Charges laid after Orillia OPP track down sporting goods stolen in burglary

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Editor's note: This story was first published on Oct. 16, 2020

An Orillia man and woman have been charged in connection with a burglary at a Front Street sporting goods store Sept. 11.

OPP officers responded to a break-in at about 10 p.m. that night, but the thieves had already fled with more than $11,000 in merchandise.

The Community Street Crime Unit continued to investigate the break-in, which led police to a Gill Street address on Oct. 9.

Armed with a search warrant, police said officers not only discovered some of the merchandise in the home, but also found cocaine and ammunition.

A 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both from Orillia, face charges of property obtained by crime, possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, careless storage of a firearm and possession of prohibited ammunition.

Both suspects were released on a promise to appear in Orillia court Nov. 17.

Rick Vanderlinde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance