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Alleged shoplifters flee Orillia OPP, ram police cruiser

Orillia OPP say suspects were driving a stolen vehicle with stolen plates; the pair are facing multiple charges in wake of incident at Monarch Drive business
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Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged two people with multiple offences following a shoplifting investigation at a local business, where the individuals fled and struck a police vehicle.

On Jan. 26, 2023, around 5:45 p.m., Orillia OPP officers were dispatched to a theft in progress from a Monarch Drive area business. With the assistance of store staff, police were able to locate two individuals who fled the scene in a vehicle as they departed the parking lot.   

As police attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver struck a police vehicle causing significant damage to both vehicles. The investigation also revealed that the individuals were operating a stolen vehicle with stolen licence plates.

As a result of the investigation, two people have been charged.

Jasgeen Singh, 24, of Brampton, was charged with:

  • Assault peace officer with a weapon
  • Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Dangerous operation
  • Theft under $5,000-  shoplifting
  • Failure to comply with release order- other than to attend court - three counts

Manvir Singh, 24, of North York, was charged with:

  • Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Theft under $5,000 - shoplifting

Both individuals were held for bail and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie, on Jan. 27, 2023.

The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia. If you have any information about crime in our community, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To report minor occurrences online please visit You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.