Further charges in Renfrew stairs incident

RENFREW – A new charge has been added to the list stemming from an incident in Renfrew Oct. 27 involving an 18-year-old male being badly injured from a suspicious fall down a flight of stairs.

“The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Renfrew County Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, has now laid an additional charge in connection with a serious assault,” OPP media relations officer Const. Tina Hunt released in a statement today (Dec. 11).

On Oct.  27, officers with the Renfrew Detachment of the OPP responded to an ambulance call on Raglan Street South in the Town of Renfrew. It was reported a person had fallen down the stairs at the location. An 18-year-old male was transported to hospital by Renfrew County Paramedics with serious injuries.

On Nov. 3, Logan O’Brien, age 21 of Renfrew, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with aggravated assault, obstructing a peace officer and two counts of failure to comply with a release order. 

“The accused has now additionally been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm,” Hunt said.

The accused has been remanded in custody until a scheduled appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on Jan. 12, 2021. 

“The investigation is continuing and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Renfrew OPP at 1-888-310-1122,” Hunt said. “Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.”