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OPP looking to solve assault

The OPP has released a composite sketch of a man believed to be involved in an assault on Sunday
Composite sketch provided by Ontario Provincial Police
On Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault on Brodie Drive, Severn Township.

At approximately 3:15 pm, a female was driving northbound on Brodie Drive when she was flagged down by a male, standing near a parked car, who appeared to be in need of assistance. The female stopped and exited her vehicle at which time she was assaulted by the unknown male who fled the scene southbound on Brodie Drive.

The Orillia OPP Crime Unit, Orillia detachment Scenes of Crime Officers and the Central Region Forensic Identification Services (FIS) were called in to assist with the investigation.

The male suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Mid- to late-20's
  • Medium build
  • Wearing a black jacket, black toque, black work boots, blue jeans and black gloves

The suspect vehicle is described as:

  • Newer Ford, mid-sized, 4-door sedan
  • Bright red in colour with silver coloured hub caps

The OPP's Forensic Artist was called in to compose a composite sketch of the suspect. The drawing is being released to the public in hopes someone may recognize the male. Police are still looking for both the male and vehicle involved in this incident.

The Orillia Crime Unit along with the Orillia OPP continues to investigate this incident. If anyone witnessed this or has information regarding the circumstances they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).