Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Barrie, Ont.: police

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A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested in Barrie, Ont., police say.

Barrie police said on Tuesday night just before 10 p.m., officers received a report that a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was believed to be enroute to the city from Timmins.

Officers said he was driving a mid-size black vehicle and police were provided a licence plate number.

“Additional information suggested he was in the company of a female and her 17-month-old child,” police said in a news release. “Both of whom had been reported missing earlier in the evening to the Timmins Police Service.”

Police said just over a half hour later, an officer who was responding to an unrelated call saw the vehicle as it turned onto Bell Farm Road.

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“A traffic stop was initiated and the driver, a 22-year-old male of no fixed address, was arrested for parole related violations in regard to the outstanding Canada Wide warrant,” police said.

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According to police, officers determined the vehicle was allegedly stolen.

Police said the officer also allegedly located a “quantity of suspected drugs and an edged weapon when the driver was arrested.”

Officers said the man, a 20-year-old female passenger and the child were taken to police headquarters.

Police said as a result, the man was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime over $5,000, unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon contrary to order, possession of cocaine and possession of fentanyl.

Police said he was held for a bail hearing in Barrie.

According to police, the woman was also charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime over $5,000, and is scheduled to appear in court in August.

“Arrangements were also made for the safe care of child while the female was in custody and being investigated,” officers said.


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