An arrest has been made in connection with a rash of break-ins that have occurred in Orillia this month.
Still, Inspector Pat Morris of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding citizens to lock their doors.
The City has had a series of residential Break and Enters during the past 3 weeks.
On Monday November 14th, at 2:00 a.m., homeowners on Adair Street were awakened to the sound of someone inside their home. The homeowner confronted the male party and was able to detain him until police arrived and arrested the suspect.
The Orillia OPP has charged 31 year old William Shilson.
He was held for a Bail Hearing and is still in custody.
He’s been charged with the following:
Break and Enter a Dwelling to Commit an Indictable Offence x 2
Escape Lawful Custody x 1
Fail to Comply with a Probation Order x 2
Possess Schedule ll substance-Cannabis Marihuana
Police have linked the accused to a similar Break and Enter that occurred earlier on the same street.
The Orillia OPP Crime Unit and Street Crime Unit (SCU) are assisting with the investigation.
In all six of the Break and Enter occurrences, similar circumstances exist, the door was not locked.
Inspector Pat Morris would like to remind people that most crime in this area is property crime. In many cases, the property, a house or vehicle, was left insecure.
If you have information that may assist with this investigation, please call the Orillia OPP @ 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.
You can also submit your tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or others. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. You will remain anonymous, will not be required to testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.