Three people charged with arson

The OPP has charged three males in relation to a fire in the city of Orillia.

On August 12th, police were dispatched to a fire outside of a business at Atherley Road and Gill Street. After an extensive investigation the Orillia Crime Unit has charged three males with Arson in relation to the fire.

A 19 year old male from Barrie and a 19 and 20 year old from Orillia have been charged with Arson. They were released on a Promise to Appear in Orillia Criminal Court on October 18, 2016.

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Brian Coldin’s arson case to be addressed March 22nd in Bracebridge

High Falls Chalet Inn’s owner Brian Coldin will have his arson charges addressed in court on March 22nd.

Coldin was in court Tuesday when the date to set a pre-trial was decided. The adjournment gives him time to hire a lawyer for the case.

In total he’s facing two counts of arson for the purpose of fraud, two counts of arson damage to property, two counts of fraud, a charge of counselling to commit an indictable offence, possession contrary to an order, careless use and storage of a firearm and two counts of possession of stolen property.

The matters stem back to September 2015, when police say they concluded a 4 month investigation into a series of structure fires that occurred in the area of Brodie Crescent and Fallsview Road in Bracebridge dating back to 2010.

A publication ban’s currently in place on details that were heard during his bail hearing.

Coldin’s girlfriend, 33 yr old Leslie Dixon will address her charges next on March 22nd too. They include two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of unauthorized possession of a weapon.

Coldin has a 13 year history of troubles with local police and neighbours in the High Falls area.

He was the subject of a W5 episode years ago called ‘The Town Without Pity’.

It can be viewed hereĀ