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Flat tire in Innisfil leads to numerous charges for Orillia man

Accused gave officers information which prompted K9 search of the area
2015-12-30 South Simcoe Police KA 02
File photo. Kenneth Armstrong/Village Media

INNISFIL - A 24-year-old Orillia man is facing a dozen charges following a vehicle stop in Innisfil.

On Tuesday, April 9 2019 around 11:30 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer investigated a vehicle with a flat tire parked on the side of 5th Sideroad at the 4th Line. Investigation revealed that the licence plates on the vehicle were stolen. A man was arrested at the scene for possession of stolen property. He provided information to police which prompted a search involving K9 and multiple officers for the supposed driver of the vehicle.

No driver was found and the search was eventually called off. As a result of further investigation, the man was subsequently charged with the following offences:
    •    operation while prohibited (3 counts)
    •    breach probation (3 counts)
    •    possession of stolen property
    •    public mischief
    •    drive while under suspension
    •    owner operate motor vehicle - no insurance
    •    use plate not authorized for vehicle
    •    fail to apply for permit on becoming owner

The accused was released with a future court date and the vehicle was impounded for 45 days.