Eventful Tuesday for Owen Sound police

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Police officers were kept busy across Owen Sound Tuesday and early Wednesday, including one incident in which a woman is accused of spitting on someone, hitting another person with a full beer bottle and attempting to enter vehicles in traffic.


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Other cases involved threats, impaired driving, a collision, mischief and an attempted break and enter.

Police received a call just before 8 p.m. Tuesday about a woman spitting on another person in the 1000 block of 2nd Avenue East.

The woman continued on to the 900 block of 2nd Avenue East where she ended up in a physical altercation with another person who had just left a downtown restaurant, police said in a news release.

A bystander intervened and the woman struck him in the head with a full beer bottle, police said.

When police arrived they found the woman attempting to open doors of vehicles that had stopped in traffic. As officers arrested the 48-year-old woman she attempted to scratch and bite them, but police managed to take her into custody without injury to herself or the officers.

The bystander didn’t sustain any serious injuries, the release added.

The woman has been charged with assault with a weapon, resisting arrest and failing to comply with a condition of her probation order and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 6.

The first incident police reported occurred on Tuesday morning when a 43-year-old man was arrested after making verbal threats to staff members of a lodging/care facility in the city, police said in the release.

After his arrest without incident the man was charged with two counts of uttering threats. He was later released and is scheduled to appear in the Owen Sound Court of Justice on Jan. 30 to answer to the charges.


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Then at about 4 p.m., a 73-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving after he drove his vehicle into a pillar in the 1100 block of 16th Avenue East. Nobody was injured in the collision. The man was released and is scheduled to make a court appearance on Jan. 23.

Just after 6 p.m., police were called to 8th Street East and 9th Avenue East for a collision involving two vehicles.

As he was attempting to make a turn off of 9th Avenue East onto 8th Avenue East, the driver of a grey 2013 Ford F-150 pick-up cut off a 2013 Dodge Caravan, causing extensive front-end damage to the minivan, police said in the news release.

The 43-year-old driver of the pick-up was charged with careless driving. Nobody was injured.

Police were also called just before midnight to the 1300 block of 3rd Avenue East about two suspicious men. Police located the men a short distance away, and an investigation found that they had damaged a residence after the person they had gone there to confront was not home.

Both men, age 49 and 40, were arrested without incident.

The 49-year-old Owen Sound man was charged with mischief, trespass at night and failing to comply with conditions of his probation and conditions of his previous release. He was held in custody for a bail hearing on Wednesday. The 40-year-old man was later released by police.

Police were then called to the west side of the city at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday about someone attempting to break into a home in the 1300 block of 8th Avenue West.

Officers arrived to find the person responsible had fled on foot, but the freshly fallen snow assisted them in tracking the suspect to a neighbouring residence.

When police arrived, the 16-year-old suspect fled on foot, resulting in a short pursuit before he was taken into custody, the release said.

The teen was later released into the care of a parent and will now appear in Owen Sound Youth Court on various charges, including attempted break and enter, mischief and trespass at night.

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