Orillia Resident Faces Robbery, Assault And Kidnapping Charges


The OPP arrested and charged an individual with robbery, assault and kidnapping following an incident in Orillia.

 On March 30, 2022, at 11:40 p.m., Orillia OPP responded to a robbery in progress at a local business on Memorial Avenue.

An individual entered the business, brandished a metal pipe, demanded money and fled after an altercation with an employee.

The suspect then entered another nearby business, demanded money and fled after an altercation with a patron.

Upon exiting the business, the individual entered a vehicle and ordered the owner to drive away from the scene. The driver escaped from the vehicle a short distance away. The individual then left in the stolen vehicle at a high rate of speed, before becoming involved in a single-vehicle collision a short time later.

The individual was arrested at the scene, transported to hospital as a precaution and later released.

As a result of the investigation, James Fraser, 22 years of age, of Orillia, has been charged contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) with the following:

·      Kidnapping,

·      Robbery with Violence – two counts

·      Assault with A Weapon – two counts

·      Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose – two counts

·      Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle

·      Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

·      Assault

·      Mischief Under $5,000

·      Dangerous operation

·      Fail to Comply with Probation Order – four counts

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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