Arrest in Barrie pellet gun incident
A twisted conclusion to the investigation of two pellet gun incidents in the Barrie area recently.
There was really only one incident, and a 19 year old has now been charged.
A person was shot in the eye with a pellet gun on November 20th on Cundles Road West.
A second incident was then reported, in Springwater, that police thought might be related.
Turns out, police say the second hit was bogus, and was reported by the man, who allegedly comitted the first.
A 19 year old Essa man has now been charged with aggravated assault, pointing a firearm, and five counts of assault with a weapon.
He's also charged with making a false report to police.
The update and background from the Barrie Police website.......
On November 20, 2018, Barrie Police Service responded to a report that a male had been shot in the eye by what is believed to be a small caliber pellet-type gun. The following day, an officer from the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was investigating a multi-vehicle collision on County Road 90 in Springwater Township when a motorist approached the officer to report that he had been shot at by what was believed to have been a person in a passing car.
Following an investigation into both incidents, Barrie Police have now charged the motorist in the second report, a 19-year-old Essa man, with Aggravated Assault, Pointing a Firearm, three counts of Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, and five counts of Assault with a Weapon. These charges relate to several incidents, including the shooting which occurred on November 20, 2018 in the City of Barrie.
The 19-year-old is also facing a charge of Public Mischief for the false report of having been shot with a pellet gun on November 21, 2018. As a result of this false report, Barrie Police Service issued an updated media release, noting that a second pellet gun incident had been reported.
As well, a 21-year-old Innisfil man has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Pointing a Firearm, three counts of Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, and five counts of Assault with a Weapon.
Both men appeared in an Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 for a bail hearing.
UPDATE - Second Incident involving Suspected Pellet Gun Being Investigated
(Update) Last night, shortly after 7:00 p.m., an officer from the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was investigating a multi-vehicle collision on County Road 90 in Springwater Township when a motorist approached the officer to report that he had been shot at by what was believed to have been a person in a passing car.
The motorist did not sustain any injuries, but was reportedly struck by a number of pellets which were shot from what is believed to be a pellet gun. This incident occurred on County Road 90 near Don Ross Drive, just east of the town of Angus and the vehicle believed to be involved is described as a 1991-1997 Honda Civic hatchback, that was light green in colour.
Due to similarities in this incident and the incident that occurred on Monday November 19, 2018 on Cundles Road West in the City of Barrie, the Barrie Police Investigative Services are continuing their investigative efforts in identifying both the motor vehicle involved and the person(s) responsible.
Anyone with information with regards to this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Glen Furlong of the Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2632, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.
Barrie Police Investigating Overnight Wounding
The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a male was seriously injured overnight in the City of Barrie.
Last night, at approximately 9:35 p.m., a male was walking along the sidewalk on the south side of Cundles Road West, east of Sunnidale Road, when a small green coloured car approached him. The motor vehicle slowed, activated its four way flashers, and then stopped opposite the male. Thinking that the occupants of the motor vehicle required some type of assistance, the male turned his head and as he did so, he was shot in the right eye by what is believed to have been a small calibre pellet type gun.
The occupants of the motor vehicle then drove off eastbound on Cundles Road West towards the area of either Coulter or Bayfield Streets at which time the victim realized that he had been injured. After dialing 911, he was taken to a local hospital by the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services where he is being treated for a potentially life altering injury.
From the investigation which followed by members of the Barrie Police Investigative Services, it has been determined that the incident appears to be isolated in nature. Police are attempting to locate the motor vehicle wanted in regards to this incident which is further described as being a light green coloured, 2-door compact style passenger car that may be a Honda or Toyota product. At present, there are no descriptions available with regards to the suspects being sought and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information with regards to this serious assault is asked to contact Sergeant Dave Berriault of the Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2518, by email at email@example.com, by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.