(RENFREW, ON) - The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 303 calls for service from Monday July 23 to Sunday July 29.
Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 12 domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with criminal harassment, one male was charged with 2 counts of uttering threats, one female was charged with mischief, resisting police, assaulting police, 3 counts of failing to comply with a recognizance and 2 counts of failing to comply with a sentence, one male was charged with 3 counts of breaching a recognizance, failing to comply with an undertaking and possession of marihuana and one female was charged with failing to comply with an undertaking and possession of marihuana.
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.
On Tuesday July 24 shortly after 9 pm Renfrew OPP officers were dispatched to check a suspicious vehicle on Rox Siding Road in Whitewater Region Township. When officers arrived they found a male to be in control of the vehicle that had been drinking and failed a roadside alcohol screening test. Following further breath tests at the detachment Shaun GRAHAM aged 40 of Eganville was charged with over 80 mgs care or control of a motor vehicle and impaired care or control of a motor vehicle. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on September 12. Provincial Constable (PC) Matt McLaren led the investigation.
On Thursday July 26 shortly after 10 pm Renfrew OPP officers responded to a single vehicle collision on Lochwinnoch Road in Horton Township. The male driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital by Renfrew County Paramedics. The driver had been drinking and failed the alcohol screening test administered at the hospital. Further breath tests were conducted at the hospital. As a result Justin RIOPELLE aged 29 of Whitewater Region Township was charged with driving over 80mgs. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on August 15. PC Megan MacLeod led the investigation.
Fraud attempts continue on a daily basis in Ontario and Renfrew County is no different. Fraudsters are creative and constantly create new scams to trick people into turning over their cash or personal information to them. Residents are encouraged to be proactive and learn about frauds and scams in order to protect you from becoming a victim. Some excellent educational websites to visit are: The Canadian Anti-Fraud Center, The Competition Bureau of Canada, and The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.
Renfrew OPP officers investigated two fraud related calls during the past week. One victim purchased iTunes cards valued at $150 and provided the access code to a scammer who was to fix a problem with a cell phone and one victim reported someone obtained two credit cards in their name and made significant purchases or cash withdrawals. Many more calls were received where people were directed to report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre as there was no financial loss.
Stunt Driving Charge
On Friday July 27 shortly before 7 pm an officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 17 in the Township of McNab Braeside. The male driver was speeding, doing more than 50 km above the posted 90 km/hr limit. Devin LIMLAW aged 17 of Admaston Bromley Township was charged with stunt driving. He was issued a summons to appear in traffic court in Renfrew on August 17. His licence was suspended at the scene 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.