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Norfolk OPP mediate after fed-up man barks and howls to wake neighbour

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Jan. 16.
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Jan. 16. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Two Norfolk County men have been warned about the county’s noise bylaw after a bizarre incident saw one of them barking and howling at the other’s window.

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According to police, one man went to a neighbour’s property on Grove Street in Simcoe sometime between 2 and 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and began barking and howling like a dog.

Police were called to a report of a dispute between neighbours just before 8 a.m.

Officers learned that the 41-year-old man was tired of hearing his neighbour’s dogs barking “at all hours of the day and night” and decided to wake the neighbour up by barking and howling like a dog at his window, which ended up causing the dogs to start barking excessively.

Officers spoke to both men involved and report that they were able to mediate a resolution. The men were also cautioned about the Norfolk County noise bylaw.

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