Break-in suspect found hiding in washing machine, Orillia OPP says
Ontario Provincial Police allege officers found a suspect accused of breaking into a home hiding inside a washing machine in Orillia on June 16, 2021 (FILE IMAGE)
BARRIE, ONT. -- Two Orillia residents face multiple charges following a complaint that two individuals broke into a home in the city's west end on Wednesday evening, one allegedly armed with a knife.
Provincial police say the incident happened around the dinner hour at a residence on Walker Avenue. They say the suspects took off, leaving police to search the area.
OPP says officers found one suspect, along with some fentanyl, inside a washing machine in a unit he allegedly broke into while trying to evade police. The second suspect was also found hiding inside a unit, police say.
A 27-year-old man is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, break and enter, theft, among others.
While police charged a 39-year-old man with break and enter, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Both men were also charged with failing to comply with a release order.