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Olando Brown inquest opens with testimony from police sergeant

Olando Brown inquest opens with testimony from police sergeant

'I feel for Olando Brown. I had known him for about 10 years. He was always pleasant with us, joked around,' says Barrie police sergeant
Sleeping vehicle owner startled during break-in at carpool lot

Sleeping vehicle owner startled during break-in at carpool lot

Incident happened early Sunday morning at Essa and Ardagh in city's south end; suspect chased into wooded area
Stopped for speeding, woman charged with impaired driving

Stopped for speeding, woman charged with impaired driving

Traffic stop conducted by South Simcoe police in Bradford early Friday morning
Police stop vehicle, allegedly find open alcohol in backseat

Police stop vehicle, allegedly find open alcohol in backseat

Innisfil man charged with impaired driving-related offences after being pulled over by South Simcoe officer Sunday morning
Barrie police inspector's tribunal hearing adjourned to April

Barrie police inspector's tribunal hearing adjourned to April

Insp. Valarie Gates charged with discreditable conduct under Police Services Act; next date set for April 18
Man shouts at pro-Palestinian protesters, allegedly fires nail gun

Man shouts at pro-Palestinian protesters, allegedly fires nail gun

Incident occurred in Vaughan Sunday morning, York Regional Police say
Multiple animals rescued from weekend house fire in Barrie

Multiple animals rescued from weekend house fire in Barrie

'They made entry and were able to evacuate some pets that were in the house,' says Barrie fire official
'Breach of trust': Sentence for Orillia OPP officer now in judge's hands

'Breach of trust': Sentence for Orillia OPP officer now in judge's hands

Crown attorney says Const. Bailey Nicholls' conduct was an 'absolute abuse of power' that has had a 'long-lasting impact' on the victim's life
Barrie hotel patron cools heels in city jail after disruption

Barrie hotel patron cools heels in city jail after disruption

Police responded Thursday to report of intoxicated man in hotel lobby
Police investigating 'isolated' incident in downtown Bradford

Police investigating 'isolated' incident in downtown Bradford

South Simcoe police have now cleared the scene, but officers were in the area around Holland Street and Simcoe Road for most of Friday afternoon