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Three arrested after allegedly fleeing a single-car crash in Severn

All three are charged with trespassing at night
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SEVERN  - The Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged three suspects after they fled from a single car collision in the ditch on Highway 11, Township of Severn.

On Feb. 24, 2021, shortly before midnight, members of the Orillia OPP were notified of a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 11 near McClelland Road. When officers arrived, they witnessed a male fleeing from the scene through deep snow, refusing to stop when directed. Officers patrolled the area extensively and located two different suspects at a residence nearby.

 Both suspects were arrested and neither admitted to have been driving the vehicle. A short while later, police received a phone call reporting a suspicious male in the same area. Officers responded, located the third suspect and placed him under arrest. 

As a result, Brendon Blanchard, age 20, and Ryan Prihoda, age 25, both from New Tecumseth, have been charged with trespassing at night and released on form 9 appearance notices with a court date of May 4, 2021, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.

The third suspect, Roy McMullen, age 29, of New Tecumseth, has been charged with:

  • Trespassing at night
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Failure to comply with release order

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is set to appear next on March 4, 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 $2,000.00.