RENFREW COUNTY – A person arrested in a domestic dispute is facing three separate assault charges as a result, part of 182 calls for service the Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated between Jan. 18 and Jan. 24.

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

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

“One accused is charged for three counts of assault and one count of mischief, assault with a weapon and harassment,” OPP media relations officer Const. Amanda Carruthers released in a statement yesterday (Jan. 25.).  “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. 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.”

The Renfrew OPP is reminding residents to be extra vigilant and extremely cautious after they received several reports of fraud that occurred over the last week. 

“Some of those reports included an individual attempting to remove funds from a victim’s bank account; a person utilizing a victim’s address; a victim providing personal banking information to an unknown person over the phone; and two incidents involving the purchasing and selling of goods,” Carruthers said. “Only one of the above victims lost any funds. If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.”

On Jan. 24, at approximately 7 p.m., Renfrew OPP officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at a local business in Arnprior.

“Francois Brodeur, 30 of Edmonton, AB, was charged with theft under $5,000,” Carruthers said. “The accused will appear in front of the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on March 3.”

On Jan. 19, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a Renfrew OPP officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 in McNab-Braeside Township. 

“The officer initiated a traffic stop and a 25-year-old driver was charged for stunt driving and the vehicle impounded for seven days,” Carruthers said.

On Jan. 19, at approximately 11:15 a.m., a Renfrew OPP officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17, in Whitewater Township. 

“The officer initiated a traffic stop and a 38-year-old driver was charged for speeding, plates not authorized and operate a motor vehicle with no insurance,” Carruthers said. “The vehicle was towed with a court date to follow.

On Jan. 24, at approximately 2:15 p.m., a Renfrew OPP officer was conducting traffic enforcement in Horton Township. 

“The officer initiated a traffic stop on Johnston Road and Derick Denis, 34 from Renfrew, was charged for operation while prohibited which resulted in a 45-day vehicle impound,” Carruthers said. “The accused will appear in front of the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Feb. 24.

Renfrew OPP officers conducted 15 Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checks over the week.

On Jan. 22, at approximately 5:17 p.m., Renfrew OPP officers were conducting a RIDE check on Usborne Street in McNab-Braeside Township.

A 27-year-old driver was charged with operating a motor vehicle with cannabis readily available,” Carruthers said. “During the same RIDE check, an 18-year-old driver was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration above zero and having open alcohol in the vehicle.”

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.