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Barrie Police Service introduce two new sergeants

Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood welcomed two new sergeants to the fold this week.

Sgt. Terry Cuff has served as a police officer for 19 years, beginning with the Whitby OPP in 1997. He joined Barrie’s municipal service in 2000. He works as a forensic identification officer and teaches Georgian College students the rules of evidence.

Sgt. Kevin Scales has been in Barrie for more than 15 years and has worked in uniform patrol, downtown, sexual assault, street crime and guns and gangs units. Scales came up with the idea for the PAVIS ball hockey game, which hosts ‘at risk’ youth aged 10 to 13 with the intent of creating relationships and opening new lines of communication with the youth.

Man found hiding in crawl space facing charges

A Hamilton man found hiding in the crawl space of a Severn Township cottage is facing three charges.

Police were looking for the man in relation to an incident that happened late Sunday, said Orillia OPP Const. Jim Edwards, who could not elaborate on the details of that incident.

The canine and emergency response teams were dispatched Monday night to a cottage on Cooper’s Falls Road, where, police say, the man broke in and tried to avoid capture by hiding in a crawl space.

Gregory Boucher, 34, has been charged with break and enter, trespass by night and assaulting police. Despite the assault charge, Edwards said, there were no injuries.

Boucher’s bail hearing Tuesday was put over to a later date. 

Midland wrestling show a big deal for local grappler

MIDLAND – Live professional wrestling will slam its way into Midland on April 1.

Rock Solid Wrestling is partnering with the Huronia Special Olympics on a card at Midland Secondary School called Midland Mania.

The action will get started at 7 p.m., with proceeds from the event supporting the Special Olympics.

The event will feature the return to the ring of Midland native Travis Lepage. The 26-year-old MSS graduate, who will face “Pro Wrestling Black Belt” Jake O’Reilly, started wrestling when he was 18.

“It’s an honour to be able to showcase my talent in my hometown,” he said. “It’s an opportunity that not many people get. I’m very excited.”

Lepage said some of his heroes include Bret (Hitman) Hart and Randy (Macho Man) Savage.

“I’ve watched wrestling for as long as I can remember and I’ve always wanted to be a pro wrestler,” he said. “I was heavily influenced by the smaller wrestlers that were able to use their size to their advantage.”

The card will also feature a main event for the Canadian heavyweight championship match featuring “Mr. DDT” Cody Deaner defending his belt against Anthony Darko.

Also on the card will be a women’s match with KC Spinelli challenging Rosemary, who wrestles for Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling based in Tennessee.

Tickets are $15 at the door or $10 in advance at Breakaway Sports and Bayshore Lanes. For more information, visit .