Over the past few years the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has been working with its community partners to help combat graffiti in the City of Orillia. In 2017 the Orillia OPP began receiving complaints of graffiti with the tag names of “Casper” and “Bane”. There were multiple mischiefs that were taking place over a long period of time. The Orillia OPP investigated the complaints and liaised with community partners to help bring these mischiefs to an end. As a result of the investigations, on December 08, 2017, the OPP were able to charge 2 youths with Mischief Under $5,000. The youths, who cannot be named, were released on a Promise to Appear for a court date in in early 2018 at the Ontario Youth Court of Justice in Orillia.
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
Investigators with the York Regional Police #3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a 21-year-old man with Cruelty to Animals following and incident in the Town of Georgina. On Monday January 8, 2018, York Regional Police received multiple reports from concerned citizens who had stated that they had seen a video posted online of a man hitting a cat. The suspect in the video was identified and investigators attended his residence along with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA). The Ontario SPCA will be continuing the investigation into the identity and well being of the animal involved. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the accused, a 21-year-old man from Georgina, was arrested and was charged with Cruelty to Animals and Breach of Probation. The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on February 6, 2018.