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Man charged with assaulting Parking Enforcement Officer,
Church Street and Front Street East area

Broadcast time: 10:08
Friday, June 16, 2017

Parking Enforcement

Case #: 2017-1058781

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in an Assault investigation.

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, a man was arrested for assaulting a Parking Enforcement Officer in the Church Street and Front Street East area.

It is alleged that:

- the officer observed a vehicle parked in a no parking zone

- she approached the vehicle and advised the male driver to move his vehicle

- he failed to follow her direction

- she issued a ticket to the vehicle

- he got out of his vehicle, followed the officer and began yelling at her

- he then spat on her

Dean Christopher Barnes, 36, of Brampton, was arrested and has been charged with:

1) Assault Peace Officer

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Monday, August 14, 2017, 2 p.m., room 505.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Staff Sergeant Jennifer Desson, Parking Special Operations