Barrie Police seize firearm from 18-year-old involved in downtown altercation

An 18-year old Pickering man is facing several charges after being involved in an altercation in downtown Barrie. 

At approximately 1 a.m. on Aug. 28, Barrie Police received a report of a man involved in an altercation on Dunlop Street West, who appeared to be carrying a firearm.

Police were able to locate the male in the area of Mulcaster Street and Dunlop Street where he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, a quantity of cash, and drugs. 

The 18-year-old Pickering man was arrested and is facing multiple weapons and drug-related charges including possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He was held for a bail hearing.

Police say CCTV cameras located throughout downtown were instrumental in allowing them to quickly locate the suspect after receiving the initial report.