RENFREW COUNTY – On the water and on the roads the Renfrew County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were kept busy during the weekly round-up.

Between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6 the OPP investigated 343 calls for service.

On Sept. 6, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment were dispatched to a dispute on Bonnechere Street North in the Town of Renfrew. As a result of the investigation, Brian Barr, 55 of the Town of Renfrew, has been charged with one count of assault. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Oct. 3.

The Renfrew OPP weekly crime beat.
The Renfrew County OPP weekly crime beat.

Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 12 domestic disputes during the past week. 

One accused has been charged with one count of assault and one count of mischief. One accused has been charged with assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, mischief and fail to comply with probation order.

“If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available,” OPP media relations officer Helen Paterson released in a statement Tuesday (Sept. 8). “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. Victim Services of Renfrew County is also available to provide emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced domestic violence. They can be reached at 613-649-2852 or toll free at 1-877-568-5730. In emergencies call 911.”

On Sept. 5, an officer with the Renfrew OPP Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Daniel Street South in the Town of Arnprior. As a result of the investigation Kayla Lidtkie, 31 of Palmer Rapids, has been charged with impaired driving, and possession of a schedule I substance. Ambrose Stopps, 34 of the Township of Brudenell-Lyndoch Raglan, has been charged with possession of a schedule I substance. Both of the accused were released on an undertaking and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 4.

On Sept. 5 an officer of the Renfrew OPP Detachment was dispatched to a traffic complaint on Highway 60 near the Town of Renfrew. The vehicle was located by the officer and stopped on Raglan Street North in the Town of Renfrew. As a result of the investigation Bradley Borutski, 41 of the Township of North Algona-Wilberforce, has been charged with impaired driving, and driving with blood alcohol concentration over 80. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 4.

On Sept. 6, officers from the Renfrew OPP Detachment were at the scene of a collision on Calabogie Road in the Township of Greater Madawaska. The officers were directing traffic and encountered a driver of an ATV who began to create a disturbance at the scene. After further investigation, Michelle Charlebois, 32 of Cornwall, has been charged with failure or refusal to comply with breath demand. The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Oct. 21.

On Sept.  6, officers from the Renfrew OPP Detachment were dispatched to the marina in the Town of Arnprior at the request of the Arnprior Fire Department in response to a vessel being towed in due to engine trouble. As a result of the investigation, David Paveley, 67 of the Town of Arnprior, has been charged with impaired driving and driving with blood alcohol concentration over 80. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 4.

On Aug. 30, an officer with the Renfrew OPP Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Baskin Drive West in the Town of Arnprior. As a result of the investigation, Scott Sliwowski, 47 of the Town of Arnprior, has been charged with operation of motor vehicle while prohibited under the criminal code. The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Oct. 7.

On Sept. 2, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle on Gillan Road in the Town of Renfrew. The vehicle was located by officers on Sixth Street in the Town of Renfrew. As a result of the investigation, Darryl Spicer, 33 of the Township of North Frontenac, has been charged with theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. Stephanie Sproule, 28 of the Township of North Frontenac, has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. Both of the accused were released on an undertaking and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 20.

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes. If you have information that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 613-735-8477 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.