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Orillia man facing criminal harassment, weapons charges

Richard Todish was arrested following a traffic stop during which police discovered and seized a prohibited edged weapon
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Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged a male with criminal harassment and weapons offences in the City of Orillia.  

On Jan. 21, 2021, approximately 5 p.m., while attending to an unrelated occurrence on Fittons Road, officers observed a male who was wanted in regards to an ongoing harassment investigation. Officers conducted a traffic stop, arrested the male and further investigation led to the discovery and seizure of a prohibited edged weapon.  

As a result, Richard Todish, age 35, from Orillia, has been charged with:   

  • Criminal harassment 
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition 
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order 
  • Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was prohibited or restricted weapon  

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is set to appear on Jan. 22, 2021, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Barrie.  

The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia, by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.