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OPP nab Orillia man accused of thefts, impaired driving

Man allegedly caused a disturbance downtown before being accused of a theft from an Atherley Road business, say Orillia OPP
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An Orillia man kept local OPP officers busy Friday.

Police say they were dispatched to a report of a person causing a disturbance at a downtown Orillia business at about 5:15 p.m. June 24.

When officers arrived, the person had already left the scene. A short time later, Orillia OPP officers were called to an Atherley Road business where the same man allegedly stole items before fleeing in a vehicle.

Officers located the man a short distance away and arrested the individual, who was subsequently transported to the Orillia detachment for further investigation.

As a result, Steven Causton, 33, of Orillia, has been charged with theft under $5,000, impaired driving, impaired with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .80 and a novice driver with a BAC above zero.

Causton was released on an undertaking and will answer his charges at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia on Aug. 9.

His vehicle has been impounded for seven days and he faces a 90-day suspension of his driver's licence.