ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a robbery which occurred in the township of Oro-Medonte.
On Dec. 28, 2019 shortly after midnight, a male walked into a gas station on Highway 11 and demanded cash and cigarettes. After a brief verbal interaction, the employee complied and the male fled the area northbound on foot.
The suspect is described as:
• Caucasian Male
• Approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall
• Slim build
• Wearing a black zip-up jacket with the hood up and a baseball hat underneath
• Dark pants
• Black boots
• Dark gloves with writing on the back of the hands
• Small green camouflaged bag
If anyone was driving in the area of Highway 11 and Line 7 between the hours of 11 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2019 and 3 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2019 and has dash cam footage or has seen a person matching this description, you are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 1-800-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
On Jan. 16, 2020 after an extensive investigation undertaken the Orillia Crime Unit, Orillia Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) police arrested and charged, 31-year-old, Justin Hiller of Orillia with the following offences:
• Robbery contrary to Section 344(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
• Disguise with intent contrary to Section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code
• Possession of property obtained by crime contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
• Uttering threats contrary to Section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
• Carrying a concealed weapon contrary to Section 90 of the Criminal Code
• Use of a firearm while committing an offence contrary to Section 85(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of a firearm while prohibited contrary to Section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code
On Jan. 16, 2020, Erin Teachout attended the Orillia OPP Detachment where she was also arrested and charged with the following offences:
• Accessory after the fact contrary to Section 463(a) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of property obtained by crime Contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
Both of the accused have been released on an Undertaking and set to appear next at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia on Feb. 4, 2020.
Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).