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Arrest made in rash of thefts

A 32-year-old Bracebridge man has been arrested in relation to thefts in Orillia
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ORILLIA - The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a man for several thefts which occurred in the City of Orillia.

On June 20, 2018 Orillia OPP members recognized a vehicle suspected to have been used in a rash of thefts in Central Ontario, between October 2017 and June 2018; including several in the Orillia area. A traffic stop was conducted on the 2015 white Kia Optima. Officers investigated and formed grounds to arrest the driver for multiple thefts in the Orillia area.

Arrested and charged is Jacob McCallen, age 32, of Bracebridge. The accused is charged with the following offences which took place in the Orillia OPP detachment area:

  • Four counts of Theft Under $5,000 Contrary to Section 334(b) of the Criminal Code.
  • Four counts of Possession or Property Obtained by Crime Contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

The male was operating a 2015 Kia Optima with Alberta license plate on the rear. Also found in the trunk was a British Columbia license plate.

The accused has been release on a Promise to Appear for July 31, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia.

The Orillia OPP continues to investigate these incidents. If anyone has any information regarding the suspect or suspect's vehicle they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).