ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
The Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged two suspects with firearms offences after two rifles and ammunition were located in an abandoned rental unit in the City of Orillia.
On Jan. 26, 2021, officers were notified that a property owner had found two rifles and a large quantity of ammunition while conducting an inventory of property abandoned at rental unit on Laclie Street, Orillia.
Officers attended and located two rifles and an assortment of ammunitions, which were not securely stored, in a garage which had previously been rented but on which the lease had expired. Officers seized the guns and ammunition and a lengthy investigation ensued.
As a result, two suspects have been arrested and charged for their involvement.
Cory Hagan, age 33, of Orillia, has been charged with:
- unauthorized possession of a firearm
- possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order.
In addition, Adam Tyms, age 46, of Orillia, has been charged with:
- careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
- breach of firearms regulation - store firearm or restricted weapon.
Both accused parties were released on Form 10 Undertakings and are set to appear on April 06, 2021, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.
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 www.opp.ca/reporting. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com 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.