Orillia OPP Recover Stolen Gun And Lay Several Charges


Members of the Orillia Detachments Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid multiple firearms related charges against two individuals.

In March of 2024, the Orillia CSCU executed a search warrant for controlled drugs and substances at a residence within the City of Orillia, during the search, an illegal firearm was located and seized. The Orillia CSCU commenced an investigation regarding the firearm; learning that in the fall of 2023 the firearm was stolen from a vehicle which was parked in the north end of Orillia. The victim was assaulted just prior to having the firearm stolen. The firearm was later sold to persons unlicensed to possess.

Orillia CSCU was assisted by OPP Orillia Major Crime Unit.

As a result of the investigation, the following individuals have been arrested and charged:

David SHIRK, 37 years old, of Ramara, has been charged with:

·      Trafficking in Firearm

·      Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

·      Robbery with Violence

·      Possession of firearm contrary with Prohibition Order

·      Failure to Comply with Release Order

Ashlee RUSBY, 29 years old, of Orillia has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Robbery with Violence
  • Failure to Comply with Release Order

The accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing.


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