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Orillia man facing multiple charges after fleeing police, ramming cruisers

Police also seized a quantity of cocaine, cannabis and opioids as well as property obtained by crime and a prohibited device following traffic stop

The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have charged an Orillia resident after a traffic stop in the city of Orillia.

On Oct. 19, 2021 shortly after 9:30 p.m., an officer from the Orillia OPP initiated a traffic stop while conducting patrol in the City of Orillia. Other officers attended the area to assist with the traffic stop.

The driver of the motor vehicle attempted to flee and intentionally struck two police cruisers. There were no injuries resulting from the incident.

The lone male driver, identified as Colby Baker, age 21 of Orillia, was arrested and charged with:

  • Dangerous operation
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Possession of schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine
  • Possession of schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - opioid
  • Possession of schedule I substance - cocaine
  • Possession of schedule I substance - opioid
  • Distribute illicit cannabis
  • Unlawfully possess illicit cannabis
  • Failure to stop after an accident
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Assault peace officer with weapon
  • Resist peace officer
  • Failure to comply with undertaking

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia. He was released with a next court appearance scheduled for Nov. 16, 2021.

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 $2,000.00.