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Orillia man facing multiple charges after fleeing police, ramming cruisers

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

NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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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.

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