Written By: Monday, May 14th 2018

UPDATE:  This man has been found safe and sound.

Thanks to all who helped…


Police are searching for a man last seen in the Coldwater area.

Orillia OPP say James Patreau will likely be on foot, and was last seen on May 12 on Reinbird Street wearing grey track pants and a brown jacket. Police say Patreau, who lives in an area group home, is known for going for a walk after dinner, usually returning around 8 or 8:30 in order to take medication.

Police say he did not return home as expected, and there is concern for his safety and well-being.
James is described as:


  • 5’8″
  • 180 lbs
  • Heavier build.
  • Short black hair.
  • Last seen wearing grey track plants with brown leather jacket


If anyone in the Coldwater are has seen the male please contact the Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122 and 705-326-3536.