failed stop for the OPP while travelling on Highway 400, a 16-year old male from Barrie, Ontario, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), is facing a slew of charges. He is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing today at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie in regards to Friday’s robbery and the charges laid by the Ontario Provincial Police will be dealt with on a future date.
Barrie Police Charges:
- Robbery, Point Firearm, Fail to Comply with Youth Sentence (two counts) and Drive Disqualified.
Ontario Provincial Police Charges:
- Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000, Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Stolen Credit Card, Fail to Comply with Youth Sentence (two counts), Drive Under Suspension and Stunt Driving.
|Prepared by:||Corporate Communications Coordinator, Peter Leon|