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Four Orillia youth tracked down by K9 unit, face multiple charges

The four - aged 12, 13, 15 and 15 - were arrested and more than $1,000 of merchandise was recovered after alleged theft from Progress Drive business
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Members of the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged four young persons in relation to a break and enter at a business in Orillia.

On Sept. 29, 2021, shortly after 1 a.m., officers received a call from a business owner, on Progress Drive, reporting that they had attended the business after getting a call from the alarm company and had seen four people running away upon their arrival.

Officers flooded the area and a search was commenced with the assistance of OPP Canine (K9). As a result of the K9 track, four young persons were arrested and over $1,000 of merchandise was recovered.

As a result, the youths were charged with:

  • Break, enter a place - with intent to commit an indictable offence
  • Theft under $5000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

All four Orillia youths, ages 12, 13, 15 and 15, were released and are scheduled to appear on Dec. 8, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia Youth Court.

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