Orillia Male Facing Several Charges Including Arson


The Orillia OPP have arrested and charged a male after an early morning crime spree on Saturday in Orillia.

In the early hours of Saturday, October 17, 2020, police were notified that a male on a motorcycle had smashed an apartment window, as well as a truck window, at a Nottawasaga Street address before fleeing the scene.

A short while later, police received a report that a male on a motorbike was refusing to leave a Mississaga Street address and officers arrived and attempted to arrest the male. The male resisted arrest but was subdued and handcuffed by officers. An impaired driving investigation was initiated as well and the male was transported to the OPP detachment.  The male was also in possession of a large knife and it was discovered that the motorcycle had been reported stolen.

As the investigation continued, police learned that the male was also responsible for setting fire to a Regent Street residence, that morning, which was being investigated by the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal.

A 50-year-old male from Orillia has been charged with:

  • Arson, Damage to Property
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Two counts of Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Assault
  • Unlawfully in a Dwelling House
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000
  • Theft Under $5000

The name of the male was not released.

The male was held for a bail hearing;




  1. Great job by the blue boys! The problem will be the justice system. Arson charges are very hard to prove, the weapons charges will be plea bargained away and the door opens! Safe day to all first responders!

  2. Nope…This guy has too many charges to get off easy even with plea bargaining. See ya in about 6 yrs bud cause ya likely have a bit of past judging by the balls you have and the alcohol that drove u.


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