(RENFREW, ON) - The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 294 calls for service from Monday May 7 to Sunday May 13.
Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 12 domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with overcoming resistance by choking, assault and theft under $5,000. No other criminal offences were alleged. If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available. Contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter at 1-800-267-4930. The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support at 1-800-663-3060. . You could also attend the emergency department of any hospital in Renfrew County and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. In emergencies call 9-1-1.
Police are investigating two separate sexual assaults reported this week.
On Wednesday May 9 a teenaged female reported previous sexual assaults by a teenaged male known to her. PC Megan McLeod is investigating.
PC Jodi Burns is investigating a report of an adult female in Arnprior trafficking drugs and sexually assaulting teenaged males. The report was received on May 9 and the investigation is continuing.
Break and Enter
Officers are investigating a break in at a home in Renfrew on Prince Ave W on Sunday May 13. Between 3 am and 11 am an unknown person opened a window and unlocked the back door to gain entry. Stolen property includes an Xbox One system, 2 Xbox games - Minecraft and Far Cry, a grey coloured gym bag containing clothes and a Rolex watch, 2 piggy banks, and a jewelry box. PC Jeff Cassidy is continuing to investigate.
A cottage on Murphy road in Greater Madawaska Township was broken into sometime over the winter months. The owner discovered a window forced open on Friday May 11 and the cottage solar system and some tools were stolen. PC Jamie Prince is investigating.
Gas was siphoned out of two vehicles on a property on Nieman Dr on May 7 or 8. There are currently no suspects. PC Scott Childerhose is investigating.
A black backpack was stolen from a residence on Bank St N in Renfrew on Sunday May 6. The theft was not reported until Friday May 11. The backpack contained clothing and prescription medications.
Stopping an ATV in Renfrew for the passenger not wearing a helmet resulted in serious charges including impaired driving for the operator. On Tuesday May 8 at approximately 2:30 am PC Jason Golds stopped the ATV on Plaunt St S in Renfrew. The investigation revealed several Highway Traffic Act (HTA) offences, two Off Road Vehicle Act offences and the driver was under the influence of drugs. After failing roadside sobriety field tests the male driver was arrested for impaired driving. Further tests were conducted at the detachment. The end result was Ryan BRYDGES aged 29 of Renfrew was charged with the criminal offence of impaired driving. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on May 30. He was issued summons to appear in traffic court on July 20 for the HTA offences of driving while under suspension, driving with a passenger not wearing a proper helmet, driving a non-passenger ATV with a passenger, driving an ATV with no number plate showing permit number, failing to surrender the permit for the ATV, and failing to show evidence of insurance.
On Saturday May 12 shortly before 8 pm Arnprior OPP officers received a traffic complaint regarding a black 4 door car travelling on White Lake Road in the Town of Arnprior. The complainant described the suspect vehicle as being all over the road, while almost striking multiple vehicles. The vehicle was located and the male driver was arrested for impaired driving. While at the detachment he refused to provide samples of his breath. Barrie TAYLOR aged 69 of Arnprior was charged with impaired driving and refusing to provide breath samples. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on May 30. PC Kyle Brown led the investigation.
On Sunday May 13 OPP officers were conducting RIDE spot checks at the intersection of Usborne St and Campbell Dr in McNab Braeside Township. At approximately 10:50 pm officers stopped a car with a male driver who had been drinking. The male failed the roadside alcohol screening test and was arrested for driving over 80mgs. Following further breath tests at the detachment, Michael DUFFY aged 29 of Arnprior was charged with driving over 80mgs. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on June 6. PC Kyle Brown led the investigation.
Two adult males were charged after egging a vehicle in Renfrew on Wednesday May 9. PC Marc Bennett led the investigation which revealed the victim's vehicle was specifically targeted for the wilful damage. Video surveillance of the act was obtained. Tyler MOORE aged 36 and Joseph SEGUIN aged 37 both of Renfrew were charged with mischief under $5,000. They were released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on June 20.
Plants were overturned on a front porch at a residence in Renfrew overnight on May 10 or 11. The Bank St N resident observed the mischief on Friday May 11. If you observe suspicious people or activity reports your observations to the OPP immediately ( 24/7 ) at 1-888-310-1122.
Stunt Driving Charge
On Monday May 7 shortly after 2 pm Sgt Derek McLeod stopped a vehicle for stunt driving. The vehicle was on Highway 17 near Goshen Road in McNab Braeside Township when the officer observed the speed was in excess of 50 km/hr above the posted speed limit. Kyle OLMSTEAD aged 22 of Whitewater Region Township was issued a summons to appear in traffic court on July 20. His driver's licence was suspended for 7 days and the vehicle he was driving was impounded for 7 days.
Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes. If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000.00. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 735-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. The telephones are answered 24 hours a day. Please visit the website www.valleytips.ca.