RENFREW COUNTY – It’s been a terrible week for Renfrew’s Abigail Cliche, who the day after being charged in a drug bust, now faces more charges in the form of drug possession and impaired driving as well.

The Renfrew OPP weekly crime beat.
The Renfrew County OPP weekly round-up.

Her charge is part of 182 calls for service the Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated between the week of Feb. 22 and Feb. 28.

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

“If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available,” OPP media relations officer Const. Amanda Carruthers released in a statement yesterday (March 1). “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 Feb. 23, at approximately 1 p.m., Renfrew OPP responded to a theft of motor vehicle complaint in the Town of Renfrew.

“The vehicle was located and the female driver, identified as Abigail Cliche, 23 of Renfrew, was charged with impaired driving and possession of a schedule 1 substance,” Carruthers said. “The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on March 24.”

On Feb. 27, at approximately 5 p.m., a Renfrew OPP officer initiated a traffic stop on Veterans Memorial Boulevard. 

“As a result of the investigation Kevin Crawford, 47 of Renfrew was charged with impaired driving and driving with blood alcohol concentration over 80,” Carruthers said. “He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle without insurance. The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on April 7.”

On Feb. 28, at approximately 4 p.m., Renfrew OPP received several traffic complaints about a vehicle travelling on Highway 17 in Whitewater Township.

“Officers observed the vehicle on Pembroke Street and approached the driver,” Carruthers said. “As a result of the investigation, Vincent Bouchard, 27 of Brossard, QC, was charged with impaired driving and driving with blood alcohol concentration over 80. He was also charged with an offence under the Liquor Licence Act. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on April 7.”

Renfrew OPP investigated 28 motor vehicle collisions during the past week.

  • a 32-year-old driver was charged for fail to yield
  • a 59-year-old driver was charged for careless driving
  • a 26-year-old driver was charged for unsafe move
  • an 18-year-old driver was charged for careless driving

On Feb. 24, at 8:10 a.m., Renfrew OPP officers were dispatched to a family dispute at a residence on Oak Crescent in Renfrew. 

“As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old from Renfrew was charged with obstructing a peace office,” Carruthers said. “The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on March 24.

On Feb. 24, at 11:55 a.m., Renfrew OPP were dispatched to a business located on O’Brien Road in Renfrew for a shoplifting complaint.

“Melissa Dick, 33 of Renfrew, was charged with theft under $5,000,” Carruthers said. “The accused was released on an appearance notice and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on March 24.”

On Feb. 25, at 2:40 a.m., Renfrew OPP were dispatched to a call for service at a residence in Renfrew. 

“Officers conducted an investigation and David MacKinnon, 62 of Renfrew was charged with uttering threats. The accused was released on an undertaking and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on March 24

On Feb. 23, at approximately 9:05 a.m., a member of the OPP Highway Safety Division (HSD) was conducting traffic enforcement on Pembroke Street in Whitewater Township.

“The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver, identified as Matthew Davis, 37 from Arnprior, was charged with personation to avoid arrest and obstructing a peace officer,” Carruthers said. “The accused was also charged with speeding and driving while under suspension. The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on April 7.”

On Feb. 27, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a member of the Highway Safety Division was conducting traffic enforcement on Gould Street in Whitewater Township.

“The officer initiated a traffic stop and as a result, Shannon Amikons, 40 of Algonquin’s of Pikwakanagan Ontario First Nation was charged with operate a motor vehicle while prohibited,” Carruthers said. “The vehicle was impounded for 45 days. The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on April 7.”

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.