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Barrie Police Service made two arrests after a suspicious vehicle was located in the area of a break and enter to a local business.

On Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 1:40am police received a call from security at Hydro One located at 45 Sarjeant Drive, in the City of Barrie.  The security officer had been alerted by video surveillance in the area that a male had entered the premise. The suspects entered the yard and began cutting portions of the copper wiring but were spooked by officers as they arrived on scene. A K9 track was initiated which led officers to a section of fence that had been cut providing access for the suspects.  The track did not located the individuals however did locate evidence critical to the investigation.  

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An abandoned vehicle was located a short distance away which police believed belonged to the suspects.  At 4:40am police were on scene with the vehicle preparing to tow it to a secure location when a male and female exited the bush area identifying the vehicle as theirs. Both suspects were arrested and during a search of the vehicle and the two individuals a quantity of marijuana as well as items connecting them to the break and enter to the Hydro One property were located.

A 27-year-old male and 26-year-old female, both of Georgina, were arrested and charged with:

• Break and Enter
• Possession of Break-In Instruments
• Disguise with Intent
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
• Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking- Marijuana

Both parties were held for bail in a Barrie Court on Tuesday to answer to their charges.