Quiet week for Renfrew County OPP in round-up

RENFREW COUNTY – It was a relatively quiet week for the Renfrew Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responding to less than half as many calls as it did the week before.

Between Nov. 30 and Dec.  6 the OPP investigated 160 calls for service. Last week, there were more than 340 calls.

The Renfrew OPP and Ottawa police combined to take a dangerous driver off the highway Thursday night. Courtesy the OPP
The Renfrew County OPP weekly round-up. Courtesy the OPP

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

“One accused has been charged with unlawfully in dwelling house, utter threats, criminal harassment and two counts of assault,” OPP media relations officer Const. Tina Hunt released in a statement yesterday (Dec. 8). “One accused has been charged with assault and one accused has been charged with two counts of failure to comply with undertaking.”

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,” Hunt said. “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 9-1-1.

On Dec. 4, officers with the Renfrew OPP responded to a bail violations call in Admaston-Bromley Township. 

“As a result of an investigation, Harley Judd, 27 of Admaston-Bromley Township has been charged with possession of a prohibited device and two counts of failure to comply with release order,” Hunt said. “The accused was held for a bail hearing.”

On Dec. 01, officers with the Renfrew OPP responded to a call for service in the Town of Arnprior. 

“While at the call for service, officers imitated a bail violations call,” Hunt said.

As a result of an investigation Brittany Warren, 25 of Arnprior has been charged with failure to comply with release order, causing a disturbance and two counts of failure to comply with probation order. The accused was held for a bail hearing on Dec. 2.    

“With the holiday season upon us the Renfrew OPP would like to remind the public to drive sober and arrive alive,” Hunt said. “Officers will be out conducting Festive R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot checks throughout the holiday season.”

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.