RENFREW COUNTY – The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to focus on impaired driving in a week when the OPP investigated 213 calls for service between Sept. 14 to Sept. 20.

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

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

“If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available,” OPP media relations officer Const. Helen Paterson released in a statement today (Sept. 22). “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. 14, officers with the Renfrew OPP detachment were dispatched to a traffic complaint on O’Brien Road in the Town of Renfrew. As a result of the investigation Danny Gagne, 36 of Repentigny, QC, was charged with impaired driving, and possession of a schedule I substance. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Oct.  21.

On Sept. 16, officers with the Renfrew OPP detachment were dispatched to a traffic complaint on Daniel Street South in the Town of Arnprior. Officers located the vehicle on Fairbrook Court, in Arnprior. As a result of the investigation Scott Martin, 48 of Arnprior, was 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 Dec. 2.

On Sept. 18, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment were dispatched to a traffic complaint on Highway 417 near the Town of Arnprior. Officers located the vehicle on Daniel Street South in Arnprior. As a result of the investigation Megan Yantha, 29 of the City of Pembroke, was charged with impaired driving. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Oct. 7.

On Sept. 19, officers of the Renfrew OPP detachment were conducting a RIDE check on Highway 60, in the Township of Horton. As a result of the RIDE, Cody McLeese, 25 of Renfrew, was charged with 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 Oct. 7.

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes 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.